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Re^14: "" but true

by 1nickt (Abbot)
on May 16, 2021 at 11:06 UTC ( #11132652=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^13: "" but true
in thread "" but true

Hi,

Sorry, but any list of top 50 all time monks that has eyepopslikeamosquito in third place has no credibility.

The script run posted above deliberately excluded non-active monks and low-posting monks, to produce as close to accurate a picture as possible of those who are here and active now.

Here are the top 20 plus Lanx and eyepopslikeamosquito, without limit on posts or recent activity:

$ perl xpe.pl --sort_by posts --order desc --limit 20 --force eyepopsl +ikeamosquito --force LanX +--------------------------------------------------------------------- +-----------------+ | Pos | St. | Monk name | XP | Level | Age | XP/Age | +Posts | XP/Posts | +--------------------------------------------------------------------- +-----------------+ | 1 325 cguevara 6,243 Vicar (15) 5,222 0.8050 + 5 726.4000 | | 2 72 uksza 24,593 Canon (20) 6,099 4.0883 + 45 478.7444 | | 3 95 lepetitalbert 19,350 Abbot (19) 5,682 3.3623 + 80 206.3625 | | 4 176 SankoR 10,732 Prior (17) 5,810 1.5591 + 39 200.6923 | | 5 168 bojinlund 11,373 Prior (17) 3,639 3.0385 + 48 199.0313 | | 6 239 ablanke 8,048 Parson (16) 1,822 4.5319 + 36 198.2500 | | 7 44 roho 34,378 Chancellor (21) 7,054 5.0615 + 180 171.3944 | | 8 30 Perlbotics 44,268 Bishop (22) 5,005 9.6570 + 449 93.0189 | | 9 482 shriken 4,352 Priest (14) 6,217 0.2315 + 15 82.9000 | | 10 24 Gavin 47,608 Bishop (22) 5,548 9.3515 + 626 71.6198 | | 11 100 gryphon 18,353 Abbot (19) 7,592 2.2191 + 221 65.8688 | | 12 71 scorpio17 24,626 Canon (20) 5,202 4.8996 + 339 64.9705 | | 13 62 TStanley 25,760 Canon (20) 7,619 3.3343 + 474 46.3091 | | 14 457 jaredor 4,549 Priest (14) 4,591 0.5680 + 51 44.1863 | | 15 73 hsmyers 24,328 Canon (20) 7,402 3.2253 + 526 39.2148 | | 16 218 bibliophile 8,810 Parson (16) 6,968 0.8846 + 142 37.5070 | | 17 171 ajt 10,948 Prior (17) 7,177 1.1868 + 202 36.4332 | | 18 161 pme 12,231 Monsignor (18) 7,215 1.3832 + 258 33.4244 | | 19 43 FunkyMonk 35,063 Chancellor (21) 5,136 7.3217 + 1,024 31.7334 | | 20 148 dvergin 12,918 Monsignor (18) 7,774 1.3445 + 311 29.0386 | | 27 32 eyepopslikeam 42,756 Bishop (22) 6,902 6.5909 + 1,718 22.8783 | | 110 8 LanX 68,269 Cardinal (24) 4,637 16.4581 +10,112 6.5220 | +--------------------------------------------------------------------- +-----------------+

I'd be very interested to hear your theory on how such low-posting monks achieved such heights of XP and sainthood. Votebot? Login-bot?


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Re^15: "" but true
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on May 17, 2021 at 00:44 UTC

    I'd be very interested to hear your theory on how such low-posting monks achieved such heights of XP and sainthood. Votebot? Login-bot?

    Sorry, I became so excited on seeing sundialsvc4 breathing down LanX's neck on your top 50 list that I totally missed the point that you and LanX were making, namely that there are a number of non-active/low-posting monks (FunkyMonk, cguevara, and uksza, for example) who appear to be steadily gaining XP by voting regularly, but without ever posting anything.

    I can only see two logical explanations for that:

    1. They are turning up regularly to read and enjoy our many excellent and entertaining PM nodes and voting on them.
    2. They are using some sort of (illegal) votebot.

    I hope it's the former. At least, I don't see any worthwhile (or financial) gain from deploying a votebot.

    I suspect only the gods could answer this question but -- given that "XP is just a game" -- doubt they would spend any time on an investigation. I'm sure they have more important tasks to fill their limited time. Note that very little time was spent investigating the much more serious crime of the bizarre hacking and vandalisation of brian d foy's account and XP back in 2010.

      > They are using some sort of (illegal) votebot.

      There is no reason to believe this:

      >25% of cast votes result in XP.

      It's not difficult to see how this accumulates in thousands of XPs over the years.

      And I find it disturbing that monks who turn up regularly to read and cast votes are doubted.

      Just because they don't fit into some simplistic model to rank postings, it must be their fault?

      edit

      > "XP is just a game"

      exactly!

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery

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