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Post by Big Mac » Tue May 19, 2009 12:35 pm

Andaire wrote:This will be harder to follow now that you've been given the honorary title of Giant Space Hamster and Thorf that of Cartomancer; and of course Ash was always Hierarch. Were we running out of upper ranks? :mrgreen:
It is harder, but it does stop me and Havard burning out all the new ranks, so it should add to the fun of the people who follow us.

As for working out stuff, I'll just have to stalk Night Druid to work out where the rank switchovers fall. (I suppose I could track the high rollers and retro-actively adjust the stats, but to be honest the forum is pretty grown up now, so I'm not sure we will need to track its growth forever.)
Ashtagon wrote:I wanted to avoid having huge gaps in the numbers of people at each rank.
Good point. In a way what people like me and Havard do is far less important than what the median of the community does. I'm actually much more impressed to see more and more ranks getting "pushed off" of the front page than I am impressed by the highest post count. Communities are made up of multiple people and the people at Ogre and Troll level are showing a real involvement in the community. Obviously quality of posts is better than quantity of posts, so you should take any of my stats with a pinch of salt.

And the real people making The Piazza successful are new people who could write anywhere they want, but are choosing to come here and give our community a go. So giving newbies a warm welcome is probably more valuable in the long run than watching what Havard and myself are doing with Ashtagon's rank system.
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Post by Ashtagon » Tue May 19, 2009 12:58 pm

Not as fwoofy :P
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Post by Dread Delgath » Tue May 19, 2009 6:28 pm

Is this the "Hrmph" you're looking for? Image

Mr. Giant Space Hamster?
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Post by night_druid » Tue May 19, 2009 6:32 pm

Big Mac wrote:Hmm. I think I'd have prefered being something more scarey (...like a Mind Flayer perhaps). I suppose I can "put up" with being a Giant Space Hamster as long I don't pick it up as a nickname. I wouldn't want to get famous and then be known as Mr Giant Space Hamster. :roll: :lol:
Howabout Mr. Fluffy? Or Snugglewhumpens? Whoolybutt?
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Post by Dread Delgath » Tue May 19, 2009 10:57 pm

FlufferNutter?
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Post by Big Mac » Wed May 20, 2009 12:44 pm

Dread Delgath wrote:Is this the "Hrmph" you're looking for? Image
That's the one.
Dread Delgath wrote:Mr. Giant Space Hamster?
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night_druid wrote:Howabout Mr. Fluffy? Or Snugglewhumpens? Whoolybutt?
OK, this means war! :x I'm writing to the boss:
Letter to Ashtago wrote:Dear Mr Tagon (or can I call you Ash?),

Please could you arrange for my friend Night Druid to have a custom user title based on one of the weird and wonderful D&D monsters.

Perhaps a Cooshee as that is the official pet of elves and we suspect he is a Night Elf. :twisted:

Yours Sincererly,

G. S. Hamster, Esq
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Dread Delgath wrote:FlufferNutter?
Hmm. This is getting very off-topic. :roll:

Maybe a moderator should shift some of this stuff to a "Poke the Giant Space Hamster" thread. :lol:
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Post by night_druid » Wed May 20, 2009 1:09 pm

Big Mac wrote:
night_druid wrote:Howabout Mr. Fluffy? Or Snugglewhumpens? Whoolybutt?
OK, this means war! :x I'm writing to the boss:
Letter to Ashtago wrote:Dear Mr Tagon (or can I call you Ash?),

Please could you arrange for my friend Night Druid to have a custom user title based on one of the weird and wonderful D&D monsters.

Perhaps a Cooshee as that is the official pet of elves and we suspect he is a Night Elf. :twisted:

Yours Sincererly,

G. S. Hamster, Esq
;)
So what? Raken's girlfriend is a hottie elf, so he may very well end up with a cooshee pet, especially if he liberates Spiral ;) And since we play 2nd Edition, that means everything elven is like, gawd or something. :lol:
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Post by Big Mac » Thu May 21, 2009 12:10 pm

night_druid wrote:
Big Mac wrote:
night_druid wrote:Howabout Mr. Fluffy? Or Snugglewhumpens? Whoolybutt?
OK, this means war! :x I'm writing to the boss:
Letter to Ashtago wrote:Dear Mr Tagon (or can I call you Ash?),

Please could you arrange for my friend Night Druid to have a custom user title based on one of the weird and wonderful D&D monsters.

Perhaps a Cooshee as that is the official pet of elves and we suspect he is a Night Elf. :twisted:

Yours Sincererly,

G. S. Hamster, Esq
;)
So what? Raken's girlfriend is a hottie elf, so he may very well end up with a cooshee pet, especially if he liberates Spiral ;) And since we play 2nd Edition, that means everything elven is like, gawd or something. :lol:
Hmm. There has to be some sort of D&D monster you don't like. :twisted:
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Post by night_druid » Thu May 21, 2009 12:15 pm

Big Mac wrote:
night_druid wrote:So what? Raken's girlfriend is a hottie elf, so he may very well end up with a cooshee pet, especially if he liberates Spiral ;) And since we play 2nd Edition, that means everything elven is like, gawd or something. :lol:
Hmm. There has to be some sort of D&D monster you don't like. :twisted:
Not especially, no. Some monsters can be screwy, have weird rules, or are so specialized they're pretty much one-shots, but there aren't many monsters I dislike. Remember, I have many worlds and moons to populate!!! :lol:
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Post by Havard » Thu May 21, 2009 4:02 pm

dulsi wrote:If you ever need a piercer nation for a world check out Grum-fells.
Weird, but interesting!

Hmmm...I wonder if there are really tiny piercers who work in tattoo parlors and the like.... :P

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Post by Tim Baker » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:48 pm

Big Mac wrote:It has only been a couple of days under two months since the last count, but with me now having a higher rank than Havard (for the second time in Piazza history) and three new giants, I thought it might be fun to do another count. I'm including the last counts from the 12 Mar 2009 count - so that you can see what is going up and down, but bear in mind that pretty much everyone is going up in rank (so in a lot of cases the new numbers reflect the number of people coming up the ranks to replace the old people of that rank).
I just came across this interesting thread. If you happen to have spare time (but not today, as it's your birthday and you should be celebrating), I'd be curious to see how the ranks and counts for each rank have changed in the past 7 years. :shock:

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Post by Ashtagon » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:02 am

Incidentally, no one has yet unlocked the topmost ranks.
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Post by Dread Delgath » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:19 pm

Ashtagon wrote:Incidentally, no one has yet unlocked the topmost ranks.
When they do, let me know. I might have 800 posts by that time. :x
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Post by Ashtagon » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:05 pm

Dread Delgath wrote:
Ashtagon wrote:Incidentally, no one has yet unlocked the topmost ranks.
When they do, let me know. I might have 800 posts by that time. :x
Not counting people with custom ranks, the highest poster so far is about 20% of the way there.
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Post by Gecko » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:26 pm

Tim Baker wrote:I just came across this interesting thread. If you happen to have spare time (but not today, as it's your birthday and you should be celebrating), I'd be curious to see how the ranks and counts for each rank have changed in the past 7 years. :shock:
Perhaps Big Mac can do a more complete counting, but a quick tally shows--
not counting the custom titles:
Blue Dragon: 1 (currently with 5329)
Green Dragon: 1 (currently with 4314)
Black Dragon: 4 (starts somewhere in the 27## range, highest one currently has 3741)
White Dragon: 4 (2000-27##)
Storm Giant: 8 (1500-1999) (7 on the 1st page)
Cloud Giant: 4 (1250-1499)
Fire Giant: 4 (1000-1249)
Frost Giant: 4 (800-999)
Stone Giant: 15 (600-799) (11 on the 2nd page)
Hill Giant: 11 (450-599)
Troll: 23 (300-449) (8 on the 3rd page)
Ogre: 23 (200-299) (7 on the 4th page)

I didn't even try to count up the Bugbear's (125-199), Gnolls (80-124), Hobgoblins (45-79), Orcs (20-44), Goblins (5-19), Kobolds (1-4), nor Peasants (0), I'll leave that to BM

Of those with custom ranks, there are 8 on the 1st page (including all of the top 5 posters), 1 on the 2nd, 2 on the 3rd, 3 on the 4th, & 1 on the 5th (I didn't look below the 200 post count)

edit: missed out the 1 green dragon
edit2: missed out a custom title on the 3rd page
edit: see below, I just started over
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Post by Hugin » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:39 pm

Good work, Gecko!

I need to get to work to get to my Black Dragon status. In my eyes, being a Black Dragon is more desirable since there's only one of them compared to 8 custom titles. :mrgreen:

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Post by Gecko » Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:18 am

I ended up counting them ALL

Blue Dragon: 1 (currently with 5329)
Green Dragon: 1 (currently with 4314)
Black Dragon: 4 (starts somewhere in the 27-hundred range, highest one currently has 3741)
White Dragon: 4 (2000-27##)
Storm Giant: 8 (1500-1999) (7 on the 1st page)
Cloud Giant: 4 (1250-1499)
Fire Giant: 4 (1000-1249)
Frost Giant: 4 (800-999)
Stone Giant: 15 (600-799) (11 on the 2nd page)
Hill Giant: 11 (450-599)
Troll: 23 (300-449) (8 on the 3rd page)
Ogre: 23 (200-299) (7 on the 4th page)
Bugbear: 27 (125-199) (8 on page 5)
Gnoll: 32 (80-124) (6 on page 6)
Hobgoblin: 62 (45-79) (22 on page 8)
Orc: 103 (20-44) (10 on page 10)
Goblin: 305 (5-19) (7 on page 14)
Kobold: 505 (1-4) (starting on page 26)
Peasants: 923 (0) (starting on page 47, the last 37 pages have only Peasants)

Of those with custom ranks (inculding the 3 "Initiate" moderator accounts), there are 8 on the 1st page (including all of the top 5 posters), 1 on the 2nd, 2 on the 3rd, 3 on the 4th, 1 on the 5th, 1 on the 7th, 1 on the 8th, & 1 on the 36th: 18 total


2077 users total, but 44% are Peasants without having ever posted

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Post by Tim Baker » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:02 am

Ashtagon wrote:Not counting people with custom ranks, the highest poster so far is about 20% of the way there.
That's pretty incredible. Not to mention forward-thinking! That ought'a last us several more years. :)

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Post by Tim Baker » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:04 am

Gecko wrote:I ended up counting them ALL
Nicely done! Thanks for taking the time to count all of those up.

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Post by BlackBat242 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:31 am

Gecko wrote:I ended up counting them ALL
Gecko is a Pokémon master?

Or is that... Piazzámon master?
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Post by Gecko » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:41 am

BlackBat242 wrote:Gecko is a Pokémon master?

Or is that... Piazzámon master?
:P :lol:
:?: huh? :?:

I'm afraid I don't know the reference.

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Post by RobJN » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:46 am

BlackBat242 wrote:
Gecko wrote:I ended up counting them ALL
Gecko is a Pokémon master?

Or is that... Piazzámon master?
:P :lol:
That's catch 'em all, not count 'em all. ("Pikachulhu, I choose you!")
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Post by Big Mac » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:09 am

RobJN wrote:
BlackBat242 wrote:
Gecko wrote:I ended up counting them ALL
Gecko is a Pokémon master?

Or is that... Piazzámon master?
:P :lol:
That's catch 'em all, not count 'em all. ("Pikachulhu, I choose you!")
We need this man to sing the Piazzámon version of the song:
I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
To catch them is my real test
To train them is my cause

I will travel across the land
Searching far and wide
Each piazzámon to understand
The power that's inside

Piazzámon! Gotta catch 'em all! It's you and me
I know it's my destiny,
Piazzámon! Oh you're my best friend
In a world we must defend
Piazzámon! A heart so true
Our courage will pull us through,

You teach me and I'll teach you,
Piazzámon! Gotta catch'em all

With courage I will face.
I will battle every day
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There's no better team.
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It's always been our dream!
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Re: Number of people at each Forum Rank as of 12 Mar 2009

Post by Big Mac » Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:01 pm

Tim Baker wrote:
Big Mac wrote:It has only been a couple of days under two months since the last count, but with me now having a higher rank than Havard (for the second time in Piazza history) and three new giants, I thought it might be fun to do another count. I'm including the last counts from the 12 Mar 2009 count - so that you can see what is going up and down, but bear in mind that pretty much everyone is going up in rank (so in a lot of cases the new numbers reflect the number of people coming up the ranks to replace the old people of that rank).
I just came across this interesting thread. If you happen to have spare time (but not today, as it's your birthday and you should be celebrating), I'd be curious to see how the ranks and counts for each rank have changed in the past 7 years. :shock:
I had a lot of fun tracking this, but I did start to worry that I was burning up all the new forum ranks myself (and not letting other forum members "discover them"). And then I made the mistake of saying something about my favourite type of giant in this post, which eventually came back to haunt me! :o

Later when I got invited onto the admin team (as a Junior Administrator) it did mean that I would have access to Ashtagon's secret list, hidden inside the admin controls. I did actually think about that, before doing the admin thing. So I can't "discover" this any more, but I can show you how it's done and see if it is possible to "infer" any more information than I already revealed from my pre-admin research days.

Firstly, you go to the "Members" link on the top right of the forum. Then you need to resort the Members page by clicking on "Posts". That gives you the posts going from zero upwards, so click on "Posts" a second time to see the Memberlist in order of largest to smallest post count.

Then you can just scroll down "the leaderboard" and look at the next page, when you have finished with the first one. Gecko has already done a good job of looking at the existing ranks. One of the challangs now, if you are trying to track the existing users and try to narrow down the point where people jump from one forum rank to the next, is that the people who have custom ranks make it hard to spot what is happening around them. You kind of have to ignore everyone with a custom rank.
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