Snapshot Of MGoPoints: Shifts During The Non-OT Season

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on April 22nd, 2013 at 9:43 AM

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 17th, 2012

As of April 17th, 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 1stquartile of those above 500 as of late last week. If you are between 2,177 and 1,198, you’re in the 2ndquartile of users in this group. Between 1,197 and 739 sits the 3rdquartile, 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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Comments

M-Dog

April 22nd, 2013 at 11:29 AM ^

There are 41 Users of 10,000 points or more.  I've always been curious how they got there.  

Are there a number of them that got all the way there, a post at a time, without any boost from bonus points?  If so, what the heck do they do for a living?  Are they hiring where they work?

 

MGoShoe

April 22nd, 2013 at 2:23 PM ^

...turned points expiry off at some point. Between the time the new points regime was instituted and when he turned off points expiry, I bled about 15K points. Most of that was from upvotes, not activity. 

M-Wolverine

April 24th, 2013 at 11:30 PM ^

Guys like you, Magnus, and jmblue had more, but bled a lot more, and he turned it off before it really slammed me. Weren't one of you over 40,000 at one point?

And I never confirmed this, but was there a system where you got points for each response in a thread you created? Purplestuff said that once and I never got if he was serious or not.

LSAClassOf2000

April 22nd, 2013 at 2:02 PM ^

In the Kansas Liveblog, joeyb wagered 10,000 points on Michigan winning, hence his current total. In going back through the liveblog, as I didn't want to be wrong, I just noted Brown Bear wagered all of his points. I suppose I could fix that. 

chatster

April 22nd, 2013 at 5:32 PM ^

I've wondered what "Karma" on MGoBlog really means and how good karma can be received.  Looking forward to your analysis of MGoBlog "Karma." . . . Not that you have to do it this instant.