Hi --

On Mon, 9 May 2005, Jim Freeze wrote:

> * Balwinder Singh Dheeman <bsd.SANSPAM / cto.homelinux.net> [2005-05-09 09:44:22 +0900]:
>
>> Stats comp.lang.ruby (last 7 days)
>> Top 10 posters for the period:
>>
>> rank posts kbytes  name <address>
>>    1    50  132.3  Ara.T.Howard <Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov>
>>    2    50  102.7  Ilias Lazaridis <ilias / lazaridis.com>
>>    3    34   80.2  David A. Black <dblack / wobblini.net>
>>    4    29   82.6  Austin Ziegler <halostatue / gmail.com>
>>    5    27   65.7  Robert Klemme <bob.news / gmx.net>
>>    6    27   53.1  Joe Van Dyk <joevandyk / gmail.com>
>>    7    21   49.9  James Edward Gray II <james / grayproductions.net>
>>    8    20   36.1  James Britt <james_b / neurogami.com>
>>    9    19   46.5  Logan Capaldo <logancapaldo / gmail.com>
>>   10    18   46.4  Mark Hubbart <discordantus / gmail.com>
>>      ----- ------
>>        295  695.3  Total for top 10
>
> When this was first published, I thought, wow this is cool.
> But, since then I have been reading a book called Freakonomics.
> And now, well, I wonder if this email provides an incentive
> (that did not previously exist) for those seeking public
> recognition, to post 'junk' so their name appears near the
> top of the stats.

You caught me!  I'll try to stop it!


David

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