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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: 191 over 7 days
Earliest article: Fri Feb 22 21:25:11 2008
Latest article: Fri Feb 29 21:11:26 2008
Original articles: 32, replies: 159
Total size of posts: 487,103 bytes (475K) (0.46M)
Average 27 articles per day, 0.07 MB per day, 2,550 bytes per article
Total headers: 236 KB bodies: 239 KB
Body text - quoted: 76 KB, original: 139 KB = 64.74%, sigs: 22 KB
Total number of posters: 56, average 8,698 bytes per poster
Total number of threads: 47, average 10,363 bytes per thread
Total number of User-Agents: 13

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Top 20 posters by number of articles
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1: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 26
2: Bit Twister ...................... : 18
3: Jim Beard .............................. : 15
4: Rich ...................................... : 11
5: Maurice Batey .................. : 9
6: Alan Secker ............................... : 9
7: Sarah ................................... : 6
8: "Robert M. Riches Jr." ................ : 6
9: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 4
10: Daniel ............................. : 4
11: Allodoxaphobia ......................... : 4
12: TJ ........................................ : 4
13: ibuprofin@painkiller.example.tld (Moe Trin).................... : 4
14: Ar .............................................. : 4
15: steve ....................... : 4
16: dmathog@sbcglobal.net.......................................... : 4
17: shank ...................................... : 3
18: gramo .................................... : 3
19: Dan C ............................ : 3
20: Jo Shloe ................................... : 3

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Top 20 posters by article size in Kbytes
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1: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 65
2: Bit Twister ...................... : 59
3: Jim Beard .............................. : 34
4: Rich ...................................... : 26
5: Alan Secker ............................... : 21
6: ibuprofin@painkiller.example.tld (Moe Trin).................... : 20
7: Daniel ............................. : 20
8: dmathog@sbcglobal.net.......................................... : 16
9: Maurice Batey .................. : 14
10: alt.os.linux.mandriva Stats ............ : 14
11: "Robert M. Riches Jr." ................ : 13
12: Sarah ................................... : 11
13: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 9
14: steve ....................... : 9
15: TJ ........................................ : 8
16: Ar .............................................. : 7
17: Allodoxaphobia ......................... : 7
18: gramo .................................... : 6
19: shank ...................................... : 6
20: Dan C ............................ : 6

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Top 7 responders by original text (> 5 posts)
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1: Maurice Batey .................. : 84.96%
2: Alan Secker ............................... : 83.83%
3: Bit Twister ...................... : 79.71%
4: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 75.11%
5: Sarah ................................... : 64.31%
6: Jim Beard .............................. : 55.49%
7: Rich ...................................... : 54.29%

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Bottom 7 responders by original text (> 5 posts)
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1: "Robert M. Riches Jr." ................ : 52.46%
2: Rich ...................................... : 54.29%
3: Jim Beard .............................. : 55.49%
4: Sarah ................................... : 64.31%
5: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 75.11%
6: Bit Twister ...................... : 79.71%
7: Alan Secker ............................... : 83.83%

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Top 20 threads by no. of articles
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1: Problem with Audio 2008........................................ : 14
2: updates who need them?......................................... : 11
3: how to get three nameserver entries in /etc/resolv.conf........ : 10
4: htdig on mandriva 2008.0 "host not found"...................... : 10
5: RPM & URPMI broken, can't install anything..................... : 9
6: HP Printer Manager: Password................................... : 9
7: Using PPP to dial-in to ISP.................................... : 8
8: I have screwed up my DNS service............................... : 8
9: installing stuff............................................. .. : 7
10: Latest java update, now Firefox 2.0.0.12 has no java........... : 6
11: USB cordless mouse & boot problem.............................. : 6
12: inkscape error............................................. .... : 6
13: Lost access to DVB............................................. : 5
14: Current ATI proprietary driver on Mandriva 2008.0?............. : 5
15: how to install rpm from installation media..................... : 5
16: Sensor alarms clogging messages log............................ : 5
17: kuickshow snafu: libImlib.so.1................................. : 5
18: KDE 4 Boring?........................................... ....... : 5
19: Microtek ScanMaker 6000........................................ : 5
20: Getting Authinfo Server 502 error using Pan 0.132.............. : 4

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Top 20 threads by size in KB
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1: Using PPP to dial-in to ISP.................................... : 41
2: Problem with Audio 2008........................................ : 36
3: I have screwed up my DNS service............................... : 35
4: how to get three nameserver entries in /etc/resolv.conf........ : 24
5: htdig on mandriva 2008.0 "host not found"...................... : 22
6: updates who need them?......................................... : 21
7: RPM & URPMI broken, can't install anything..................... : 20
8: Current ATI proprietary driver on Mandriva 2008.0?............. : 19
9: HP Printer Manager: Password................................... : 17
10: Statistics for alt.os.linux.mandriva........................... : 14
11: Thoughts on cooker 2008.1...................................... : 14
12: inkscape error............................................. .... : 13
13: USB cordless mouse & boot problem.............................. : 13
14: installing stuff............................................. .. : 12
15: Lost access to DVB............................................. : 11
16: Latest java update, now Firefox 2.0.0.12 has no java........... : 10
17: how to install rpm from installation media..................... : 10
18: kuickshow snafu: libImlib.so.1................................. : 9
19: Microtek ScanMaker 6000........................................ : 9
20: Sensor alarms clogging messages log............................ : 8

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Top 3 cross-posted groups
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1: comp.os.linux.networking.......................... ............. : 11
2: alt.os.linux.mandrake............................. ............. : 5
3: alt.os.linux.mandriva............................. ............ : 1

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Top 10 User Agents by poster
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1: Pan............................................... ............. : 12
2: KNode............................................. ............. : 10
3: slrn.............................................. ............. : 8
4: G2................................................ ............. : 7
5: Thunderbird 2.0.0.9 (X11....................................... : 6
6: Mozilla........................................... ............. : 5
7: Unknown........................................... ............. : 2
8: Gnus.............................................. ............. : 1
9: Thunderbird 2.0.0.6 (X11....................................... : 1
10: Opera Mail.............................................. ....... : 1

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Top 10 User Agents by number of posts
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1: slrn.............................................. ........ : 39 (20%)
2: Pan............................................... ........ : 32 (17%)
3: KNode............................................. ........ : 32 (17%)
4: Opera Mail.............................................. .. : 26 (14%)
5: Thunderbird 2.0.0.9 (X11.................................. : 21 (11%)
6: G2................................................ ........ : 14 ( 7%)
7: Mozilla........................................... ........ : 10 ( 5%)
8: Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 (X11................................. : 8 ( 4%)
9: Gnus.............................................. ........ : 2 ( 1%)
10: 40tude_Dialog..................................... ........ : 2 ( 1%)

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Top 10 time zones
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1: UTC............................................... ............. : 114
2: -0500.............................................. ............ : 33
3: -0800 (PST)............................................. ....... : 14
4: -0600.............................................. ............ : 13
5: +1100............................................. ............. : 10
6: -0800.............................................. ............ : 3
7: +0100............................................. ............. : 3
8: -0400.............................................. ............ : 1

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