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Who's Posted the Most?

24 Feb 05 - 09:50 AM (#1419545)
Subject: BS: Excessive Posting-The Cure?
From: Charley Noble

One of my friends commented that I had posted more than 5000 times on Mudcat and implied that this was excessive. I may indeed need counseling. However, I'm not even sure what kind of specialist I should be approaching. There appear to be other Mudcat members who share this problem, and perhaps they would be willing to share the insights they have gained from their experience.

Charley Noble


24 Feb 05 - 09:57 AM (#1419551)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: gnu

Wouldn't that be Spaw?


24 Feb 05 - 09:59 AM (#1419553)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: gnu

19973 for Catspaw49.


24 Feb 05 - 10:07 AM (#1419557)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

Gnu:

I acknowledge I have a problem. That's step One, right?

Just a minute while I check the htreads....

...


....


......


A


24 Feb 05 - 10:10 AM (#1419567)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: gnu

HUH ?


24 Feb 05 - 10:45 AM (#1419610)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Charley Noble

I'm feeling better already, just knowing that there are other worse off! But what are the symptoms I should be expecting as I advance in this affliction?

Charley Noble


24 Feb 05 - 10:56 AM (#1419625)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: gnu

See Amos' post.


24 Feb 05 - 11:02 AM (#1419631)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST,MMario

I've posted 2600 plus posts as "guest, MMario" - PLUS godknows how many with cookie...

we show 15,538 - joeclone


24 Feb 05 - 11:03 AM (#1419632)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: greg stephens

Owing to my ntl cabletv internet connection, for some reason I have never been able to access those sections of Mudcat which tell you these interesting facts. Would anyone care to enlighten me how many times I have dropped a pearl of wisdom here?


24 Feb 05 - 11:03 AM (#1419633)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Noreen

BS: Who posts the most?
BS: Who Doth Post Most?
BS: Most Prolific Mudcatters?


24 Feb 05 - 11:06 AM (#1419635)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: gnu

gs... click your name and scroll to the bottom of the page that comes up.


24 Feb 05 - 11:07 AM (#1419637)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: JennyO

4810 posts for you, Greg.


24 Feb 05 - 11:08 AM (#1419638)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Noreen

greg: you have posted 4810 times since your first post on 12-Feb-02 at 01:13 PM


24 Feb 05 - 11:08 AM (#1419640)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Noreen

Glad we agree on that...


24 Feb 05 - 11:13 AM (#1419645)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Jerry Rasmussen

Wow... I've only been in here two years and I'm already up to 3,719. I thought I would be hitting 100 soon.. :-)

Jerry

This makes 3,720


24 Feb 05 - 11:14 AM (#1419647)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Noreen

Ah, but I disagree- (with myself): GUEST,greg stephens has also posted 357 times since his first post on 09-Feb-02 at 09:17 PM

So: 4810 + 357 = 5167 altogether, greg.


24 Feb 05 - 11:20 AM (#1419655)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Noreen

6096 for me since 07-Apr-00

You're catching up with me greg- I've slowed down a lot lately!


24 Feb 05 - 11:25 AM (#1419657)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Bill D

I think Amos & McGrath are closing in on spaw.....me, I just plod along, slow but sure....


24 Feb 05 - 11:32 AM (#1419664)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: katlaughing

Pshaw! You all are youngsters!**bg**

Spaw and I have both slowed down, but you'll still have to go a ways to catch up to him or me at 22,599!


24 Feb 05 - 11:34 AM (#1419667)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Bill D

12867 + a very few in 1996 with various names...

It just happens that it has been almost exactly 100 months since I first posted, so the math indicates an average between 4-5 posts a day for over 8 years...with windy bursts.


24 Feb 05 - 12:09 PM (#1419696)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: greg stephens

What would be interesting to know is who's used the most pseudonyms. There's a guy who is always moaning about Sidmouth I'd put a fiver on.


24 Feb 05 - 12:24 PM (#1419713)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: JohnInKansas

I'll confess to 2937 posts, but the number doesn't count for much since most of mine are so brief - - - terse even.

John


24 Feb 05 - 12:28 PM (#1419718)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Bill D

oh, SURE, John...*grin*...like "War & Peace" in HTML.


24 Feb 05 - 01:46 PM (#1419826)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST

You're all rank amateurs. I've posted 40,508...now 40,509 times.


24 Feb 05 - 01:54 PM (#1419832)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: gnu

You don't exist so you don't count.


24 Feb 05 - 02:07 PM (#1419847)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Don Firth

4002 altogether since my first post on September 2nd, 1999 at 4:21 p.m. Mudcat time (1:21 p.m. Seattle time). Jeez, I'm a piker compared to lots of folks here.

'Course, this makes it 4003.

Don Firth


24 Feb 05 - 02:12 PM (#1419851)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

This is my 23,955th post on the Cat since 11-99.

If you count cookieless posts, over 24,000.

A


24 Feb 05 - 02:17 PM (#1419856)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: gnu

Gosh. Imagine how many posts we've READ. Poor Joe Offer and other clones and Max.

BTW, any idea how many 'Cats there are now?
    I think there some 16,000 registrations - some are duplicates, and some are not active.
    -Joe Offer-


24 Feb 05 - 02:23 PM (#1419864)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Clinton Hammond

7506 from 07-Dec-99

It'd be higher if Mudcat didn't crash so often...

:-)


24 Feb 05 - 02:54 PM (#1419883)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST,Charley Noble

And how many Mudcatters would it take to upgrade Max's computer hardware and software?

















I don't know. It's not my responsibility.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


24 Feb 05 - 02:56 PM (#1419884)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Clinton Hammond

I think it's Max's....


24 Feb 05 - 04:04 PM (#1419947)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

The question raised up thread about the number of memebers is impossble to answer accurately.

But if you choose the option to Send a Message to a Member from your personal page and leave the subsequent selection box blank and press "Go:" a list of possible names to PM to appears. Discounting the ones marked "test" there are 12,696 names in the list.

However, thousands are probably one-time use, lookie-loos, and other kinds of nixies.

A


24 Feb 05 - 04:07 PM (#1419951)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Little Hawk

I've got an official count of 14,477. However, I must have several thousand more under various bizarre psuedonyms. Some of them are well-known by now. I deliberately "outed" my authorship of Blind DRunk in Blind River, for example...and then there's Chongo Chimp.   

But I am not Martin Gibson.


24 Feb 05 - 04:09 PM (#1419956)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: PoppaGator

I counted my posts the last time one of these threads popped up. My total was so unremarkable that I won't even bother to do it again...


24 Feb 05 - 04:11 PM (#1419959)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Little Hawk

I figure if I up it to 500 posts a day I can soon overhaul Spaw.

Providing I don't end up in a padded cell first...


24 Feb 05 - 04:49 PM (#1420001)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST

Gnu, you really know how to hurt someone. How can you possibly say that I don't exist? I'm a living, breathing person just like everyon else. Is my lack of a name any different than those of you who make up names and people don't really know who you are. Does Martin Gibson exist? That's as much his name as Guest is mine. Has anyone ever met him? Perhaps I am him and he is me and you are the walrus or the eggman or whatever.

I DO EXIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I DO EXIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I DO EXIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I DO EXIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


24 Feb 05 - 04:59 PM (#1420013)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Bobert

Ouch!!! The P-Vine is right. This joint is time consumin', fir sure...

6.756..

Opps 6,757 with this one...

Bobert


24 Feb 05 - 05:17 PM (#1420026)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: gnu

No, you don't. Only your post exists. Not posts, post. If you wish to exist, whether by name or "made up name", sign up. Hey, I don't want to hurt anyone. It's just the truth. Log in and enjoy. It's not hard... they let me in.


24 Feb 05 - 06:24 PM (#1420089)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Peace

Don't know.


24 Feb 05 - 07:45 PM (#1420168)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST

What's the difference in logging in under a fake name or not logging in while using a fake name? Either way, you have no idea who I really am. If I was a member who gave the name John Smith what more would you really know about me? Would my replies make me smarter or make me seem more knowledgeable just because I used the name John Smith instead of Guest? Many great pieces of music were written by Anon. Are they less great because there is not a name attached to them? Why does the simple act of registering my name make me any better than being a Guest? Unless there is some snobism attached to membership, I just don't understand what makes an anonymous member different from an anonymous non-member.

The One and Only Real Guest


24 Feb 05 - 07:50 PM (#1420173)
Subject: RE: BS: Your GUEST is as good as mine. LOL
From: Peace

Hehehehehehehehehehehawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.


24 Feb 05 - 08:54 PM (#1420208)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

Guest:

You often appear in the guise of someone of intelligence, but ths is clearly one of your many feints and dodges, because the answer to your question is obvious.

If you insist on communicating as legion, you are enforcing a not-there-ness on those who try to read what you are saying. You leave out the most critical notion inherent in communication, because you collapse your identitiy with an unbounded set -- I mean, the viewpoint one always adds tot he text when reading a post.

You may not ever meet Jerrry Rasmussen or Big Mick, but yopu know their point of view, and you are pretty certain about who they are even when you don't have a legal identity. There's a constancty of voice and framework which makes a cyber-correspondent "knowable" even though his identity may be legally a fiction.

But with you, well, you could be anyone. Talking to you means you could be a thousand points of view, your context slips through the mind like a wet and whining wind, you build your relationships on dust.

One effect of this phenomenon is that you impress people as being very afraid, whether you are or not, because it is so similar to the "viewpoint" opf someone in fear, leapingfrom place to place, trying to find a safe way to be.

That's what's the difference.

A


24 Feb 05 - 09:31 PM (#1420227)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: gnu

"... what makes an anonymous member different from an anonymous non-member."

I can be taken to task when I fuck up. I do sometimes. I'm human. You are not. You are a post. Not posts, A post. I've posted a shitload of times and people know me. They know gnu. They don't know you. Because you are only A post. I am not saying the post has no merit, just you.


25 Feb 05 - 01:12 AM (#1420323)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Sorcha

This one is 14,995 since Dec. 98 when I joined up. Several people were convinced I was a katlaughing persona. Perhpas they know better now.


25 Feb 05 - 01:21 AM (#1420327)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Peace

Amos and gnu: Well said.


25 Feb 05 - 09:38 AM (#1420641)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST

I still don't understand it. If I register under the name "Guest" and keep posting just the way that I am posting now then I am more credible because you think that you know me even if you don't. On top of that, I can be taken to task when I "fuck up". Can't that be done now? Assuming I give false information, that can still be pointed out.

How well do you really know ayone with an alias. In the real world Martin Gibson can be the nicest person on the face of the earth (highly unlikely but possible)but here he is usually a fool. Which is the real person? Can you really say that you know him?

Why does membership give more merit to the poster than non-membership?The person is still knowledgeable if he or she can post a knowledgeable message.

It really does sound like there is some sort of snobism prevelant here. It's like a fraternity. If you don't belong to us we have no use for you no matter who you are or what you say. Some really nice/good/qualified people just don't like to join a group for whatever reason they personally might have. It may have nothing at all to do with being afraid...just a personal preference.

Perhaps you should look at things with an open mind and be more accepting of those who have something to say whether they have registered their false name or not. I still don't feel that the act of becoming a member changes me or the messages that I leave.


25 Feb 05 - 10:01 AM (#1420658)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST,MMario

guest - I don't give a damn whether you belong to mudcat or not. what I do care about is *NOT* having to talk to a faceless, voiceless non-entity hidden behind a wall when there are countless numbers of other faceless, voiceless non-entities also talking from behind the wall. I'd like to have a tag of some sort to be able to address.

Hell - even LH's made up characters post consistently when he posts under their names.

it's not that you are more credible if you post under a consistent handle - it's that those who read your posts are able to discern which posts are "you" - and thus more likely to able to extract the information you are trying to convey.


25 Feb 05 - 10:36 AM (#1420671)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST,gnu

You have just made my point, guest #2. You can't be guest #1 because guest #1's post was already answered.


25 Feb 05 - 11:05 AM (#1420698)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

It is the uniqueness, which is a part of the truth, that you destroy with your obsessive anonymity.

It's the difference between "I" and everyone, between "Cobb's Mill" and "everywhere", or between "a letter from Tom Stallworthy" and "somebody called, I dunno who it was though..." or trying to listen to soeone who says "everybody knows that....".

The reason just saying Guest doesn't work is because it is automatically assigned to non-members, and it means there is no uniqueness.

All true communication is between unique points of view.

So you appear suspect from the outset even though you are sure you have done nothing to warrant suspicion. You're unwilling to stand up for an "I" even one as safe as a fictitious but consistent I. You insist on using a formless generality, as though you were a Cosmic Voice or too scared to show yourself even that much.

A


25 Feb 05 - 11:43 AM (#1420742)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST

Gnu,

It shows just how little you really gnow. I posted both messages that you attirbute to Guest 1 and Guest 2. The second one was a response to what you assumed was fully answered. I cannot accept your answer because I don't agree with it. I would think that we have the right to respectfully disagree even though I have not registered under an alias. Since it seems that most people's minds are made up that a Guest is a despicable animal who does not belong on the face of the earth I will now close out my part of this discussion. I don't believe in wasting my time debating closed-minded people. That is not meant to be in insult to you. It is just a statement of fact regarding this subject.

Into the mist I go. Where I will return nobody does know.

The One and Only Real Guest


25 Feb 05 - 11:50 AM (#1420752)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST

I've changed my mind. Everything I just said in that last post was a lie or an evasion. I'm actually just a complete asshole, and I can't control my desire to fuck with people's heads here. I am so sorry, but I will probably do it again soon.


25 Feb 05 - 11:50 AM (#1420753)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST

don't listen to him!

that wasn't me


The One and Only Real Guest


25 Feb 05 - 11:51 AM (#1420754)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST

Yes it was!


25 Feb 05 - 11:52 AM (#1420756)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

I don't get it--you ask a question, I go to the trouble of offering an answer, and now I am close-minded and not worth talking to. Sheeshe.

Enjoy your Mists of Fear.


A


25 Feb 05 - 11:52 AM (#1420759)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST

And it still is me. I am an asshole with multiple personality disorder. Believe it!

The One and Only Real Guest


25 Feb 05 - 11:54 AM (#1420761)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST

and the other posts still are not I.

The One and Only Real Guest


25 Feb 05 - 11:55 AM (#1420766)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Little Hawk

You don't exist.


25 Feb 05 - 11:58 AM (#1420774)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Stilly River Sage

6456 under my moniker. Don't know how many as Guest, SRS, or in some of my other playful identities. But none of them have the depth or breadth or durability of Little Hawk's menangerie of characters.

Amos said:
This is my 23,955th post on the Cat since 11-99.

If you count cookieless posts, over 24,000.


So, Amos, you've posted 45 cookieless posts?

SRS


25 Feb 05 - 12:00 PM (#1420775)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: GUEST,MMario

yeah - but he forgets to turn off his autosig - so we still know who posted 44 of them.


25 Feb 05 - 12:03 PM (#1420780)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Little Hawk

Now Chongo Chimp...THERE's someone who exists, GUEST. You are a pathetic, babbling, faceless phantom, devoid of substance or meaning or personality. Chongo, on the other hand, is so real that you can smell the cigar smoke and taste the Chicago hotdogs, just reading about him.


25 Feb 05 - 12:10 PM (#1420785)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

LH:

I think that pounding the drum for the realness of one's own imaginary friends is a little off. I've gotten in trouble for saying so, though.



You are real enough in yourself, pal, even without a talking Chimp.


A


25 Feb 05 - 01:02 PM (#1420841)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: PoppaGator

Who's posted the most obnoxiously?


25 Feb 05 - 01:17 PM (#1420854)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Little Hawk

The competition for that honour is limited to a select few. I am not going to name them.

Amos, what I was mainly pointing out is that Chongo, though he may be fictional, is a character with a recognizable "face" and personality. Everyone knows who he is. He lives in that sense. Guest does not.


25 Feb 05 - 01:19 PM (#1420856)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Peter K (Fionn)

In terms of pukka, certified, cookied posts, Amos is surely out in front with nearly 24,000. Never thought Spaw would let it come to this, but there he sits at the roadside, head in hands, just like Paula Radcliffe.... But remember, Amos, Paula stormed back to win again.


25 Feb 05 - 02:15 PM (#1420908)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

I knew that, I was just pulling your leg, man.

What? Ahead of Spaw!!!??? This cannot be.   The world has turnerd upside down!! And it is all Little Hawk's fault!

A


25 Feb 05 - 02:29 PM (#1420919)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Jim Tailor

twenty-plus thousand??!!!! yikes.


25 Feb 05 - 02:34 PM (#1420923)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Little Hawk

Amos, I fear that you may be drifting into becoming the World's foremost bodiless voice! Don't do it. Leave that to William Shatner after he ascends out of this corporial realm and takes over the captaincy of Heaven, as it were...


25 Feb 05 - 03:21 PM (#1420964)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: gnu

Guest said... "I cannot accept your answer because I don't agree with it... blah blah blah... I don't believe in wasting my time debating closed-minded people." Hehehehehehe. EXCELLENT! Takes real talent to write wry humour so subtly. My hat is off to you, whoever you are.


25 Feb 05 - 03:23 PM (#1420967)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

On another fictitious bridge, fighting more imaginary enemies?

Sure, man. Let him go for it!! :D

A


26 Feb 05 - 02:26 PM (#1421642)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: dianavan

2357 - Thats scary!!!!!!!!

Can this be translated into time? Maybe time multiplied by a number equal to the time I have spent reading.

Admitting that this has become a problem may be the first step but I haven't quite decided if this is a good habit or a bad habit.

Amos - It looks like you are the winner (wiener or whiner) this time :>)


26 Feb 05 - 02:27 PM (#1421645)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Little Hawk

He's the weiner. No question about it.


30 Jan 08 - 02:18 AM (#2248401)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: JohnInKansas

On occasion I've regretted not tracing a couple of old posts that I had difficulty finding again. With our new DSL connection it now seemed possible, and in fact fairly reasonable, just to archive all the threads to which I've posted, so that I could have them all in one folder for quickly searching out my gems of wisdom when needed.

As I'm a relative newcomer, with the first post using my current identity on 15-Jul-01 - 09:25 PM, what seemed reasonable for me would, obviously, be rather a massive task for a few of our olden-timers.

My current tally, according to the search, is a paltry 7,962 posts in roughly 6 years. Having completed my archive, I find that I've posted to a mere 3,280 threads that, as .mht "web archive" files comprise about 513 MB.

Some, like Amos who has 39,157 posts, would find it a much more difficult thing to accomplish. Of course, if we had a "nonsense filter" he could apply that and only need to archive about 37 threads; but that probably requires an additional development of mudcat capabilities. By the time that gets done he might be up to a less manageable 40 or 50 threads after filtering. (He's been here a lot longer than I have.)

Posts for catspaw39 are at a relatively modest 23,147, but I seem to recall that there may have been a change of moniker some while back, so his actual personal total may be significantly more than that. It's fairly obvious that the nonsense filter would do little to reduce his archiving task, as there is very rarely anything but polite, concise, and erudite content in anything he posts.

Joe Offer shows a paltry 19,696 posts, but as his contain no (non)sense at all the filter wouldn't be much help. There's also the question of whether "edit posts" are included in the search, so his actual busyness on the site may be much more than indicated.

Recognizing that running quickly through opening a whole archive (opening lots of threads in quick succession) would perhaps burden mudcat's bandwidth, I did my best to do the archiving only when traffic seemed at a low ebb, and generally worked through about a "page" or two of the search results at any one session. As a result of this, it did take a few weeks to work through all threads to which I've posted.

Once the basic archiving was done, when I open a thread after posting to verify that all went well, (something that of course everyone does) it's fairly quick to archive that thread, or "thread segment," to keep the record current. (If opening a 50-post part of a thread it is necessary to add a "page number" to the save title, since otherwise the last page will overwrite previous ones.)

Reviewing my results, I do find perhaps a dozen or so of my own posts worth saving; but I was having trouble finding a couple of them since I couldn't recall the thread names correctly. I've also found that a few that I remembered as being "very good" actually weren't all that great. But nostalgia has a certain appeal.

As it's been a couple of years since this thread dropped out of sight, perhaps in the absence of much intelligent discourse recently a fresh round of comparing notes and a bit of new bragging is in order.

Maybe there's a new weiner.

John


30 Jan 08 - 02:34 AM (#2248405)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Richard Bridge

I am quite encouraged to find only 7076 posts of mine under this identity. My friends had been asking if I did anything else - and now the answer can be that I am much less obsessive than many others!


30 Jan 08 - 04:32 AM (#2248433)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Liz the Squeak

This will make it a mere 16822.... I'm but a child compared with some here...

LTS


30 Jan 08 - 04:40 AM (#2248437)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: John MacKenzie

Ah but what about all your deleted, abusive, rude, inflammatory, trolling threads Liz?
G


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30 Jan 08 - 05:03 AM (#2248446)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Liz the Squeak

Bummocks!!

LTS


30 Jan 08 - 06:26 AM (#2248478)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: katlaughing

Catspaw49 and I are slipping. We used to get top honours (well some thought of it as an honour), but now I see he is at a mere 23,181 while I have slipped to 31,008. Ah, me...leaves some grumps with nothing to complain about!:-)


30 Jan 08 - 12:23 PM (#2248721)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Little Hawk

I'm now at 27,903...but if you add all the additional posts I have done under various well-known psuedonyms (and you know who most of them are)....then I believe that I would rate as the biggest wiener on this entire forum!!!

(wiener - proper noun: a person from Vienna; common usage: an edible item composed mostly of meat products enclosed in a cylindrical outer membrane; slang: a complete moron.)


30 Jan 08 - 12:40 PM (#2248731)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Wesley S

Yeah Little Hawk - But not all posts are equal. Many of mine are long enough for me to say "Yo Mama". Lots of yours however approach the length of "War and Peace". That needs to be taken into consideration.


30 Jan 08 - 12:50 PM (#2248743)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Little Hawk

Good point. What we really need is a software routine that records the total number of words that each poster has posted! Or even the total number of letters IN the words! That way people like Amos and myself who use a lot of great big fancy words like "sesquipedalian" and "exegisis" would get the credit we truly deserve.

The late great Sh*mbles, now departed from this forum, would score very high on such a system.


30 Jan 08 - 12:53 PM (#2248748)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Wesley S

Yo mama!


30 Jan 08 - 01:01 PM (#2248754)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

It should be noted that the only reason M. Hack uses those words is that he has trailed along behind me sucking them outy of my posts like so many bread-crusts on the dining-room floor. They are not words he uses, himself.

And, LH, posting from multiple personalities does not count if you can't help it.



A


30 Jan 08 - 01:07 PM (#2248760)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Little Hawk

LOL!!! Well, there is a shred of truth in that, Amos, as in much of what you post. Yes, I sometimes ostentatiously start using some of the more pretentious and flowery bits of language that show up in your writings...but in so doing, my friend, I am engaging in deliberate satire OF your writings.

Exegisis! Exegisis! Exegisis!

God, I feel so erudite now. I'm just tingling from head to toe...

23,905.


30 Jan 08 - 01:11 PM (#2248763)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

I nice tap-dance on your part, FLower-Tongue, but I feel certain that your "deliberate satire" is a thinly disguised effort at puerile and jejuune imitative acquisition.


A


30 Jan 08 - 01:14 PM (#2248765)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Bill D

hmmm...only 21658, and I've been here since late Oct.'96.

Of course, every post has been erudite, relevant and dedicated to the greater good of the forum.....


"choke...gasp"


30 Jan 08 - 01:19 PM (#2248769)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Little Hawk

You just spelt "jejune" incorrectly, Amos! Don't make me lose faith.


30 Jan 08 - 01:23 PM (#2248771)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Peace

'"Australian children sent more than 100,000 letters to Santa last year and Victorian children were the most active, writing 45,000 letters last year," said Nadine Lyford, State Communications Manager, Australia Post.'

I'd say those kids have it wrapped up, no?


30 Jan 08 - 01:29 PM (#2248775)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

3917 6 7 and still smokin' ...


A


30 Jan 08 - 01:33 PM (#2248778)
Subject: RE: BS: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Rapparee

19,828 (19,829 with this one). But I only started in November, 2002.


30 Jan 08 - 01:59 PM (#2248802)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

A mere bagatelle, good sir, a microscopic peccadillo in the larger scheme of things.


Thanks, though, for pointing it out. It is something I need, every now and then--a good, solid carping--to keep me in good form.


A


30 Jan 08 - 02:05 PM (#2248807)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

And, may I add, spoken like a true jejunum.

A


30 Jan 08 - 02:14 PM (#2248812)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Bill D

right below where the cobra walks.


30 Jan 08 - 02:18 PM (#2248817)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Bill D

THE COBRA
"This creature fills its mouth with venom
And walks upon its duodenum.
He who attempts to tease the cobra
Is soon a sadder he, and sobra."

       -Ogden Nash>/i>


30 Jan 08 - 03:30 PM (#2248877)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

LOL!! I love it.


A


30 Jan 08 - 03:40 PM (#2248881)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: MMario

23,400 - as of this post.


30 Jan 08 - 03:59 PM (#2248902)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: PoppaGator

Note to JohnInKansas:

When a member changes his/her Mudcat name, that name-change exetnds to all archived posts, which are re-labeled with the new name. So, a name change would not result in a reduction of the number of posts in history ~ only in the reattributino of that entire history to the newly changed name.

I learned this accidentally, reading a resurrected thread in which various participants voiced complaints about Martin Gibson's interjections. I didn't see a single post labeled "Martin Gibson" in the whole thread, but when I read a little closer, it was obvious that many posts characteristic of our old friend MG were in there, but all of them posted under the name "Once Famous." I then saw that Once Famous had a long history af many posts. Most of them, one assumes, orignally appeared under that earlier infamous name, but all had been reassigned to the new name.

That brings up a new, related question: who has had the most posts deleted? MG/OF is an obvious candidate, but not the only one


30 Jan 08 - 04:25 PM (#2248931)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: PoppaGator

This one, by the way, makes a mere 3,611 for me. Sure looks paltry next to some of y'all's numbers!

Of course, I haven't been around all that long, and have also taken long periods of time off for cancer, hurricane evacuation, etc.

If anyone had the inclination to figure out posts-per-month of active participation, I think I'd be in the top 50 or so. Or maybe I'm kidding myself!


30 Jan 08 - 06:29 PM (#2249081)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: JohnInKansas

PoppaGator -

When a member changes his/her Mudcat name, that name-change exetnds to all archived posts, which are re-labeled with the new name

That's the preferred method. Actually, you - the member - are just a number. If you request that the name displayed be changed, using the same member number, then all the posts will show as if made under the new name, since it's the member number that's the "key" looked up to find what name to use. (At least it looks that way in the page code.)

You could, however, create an entirely new member identity that would have a new member number and associated new name, if you use a new email address and "fake the details" for other things asked. This is a practice generally frowned upon by the management, but could be done accidentally or deliberately.

In the past, the login page (Sign In) also had a button to "Sign Up" and a few people hit the wrong button when they tried to log in after a cookie crumbled, causing all sorts of confusion. I believe the "New Member" button has been moved elsewhere to avoid "inadvertent multiple personality syndrome" when people just wanted a new cookie but got confused. Most "inadvertent new identities" have been "fixed" by mudelves, but the incantations and potions required to do that are unknown on the real earth (by we "real human beans").

It might be considered necessary to have an entirely new identity (a new member number and new name), for example in a "stalking" case. In this case, posts under the old name would remain, and only new posts would be under the new name and new identity number.

The latter case is a bit like the government's "witness protection" setup(?). It provides little protection to change the name unless you change the entire "identity," if the purpose is avoiding someone/something threatening/stalking you.

After sufficient time, when a threat appears diminished, mudelves could - I assume - use their same magic to reconnect a new identity to old posts under a prior ident so that they all reappear under the current name; but I don't know if this is a preferred practice.

Accidentally, or intentionally, there have been a few cases of "new identities" that are a bit different than a simple "new name" for an existing identity, hence the "ambiguous tweak" about a name change.

John
    Damn, John, don't TELL them all that stuff about faking the details and all that....
    [cringe]
    -Joe Offer-


31 Jan 08 - 01:58 PM (#2249723)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: PoppaGator

Thanks, John. Makes sense, and I'd like to think I would have figured most of that out for myself if I needed to.

What I had been talking about was a simple change-of-name associated with an ongong account, and it should be fairly obvious that anyone so inclinded could re-register under a brand new identity, with an entirely different result.

I was not fully conscious of the critical fact that a new and different email address would be the key to acceptance as a new member, but that makes perect sense and is obvious in hindsight. What may be less obvious is the need to "fake the details" for other things asked. This implies that the mudelves/joeclones would be keeping a lookout for currently-enrolled individuals who might be trying to create new accounts as "new and different" members.


31 Jan 08 - 03:07 PM (#2249791)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

I might add, since the conversation seems to be leaning in that direction, that this is the infamous 100th post.



A


31 Jan 08 - 03:38 PM (#2249818)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: fat B****rd

This is my 2694th since November 8th 2000. The fact is I only read threads;I may be interested in, are obvious or which have strange titles. But, however, one tries to be friendly and non-offensive.
Love from Charlie.


31 Jan 08 - 03:52 PM (#2249837)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: fat B****rd

Oh,yes. I also come late to threads, after all the regulars have had their say, and become the last poster.(: > )


31 Jan 08 - 04:32 PM (#2249879)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: PoppaGator

Not this time!

(But maybe my post, this post will be the last word. I've killed many another thread in the past. Who has posted the most FINAL messages in threads?)


31 Jan 08 - 08:12 PM (#2250031)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: John on the Sunset Coast

Wow! I just checked my posts. I am at six hundred, sixty-six. I just may be the Anti-Christ! Well, not anymore when I click to post.


31 Jan 08 - 09:16 PM (#2250059)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Donuel

Amos has about 40,000 posts. However a rough 80% of those are cut and paste article by others.


31 Jan 08 - 11:43 PM (#2250133)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Little Hawk

Yes, but if you add up their collective worth, it would rank at about the level of one short chapter from a rejected Mickey Spillane manuscript. ;-)


01 Feb 08 - 12:10 AM (#2250142)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: catspaw49

I've backed off a lot the past couple of years so I'm not "in the running" for this dubious distinction anymore. I think the numbers can also be broken down in other ways though............Like for instance I'm sure that I hold the record for number of times using the word fuck or one of its variants so I got that fuckin' one goin' for me.

I'd say the person with the most posts of total gibberish which make no sense whatsoever is probably close between jOhn frOm HulL and Shambles. They're both entirely different but equally fucked up.

Spaw


01 Feb 08 - 12:52 AM (#2250154)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Little Hawk

Perhaps. But wasn't it deliberate in jOhn's case?


01 Feb 08 - 01:18 AM (#2250162)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Stilly River Sage

15,295. Wow! Yet a mere baby in the posting lists. Where'd the time go?


01 Feb 08 - 04:13 AM (#2250205)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: JohnInKansas

Since I archived whole threads, I can't precisely break down my own individual posts by categories at present; but I show that I've posted to:

1,513 separate threads formally tagged as BS:. Since quite a few threads get below the line without a tag there may be quite a few others with mainly BS content that didn't get the tag. This number also includes a few "double tagged," with "BS: Tech" being one type visible with at least a few instances.

975 threads where I've made at least one post have no tag. Slightly more than half of these probably were "above the line," but that's really just a guess. It would require some rather tiresome investigation to get an accurate percentage.

680 threads were formally tagged as Tech:.

87 threads were tagged as Lyr: or Lyr Add:. Since most of our "submissions" (a few hundred?) were made via email direct to the DT volunteers, this is sort of an incidental category.

22 threads were tagged Tune Req:, Tune Add; or had titles beginning with Tune (Ident, Origins, History etc) that were easy to identify and count. The same comment for direct submissions to volunteers applies.

3,277 total threads "sort of" identifiable by kind.
7,973 total posts (including this one)

John


01 Feb 08 - 07:33 AM (#2250287)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Mr Happy

Is there a way to identify who's originated the most threads?


01 Feb 08 - 10:02 PM (#2251135)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: JohnInKansas

We've had terrible battles about who's killed the most threads. A question like "who's started the most" is almost certain to cause similar arguments, even though it's less ambiguous than the debate about the other end.

There is (one hopes) always a first post in every thread, while it's never quite possible to be sure a thread has been properly and decently killed because someone might come along and post to it again.

Only a clone can "officially terminate" a thread, and even then they, or another clone, might bring it back to life.

It should be quite simple to construct a data set suitable for counting how many threads each person has started.

A list of all the "individual posts" needs to be made, but only the "headers" are really needed. The list must then be sorted, possibly alphabetically.

All threads that come after the first one in a thread start with a "Re: <thread title>" so deleting all the individual post headers that begin with "Re:" would leave only a list of "first posts."

Since the second line of each header consists of "From: <poster's name>, inserting a tab or other separator ahead of "From:" (replacing the linebreak) would allow conversion to a Table which could be sorted on the second column (which would include submittor's name) and all those with the same name as for the preceding one could be incremented by one, restarting the numbering at 1 each time the name changed.

A sort using the number column (after fixing formula results to values) then would bring the highest number to one end or the other, instantly revealing who had started the most threads.

It's elementary, of course; but one needs the entire threads database all in one place to actually do it.

John


02 Feb 08 - 08:55 AM (#2251393)
Subject: RE: Who's Posted the Most?
From: Amos

Yes, but if you add up their collective worth, it would rank at about the level of one short chapter from a rejected Mickey Spillane manuscript. ;-)


People who smile at you while they say things like that, Little Hawk, are the source of more misery among humans than all the Republicans in Iowa, Ohio Florida.

To quote the legendary W. Jefferson Clinton, "Shame on you.".


A