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jdaw1
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Pointless TPF statistics

Post by jdaw1 » 00:15 Tue 12 Aug 2014

We have 470 members, whose posts total 77795 (which doesn’t equal the number on the front page, perhaps because PMs are in one and not the other). The sum of the squares of the members’ numbers of posts is 527,863,137, suggesting we have, in a posts-weighted sense, about 77795 × 77795 ÷ 527863137 ≈ 11.465 members.

Only one member has made exactly 11 posts, the smallest number of posts with that property, though two have made exactly 10 posts. And none have made exactly 16. Some frequencies follow.

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Posts    Num members
 0       61
 1       83
 2       92
 3       42
 4       27
 5       23
 6       12
 7        4
 8        5
 9       10
10        2
11        1
12        1
13        3
14        1
15        6
16        0
17        3
18        1
19        3
20        4
21        0
22        1
23        2
24        0
25        0
26        3
27        0
28        1
29        1
30        2
31        0
32        0
No, don’t ask why.

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Re: Pointless TPF statistics

Post by DRT » 00:58 Tue 12 Aug 2014

Coincidentally, earlier this evening I noticed that the three current Admins account for 44.43% of the total posts on the forum. If we include the two retired Admins it takes that to 50.3%.
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Re: Pointless TPF statistics

Post by djewesbury » 22:40 Tue 12 Aug 2014

jdaw1 wrote: No, don’t ask why.
I think the line before this is "Oh show me the way to the next whisky bar."
Perhaps this admin had already been to the whisky bar when he wrote this.
Daniel J.
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Re: Pointless TPF statistics

Post by djewesbury » 22:44 Tue 12 Aug 2014

jdaw1 wrote: No, don’t ask why.
I think the line before this is "Oh show me the way to the next whisky bar."
Perhaps this admin had already been to the whisky bar when he wrote this.
Daniel J.
delete.. delete.. *sigh*.. delete...

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Re: Pointless TPF statistics

Post by Glenn E. » 01:39 Wed 13 Aug 2014

jdaw1 wrote:11.465 members
That just breaks my brain, considering that only 2/470 actual members would then qualify as posts-weighted members.
Glenn Elliott

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