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Who's Most Loved?

So, I was feeling a bit bleh and thinking that it was sad that the only comment entry I received for the big balled criter post was a X-rated venture into beastiality by thespacecowgirl and it got me thinking about how comments really are the currency of popularity around here. The more people who comment, the more one might feel loved and appreciated, ecspecially if one is posting banal crap. So being a quantitative sort of person, I figured I'd take a look at this phenomenom from a quasi mathematical standpoint.

First the data:

712..............Comments Posted: 222 - Received: 569
.............................Journal entries: 190
dementedpimento..Comments Posted: 360 - Received: 531
.............................Journal entries: 131
gembobelse.......Comments Posted: 300 - Received: 565
.............................Journal entries: 125
henwy............Comments Posted: 551 - Received: 412
.............................Journal entries: 109
jeanie3..........Comments Posted: 91 - Received: 59
.............................Journal entries: 33
justonephase.....Comments Posted: 226 - Received: 459
.............................Journal entries: 150
kylieann.........Comments Posted: 422 - Received: 551
.............................Journal entries: 187
littlestink......Comments Posted: 1,088 - Received: 1,642
.............................Journal entries: 345
modesta..........Comments Posted: 107 - Received: 73
.............................Journal entries: 38
plasticophelia...Comments Posted: 803 - Received: 488
.............................Journal entries: 58
quartzie.........Comments Posted: 1,472 - Received: 1,580
.............................Journal entries: 229
raanve...........Comments Posted: 84 - Received: 65
.............................Journal entries: 91
soupiecampbell...Comments Posted: 222 - Received: 188
.............................Journal entries: 12
spitefairy.......Comments Posted: 916 - Received: 1,324
.............................Journal entries: 201
thespacecowgirl Comments Posted: 724 - Received: 631
.............................Journal entries: 183

Category #1

Comments Received divided by Comments Made

Not the clearest estimation I'll be the first to admit. After all, perhaps you have someone who simply dosen't comment, and thus when anyone makes a comment to their journal entry, no matter how boring or cruddy it may be, an artificially high score would be generated. That's why the raw numbers are provided above after all so such variables can be taken into consideration. What it does seem to say is perhaps a measure of how interesting people find you compared to how interesting you find them.

.1) 712..............2.56
.2) justonephase.....2.03
.3) gembobelse.......1.88
.4) littlestink......1.51
.5) dementedpimento..1.48
.6) spitefairy.......1.45
.7) kylieann.........1.31
.8) quartzie.........1.07
.9) thespacecowgirl..0.87
10) soupiecampbell...0.85
11) raanve...........0.77
12) henwy............0.75
13) modesta..........0.68
14) jeanie3..........0.65
15) plasticophelia...0.61


Category #2

Comments Received Divided By Journal Entries Made

Well, this one might be a bit screwy. I can't quite figure out if comments received only counts comments made to your journal entries or even comments to your comments in other people's entries. If we're assuming it's the former that seems to be a pretty accurate way of judging just how popular or interesting or well loved you may be. If it's the latter...well then it's hard to judge the value of your entries in any coherent fashion. At least it still tells you if you're getting a response overall.

.1) soupiecampbell..15.67
.2) plasticophelia...8.41
.3) quartzie.........6.90
.4) spitefairy.......6.59
.5) littlestink......4.76
.6) gembobelse.......4.52
.7) dementedpimento..4.05
.8) henwy............3.78
.9) thespacecowgirl..3.45
10) justonephase......3.06
11) 712...............2.99
12) kylieann..........2.95
13) modesta...........1.92
14) jeanie3...........1.79
15) raanve............0.71


Of course the major caveat to this analysis is the fact that some people have been here longer than others which may or may not be reflected by their journal entries. soupiecampbell for instance has been here for near a year and only made 12 journal entries! A fact which no doubt has skewed his results slightly in category #2, and has contributed to his overwhelming victory there. I guess I could have factored days of journal existance into the mix, but I thought that might be a bit anal and obsessive. Maybe next time.
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