The First 50000 Nodes

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

And now for the fourth installment of my voting and statistics project. In this round I've voted on every writeup and gathered statistics on every node from node_id #1 through #50000.

As I have explained each time, the information below only considers users and writeups that have a node_id of 50000 or less. So, for example, while there are writeups with more than 9 C!s, that is the highest value you will find in these early nodes. For a more in-depth description of this project and how I have collected the data, please see July 27, 2005.

The only new nodetypes found (as was last time) were e2nodes and writeups. Based on the creation times of all the nodes I looked at, we are still dealing with nodes that were imported from E1. Nearly all of the creation times were in late 1998 (for e2nodes) or November 13, 1999 (for writeups). There are more deleted nodes in the first 50000 than active nodes (i.e., you will only find 21751 nodes, the rest are Nothing Found).

It appears that there is something interesting going on with old noders. Every time I create one of these reports, more old users seem to be returning to E2 while the more recently active users are leaving. Since July 27, 2005, a total of 76 users who hadn't been seen since 2004 have "returned" and logged in. This number includes 13 users who had never logged into E2 (they were simply imported from E1). How would these E1 users remember their passwords (from over 7 years ago)? Because this is happening consistently, I'm starting to think that editors or admins are logging into these old accounts for maintenance or cleanup purposes. Would the editors care to comment on this?

TenMinJoe says The long-fled user "TMJ" got "logged into" effectively when it got turned into a msg forward for me; that would be an example of how these ancient accounts reappear.

Because all of these old noders are now listed as active, the average writeup count, XP, and merit have all gone up for active users - after all, the longer a user has been around, the more likely they are to have high stats.

The new popular writeup on the block in this group of nodes is How Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man have sex with the second most number of upvotes, the most number of downvotes, and the most number of total votes. Even with the most number of downvotes, it also has the third highest reputation of all the nodes I have come across with a rep of 164.


If you decide to visit any of the top or bottom rated nodes from any of the lists below, I encourage you to vote on the writeups you come across. Not only does this allow you to easily find places to spend all those votes and earn a little XP, but it also helps to make these reports different each time.


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 40000 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

By the 50000th node, the number of e2nodes (i.e., nodeshells and writeup containers) has finally overtaken the number of users.

Noding Speedometer1,2:     17.605 nodes per day.
(At this rate, the 100000th node should be created at 7/4/2001 10:03:53 PM)

Node Type  Count            Percent  Comments
none       28249  {+6731}   56.498%  (deleted nodes)
e2node     10316  {+2524}   20.632%
user        7995     {+0}   15.990%
writeup     3228   {+745}    6.456%
htmlcode      61     {+0}    0.122%
htmlpage      36     {+0}    0.072%
nodetype      27     {+0}    0.054%
unknown       20     {+0}    0.040%  (Permission Denied)
dbtable       16     {+0}    0.032%
nodelet       15     {+0}    0.030%
container     11     {+0}    0.022%
superdoc      10     {+0}    0.020%
maintenance    5     {+0}    0.010%
nodeletgroup   4     {+0}    0.008%
usergroup      3     {+0}    0.006%
nodegroup      2     {+0}    0.004%
mail           1     {+0}    0.002%
image          1     {+0}    0.002%  (noisy sunset)
Total      50000 {+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. The annoying orange orb outside my window each morning (54) *

Nodes with the Shortest Titles

There are 32 {+2} nodes of length 1 :
_, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, e, F, G, H, I, J, K, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, W, X, Y, Z


User Statistics

Users Seen in 2006:         140 {+43}
Users not seen since 2005:  195 {-49}
Users not seen since 2004:  156  {-5}
Users not seen since 2003:  254  {-1}
Users not seen since 2002:  311  {-1}
Users not seen since 2001:  431  {-3}
Users not seen since 2000:  453  {-0}
Users not seen since 1999:   36  {-1}
Never logged into E2:      6019 (imported from E1) {-3}
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

You will notice that there are no longer any Level 13 noders. This was an administrative change. See the News for Noders for more information on level updates. I've listed it this time to show the difference from my last report.


Level     All Users       Active Users
Level 1:       7681  {+1}           80  {-4}
Level 2:         82 {-20}           14  {-8}
Level 3:         95  {+7}           38  {+2}
Level 4:         56 {+12}           22  {-1}
Level 5:         22  {+2}            9  {-1}
Level 6:         19  {-1}           11  {-1}
Level 7:         16  {-1}           11  {-1}
Level 8:          6  {+2}            4  {+1}
Level 9:          8  {-2}            6  {-1}
Level 10:         2  {-2}            2  {-1}
Level 11:         6  {+2}            5  {+1}
Level 12:         2  {+2}            1  {+1}
Level 13:         0  {-2}            0  {-1}
Totals:        7995  {+0}          203 {-14}

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. talon (1998-07-15 16:03:52)
  3. arcterex (1998-07-15 17:04:39)
  4. chuck (1998-07-15 17:06:42)
  5. Psyicide (1998-07-15 17:22:17) *

Users with the Most Writeups7

As last time, the users with the most writeups had more deleted than they added (only two of them had no net change).

All Users
  1. ModernAngel (1827) {-1}
  2. pingouin (1773) {-10}
  3. Segnbora-t (1694) {-1}
  4. Pseudo_Intellectual (1557) {-1}
  5. WWWWolf (1529) {-0}
Active Users
  1. ModernAngel (1827) {-1}
  2. Segnbora-t (1694) {-1}
  3. Pseudo_Intellectual (1557) {-1}
  4. WWWWolf (1529) {-0}
  5. pukesick (1424) {-0}

Users with the Least Writeups7

Likely due to editors nuking old writeups both active and inactive users in this category lost writeups this round.

All Users

5509 users with 0 writeups {+25}

Active Users

17 users with 0 writeups {+1}

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

Tem42 again gained over 3000 XP this round. Congrats!

All Users
  1. dbrown (1000717) {+1}
  2. nate (202063) {+4}
  3. Segnbora-t (114357) {+208}
  4. Lometa (76594) {+387}
  5. Tem42 (76310) {+3492}
Active Users
  1. nate (202063) {+4}
  2. Segnbora-t (114357) {+208}
  3. Lometa (76594) {+387}
  4. Tem42 (76310) {2492}
  5. Pseudo_Intellectual (62556) {+54}

Users with the Lowest XP

All Users
  1. thefez (-1092609) {+0}
  2. Eco (-905) {+2}
  3. mhwang (-207) {+0}
  4. Goatish (-201) {+0}
  5. Morgan (-188) *
Active Users
  1. thefez (-1092609) {+0}
  2. Eco (-905) {+2}
  3. afree (-183) {+0}
  4. spoon00 (-169) *
  5. lcracker (-128) *

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.

pingouin and Jet-Poop finally overtake nate for the most number of votes.

All Users
  1. pingouin (2040) {+601}
  2. Jet-Poop (1731) {+323}
  3. nate (1647) {+56}
  4. pi (1238) {+9}
  5. Frater 219 (931) *
Active Users
  1. Jet-Poop (1731) {+323}
  2. nate (1647) {+56}
  3. Segnbora-t (746) *
  4. dem bones (627) {+28}
  5. Saige (537) {+15}

Users with the Least Upvotes6

All of the active users listed below are new from last time. This means either everyone from last time had their writeups nuked, or they finally received at least 1 upvote. Let's get all of these removed next time too, so start voting and/or nuking.

All Users
  1. pberry (0) *
  2. bn (0) *
  3. smurph (0) *
  4. p3n (0) *
  5. Kanigit (0) *
Active Users
  1. Roogna (3) {+0}
  2. tamouse (4) {+0}
  3. WWWWolf (4) {+0}
  4. Zoogie (5) *
  5. coplan (5) {+0}

Users with the Most Downvotes6

All Users
  1. nate (863) {+46}
  2. pingouin (604) {+169}
  3. pi (434) {+6}
  4. Svaha (297) {+11}
  5. Jet-Poop (261) {+32} (Jet-Poop was only listed under active users last time)
Active Users
  1. nate (863) {+46}
  2. Jet-Poop (261) {+32}
  3. Zorin (231) *
  4. Segnbora-t (228) *
  5. Pseudo_Intellectual (206) {+?} (Woops! Looks like I didn't put P_I's total down last time - I don't know what the change was)

Users with the Least Downvotes6

Amazing! Only 5 downvotes between all 10 of these noders. You may notice all the new entries though. This means that in the last 2 months, almost everyone that was on this list last time received one or more downvotes.

All Users
  1. thom8934 (0) *
  2. bpd1069 (0) *
  3. chris_moore (0) *
  4. bcombee (0) *
  5. TiLL (0) {+0}
Active Users
  1. call (1) *
  2. neil (1) {+0}
  3. blaaf (1) *
  4. mipe (1) {+0}
  5. pukesick (1) *

Users with the Most Total Votes6

pingouin has overtaken nate in this category as well.

All Users
  1. pingouin (2644) {+770}
  2. nate (2510) {+102}
  3. Jet-Poop (1992) {+355}
  4. pi (1672) {+15}
  5. Frater 219 (1140) *
Active Users
  1. nate (2510) {+102}
  2. Jet-Poop (1992) {+355}
  3. Segnbora-t (974) *
  4. dem bones (735) {+34}
  5. Saige (722) {+24}

Users with the Least Total Votes6

A few of the people who were listed last time have been bumped off. That means they finally received a vote or two more.

All Users
  1. Gabor (2) {+0}
  2. Grrr (2) *
  3. TiLL (2) {+0}
  4. srnelson (2) *
  5. nito (2) *
Active Users
  1. WWWWolf (5) {+0}
  2. Roogna (8) {+0}
  3. coplan (8) {+0}
  4. blaaf (8) *
  5. pokey (9) {+0}

Users with the Highest Reputation6

All Users
  1. Jet-Poop (1716) {+290}
  2. pingouin (1453) {+432}
  3. pi (804) {+3}
  4. nate (795) {+10}
  5. Frater 219 (735) *
Active Users
  1. Jet-Poop (1716) {+290}
  2. nate (795) {+10}
  3. Segnbora-t (538) *
  4. dem bones (519) {+22}
  5. ryano (374) *

Users with the Lowest Reputation6

Everyone who was on the list last time didn't do any better this time.

All Users
  1. tlf (-16) *
  2. jeffpaulsen (-10) {-0}
  3. robnotrob (-10) {-1}
  4. dgoeke (-9) *
  5. CrusadeR (-8) *
Active Users
  1. robnotrob (-10) {-1}
  2. kslawson (-3) {-1}
  3. tamouse (-2) {-0}
  4. Roogna (-2) {-0}
  5. Zoogie (1) *

Most Controversial Users11

Interestingly enough MrDithers had one or more writeups nuked, and still remains equally controversial. While grossdog gained one upvote and one downvote to remain on the list.

All Users
  1. MrDithers (Upvotes: 42 / Downvotes: 42)
  2. escherIV (Upvotes: 23 / Downvotes: 23) *
  3. Gunfiter (Upvotes: 19 / Downvotes: 19) *
  4. grossdog (Upvotes: 14 / Downvotes: 14)
  5. fp (Upvotes: 11 / Downvotes: 11) *
Active Users
  1. jbayes (Upvotes: 17 / Downvotes: 16) *
  2. abra (Upvotes: 12 / Downvotes: 10)
  3. Zoogie (Upvotes: 5 / Downvotes: 4) *
  4. kslawson (Upvotes: 8 / Downvotes: 11)
  5. Zorin (Upvotes: 325 / Downvotes: 231)

Users with the Highest Level

Remember level 13 no longer exists, so the top-level noders moved down a notch.

All Users
  1. nate (12) {-1}
  2. dbrown (12) {-1}
  3. pingouin (11) *
  4. Segnbora-t (11)
  5. Pseudo_Intellectual (11)
Active Users
  1. nate (12) {-1}
  2. Segnbora-t (11)
  3. Pseudo_Intellectual (11)
  4. WWWWolf (11)
  5. Lometa (11)

Users with the Highest Merit

All Users
  1. knifegirl (73) {-0}
  2. pziemba (53) *
  3. Seumas (51) {-0}
  4. wonko (47) {-0}
  5. dem bones (44.182) {-3.181}
Active Users
  1. knifegirl (73) {-0}
  2. pziemba (53) *
  3. wonko (47) {-0}
  4. dem bones (44.182) {-3.181}
  5. ccunning (41) *

Users with the Lowest Merit

Zorin was the only low merit user to gain merit this time.

All Users
  1. hanneskruppa (-4) *
  2. rescdsk (-4) *
  3. kslawson (-3) {-1}
  4. soulhuntre (-2) *
  5. Tilyrna (-1) {-0}
Active Users
  1. kslawson (-3) {-1}
  2. Zorin (1.463) {+0.099}
  3. coplan (2) {-0}
  4. cgori (2.5) {-0}
  5. Hai-Etlik (2.591) {-0.020}

Users with the Most Cools

All Users
  1. Jet-Poop (37) {+6}
  2. pingouin (33) {+13}
  3. nate (26) {+0}
  4. Segnbora-t (19) {+5}
  5. Svaha (15) {+1}
Active Users
  1. Jet-Poop (37) {+6}
  2. nate (26) {+0}
  3. Segnbora-t (19) {+5}
  4. dem bones (9) {+1}
  5. Pseudo_Intellectual (6) *

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 writeups are gone.

All Users

874 users have 0 C!s {+180}

Active Users

48 users have 0 C!s {+1}

Averages


                       All Users          Active Users
Average Writeup Count:     8.639 {-0.155}      683.028 {+497.203}
Average XP:              260.559 {+0.840}     2917.665 {+823.771}
Average Level:             1.116 {+0.003}        3.400   {+0.137}

Totals


           All Users          Active Users
Total XP:    2083167 {+6715}        627298 {+172923}

E2Node and Nodeshell Statistics

Nodes with the most writeups8

node has gained a writeup the last two times I have posted these statistics.

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

Number of Nodeshells: 735 (7.125% of all e2nodes) {+222}


Writeup Statistics

Writeup Types

The percentage of writeup types remained relatively consistant with any one category chaning a maximum of 0.3% in either direction.

Person:   552 (17.100%) {+131}
Place:    261  (8.086%)  {+64}
Thing:   1567 (48.544%) {+354}
Idea:     848 (26.270%) {+223}

Writeups with the Most Upvotes

  1. Brian Eno by nate (304) {+2}
  2. How Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man have sex by Remy (274) *
  3. marijuana by Frater 219 (188) {+4}
  4. Haiku by Yoz (159) {+0}
  5. Perl by chimaera (152) {+0}

Writeups with the Least Upvotes

The first 17 writeups listed below were also listed last time. I encourage you to vote on all of these writeups. Unfortunately if you are like EVERYONE other noder who voted on them, it will be a downvote.

The following 37 writeups have 0 upvotes:
Jeff Coffin by Malachi, munition by burnsbr, Season of Bureaucracy by rusnovn, ampersand by chaosdiscord, bat-signal by abentley, ASCII link by raph, angst by Threed, Listing by bs, SuperAmerica by MrDithers, fromk by blahedo, thinkpol by cpwright, kaaskop by erwin, ObHack by jra99, breadbox by face46, IF Competition by Gladstone, Lusis by guyver, Ole-Johan Dahl by Float, Eastern Parkway by avram *, Egyptian Lover by swat *, applet by dmd *, cross-platform by k8to *, Eric Matthews by mdaw *, Cindy Lee Berryhill by Nigel *, Great Maker by cbsmith *, shi by STrRedWolf *, Rex Armistead by steill *, limit case by paulsc *, uisgebeatha by JerkBoB *, Altair by uucp *, networker by bn *, GWO by Kanigit *, Rebel Boat Rocker by CrusadeR *, KZSU by smurph *, icgnu by p3n *, PROFS by wabbit *, Freestyle Software by pberry *, Go Mifune by Mooset *

Writeups with the Most Downvotes

Almost all of these writeups continued to receive downvotes this round.

  1. How Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man have sex by Remy (110) *
  2. Brian Eno by nate (76) {+2}
  3. Sounds cool and means nothing by nate (59) {+2}
  4. ass chip by nate (50) {+0}
  5. Keyboards in a computer lab with very sticky keys that make you by hoopy_frood (50) {+1}

Writeups with the Least Downvotes

The first 38 writeups listed below were also listed last time, and still have yet to receive a single downvote from anyone. They must be good.

The following 55 writeups have 0 downvotes:
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, 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, puppet by Jet-Poop, in the works by martian, unices by kaj, bier by TiLL, The Housemartins by ryano *, whatnot by chris_moore *, Unable to follow instructions by dmd *, Grant Hart by TAFKAH *, ASL by jzahn *, jacko by Jet-Poop *, Municipal Stadium by Shecket *, cynical by Jet-Poop *, Ariel by Zorin *, back-end by dmd *, Ornette Coleman by pingouin *, linker by bcombee *, inline skating by thom8934 *, joker by Woundweavr *, spirit-filled by Jogar the Barbarian *, Quirk by MissReindeer *, magnetic tape by SteveSgt *

Writeups with the Most Total Votes

  1. How Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man have sex by Remy (384) *
  2. Brian Eno by nate (380) {+4}
  3. marijuana by Frater 219 (200) {+4}
  4. Haiku by Yoz (196) {+0}
  5. Noam Chomsky by ryano (194) {+0}

Writeups with the Least Total Votes

I am the only person ever to vote on PROFS. There were four writeups listed last time whose only vote came from me which people have obviously voted on or the editors have nuked them since they are gone from the list now.

  1. PROFS by wabbit (1) *
  2. class framework by djw (2)
  3. Stephen Fuller Austin by socialAnarch (2)
  4. The Elder Malaclypse by chaosdiscord (2)
  5. Bodoni by Gabor (2)

Writeups with the Highest Reputation

Perl has lost reputation the last two rounds. Everyone else has either stayed the same or gotten more upvotes.

  1. Brian Eno by nate (228) {+0}
  2. marijuana by Frater 219 (176) {+4}
  3. How Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man have sex by Remy (164) *
  4. Perl by chimaera (130) {-1}
  5. Miles Davis by pingouin (126) {+0}

Writeups with the Lowest Reputation

Most of the low reputation writeups below continued to get more downvotes this time. The probably don't deserve to stay on the site any more.

  1. Obi-Wan Kenobi by nate (-17) {-3}
  2. l0pht by tlf (-16) *
  3. Howard Roark by jeffpaulsen (-10) {-0}
  4. Baton Rouge, Louisiana by dgoeke (-9) *
  5. development by robnotrob (-8) {-1}
  6. M + M by cpwright (-8) *
  7. Daniel Lanois by Tor (-8) {-1}
  8. Go Mifune by Mooset (-8) *
  9. City of Angels by rafial (-8) {-1}

Most Controversial Writeups4

Zen stays on the list by getting on upvote and one downvote this round, but it is finally taken over (somewhat appropriately) by Date rape. Other than Saving Private Ryan, all the other writeups are new meaning the writeups listed last time have skewed one way or the other.

  1. Date rape by pulp (Votes: 90 / Reputation: 0) *
  2. Zen by zenseqr (Votes: 88 / Reputation: 0)
  3. Godzilla by ximenes (Votes: 56 / Reputation: 0) *
  4. tear-away track pants by escherIV (Votes: 46 / Reputation: 0) *
  5. Saving Private Ryan by steill (Votes: 44 / Reputation: 0)

The Most Liked Writeups10

Most of these writeups continued to get more upvotes this round (and no more downvotes).

  1. Miles Davis by pingouin (Votes: 130 / Downvotes: 2)
  2. Jack Kerouac by Pedro (Votes: 111 / Downvotes: 5)
  3. John Coltrane by pingouin (Votes: 110 / Downvotes: 2)
  4. Harlan Ellison by Jet-Poop (Votes: 98 / Downvotes: 1)
  5. Jimi Hendrix by Jet-Poop (Votes: 81 / Downvotes: 2)

The Most Disliked Writeups10

  1. Go Mifune by Mooset (Votes: 8 / Upvotes: 0) *
  2. Season of Bureaucracy by rusnovn (Votes: 7 / Upvotes: 0)
  3. bat-signal by abentley (Votes: 5 / Upvotes: 0)
  4. Jeff Coffin by Malachi (Votes: 5 / Upvotes: 0) *
  5. munition by burnsbr (Votes: 5 / Upvotes: 0)
  6. angst by Threed (Votes: 5 / Upvotes: 0)
  7. Rebel Boat Rocker by CrusadeR (Votes: 5 / Upvotes: 0) *
  8. ASCII link by raph (Votes: 5 / Upvotes: 0) *
  9. Listing by bs (Votes: 5 / Upvotes: 0) *
  10. shi by STrRedWolf (Votes: 5 / Upvotes: 0) *
  11. Egyptian Lover by swat (Votes: 5 / Upvotes: 0) *

Writeups with the Most C!s

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

Cooled Writeups with the Lowest Reputation

It looks like these writeups never deserved a C! in the first place. Only Nate Oostendorp gained an upvote. I promise you it didn't deserve it. I can only assume that writeup hasn't been deleted because of CmdrTaco's reputation.

  1. Howard Roark by jeffpaulsen (-10) {-0}
  2. floob by dwhitmore (-6) *
  3. Nate Oostendorp by CmdrTaco (-3) {+1}
  4. Battle Girl by kslawson (-3) {-1}
  5. Eye Candy by nate (-2) {-1}
  6. ass chip by nate (-2) {-0}
  7. boylover by Svaha (-2) {-1}

Non-Cooled Writeups with the Highest Reputation

These writeups have been around for over 6 years and have never received a C!

  1. Meme by Scam (102) {+0}
  2. Noam Chomsky by ryano (98) {+0}
  3. God by Jet-Poop (91) {+1}
  4. Tom Waits by Mr. Hotel (86) *
  5. God is Dead by ggould (85) {+0}

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:      16.840 {-0.555}
Average Downvotes per Writeup:     6.826 {-0.245}
Average Total Votes per Writeup:  23.666 {-0.800}
Average Reputation per Writeup3:  10.273 {-0.354} (True Rep5: 10.014 {-0.309})

Totals

Total Upvotes:      54360 {+11169}
Total Downvotes:    22035  {+4477}
Total Votes:        76395 {+15646}
Total Reputation3:  33162 {+6774} (True Rep5: 32325 {+6692})
Total Cools:          490 {+119}

What If...

If all of the writeups in the first 50000 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:     10 {+1}
Writeups:  3228  {+745} (enough writeups for level 12)
XP:       27416 {+5695} (enough writeups for level 10)
Merit:        6.138 {-0.352} (no merit bonus)
Node-Fu:      8.493 {-0.255}

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.

I am hardly immortal. I may be told that I have a heart of gold and that my reputation will live on forever, and that my good influences will linger like the odor of sanctity, but I will die. I may live to be 110, or even older, but I will die, that is certain.

This means, by the way of thinking I am following right now, that I will never be able to read every book ever written, or play all the RPG's ever made, or see all the episodes of my favorite animes. I will never watch every movie, or meet every person on the planet.

It is sort of like this place if you think about it: We know we will never be able to node everything about everything, because the second we think we have it all, there is so much more all of a sudden.

But still we try.

It seems like all I can do is make the most of my life with the time that I have. That's one item on the list of reasons I became a member of this group. By contributing writeups, I am putting in my part in the effort to make note of everything.

To some, the ultimate quest is to cheat death. To others, it is to get rich, or become famous. To me, and I am sure I am not the only one, to me, it is about expanding my spirit, and opening up to the magnificent world that I am honored to be a part of.

The first day I discovered E2, I wasn't sure what to make of it. Now, three years later, I owe these people a big thanks, straight from my heart.

Thank you, E2. May the happiness overcome the sadness.

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