Stats comp.lang.ruby (last 7 days)


Top 10 posters for the period:

rank posts kbytes  name <address>
   1    33   73.2  Joe Van Dyk <joevandyk / gmail.com>
   2    26   67.5  Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov <Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov>
   3    22   50.3  Lothar Scholz <mailinglists / scriptolutions.com>
   4    21   49.9  James Edward Gray II <james / grayproductions.net>
   5    20   42.4  Robert Klemme <bob.news / gmx.net>
   6    19   37.5  Lyndon Samson <lyndon.samson / gmail.com>
   7    17   48.9  vikkous <google / inforadical.net>
   8    17   34.0  Curt Hibbs <curt / hibbs.com>
   9    16   31.8  nobu.nokada / softhome.net <nobu.nokada / softhome.net>
  10    14   36.5  Fu Limin <fu.limin.tao / gmail.com>
     ----- ------
       205  471.9  Total for top 10

Totals for the newsgroup:
 275 posters
 973 articles
 2176.6 kbytes

The top 10 accounted for:
   3.64% of the posters
  21.07% of the articles
  21.68% of the bytes

Averages:
   3.54 articles / poster
   2.24 kbytes / article
   7.91 kbytes / poster

148 people posted for the first time this period.
They went on to post 306 articles altogether

The new posters accounted for:
  53.82% of the posters
  31.45% of the articles
  31.91% of the bytes

Top 10 subjects for the period:

posts kbytes  subject
   44  118.8  Comments Are More Important Than Code
   41  117.0  Ruby and IDE
   28   52.7  [ANN] One-Click Ruby Installer 182-15 for Windows
   26   50.7  Folding editor for ruby code browsing
   23   42.7  [ANN] Arachno Ruby IDE 0.5.5 for Linux
   22   44.0  ANN: A new scripting language Tao 0.9.0 beta released!
   20   40.0  Emacs vs. VI vs. IDE
   18   43.7  Announcing Reg 0.4.0
   16   61.8  tk_optionMenu bug in 1.8.2
   16   42.1  Re ANN: A new scripting language Tao 0.9.0 beta released

973 articles on 198 subjects
 818 were followups (84.07%)
 29 were crossposts (2.98%)

2176.6 kbytes total
 headers:        1046.9kb   48.10%
 quoted text:     317.5kb   14.59%
 original text:   711.4kb   32.69%
 signatures:       36.6kb    1.68%

Averages:
   4.91 articles / subjetc
   2.24 kbytes / article
  10.99 kbytes / subject

Postings per weekday:

Day          posts
 Monday       153  ***************
 Tuesday      141  **************
 Wednesday    185  *******************
 Thursday     183  ******************
 Friday       177  ******************
 Saturday      75  ********
 Sunday        59  ******
                 (*=10 posts)

Top 10 newsreader agents used (accumulated):

posts           newsreader        users
  670 (68.86%)  ruby-talk          181 65.82%
  104 (10.69%)  g2                  38 13.82%
   46 ( 4.73%)  thunderbird         16  5.82%
   36 ( 3.70%)  outlook             11  4.00%
   25 ( 2.57%)  noaa                 1  0.36%
   20 ( 2.06%)  knode                7  2.55%
   16 ( 1.64%)  mozilla              7  2.55%
   11 ( 1.13%)  gg                   2  0.73%
   11 ( 1.13%)  tin                  1  0.36%
    9 ( 0.92%)  pan                  5  1.82%

20 different agents have been used (versions unaccounted).

DISCLAIMER
Please, take these stats with a dash of salt, quantity might not always
imply any quality.

Have a lot ..., lots of fun!