LGF Karma Stats 6/17/11-6/23/11

Weekly karma stats for LGF for the week beginning 06/10/2011 thru 6/16/2011 (Friday thru Thursday) [previous week’s stats].

It was a bland, boring week at the swamp last week. The departure of Walter seems to have been the last gasp of independent thinking there.

The average karma for every single comment last week at LGF was +1.70. Newcomer to the bottom ten navi won top spot in average negative karma. Relative oldtimer sattv4u2 took first place in total accumulated negative karma.

  weekly karma average – BAD     weekly karma totals – BAD
  k-avg   nic     k-tot   nic
 -0.444  navi     -38   sattv4u2
 0.045  okiefrommuskogie     -25   buck
 0.522  semper fi     -24   navi
 0.708  boxhead     -23   dark_falcon
 0.724  alexzander     -19   cog
 0.780  sattv4u2     -18   gamark
 0.833  njdhockeyfan     -13   reuven
 0.936  prolifeliberal     -11   boz44122
 0.968  albusteve     -11   wlewisiii
 1.020  commadore183     -8   albusteve

 
Below are the bottom dozen or so comments of the week in a GIF with a dozen or so second delay. Click GIF for a montage if there’s a long one you want to read:

Here are this week’s good karma stats. As always, Johnson is the per-comment karma leader. Unsurprisingly, since he was the top most active commenter last week, cannadian club akbar lead in total positive karma accumulated:

  weekly karma average – GOOD     weekly karma totals – GOOD
  k-avg   nic     k-tot   nic
 6.033  charles     673   cannadian club akbar
 4.500  shiplord kirel     496   killgore trout
 3.750  curiouslurker     489   albusteve
 3.474  reine.de.tout     474   kragar (proud to be kafir)
 3.405  publicitystunted     468   gus 802
 3.273  radicalmoderate     435   slumbering behemoth
 3.130  lidane     411   darthstar
 3.066  windupbird     368   charles
 3.048  iossarian     359   sanfranciscozionist
 3.018  recusancy     327   decatur deb

 
Below are the top dozen or so most highly rated comments of the week. Click the GIF image for a montage.

NB – karma stats measure net karma; minimum of 20 comments required for karma-per-comment averages stats.


LGF Comment Stats 6/17/11-6/23/11

Weekly comment stats for LGF for the week beginning 06/17/2011 thru 06/23/2011 (Friday thru Thursday).

Dee’s NYT article, characterizing LGF as ‘the blog version of Animal Farm’ where a couple of dozen posters are responsible for most of the comments is still accurate. Last week 25 lizards were responsible for 60.8% of all LGF comments for the week. [previous week’s stats]

LGF stats for week beginning 06/17/11
number of commenters (including socks)  214
number of comments  8,248
total net positive karma  14,233
total net negative karma  -229
average karma per comment  1.70
contribution of top 25 lizards  60.8%

 
Last week cannadian club akbar displaced albusteve as most prolific LGF commenter. Charles wasn’t one of the top 25 commenters last week, and total comments were off about 20% from the week before. Coincidence, or causality? Gus802 is finally back, finishing in third spot. Windupbird‘s contributions have been spotty ever since he came out as a white guy; this week he didn’t even make the top 25.

Lizards with the most total comments for the week:

 weekly total comments
  rank   count   nic % total %
 0  527  cannadian club akbar 6.39% 6.39%
 1  497  albusteve 6.03% 12.42%
 2  372  gus 802 4.51% 16.93%
 3  337  sattv4u2 4.09% 21.01%
 4  247  darthstar 2.99% 24.01%
 5  224  rogueone 2.72% 26.72%
 6  221  killgore trout 2.68% 29.40%
 7  216  slumbering behemoth 2.62% 32.02%
 8  213  fat bastard vegetarian 2.58% 34.60%
 9  181  ggt 2.19% 36.80%
 10  167  dark_falcon 2.02% 38.82%
 11  166  kragar (proud to be kafir) 2.01% 40.83%
 12  150  lazardo 1.82% 42.65%
 13  141  decatur deb 1.71% 44.36%
 14  140  varek raith 1.70% 46.06%
 15  140  prolifeliberal 1.70% 47.76%
 16  137  windsagio 1.66% 49.42%
 17  130  boxhead 1.58% 50.99%
 18  129  jasona 1.56% 52.56%
 19  127  sanfranciscozionist 1.54% 54.10%
 20  125  stanley sea 1.52% 55.61%
 21  121  freetoken 1.47% 57.08%
 22  107  obdicut 1.30% 58.38%
 23  102  researchok 1.24% 59.61%
 24  94  wrenchwench 1.14% 60.75%

 
Comment statistics for all 214 commenters for week beginning 6/17/11: comm110610.xls

Update: Here are a couple of charts that help visualize where the current LGF is at in terms of weekly comments and commenters [charts current as of January 2011]. The format might be a little confusing – both charts each have two Y-axis scales, so you need to associate the proper Y-axis scale with the proper line in each chart. In both charts, the lefthand Y-axis scale is associated with the red line, and the righthand Y-axis scale is associated with the green line.


Open Thread

clown nose on, clown nose off
Here’s an open thread, complete with a Jon Stewart “clown-nose-off, clown-nose-on” GIF, inspired by his recent self-aggrandizing comments with Chris Wallace.

AoSHQ has a thread on the interview here.

The pink border and comic sans are thrown in just to offend Bunk’s artistic sensibilities.


LGF Suckage & Karma Stats 6/10/11-6/16/11

Weekly suckage-efficiency and karma stats for LGF for the week beginning 06/10/2011 thru 6/16/2011 (Friday thru Thursday) [previous week’s stats].

No suckage stats were collected this week, but it’s a safe bet that the top two suckage-efficacy leaders for the week remained unchanged. Only either SteelPH or publicityStunted has been top suckup since we’ve been compiling the suckage efficiency stats.

The average karma for every single comment last week at LGF was +2.00. Old reliable Buck won top spot in both average and total net negative karma. Bottom ten newcomer acfunk was in second place in total accumulated negative karma, with several of the most down-dinged comments for the week.

  weekly karma average – BAD     weekly karma totals – BAD
  k-avg   nic     k-tot   nic
 -2.125  buck     -265   buck
 0.463  guanxi88     -96   acfunk
 0.490  mr pancakes     -92   guanxi88
 0.508  capitalist tool     -60   albusteve
 0.638  naso tang     -45   samgak
 0.649  winny spencer     -33   flamingtoad
 0.654  gehazi     -31   hal_10000
 0.829  reloadingisnotahobby     -24   lronhoover
 0.892  rogueone     -22   capitalist tool
 1.016  phillypretzel     -15   rwmofo

 
Below are the bottom dozen or so comments of the week in a GIF with a dozen or so second delay. Click GIF for a montage if there’s a long one you want to read:

Here are this week’s good karma stats. As always, Johnson is the per-comment karma leader. Unsurprisingly, since he again was among the top most active commenters last week, Charles also lead in total positive karma accumulated for the week:

  weekly karma average – GOOD     weekly karma totals – GOOD
  k-avg   nic     k-tot   nic
 7.673  charles     1289   charles
 4.841  shiplord kirel     1235   obdicut
 4.581  elizajane     732   decatur deb
 3.900  robert o.     670   kragar (proud to be kafir)
 3.625  curiouslurker     656   killgore trout
 3.471  engineer dog     653   albusteve
 3.413  lidane     598   slumbering behemoth
 3.400  publicitystunted     575   darthstar
 3.357  mr.fusion     544   targetpractice etc

 
Below are the top dozen or so most highly rated comments of the week. Click the GIF image for a montage.

NB – karma stats measure net karma; minimum of 20 comments required for karma-per-comment averages stats.


LGF Comment Stats 6/10/11-6/16/11

Weekly comment stats for LGF for the week beginning 06/10/2011 thru 06/16/2011 (Friday thru Thursday).

Dee’s NYT article, characterizing LGF as ‘the blog version of Animal Farm’ where a couple of dozen posters are responsible for most of the comments is still accurate. Last week 25 lizards were responsible for 56.2% of all LGF comments for the week. [previous week’s stats]

LGF stats for week beginning 06/10/11
number of commenters (including socks)  258
number of comments  10,693
total net positive karma  22,210
total net negative karma  -756
average karma per comment  2.01
contribution of top 25 lizards  56.2%

 
Loyal lizard albusteve again led the field in posting comments at LGF. Charles is again a prolific, top-20 poster. Gus802 and Windupbird are both back, so things are looking up, comment-wise, for the insular echo chamber.

Lizards with the most total comments for the week:

 weekly total comments
  rank   count   nic % total %
 0  554  albusteve 5.18% 5.18%
 1  400  obdicut 3.74% 8.92%
 2  360  decatur deb 3.37% 12.29%
 3  358  cannadian club akbar 3.35% 15.64%
 4  310  sattv4u2 2.90% 18.54%
 5  304  darthstar 2.84% 21.38%
 6  302  slumbering behemoth 2.82% 24.20%
 7  254  fat bastard vegetarian 2.38% 26.58%
 8  251  ggt 2.35% 28.93%
 9  235  b_sharp 2.20% 31.12%
 10  221  killgore trout 2.07% 33.19%
 11  218  targetpractice etc 2.04% 35.23%
 12  218  ohcrapihaveacrushonsarahpalin 2.04% 37.27%
 13  212  kragar (proud to be kafir) 1.98% 39.25%
 14  207  windsagio 1.94% 41.19%
 15  199  gus 802 1.86% 43.05%
 16  193  freetoken 1.80% 44.85%
 17  186  marjoriemoon 1.74% 46.59%
 18  168  charles 1.57% 48.16%
 19  163  sanfranciscozionist 1.52% 49.69%
 20  161  windupbird 1.51% 51.19%
 21  138  lidane 1.29% 52.48%
 22  134  wrenchwench 1.25% 53.74%
 23  134  guanxi88 1.25% 54.99%
 24  133  jaunte 1.24% 56.23%

 
Comment statistics for all 258 commenters for week beginning 6/10/11: comm110610.xls


Open Thread

Anyone else notice that Johnson has changed the title of the 38755 thread?

Before:

Government Accountability Office: Breitbart’s ACORN Sting Videos Were Dishonestly Edited

 

After:

Government Accountability Office Finds No Evidence to Support Breitbart and O’Keefe’s Attack on ACORN

 

Hmmm, is that a rare LGF retreat?

Here’s an open thread to discuss anything.

[UPDATE:  Filmmaker Lee Stranahan has had just about enough of Chuck. Take a peek at his next project.]

UPDATE2: Next title change for LGF thread #38755?

 

GAO Finds No Evidence for Deniers’ So-called ‘Medieval Warm Period’

 


Battle for the LGF Tweet Counter: Episode III

Now Why Would Anyone Think That’s a RETWEET Counter?


How could anyone mistake that thing for a ‘retweet’ counter? I mean, other than because it looks like one, and Charles characterized it that way in one of his Tech Note posts, and the mouse-rollover on the LGF Pages called it a retweet counter, and… I mean, was it something Charles said?

Is Buck defending Charles, or rubbing it in here?

Engineer #1012, using The World's Greatest Blog Search Engine™, has recovered a sample of confusing statements by Charles about his retweet counter. We hasten to add that they’re ‘confusing’ only because none of us are as smart as Charles is about this technical stuff.

Here’s a GIF (ten second delay – click the GIF for a montage) of thirteen different occasions when Charles Johnson mentioned his number of times the short URL has been clicked retweet counter:

How exactly does the number of clicks on the short URL act as a reliable proxy for retweets anyway? [Hint – it doesn’t.] Sounds like a job for timed-out, post-modern, science-guy LudwigVanQuixote.

Original LGF counter

Addendum (ChenZhen): The old tweet counter was used for the first year, as far as we can tell, before it was changed to the current one.

Oh, and I found another one:

Motherload!


Open Thread

Here’s an open thread to talk about anything.

And – a request from me for information. It appears that from the facts Charles is providing, LGF gets at most about 12% of its traffic as hits on its home page. I.e. if he reports 100,000 views in a day, then it appears that 88,000+ of them have to be ‘deep links’, i.e. hits to pages other than the LGF home page.

Does this seem reasonable? If that 12% number is true, shouldn’t the referer [sic] logs that he publishes reflect that?

TIA for any input.


LGF Suckage & Karma Stats 6/03/11-6/09/11

Weekly suckage-efficiency and karma stats for LGF for the week beginning 06/03/2011 thru 6/09/2011 (Friday thru Thursday) [last week’s stats].

The top two suckage-efficacy leaders for the week remained unchanged. SteelPH and publicityStunted were top two suckups again, 2 & 1 respectively. No one other than one of those two nics has ever led the suckage-efficiency stat since we’ve been compiling it. The unfortunate budfox was banned by Charles after last week’s appearance here at DoD as a top three suckup, the appearance on last week’s list being the only discernible offense, all the more mysterious since the Lizardoid never reads here. CJ got 4 down dings this week: 2 from Buck, and 2 from Girl With A Pearl Earring.

Top ten suckups:

rank dings suck eff. nic previous ranks
1 167 86.5% publicityStunted 2 2 1 1 1
2 103 53.4% SteelPH 1 1 2 3 7
3 88 45.6% jamesfirecat 5 10 10 2 18
4 66 34.2% wrenchwench 7 3 3 4 3
5 62 32.1% Floral Giraffe 4 14 8 31 62
6 59 30.6% budfox 3
7 55 28.5% mdey 11 51 29 27 49
8 54 28.0% Decatur Deb 20 5 16 27 26
9 50 25.9% Obdicut 13 8 13 12 2
9 50 25.9% Stanley Sea 25 6 13 10 12

Spreadsheet of all suckage stats: suckage110609.xls

Interesting BRC inter-cellar communique:

And another math factoid. I did a cumulative distribution of all 6 weeks of updings to check out if the 80:20 Pareto Principle was in evidence… and for whatever reason, it’s more of a 70:20, or 80:25 — just like you observed a few weeks ago.

Now, mapping that back to what it means behaviorally…

Let’s assume that each registered LGF’er has 2 base drives in life:
1. commenting at LGF
2. praising Charles’s insightful commentary.

The strength of these compulsions will vary by lizard, the highly compelled to comment will comment more than those less compelled. The fact that your commenting plots nail the 80:20 point week in and week out seems to confirm that the commenting behavior of Lizardom conforms to oft observed norms.

But the 70:20 flattening of the suck-curve implies that there is less variance of the suckup-urge amongst the lizards. (If they all dinged equally, it would be a 50:50 diagonal line.)

The inescapable conclusion is that the desire within Lizardom to praise CJ is more widespread than the desire to actually engage in the conversation.

Or maybe not, but it sounds plausible.

Karma stats below the fold:
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LGF Comment Stats 6/03/11-6/09/11

Weekly comment stats for LGF for the week beginning 06/03/2011 thru 06/09/2011 (Friday thru Thursday).

Comments were way up at the swamp last week – call it the Weinergate effect. (There’s a riff on the rising tide lifts all boats aphorism in there somewhere, but it escapes me.) Windupbird is back in his full, glorious, greyness (he’s black!, he’s white!, he’s grey!), and Charles himself again was a top commenter with 283 comments.

Dee’s NYT article, characterizing LGF as ‘the blog version of Animal Farm’ where a couple of dozen posters are responsible for most of the comments is still accurate, though for one of the first times in memory the contribution of the top two dozen didn’t exceed 50%. Last week 25 lizards were responsible for 50.2% of all LGF comments for the week.

Also of note is that there were 297 unique nics commenting at LGF for the week, still far below LGF’s glory days, when LGF had roughly 2,000 unique commenters at LGF in its heyday, around 2008. [last week’s stats]

LGF stats for week beginning 05/27/11
number of commenters (including socks)  297
number of comments  13,109
total net positive karma  26,464
total net negative karma  -1150
average karma per comment  1.93
contribution of top 25 lizards  50.2%

 
Loyal lizard albusteve again led the field in posting comments at LGF. Albusteve is one of the special group of LGF-timeout survivors who found the re-education of the timeout both instructive and invigorating. So, hats off again (he’s a repeat winner) to this week’s Face of LGF, the new, Mr. Consistent-Five-Percenter Albusteve – LGF poster boy for “timeouts work, because I value my LGF account”.

Lizards with the most total comments for the week:

 weekly total comments
  rank   count   nic % total %
 0  623  albusteve 4.75% 4.75%
 1  393  obdicut 3.00% 7.75%
 2  362  cannadian club akbar 2.76% 10.51%
 3  338  slumbering behemoth 2.58% 13.09%
 4  334  darthstar 2.55% 15.64%
 5  317  sanfranciscozionist 2.42% 18.06%
 6  310  sattv4u2 2.36% 20.42%
 7  300  b_sharp 2.29% 22.71%
 8  295  varek raith 2.25% 24.96%
 9  285  decatur deb 2.17% 27.13%
 10  283  charles 2.16% 29.29%
 11  279  windupbird 2.13% 31.42%
 12  251  windsagio 1.91% 33.34%
 13  224  dark_falcon 1.71% 35.04%
 14  222  researchok 1.69% 36.74%
 15  206  killgore trout 1.57% 38.31%
 16  191  kragar (proud to be kafir) 1.46% 39.77%
 17  187  freetoken 1.43% 41.19%
 18  181  ralphieboy 1.38% 42.57%
 19  176  floral giraffe 1.34% 43.92%
 20  172  alexzander 1.31% 45.23%
 21  167  mr pancakes 1.27% 46.50%
 22  163  elcapitanamerica 1.24% 47.75%
 23  162  wrenchwench 1.24% 48.98%
 24  160  ohcrapihaveacrushonsarahpalin 1.22% 50.20%

 
Below is a chart showing the cumulative contribution of all 297 lizards to total comments at LGF for the week beginning 06/03/11. Note again the relative accuracy of the Pareto principle.


Comment statistics for all 297 commenters for week beginning 6/03/11: comm110603.xls