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Forumwise post distribution

  1. Oct 17, 2007 #1

    Gokul43201

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    I once - I think a year or two ago - looked up how many posts I had in different forums and was surprised by how the large fraction of posts in GD was.

    If I had to guess now, what my post distribution across the forums (say in the last 6 months) is like, I'd venture that about 25% are in GD, 20% each in the HW forums and in Physics, probably a little under 10% each in Engineering, Chemistry and Politics, 5% in Math and the rest in other places.

    Where do the rest of you post? What are you guesses (before checking) and what are the actual numbers?

    After I'm done with this post - and after I get dinner - I'm going to actually look up the numbers and see how close my guesses are. For those that don't know how to look this up, use the advanced search option, enter your username, select a forum and search for posts. Then cut off at some fixed date, and count the posts in that forum from that date till present.
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2007 #2

    Gokul43201

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    Okay, I wasn't that hungry!

    These are my actual numbers (guess in parentheses). I had to limit myself to posts since 01/01/2007.

    GD - 35% (25%)
    HW - 30% (20%)
    Physics - 13% (20%)
    Politics - 9% (10%)
    Eng'g - 6% (10%)
    Chemistry - 5% (10%)
    Math - 2% (5%)

    I ignored other forums, where I rarely post.

    My RMS error is 6.5%
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2007
  4. Oct 17, 2007 #3

    Kurdt

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    I think I'd be 75% GD, 24% Homework and about 1% others.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2007 #4

    Evo

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    General Discussion has such diverse topics, it's not surprising. Once people discover that there are intelligent, fun people down here, they tend to return. It's a way to relax and unwind after all of that mental activity in the serious forums.

    Besides, where else can you win 3 weeks in Death Valley?
     
  6. Oct 17, 2007 #5

    Kurdt

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    Here are the actual numbers. I took 22/02/2007 as the cut off date.

    GD - 53%
    HW - 41%
    Physics - 1%
    Astronomy - 1%
    Maths - 4%

    Surprised at the GD and HW numbers as I thought I spent more time in GD than I must do.

    EDIT: Got the numbers slightly wrong.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2007
  7. Oct 17, 2007 #6

    Gokul43201

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    Kurdt hasn't realized it yet, but General Discussion is just a cover name for The Gorge of Death (a.k.a. Death Valley).

    Beware, all ye poor souls that enter here!
     
  8. Oct 17, 2007 #7

    Kurdt

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    Nah I actually won three weeks in death valley :biggrin:
     
  9. Oct 17, 2007 #8

    G01

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    Well, I'd say that my posts fall something like:

    20% Academic and Career Guidance
    20% Homework
    20% Physics Based forums
    40% GD
    5% In the "Those Who Don't Understand How Percentages Work" Forum
     
  10. Oct 17, 2007 #9

    Moonbear

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    :rofl:

    I know I have far too high of a percentage in GD. The rest are split between Medical Sciences (formerly Mind & Brain), Biology, the Other Sciences HW help (should spend more time there...but more people should ask biology questions there too :biggrin:), and the mentor's forum. Lately, I've been too busy with work to do more than moderate most of those forums, and just post in GD to mentally unwind from my day.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2007 #10
    85% GD, 10% HW help 4.99% in academic/career guidance, and 0.01% in forum feedback is my guess.

    Actual Numbers:

    General Discussion - 77%
    Homework Help - 16%
    Academic/Career guidance - 5%
    Forum Feedback - 2%

    Pretty close! =-P
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2007
  12. Oct 18, 2007 #11

    Lisa!

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    Since 01/01/2007:

    99.9% GD
    .1 Forum feedback & announcments

    Sounds cool :biggrin:
     
  13. Oct 18, 2007 #12

    George Jones

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    Actual numbers:

    36% Physics;
    19% Homework;
    18% General Discussion;
    10% Math;
    9% Astronomy and Cosmology;
    8% Academic and Career Guidance.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2007
  14. Oct 18, 2007 #13

    Doc Al

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    For me, I'd guess:
    HW: 75%
    Physics: 25%

    GD = 0%!!
     
  15. Oct 18, 2007 #14

    JasonRox

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    How do you get the actual numbers?
     
  16. Oct 18, 2007 #15

    G01

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    Yes, I'd also like to know how you get those numbers.
     
  17. Oct 18, 2007 #16
    yea, how do you get actual numbers?

    POSTS MADE (my guess. probably way off):
    GD: 70%
    Biology: 20%
    the rest is calculus, classical physics, relativity, mind&brain, and philosophy.

    my rate of posts read is higher for the science sections.

    my post rate really varies though depending on how busy I am. when I'm not busy and have time to read on science during the day, I post more in the science sections because I have more questions. these past weeks I've had like less than an hour a day to read anything, so I don't really have any questions to ask.

    I like the GD though because there's a lot of cool people here. other forums I only use when I'm looking for specific info or technical help, but I don't really stick around.
     
  18. Oct 18, 2007 #17
    Excluding what I have posted today, I have 401 posts each in HW and GD. 122 in phy, 117 in Math and 52 in tech. forums. (all on or after 1/1/07 in my time zone.)
    I didn't bother checking beyond that.

    But when I check for my total posts (from a year ago to newer), I see only 500 posts, the earliest of which is from June this year.
     
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  19. Oct 18, 2007 #18

    Evo

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    The search is limited to the last 500 posts.
     
  20. Oct 18, 2007 #19

    radou

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    Same question here. :confused:
     
  21. Oct 18, 2007 #20
    Sheesh...and you call yourselves students of maths and physics!!:grumpy:

    :tongue2:
     
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