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Re: Lost my Position!

Perhaps another good way to determi=
ne signal/noise ratio is to watch how many posts are contained in a thread..=
.the longer the thread, the more likely a good discussion?  Of course, =
some threads would route around this test like birthday threads, TNO threads=
, or the “It’s 4am Who’s Up?” threads.  But I think overall it may work=
in conjunction with some other inputs to help “grade” a poster.  Maybe=
another dimension could be the frequency in which a poster contributes to t=
hreads considered “high signal”?  Then again, Tymm’s recent meteoric ri=
se as “most prolific poster” would actually counter this assumption because =
so many of his posts are amazingly useful, while many others are as trashy a=
s his mom.  OH!!!
Speaking of long threads, I =
never thought this one would go so long!  I loves it.

Corey Menscher


Dec 21, 2008, at 7:50 PM, Steven Lehrburger wrote:


one crude metri=
c for determining signal-to-noise ratio might be how many words there were i=
n response to a given email… so that would penalize people who killed thre=
ads and answered questions, and reward people who asked lots of questions an=
d started flame wars. maybe you could look for ?marks and flag those as ques=
tions to make things a little more nuanced. but then that leaves us (or, at =
least, those who care) jumping through semantic hoops to ask as many questio=
ns as possible without the appropriate punctuation. does that make any sense=

alternatively, if words-in-response wasn’t considered a good goal, =
you could invert it to reward the first group (who killed threads and answer=
ed questions) and penalize the second group (who asked lots of questions and=
started flame wars). it of course depends on what sort of environment the P=
resident of the List wanted to create.

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 7:32 PM, Jorge Just <> wrote:
imatos, you’re an idiot.

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 5:28 PM, john dimatos <dimatos=>

What I also want is the ability to have individual nois=
e to signal ratios for each poster, and an overall list score as well. Howev=
er that would requir e some form of digg like system and since I can’t whip =
out the API/XML fu that @lehrblogger
Did, georgio justice (that’s his =
fetish scene nickname ) will deny me the genius mantle.

Sent from my medulla omblonga=
On Dec 21, 2008, at 1:37 PM, “Jorge Just” <jorgejust@=> wrote:

Lehrburger, you’re a genius.

On Sun, Dec 2=
1, 2008 at 1:33 PM, Steven Lehrburger <lehrbu=>
what we really need for this is word counts per person. =
i dont think google groups have an API, but if you can get the posts as an =
XML feed it would be easy to write something to tally it..?

(in case =
anyone needed a 4-in-4 project)

On 12/21/08, Ruthie Doyle <> wrote:

; ( sorry. bad read-through…cracked out e=
nd-of-semester-lag…just a typo…

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 4:28 AM, John Dimatos <=>
DIAMTOS? that’s a firs=

I’ve heard diamatos diamato Dimato DiMato D’amato and damatio bu=
t never DIAMTOS.

there should be a social genius with last names fo=
r people like you.

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 a=
t 3:54 AM, Jelani John <> wrote:
> Towards the end of the semester I started wondering who this Ruthie chick > was. I had to get someone to point her out.
> From: Ruthie Doyle > Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 3:22 AM
> To: ITP Students
> Su=
bject: Re: Lost my Position!
> !! Am I the only lady?? (Midori so doesn’=
t count…) # 4!
> Tymm, you have a life. Just…own it. ; ) You crack =
me up; funny I “met”
> you for the first time at the show all like, “we’=
ve met on the list.” We’re
> stuck in front of our screens…
> The =
problem with quantitative statistics is that it doesn’t take into
> acco=
unt posts like some of Diamtos’ that are crazy long and complicated.
> O=
k, Syed, we gotta keep teaming up…anymore James lyrics, or shall we move > on to new plans…?? “Say something, say something, anything/I’ve shown=
> everything/Give me a sign”
> You can’t say I haven’t tried to=
be a part of making community!
> After tomorrow, post-paper, I am total=
ly spending my time with trees, kids,
> cars, Tex-pats, dogs and cameras=
in the 76 degree sunny weather,
> XO Ruthie
> On Sat, Dec 20,=
2008 at 1:57 PM, Swerdloff <> wrote:=

>> Where is this again?
>> I used to be #1, and I’m i=
tching for a comeback…
>> .oO( much to all of your chagrin… )=

>> :misses MOOs sometimes
>> On Dec 20,=
2008, at 1:49 PM, Corey Menscher wrote:
>> Dude. I’m 10th on th=
e “Top Posters” for The List this month. I don’t
>> think I’ve ever bee=
n that low:
>> 114 tmt…
>> 85
>> 80 jelanij…
>> 78…
>> 73 midori.yas…@nyu.=
>> 65 ot…
>> 62 mh1…

>> 60 jonat…
>> 56
>> 54 corey.mensc…
> You go, Tymm!
>> Corey Menscher
>> corey.menscher=
>> http://www.crackbl=
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