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  1. Troll-Free COLA Stats: Saturday the 4th of October, 2008.

    ngstats.pl version 1.30

    Written by Roy Culley.
    Contributions from Mark Kent.
    Modifications by Homer, 2007 - 2008.

    This report covers 518 articles received by this system to
    newsgroup comp.os.linux.advocacy [1]
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Toplist of Posters

    Pos Poster Msgs Bytes Quoted
    1. Roy Schestowitz 253 1058699 2%
    2. Chris Ahlstrom 50 57397 59%
    3. Phil Da Lick! 4. Mark Kent 20 26893 75%
    5. Peter Köhlmann 18 32471 74%
    6. nessuno@wigner.berkeley.edu 7. chrisv 11 4505 64%
    Gregory Shearman 11 12684 69%
    9. Homer 10 22075 11%
    JEDIDIAH 10 17988 81%
    11. Matt 8 14770 81%
    12. ml2mst 7 5277 36%
    13. High Plains Thumper William Poaster 6 6677 86%
    15. Tom Shelton 5 8559 88%
    Rex Ballard 5 6355 28%
    The Ghost In The Machine 18. AZ Nomad 4 2912 48%
    Robin T Cox 4 20377 89%
    20. 7 3 2753 6%
    Kelsey Bjarnason 3 5648 66%
    Jerry McBride 3 2399 79%
    Sinister Midget 3 2619 71%
    alt 3 3016 61%
    Richard Rasker 3 5804 31%
    26. linuxmalaysia 2 4500 0%
    Andrew Halliwell 2 1255 50%
    Bob Hauck 2 749 30%
    29. snipe 1 1726 56%
    thufir 1 409 75%
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    Toplist of Subjects

    Pos Subject Msgs Bytes
    1. Microsoft's "Destroy Borland" Story Returns 23 42496
    2. A Tale of Two Printer Installs.... Linux vs Window 22 44182
    3. [News] Many New Products from Debt-approaching Mic 21 18206
    4. Quarkbuntu released 18 10242
    5. How simple are newbies anyway? 17 33803
    6. Linux and OSS provide quality easy listening 13 15422
    Higher cost of Linux system administrators? 13 14345
    [News] [Rival] Windows Zombies Cost UK Banks and C 13 12486
    9. A Debian stinker 9 9834
    [News] [Rival] Microsoft Betrays Partners, Funds M 9 13608
    11. [News] One Million GNU/Linux Laptops Come to Venez 6 17004
    [News] Gentoo Raves Come After Release Schedule is 6 5242
    Windows in High Performance Computing 6 18978
    14. dose ISR could be PREEMPTIVED in linux-2.6 ? 5 4751
    Linux Filesystems Put Microsoft Windows to Shame ( 5 2398
    [NEWS] No 1,52 billion dollar fine for Microsoft! 5 4156
    Microsoft Pays for Searching 'Til April 2009, Fire 5 7010
    18. Antitrust regulators want a less 'grudging' Micros 4 4446
    [OT] New Free Marti van Lin album out now 4 3314
    RMS Looks Beyond Dying Proprietary Software, Slams 4 15445
    21. [News] Broken Patent Systems and the Effect on Fin 3 15255
    What others besides QT? 3 3761
    DooFUS: Linux rocks my world 3 494
    Van Wensveen update 3 2305
    [News] Linux Boots in 5 Seconds, Dell Puts MontaVi 3 9114
    Great New Linux Community Designed UMPC/Console!! 3 3839
    Grey background for ACPIBattery desklet 3 2677
    UMPC - Acer Aspire One Review 3 3016
    [News] Dutch Patent Office Moves to Free Software 3 7584
    30. More Anal Content Shakedown 2 1155
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    Toplist of Most Replied To Posters

    Pos Poster Msgs
    1. Roy Schestowitz 18
    2. Chris Ahlstrom 17
    3. nessuno@wigner.berkeley.edu 11
    4. Homer 7
    Mark Kent 7
    Peter Köhlmann 7
    Gregory Shearman 7
    8. Tom Shelton 6
    Phil Da Lick! 6
    ml2mst 6
    JEDIDIAH 6
    12. chrisv 4
    Matt 4
    Richard Rasker 4
    15. Bob Hauck 2
    Jerry McBride 2
    AZ Nomad 2
    Robin T Cox 2
    19. user.ubuntu@yahoo.com 1
    lion3875 1
    7 1
    William Poaster 1
    Kelsey Bjarnason 1
    Andrew Halliwell 1
    Sinister Midget 1
    The Ghost In The Machine 1
    steve_schefter@hotmail.com 1
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    Toplist of 'Quality' Posters [2]

    Pos Poster Index
    1. Roy Schestowitz 133
    2. Homer 73
    3. nessuno@wigner.berkeley.edu 68
    Chris Ahlstrom 68
    5. ml2mst 66
    6. Phil Da Lick! 63
    7. High Plains Thumper 62
    8. chrisv 60
    9. Mark Kent 59
    10. Gregory Shearman 58
    11. Peter Köhlmann 55
    Matt 55
    JEDIDIAH 55
    14. William Poaster 54
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    Toplist of Newsreaders

    Pos Newsreader Msgs
    1. KNode 284
    2. slrn 105
    3. Thunderbird 63
    4. G2/1.0 31
    5. Pan 17
    6. Forte Agent 11
    7. tin 2
    8. MT-NewsWatcher 1
    COLA Stats Engine 1
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    [1]: Certain off-charter, abusive, anti-Linux or pro-Microsoft
    threads will be dropped, depending on their severity, and
    hence not included in the stats, which are provided by me
    as a measure of advocacy, not as a means of spreading the
    Trolls' lies and malice even further.
    [2]: The poster 'quality' stats is based on:
    a) quoting: 100 - %'age quoted
    b) cross-posting: 100 - %'age cross-posted
    c) number of direct followups posters articles get
    d) troll feeding: 100 - 2.0 * %'age troll followups
    e) 75 deducted for known trolls
    f) for the humour impaired the quotes around 'quality'
    are intended to convey they are not to be taken too
    seriously :-)

    --
    K.
    http://slated.org

    ..----
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    | the most practical one. That point of view lasted for maybe two
    | weeks after initial exposure to Lisp." ~ Constantine Vetoshev
    `----

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    07:40:26 up 49 days, 4:53, 4 users, load average: 0.45, 0.13, 0.03

  2. Re: Troll-Free COLA Stats: Saturday the 4th of October, 2008.

    After takin' a swig o' grog, Homer belched out
    this bit o' wisdom:

    > ngstats.pl version 1.30
    >
    > Written by Roy Culley.
    > Contributions from Mark Kent.
    > Modifications by Homer, 2007 - 2008.
    >
    > This report covers 518 articles received by this system to
    > newsgroup comp.os.linux.advocacy [1]
    > -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Toplist of Posters
    >
    > Pos Poster Msgs Bytes Quoted
    > 1. Roy Schestowitz 253 1058699 2%
    > 2. Chris Ahlstrom 50 57397 59%
    > 3. Phil Da Lick! > 4. Mark Kent 20 26893 75%
    > 5. Peter Khlmann 18 32471 74%
    > 6. nessuno@wigner.berkeley.edu > 7. chrisv 11 4505 64%
    > Gregory Shearman 11 12684 69%
    > 9. Homer 10 22075 11%
    > JEDIDIAH 10 17988 81%
    > 11. Matt 8 14770 81%


    You out to add an annotation as to how many articles were dropped
    because of being from trolls.

    Those lice have been infesting COLA pretty heavily.

    Or should we call them...? (see sig)

    --
    "Little prigs and three-quarter madmen may have the conceit that the laws of
    nature are constantly broken for their sakes."
    -- Friedrich Nietzsche

  3. Re: Troll-Free COLA Stats: Saturday the 4th of October, 2008.

    On Sat, 4 Oct 2008 10:29:46 -0400, Chris Ahlstrom wrote:

    > After takin' a swig o' grog, Homer belched out
    > this bit o' wisdom:
    >
    >> ngstats.pl version 1.30
    >>
    >> Written by Roy Culley.
    >> Contributions from Mark Kent.
    >> Modifications by Homer, 2007 - 2008.
    >>
    >> This report covers 518 articles received by this system to
    >> newsgroup comp.os.linux.advocacy [1]
    >> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> Toplist of Posters
    >>
    >> Pos Poster Msgs Bytes Quoted
    >> 1. Roy Schestowitz 253 1058699 2%
    >> 2. Chris Ahlstrom 50 57397 59%
    >> 3. Phil Da Lick! >> 4. Mark Kent 20 26893 75%
    >> 5. Peter Khlmann 18 32471 74%
    >> 6. nessuno@wigner.berkeley.edu >> 7. chrisv 11 4505 64%
    >> Gregory Shearman 11 12684 69%
    >> 9. Homer 10 22075 11%
    >> JEDIDIAH 10 17988 81%
    >> 11. Matt 8 14770 81%

    >
    > You out to add an annotation as to how many articles were dropped
    > because of being from trolls.
    >
    > Those lice have been infesting COLA pretty heavily.
    >
    > Or should we call them...? (see sig)


    Heel LiarMutt !
    Heel !

    Here's a doggy drop for you.
    Now run along and climb up on Roy's lap because he is going to get jealous
    with all the attention you've been giving Homer.

    --
    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/
    Please Visit www.linsux.org

  4. Re: Troll-Free COLA Stats: Saturday the 4th of October, 2008.

    Verily I say unto thee, that Chris Ahlstrom spake thusly:

    > You out to add an annotation as to how many articles were dropped
    > because of being from trolls.


    The posts are dropped by leafnode (filter), not merely discounted by the
    stats script. IOW the posts just aren't there, so to tally the drops I'd
    need to turn on verbose logging on fetchnews, parse the drops from the
    cron logs, then add the manual drops (by subject) that I do when pruning
    the Astroturfing.

    It's doable, but I'm not sure I can be arsed.

    The easiest way would be to not filter with leafnode at all, and just
    count the Trolls, but that brings us back to where we were before, with
    the stats post regurgitating the Trolls' propaganda (it wouldn't be
    Troll-Free any more).

    Here's a taste of what's "missing":

    ^Subject:.*Who .seriously. uses Linux for .serious. work
    ^Subject:.*Raylopez
    ^Subject:.*Panasonic recommends Windows
    ^Subject:.*really worried about linux
    ^Subject:.*GayUbuntu
    ^Subject:.*How to .advocate.. Linux
    ^Subject:.*Linux crashes all the time
    ^Subject:.*Still awaiting explanation . Linux
    ^Subject:.*Linux Will Destroy Your Hardware
    ^Subject:.*Linux freezes all the time
    ^Subject:.*lame smelly donkey
    ^Subject:.*Linux slop
    ^Subject:.*Linux crud

    > Those lice have been infesting COLA pretty heavily.


    Actually that motzarella/dizum filter plus killing MS agents seems to
    take care of most of them, and there don't seem to be many taking the
    Troll's bait, so I've had to do almost no manual pruning at all this week.

    > Or should we call them...? (see sig)


    Prigs and madmen ... maybe.

    Shills ... definitely.

    Anyway, if anyone really wants Troll-infested stats, they're free to do
    it themselves:

    http://slated.org/files/ngstats.pl
    http://slated.org/files/colastats.data

    As for counting the drops ... I'll play around with it and see.

    --
    K.
    http://slated.org

    ..----
    | "At the time, I thought C was the most elegant language and Java
    | the most practical one. That point of view lasted for maybe two
    | weeks after initial exposure to Lisp." ~ Constantine Vetoshev
    `----

    Fedora release 8 (Werewolf) on sky, running kernel 2.6.25.11-60.fc8
    22:01:54 up 49 days, 19:14, 5 users, load average: 0.76, 0.47, 0.36

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