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A quick question about End of the Year data dumps.... Answered

Ok, so I'm sure we all know what the EOTY data dumps are (they show who's posted the most, got the best ratings, etc.)

After reading this thread, it occurred to me that the data for the number of forum posts would be skewed, may it be on purpose or not.

If it was up to me, I wouldn't allow those types of posts, but it isn't. What do y'all think?

(The above rant is not aimed at anyone and is not meant to make anyone mad, angry, or depressed. The above is simply my opinions, not those of the site administrators or moderators.

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its a lion
its a lion

13 years ago

I think that the data dumps are just for fun. So what if someone skews all of the data because of a few pointless posts...

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 13 years ago

or a few hundred pointless posts? Bran, I'll PM you....

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Maybe they can add that this year.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. Well, the data dumps are just that - dumped raw data. It's up to you to interpret them. Sounds like you've made a good start on identifying some of the chaff. . The type of posts you point out are just a part Life, get used to it. In some odd way, it's actually a pretty good indicator of a thriving community. :)

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Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

It is not like there is a prize for the most posts, so it really doesn't seem like a problem. It is more of the self satisfaction about the quality of posts that one makes, not the quantity. Also, and how well one contributes to the forum community here.