# Snapshot Of MGoPoints: Shifts During The Non-OT Season

MGOPOINT SHIFTS DURING THE NON-OT SEASON

Last week, I completed the second half of a data pull which has been about eight months in the making .

About two weeks about the 2012 football season commenced, I copied the point table down to those with 500 MGoPoints, which is more or less in the middle of the MGoMiddleClass, if you will. At the time, there were 1,195 bloggers with point totals of 500 or better. In that group, the median value was 1,173 and the mode was 884. The average point total of this group was 2,149 points with a standard deviation of 3,149 points. That was August 17^{th}, 2012

As of April 17^{th}, 2013, the picture was markedly different. 1,320 users now boast point totals of 500 or more. The median value in this group is now 1,198 and the mode has jumped to 982 points. The average point total is 2,207 and the standard deviation has increased substantially to 3,714 points, no doubt because of the flurry of diaries and front page content during this stretch.

Here, you can see some of the more significant shifts in the MGoPoint totals:

OVERALL TOTAL |
NUMBER OF USERS ON 8/17/2012 |
NUMBER OF USERS ON 4/17/2013 |

10000 Or Greater |
38 |
41 |

9999-8000 |
10 |
10 |

7999-6000 |
23 |
27 |

5999-4000 |
50 |
66 |

3999-2000 |
204 |
217 |

1999-1000 |
376 |
424 |

999-900 |
67 |
83 |

899-800 |
80 |
66 |

799-700 |
89 |
98 |

699-600 |
109 |
123 |

599-500 |
149 |
164 |

Among these groups, only one shrank, which is interesting. Another item of note is that the number of people who broke the 1000-point barrier during this time was significant, but of course, these are the highest traffic, most talkative months on the board.

In this table, you can see the twenty most “talkative” users in between posts, creating content (diaries, front page, etc…) and replying to others.

Seth |
14239 |

joeyb |
10723 |

Brian |
8956 |

Ace |
5984 |

M-Wolverine |
4815 |

Heiko |
3366 |

Magnus |
3342 |

WolvinLA2 |
3101 |

Wolverine Devotee |
2997 |

LSAClassOf2000 |
2781 |

Mr. Yost |
2606 |

Raoul |
2446 |

BlueDragon |
2128 |

justingoblue |
2078 |

Erik_in_Dayton |
1963 |

jmblue |
1579 |

Six Zero |
1545 |

mGrowOld |
1539 |

Don |
1510 |

profitgoblue |
1411 |

It should be noted that, among the users who had point totals of 500 or more in this period, 343,562 points were created in that time, and although I only list the Top 20 in terms of points created here, the Top 50 on the MGoPoints list account for 31.3% of all the points generated by this group. In the Top 50, the mean contribution was 1,113 points and the median was 395 points. The one “aberrant” figure, of course, would be joeyb, whose total is largely the result of a wager, but the points were deserved so I won’t adjust the figure.

So, if we break up the group into quartiles, you can sort of see where your completely made-up MGoPrestige sits in a broad sense. If your point total, for example, is between Brian’s and 2,178 points, you are in the 1^{st}quartile of those above 500 as of late last week. If you are between 2,177 and 1,198, you’re in the 2^{nd}quartile of users in this group. Between 1,197 and 739 sits the 3^{rd}quartile, and rounding out the group would be those beteween 738 points and 500 points.

TL;DR CONCLUSION:

These statistics don’t hold any real-life significance, of course, as points doing really matter. I have been interested for some time in doing an analysis of karma, but as I don’t have access to the table, this will have to suffice.

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