Some people collect stamps. Other people enjoy fine wine.
Then there are those that like to see patterns in numbers, graphical representations of data, and the deconstruction of systems. I'm one of those guys.
Pulling all of the member data from 843 pages took some time, I used a combination of Apple Automator, grep and awk in the bash shell, and VBA for Excel. Some of the graphs come from MiniTab or Apple Numbers. Now on to the data!
Here's where we are all from:
EDIT: UPDATED NUMBERS 1/14/2014
The breakdown is as follows:
United States 10550
United Kingdom 740
Australia 140 Other 414 Total 12140
Several caveats: I cleaned some of the data by hand. If you had a US City and State listed but no country I counted you as a US member. If you had Wales, Scotland, England, or Northern Ireland I have you counted as UK. If I couldn't infer the country from other data then I didn't count you. On average every member posts .43 times per week.
This was calculated by subtracting the date I collected the data from each individual user's join date for the number of days they have been members, and then dividing the number of posts by the number of days to get posts per day. Divide that by seven and you get posts-per-week. SSGSXR ZX6R was the most prolific poster with over 90 posts per week
. 5,871 registered members have never posted since joining.
As you can see, that's almost half.
I'll post some more graphs and stats once I clean up the dataset a little more. Does anyone want to see anything in particular? If so it would have to be something from the member list
or calculated from what is on there.