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Deconstructing YYW: A New Posting Strategy

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4/24/2016 1:04:40 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
Hello one and all and welcome to another hall of fame thread, brought to you by Thett, Bossy, Romanii, and Seventhprofessor.

Today we will be discussing the posting career of YYW--namely, we will be discussing how long and colorful it is. Through random number generators and a fair bit of boredom we can give you some numbers.

We took a random sample of 200 of YYW's posts. The raw data will be linked below.

We found that the average YYW post was around 79 words in length, and around 457 characters.

How many words has YYW typed on this forum? At the time I am writing this, YYW has amassed 32,311 posts. At an average of 79 words each that means YYW has typed 2,552,727 words on this forum. Over 2.5 million. YYW has typed over 14,766,127 characters on this forum. That's over 14 megabytes of text data, or enough data to fill up nearly 10 floppy discs--the pinnacle of technology.

Assuming an average of 50 words per minute, that means YYW has spent 51,055 minutes typing on this forum--a total of 35 days.

However, he's been on here for around 5 years which means he's only spent an average of around 28 minutes typing every day.

What words does YYW commonly use? Here is a list of the top 25.

WordFrequency
because 78
people-68
go 53
think43
one 43
say 34
member 33
thing33
want32
good32
make32
just 30
know30
kind 27
said 25
how 25
reason25
god 24
way 24
did 24
person22
talk 21
read21
real 20
mean19

Thus we have the posting career of YYW summarized.

The data: https://docs.google.com...
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4/24/2016 1:05:21 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
beautiful
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4/24/2016 1:06:43 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
SHOCKING.

Deserving of a Pulitzer for investigative journalism.
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4/24/2016 1:06:53 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:06:25 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Too meh. Not that exciting. No spice. 4/10.

have you ever seen a pile of 10 floppy discs you assshole?
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"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

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: thett was right
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4/24/2016 1:07:07 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:06:43 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
SHOCKING.

Deserving of a Pulitzer for investigative journalism.

YYWgate?
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"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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4/24/2016 1:07:55 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:06:53 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:06:25 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Too meh. Not that exciting. No spice. 4/10.

have you ever seen a pile of 10 floppy discs you assshole?

I wipe my asss with 10 floppy discs.
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4/24/2016 1:08:22 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:07:07 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:06:43 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
SHOCKING.

Deserving of a Pulitzer for investigative journalism.

YYWgate?

We're essentially the modern Woodward and Bernstein.
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"fvck omg ur face"

~ Liz

"No aspect of your facial structure suggests Filipino descent."
~ YYW
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4/24/2016 1:10:25 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:07:55 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:06:53 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:06:25 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Too meh. Not that exciting. No spice. 4/10.

have you ever seen a pile of 10 floppy discs you assshole?

I wipe my asss with 10 floppy discs.

I talked to Airmax, he's going to ban you for your comments on this thread
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"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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4/24/2016 1:11:12 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:10:25 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:07:55 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:06:53 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:06:25 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Too meh. Not that exciting. No spice. 4/10.

have you ever seen a pile of 10 floppy discs you assshole?

I wipe my asss with 10 floppy discs.

I talked to Airmax, he's going to ban you for your comments on this thread

No pls. It's an awesome thread. The best ever written. A flawless sequel to DDO Burger King.
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4/24/2016 1:12:55 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 12 point font, single spaced, the sum total of YYW's posts could be expected to be over 5100 pages.
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"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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4/24/2016 1:16:56 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:12:55 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 12 point font, single spaced, the sum total of YYW's posts could be expected to be over 5100 pages.

Note: This isn't even taking into consideration the fact that YYW has spurts of multiple 8k-character posts in a row (especially when in flame wars). Our sampling leaned heavily towards shorter posts, perhaps to the point of not portraying a fair picture of the true verbosity of YYW.
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~ Thett the Mighty

"fvck omg ur face"

~ Liz

"No aspect of your facial structure suggests Filipino descent."
~ YYW
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4/24/2016 1:23:59 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
Please post more metrics, e.g. Statistical distribution, max post, median post, mode associated with different bin sizes, std deviation etc
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4/24/2016 1:25:47 AM
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I am honored. To all who put in time and effort into this, thank you. This is spectacular.

Data is beautiful.
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4/24/2016 1:27:39 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:23:59 AM, Raisor wrote:
Please post more metrics, e.g. Statistical distribution, max post, median post, mode associated with different bin sizes, std deviation etc

For posts: Median 22, max 1094, min 2, St dev 163, mode 1

For characters: Median 121, max 6972, min 2, st dev 982, mode 13
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"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
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4/24/2016 1:28:19 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
Also note that 50 wpm is a fast typing speed and your time estimate is literally just typing- not formatting blocked responses or reading posts being replied to or proof reading or thinking about replies or the time to click past the review screen

Also mobile usage drops the wpm

More data is needed to support the conclusions you have drawn, at best you have a lower bound estimate
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4/24/2016 1:29:12 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:28:19 AM, Raisor wrote:
Also note that 50 wpm is a fast typing speed and your time estimate is literally just typing- not formatting blocked responses or reading posts being replied to or proof reading or thinking about replies or the time to click past the review screen

Also mobile usage drops the wpm

More data is needed to support the conclusions you have drawn, at best you have a lower bound estimate

I type about 75 wpm, fyi.
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4/24/2016 1:32:49 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:27:39 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:23:59 AM, Raisor wrote:
Please post more metrics, e.g. Statistical distribution, max post, median post, mode associated with different bin sizes, std deviation etc

For posts: Median 22, max 1094, min 2, St dev 163, mode 1

For characters: Median 121, max 6972, min 2, st dev 982, mode 13

What...avg is 79 and standard dev is 163?

Can you plot the frequency distribution?
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4/24/2016 1:33:24 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:29:12 AM, YYW wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:28:19 AM, Raisor wrote:
Also note that 50 wpm is a fast typing speed and your time estimate is literally just typing- not formatting blocked responses or reading posts being replied to or proof reading or thinking about replies or the time to click past the review screen

Also mobile usage drops the wpm

More data is needed to support the conclusions you have drawn, at best you have a lower bound estimate

I type about 75 wpm, fyi.

Of course you do
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4/24/2016 1:34:05 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:32:49 AM, Raisor wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:27:39 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:23:59 AM, Raisor wrote:
Please post more metrics, e.g. Statistical distribution, max post, median post, mode associated with different bin sizes, std deviation etc

For posts: Median 22, max 1094, min 2, St dev 163, mode 1

For characters: Median 121, max 6972, min 2, st dev 982, mode 13

What...avg is 79 and standard dev is 163?

Can you plot the frequency distribution?

How do you do that? Bossy or I can send u the Excel file if you want
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4/24/2016 1:34:29 AM
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50 WPM? That's way too weak.
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4/24/2016 1:36:05 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:34:05 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:32:49 AM, Raisor wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:27:39 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:23:59 AM, Raisor wrote:
Please post more metrics, e.g. Statistical distribution, max post, median post, mode associated with different bin sizes, std deviation etc

For posts: Median 22, max 1094, min 2, St dev 163, mode 1

For characters: Median 121, max 6972, min 2, st dev 982, mode 13

What...avg is 79 and standard dev is 163?

Can you plot the frequency distribution?

How do you do that? Bossy or I can send u the Excel file if you want

Create bins e.g. Every 5 word increment is a bin. Count how many posts are in each bin. Plot number of posts vs bin value. Probably repeat for different bin sizes to determine sensitivity
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4/24/2016 1:37:18 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:33:24 AM, Raisor wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:29:12 AM, YYW wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:28:19 AM, Raisor wrote:
Also note that 50 wpm is a fast typing speed and your time estimate is literally just typing- not formatting blocked responses or reading posts being replied to or proof reading or thinking about replies or the time to click past the review screen

Also mobile usage drops the wpm

More data is needed to support the conclusions you have drawn, at best you have a lower bound estimate

I type about 75 wpm, fyi.

Of course you do

Yeah, well... I can get it as high as 90, but I average about 75 WPM.

This should be unsurprising, though.
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4/24/2016 1:48:21 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:16:56 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:12:55 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 12 point font, single spaced, the sum total of YYW's posts could be expected to be over 5100 pages.

Note: This isn't even taking into consideration the fact that YYW has spurts of multiple 8k-character posts in a row (especially when in flame wars). Our sampling leaned heavily towards shorter posts

that explains the lack of curse words
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4/24/2016 1:58:04 AM
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At 4/24/2016 1:04:40 AM, thett3 wrote:
WordFrequency
because 78
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4/24/2016 1:59:28 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:04:40 AM, thett3 wrote:
Hello one and all and welcome to another hall of fame thread, brought to you by Thett, Bossy, Romanii, and Seventhprofessor.

Today we will be discussing the posting career of YYW--namely, we will be discussing how long and colorful it is. Through random number generators and a fair bit of boredom we can give you some numbers.

We took a random sample of 200 of YYW's posts. The raw data will be linked below.

We found that the average YYW post was around 79 words in length, and around 457 characters.

How many words has YYW typed on this forum? At the time I am writing this, YYW has amassed 32,311 posts. At an average of 79 words each that means YYW has typed 2,552,727 words on this forum. Over 2.5 million. YYW has typed over 14,766,127 characters on this forum. That's over 14 megabytes of text data, or enough data to fill up nearly 10 floppy discs--the pinnacle of technology.

Assuming an average of 50 words per minute, that means YYW has spent 51,055 minutes typing on this forum--a total of 35 days.

However, he's been on here for around 5 years which means he's only spent an average of around 28 minutes typing every day.

What words does YYW commonly use? Here is a list of the top 25.

WordFrequency
because 78
people-68
go 53
think43
one 43
say 34
member 33
thing33
want32
good32
make32
just 30
know30
kind 27
said 25
how 25
reason25
god 24
way 24
did 24
person22
talk 21
read21
real 20
mean19

Thus we have the posting career of YYW summarized.

The data: https://docs.google.com...

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4/24/2016 2:22:45 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:33:24 AM, Raisor wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:29:12 AM, YYW wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:28:19 AM, Raisor wrote:
Also note that 50 wpm is a fast typing speed and your time estimate is literally just typing- not formatting blocked responses or reading posts being replied to or proof reading or thinking about replies or the time to click past the review screen

Also mobile usage drops the wpm

More data is needed to support the conclusions you have drawn, at best you have a lower bound estimate

I type about 75 wpm, fyi.

Of course you do

So do I, actually.
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4/24/2016 2:23:37 AM
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You could even construct meaningful sentences from those frequently used words:

God said: "How did one kind person go mean. Reason: People want member thing real good just because."
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4/24/2016 2:44:48 AM
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At 4/24/2016 1:06:25 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Too meh. Not that exciting. No spice. 4/10.

7/10 too much water
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4/24/2016 3:33:50 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/24/2016 1:29:12 AM, YYW wrote:
At 4/24/2016 1:28:19 AM, Raisor wrote:
Also note that 50 wpm is a fast typing speed and your time estimate is literally just typing- not formatting blocked responses or reading posts being replied to or proof reading or thinking about replies or the time to click past the review screen

Also mobile usage drops the wpm

More data is needed to support the conclusions you have drawn, at best you have a lower bound estimate

I type about 75 wpm, fyi.

Nice! I type around 80-85 wpm on average. Not many people I know can type as fast as you.
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