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Analysis of posts to alt.os.linux.mandriva by Robert Marshall
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(stats compiled with a script by Garry Knight)


Total posts considered: 589 over 7 days
Earliest article: Fri Oct 13 21:25:04 2006
Latest article: Fri Oct 20 20:25:02 2006
Original articles: 81, replies: 508
Total size of posts: 1,244,397 bytes (1,215K) (1.19M)
Average 84 articles per day, 0.17 MB per day, 2,112 bytes per article
Total headers: 683 KB bodies: 531 KB
Body text - quoted: 224 KB, original: 273 KB = 54.96%, sigs: 32 KB
Total number of posters: 124, average 10,035 bytes per poster
Total number of threads: 98, average 12,697 bytes per thread
Total number of User-Agents: 31

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Top 20 posters by number of articles
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1: Bit Twister ...................... : 74
2: ArameFarpado ....................... : 22
3: "humble.life" .............................. : 22
4: "Edward" ............................ : 21
5: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 17
6: Aragorn .............................. : 17
7: =?UTF-8?B?4paS?= ................... : 14
8: "Newbie@Linux" ........................ : 13
9: "Robert M. Riches Jr." ................ : 13
10: Keith Lee .......................... : 12
11: Dave ................................... : 12
12: humble life ................................ : 12
13: Brian K .................................. : 12
14: left_coast ..................................... : 12
15: Dr Teeth ..................... : 12
16: Dan C ............................ : 12
17: "Bacchus" ....................... : 10
18: Whiskers ............................ : 10
19: "Beowulf.1000" .......................... : 9
20: Evo ............................................. : 9

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Top 20 posters by article size in Kbytes
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1: Bit Twister ...................... : 156
2: "Edward" ............................ : 56
3: Aragorn .............................. : 40
4: "humble.life" .............................. : 39
5: ArameFarpado ....................... : 35
6: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 34
7: left_coast ..................................... : 33
8: "Robert M. Riches Jr." ................ : 31
9: =?UTF-8?B?4paS?= ................... : 25
10: Keith Lee .......................... : 23
11: Dave ................................... : 22
12: Brian K .................................. : 22
13: Dan C ............................ : 21
14: "Newbie@Linux" ........................ : 21
15: Whiskers ............................ : 20
16: Evo ............................................. : 20
17: Dr Teeth ..................... : 18
18: "Bacchus" ....................... : 17
19: humble life ................................ : 17
20: "JTJersey" ..................................... : 16

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Top 20 responders by original text (> 5 posts)
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1: Dr Teeth ..................... : 81.37%
2: "Bacchus" ....................... : 79.34%
3: "Amigo" ................................. : 76.23%
4: "Beowulf.1000" .......................... : 75.84%
5: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 74.06%
6: Chris Hunter ................... : 66.27%
7: Bit Twister ...................... : 62.51%
8: Wes Newell ....................... : 62.42%
9: Aragorn .............................. : 59.01%
10: "Edward" ............................ : 58.29%
11: "Simon J. Rowe" ............................ : 56.11%
12: Keith Lee .......................... : 54.06%
13: left_coast ..................................... : 53.17%
14: Lionel .................................... : 51.63%
15: VanderBilt ......................... : 51.51%
16: nobody@tek.com (Kevin the Drummer)............................. : 48.61%
17: "Newbie@Linux" ........................ : 46.02%
18: Brian K .................................. : 44.80%
19: Dave ................................... : 44.52%
20: Iordani .................................. : 43.72%

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Bottom 20 responders by original text (> 5 posts)
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1: =?UTF-8?B?4paS?= ................... : 16.11%
2: "humble.life" .............................. : 21.58%
3: Evo ............................................. : 24.55%
4: Dan Espen ................... : 27.38%
5: patrick_darcy ......................... : 27.54%
6: "Chris F.A. Johnson" .................... : 31.03%
7: Klaatu ......................... : 31.15%
8: humble life ................................ : 31.16%
9: hg ............................................. : 31.94%
10: "JTJersey" ..................................... : 35.91%
11: "Robert M. Riches Jr." ................ : 39.48%
12: ArameFarpado ....................... : 40.87%
13: Dan C ............................ : 41.18%
14: Whiskers ............................ : 41.52%
15: Iordani .................................. : 43.72%
16: Dave ................................... : 44.52%
17: Brian K .................................. : 44.80%
18: "Newbie@Linux" ........................ : 46.02%
19: nobody@tek.com (Kevin the Drummer)............................. : 48.61%
20: VanderBilt ......................... : 51.51%

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Top 20 threads by no. of articles
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1: know anything about networking?................................ : 38
2: Nero 2.1.0.2 DVD Video?........................................ : 22
3: why are all these problems..................................... : 21
4: Newbie - Help needed........................................... : 21
5: How to install Mandriva........................................ : 16
6: Which Codec do I need?......................................... : 16
7: 2007 question - what's xgl like?............................... : 15
8: 2007 x86_64 and 32 bit urpmi repositories...................... : 15
9: apparent bug in timezone update, but only for Java code........ : 13
10: What makes 2007 better/worse than 2006?........................ : 13
11: 2007 Questions......................................... ........ : 12
12: Flash Player Beta release...................................... : 12
13: got a problem with linux?...................................... : 11
14: Pan............................................... ............. : 10
15: Running a 32 bit or 64 bit system - how do I tell?............. : 10
16: How do I kill the penguin?!? (during boot)..................... : 10
17: Title bar is gone!............................................. : 10
18: Using cp with a pipe........................................... : 10
19: Performance of NFS much lower on Linux kernel 2.6.17 then on Li : 9
20: Good non-Nvidia 3d video cards for 2007?....................... : 9

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Top 20 threads by size in KB
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1: know anything about networking?................................ : 73
2: Nero 2.1.0.2 DVD Video?........................................ : 47
3: Which Codec do I need?......................................... : 41
4: Newbie - Help needed........................................... : 36
5: why are all these problems..................................... : 34
6: apparent bug in timezone update, but only for Java code........ : 33
7: 2007 x86_64 and 32 bit urpmi repositories...................... : 31
8: Mandriva 2007 Install - Grub failure........................... : 26
9: 2007 question - what's xgl like?............................... : 25
10: How to install Mandriva........................................ : 25
11: What makes 2007 better/worse than 2006?........................ : 24
12: 2007 Questions......................................... ........ : 24
13: Using cp with a pipe........................................... : 23
14: Flash Player Beta release...................................... : 22
15: Performance of NFS much lower on Linux kernel 2.6.17 then on Li : 21
16: Good non-Nvidia 3d video cards for 2007?....................... : 19
17: got a problem with linux?...................................... : 19
18: 2007 and usb palmpilot......................................... : 18
19: backing up ready for 2007...................................... : 18
20: Running a 32 bit or 64 bit system - how do I tell?............. : 17

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Top 5 cross-posted groups
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1: alt.os.linux.mandrake............................. ............. : 63
2: rec.video.desktop................................. ............. : 7
3: comp.protocols.nfs................................ ............. : 5
4: alt.os.linux...................................... ............. : 1
5: comp.windows.x.kde................................ ............. : 1

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Top 10 User Agents by poster
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1: KNode............................................. ............. : 32
2: Pan............................................... ............. : 18
3: Thunderbird 1.5.0.7 (X11....................................... : 14
4: slrn.............................................. ............. : 10
5: G2................................................ ............. : 9
6: Thunderbird 1.5.0.7 (Windows................................... : 8
7: pan............................................... ............. : 8
8: Mozilla........................................... ............. : 5
9: Forte Agent............................................. ....... : 4
10: Unknown........................................... ............. : 4

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Top 10 User Agents by number of posts
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1: KNode............................................. ........ : 149 (25%)
2: slrn.............................................. ........ : 130 (22%)
3: Pan............................................... ........ : 63 (11%)
4: Thunderbird 1.5.0.7 (Windows.............................. : 55 ( 9%)
5: G2................................................ ........ : 44 ( 7%)
6: Thunderbird 1.5.0.7 (X11.................................. : 39 ( 7%)
7: pan............................................... ........ : 32 ( 5%)
8: Forte Agent............................................. .. : 22 ( 4%)
9: Opera Mail.............................................. .. : 17 ( 3%)
10: Mozilla........................................... ........ : 10 ( 2%)

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Top 10 time zones
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1: UTC............................................... ............. : 168
2: +0100............................................. ............. : 127
3: -0500.............................................. ............ : 101
4: -0700.............................................. ............ : 78
5: -0400.............................................. ............ : 45
6: +0200............................................. ............. : 40
7: +1000............................................. ............. : 15
8: -0600.............................................. ............ : 7
9: +1100............................................. ............. : 4
10: +1300............................................. ............. : 2

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