LGF’s Greatest Banned and [deleted]Posted: March 16, 2011
During our recent quest to gather data on LGF’s vast list of blocked accounts, The Boiler Room discovered (or rather, was reminded of) the fact that the number of comments listed in any particular user account profile doesn’t include their [deleted] comments. And as Nodrog pointed out a while back, there are many prominent ex-LGFers who’ve had their entire commenting history scrubbed from the LGF archives. This becomes a complication if one is trying to quantify the contributions of these persona non gratas with relation to the site’s upcoming 9 million comment milestone (where those [deleted] comments are included in CJ’s grand total).
Not to worry, however, as engineer No. 4 was on the case and had it all figured out. Below is the spreadsheet file for the top 27 banned and [deleted] (or those who had more than 50 posts; No. 4 counted 252 accounts in all, but 132 of those posted just once, so we’re ignoring the rest for now):
As you can see, those 27 accounts contributed another 256,882 [deleted] comments to overall total. So, if you add our latest “non-[deleted] comments of the banned” total to this “top [deleted] comments of the banned” total, we get a little over 45% of the current overall total comments:
3,793,792+256,882/8,964,531 = 0.451855652013474
And again, we know there are more comments of the banned out there. These lists are by no means exhaustive, and we keep finding more. Also keep in mind that it is more difficult to quantify comment data from the pre-registration era (up to mid-’04), as there were no accounts (and thus, no profiles) back then. So, at this moment, when we say 45%, we mean at least 45%.
But perhaps the most interesting revelation from this [deleted] list is the fact that these 27 accounts leave over 120 thousand positive net karma behind.
Bonus quiz: Did you notice that buzzsawmonkey and song_and_dance_man both have one (1) comment left standing in the archives? Well, why? (and try not to burn a sock)