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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: 343 over 7 days
Earliest article: Fri Oct 10 21:25:08 2008
Latest article: Fri Oct 17 20:25:03 2008
Original articles: 72, replies: 271
Total size of posts: 754,649 bytes (736K) (0.72M)
Average 49 articles per day, 0.10 MB per day, 2,200 bytes per article
Total headers: 422 KB bodies: 313 KB
Body text - quoted: 133 KB, original: 161 KB = 54.74%, sigs: 17 KB
Total number of posters: 69, average 10,936 bytes per poster
Total number of threads: 82, average 9,203 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: Bit Twister ...................... : 45
2: Sindhu ................................. : 36
3: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 24
4: Dave Farrance ........ : 14
5: Jim Beard ................................ : 13
6: Aragorn .......................... : 12
7: Alan Secker ............................... : 11
8: Patrick Phillips ........................ : 10
9: Unruh .............................. : 8
10: Adam .................................. : 8
11: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 7
12: ibuprofin@painkiller.example.tld (Moe Trin).................... : 7
13: Eric .................................. : 6
14: ArameFarpado ....................... : 6
15: Keith Lee ................................ : 6
16: Keith ......................................... : 6
17: Blinky the Shark ......................... : 6
18: TJ ........................................ : 5
19: Mark Madsen ..................... : 5
20: Amund .................................. : 5

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Top 20 posters by article size in Kbytes
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1: Bit Twister ...................... : 87
2: Sindhu ................................. : 66
3: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 45
4: ibuprofin@painkiller.example.tld (Moe Trin).................... : 39
5: Jim Beard ................................ : 36
6: Aragorn .......................... : 28
7: Adam .................................. : 27
8: Dave Farrance ........ : 25
9: Alan Secker ............................... : 24
10: Patrick Phillips ........................ : 20
11: Unruh .............................. : 20
12: Eric .................................. : 19
13: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 16
14: TJ ........................................ : 15
15: Blinky the Shark ......................... : 14
16: alt.os.linux.mandriva Stats ............ : 13
17: Amund .................................. : 12
18: ArameFarpado ....................... : 11
19: Keith Lee ................................ : 10
20: Keith ......................................... : 9

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Top 20 responders by original text (> 5 posts)
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1: ArameFarpado ....................... : 76.59%
2: Amund .................................. : 75.08%
3: TJ ........................................ : 74.87%
4: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 70.82%
5: Keith ......................................... : 69.26%
6: Bit Twister ...................... : 61.38%
7: Jim Beard ................................ : 61.20%
8: ibuprofin@painkiller.example.tld (Moe Trin).................... : 56.53%
9: Aragorn .......................... : 56.18%
10: Dave Farrance ........ : 55.03%
11: Alan Secker ............................... : 53.53%
12: Keith Lee ................................ : 52.99%
13: Adam .................................. : 52.28%
14: Patrick Phillips ........................ : 47.60%
15: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 46.17%
16: Sindhu ................................. : 44.62%
17: Eric .................................. : 32.64%
18: Mark Madsen ..................... : 30.90%
19: Blinky the Shark ......................... : 21.14%
20: Unruh .............................. : 16.61%

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Bottom 20 responders by original text (> 5 posts)
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1: Unruh .............................. : 16.61%
2: Blinky the Shark ......................... : 21.14%
3: Mark Madsen ..................... : 30.90%
4: Eric .................................. : 32.64%
5: Sindhu ................................. : 44.62%
6: Doug Laidlaw .......................... : 46.17%
7: Patrick Phillips ........................ : 47.60%
8: Adam .................................. : 52.28%
9: Keith Lee ................................ : 52.99%
10: Alan Secker ............................... : 53.53%
11: Dave Farrance ........ : 55.03%
12: Aragorn .......................... : 56.18%
13: ibuprofin@painkiller.example.tld (Moe Trin).................... : 56.53%
14: Jim Beard ................................ : 61.20%
15: Bit Twister ...................... : 61.38%
16: Keith ......................................... : 69.26%
17: "David W. Hodgins" ............... : 70.82%
18: TJ ........................................ : 74.87%
19: Amund .................................. : 75.08%
20: ArameFarpado ....................... : 76.59%

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Top 20 threads by no. of articles
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1: laptop heats up fast........................................... : 19
2: Main menu after 2009.0 upgrade................................. : 15
3: 2009.0 problems and more problems.............................. : 13
4: Adding a Partition......................................... .... : 12
5: Recompiling 2009.0 kernel...................................... : 12
6: Upgrade system............................................ ..... : 11
7: Broadcasting...................................... ............. : 10
8: Download troubles - 2009.0 Free................................ : 10
9: Problems with MySQL for Mandriva Linux 2009.................... : 8
10: FREE 2009 Power Pack ISO costs $52 ?........................... : 8
11: Dependencies...................................... ............. : 8
12: 2009.0 + KDE4.............................................. .... : 7
13: RPM for Firefox 3.0.X?......................................... : 7
14: dynamic.hinet.net port scan.................................... : 7
15: Looking for Linux self-study books............................. : 7
16: So, I bought a DVD burner...................................... : 6
17: minimal configuration newsreader............................... : 6
18: not able to select updates checkbox............................ : 6
19: 2009.0 and KDE............................................... .. : 6
20: Scripting, UPS Selection, etc.................................. : 6

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Top 20 threads by size in KB
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1: laptop heats up fast........................................... : 47
2: Broadcasting...................................... ............. : 44
3: Recompiling 2009.0 kernel...................................... : 32
4: Download troubles - 2009.0 Free................................ : 29
5: Main menu after 2009.0 upgrade................................. : 29
6: Scripting, UPS Selection, etc.................................. : 27
7: Adding a Partition......................................... .... : 26
8: 2009.0 problems and more problems.............................. : 25
9: Upgrade system............................................ ..... : 21
10: FREE 2009 Power Pack ISO costs $52 ?........................... : 19
11: Dependencies...................................... ............. : 18
12: 2009.0 + KDE4.............................................. .... : 15
13: Problems with MySQL for Mandriva Linux 2009.................... : 14
14: Statistics for alt.os.linux.mandriva........................... : 13
15: So, I bought a DVD burner...................................... : 13
16: Upgrading woes.............................................. ... : 13
17: Looking for Linux self-study books............................. : 12
18: dynamic.hinet.net port scan.................................... : 11
19: Firefox Open Java.............................................. : 11
20: giant checkbox after bootin 2009.0 One......................... : 10

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

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Top 10 User Agents by poster
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1: KNode............................................. ............. : 20
2: Pan............................................... ............. : 14
3: G2................................................ ............. : 7
4: Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 (X11...................................... : 6
5: Mozilla........................................... ............. : 4
6: Unknown........................................... ............. : 4
7: slrn.............................................. ............. : 4
8: Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 (X11...................................... : 2
9: Thunderbird 2.0.0.16 (X11...................................... : 1
10: Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 (Windows.................................. : 1

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Top 10 User Agents by number of posts
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1: KNode............................................. ........ : 80 (23%)
2: slrn.............................................. ........ : 56 (16%)
3: G2................................................ ........ : 47 (14%)
4: Pan............................................... ........ : 40 (12%)
5: Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 (X11................................. : 31 ( 9%)
6: Opera Mail.............................................. .. : 24 ( 7%)
7: Mozilla........................................... ........ : 16 ( 5%)
8: Forte Agent............................................. .. : 14 ( 4%)
9: nn................................................ ........ : 8 ( 2%)
10: unknown........................................... ........ : 7 ( 2%)

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Top 10 time zones
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1: UTC............................................... ............. : 95
2: -0400.............................................. ............ : 60
3: -0700 (PDT)............................................. ....... : 47
4: +0200............................................. ............. : 42
5: -0500.............................................. ............ : 36
6: +0100............................................. ............. : 30
7: -0700.............................................. ............ : 16
8: +1100............................................. ............. : 9
9: +0200 (CEST)............................................ ....... : 4
10: +1000............................................. ............. : 3

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