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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: 286 over 7 days
Earliest article: Fri May 16 21:25:06 2008
Latest article: Fri May 23 21:02:10 2008
Original articles: 32, replies: 254
Total size of posts: 733,899 bytes (716K) (0.70M)
Average 40 articles per day, 0.10 MB per day, 2,566 bytes per article
Total headers: 361 KB bodies: 355 KB
Body text - quoted: 128 KB, original: 200 KB = 60.97%, sigs: 25 KB
Total number of posters: 52, average 14,113 bytes per poster
Total number of threads: 41, average 17,899 bytes per thread
Total number of User-Agents: 16

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Top 20 posters by number of articles
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1: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 54
2: Bit Twister ...................... : 46
3: Gringo ........................................ : 21
4: Aragorn .......................... : 16
5: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 10
6: stef ..................................... : 9
7: dnoyeB ........................................ : 9
8: Frank Dreyfus ............................... : 9
9: peta ......................................... : 8
10: Unruh .............................. : 8
11: David Mathog .............................. : 8
12: Jim Beard .............................. : 7
13: Mark Madsen ..................... : 7
14: santo ................................. : 6
15: mister b .......................................... : 5
16: "Thai C. Stacy" ......... : 5
17: Alan Secker ............................... : 4
18: LeoTheLion ............................. : 4
19: Jim Whitby ....................... : 3
20: Syd ......................................... : 3

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Top 20 posters by article size in Kbytes
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1: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 123
2: Bit Twister ...................... : 110
3: Gringo ........................................ : 56
4: Aragorn .......................... : 45
5: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 25
6: Unruh .............................. : 24
7: peta ......................................... : 21
8: Frank Dreyfus ............................... : 20
9: dnoyeB ........................................ : 18
10: David Mathog .............................. : 18
11: stef ..................................... : 18
12: Jim Beard .............................. : 17
13: LeoTheLion ............................. : 15
14: "Thai C. Stacy" ......... : 15
15: alt.os.linux.mandriva Stats ............ : 15
16: Mark Madsen ..................... : 14
17: Blinky the Shark ......................... : 14
18: ibuprofin@painkiller.example.tld (Moe Trin).................... : 10
19: mister b .......................................... : 9
20: Grimble .............................. : 9

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Top 15 responders by original text (> 5 posts)
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1: peta ......................................... : 89.86%
2: Frank Dreyfus ............................... : 82.30%
3: santo ................................. : 79.03%
4: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 76.50%
5: Aragorn .......................... : 67.69%
6: Bit Twister ...................... : 64.73%
7: Mark Madsen ..................... : 62.15%
8: David Mathog .............................. : 61.02%
9: Gringo ........................................ : 52.94%
10: Jim Beard .............................. : 52.29%
11: mister b .......................................... : 49.93%
12: stef ..................................... : 44.89%
13: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 38.03%
14: dnoyeB ........................................ : 35.17%
15: Unruh .............................. : 20.38%

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Bottom 15 responders by original text (> 5 posts)
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1: "Thai C. Stacy" ......... : 11.97%
2: Unruh .............................. : 20.38%
3: dnoyeB ........................................ : 35.17%
4: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 38.03%
5: stef ..................................... : 44.89%
6: mister b .......................................... : 49.93%
7: Jim Beard .............................. : 52.29%
8: Gringo ........................................ : 52.94%
9: David Mathog .............................. : 61.02%
10: Mark Madsen ..................... : 62.15%
11: Bit Twister ...................... : 64.73%
12: Aragorn .......................... : 67.69%
13: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 76.50%
14: santo ................................. : 79.03%
15: Frank Dreyfus ............................... : 82.30%

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Top 20 threads by no. of articles
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1: ntpdaemon problem........................................... ... : 33
2: Which Virtual Machine to use................................... : 29
3: Very slow connection to Samba server........................... : 17
4: Can't add network printer...................................... : 16
5: /dev/lp0 permissions problem persists.......................... : 16
6: wtf!?? where did my background image go?....................... : 14
7: NetBIOS messages.......................................... ..... : 13
8: sorry ...doubts again on updating media........................ : 12
9: X without desktop environment?................................. : 11
10: [OT] Which Virtual Machine to use.............................. : 11
11: How to allow User mount of win c:?............................. : 10
12: Changing Default Terminal Text Editor.......................... : 10
13: Using Mozilla.com's Firefox package instead of Firefox Mandriva : 7
14: converting .m2t files.......................................... : 7
15: NFS failure between virtualbox.org and host.................... : 7
16: [OT] Dual boot 2007 and 2008 ?................................. : 7
17: Changing Window Border Size in KDE............................. : 6
18: Dbus Error............................................. ........ : 6
19: Make error when installing Pango............................... : 4
20: ClamAV and "broken executable"................................. : 4

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Top 20 threads by size in KB
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1: ntpdaemon problem........................................... ... : 99
2: Which Virtual Machine to use................................... : 66
3: Very slow connection to Samba server........................... : 40
4: /dev/lp0 permissions problem persists.......................... : 38
5: Can't add network printer...................................... : 37
6: NetBIOS messages.......................................... ..... : 34
7: sorry ...doubts again on updating media........................ : 29
8: wtf!?? where did my background image go?....................... : 27
9: How to allow User mount of win c:?............................. : 25
10: [OT] Which Virtual Machine to use.............................. : 25
11: X without desktop environment?................................. : 23
12: [OT] Dual boot 2007 and 2008 ?................................. : 22
13: Dbus Error............................................. ........ : 21
14: NFS failure between virtualbox.org and host.................... : 19
15: Changing Default Terminal Text Editor.......................... : 18
16: Using Mozilla.com's Firefox package instead of Firefox Mandriva : 15
17: Statistics for alt.os.linux.mandriva........................... : 15
18: New Readers: Posting FAQ for a.o.l.mandrake/mandriva........... : 14
19: Make error when installing Pango............................... : 12
20: converting .m2t files.......................................... : 12

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Top 4 cross-posted groups
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1: alt.os.linux...................................... ............. : 2
2: alt.os.linux.mandrake............................. ............. : 2
3: comp.os.linux.misc................................ ............. : 2
4: alt.os.linux.ubuntu............................... ............. : 2

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Top 10 User Agents by poster
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1: KNode............................................. ............. : 13
2: Pan............................................... ............. : 12
3: Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 (X11...................................... : 7
4: Mozilla........................................... ............. : 4
5: slrn.............................................. ............. : 3
6: Forte Agent............................................. ....... : 2
7: Unknown........................................... ............. : 2
8: Gnus.............................................. ............. : 1
9: pan............................................... ............. : 1
10: Claws Mail 3.2.0 (GTK+ 2.10.11; i586-mandriva-linux-gnu)....... : 1

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Top 10 User Agents by number of posts
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1: Opera Mail.............................................. .. : 54 (19%)
2: slrn.............................................. ........ : 50 (17%)
3: Pan............................................... ........ : 45 (16%)
4: KNode............................................. ........ : 44 (15%)
5: Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 (X11................................. : 36 (13%)
6: Mozilla........................................... ........ : 15 ( 5%)
7: unknown........................................... ........ : 9 ( 3%)
8: Xnews............................................. ........ : 9 ( 3%)
9: nn................................................ ........ : 8 ( 3%)
10: Thunderbird 2.0.0.14 (X11................................. : 4 ( 1%)

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Top 10 time zones
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1: UTC............................................... ............. : 104
2: -0400.............................................. ............ : 63
3: +1000............................................. ............. : 33
4: +0200............................................. ............. : 29
5: -0500.............................................. ............ : 24
6: +0100............................................. ............. : 15
7: -0700.............................................. ............ : 10
8: +0200 (CEST)............................................ ....... : 6
9: -0700 (PDT)............................................. ....... : 2

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