Stats comp.lang.ruby (last 7 days)


Top 10 posters for the period:

rank posts kbytes  name <address>
   1    41  149.9  Ara.T.Howard <Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov>
   2    21   68.3  Daniel Brockman <daniel / brockman.se>
   3    20   46.0  Joe Van Dyk <joevandyk / gmail.com>
   4    20   44.7  Devin Mullins <twifkak / comcast.net>
   5    17   49.5  James Edward Gray II <james / grayproductions.net>
   6    17   43.2  David A. Black <dblack / wobblini.net>
   7    16   36.8  Hal Fulton <hal9000 / hypermetrics.com>
   8    14   33.1  mathew <meta / pobox.com>
   9    13   32.8  James Britt <james_b / neurogami.com>
  10    13   29.9  Stefan Lang <langstefan / gmx.at>
     ----- ------
       192  534.0  Total for top 10

Totals for the newsgroup:
 224 posters
 820 articles
 1850.8 kbytes

The top 10 accounted for:
   4.46% of the posters
  23.41% of the articles
  28.85% of the bytes

Averages:
   3.66 articles / poster
   2.26 kbytes / article
   8.26 kbytes / poster

77 people posted for the first time this period.
They went on to post 170 articles altogether

The new posters accounted for:
  34.38% of the posters
  20.73% of the articles
  17.17% of the bytes

smallest post was 0.786 kbytes by Wolfgang NŠŇasi-Donner <wonado / donnerweb.de>
largest post was 28.473 kbytes by Ara.T.Howard <Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov>*

Top 10 subjects for the period:

posts kbytes  subject
   70  176.0  Ruby/Rails as a starter language?
   28   68.3  Ruby momentum?
   24   61.6  [WAY OT] Re: Ruby/Rails as a starter language?
   23   52.2  ] Re: Ruby has ruined my Java (was Re: Ruby has ruined m
   20   42.6  Local Instance Methods
   19   65.8  Refactoring Tycho API - Opinions wanted
   17   40.5  Are there packages?
   16   40.1  [RCR] nil for unassigned keys
   16   39.9  C extension makes things slower
   14   19.8  FreeRIDE: Where does the output go?

820 articles on 164 subjects
 698 were followups (85.12%)
 0 were crossposts (0.00%)

1850.8 kbytes total
 headers:         951.7kb   51.42%
 quoted text:     247.9kb   13.39%
 original text:   550.9kb   29.77%
 signatures:       47.1kb    2.55%

Averages:
   5.00 articles / subjetc
   2.26 kbytes / article
  11.29 kbytes / subject

Postings per weekday:

Day          posts
 Monday       183  ******************
 Tuesday      149  ***************
 Wednesday    134  *************
 Thursday     121  ************
 Friday       114  ***********
 Saturday      65  *******
 Sunday        54  *****
                 (*=10 posts)

Top 10 newsreader agents used (accumulated):

posts           newsreader        users
  549 (66.95%)  ruby-talk          142 63.39%
  121 (14.76%)  g2                  46 20.54%
   59 ( 7.20%)  thunderbird         12  5.36%
   30 ( 3.66%)  outlook              7  3.12%
    7 ( 0.85%)  slrn                 2  0.89%
    7 ( 0.85%)  noaa                 1  0.45%
    7 ( 0.85%)  trn                  1  0.45%
    6 ( 0.73%)  40tude_dialog        3  1.34%
    6 ( 0.73%)  gnus                 3  1.34%
    6 ( 0.73%)  mozilla              2  0.89%

19 different agents have been used (versions unaccounted).

DISCLAIMER
Please, take these stats with a grain of salt, quantity might not always
denote any quality; people who are not among the top posters also often have
very important and interesting things to say, though they are not listed
here by name.

Have a lot ..., lots of fun!