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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: 213 over 7 days
Earliest article: Fri Mar 21 21:25:06 2008
Latest article: Fri Mar 28 21:02:04 2008
Original articles: 25, replies: 188
Total size of posts: 522,514 bytes (510K) (0.50M)
Average 30 articles per day, 0.07 MB per day, 2,453 bytes per article
Total headers: 273 KB bodies: 236 KB
Body text - quoted: 99 KB, original: 117 KB = 54.18%, sigs: 18 KB
Total number of posters: 63, average 8,293 bytes per poster
Total number of threads: 40, average 13,062 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" ............... : 27
2: Maurice Batey .................. : 16
3: Gordon Darling ................................ : 9
4: Bit Twister ...................... : 8
5: Eric .................................. : 8
6: Ron Gibson .............................. : 7
7: ray ........................................... : 7
8: Wes Newell ....................... : 7
9: Keith ......................................... : 7
10: Unruh .............................. : 7
11: ERACC ..................................... : 7
12: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 6
13: bondrea .................................... : 5
14: nobody@tek.com (Kevin the Drummer)............................. : 5
15: Daniel ............................. : 4
16: F8BOE ...................................... : 4
17: Dan C ............................ : 3
18: Dan Espen ................... : 3
19: Carlton ............................. : 3
20: mister b .......................................... : 3

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Top 20 posters by article size in Kbytes
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1: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 65
2: Maurice Batey .................. : 41
3: Gordon Darling ................................ : 27
4: Bit Twister ...................... : 21
5: bondrea .................................... : 21
6: Eric .................................. : 20
7: ERACC ..................................... : 18
8: Ron Gibson .............................. : 18
9: Unruh .............................. : 15
10: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 15
11: Wes Newell ....................... : 14
12: alt.os.linux.mandriva Stats ............ : 13
13: ray ........................................... : 12
14: Daniel ............................. : 12
15: Keith ......................................... : 11
16: nobody@tek.com (Kevin the Drummer)............................. : 10
17: Jim Beard .............................. : 8
18: Dan Espen ................... : 8
19: Snowbat ................................ : 8
20: F8BOE ...................................... : 6

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Top 13 responders by original text (> 5 posts)
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1: Maurice Batey .................. : 76.24%
2: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 75.94%
3: Bit Twister ...................... : 72.05%
4: Ron Gibson .............................. : 63.21%
5: Keith ......................................... : 63.00%
6: Wes Newell ....................... : 53.25%
7: ERACC ..................................... : 52.13%
8: Eric .................................. : 45.23%
9: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 36.36%
10: nobody@tek.com (Kevin the Drummer)............................. : 35.39%
11: bondrea .................................... : 31.98%
12: Gordon Darling ................................ : 28.52%
13: Unruh .............................. : 22.75%

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Bottom 13 responders by original text (> 5 posts)
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1: ray ........................................... : 20.43%
2: Unruh .............................. : 22.75%
3: Gordon Darling ................................ : 28.52%
4: bondrea .................................... : 31.98%
5: nobody@tek.com (Kevin the Drummer)............................. : 35.39%
6: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 36.36%
7: Eric .................................. : 45.23%
8: ERACC ..................................... : 52.13%
9: Wes Newell ....................... : 53.25%
10: Keith ......................................... : 63.00%
11: Ron Gibson .............................. : 63.21%
12: Bit Twister ...................... : 72.05%
13: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 75.94%

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Top 20 threads by no. of articles
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1: Virtualbox........................................ ............. : 37
2: A Review - Adobe Photoshop Express on Linux.................... : 17
3: What is good for HDTV Tuner/Capture Card?...................... : 13
4: /etc/hosts............................................. ........ : 13
5: And now I've forgotten root password!.......................... : 12
6: Mandriva RC2(mandriva-linux-2008-spring-free-rc2-aceras) i586.. : 10
7: Using my box and nic and mandy to share with wii............... : 9
8: Where to purchase DVD (not free)............................... : 8
9: Need a Perl guru.............................................. . : 7
10: ****! Mandriva overwrote my previous boot menu!................ : 7
11: Mandriva 2008 install problem help needed...................... : 7
12: 2007.1 -> 2008.0............................................ ... : 5
13: How to show output from a modem?............................... : 5
14: 2008.0 "ONE".................................................. . : 5
15: openoffice base.............................................. .. : 5
16: BBC iPlayer & Mandriva 2008.................................... : 4
17: Day Four was Re: Getting my speed back......................... : 4
18: Quake II................................................ ....... : 4
19: VirtualBox...again................................ ............. : 3
20: No color printing with Samsung CLP-300 on Mandriva 2008.0...... : 3

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Top 20 threads by size in KB
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1: Virtualbox........................................ ............. : 100
2: A Review - Adobe Photoshop Express on Linux.................... : 39
3: Mandriva RC2(mandriva-linux-2008-spring-free-rc2-aceras) i586.. : 37
4: What is good for HDTV Tuner/Capture Card?...................... : 33
5: /etc/hosts............................................. ........ : 29
6: Need a Perl guru.............................................. . : 21
7: And now I've forgotten root password!.......................... : 20
8: Using my box and nic and mandy to share with wii............... : 17
9: ****! Mandriva overwrote my previous boot menu!................ : 15
10: Statistics for alt.os.linux.mandriva........................... : 13
11: Where to purchase DVD (not free)............................... : 13
12: Mandriva 2008 install problem help needed...................... : 12
13: Day Four was Re: Getting my speed back......................... : 11
14: openoffice base.............................................. .. : 10
15: How to show output from a modem?............................... : 9
16: Thanks to all was Re: Day Four was Re: Getting my speed back... : 9
17: Washer............................................ ............. : 9
18: 2007.1 -> 2008.0............................................ ... : 9
19: 2008.0 "ONE".................................................. . : 8
20: BBC iPlayer & Mandriva 2008.................................... : 7

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Top 6 cross-posted groups
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1: alt.os.linux...................................... ............. : 16
2: alt.os.linux.ubuntu............................... ............. : 16
3: alt.os.linux.mandrake............................. ............. : 7
4: comp.lang.perl.................................... ............. : 2
5: alt.os.linux.slackware............................ ............. : 1
6: alt.os.linux.redhat............................... ............. : 1

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Top 10 User Agents by poster
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1: KNode............................................. ............. : 17
2: Pan............................................... ............. : 16
3: Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 (X11...................................... : 7
4: slrn.............................................. ............. : 7
5: Mozilla........................................... ............. : 4
6: Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 (Windows.................................. : 2
7: Gnus.............................................. ............. : 2
8: G2................................................ ............. : 2
9: Forte Agent............................................. ....... : 2
10: nn................................................ ............. : 1

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Top 10 User Agents by number of posts
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1: Pan............................................... ........ : 65 (31%)
2: KNode............................................. ........ : 45 (21%)
3: Opera Mail.............................................. .. : 27 (13%)
4: slrn.............................................. ........ : 24 (11%)
5: Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 (X11................................. : 12 ( 6%)
6: Mozilla........................................... ........ : 10 ( 5%)
7: M$ O and OE SUCK! Ok, anything from M$ sucks. Well, M$ vac : 7 ( 3%)
8: nn................................................ ........ : 7 ( 3%)
9: G2................................................ ........ : 6 ( 3%)
10: Gnus.............................................. ........ : 4 ( 2%)

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Top 10 time zones
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1: UTC............................................... ............. : 106
2: -0400.............................................. ............ : 30
3: -0500.............................................. ............ : 21
4: -0700.............................................. ............ : 15
5: +1100............................................. ............. : 15
6: +0100............................................. ............. : 12
7: -0300.............................................. ............ : 6
8: -0700 (PDT)............................................. ....... : 6
9: -0600.............................................. ............ : 1
10: -0800.............................................. ............ : 1

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