Today,
the world is encrystalled

in sparkling white complexity
slow-melting in the low gold sun

and I
have forgotten
to put the card in my camera.

The First 40000 Nodes

The First: 20000 - 30000 - 40000 - 50000 - more recent stats can be found on the E2 Annex

This is the third installment of my voting project. In this round I've voted on every writeup and gathered statistics on every node from node_id #1 through #40000. It's been over 4 months since I last posted my findings and about six months since I started. Points worth mentioning this time around are the apparent decline in the old user base (many of whom are old E1 users). With this slow decline, a certain outlier, dbrown - who has moved to inactive status, is shown to have significantly skewed some of my previous results. This is because of his mammoth XP value of over 1 million.

As I have explained each time, the information below only considers users and writeups that have a node_id of 40000 or less. So, for example, while there are writeups with a higher repuation than 228, that is the highest value you will find in these early nodes.

Since there were no new users found between node_id #30000 and #40000, many of the same users appear in the top and bottom categories below. There are slightly over 2500 new e2nodes (i.e., writeup containers and nodeshells) and 800 new writeups that are now included in the statistics. Nearly half of the first 40000 nodes have been nuked with over 200 nodes between 1 and 30000 being nuked in the last 4 months. We are definately keeping our editors busy.

If you would like background information on the what, how, who, when, and why on my calculations, please see my writeup in July 27, 2005 (the first 20000), or the notes at the bottom of this writeup. I have already started toward 50000. See you in a few months!


The reports below use the following markup to display changes from last round:

{+n} or {-n} - Numbers within curly braces indicate a change from the last calculations

* - An asterisk signifies that the entry is new to the list (when compared to the first 30000 nodes). Because they are new, no changes will be listed for these items.


If you are interested in generating statistics on your own writeups, you might be interested in my E2 Link and Logger Client. With it, you can generate lists similar to those below for display on your homenode.


General Node Statistics

Noding Speedometer1,2: 66.715 nodes per day.
(At this rate, the 80000th node should be created at 7/4/2001 11:33:19 PM)


Node Type  Count            Percent  Comments
none       21518  {+6667}   53.795%  (Deleted Nodes)
user        7995     {+0}   19.988%
e2node      7792  {+2553}   19.480%
writeup     2483   {+806}    6.208%
htmlcode      61     {+0}    0.152%
htmlpage      36     {+0}    0.090%
nodetype      27     {+0}    0.068%
unknown       20     {+0}    0.050%  (Permission Denied)
dbtable       16     {+0}    0.040%
nodelet       15     {+0}    0.038%
container     11     {+0}    0.028%
superdoc      10     {+0}    0.025%
maintenance    5     {+0}    0.012%
nodeletgroup   4     {+0}    0.010%
usergroup      3     {+0}    0.008%
nodegroup      2     {+0}    0.005%
mail           1     {+0}    0.002%
image          1     {+0}    0.002%  (noisy sunset)
Total      40000 {+10000}  100.000%

Nodes with the Longest Titles9

  1. Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (68)
  2. Keyboards in a computer lab with very sticky keys that make you (63)
  3. What would aliens think of us if Everything was all they had? (61)
  4. The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer (54)
  5. This sentence is in Spanish while you're not looking (52)

Nodes with the Shortest Titles

There are 30 nodes of length 1


User Statistics

Much the same as last time, there were no new users found between 30000 and 40000. Since there are the same number of users as there were last calculation, this means that there are 8 E1 users who have logged into E2 for the first time sometime between September 7, 2005 and today. We welcome the second wave of E1 overlords!

Users Seen in 2006:           97 *
Users not seen since 2005:   224 *
Users not seen since 2004:   161 {-17}
Users not seen since 2003:   255 {-12}
Users not seen since 2002:   312  {-5}
Users not seen since 2001:   434  {-6}
Users not seen since 2000:   453  {-0}
Users not seen since 1999:    37  {-0}
Never logged into E2:       6022 (imported from E1) {-8}
Total Users:                7995  {+0}

The following statistics were calculated considering 'All Users' and all 'Active Users'. In this case, an active user is anyone who has logged in over the past 6 months.

Users by Level

The information below is a bad omen for E2. In the active users column, there were no increases in the users at any level, and the majority of users at each level dropped. That means these long time users are slowly leaving E2.


Level     All Users       Active Users      
Level 1:       7680 {+0}            84 {-10}
Level 2:        102 {+4}            22  {-2}
Level 3:         88 {+4}            36  {-4}
Level 4:         44 {+0}            23  {-2}
Level 5:         20 {+2}            10  {-4}
Level 6:         20 {-1}            12  {+0}
Level 7:         17 {+0}            12  {+0}
Level 8:          4 {-1}             3  {-2}
Level 9:         10 {+0}             7  {+0}
Level 10:         4 {+0}             3  {+0}
Level 11:         4 {+0}             4  {+0}
Level 13:         2 {+0}             1  {-1}
Totals:        7995 {+0}           217 {-25}

Oldest Users1,2

All Users
  1. CmdrTaco (1998-03-23 20:20:43)
  2. Robman (1998-03-29 13:45:37)
  3. hartp (1998-03-30 14:20:28)
  4. guevara (1998-03-30 17:21:29)
  5. DenMother (1998-03-30 17:26:22)
Active Users
  1. thefez (1998-04-02 21:17:57)
  2. tester (1998-04-08 16:08:01) *
  3. talon (1998-07-15 16:03:52) *
  4. arcterex (1998-07-15 17:04:39)
  5. chuck (1998-07-15 17:06:42) *

Users with the Most Writeups7

As was the case last time, all of the users with the most writeups had more writeups nuked than they added (except the one that remained the same).

All Users
  1. ModernAngel (1828) {-5}
  2. pingouin (1783) {-17}
  3. Segnbora-t (1695) {-5}
  4. Pseudo_Intellectual (1558) {-3}
  5. WWWWolf (1529) {-11}
Active Users
  1. ModernAngel (1828) {-5}
  2. Segnbora-t (1695) {-5}
  3. Pseudo_Intellectual (1558) {-3}
  4. WWWWolf (1529) {-11}
  5. pukesick (1424) {-0}

Users with the Least Writeups7

Likely due to editors doing some nuking, there are 26 more users with 0 writeups, but on the positive side, 3 active users who once had no writeups have added at least one new entry to E2.

All Users

5484 users with 0 writeups {+26}

Active Users

16 users with 0 writeups {-3}

Users with the Highest XP (see also Everything's Best Users)

Tem42 gained a woping 3590 XP, while Segnbora-t and Lometa both gained over 1000 XP over the last 4 months. Congrats to all of you!

All Users
  1. dbrown (1000716) {-2}
  2. nate (202059) {+10}
  3. Segnbora-t (114149) {+1167}
  4. Lometa (76207) {+1219}
  5. Tem42 (72818) {+3590}
Active Users
  1. nate (202059) {+10}
  2. Segnbora-t (114149) {+1167}
  3. Lometa (76207) {+1219}
  4. Tem42 (72818) {+3590}
  5. Pseudo_Intellectual (62502) *

Users with the Lowest XP

All Users
  1. thefez (-1092609) {+3}
  2. Eco (-907) {+10}
  3. mhwang (-207) {+0}
  4. Goatish (-201) {+0}
  5. sonuvbob (-188) {+0}
Active Users
  1. thefez (-1092609) {+3}
  2. Eco (-907) {+10}
  3. afree (-183) *
  4. Zane Corwin (-53) {+0}
  5. int19h (-41) {-1}

Users with the Most Upvotes6

It should be noted that these users probably did not actually get as many new upvotes as it looks like they did. This change reflects the fact that I generated this information on 10000 new nodes, and this is the total increase in upvotes for all of those newly found nodes (plus the actual new upvotes). This note should be kept in mind for several of the other calculations below.

Another thing that should be kept in mind for voting information below is that while your reputation can fluctuate up and down the only way to lose upvotes, downvotes, or total votes is to have one or more of your writeups deleted.

All Users
  1. nate (1591) {-27}
  2. pingouin (1439) {+575}
  3. Jet-Poop (1408) {+434}
  4. pi (1229) {+227}
  5. erbo (835) {+87}
Active Users
  1. nate (1591) {-27}
  2. Jet-Poop (1408) {+434}
  3. pi (1229) {+227}
  4. dem bones (599) {+178}
  5. Saige (522) {+225}

Users with the Least Upvotes6

With the exception of rmeyer, all of the users below are new from last time. This means that either the editors did some deleting or that all the users listed last time got at least 1 upvote from someone.

All Users
  1. rmeyer (0) {+0}
  2. Bump (0) *
  3. CBisquit (0) *
  4. jruschme (0) *
  5. Glubby (0) *
Active Users
  1. Roogna (3) *
  2. tamouse (4) *
  3. WWWWolf (4) *
  4. coplan (5) *
  5. sgtbaker (6) *

Users with the Most Downvotes6

All Users
  1. nate (817) {-11}
  2. pingouin (435) {+205}
  3. pi (428) {+54}
  4. Svaha (286) {+95}
  5. erbo (230) {+36}
Active Users
  1. nate (817) {-11}
  2. pi (428) {+54}
  3. Jet-Poop (229) {+131}
  4. Saige (176) {+76}
  5. Pseudo_Intellectual *

Users with the Least Downvotes6

Let's give these users a hand - only 7 downvotes between the 10 of them.

All Users
  1. TiLL (0) *
  2. dmw (0) {+0}
  3. Xamot (0) {+0}
  4. Gabor (0) {+0}
  5. zaks (0) *
Active Users
  1. neil (1) {+0}
  2. mipe (1) *
  3. WWWWolf (1) *
  4. pokey (2) *
  5. chuck (2) *

Users with the Most Total Votes6

All Users
  1. nate (2408) {-38}
  2. pingouin (1874) {+780}
  3. pi (1657) {+281}
  4. Jet-Poop (1637) {+508}
  5. erbo (1065) {+123}
Active Users
  1. nate (2408) {-38}
  2. pi (1657) {+281}
  3. Jet-Poop (1637) {+508}
  4. dem bones (701) {+210}
  5. Saige (698) {+301}

Users with the Least Total Votes6

All Users
  1. jruschme (1) *
  2. discord5 (2) {+0}
  3. TiLL (2) *
  4. thaddeus (2) {+0}
  5. Gabor (2) {+0}
Active Users
  1. WWWWolf (5) *
  2. Roogna (8) *
  3. coplan (8) *
  4. mipe (9) *
  5. pokey (9) {+0}

Users with the Highest Reputation6

All Users
  1. Jet-Poop (1426) {+508}
  2. pingouin (1021) {+387}
  3. pi (801) {+173}
  4. nate (785) {-16}
  5. erbo (605) {+51}
Active Users
  1. Jet-Poop (1426) {+508}
  2. pi (801) {+173}
  3. nate (785) {-16}
  4. dem bones (497) {+146}
  5. Saige (346) {+149}

Users with the Lowest Reputation6

Anyone who was on the list last time, lost more reputation this time.

All Users
  1. jeffpaulsen (-10) {-3}
  2. Shna! (-9) {-1}
  3. popiel (-9) {-1}
  4. robnotrob (-9) *
  5. 747SP (-8) *
Active Users
  1. robnotrob (-9) *
  2. sgtbaker (-3) *
  3. kslawson (-2) {-1}
  4. tamouse (-2) *
  5. Roogna (-2) *

Most Controversial Users11

All but one of the users listed below is new. That means again, that either the editors did some deleting, or people voted on the users' writeups. Let's see something new again next time - get voting!

All Users
  1. MrDithers (Upvotes: 46 / Downvotes: 46) *
  2. flanman (Upvotes: 29 / Downvotes: 29) *
  3. modge (Upvotes: 17 / Downvotes: 17)
  4. electrician (Upvotes: 17 / Downvotes: 17) *
  5. grossdog (Upvotes: 13 / Downvotes: 13) *
Active Users
  1. abra (Upvotes: 12 / Downvotes: 10) *
  2. kslawson (Upvotes: 8 / Downvotes: 10) *
  3. Zorin (Upvotes: 88 / Downvotes: 63) *
  4. Psyicide (Upvotes: 47 / Downvotes: 33) *
  5. sgtbaker (Upvotes: 6 / Downvotes: 9) *

Users with the Highest Level

All Users
  1. nate (13)
  2. dbrown (13)
  3. Segnbora-t (11)
  4. Pseudo_Intellectual (11)
  5. WWWWolf (11)
Active Users
  1. nate (13)
  2. Segnbora-t (11)
  3. Pseudo_Intellectual (11)
  4. WWWWolf (11)
  5. Lometa (11) *

Users with the Highest Merit

All Users
  1. knifegirl (73) *
  2. Seumas (51) *
  3. dem bones (48) {-26.7}
  4. wonko (47) {+1}
  5. flyingroc (40) {+2}
Active Users
  1. knifegirl (73)
  2. dem bones (48) {-26.7}
  3. wonko (47) {+1}
  4. flyingroc (40) {+2}
  5. binarydreams (38) *

Users with the Lowest Merit

All Users
  1. kslawson (-2) {-1}
  2. cosmonaut (-1) *
  3. Tilyrna (-1) *
  4. ojnk (-1) *
  5. mshumphr (-0.5) *
Active Users
  1. kslawson (-2) {-1}
  2. Zorin (1.364) {+2.15}
  3. coplan (2) *
  4. cgori (2.5) *
  5. Hai-Etlik (2.611) *

Users with the Most Cools

All Users
  1. Jet-Poop (31) {+14}
  2. nate (26) {+2}
  3. pingouin (20) {+3}
  4. Svaha (14) {+5}
  5. Segnbora-t (14) *
Active Users
  1. Jet-Poop (31) {+14}
  2. nate (26) {+2}
  3. Segnbora-t (14) *
  4. pi (9) {+0}
  5. dem bones (8) {+3}

Users with the Least Cools

Like votes, C!s cannot be taken away unless the C!ed writeup gets nuked. This means that numerous C!ed writeup are gone.

All Users

694 users have 0 C!s {+145}

Active Users

47 users have 0 C!s {+6}

Averages

The major change in average XP is due to the fact that the number of active users went down by 25 this round. While that does not seem like a lot, one of those users, dbrown, had 1000716 XP (yes, that's an XP of over 1 million - obviously artificial because of his status as an administrator and friend of nate, but non-the-less a significant outlier which skewed the results last round). The 6000+ average XP value from last time did not surprise me when I saw it because we are looking at user who have been around since day one, but looking back the infamous dbrown did have a significant effect on the results.


                       All Users  Active Users
Average Writeup Count:     8.754 {-0.116}       185.825 {+6.131}
Average XP:              259.719 {+2.290}      2093.894 {-4117.544}
Average Level:             1.113 {-0.001}         3.263 {-0.006}

Totals


                       All Users           Active Users
Total XP:                2076452 {+18305}        454375 {-1048793}

E2Node and Nodeshell Statistics

Nodes with the most writeups8

  1. Ramen (16) {+0}
  2. Beowulf (15) {+0}
  3. e (15) {+0}
  4. node (14) {+1}
  5. ICQ (14) {+0}

Number of Nodeshells: 513 (6.584% of all e2nodes) {+78}


Writeup Statistics

Writeup Types

Person:   421 (16.955%) {+139}
Place:    197  (7.934%)  {+76}
Thing:   1213 (48.852%) {+353}
Idea:     652 (26.259%) {+238}

Writeups with the Most Upvotes

  1. Brian Eno by nate (302) {+10}
  2. marijuana by Frater 219 (184) {+8}
  3. Haiku by Yoz (159) {+3}
  4. Perl by chimaera (152) {+0}
  5. Noam Chomsky by ryano (146) {+2}

Writeups with the Least Upvotes

The top 15 of these writesup were listed last time. I encourage you to vote on these writeups. If you are like everyone else in the past who has voted on them, it will be a downvote.

The following writeups have 0 upvotes:
Chips and Dips by geekier-than-you, Verity by rmeyer, Ray tracer by tcharron, Jeff Coffin by Malachi, munition by burnsbr, VW Passat by joev, Season of Bureaucracy by rusnovn, Apple II by IRSMan, computer industry by trask, ampersand by chaosdiscord, bat-signal by abentley, ASCII link by raph, M + M by cpwright, smurfy by chaosdiscord, angst by Threed, Listing by bs *, SuperAmerica by MrDithers *, fromk by blahedo *, thinkpol by cpwright *, requester by revolve *, BartleMUD by cpwright *, kaaskop by erwin *, message box by erbo *, ObHack by jra99 *, breadbox by face46 *, Tournament Software by Triune *, IllumiNet Press by Gleef *, sun3x by jruschme *, fixate by Bump *, Hotbot by CBisquit *, IF Competition by Gladstone *, computer law by Glubby *, Lusis by guyver *, Ole-Johan Dahl by Float *

Writeups with the Most Downvotes

All the writeups listed got more downvotes this round.

  1. Brian Eno by nate (74) {+1}
  2. Sounds cool and means nothing by nate (57) {+1}
  3. ass chip by nate (50) {+1}
  4. Keyboards in a computer lab with very sticky keys that make you by hoopy_frood (49) {+2}
  5. Does this dress make me look fat? by Zach (48) {+1}
  6. Noam Chomsky by ryano (48) *

Writeups with the Least Downvotes

The first 26 writesup here were listed last round, and still have yet to receive a downvotes.

The following writeups have 0 downvotes:
talker by Sinner, sourcebook by djensen, cartoon planet by holliman, class framework by djw, promotional merchandise by ChesterCramme, Xamot's 4 Layer Dip by Xamot, Bodoni by Gabor, Elephant Memory Systems by Usefulman, Cyrillic alphabet by zaks, mantra by sahai, Valen by erbo, Quality Assurance by dmw, club by Threed, Blo-Pop by joev, MSCDEX by erbo, conventional memory by erbo, Albert Einstein by Jet-Poop, downtime by Teehmar, upper memory block by erbo, extended memory by erbo, Fleming by wabbit, can of corn by erbo, linear by Hartsock, dalahst? by CRConrad, typo by ggould, Southie by Woundweavr, private key by chaosdiscord *, terabyte by Blackavar *, conjecture by rp *, department by jwsh *, monotheism by Frater 219 *, cellular by bpd1069 *, Somebody Else's Problem Field by rbw *, breath mint by Threed *, Direct current by Belgarath *, wave-particle by Belgarath *, Gravis Ultrasound by Threed *, demo by Carangejeira *, Ravenloft by chaosdiscord *, puppet by Jet-Poop *, in the works by martian *, unices by kaj *, bier by TiLL *

Writeups with the Most Total Votes

These old writeups continue to get regular votes.

  1. Brian Eno by nate (376) {+11}
  2. marijuana by Frater 219 (196) {+7}
  3. Haiku by Yoz (196) {+4}
  4. Noam Chomsky by ryano (194) {+6}
  5. Keyboards in a computer lab with very sticky keys that make you by hoopy_frood (186) {+6}

Writeups with the Least Total Votes

Yes, I am the only one to vote on four of the five writeups below. However, not one of them is carried over from my report on the first 30000 nodes writeup. That means that people again used my previous writeup to pick writesup to vote on (or editors used it to find things to nuke).

  1. kaaskop by erwin (1) *
  2. Tournament Software by Triune (1) *
  3. sun3x by jruschme (1) *
  4. Ole-Johan Dahl by Float (1) *
  5. Ray tracer by tcharron (2) *

Writeups with the Highest Reputation

  1. Brian Eno by nate (228) {+9}
  2. marijuana by Frater 219 (172) {+5}
  3. Perl by chimaera (131) {-1}
  4. Miles Davis by pingouin (126) {+2}
  5. Haiku by Yoz (122) {+2}

Writeups with the Lowest Reputation

  1. Obi-Wan Kenobi by nate (-14) {+0}
  2. Howard Roark by jeffpaulsen (-10) {-2}
  3. amazon.com by bjen (-8) {-1}
  4. Boeing by 747SP (-8) *
  5. weekend by sporter (-7) *
  6. Daniel Lanois by Tor (-7) *
  7. City of Angels by rafial (-7) {+0}
  8. Active by Shna! (-7) *
  9. development by robnotrob (-7) *

Most Controversial Writeups4

Someone vote on these and break the tie! Most of these are new, which means the ties were broken last time, but Zen and Beer For Dolphins show no change at all. All they need is one vote to tip the scales.

  1. Zen by zenseqr (Votes: 86 / Reputation: 0)
  2. Saving Private Ryan by steill (Votes: 44 / Reputation: 0) *
  3. dude by Segnbora-t (Votes: 36 / Reputation: 0) *
  4. Beer For Dolphins by modge (Votes: 34 / Reputation: 0)
  5. Austria by wald (Votes: 30 / Reputation: 0) *
  6. screw by wampus (Votes: 30 / Reputation: 0) *
  7. Smarties by haplo (Votes: 30 / Reputation: 0) *
  8. Lotus Notes by mshumphr (Votes: 30 / Reputation: 0) *

The Most Liked Writeups10

With an increase in upvotes and no new downvotes, this list hasn't changed from last time even though there were over 800 writesup added to the list.

  1. Miles Davis by pingouin (Votes: 130 / Downvotes: 2)
  2. John Coltrane by pingouin (Votes: 109 / Downvotes: 2)
  3. Jack Kerouac by Pedro (Votes: 107 / Downvotes: 5)
  4. Jimi Hendrix by Jet-Poop (Votes: 80 / Downvotes: 2)
  5. New Mexico by Jet-Poop (Votes: 66 / Downvotes: 1)

The Most Disliked Writeups10

Any writeup that was on this list last time, got even more downvotes this time (and none of them had any upvotes to start with). I think the community is trying to send the editors a message.

  1. M + M by cpwright (Votes: 6 / Upvotes: 0)
  2. Chips and Dips by geekier-than-you (Votes: 6 / Upvotes: 0)
  3. Hotbot by CBisquit (Votes: 6 / Upvotes: 0) *
  4. Season of Bureaucracy by rusnovn (Votes: 6 / Upvotes: 0)
  5. munition by burnsbr (Votes: 5 / Upvotes: 0) *
  6. angst by Threed (Votes: 5 / Upvotes: 0) *
  7. fixate by Bump (Votes: 5 / Upvotes: 0) *
  8. computer industry by trask (Votes: 5 / Upvotes: 0)
  9. bat-signal by abentley (Votes: 5 / Upvotes: 0)

Writeups with the Most C!s

Congrats to Saige who's 6+ year old writeup, pinball, continues to stand the test of time.

  1. child sexual abuse by Segnbora-t (9) *
  2. Brian Eno by nate (7) {+0}
  3. Miles Davis by pingouin (6) {+0}
  4. John Coltrane by pingouin (6) {+0}
  5. pinball by Saige (4) {+1}

Cooled Writeups with the Lowest Reputation

It looks like these writeups never should have been cooled in the first place.

  1. Howard Roark by jeffpaulsen (-10) {-2}
  2. Nate Oostendorp by CmdrTaco (-4) {-3}
  3. ass chip by nate (-2) {+0}
  4. Battle Girl by kslawson (-2) {-1}
  5. Priming the pump by paulsc (-1) *
  6. renormalisation by pschulz (-1) {+0}
  7. Eye Candy by nate (-1) {+0}
  8. boylover by Svaha (-1) *

Non-Cooled Writeups with the Highest Reputation

These writesups have been around for over 6 years and have never received a C! Many of them are slowly loosing ground in reputation though.

  1. Meme by Scam (102) {+3}
  2. Noam Chomsky by ryano (98) {-2}
  3. God by Jet-Poop (90) {+0}
  4. God is Dead by ggould (85) {-1}
  5. Fermat's Last Theorem by cananian (79) {-2}

Averages

It makes sense that the older a writeup is, the more votes (up or down) that it will accumulate. This can be seen by the fact that with the addition of all the newer writeups all of the average votes went down. Another variable that would affect these averages is writeup deletions.

Average Upvotes per Writeup:      17.395 {-1.033}
Average Downvotes per Writeup:     7.071 {-0.259}
Average Total Votes per Writeup:  24.466 {-1.292}
Average Reputation per Writeup3:  10.627 {-0.766} (True Rep5: 10.323 {-0.774})

Totals

Total Upvotes:     43191 {+12288}
Total Downvotes:   17558 {+5265}
Total Votes:       60749 {+17553}
Total Reputation3: 26388 {+7282} (True Rep5: 25633 {+7023})
Total Cools:         371 {+120}

What If...

If all of the writeups in the first 40000 node_ids were submitted by a single user, and they spent as many votes as they received, that user would have the following stats:

Level:         9 {+0}
Writeups:   2483 {+806}    (enough for level 12)
XP:        21721 {+6188}   (enough for level  9)
Merit:       6.49  {-0.49} (too low for a merit bonus)
Node-Fu:     8.748 {-0.515}

1 Several thousand nodes (users, writeups, etc.) were imported into E2 (from E1) over the course of several days. This significantly affects certain values and calculations because the timestamps are not the 'real' create times. The information above is correct based on the data reported by E2 - with one exception. There is one obvious manual database update to the user trillium (node_id 3143) that I had to remove from the results of noding speedometer. This E1 user has a createtime listed as 1/1/2006.
2 A small number of nodes in E2 (137 in this batch) do not return a timestamp. In addition, it seems that some of the nodes have had their dates manually changed. Because of this, calculations above which require a timestamp ignore nodes that are missing this information, and may give unexpected results. (See also #1)
3 There are numerous reasons why the value of upvotes minus downvotes does not always equal the value of reputation. There were some bugs on the site with voting at one time, and nodes that are restored from node heaven often have this problem.
4 In this case 'Most Controversial' means the writeup where the absolute value of the true reputation5 divided by the total number of votes is close to zero. In other words, the writeup has a lot of votes with about half of the people upvoting it, and half of the people downvoting it.
5 'True reputation' refers to the value calculated by subtracting the downvotes from the upvotes. See #3 for why this might not be the same as the displayed reputation.
6 Calculations regarding votes or reputation only consider users with writeups in the specified node_id range.
7 Since a user's homenode contains the number of writeups that the user has on E2, these writeup counts may include nodes which are not in the specified node_id range.
8 Since an e2node can contain numerous writeups, these writeup counts may include nodes which are not in the specified node_id range.
9 Writeup titles have had '(person)', '(place)', '(thing)', '(idea)', and '(definition)' removed from their length.
10 'Most Liked' and 'Most Disliked' refer to nodes that are very high in upvotes and very low in downvotes (liked) or very high in downvotes and very low in upvotes (disliked). It uses approximately a 5 to 100 ratio for the cutoff.
11 In this case 'Most Controversial' means that the absolute value of the user's total true reputation5 divided by the total number of votes is close to zero
/msg me with with any other statistics you might find interesting, and I'll work on adding them.

Today has been SO STRANGE.

(remainder deleted and then reposted, probably to be deleted again soon.)


She realizes she may well be a complete nut (it's true she has such delusions of grandeur that she thinks she can change the world with her slightest thoughts) but she's also cute and artistic, so people encourage her. –Geneva


So this is what happened:

2006.01.30 at 01:57 Cool Man Eddie says Hey, Geneva, Gruner just cooled your January 23, 2006 writeup, baby!
Some wiseguy thinks it’s funny to create an account with the name of my character. An initiate with two writeups cooled me? SUSPICIOUS.
2006.01.30 at 17:45 JohnnyGoodyear says Here. Do some encouraging around the old place.
And now I have cools at my disposal? I ask JohnnyGoodyear for guidance.
2006.01.30 at 17:48 JohnnyGoodyear says Happy to help; what's your question or confusion?
I ask him about this Gruner person.
17:51: (JohnnyGoodyear) I've read their last one just now, about fountain pen(s)? or something. Nicely done for a second language. What's the prob?
17:53: (JohnnyGoodyear) Is this gruner related to your gruner/wilson daylog series....? Are *you* gruner? don't hafta tell me if you don't want to. S'all good.
I accuse JohnnyGoodyear of being Gruner.
17:55: (geneva) will the real Gruner step forward please?
17:56: (geneva) I knew cultivating fake personalities would backfire someday.
2006.01.30 at 17:56 JohnnyGoodyear says I think my command of the language, as poor as it maybe, is a little more English english than Mr/Ms Gruner's. *pats down ruffled feathers*
I tell JohnnyGoodyear I don’t think Gruner is a real foreigner, based on how his voice changes in the Hope dies last writeup.
2006.01.30 at 18:00 JohnnyGoodyear says Reading it now.
2006.01.30 at 18:02 JohnnyGoodyear says Mmm...I might even do a google on the second half. Looks to me like two separate pieces. The first bit and then the Cuckoo 'story'. Wonder if it's C&P....I shall look.
I accuse IWhoSawTheFace of being Gruner.
2006.01.30 at 18:13 IWhoSawTheFace says JohnnyG and I thought it was you... an alias you set up. No? BTW, thanks for the C!. I heard Johnny graced you with a few baubles so you could go forth and ching to your heart's content, or until the smokes ran out.

Mon Jan 30 2006 at 18:29:06 Wilson creates an account.
In search of new users to give my last C!, I notice Wilson and inform IWho of his presence.
18:35: (Wilson) oh kewl
2006.01.30 at 18:40 IWhoSawTheFace says Good lord. You have fans.
2006.01.30 at 18:41 IWhoSawTheFace says You're sure you haven't created these characters out of your very writings? The words are very powerful, you know. Able to draw phantasms out of thin air. I am suspicious of your powers.
Delusions of grandeur getting worse…I message Gruner with questions on his identity.
2006.01.30 at 18:42 Gruner says My compliments to you lady. Have you seen Wilson? He does not appear to be here as of yet.
2006.01.30 at 18:47 IWhoSawTheFace says I msged Wilson (A new user, you're right.) and he - I presume it's a he - said he's never heard of you or Gruner.
I message Wilson with questions on his identity.
2006.01.30 at 18:56 Wilson says so iwhoshwtheface says i'm half of a team. What's the ohter half?
I inform Gruner of Wilson’s presence.
2006.01.30 at 18:59 Gruner says That is strange, for only one half an hour ago there was no Wilson here for I looked.

18:59: (Wilson) does this thing work /msg geneva
I continue my interrogation of Gruner.
2006.01.30 at 19:03 Gruner says I grew up in the Carpathian region, but my family are from all over eastern europe, with a grandmother who I am hoping to write of from much further into Asia.
19:04: (Gruner) No, in the Ukraine, but it is getting better always with help.
19:05: Gruner Excuses me.
19:07: (IWhoSawTheFace) Wilson? Geneva?
19:08: (La petite mort) wilson and geneva seem to be experimenting with the message system.
2006.01.30 at 19:08 IWhoSawTheFace says HOW THE HELL ARE YOU DOING THIS?
19:09: (Gruner) Thank-you and sorry again for the mistake. I am learning Software AND English!
19:10: (La petite mort) Gruner, we don't mind a bit. anthing to get my imagination back from wertie and borgo doing the hussle.

I message Wilson with a link to the beginning of the Gruner/Wilson daylogs.
2006.01.30 at 19:10 Wilson says starting were?
19:11: (Wilson) that works now when you put the slash msg in front
19:12: (geneva) I'd like to know what Wilson and Gruner have to say to each other.
19:14: (Wilson) messages are too hard its easier to just talk this way
19:15: (Gruner) I am looking for a man called Wilson, it is what I came to here for in the first. Someone told me.
19:17: (Wilson) like livingston and morton I presue
19:17: (Wilson) presume
19:17: (Gruner) Mr. Wilson?
19:18: (Gruner) I was told that we would meet in Geneva, but I am not of the money to go there at this moment now.
19:19: (Gruner) Mr. Wilson, will you make me a private conversation please.
19:20: (IWhoSawTheFace) OK GRUNER OK WILSON. Johnny. Shoot them all. Shoot Geneva too. She's casting weird spells.
19:21: (JohnnyGoodyear) So, has geneva got two boyfriends or three laptops? Or has she created characters that have come true? Silver foil time.
19:21: (Gruner) I am leaving for the work.
19:23: (IWhoSawTheFace) I think she's an alpha puppy, and her time is short.
19:24: (yclept) nah, just log into .net and .com with different usernames.
19:26: (geneva) dudes, I am so innocent of all this, I swear.
19:26: (geneva) e2 is a very surreal place for me today.
19:28: (geneva) To begin with...MY Gruner and Wilson are chicks.
19:29: (JohnnyGoodyear) geneva, cherchez la femme baby.
19:29: (wertperch) They're spread out some, geographically...
19:33: (JohnnyGoodyear) And as you can see it's not very efficient. Thanks for trying bewildery! Perhaps this is e2's way of saying write more, chat less. Hint taken. Be good people. Keep an eye on that geneva.

I said "I will add that if I were masterminding this, it would be funnier." to IWhoSawTheFace (sent to 1 noder)
2006.01.30 at 19:34 IWhoSawTheFace says Hmmm. I can see that. And snacks would be involved, as well as evil supervisors.
2006.01.30 at 19:35 geneva says people really need to stop encouraging me. The delusions of grandeur are bad enough already. to IWhoSawTheFace (sent to 1 noder)
19:36: (IWhoSawTheFace) We've managed to chase the Wilson lad and the Gruner alien off. Well done, folks!
19:37: (IWhoSawTheFace) Gruner and Wilson are both chicks?
2006.01.30 at 19:38 IWhoSawTheFace says I think you're a keeper. I don't know how you're doing this, or who you're working with, but it was damned funny.
19:38: (Wilson) is still reading the big FAQ and is more intimidated now than before I signed up.
19:39: (Wilson) Oops, knda broke the 4th wall there.
19:39: (IWhoSawTheFace) Fuck me running. You're a GIRL?
19:40: (IWhoSawTheFace) Jeebus. /me checks A/S/L antenna. Complete antenna malfunction.
19:41: (IWhoSawTheFace) weeps
19:41: (geneva) yeah, hot chicks.
I said "So Wilson. what's your story? are you getting scared away? you don't have to be a chick here, or anything." to Wilson (sent to 1 noder)
19:42: (IWhoSawTheFace) 19/M/Utah or Montana. I sweartagod that's what the vibes were telling me
19:43: (IWhoSawTheFace) geneva is 24/f/midwestern. That's the closest I can localize her to.
19:43: (Wilson) I always choose an asexual username as safe internet policy. Thanks for blowing that for me on my first afternoon here.
19:43: (craze) Oh! Oh! Guess me next, IWho!
19:44: (bewilderbeast) endorses the presence of hot chicks.
19:44: (Lamorsa) also approves
19:44: (The Custodian) 'safe internet policy' and 'being on E2' are really not compatible.
19:45: (The Custodian) But don't worry! We advertise all meetups in advance so you can remain well clear.
19:45: (yclept) is a full grown chicken, and needs a sweater. Alas.
19:46: (geneva) OMG! are you psychic, IWho?
you said "man, there's no trust. seriously, wouldn't you expect better writing from MY Gruner and Wilson?" to IWhoSawTheFace (sent to 1 noder)
2006.01.30 at 19:46 IWhoSawTheFace says Yes I would. Seriously.

19:47: (IWhoSawTheFace) The antennae are rusty, worn, and will not survive another season. My self confidence is utterly shattered.
19:48: (yclept) Chicks which are too hot sleep all stretched out. Disturbingly adorable.
19:50: (Wilson) I'm going to be stating a band soon, so I probably won't have a lot of time for a site like this anyway.
19:50: (yclept) weeps
19:51: (IWhoSawTheFace) LOL
19:53: (borgo) That reminds me...
19:54: (The Custodian) Wilson: Yes, that's popular.
19:54: (The Custodian) Doh! beat by borgo.
19:54: (Wilson) I'm actually in Indiana, but I think that doesn't matter what with the internet being all over the place now.
19:55: (JohnnyGoodyear) You know, erm, Indiana wants me.
19:56: (Glowing Fish) The internet is all over now? Oh man, does that mean some of the people I talk to on e2 could be Irish or something?

I said something to IWho. Don't know what. Too paranoid. Losing mind.
2006.01.30 at 19:56 IWhoSawTheFace says Indeed. Find them, then terminate them.
I said "G&W's flailing in the catbox is worth remembering as a ruse for fake personalities, though." to IWhoSawTheFace (sent to 1 noder)
20:03: (Gruner) / msg geneva What is this all for, can you know?
20:04: (Gruner) Sorry I am at the work and it is different looking here, this everything. Our keyboards and English ones anyway. I am writing now before the boss comes.
I said "I'm going to write a daylog on today's weirdness. hope that will explain a little." to Gruner (sent to 1 noder)
2006.01.30 at 20:22 Gruner says I will be the first to read it if I can be.
2006.01.30 at 20:25 Gruner says Between us, I am uncertain about Wilson.

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