Stats comp.lang.ruby (last 7 days)


Top 10 posters for the period:

rank posts kbytes  name <address>
   1    32   72.6  David A. Black <dblack / wobblini.net>
   2    30   99.1  Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov <Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov>
   3    25   67.0  James Edward Gray II <james / grayproductions.net>
   4    24   52.8  Robert Klemme <bob.news / gmx.net>
   5    21   38.4  nobu.nokada / softhome.net <nobu.nokada / softhome.net>
   6    21   38.3  James Britt <james_b / neurogami.com>
   7    20   42.1  Gavin Kistner <gavin / refinery.com>
   8    19   39.6  Nikolai Weibull <mailing-lists.ruby-talk / rawuncut.el>
   9    18   46.2  ES <ruby-ml / magical-cat.org>
  10    16   37.4  Brian Schröäer <ruby.brian / gmail.com>
     ----- ------
       226  533.4  Total for top 10

Totals for the newsgroup:
 257 posters
 956 articles
 2139.2 kbytes

The top 10 accounted for:
   3.89% of the posters
  23.64% of the articles
  24.93% of the bytes

Averages:
   3.72 articles / poster
   2.24 kbytes / article
   8.32 kbytes / poster

94 people posted for the first time this period.
They went on to post 156 articles altogether

The new posters accounted for:
  36.58% of the posters
  16.32% of the articles
  15.51% of the bytes

Top 10 subjects for the period:

posts kbytes  subject
   61  156.4  ruby vs. java?
   47   91.9  [ANN] Redesign 2005, Round Two
   42   83.2  Redesign 2005, Round Two
   31   73.2  {} vs begin/end [was Re: object loops and what they retu
   25   46.3  [ETYMOLOGY] - Sterile Classes / Sterile Meta Classes
   23   47.1  alternatives to ? : contruct
   18   53.1  Representing Undirected Edges (advice, please)
   17   34.3  Go through directories recursively
   16   35.3  String Hashing Algorithms
   15   33.0  Stats comp.lang.ruby (last 7 days)

956 articles on 205 subjects
 809 were followups (84.62%)
 5 were crossposts (0.52%)

2139.2 kbytes total
 headers:        1082.1kb   50.59%
 quoted text:     320.4kb   14.98%
 original text:   640.1kb   29.92%
 signatures:       32.2kb    1.50%

Averages:
   4.66 articles / subjetc
   2.24 kbytes / article
  10.44 kbytes / subject

Postings per weekday:

Day          posts
 Monday       145  ***************
 Tuesday      180  ******************
 Wednesday    171  *****************
 Thursday     190  *******************
 Friday       121  ************
 Saturday      56  ******
 Sunday        93  *********
                 (*=10 posts)

Top 10 newsreader agents used (accumulated):

posts           newsreader        users
  667 (69.77%)  ruby-talk          166 64.59%
   85 ( 8.89%)  g2                  39 15.18%
   67 ( 7.01%)  thunderbird         22  8.56%
   40 ( 4.18%)  outlook              9  3.50%
   30 ( 3.14%)  noaa                 1  0.39%
   17 ( 1.78%)  mozilla              4  1.56%
   14 ( 1.46%)  tin                  2  0.78%
    9 ( 0.94%)  knode                4  1.56%
    8 ( 0.84%)  t-gnus               1  0.39%
    4 ( 0.42%)  pan                  3  1.17%

19 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!