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At the UT get together for the Spadina extension opening, I recall some interest in seeing a like-to-post ratio added to the member statistics.

I think the only critique was the need for a minimum post number, for the resulting information to be useful.

Was that given any further consideration?

@interchange42
 
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So, if @Edward Skira won't do it for you, do it yourself! (at least that's what @interchange42 says often) :)

As calculated on April 4, 2018, this is the like to post ratio of the posters w/the 60 greatest number of likes.

Poster Ratio (Likes to Posts)

Logan 3.396895787
Razz 3.368708972
Benito 2.077421254
ADRM 1.774840209
smably 1.625668449
PMT 1.516146993
Some Midtowner 1.397229076
Surreal Places 1.380080281
kotsy 1.328259431
Salsa 1.276739094
Marcadian 1.167017249
MafaldaBoy 1.15828877
alexanderglista 1.038209607
UrbanWarrior 0.838686131
crs1026 0.823483264
stjames2queenwest 0.793936911
RedMars 0.789285714
ChesterCopperpot 0.785641375
Jasonzed 0.723339823
modernizt 956 1455 0.657044674
Megaton327 0.651002073
Lenser 0.627573859
Daveography 0.61670712
DonValleyRainbow 0.580439122
Skeezix 0.574489042
LNahid2000 0.57354759
Allandale25 0.5261959
Interchage42 0.52556391
Edward Skira 0.524383004
NorthernLight 0.4965
Animatronic 0.484028683
ProjectEnd 0.476136525
smallspy 0.447592068
mdrejhon 0.439204363
WislaHD 0.428137833
steveve 0.398460411
44North 0.380718336
AoD 0.375697432
TheKingEast 0.37302523
Goldie 0.3684375
Miscreant 0.362448199
GL17 0.36097092
Insertnamehere 0.342599693
steveintoronto 0.340647673
DSC 0.334546337
dowlingm 0.333443928
MetroMan 0.305251174
PinkLucy 0.293616337
Drum118 0.271933472
TheTigerMaster 0.270148737
ShonTron 0.205694178
Tuscani01 0.196785494
maestro 0.195267251
W.K.Lis 0.171620024
rbt 0.170392636
TOareaFan 0.162083936
SkyCandy 0.150678834
junctionist 0.135235732
kEiThZ 0.123045634
nfitz 0.087221482

@Logan is our winner! Highest like to post ratio, among the 60 posters w/the most likes. :)
 
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hahahaaaaaa, oh man, that's awesome! How were you able to simply compile a list of members by number of post likes?
 

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hahahaaaaaa, oh man, that's awesome! How were you able to simply compile a list of members by number of post likes?
I went to the forum stats page, 'likes' window.

Then I opened an Excel Spread sheet and set up 4 columns, name, likes, posts, ratio.

I input a formula likes/posts = ratio.

Then I copy/pasted the data over.

Then I used the sort function to organize the list by ratio from largest to smallest.

Then I copy/pasted the result back.

I edited it to make it easier to read, as excel formatting doesn't copy over cleanly.

Bit of a hassle as the likes page isn't set up that way exactly. But took me 30 minutes while eating dinner.
 

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Of course there's a forum stats page. hahaa, I'm pretty internet disabled for someone my age.
 

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Not to quibble as this is certainly interesting BUT, IIRC, "likes' are a fairly recent innovation on UT. Thus people who have been posting for many years have a whole batch of posts which are unlikely to have been liked.
 

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hahahaaaaaa, oh man, that's awesome! How were you able to simply compile a list of members by number of post likes?
I went to the forum stats page, 'likes' window.

Then I opened an Excel Spread sheet and set up 4 columns, name, likes, posts, ratio.

I input a formula likes/posts = ratio.

Then I copy/pasted the data over.

Then I used the sort function to organize the list by ratio from largest to smallest.

Then I copy/pasted the result back.

I edited it to make it easier to read, as excel formatting doesn't copy over cleanly.

Bit of a hassle as the likes page isn't set up that way exactly. But took me 30 minutes while eating dinner.
Intentionally or not, this is eerily similar (perhaps unavoidably) with 'mining Facebook'.

The likes of AggregateIQ, SCL and I'm sure many others not yet decloaked did exactly this, with added layers, some of them honed to let through 'certain colours' (you mine for something you're looking for usually) and the result further filtered and combed to 'resemble known clusters'. And their predictability.

Credit to Northern Light for doing what he has in "30 minutes". I question the value ascribed to the outcome, but I'm in total awe of how easily he did this. There's a sobering point being made there.
 

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Not to quibble as this is certainly interesting BUT, IIRC, "likes' are a fairly recent innovation on UT. Thus people who have been posting for many years have a whole batch of posts which are unlikely to have been liked.
It wasn't around when I started UT either!

I would have separated it out if the public data allowed that (post from the BL (Before 'Like') period would have been excluded. LOL But ya work w/what ya got.
 

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Intentionally or not, this is eerily similar (perhaps unavoidably) with 'mining Facebook'.

The likes of AggregateIQ, SCL and I'm sure many others not yet decloaked did exactly this, with added layers, some of them honed to let through 'certain colours' (you mine for something you're looking for usually) and the result further filtered and combed to 'resemble known clusters'. And their predictability.

Credit to Northern Light for doing what he has in "30 minutes". I question the value ascribed to the outcome, but I'm in total awe of how easily he did this. There's a sobering point being made there.
I supposed there's a relationship in a sense, though I didn't mine any data from a profile; only from a public stats page. Though in this case it is tied to particular posters.

I wouldn't ascribe any special value to it, it was something discussed at the Christmas get together, as a curiosity. I was bored one evening, so spent a few minutes, while eating as a 'why not' exercise.
 

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I supposed there's a relationship in a sense, though I didn't mine any data from a profile; only from a public stats page. Though in this case it is tied to particular posters.

I wouldn't ascribe any special value to it, it was something discussed at the Christmas get together, as a curiosity. I was bored one evening, so spent a few minutes, while eating as a 'why not' exercise.
I meant to post a proviso that what you did was purely sorting information clearly in the public domain and innocuous. My point was how easily such a simple and quick execution of data can reveal aspects of individual identities (mostly aliases in this case), and how such techniques, overlaid with other matrices of information, (where the morality of doing so becomes questionable, depending on the intent of the exercise) reveal vastly more about those identities than those persons ever intended or would want.

I was a bit taken aback at how a spreadsheet program would show so much, but to state that displays my own naivete. And society's with the 'revelations' coming out of the Facebook imbroglios. And it's far more than Facebook, they're just the 'usual suspect'.
 

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@steveintoronto, do you use a VPN? You sound like you should be. :)

I'm currently posting from "Germany". I've got ad trackers blocked. I blocked Google Analytics from logging my internet activity. etc
 

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@steveintoronto, do you use a VPN? You sound like you should be. :)

I'm currently posting from "Germany". I've got ad trackers blocked. I blocked Google Analytics from logging my internet activity. etc
You do realize that you could be posting from the Moon, aspects of your IP will be tracked. All that VPN blocks is Google (and others) *targeting* your presence for ads, (and even there, exceptions exist) not blocking the signatures of the nature of your activity and history.
 
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Nobody is truly invisible on the Internet, even with Private/Incognito/InPrivate Browsing on with various ad blockers, script blockers, and various activity logger blockers enabled.

It just minimizes your presence, but not fully eliminate it. Often, it's a false sense of privacy.

Read here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privacy_mode

Yes, the Like to Post ratio is not accurate, given that many members (including myself) have posted numerous posts before we moved to XenForo (the current forum software for UT).
 
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