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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: 174 over 7 days
Earliest article: Fri Jun 27 21:25:38 2008
Latest article: Fri Jul 4 21:02:11 2008
Original articles: 22, replies: 152
Total size of posts: 420,271 bytes (410K) (0.40M)
Average 24 articles per day, 0.06 MB per day, 2,415 bytes per article
Total headers: 212 KB bodies: 198 KB
Body text - quoted: 71 KB, original: 108 KB = 60.24%, sigs: 17 KB
Total number of posters: 51, average 8,240 bytes per poster
Total number of threads: 31, average 13,557 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" ............... : 26
2: Dave Farrance ........ : 14
3: Jim Beard ................................ : 10
4: Bit Twister ...................... : 9
5: Aragorn .......................... : 9
6: Patrick Phillips ........................ : 8
7: Robert Marshall ............ : 6
8: David Mathog .............................. : 6
9: Eric .................................. : 6
10: John Kloosterman ..................... : 5
11: santo ................................. : 4
12: Maurice Batey .................. : 4
13: Keith ......................................... : 4
14: Heiko Rompel ......................... : 4
15: Blinky the Shark ......................... : 4
16: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 3
17: Big Yellow Hats 18: dnoyeB ........................................ : 3
19: Alan Secker ............................... : 3
20: lordy ............................... : 2

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Top 20 posters by article size in Kbytes
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1: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 52
2: Jim Beard ................................ : 37
3: Dave Farrance ........ : 29
4: Aragorn .......................... : 27
5: Bit Twister ...................... : 17
6: Patrick Phillips ........................ : 16
7: Eric .................................. : 16
8: Heiko Rompel ......................... : 15
9: Robert Marshall ............ : 14
10: alt.os.linux.mandriva Stats ............ : 14
11: David Mathog .............................. : 13
12: John Kloosterman ..................... : 12
13: Alan Secker ............................... : 8
14: Blinky the Shark ......................... : 8
15: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 8
16: Big Yellow Hats 17: santo ................................. : 7
18: Maurice Batey .................. : 6
19: dnoyeB ........................................ : 6
20: "Patrick Phillips" ...................... : 5

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Top 9 responders by original text (> 5 posts)
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1: David Mathog .............................. : 93.64%
2: Dave Farrance ........ : 74.69%
3: Bit Twister ...................... : 72.83%
4: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 63.24%
5: Aragorn .......................... : 59.28%
6: Jim Beard ................................ : 53.52%
7: Eric .................................. : 42.69%
8: Robert Marshall ............ : 42.07%
9: Patrick Phillips ........................ : 38.22%

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Bottom 9 responders by original text (> 5 posts)
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1: John Kloosterman ..................... : 30.71%
2: Patrick Phillips ........................ : 38.22%
3: Robert Marshall ............ : 42.07%
4: Eric .................................. : 42.69%
5: Jim Beard ................................ : 53.52%
6: Aragorn .......................... : 59.28%
7: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 63.24%
8: Bit Twister ...................... : 72.83%
9: Dave Farrance ........ : 74.69%

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Top 20 threads by no. of articles
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1: Firefox Flash Crashes.......................................... : 28
2: Good newsgroup reader.......................................... : 20
3: changing font(?) very slow..................................... : 18
4: i do all things - Re: No Sound on IMB T23...................... : 13
5: boinc client for Mandriva?..................................... : 9
6: 2008.1, configuration issues................................... : 9
7: kmail question.......................................... ....... : 7
8: 2008.1 and Nvidia?........................................... .. : 7
9: Freedom to Surf.............................................. .. : 6
10: apache/php index.php donwloads instead of executing............ : 6
11: Problem deleting old URLs from history in Konqueror............ : 5
12: Security patches hosed my desktop.............................. : 5
13: Software Management error...................................... : 4
14: Flash for 64-bit Firefox3...................................... : 4
15: Skype in Mandriva.......................................... .... : 4
16: Pound Symbol Stopped working since 2008.1 upgrade.............. : 4
17: nfslock, which RPM in 2008.1................................... : 3
18: Is Firefox 3.0-3 from the backports the official release?...... : 3
19: Run bash script at KDE logout?................................. : 3
20: Recovering KDE............................................... .. : 2

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Top 20 threads by size in KB
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1: Firefox Flash Crashes.......................................... : 61
2: changing font(?) very slow..................................... : 53
3: Good newsgroup reader.......................................... : 37
4: i do all things - Re: No Sound on IMB T23...................... : 34
5: 2008.1, configuration issues................................... : 24
6: Freedom to Surf.............................................. .. : 19
7: boinc client for Mandriva?..................................... : 19
8: kmail question.......................................... ....... : 18
9: apache/php index.php donwloads instead of executing............ : 15
10: Statistics for alt.os.linux.mandriva........................... : 14
11: 2008.1 and Nvidia?........................................... .. : 13
12: Security patches hosed my desktop.............................. : 9
13: Flash for 64-bit Firefox3...................................... : 9
14: Problem deleting old URLs from history in Konqueror............ : 9
15: Is Firefox 3.0-3 from the backports the official release?...... : 8
16: Software Management error...................................... : 6
17: Skype in Mandriva.......................................... .... : 6
18: Pound Symbol Stopped working since 2008.1 upgrade.............. : 6
19: Run bash script at KDE logout?................................. : 5
20: Recovering KDE............................................... .. : 5

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Top 2 cross-posted groups
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1: comp.os.linux.networking.......................... ............. : 2
2: alt.os.linux.mandrake............................. ............. : 1

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Top 10 User Agents by poster
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1: KNode............................................. ............. : 15
2: Pan............................................... ............. : 9
3: slrn.............................................. ............. : 5
4: Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 (X11...................................... : 4
5: G2................................................ ............. : 3
6: Thunderbird 2.0.0.14 (X11...................................... : 3
7: Gnus.............................................. ............. : 2
8: Forte Agent............................................. ....... : 2
9: pan............................................... ............. : 1
10: Opera Mail.............................................. ....... : 1

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Top 10 User Agents by number of posts
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1: KNode............................................. ........ : 46 (26%)
2: Opera Mail.............................................. .. : 26 (15%)
3: Pan............................................... ........ : 20 (11%)
4: Forte Agent............................................. .. : 15 ( 9%)
5: Thunderbird 2.0.0.14 (X11................................. : 15 ( 9%)
6: slrn.............................................. ........ : 14 ( 8%)
7: Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 (X11................................. : 10 ( 6%)
8: Gnus.............................................. ........ : 7 ( 4%)
9: Mozilla........................................... ........ : 6 ( 3%)
10: G2................................................ ........ : 4 ( 2%)

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Top 10 time zones
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1: -0400.............................................. ............ : 43
2: +0200............................................. ............. : 28
3: UTC............................................... ............. : 28
4: -0700.............................................. ............ : 22
5: -0500.............................................. ............ : 20
6: +0100............................................. ............. : 18
7: +0530............................................. ............. : 4
8: +1000............................................. ............. : 4
9: -0700 (PDT)............................................. ....... : 4
10: +0930............................................. ............. : 2

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