META: Summary MGoPoint Statistics - July 2012

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on July 31st, 2012 at 8:38 PM

 

July 2012 MGoPoint Summary

(Four-week period ending July 27th)

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

This is the second month of collecting summary data for the top 300 MGoBloggers by points, and the second month saw total production in this group jump from 7,332 points to 7,758 points, or a 5.5% increase over the previous month.

 

Last month, 219 posters in this group contributed at least one post to MGoBlog, and that total jumped a whopping 2 posters to 221 “non-zero contributors” in July, or just shade under 1%. Once again, it is the off-season, so I imagine this changes, but it is rather interesting all the same that 221 posters is only  73.6% of the total analyzed group.

 

SUMMARY DATA:

 

This table shows the weekly summary for July 2012 –

 

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

CHANGE

MAXIMUM

51750

51875

52026

52288

538

MINIMUM

2099

2106

2114

2114

15

AVERAGE

5402

5413

5421

5432

30

MEDIAN

3453

3464

3464

3468

15

MODE

3951

2582

4104

2304

-1647

STD DEV

5529

5538

5547

5560

31

VARIANCE

30570450

30670397

30773993

30911446

340996

 

Yet again, we see how being the main provider of front page content – not to mention the creator of the site itself – changes things. The maximum for each week is, of course, Brian’s total. On the other hand, the minimum only moved about 15 points, which points to the possibility that this group is a somewhat insulated group compared to most other MGoBloggers.

Indeed, in June and July, the fight for the 300th spot in the rankings has led to only three exchanges of that spot, whereas in the middle of this same group, some posters have jump as many as ten in a week. The average and the mean moved at only a slightly faster rate than June as well, with the mode fluctuating each week, indicating that perhaps several posters had bursts of activity throughout the month. 

 

MOST PROLIFIC USERS IN JULY:

 

The table below shows the twenty users in July who, among the so-called “Top 300”, contributed the most posts, diaries and front page content to MGoBlog:

MGoBlogger

NET CHANGE

Brian

538

WolvinLA2

301

M-Wolverine

260

Space Coyote

251

Magnus

213

LSAClassOf2000

185

justingoblue

172

Seth

163

Wolverine  Devotee

158

jmblue

139

Tom From AA

134

BlueDragon

130

MaizeAndBlueWahoo

130

Crex

112

Blazefire

109

hart20

106

Mr. Yost

104

Lionsfan

102

Blue in  South Bend

100

TOTAL

3407

% OF JULY TOTAL

44%

 

There were many familiar avatars in this group again, with some new ones interspersed as well. These twenty MGoBloggers made 44% of the posts and other content among the 300 in the month of July.

 

PERFORMANCE METRICS:

 

Like last month, I have divided the Top 300 into groups of 50, ranked by point total as of July 27th. I have also, for purposes of comparison, placed June’s results for the same metrics in this diary as well. The results are as follows:

 

Jul-12

First  50

Second 50

Third 50

Fourth 50

Fifth 50

Sixth 50

TOTAL (7758)

3460

885

1266

708

1005

434

% OF JULY PTS

45%

11%

16%

9%

13%

6%

AVERAGE

69

18

25

14

20

9

MEDIAN

32

7

9

5

8

3

STD. DEV.

97

32

44

19

29

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-12

First  50

Second 50

Third 50

Fourth 50

Fifth 50

Sixth 50

TOTAL (7332)

3355

1204

650

691

1160

282

% OF JULY PTS

46%

16%

9%

9%

16%

4%

AVERAGE

80

35

16

19

33

9

MEDIAN

22

7

6

3

2

2

STD. DEV.

108

43

17

23

51

8

 

Strangely, they are fairly similar, although you can see some shifts in here, most notably the marked increase in production in the so-called “Third 50” (if you want a reference on the site table, this is roughly the group between Erik In Dayton and maizedandconfused).

 

Yet again, as was the case in June, the first two groups account for over half of the points generated, but that production fell from 62% to 56%, which is a significant drop in overall production from this group. The bulk of the posting, as you can sort of see from the names of those who posted the most in July, shift  toward the middle of the group, with the Third and Fourth 50 increasing their presence 7% this past month.

 

Next month, there will be a quarterly summary which will include some discussion of posting activity during what really is the doldrums of the offseason. When the season begins, I will shift to collecting data on Sundays and expand this analysis to game open threads (I've studied the site and I believe I can  easily do this) to get some insight into some of the most vocal commentators in game situations. 

Comments

Baldbill

August 1st, 2012 at 7:18 AM ^

I look at metrics on my job... so naturally I wanted more job-like stuff mixed in with my Michigan fandom. <shrugs> Interresting to see how the top part lives. Why don't you look at the middle of the pack some and see how much movement there is there...just for fun.

 

 

superstringer

August 1st, 2012 at 10:34 AM ^

It appears I offend no one on this board, despite my repeated efforts to defend, in no particular order, watching the Premier league, the conclusion of the last episode of BSG, and the relevance of Big (L)East -- well, two of those three, anyway, one isn't defensible.

I think I need an arch-nemesis, much like Dr. Doofenschmirtz has in Perry the Platypus, until that one episode when he switched to the Panda from Seattle, but that was just to trick Perry and the other animal agents.  (Sorry, spoiler alert there, oops.)

I am therefore taking applications for anyone who wants to battle my wits and creativity in ongoing rants on this Board, so we can mutually increase our points, eventually overtake Brian, and be forced out of the Board (much like PayPay did to Elon Musk) so that we can use our newlyfound earning to build a new blog and rocket ourselves into space (again, much like Elon Musk), and thereby get a cartoon-turned-movie hero based on us and even get a cameo in the sequel (once again, much like Elon Musk).

M-Dog

August 1st, 2012 at 11:12 AM ^

All of you in the top 20 list:  Send me $100 in an unmarked envelope immediately, or I report you to your supervisors at work.

Don't think I won't. 

Space Coyote

August 1st, 2012 at 11:58 AM ^

200 of my points came from getting front paged. Add 10 for writing the diary, and I'm down to a lowly 41.

But I refuse to give up my 4th place finish, so you haters can back off!

mGrowOld

August 1st, 2012 at 2:57 PM ^

I need to post more often

OK...now this is just flat out embarrassing.  You would think someone as experienced as I am would be able to stop posting the same darn thing over and over again.

My bad!

MadMonkey

August 1st, 2012 at 4:12 PM ^

other day and found it a bit more entertaining.  I think there were 17 pages of members with negative point totals.  Also, the number of people in virtual Bolivia was quite impressive -- a rogues gallery of trolls, flamebaiters, anarchists, and sociopaths.

Please direct some of your analytical firepower to this unsavory group.  The tinfoil hat crowd is always more interesting than internet do-gooders.

 

readyourguard

August 1st, 2012 at 4:29 PM ^

All mgopoints

User Category MGoPointssort icon
Michfan86 Uncategorized -988
GeoffP Uncategorized -995
Weapon-X Uncategorized -999
MichMike86 Uncategorized -1428
aawolve Uncategorized -1655
pee on freep Uncategorized -1789
captainbatman Uncategorized -2818
hokiewolf Uncategorized -4214
State Is Great Uncategorized -5020
MacombWolverine Uncategorized -5056
Dark Blue Uncategorized -9390
WichitanWolverine Uncategorized -9429
Trepps Uncategorized -9711
GVBulldog Uncategorized -49823
Dnldk3 Uncategorized -49897
Wolverine318 Uncategorized -86217
Hoken's Heroes Uncategorized -97672
BrickTop Uncategorized -99670
jared32696 Uncategorized -109761
corundum Uncategorized -999909
DrueDown Uncategorized -9999921
Rampage9 Uncategorized -48834740
emmekel Uncategorized -999999366
umfan323 Uncategorized -999999994
Q Uncategorized -1000000021

 

BlueDragon

August 1st, 2012 at 4:37 PM ^

Getting data on trolls will be more difficult since frequently their posts become invisible to non-mods. Perhaps we could talk to Brian and get him to open up moderator access to study how and why people got caved and the corresponding degree of Bolivian. Alternatively, we could have interviews with current users who have been to Bolivian and back and their experiences on the journey.

BlueDragon

August 1st, 2012 at 4:34 PM ^

When you mentioned some posters jumping 10 spots in the rankings in a single day, my mind immediately went to the sweet spot of point totals, around 4000-9000 points. In this area the posters are frequently separated by fewer than 100 points. Especially in the posbang era it was possible to earn 200 upvotes or more on a single post and jump 401+ points and several rankings in minutes. The distances between posters gradually increase up the list. At present I'm spending quality time snuggled up between Blazefire and aaamichfan while the three of us traverse the great TomVH desert before we reach his abandoned capital city several thousand MGoPointz of desolate, winswept wasteland away.