Stats comp.lang.ruby (last 7 days)


Top 10 posters for the period:

rank posts kbytes  name <address>
   1    27   72.4  David A. Black <dblack / wobblini.net>
   2    24   87.2  Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov <Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov>
   3    14   42.4  James Edward Gray II <james / grayproductions.net>
   4    14   28.0  Robert Klemme <bob.news / gmx.net>
   5    12   27.8  Brian Schröäer <ruby.brian / gmail.com>
   6    11   28.4  Mark Hubbart <discordantus / gmail.com>
   7    11   22.8  James Britt <james_b / neurogami.com>
   8    10   23.0  Nikolai Weibull <mailing-lists.ruby-talk / rawuncut.el>
   9     9   24.9  nobu.nokada / softhome.net <nobu.nokada / softhome.net>
  10     9   24.8  Christoph <chr_mail / gmx.net>
     ----- ------
       141  381.6  Total for top 10

Totals for the newsgroup:
 202 posters
 560 articles
 1345.3 kbytes

The top 10 accounted for:
   4.95% of the posters
  25.18% of the articles
  28.37% of the bytes

Averages:
   2.77 articles / poster
   2.40 kbytes / article
   6.66 kbytes / poster

69 people posted for the first time this period.
They went on to post 131 articles altogether

The new posters accounted for:
  34.16% of the posters
  23.39% of the articles
  20.73% of the bytes

Top 10 subjects for the period:

posts kbytes  subject
   21   53.7  IRB, Mac OS X, command-line require via "-r" and Bus Err
   20   56.7  syntax sugar: treating an object like a method
   19   33.6  Compiling MySQL-Ruby on Tiger
   17   62.1  infinite number of singleton_classes
   17   36.3  Multiple return and parallel assignement
   16   46.1  join not in Enumerable
   16   33.8  Help regarding def wrapper
   13   39.7  Web services and Ruby
   13   29.4  (newbie Q) opposite of inspect for strings
   12   32.5  Ruby/TK on Mac OS X Tiger?

560 articles on 148 subjects
 452 were followups (80.71%)
 6 were crossposts (1.07%)

1345.3 kbytes total
 headers:         622.4kb   46.27%
 quoted text:     198.1kb   14.73%
 original text:   462.5kb   34.38%
 signatures:       21.9kb    1.62%

Averages:
   3.78 articles / subjetc
   2.40 kbytes / article
   9.09 kbytes / subject

Postings per weekday:

Day          posts
 Monday        98  **********
 Tuesday      108  ***********
 Wednesday    127  *************
 Thursday      72  *******
 Friday        60  ******
 Saturday      47  *****
 Sunday        48  *****
                 (*=10 posts)

Top 10 newsreader agents used (accumulated):

posts           newsreader        users
  352 (62.86%)  ruby-talk          132 65.35%
   61 (10.89%)  g2                  27 13.37%
   33 ( 5.89%)  thunderbird         14  6.93%
   20 ( 3.57%)  outlook              6  2.97%
   18 ( 3.21%)  noaa                 1  0.50%
   15 ( 2.68%)  mozilla              4  1.98%
   12 ( 2.14%)  slrn                 6  2.97%
   10 ( 1.79%)  pan                  3  1.49%
    7 ( 1.25%)  tin                  2  0.99%
    6 ( 1.07%)  knode                4  1.98%

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!