Drivel meter is off the scale

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Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Igneouss » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:40 am

Make this place more user friendly!

There are a very few people here that are responsible for about 75% of all posts. And those 1000s of posts are about 99% useless drivel, off topic, sad attempts at looking cool, etc.

These few 'constant posters' make it an absolute chore to scan through just about every thread on ePlaya. It would be much easier to find usefull info if these people were banned and all their posts deleted.

It would also save lots of server time and money.

It would also make newbies feel more welcome as much of the crap is snark aimed at newbies.
Basic b/e analysis:
2005 $243K
06 $855K
07 $1.0M
08 $1.1M
09 $0
10 $1.1M
11 $1.2M
12 $1.2M
That’s $6.8M that thousands of volunteers deserve to know about. Capitalism is alive at BM. Tickets are the commodity. Others have estimated higher profits.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby jkisha » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:48 am

Bite me.

You want a Wikipedia? Start your own. This is a BBS, get used to it.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby EspressoDude » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:56 am

please keep all Igneouss posts here!
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Igneouss » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:00 am

jkisha,
Which of you 7000+ posts should I bite?
Basic b/e analysis:
2005 $243K
06 $855K
07 $1.0M
08 $1.1M
09 $0
10 $1.1M
11 $1.2M
12 $1.2M
That’s $6.8M that thousands of volunteers deserve to know about. Capitalism is alive at BM. Tickets are the commodity. Others have estimated higher profits.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby AntiM » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:05 am

Oh Dear God.
These are not my fuckos.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Igneouss » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:10 am

AntiM,
You're a Goddess. Thanks for making me laugh.
Cheers,
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Basic b/e analysis:
2005 $243K
06 $855K
07 $1.0M
08 $1.1M
09 $0
10 $1.1M
11 $1.2M
12 $1.2M
That’s $6.8M that thousands of volunteers deserve to know about. Capitalism is alive at BM. Tickets are the commodity. Others have estimated higher profits.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Igneouss » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:19 am

Took a quick look:
3 single individuals are responsible for 50,000+/- posts on ePlaya.
Basic b/e analysis:
2005 $243K
06 $855K
07 $1.0M
08 $1.1M
09 $0
10 $1.1M
11 $1.2M
12 $1.2M
That’s $6.8M that thousands of volunteers deserve to know about. Capitalism is alive at BM. Tickets are the commodity. Others have estimated higher profits.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Igneouss » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:27 am

jkisha,
That 50,000 number does not include you. You're up there but not among the elite.
Basic b/e analysis:
2005 $243K
06 $855K
07 $1.0M
08 $1.1M
09 $0
10 $1.1M
11 $1.2M
12 $1.2M
That’s $6.8M that thousands of volunteers deserve to know about. Capitalism is alive at BM. Tickets are the commodity. Others have estimated higher profits.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby jkisha » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:31 am

Well that certainly is incentive for me to try harder.
And feel free to bite ALL of my 7000+ posts. :shock: :wink:
Igneouss wrote:jkisha,
That 50,000 number does not include you. You're up there but not among the elite.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Igneouss » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:41 am

They taste bad.
But if you swing by the Golden Cafe I will give you a cold beer.
Cheers
Basic b/e analysis:
2005 $243K
06 $855K
07 $1.0M
08 $1.1M
09 $0
10 $1.1M
11 $1.2M
12 $1.2M
That’s $6.8M that thousands of volunteers deserve to know about. Capitalism is alive at BM. Tickets are the commodity. Others have estimated higher profits.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:52 am

Igneouss wrote:They taste bad.
But if you swing by the Golden Cafe I will give you a cold beer.
Cheers


Igneouss wrote:Make this place more user friendly!

There are a very few people here that are responsible for about 75% of all posts. And those 1000s of posts are about 99% useless drivel, off topic, sad attempts at looking cool, etc.

These few 'constant posters' make it an absolute chore to scan through just about every thread on ePlaya. It would be much easier to find usefull info if these people were banned and all their posts deleted.

It would also save lots of server time and money.

It would also make newbies feel more welcome as much of the crap is snark aimed at newbies.

now you gone and hurt my little feelings............

I'm just here, to serve and protect!!

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Igneouss » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:58 am

Ygmir,
I offered you a beer in 2009 and you never showed.
So f' off (as you approach 20,000 posts).
Basic b/e analysis:
2005 $243K
06 $855K
07 $1.0M
08 $1.1M
09 $0
10 $1.1M
11 $1.2M
12 $1.2M
That’s $6.8M that thousands of volunteers deserve to know about. Capitalism is alive at BM. Tickets are the commodity. Others have estimated higher profits.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:05 pm

Igneouss wrote:Ygmir,
I offered you a beer in 2009 and you never showed.
So f' off (as you approach 20,000 posts).



hhhmmm.......I'd have to remember that. Sorry, I can't. Was the offer here, or on playa?

I'm sure, I didn't not show, on purpose, though.
Mostly, "Playa time" gets in the way of appointments.

if you could refresh my memory, of where or what your camp was?
Maybe I was by, but, you weren't there.
Just can't remember.

Dang sensitive of you, though, to remember that far back.

oh look, even closer to 20K now............
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Igneouss » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:13 pm

Swing by the Golden Cafe and we'll toast your 20k posts.
Cheers
Basic b/e analysis:
2005 $243K
06 $855K
07 $1.0M
08 $1.1M
09 $0
10 $1.1M
11 $1.2M
12 $1.2M
That’s $6.8M that thousands of volunteers deserve to know about. Capitalism is alive at BM. Tickets are the commodity. Others have estimated higher profits.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:19 pm

cool, I'll try my best..........
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby BBadger » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:40 pm

Validation of a job well done folks!
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby jkisha » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:44 pm

Or the invitation is always open for you to drop by Mudskippers for a root beer float in the afternoon or bacon enchiladas for breakfast.
Igneouss wrote:They taste bad.
But if you swing by the Golden Cafe I will give you a cold beer.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:35 pm

Might I suggest, as a modest example, of eliminating all Tickets links once the tickets are claimed and gone. So many of these losers make one post (using up what otherwise might be a perfectly good ePlaya handle) and that's it. Eliminate them and free up both the name and the space.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Eric » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:06 pm

Igneouss wrote:Make this place more user friendly!


That's a judgement call, not a fact based call. You don't like the people who post a lot and don't feel they contribute, some of us do (yes, feel free to point out my post-count as if that's relevant. I could just say your low post-count just means you're not very helpful to the newbies).

Why don't we just make the playa itself more user friendly and just get rid of everyone who doesn't create art that you officially approve of? I mean the universe is obviously supposed to be designed for your ease & comfort.

Igneouss wrote:There are a very few people here that are responsible for about 75% of all posts. And those 1000s of posts are about 99% useless drivel, off topic, sad attempts at looking cool, etc.

These few 'constant posters' make it an absolute chore to scan through just about every thread on ePlaya. It would be much easier to find usefull info if these people were banned and all their posts deleted.


If you don't want to read someones post, you can make them go away on your own (ooh, crazy Radical Self-Reliance!)- click on the user name, and then "Add Foe". This makes their posts invisible to you.

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Kinetik V » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:16 pm

i think we should ban anyone who wears red shirts of any kind on Mondays. Because Mondays already suck and seeing red shirts...well they just upset me even more. We should ban people that come on here and post a half baked idea that's about as stupid as asking DPW to go alcohol free on the playa. Hell let's just have an online banning festival and just ban anything and everything that even looks iffy or questionable or doesn't fit our point of view...and seal up that closed mind a little bit tighter....

While I agree a little bit of change (like Doc Pyro's excellent suggestion) would be nice...banning for the sake of appeasing someone's myopic perceptions of how this board should be is not the way to go.

The quickest way to bring about change here is to promote the place in the JRS and Burning Man social media circles, and get a fresh flood of people here. Instead of being a brackish backwater, the flood of new people like a high tide would sweep in and flush a lot of things out of here...and refresh the place in the process. So don't ban, Participate and bring about change the right way.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Eric » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:19 pm

Kinetic V wrote:i think we should ban anyone who wears red shirts of any kind on Mondays. Because Mondays already suck and seeing red shirts...well they just upset me even more.


KV, without the red shirts we wouldn't know who to send into the dark room first dammit!

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:50 pm

My pen and paper skills say that 50,000 is about 1/13 or 7.6% of the total of 2/3 of one million posts.
Maybe someone should check my math.
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the snark police can suck it.

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby marck » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:37 pm

20% the people on the first page of highest posting members are in Terminal City.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby AntiM » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:46 pm

marck wrote:20% the people on the first page of highest posting members are in Terminal City.


Correlation is not causation.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Sail Man » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:48 pm

Igneouss wrote:AntiM,
You're a Goddess. Thanks for making me laugh.
Cheers,
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Even with her 11796 posts of drivel? :roll:
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby graidawg » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:13 pm

where is this highest posters thing, being almost unable to type i cant work this new fangled eplaya until ive deleted the old one (from my head)
and i want to be in the elite so my drivel can be criticized.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby marck » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:08 pm

AntiM wrote:
marck wrote:20% the people on the first page of highest posting members are in Terminal City.


Correlation is not causation.


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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Igneouss » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:21 pm

It's "correlation is not causality".

True, but it's a really strong hint.
Basic b/e analysis:
2005 $243K
06 $855K
07 $1.0M
08 $1.1M
09 $0
10 $1.1M
11 $1.2M
12 $1.2M
That’s $6.8M that thousands of volunteers deserve to know about. Capitalism is alive at BM. Tickets are the commodity. Others have estimated higher profits.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby jkisha » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:28 pm

Was this one of those frivolous posts you referred to as drivel earlier?
Igneouss wrote:It's "correlation is not causality".

True, but it's a really strong hint.
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