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Not long ago, a fine CJA fellow Dave Klamet posted a blog listing the LJW users with the most comments. Everyone had fun reading and commenting about it. Some wished they had been on the list, some may have been glad they were not. Some noticed the deficiencies of statistics on users, noting that many of the more prolific users had been removed from the system. The popular term for that is disappeareded (ed) which no word processor will be happy with. Who used that term first we wonder, is that an LJW original? One thing is clear, while you would think nobody likes being disappeareded, nobody, we are certain some users relish it and come back for more.

Seeing the questions and having a few of our own, this prompted a few of my co-workers who work with numbers to get together and crunch some. We are the Statguys. We wanted to look at the users in another way. Something simple that we thought would be entertaining and relevant to the everyday reader. What started in one direction, sheer intellectual pleasure steered to become more involved as we found how easy it was to add more users with simple clicks and noticed names that should not be neglected. Everyone wants to be noticed.

However the list is not complete. That would be too enormous for our goals here. The users on the list were first chosen from Mr. Klamet's fun blog and thread. Then they were added from recent comments posted, some old famous threads, and randomly searched articles from the past. Knowing many of the regular student readers are out of town the list will be missing names.

We considered waiting until mid fall, but then decided the faithful summer readers deserved a reward for sticking it out. We may do this again when the students are in town.

Let us explain a bit about stats and some of the ways they fail too. The previous blog showed total comments. Some of the users with the most have been signed up for a very long time so of course it's reasonable that if they read and comment daily they are likely to have a lot of comments. Some newer people were also up there. Perhaps the old timers should get a gold watch don't you think? Loyal, staying in the game. A boss or coach would like that, yet some choose to put that down as a bad thing.

We thought we would bring to light the comments in another way, and show how things can change. Or not change.

We decided in the end to list how many comments users average by day based on their membership.

Of course there are holes all over this. Some can sign up and talk a lot, stop, come back, stop. Some talk all the time. Results would depend on what day they were run. Of course it's flawed. But all ways of looking at a long term list of total comments would suggest breaking it down day by day, or following trends, and that takes big grant money! We opted for simple.

About Users:

The users who have been signed up for a long time and have a lot of comments. These users can post a heck of a lot of comments for days and days, or quit posting for a time and not affect their average of how many posts per day.

Fewer Year Users

These users oscillations show up in their daily rate fairly quickly but not a lot, especially if some article or blog is a hot one for them.

New Users

If they sign on and are prolific, they shoot to the top numbers right away. And then perhaps die down if they lose interest. Look for recently disappeareded's to look like this at first.

Top Ten People that are "Movers" juggle spots.

Older ones stay about the same no matter what they do, talk or stay silent. Like just_another_bozo, Marion, Multidisciplinary. Many in the top 20 are people who have been disappeareded and are back. With shorter years, their numbers oscillate and they juggle position with others, but not much unless they shut up for a few days such as one well know users of many names.

We included some names in a different way or that by the time we post this may have been disappeared, some are that antagonistic. But we didn't want the history to be forgotten. One poster, Jonas aka jonas_opines is a long time user who for some reason used two names and claimed them on Klamet's blog so we chose to add them together as total comments and used the oldest date, this he could be ranked accordingly. Similarly with a few others that are public that we know about. Of course we don't know all or they have not gone public. We don't intend to cause a row by pointing fingers.

Frankly, we fell off our chairs laughing several times the first night we worked on this one weekend. We were addicted. Some of the names we had never noticed nor suspected would be in the top ten. Who are you people and where do you comment?

We ran stats on about 200 users as we gathered information not knowing all the names. While most are not record setters, it seemed more fun to include them along with the others. If you are not on the list and would like us to do the simple calcs for you, don't be embarrassed. Just send us a pm and we'll be glad to hit the buttons to look on the list or even run a fresh calculation for that day. It's really that easy as our computers are now set up for it and we're really doing it to entertain you (and us also, obviously.) Some shortened names have been used to make the chart more readable.

Hold on to your helmets, it's going to be a big one! Three cheers to RoeDapple for being so honorable and letting us know he had also been another name that he had to change due to internet issues if I understand it correctly. One of us then remembered knowing that back at the time, and we had the bndair name lower down on the list but didn't think of it. He may not be the king of the list any longer, but he may be the best sport of the bunch.

Oh, notajayhawk. We noted as we worked that your wish came true..you daily number went down a bit. Be happy. However with the way the others changed, well, sorry about that fella, can't win 'em all. You can see how things change rapidly by comparing the previous lists we posted in the first comments to this current list.

NEW LONGER UPDATED LIST AS OF WED. 7-14-2009

1 justanotherbozo............9.211t
2 justbegintowrite............8.963t
3 Mr Nancy Boy..............8.264t
4 bronze..........................8.184t
5 tangential + view..........7.774t
6 Multidisciplinary..........7.400t
7 Marion.........................7.319t
8 icedoverhillon14th........6.38t
9 jaywalker......................6.246t
10 OeraLinda...................6.086t

11 notajayhawk...............5.986t
12 snap_pop_no_crac......5.747t
13 xbusguy......................5.371t
14 beobachter..................5.213t
15 Godot.........................5.023t
16 bearded_gnome ........ 4.989t
17 Pilgrim2.....................4.8t
18 merrill........................4.606t
19 The Original Bob...... 4.365t
20 logicsound04+09........4.364t

21 Liberty_One...............4.329t
22 Jonas + opines...........4.029t
23 agnostick ...................3.691t
24 RoeD+ bndairdundat .3.588t
25 RETICENT_IRREV......3.465t
26 Satirical......................3.302t
27 Sigmund.....................3.229t
28 logrithmic...................3.120t
29 Confrontation.............3.106t
30 autie...........................2.981t

31 barrypenders...............2.938t
32 mommaeffortx2 ..........2.936t
33 mom_of_three............2.878t
34 beatrice.......................2.793t
35 mdrndgtl.....................2.727t
36 ASBESTOS................2.724t
37 Ragingbear..................2.720t
38 toe ..............................2.525t
39 edjayhawk..................2.515t
40 BigPrune ....................2.474t

41 blue73harley...............2.435t
42 SettingTheRecord.......2.317t
43 75x55.........................2.274t
44 cato_the_elder............2.251t
45 porch_person..............2.24t
46 grammaddy.................2.198t
47 sunflower_sue............2.151t
48 jimmyjms...................2.148t
49 sinverguenza...............2.145t
50 oneeye_wilbur............1.962t

51 crazyks........................1.934t
52 Music_Girl..................1.836t
53 yourworstnightmare.....1.836t
54 IrishSw+Ir Swear+HE.1.824t
55 Did_I_say_that............1.803t
56 glock...........................1.773t
57 igby.............................1.772t
58 sgtwolverine................1.758t
59 Boston_Corbett...........1.72t
60 Ceallach......................1.673t

61 Dejacrew423...............1.662t
62 RedwoodCoast............1.626t
63 Pywacket ....................1.613t
64 budwhysir...................1.594t
65 Jamesaust....................1.591t
66 xenophonschild...........1.573t
67 prospector....................1.549t
68 Gootsie........................1.502t
69 jimmyjms....................1.48t
70 kansasmutt..................1.45t

71 tumbilweed.................1.396t
72 dandelion....................1.387t
73 smitty.........................1.356t
74 jumpin_catfish...........1.344t
75 classclown.................1.278t
76 trinity.........................1.268t
77 OldEnuf2BYurDad....1.266t
78 consumer1.................1.254t
79 Dateable Shelter.Du...1.22t
80 gogoplata ...................1.197t

81 woodenfleaeater.........1.191t
82 liggyon.......................1.164t
83 staff04........................1.108t
84 acg.............................1.094t
85 camper.......................1.077t
86 scott3460 ...................1.072t
87 craigers......................1.070t
88 bad_dog.....................1.063t
89 geekin_topekan..........1.053t
90 Logan72....................1.032t

91 Informed....................1.017y
92 Newell _Post..............1.016t
93 livingstone..................0.977t
94 wordgenie8.................0.963t
95 witchfindergeneral......0.948t
96 waka1........................0.947t
97 Katara........................0.921t
98 srj...............................0.898t
99 George_Braziller.........0.874t
100 compmd...................0.870t

101 denak.......................0.869t
102 Valkyrie Of Reason..0.850t
103 Stain........................0.844t
104 charliejohnson .........0.843t
105 BrianR.....................0.836t
106 Swine Flu................0.833t
107 not_holroyd..............0.832t
108 pace.........................0.817t
109 bankboy119.............0.79t
110 Made_in_China.......0.785t

111 salad........................0.783t
112dancemomx2............0.769t
113 was_freashpowder2.0.767t
114 deskboy....................0.763t
115 458casul...................0.752t
116 justthefacts...............0.732t
116 none2.......................0.714t
117 kmat.........................0.71t
118 roger gilcrest.............0.7093t
119 Ravens.(RIP 7-14-09)0.705
120 beawolf....................0.692t

121 oldvet.......................0.6742t
122 jason2007................0.6706t
123 Cappy......................0.6611t
124 sfjayhawk................0.6558t
125 1029........................0.6434t
126 RonBurgandy..........0.6352t
127 labmonkey...............0.6315t
128 schula......................0.6223t
129 Boeing.....................0.6205t
130 BigAl.......................0.6199t

131 Crossfire..................0.6152t
132 TheYetiSpeaks.........0.6098t
133 roger o thornhill.......0.6072t
134 a flock of jayhawks..0.5943
135 cheeseburger............0.5928t
136 Akreed.....................0.5805t
137 parlet.................. .....0.577t
138 Rationalanimal.........0.5667t
139 think about it............0.5618t
140 lmn...........................0.5425t

141Machiavelli_mania.....0.520t
142 artichokeheart............0.5015t
143 SusieCreamcheeze.....0.4707t
144 Fangorn.....................0.3838t
145 H_Lecter...................0.3817t
146 proudcurmudgeon.....0.1578t
147 inmate.......................0.1431t
148 milkman_dan............0.0682t
149 vertigo Hi Jesse.........0.0545t

Comments

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

1 RoeDapple 12.015 2 justanotherbozo 9.2375 3 bronze 8.923 4 justbegintowrite 8.9105 5 OeraLinda 8.5 6 Mr Nancy Boy 8.2061 7 Irish + Hermione 7.8536 8 tangential + view 7.79 9 Multidisciplinary 7.40 10 Marion 7.289

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

11logicsound09 6.6595 12 jaywalker 6.289 13 notajayhawk 6.033 14 snap_pop_no 5.762 15 xbusguy 5.435 16 beobachter 5.235 17 Godot 5.0544 18 bearded_gnome 4.9937 19 Pilgrim2 4.9298 20 icedoverhillon14th 4.894

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

21 merrill 4.603 22 The _Original_Bob 4.358 23 Liberty_One 4.354 24 Jonas + opines 3.997 25 agnostick 3.701 26 RETICENT_IRRE 3.465 27 Satirical 3.243 28 Sigmund 3.231 29 logrithmic 3.151 30 Confrontation 3.13

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

31 autie 2.956 32 mommaeffortx2 2.9411 33 barrypenders 2.923 34 mom_of_three 2.868 35 beatrice 2.7924 36 Ragingbear 2.7481 37 ASBESTOS 2.743 38 toe 2.5215 39 edjayhawk 2.4385 40 sinverguenza 2.4368

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

41 BigPrune 2.4356 42 blue73harley 2.4302 43 SettingTheRecord 2.316 44 cato_the_elder 2.303 45 75x55 2.28 46 sunflower_sue 2.17 47 Dateable_Shelter 2.1538 48 grammaddy 2.1474 49 icedoverhillon14th 2.142 50 zannniee 2

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

51 crazyks 1.95 52 porch_person 1.929 53 Did_I_say_that 1.8994 54 oneeye_wilbur 1.8526 55 yourworstnightmar 1.8469 56 sgtwolverine 1.7775 57 jimmyjms 1.7692 58 Music_Girl 1.7559 59 igby 1.7541 60 glock 1.73

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

61 Dejacrew423 1.7136 62 Ceallach 1.683 63 RedwoodCoast 1.6525 64 mdrndgtl 1.62 65 Pywacket 1.6066 66 Jamesaust 1.605 67 xenophonschild 1.59 68 prospector 1.5528 69 budwhysir 1.54 70 Gootsie 1.503

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

71 tumbilweed 1.3953 72 Boston_Corbett 1.3372 73 dandelion 1.3629 74 smitty 1.3505 75 kansasmutt 1.3045 76 jumpin_catfish 1.3045 77 classclown 1.2807 78 trinity 1.2712 79 OldEnuf2BYurDad 1.2716 80 consumer1 1.2434

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

81 woodenfleaeater 1.2022 82 gogoplata 1.19 83 liggyon 1.116 84 staff04 1.115 85 acg 1.10 86 camper 1.08 87 craigers 1.076 88scott3460 1.07 89 bad_dog 1.064 90 geekin_topekan 1.06

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

91 bndairdundat 1.03 92 Newell _Post 1.0239 93 Informed 1.0081 94 meatwagon 1 95 witchfindergeneral 0.996 96 livingstone 0.9757 97 Logan72 0.9552 98 wordgenie8 0.9521 99 waka1 0.9426 100 Katara 0.9089

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Mrs Roe currently giving me the stinkeye.............

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

101 srj 0.893 102 compmd 0.8725 103 George_Braziller 0.8625 104 denak 0.8464 105 Stain 0.8452 106 not_holroyd 0.8436 107 BrianR 0.8401 108 charliejohnson 0.8314 109 Valkyrie Of Reas 0.8103 110 bankboy119 0.7879

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

A few names that we decided to add out of the rest just because we can. 122 Made_in_China 0.75843 123 was_freashpow2 0.75366 140 labmonkey 0.61261 154 schula 0.55 155 SwineFlu 0.5254 157 Machiavelli_man 0.5023

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

I believe crowns are in order for the royal couple! We were quite surprised ourselves, but knew if anyone had a great sense of humor for this it was someone who would sign up as RoeDapple.

Jonathan Kealing 6 years, 7 months ago

Guys- I'm glad you did this. It's always interesting to see people parse the analysis of our commenters. It's a cool community that we have.

Jonathan Kealing Online editor

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Tears rolling down my cheeks from laughing! Mrs Roe says,enjoy your 15 minutes of fame, then take out the trash!

;-)

mae 6 years, 7 months ago

great! thanks! now we shall have all these people posting pointless arugments and sideways things that have nothing to do with the story. all for the sake of posthogging!!!

waste of time and story. what you should've done is create a poll where we can vote on the top annoying posters, interview those people and create a human interest article on them. what they do, what part of lawrence do they live in, age, etc....

Jonathan Kealing 6 years, 7 months ago

Marion- It's per day, from what I gather by reading their blog entry. Basically, because you've been with us so long, especially when compared to Roe who only joined us in February, your ratio is more stable. The newer members can swing a lot, if they go on a posting binge.

JK

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

15, 782 comments divided by 2165 days that you have been signed up (including today) equals 7.2896. Now just who did you say has their numbers wrong Marion?

Not everyone could be updated today,and for many it really won't make much of a difference in their placement as was explained in the blog.

Marion's just happened to be one that was that was. Whew.

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Roe unstable?

Not news..............

;-)

jonas_opines 6 years, 7 months ago

I feel pretty good about 4 a day, but I'm somewhat surprised that it's so low. I guess I've had low ebbs and high ebbs. Anyway, thanks for noticing my combined accounts. (they exist because I thought I lost this one, and made another that I stuck with for awhile, but I prefer this one, for the opine tag)

jonas_opines 6 years, 7 months ago

Marion, what in the hell are you blathering about? You sound insane.

jonas_opines 6 years, 7 months ago

And then, for irony, I found this quote on the next thread that I went to. hahaha

marion: "I love it when people read into posts what they want to have been said instead of waht was actually written!"

Take your own advice. Go back and try again.

Jonathan Kealing 6 years, 7 months ago

Marion-

There's no doubt you've posted more comments than any other user, by a long shot. But the way these guys chose to run the computations was per day. Sure, there are some statistical problems, which they acknowledge, but there are with counting raw comments as well. Heck, I haven't even been in Lawrence as long as you've been a member of LJWorld.com! Many others could say the same thing, and they deserve a place under the spotlight as well.

Jonathan

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Marion, I was surprised I was even on the list, wasn't something I was trying for! I will be offline for about a week soon, go for it! The top spot should be yours anyway!

Besides, Ole Roe is unstable anyway, who knows how long he will be here!

(No, Jonathan, I didn't take it personal, just having fun with it! This could be the blog that hits the million mark!)

bearded_gnome 6 years, 7 months ago

Jonas, I like the "opines" too. and your quote of Marioni=right on! LOL. Marioni=E85+paranoid.

worth just ignoring the sad drunken bear Jonathan.


hey! Waka1 is #99! yeah!

and Icedove is listed twice, problem there, and he/she will get on here and post some cranky comment including a put down of people that live in lawrence.

I'm happy with #18 in this statistical compilation. good concept Statguys'

and Roe, couldn't happen to a better guy. you know, that wife of yours well, with all this fame you now have, I think she needs to respect you and honor you...well, [cough].

and who the heck is "Xannneee???"

Katara 6 years, 7 months ago

This is absolutely hilarious! Marion is throwing a major hissy fit over not being #1 on a local newspaper website.

I think someone needs to print him up a "Good Sport" certificate and maybe give him a consolation ribbon to soothe his hurt e-feelings.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 7 months ago

Thank you. I'm honored to be #48!! The rest of you need to lighten up. This was supposed to be for fun. Don't be a hater, be a congratulater. Congrats to all of us!!

Katara 6 years, 7 months ago

Marion (Marion Lynn) says… Katara;

I AM the No. 1 poster and you can kiss my Heinie A$$! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You wanna cookie for that, Marion?

I guess some fail so badly at accomplishing things in life that they will just darn near grasp at anything to validate their existence.

Sucks to be you, Marion.

Leslie Swearingen 6 years, 7 months ago

God, I could spend the rest of my life just clicking onto the you tube links. Katara, that was quite unnecessary! I am the only consistently positive poster on here. Icy boy told me not to comment any more. I say, bring it one Icy boy. You're tampering with an old woman here. Schmuck!

Leslie Swearingen 6 years, 7 months ago

I may have something wrong with my right knee.

Kathy Theis-Getto 6 years, 7 months ago

Congratulations, Roe, you are a gracious winner!

Leslie Swearingen 6 years, 7 months ago

I'm watching the Goblet of Fire right now. I think I am a lot like Hermione.

Leslie Swearingen 6 years, 7 months ago

Did you know there are more Catholics than there are Protestants?

Leslie Swearingen 6 years, 7 months ago

Did you know that my cat Deion cat jump from the floor to the counter to the fridge and up on the very top of the cabinets?

Kathy Theis-Getto 6 years, 7 months ago

Irish says," I am the only consistently positive poster on here".

No, Irish, you are not.

Katara 6 years, 7 months ago

Marion (Marion Lynn) says…

Katara:

Eat my dust!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxXl4o… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Oh boo hoo boo hoo. I am Marion and the LJW is not treating me like the pretty pretty princess that I am.

http://mtontiphotography.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/linda5-copy.jpg

How dare they not proclaim Marion Super Awesome #1 Poster of the World on LJW???? Look how outraged Marion is!

http://a2.vox.com/6a00c225267957604a00cdf7eb631a094f-pi

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Brothers In Arms Lyrics Artist(Band):Dire Straits

These mist covered mountains Are a home now for me But my home is the lowlands And always will be Some day you'll return to Your valleys and your farms And you'll no longer burn To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction Baptisms of fire I've witnessed your suffering As the battles raged higher And though they hurt me so bad In the fear and alarm You did not desert me My brothers in arms

There's so many different worlds So many different suns And we have just one world But we live in different ones

Now the sun's gone to hell And the moon's riding high Let me bid you farewell Every man has to die But it's written in the starlight And every line on your palm We're fools to make war On our brothers in arms

Linda Endicott 6 years, 7 months ago

Since I no longer have internet at home and can only post now while I'm at work on the weekends, I'm kind of surprised I was even on the list...what days of the week did you choose to use?

Now, if they could only figure out which posters post the most on particular topics...that could be interesting, too...

Katara 6 years, 7 months ago

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Katara 6 years, 7 months ago

Hey Stat_Guys!

I hope you factor in the fragile egos for your stats. One way to do that is look at posters who feel the need to boost their numbers by posting a bunch of you tube videos.

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

logicsound09;

Just missed the top ten! (Wonder where it would have been including a lower numbered persona?)

Thanks, stat_guys, I'm not too sure what to think about making the top 20 - I think I'd prefer to bring my ranking down instead of up.

One thing that may color the rankings a little - where the person posts. For instance, Ronda is a prolific blogger, and she generally responds to most everyone that posts to her (rather popular) blogs.

I just skimmed the posts, so someone probably already said this, but I wonder where merrill would have ranked if you took out the duplicate cut-and-paste posts?

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

934565 - still over 65,000 to go before that magic million.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 7 months ago

Hey! What Katara said...all of it!!!


I think Roe needs to have groupies. he could do personal appearances, endorsements, even have a scandal and a financial meltdown. he could spend half a million dollars on himself. he could even get a Klondike bar.


Irish, are you wasted? you are far from consistently positive, and frequently your posts are just over the edge wacko.


funny how Marioni is apparently so drunk and so crazy tonight he can't even type much so resorts to youtubeing!

indeed, Katara and TOB are right, I've wondered for years why Marioni hasn't been TOSsed, several dozen times! We should all write Jonathan about Marion's behavior on this blog.

you know Marioni after your posting on the printer help thread I was starting to revise my opinion of you. then, you were a total jerk on the North Lawrence thread, and here you are truly a drunken old bastid.

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Have just informed Stat_Guys of my former self as bndairdundat, so my standing will drop to 25th. That should move bozo to #1, but unfortunately Marion will still only be 9th. The fame and notoriety is more than I can handle, so I will be going on speaking engagements with Sarah in preparation for 2012. Will be making the official announcement in a small midwestern town, to remain unnamed until a later date. Thank you all for your support, but in the interest of my country I feel my lame duck status will only hinder my effectiveness. It has been a wild ride, but this bus is out of gas..................

http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/multimedia/arnold_illbeback.wav

;-)

Amy Heeter 6 years, 7 months ago

The stat guys should now tally the nastiest posters in order. Most of the top ten have posted on this thread already:)

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Oh arti, no need to be hateful just because you didn't make the list! There's plenty of time to move up in time for the fall edition..................

(see what I mean about the fame/notoriety/stress factor?)

8-p~.

Amy Heeter 6 years, 7 months ago

I could have made the list except that I limit my online use to a couple hours per day since I have a life beyond cyberspace:)

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

It's all about efficiency arti! I operate a small business (not computer related), maintain my share (30%, right?) of household duties, have many other outside interests, and all this too! I only sleep 3 to 5 hours per night (for the last 61 years!) so I just may have too much time on my hands! But what the heck, if I was perfect I could walk on water.....

Know anybody who can?...........

hail2oldku 6 years, 7 months ago

Pompous - def. see Egotistic

Egotistic - def. see Marion

jonas_opines 6 years, 7 months ago

Unfortunately, egotistic probably describes an Awful lot of us.

Maybe the problem here is in the lack of justifiability.

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

Attention: Due to Roe's great and honorable announcement, and our running current data on everyone on that list, we will be posting an update as soon as we can make it happen. The plan is to not put it in comments as before so that editing can occur if needed, but to put it up in the blog itself.

However we think the blog length may exceed space, so we may have to transfer some of that to another blog, and link to it for reference, so be patient. It hopefully won't take long. We are hoping the list also comes out columnar.

The new numbers are going to make some real changes. Some of the top twenty were flash in the pans who then didn't post, so upsets have occurred. Weekends also make numbers drop. Those of you that stayed and played may have got paid.

Katie Tornadie helmets may be recommended for those with easily bruised egos.

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

PS. It has nothing to do with too much or too little. We had planned to add more lower numbers last night, but since some were questioning the data collected over the last 13 days, we decided to rerun all those after the threads quieted down last night for uniformity.

It has nothing to do with what time of day. We looked at threads to get names. Once you comment is on a thread, it stays on there whether you are still on the computer or not. Ever days later, weeks, months. Years...really, it does, trust us. :)

Those who bitch excessively, relentlessly and without cause shall be tossed from the playing field wearing nothing but plastic wrap raincoat, lol. This is all for entertainment after all, let's have some fun people!

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

If we're going to update to include the numbers from former screen names, probably quite a few positions on the list would be juggled. Many people, however, would not be willing to reveal this (isn't it a TOS violation?), so I'm not sure it would be fair to include those.

My own position would likely move up with the inclusion of former names, since I actually posted far more frequently when I first joined (was not working at the time). But anyone who doesn't already know what those names were can't have them.

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

So much for pretty columns..and groups of ten. I'll try again. Yes nota, no way to make this perfect, there will always be flaws. PM us..you can always kill us later. :)

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Ah, well, once we start bitchin' you'll never get it right!

;-)

Ronda Miller 6 years, 7 months ago

nota says, "One thing that may color the rankings a little - where the person posts. For instance, Ronda is a prolific blogger, and she generally responds to most everyone that posts to her (rather popular) blogs."

Very true...I don't think bloggers should be included for that reason...and I play my own interactive and other song title games....count me out, sore loser that I am.....I really need to get a couple of additional jobs.......but, if you notice, I am trying hard (against all odds autie and top notch Roe) to make it to the top today!!!

I am glad someone knows how to do stats....so interesting...yet somehow meaningless...hehehe

jaywalker 6 years, 7 months ago

Hey! This is kinda cool, thanks stat guys.

As for my top ten finish, I'd like to thank the academy, both the ridiculous and thought-provoking posters and/or articles that entice me to opine, and the @#$%! economy which has reduced me to a stay-at-home business owner with computer free-time rather than the road warrior I used to be.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 7 months ago

Crack open the Gray Goose & chill out, girlfriend.

Ronda Miller 6 years, 7 months ago

I've been found out....I must always win.......attempted a sneak attack that didn't work........people smarter than myself out among us......

I am posting now to overcome Roe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

No problemo, Rondo(a)! That gol'dern bndairdundat dun drug me back to the #25 spot! Just watch your back, Marion is paddling frantically to regain the throne!

http://www.gtj.org.uk/storage/components/batch_2078/GTJ03780_2.jpg

Ronda Miller 6 years, 7 months ago

Am I supposed to mention at this point that I am marion..... :O

Also, how many more do I need to win...and how long do I have to hold on to the top spot? I know how to knock tange out of the game........easy...very easy........

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Ooooohhhhhhhh Ronda I've seen you both, you definitely are not Marion!

Ronda Miller 6 years, 7 months ago

Okay, I am outed! Marion is a younger, prettier woman than myself........ I call him Mar for short, but not for long.......

Rex Russell 6 years, 7 months ago

I would some day like to know if in some way the LJW employs or otherwise compensates anyone on that list.

Mr. Kealing ?

Ronda Miller 6 years, 7 months ago

Waiting on the new stats to send me over the top......... ;)

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

Multidisciplinary (Anonymous) says…

"how does notajay get the total site comments? That's just funny."

Look at the url address of either the 'Permalink' or the link to "View your comment" after posting. The number at the end is the comment number.

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

Lotta' people gonna' be checking that as we put up the next 65,000 posts. :)

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

I just noticed it's also in the address line on the 'Comment Posted' page after you make a post.

About 400 comments since 11:30 last night. At that rate we'll hit a million in 5 months or so - but I'd bet the overnight posting frequency (on a Sunday night-Monday morning) isn't representative.

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

It's going to be pretty amusing if about 1000 people all try to make the millionth post at the same time and we crash the LJW servers, isn't it?

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

Aw, hell, there went my 6 posts for today...

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

logicsound09 (Anonymous) says…

"Yeah, I only ask because the “04” was disappeared-ed before Dave Klamet blogged the top 10 of cumulative posts, so I didn't know if someone had a way to access that information that I was unaware of…"

Your old name still appears on the user list but the link to your old profile is dead. The fact that you're still showing as a user leads me to believe the stats are still floating around somewhere for those who know how to get to them (I don't).

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/?page=792

jonas_opines 6 years, 7 months ago

"Marion wrote: boo hoo boo hoo boo hoooooo.

Autie writes: who really cares?"

Only people who are riding their posting production as their last chance at accomplishing something, having failed at everything else.

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

I have had that happen in previous disappeared-ed-enings. I thought it was unique to my browser (I use Opera) - I could still make posts and I would still see them on the threads (along with all my other posts), but if I went to the site with another browser (like IE), they were gone. But that only lasted until I logged off, after that all my posts were gone even to me. (It was wierd, like being a ghost in a room - reading comments asking what happened to so-and-so, and making posts saying 'I'm still here,' seeing those posts in the thread, but not having anyone else see them!)

If I remember, there's a process for appealing a disappeared-ed, so they must keep the posts in case they choose to restore them.

Boston_Corbett 6 years, 7 months ago

All Wrong, All The Time:

Marion on "zoning" Marion on "history" Especially!, Marion on the Holocaust" Marion on "how to run a successful business" Marion on "being a spammer" Marion on "legal marketing" Marion on "anything remotely related to interpreting any law" and NOW........ Marion on "posting metrics" and Marion on "arithmetic"

All Wrong, All The Time.
(Well, he does know cars. But that's it)

Stat_guys, if you guys could just do some calculations omitting the 85% horse manure factor out of the volume of misleading posts from Marion, maybe the information would be more meaningful.

But it was interesting nonetheless. Thanks.

puddleglum 6 years, 7 months ago

jkealing_fanclub did get disapperededeeedd... wow, someone sure doesn't have a sense of humor.

beawolf 6 years, 7 months ago

"Only people who are riding their posting production as their last chance at accomplishing something, having failed at everything else."

Sad, but true. It seems that those who post the most also have the least to say or, they say the same thing over and over and over again. When I lurk and read these posts, I usually skip at least 20 of the top 25 posters because of the their lack of contributing anything useful to the conversation.

puddleglum 6 years, 7 months ago

logicsound09: tell me something, how in the world do you "get a conversation with Kealing?" Enquiring minds want to know

jonas_opines 6 years, 7 months ago

Nobody wants to post on forums. Nobody. The other posters embarrass you, sometimes very badly. First you post because some idiot offends you. Then you post 'cause you didn't get the girls. If you keep on posting, you do it for the praise from some like-minded ideologue, and to forget that you didn't get the girls. Then, you post for the comment count, to get the millionth post and maybe, finally, get the girls. Then, you can just lurk about and watch other people post, and that's fun. But nobody likes posting on forums. Nobody.

jonas_opines 6 years, 7 months ago

kudos to logicsound, I thought I'd take it, tweak it, and run

Jonathan Kealing 6 years, 7 months ago

I'm here. TOB has my e-mail correct, or you can also use the form that's attached to my username and my staff account. Or you can post a comment and I'll often see it as well.

Jonathan Kealing

Ronda Miller 6 years, 7 months ago

So why isn't there a randomfunclub.....okay, best left unanswered.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 7 months ago

Ooooh, I got moved up to 47 from 48. Almost feels like a promotion!! Thanks LJWorld!!

ObiWan 6 years, 7 months ago

Out of curiosity, do KUSports posts count toward the LJWorld total? I noticed that a lot of the main posters on KUSports didn't make the list.

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

jkealing (Jonathan Kealing) says…

"Or you can post a comment and I'll often see it as well."

Jonathan, please don't tell us you've subjected yourself to reading all 965,000-odd posts!

Damn! I moved UP to 11th? Grrrrrrrrrrr...

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

Hello all. I'm the third member of the team and I must say you have been busy. I also expect to find my father calling in my college loans from me when he reads what I've done with my education after he reads this thread. Perhaps I can clear up some difficulties. I'm the one who failed to get the iced on the hiil change entirely corrected. I do numbers, not fluff, and I thought the man writing the piece would explain it well. Maybe it needs repeating here in the thread. We had a couple of lists on three computers interfaced. We had abbreviated your names for speed. When it came time to prep for the blog, many were taken closer to their full online name. We went back to the profile screens to retrieve those. On a few, we happened to notice enough changes in the comment totals to warrant recomputing the totals at the last minute and adjusting the report. This happened with icedoverhillon14th in a very dramatic way. I did the figuring and changed it on one area of the work while another man changed it elsewhere. However I kind of had my hands full and failed to go back and remove it from the lower standing it had held. The top number was correct.

puddleglum 6 years, 7 months ago

jkealing! yes you do exist! I thought you were a made-up bot or something. how come you didn't want a fanclub?

puddleglum 6 years, 7 months ago

I hope I don't get disappearedededdded for that.

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

Hey, IF there's a way to count the disappeareded, are you going to rank them too, or just the ones who've been resurrected as someone else?

What ever happened to max1, Das_Ubermine, americorps?

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

+I would like add a nod to Roe Dapple for preferring things Shaken, not stirred. Well done.

  • Irish thinks of 6 quick things to post once she learns her new username changes quickly. Amusing. Irish, please note:Our programs knows when people try to do this Irish. In fact it throws out all comments from anyone one poster on all blogs that are made in excess of three in one hour. No exceptions.

  • Marion can't handle the mere thought of change.

+Ronda secretly practices her "hands-on-cheeks look of surprise" if bozo accidentally steps into an empty elevator shaft in his one story home, (where did that come from she wonders?) and she is suddenly declared the winner.

+Multiwhatthehell at least has her figures right even if she can't pick a good name. Sorry, guess you didn't know you had another nickname did you. It's meant well.

  • Logic, if that beginning date sounds even close and you want us to run your stats on that for this and future blogs using both sets of comments then say so and I will record them in the files. Scroll back and check the date she said and post your thoughts on here or pm us. If you signed up a short while earlier or later it's not going to change your standing too much it so long ago.

  • We are not employed by LJW or affiliated with them other than we too are readers and also are subscribers for daily delivery. I see some people were confused about that. As for some of the people on the list being paid or being employees yes they would be. Some of the CJA members get paid to write articles, and some of the staff may be on the list. Without reading it again I can't be sure who is on it or not. I know on the longer list there are some.

  • Thanks for the heads up on the fan club missing person. I was told to record that person tonight as they were posting so much they would rush up the chart and I would have been looking around just enjoy the interactions.

That's all I think you needed for now. If you think of more questions please post them. It's my turn to stick around so I'll be back after dinner to check on things. Don't set fire to anyone, cause it's too darned hot!

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

"+ Logic, if that beginning date sounds even close and you want us to run your stats on that for this and future blogs using both sets of comments then say so and I will record them in the files. Scroll back and check the date she said and post your thoughts on here or pm us. If you signed up a short while earlier or later it's not going to change your standing too much it so long ago."

Pretty sure he was on since '04, not '05 - hence the name. ;)

"Our programs knows when people try to do this Irish. In fact it throws out all comments from anyone one poster on all blogs that are made in excess of three in one hour. No exceptions."

Kind of arbitrary there, isn't it? Some of us post that way. I might not post all day and then catch up before bed or at lunch time.

puddleglum 6 years, 7 months ago

logicsound09- yes the puddleglum is trying desperately to catch up. but where are the results listed?

jonas_opines 6 years, 7 months ago

DasUbermime got booted around the same time as logicsound lost his 04 account (itchy trigger finger time for the monitors I guess) for baiting one particular troll on the article about eating a raw diet. Never was sure particularly why, but he had more or less disavowed the forums at that point anyway, so found greener pastures elsewhere rather than start a new account.

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

DANG! Gone for a few hours and it only gets better!

Here's one I haven't been able to shake since last night, should be able to get over now that I'm demoted!

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

I'm more tired than I thought and almost missed your questions when I was typing before. I'm getting too old to stay up late doing fast recalculations.Now I forgot the question. Where's my beer? That's better. Now I see we have a DasUberwhatthehell. Peachy.

+We can figure the stats for anyone that we have a starting date and total comments. No heinies, no saran wrap. Just keep the growlers filled and Klondike Bars would be appreciated.

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

It won't take long to get you the daily number for someone. Now the list. The original list was first started around the last of June. It's time for an overhaul before saying exactly what new people have what exact place in line , unless they were on the list posted today,or just want to compare to that one.

Those that were below them have old date numbers, and have been affected by the shuffle and aren't dressed for church. So I can just give you a close placing. One thing about the lower section. You're already talking about people competing for less than one word a day. So you have several people all using .853, .852, 847, .841. So it's more just to see where they are on the whole list, not to see are they exactly at this one spot ahead of so and so, because it's so close one comment can change it.

Maybe the really do want to see their name ahead or below the next guy.

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

Logic has been stored to where he feels he should be. notajayhawk moves up again. Take it up with logic, you know where to find him. I'm just the number man.

Ronda Miller 6 years, 7 months ago

I am praying nothing happens to bozo now that it is obvious I will stop at nothing to take first posting place....and this isn't a horse race, folks.... I will win...I must.... I just have to....

tange, would you, could you hook up all dozen computers you have and start posting for me....space em out at least half an hour apart though.......

bearded_gnome 6 years, 7 months ago

rrussell (Rex Russell) says…

I would some day like to know if in some way the LJW employs or otherwise compensates anyone on that list.

Mr. Kealing ?

---like the kstate athletics program, we just don't discuss our big-$ contracts with LJWorld. the LJWorld athletic director prefers it that way, and it helps with the big money donors.

besides, ljworld can't pay everyone. sorry.

LOL


Roe, why are you going to make that announcement in Ozaki?

have you got groupies yet?


yes, LS04/ls09 getting the boot on the Tisdale thread was totally unjust. and that thread is probably the one time in history that he/she/it and I have agreed on something. was wrong to kick off LS04. and we both were expressing our negative reactions to the Woodling article pi$$ing on Tisdale's grave. just bad form and poor attitude.


so, now I'm #17, whooooohooooo!

I still say Roe is #1.

denak 6 years, 7 months ago

Yay, I'm number 100. Watch out Roe Dapple, or "just another bozo (or Marion), I might decide to knock off some of those zeros and get the top spot. :0)

bearded_gnome 6 years, 7 months ago

yes LS09, you can indeed be pompus.


no more Marioni...did a diode in his brain burn out? was some of his E85 baaaad?

I was really hoping he'd finally get himself thrown off! c'mon Marioni, you can do it. let's see some more of your alcohol fired paranoid posting?

remember, you said I was a complete liar. then I was an LJWorld plant, then you said nobody could trust LJWorld or journalism in general because I'm an LJWorld plant. then you said I was a supersecret hacker and I could see everything on the system. that nobody's information was safe from me. remember because of your ranting people, even today still refer to me as double oh gnome. thanks you crazy old drunken bear of a fool.

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

+Bearded gnome, you are now number 16. Logicsound requested to add his two names together as the others did and that dropped him down to about 23rd. That opened his spot up for everyone higher to move including you.

+Denak, you probably are a bit higher than that already with the people switching around as they are. A couple of the new people the started out very high because they came on and posted several comments completed stopped commenting after their debut so when their numbers were done again they plummeted, moving people up 3-4 notches.

+I am able to find where some removed people are mentioned and can guess as to when they started such as one more bob, but without a total number of comments that is useless.

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

  • I was kidding. 00gnome is working for us.

  • I was kidding, all comments are counted no matter when or where they are posted. I figure with Billy Mays gone there is a hole in the market and I'm the one to fill it. I was just testing my ability sway my Target audience on Irish.

  • We need to know if there is any interest in us doing more with this, or doing it again in the fall.

Katara 6 years, 7 months ago

Interesting. I have had comments removed in this thread but they were not in violation of TOS but questioned why Marion is still allowed to post even though he constantly violates pretty much every single item in the TOS.

Wonder why that is, LJW. A bit sensitive about your looking the other way attitude toward Marion? Perhaps if you actually enforced the rules consistently and fairly, there wouldn't be questions about it.

It will be interesting to see how long this posts stays up.

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

The_Original_Bob (Anonymous) says…

"I think Max1 is someone else now. I miss Das. He seemed really cool. I wasn't ever too familiar with Americorps."

I haven't noticed anyone that reminds me of max1's style. I miss Das too. It's strange - we actually got along quite well in one of my earlier incarnations, but we always seemed to be at each other's throat since naj was born. As for americorps, well ... as my aging memory returns, it's entirely possible that his disappearededness may have stemmed from an exchange with one of those aforementioned earlier incarnations. Sort of a MAD philosophy - Mutually Assured Disappearededness.


Stat_Guys (Anonymous) says…

"Logic has been stored to where he feels he should be. notajayhawk moves up again. Take it up with logic, you know where to find him. I'm just the number man."

Gee.

Thanks a bunch, logic. :-b

Actually, if you combined my old names, I'd be higher - another reason I'm not telling you - pretty sure I posted over 10 per day back then.

Katara 6 years, 7 months ago

Stat_Guys (Anonymous) says… + We need to know if there is any interest in us doing more with this, or doing it again in the fall. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do it for the Lulz.

Scott Drummond 6 years, 7 months ago

I'd like to thank george w. bush and the developturds in favor of the SLT for my (whoo hooooo) Top 100 ranking.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 7 months ago

wow, LS09 noticed my typo resulting from too much Latin class! geez.

Marioni, are you so paranoid you think Statguys works for LJWorld?
man, you really are just a parody of a human, aren't you. c'mon, "kiss my ..." you can really do better than that marioni. or are you already so wasted that your verbal ability is severely circumscribed?

c'mon Marion, roll over and urinate, okay.


Katara, your post is still there now. and I agree 100%.

Katara 6 years, 7 months ago

The_Original_Bob (Anonymous) says…

“questioned why Marion is still allowed to post even though he constantly violates pretty much every single item in the TOS.”

That is a long sought after answer. I have found it. He cuts Dolph's lawn for free. And, I've seen his yard and that is a lot of mowing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ That sounds like a euphemism for something...

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

Question. This exercise proves it's time for glasses. Who's a great eye doc,where's a good place to go for nearly invisible wire rimmed glasses, lots of choices, reasonable. I'm not ready to look like I'm actually wearing them yet unless I look like Johnny Depp.

$10 Irish says Walmart.

headdoctor 6 years, 7 months ago

Marion (Marion Lynn) says… I generally end up with Mexicans because the conservative and libertarian Americans already have jobs.


Marion, I have to ask. Are those the same Mexicans that are now voting Democrat?

headdoctor 6 years, 7 months ago

Marion, BTW, did you happen to check to see if they were documented properly? You surely wouldn't want to contribute to illegal immigration. If you didn't and hired illegals, then by your own definition you are an "America Hater".

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2009/jul/11/gospel-trek-ku-graduate-faces-risks-11-country-mis/#c934380

Amy Heeter 6 years, 7 months ago

Really now this is a forum not the final frontier. The number of posts or time spent on forums has less to do with time management than it does with obsessive/compulsive behaviors. Being the top poster on a internet forum is about as imortant as a knat on Obama's butt.

Kathy Theis-Getto 6 years, 7 months ago

Well, well, well, this has certainly brought folks out from under rocks to try and boost their rating hasn't it? This is hilarious and so, so telling of the insecurities of some posters. Sure weeds out those without rational thought and a sense of humor.

BTW artichokie it's GNAT. Sheesh.

Stay guys keep it coming - very entertaining.

headdoctor 6 years, 7 months ago

Posters on the LJW just doesn't seem right. Crazies on the Left, Marion on the Right, here I am stuck in the middle with a few. ROFLMAO

Amy Heeter 6 years, 7 months ago

BTW it is Stat not stay. sheesh.

If you wanna play police you have to reach or meet the bar.

Kathy Theis-Getto 6 years, 7 months ago

I assume you were talking to me artichokie. A typo and a blatant misspelling are two different things, sweet cheeks. Carry on, you might just move up on the list of posters. Wouldn't that be grand for us all?

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

Good Morning LJW Readers. This is StatGuy1. The one who wrote the blog and talked to you first. It's good you don't have questions lined up. Laughing too hard to answer them. Good. Mission accomplished.

Thanks for the kudos. Since you enjoy this we will do some updates soon, add more names and plan a larger version in the fall. If you have ideas on another angle you might like to see let us know. We could explore it. We like lulz as much as you do.

As for this comment from Marion: "don't care who “Statguys” are but they are playing games with numbers in order to achieve pre-concieved goals, as I have earlier written."

Marion, we really don't care what you think either. We had no preconceived goals. Yes this is a game. But an honest game. A lot like one of those jack in the box toys. We turned the handle, you each popped out of the box. Surprise! X comments per day. Is that easier for you Marion?

We started out thinking we would post comments per month, but quickly found by the day was more enjoyable. A simple equation that any jr high student can do and enjoy seeing the results of a study like this,but you seem unable to comprehend without thinking it's a conspiracy.Or maybe you just love conspiracies and want everything to be one.

I'm assuming you like everyone have nose hairs, do your nose hairs encourage each other at night while you are sleeping? If you had hemorrhoids would they be ganging up on you too? I have no idea why you can't or if you ever had the ability to understand this earlier in your life. Could you, and it's now slipped out of your reach? Hold on man, hold on!

I should have time after a meeting here in a few to revamp at least the top ten for you.

jonas_opines 6 years, 7 months ago

"We had no preconceived goals."

Somewhat with such complex and far-reaching delusions of both paranoia and grandeur will never be able to understand this.

Ronda Miller 6 years, 7 months ago

How quickly I dropped into fourth place...drinking coffee now...back in gear....compulsively writing....game face on....

Boston_Corbett 6 years, 7 months ago

Marion and the Mexicans....

Of course, if it were 1938 and we were in Germany, it would be the "Juden."

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

To answer some comments. Valkyrie, yes, we're still young enough to have staying power to entertain you. Should you really ask three men that where your brother Paul can read it?

Autie. The only important factor needed is "Ooooo...Shiny. If there's someone in a trunk across from your place you better make a call, heat advisory today. They would have to be out of their mind. Rut-Roh, Where's Marion?

This group does have a great admiration for the posterior in one form or another. I wonder if we could count how many comments use that. Of course a lot of those probably were poked, pulled, wrapped in saran wrap and disposed of promptly.

consumer1. Not certain you can rule those out just by this report but cheer a bit (but with some restraint) as it makes you sound like a fun guy which is always good when one doesn't want to seem crazy or neurotic.

jonathan..yes, we are so glad you did this. (Thanks for letting us continue our fun.) ;)

I will be doing a bit of housekeeping in a bit. I will post the list that is currently at the top in the comments section for historical reference. I will then replace the first top section of users with their numbers from Monday. If time allows I will run figure on more and amend those too. This way edits can occur, yet you can compare with that last time you read them, track what's been going on.

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

This is the list for comments from Sunday 7-12-2009. 1 justanotherbozo 9.211 2 justbegintowrite 8.916 3 bronze 8.349 4 Mr Nancy Boy 8.235 5 Irish + Hermione 7.933 6 tangential + view 7.79 7 Multidisciplinary 7.402 8 Marion 7.3 9 jaywalker 6.265 10 notajayhawk 5.967

11 snap_pop_no 5.741 12 OeraLinda 5.571 13 xbusguy 5.401 14 beobachter 5.227 15 Godot 5.029 16 bearded_gnome 4.997 17 icedoverhillon14th 4.894 18 Pilgrim2 4.672 19 merrill 4.604 20 The OriginalBo 4.36

21 Liberty_One 4.354 22 logicsound04+09 4.334 23 Jonas + opines 4 24 agnostick 3.69 25 Roe+ bndairdund 3.555 26 RETICENT_IRRE 3.463 27 Satirical 3.243 28 Sigmund 3.23 29 logrithmic 3.122 30 Confrontation 3.11

31 autie 2.957 32 mommaeffortx2 2.939 33 barrypenders 2.94 34 mom_of_three 2.868 35 beatrice 2.792 36 ASBESTOS 2.728 37 Ragingbear 2.724 38 toe 2.521 39 edjayhawk 2.501 40 BigPrune 2.471

41 blue73harley 2.432 42 SettingTheRecord 2.316 43 75x55 2.274 44 cato_the_elder 2.256 45 porch_person 2.23 46 sinverguenza 2.182 47 grammaddy 2.172 48 sunflower_sue 2.153 49 oneeye_wilbur 1.962 50 crazyks 1.935

51 Music_Girl 1.863 52 jimmyjms 1.84 53 yourworstnightmar 1.834 54 Did_I_say_that 1.816 55 mdrndgtl 1.8 56 sgtwolverine 1.761 57 glock 1.775 58 igby 1.77 59 Ceallach 1.673 60 Dejacrew423 1.669

61 RedwoodCoast 1.631 62 Pywacket 1.614 63 kansasmutt 1.611 64 budwhysir 1.597 65 Jamesaust 1.593 66 xenophonschild 1.575 67 prospector 1.551 68 Gootsie 1.503 69 tumbilweed 1.4 70 dandelion 1.394

71 Boston_Corbett 1.35 72 smitty 1.35 73 jumpin_catfish 1.341 74 Dateable_Shelter 1.32 75 classclown 1.281 76 OldEnuf2BYurDad 1.267 77 consumer1 1.252 78 trinity 1.25 79 gogoplata 1.198 80 woodenfleaeater 1.187

81 liggyon 1.154 82 staff04 1.109 83 acg 1.095 84 camper 1.08 85 scott3460 1.073 86 craigers 1.071 87 bad_dog 1.066 88 geekin_topekan 1.055 89 Logan72 1.03 90 Newell _Post 1.018

91 Informed 1.017 92 witchfindergeneral 0.995 93 livingstone 0.978 94 wordgenie8 0.962 95 waka1 0.942 96 Katara 0.915 97 srj 0.897 98 George_Braziller 0.875 99 compmd 0.872 100 denak 0.863

101 charliejohnson 0.852 102 Stain 0.842 103 BrianR 0.8368 104 not_holroyd 0.836 105 Valkyrie Of Reas 0.829 106 bankboy119 0.789

A few names that we decided to add out of the rest just because we can. 122 Made_in_China 0.768 123 was_freashpow2 0.767 125 Swine Flu 0.742 140 labmonkey 0.625 154 schula 0.604 157 Machiavelli_man 0.514 159 artichokeheart 0.495 160 SusieCreamche 0.468 175 H_Lecter 0.381 218 inmate 0.143 228 milkman_dan 0.068 234 vertigo Hi Jesse 0.053

Boston_Corbett 6 years, 7 months ago

Since Marion is only about .3 FTE, his posts should be multiplied by the same number.

pace 6 years, 7 months ago

Can you give us who wins the longest winded commenters are? It seems that some regularly make a thesis out of their comments. I apologize to those who care about words in using the term thesis, I am talking quantity not content.

janeb 6 years, 7 months ago

The long winded commenters are better than the snarky thread busters.

Kathy Theis-Getto 6 years, 7 months ago

Janeb - long time no see!!!! My goodness, it is nice to see you back posting, will your sister sybil be joing you soon? Stat_Guys, this is a joy, there are so many new faces and ones that haven't appeared for ages popping up all over the place. This has to be one of the better days of my summer!

Boston_Corbett 6 years, 7 months ago

And we all know Bronze regularly does his thing of posting like six times in a row, to get his story up in the queue. That should be a deduct of 5 for each of those. At least.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 7 months ago

Marion writes:

I don't care who “Statguys” are but they are playing games with numbers in order to achieve pre-concieved goals, as I have earlier written.

No, I am quite human, so human that I will tell you that the next time you need help with a priinter, you can go buy a new one for all I care.

No more help from this quarter and if you try to play games with this statement, I'll reprint the enitre blog and the PMs!

---Okay big boy, bring it on! or will that wait until your blood alcohol goes way over .2?


hey, there's an idea: a listing of ljworld posters in order of their average blood alcohol levels.

also, a listing of ljworld posters in order of most typos!

maybe Marioin could actually come in #1 these ways!


so am still #16, I know this is a serious responsibility and I intend to make my family, schools, neighborhood and dog proud as I continue to wear the mantle of #16 ljworld poster.

jonas_opines 6 years, 7 months ago

Adding to the list of MIA. I did a search on this page and did not find Fangorn anywhere.

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

bearded_gnome (Anonymous) says…

"hey, there's an idea: a listing of ljworld posters in order of their average blood alcohol levels."

Again, if we go by history instead of current membership, my position would be a lot higher on the list than now ... pretty much for the same reason, too:

More than ten per day.

:)

bearded_gnome 6 years, 7 months ago

maybe Fangorn is in "the doughnut hole?"


Autie writes: Hmmm? Interesting idea. Maybe I could come in a bit lower/higher than 31. Maybe like 26 or even 25. Unless one could calculate the friday night coefficient. But that would probably skew the standard deviation…for some of us deviants.

---uh Autie I think around here the "standard deviation" is already pretty skewed!

you know, we'd have to outfit everybody's keyboards with breathalizers. than, we could also put in an interlock device, so if your Blood Alcohol is too high, your keyboard gets disengaged.

then, Marioin would just take one of his Mex hirelings and pay him to breath into his keyboard breathalizer!


Boston is right, 70 years ago with Marioin it would have been the "Juden."

c'mon Marioin, bring it on you talk a big drunken game, let's see it!

jonas_opines 6 years, 7 months ago

Just me and Das. Fangorn just happens to be another Lord of the Rings fan. One who I assume is considerably older than lil' ol' me, going by his tag of the eldest character in the book.

And my HS reunion was pretty much OK, but then I did wear my white suit, and it's hard to go wrong with a white suit.

Katara 6 years, 7 months ago

jonas_opines (Anonymous) says…

And my HS reunion was pretty much OK, but then I did wear my white suit, and it's hard to go wrong with a white suit. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Unless it was after Labor Day and then whatever! I mean, like, you and that chick Justice have no clue about how important Fashion is.

Katara 6 years, 7 months ago

Marion (Marion Lynn) says…

Yea and verily I say unto you!

The proof shall be in the pudding!

The pudding in in the oven as we speak!

Brothers and Sisters!

The TRUTH will out!*

*Sam Kinison homage! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Are you paying the Mexicans to cook your pudding for you now too?

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 7 months ago

Thanks Stat guys!! This has been a lot of fun. Keep up the good work. I'm off to have a t-shirt printed with the # 47 on it.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years, 7 months ago

Ruinda: "I know how to knock tange out of the game……..easy…very easy…….. tange, would you, could you hook up all dozen computers you have and start posting for me….space em out at least half an hour apart though……."

You know, I'd like to call her a cougar... er... "player"... but clearly she's a... cheetah.

jonas_opines 6 years, 7 months ago

Hey sweet, just noticed I'm #23!!! Air Jonas! Air Jonas!

/hot air

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

We decided we need a pay pal tip jar, lol. Hey Prospector, set up one on the bar at FreeState for us will you? Put Stat Guys on the outside, see if anyone puts money in it. Now THAT would be telling. See how many LJW readers really get there BAC there! He has not seen this, our growlers will remain empty.

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

FYI, that was not a solicitation of funds, that was two guys looking at each other saying, "Got beer money?", and making jokes from there. I just passed the jokes along. Our bad JK.

Katara 6 years, 7 months ago

Marion (Marion Lynn) says…

Katara (Anonymous) says…

“Are you paying the Mexicans to cook your pudding for you now too?”

Marion writes:

Why would you, Katara, make such an obviously racist comment?

Katara is a Mexican hater? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Oh I get it. The Mexicans you hire to mow your lawn are only good enough to do outside work. They are not good enough to make your old man pudding or come inside your house, huh, Marion?

Glad you cleared that up! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Marion (Marion Lynn) says… Marion writes: I generally end up with Mexicans because the conservative and libertarian Americans already have jobs. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Gosh, Marion, what would those poor unemployed Mexicans do without you, the benevolent white guy, to give them a menial job. They should be kissing your Heinie a$$ since you deigned to come down to their level and provide them good gainful employment.

And you claim I'm the racist. Sheesh.

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

These are the names that were updated on top today with Monday's totals. We will post them here for historical reference. The rest of the list that was posted during today's comments shows Sunday's totals. Two of us hope to knock out an update and add more names that we have already gathered ,those in-betweens. We have also had requests.Those that were already on our list may have already been added. 1 justanotherbozo............9.202m 2 justbegintowrite............8.955m 3 bronze..........................8.312m 4 Mr Nancy Boy..............8.251m 5 Irish + Hermione..........7.971m 6 tangential + view..........7.552m 7 Multidisciplinary..........7.404m 8 Marion.........................7.311m 9 jaywalker......................6.27m 10 notajayhawk.............. 5.988m 11 icedoverhillon14th......5.85m 12 snap_pop_no_crackle.5.748m 13 OeraLinda..................5.636m 14 xbusguy......................5.389m 15 beobachter................ .5.22m 16 Godot....................... .5.026m 17 bearded_gnome ........ 4.995m 18 Pilgrim2.....................4.815m 19 merrill........................4.604m 20 The Original Bob...... 4.362m 21 Liberty_One...............4.346m 22 logicsound04+09........4.345m 23 Jonas + opines...........4.014m 24 agnostick ...................3.694m 25 RoeD+ bndairdundat .3.59m 26 RETICENT_IRREV..3.463m 27 Satirical.....................3.273m 28 Sigmund....................3.228m 29 logrithmic..................3.121m 30 Confrontation.............3.108m 31 autie...........................2.966m

bearded_gnome 6 years, 7 months ago

hey Katara, you suppose all that bad living, and Marioin's ladykilling, maybe he has to eat pudding as in a "soft food diet."

the pudding he won't let his Mex workers in the house to fix.

suppose he puts Jack Daniels into that pudding?

saw on another thread from several hours ago, the colors thread, Marioin going on about his being some kinda massive lady's man, having an affair with a woman, cars involved, vermont street house, etc.

if he really were such a big hit with the women, would he be the 'top poster in terms of total posts?' and, would he be so worried about being the #7 in daily posting averages as in this blog?

apparently all of his success with the opposite sex is in his fantasy world.

Boston_Corbett 6 years, 7 months ago

Tom Shewmon and Marion Lynn.

2.0 individuals. .6 Full Time Equivalents.

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

New expanded and updated list coming shortly. It will be replacing the list at the bottom of the blog.

Ronda Miller 6 years, 7 months ago

And I certainly hope after the large cash drop I did yesterday I will be at the top of stated list......

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

The new longer updated list has been posted at the bottom of the blog.

Satirical 6 years, 7 months ago

Dang! I have been posting like crazy the last few days and I still can't seem to crack the top 25. Since I cannot reach my arbitrary objectives I declare these statistics biased and void.

puddleglum 6 years, 7 months ago

I don't get it. why would someone want to be know as a habitual poster

Kathy Theis-Getto 6 years, 7 months ago

I suppose it fulfills a void in their lives somehow, or maybe it is just for fun! Only the Shadow knows.........

Satirical 6 years, 7 months ago

puddleglum...

You didn't hear about the contest and the super-cool prize?!?!

bearded_gnome 6 years, 7 months ago

porch_person (Anonymous) says…

bearded_gnome,

C'mon, would MAS*H have been as good without Frank Burns or Major Winchester?

Tom Shewmon and Marion have their place here. As foils. And they also create traffic for the site. Traffic = hits = advertising revenue.

---PP, I see your point, but our issue is that Marioin keeps on habitually violating the TOS. a bit more than a year ago he actually identified who a registered sex offender had abused.


LS09, yeah, that'd be the 'liquid diet' one health benefit [for the rest of us] is that it will shorten his life expectancy.


now, I'm back to #17, 'don't cry for me, Argentina.' although,: Argentina, I wouldn't mind meeting you! [note, governor Sanford ref].

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years, 7 months ago

Well, dear, I suppose I could tether my minions, thereby unleashing the monster computer you require to serve your evil desires... but, why? ... when a little statistical maneuvering will suffice...

Employing an arcane statistical technique (i.e., essentially adding arbitrary constants to statistics formerly reported), I obtain the following:

NEW LONGER UPDATED LIST AS OF WED. 7-15.75-2009 1 justbegintowrite............9.963t 2 tangential + view..........9.774t 3 justanotherbozo............8.281t 4 Mr Nancy Boy..............8.264t 5 bronze..........................8.184t 6 Multidisciplinary...........7.400t 7 Marion.........................7.319t 8 icedoverhillon14th........6.38t 9 jaywalker......................6.246t 10 OeraLinda...................6.086t

Leslie Swearingen 6 years, 7 months ago

Imagine if you will, a totally furious Roe on steroids, that is how I feel right now. I have poured out my heart and soul on here only to be discarded like yesterdays paper. I feel broken, used, scorned, I have been wafted out like the flame on a match.

Kathy Theis-Getto 6 years, 7 months ago

That's The Breaks George Strait

Well that's just great Just what I needed The icing on that cake You're leavin' But I give up Throw up my hands There's nothing I can say or do I've done all that I can

That's the breaks The way the cookie crumbles What goes around comes around they say That's the breaks The way that ol' cookie crumbles And what's been comin' round Ain't been goin' my way

Well surprise me Tell me something new I know leavin's what I got Comin' from you And I'm sorry You know I am But one way or another I'll come through In one piece once again

That's the breaks The way the cookie crumbles What goes around comes around they say That's the breaks The way that ol' cookie crumbles And what's been comin' round Ain't been goin' my way

That's the breaks The way the cookie crumbles What goes around comes around they say That's the breaks The way that ol' cookie crumbles And what's been comin' round Ain't been goin' my way

What's been coming 'round Ain't been going my way That's the breaks

Ronda Miller 6 years, 7 months ago

Dang, I was actually happy for a moment when I say tange's list with me at the top...and then realized it was indeed tange's list.....

Fire up the computers, dear...as long as I remain on top I am a happy cave girl! ;)

puddleglum, (sorry I thought it was puddle gum in another blog)... says, "habitual poster"...who would want to be known...no one except in my case when I see this has turned into a contest in which case I absolutely must win. It isn't about the game, or prizes...it is all about the win.....must win...have to...would cheat....whatever it takes....

Leslie Swearingen 6 years, 7 months ago

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Leslie Swearingen 6 years, 7 months ago

I get the idea just fine, we are supposed to say as many vile things as we can think up about each other. I am the one who has been honest, and open and transparent. You are the ones hiding behind anon. Cowardly wretches.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 7 months ago

Thanks Stat guys! That little heads-up I got last night saved me the cost of an already outdated t-shirt. Now I'm 46. Woohoo!!

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

grammaddy;

Just get a big marker and write a '46' on the shirt - then cross it off and put a '45,' '43,' etc.

Katara 6 years, 7 months ago

Irish (Irish Swearingen) says… Imagine if you will, a totally furious Roe on steroids, that is how I feel right now. I have poured out my heart and soul on here only to be discarded like yesterdays paper. I feel broken, used, scorned, I have been wafted out like the flame on a match.

Irish (Irish Swearingen) says… Kathy you go to hell.

Irish (Irish Swearingen) says… I get the idea just fine, we are supposed to say as many vile things as we can think up about each other. I am the one who has been honest, and open and transparent. You are the ones hiding behind anon. Cowardly wretches. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Looks like Marion has a contender for his #1 spot as the most pissy poster on LJW. There can only be One!

Kathy Theis-Getto 6 years, 7 months ago

Go to hell for what, Irish? I love George Strait, is that a bad thing? WOW.

puddleglum 6 years, 7 months ago

gum-glum.... its all same to me. blue73harley: I bought a pair of anti-freeze green sunglasses at sunflower today during their pre-sidewalk sale party..(everyone was drinking pbr...awesome) that's as close as it can get to insecticoid or whatever. but I got the only pair they had...I'll be thinking of you when i ride by your house next time on 458. I rode by tonight-but not sure where you live of course...section just east of r/c airplane park

janeb 6 years, 7 months ago

There should be nominations for pissy posters. Some of the stone throwers would make the semi finals for sure

bearded_gnome 6 years, 7 months ago

Kathy Getto, I sure never figgered you for a George Strait fan!

thought you more in the Bach, Handel, etc.


wow, Irish, I thought you said you are the only consistently positive poster! sure lasted long.


yes PorchPerson, Marioin's history is wide and deep. there are probably at least two dozen times in the past four years when he should have been thrown off according to the Terms of Service.

lmn 6 years, 7 months ago

I love how Irish claims she is so nice and friendly, yet always feels the need to tell people to go to hell. And Irish - you complain about anonymity? Well, um...gee. How the heck did you get verified as your real name being IRISH? Huh, Leslie? So much for REAL name verification.

Stat_Guys 6 years, 7 months ago

Irish (Irish Swearingen) says..

I get the idea just fine, we are supposed to say as many vile things as we can think up about each other. I am the one who has been honest, & open and transparent.


Irish, Speaking for the men, I'm happy to hear you sat that. The reason your placing has changed is because we knew you would want every comment you've ever made to count, correct? You wouldn't want us to leave one out would you? That would not be fair . Last night going through the user profiles we happened upon yours. Not your Irish Swearingen profile.

Your 'IrishSwearingen" profile. No space. 2006.

& the LeslieJeanne Sept of 2008.

.. the LeslieJeanne63 Mar 29 2009,

.. Irish63 Mar 29 2009.

The previous list placements were based on combined accounts.Your 1st one (or so we thought) Cleopatra On the Kaw ( later had changed to Irish Swearingen. With a space) You also had an account named Hermione Elliott. Those 2 together gave your total comments & we used the oldest sign up date.

Now we find you've been a long time member of LJW! You only made one comment back on Nov 8 2006, & 45 more on another account, but we knew you were trying to increase your comments.That is fine so we were sure to add that those to to your total. But to do that you would mean you were doing the same honorable thing that RoeDapple, Logicsound09, Jonas, have done. Multi has written to mention that there are some other few comments that can be added to hers, but the starting dates are not older. It should not really affect her placement from what we can see so we are not concerned. She will be happy to provide any information to adjust everything. Anyone else?

So Irish, the date with which we figure your numbers has changed, it changed the place where you are on the list, just as it did Roe and Logic.

While you may feel disappointed at first, you must look to the fact that your current place is where you truly & honestly belong. We believe RoeDapple would be proud to know that you could hold your head high & see that this may not be what you want..winning..but you can come out a winner by knowing others too have moved places & done so with grace & still had a lot of fun on here!

After all this is just one way of looking at statisics. We could look at who posts first in the morning, during lunch.

Maybe the true winners will be all those who end up showing the best sportsmanship?

A Stat Guy read that you printed a comment by liggyon that you were going to put on your refrigerator. He said, "This comment is perfect. If Irish and the others can look at this placement change simply as a correction due to new information, & no one makes bad comments but shows her the same respect they did Roe, Logic and Jonas when they moved spaces, Irish will learn that changes like this don't have to be the end of the world, they can be a positive thing!"

Irish, chin up. Nothing wrong with not being top cat. And you've got 46 more surprise comments!

Kathy Theis-Getto 6 years, 7 months ago

Gnome:

I actually have a pretty diverse taste in music. You are right though that I am partial to "classical". Remember the thread about clapping between movements? LOL. I also enjoy jazz, blues, bluegrass and some country.

Irish: You mistakenly assumed my posting the George Strait song was directed toward you. It was not. My status is like 103 or something, so it made me think of the song "That's the Breaks" - sometimes things just don't swing our way. I do forgive you for telling me to go to hell.

janeb: You are so right on! People in glass houses should not throw stones!

Stat_Guys - thanks again for all your hard work!

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 7 months ago

Irish, no matter what number they assign you on this list, I look forward to your posts! Your blog on the Harry Potter series gave me a little insight on you and girlfriend, you have my respect. Dismiss what the others are saying to and about you, they're just haters and not worth a reply.

jonas_opines 6 years, 7 months ago

I feel honored for being mentioned as doing the honorable thing, but I have no idea what we're talking about at this point.

littlegrace 6 years, 7 months ago

I have to agree with Gram on this one those who would follow you around to make rude comments are not worth your worry.

Kathy Theis-Getto 6 years, 7 months ago

I think that is Amarillo by Morning, but I started thinking, do armadillos look better in the morning? Is it the way the morning dew catches the light on their toes?

We once took my boys on an armadillo "hunt" in Texas while visiting my brother; they were young and impressionable. These were giant armadillos, mind you. We didn't catch any but it was an hilariously fun adventure. Felt kind of bad when my youngest woke me up in the middle of the night to ask if armadillos could climb stairs. LOL

Worked_Hard_Now_Broken_Bodied 6 years, 7 months ago

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notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

Stat_Guys (Anonymous) says…

"After all this is just one way of looking at statisics. We could look at who posts first in the morning, during lunch.

"Maybe the true winners will be all those who end up showing the best sportsmanship?"

Principles of Research 101 - the act of studying something changes it.

I'm willing to bet that if you did this less frequently - say once per month - it would be pretty consistent over time, i.e. there would be less movement up and down by people trying to improve (or lower) their standings with short-term frequent postings.


Valkyrie_of_Reason (Kathy Getto) says…

"I think that is Amarillo by Morning, but I started thinking, do armadillos look better in the morning? Is it the way the morning dew catches the light on their toes?"

Depends on whether those toes are pointing up in the air from where they're lying in the middle of the road...


autie (Anonymous) says…

"Or how many readers would actually stop the truck to get out and take a cellphone picture of a dead armadillo on the roadside. Hmmm. I just counted seven in one five mile stretch. armadillos that is, not readers taking pictures."

None

This one is better (albeit not an armadillo):

http://www.mindspring.com/~possums/DeadPossum.jpg

Ya' gotta' love state employees...

puddleglum 6 years, 7 months ago

yeah, somemone needs to start a list of top blacklisted ljworld posters. my vote is for "flamingdragon" ArumerZwarteHoop Invictus Defender 458casul

add your favorite and repaste-keep the list alive!

staff04 6 years, 7 months ago

groenhagen engagehorn arminius ferdinand langhorn lacolonia (an advertiser in the Kaw Valley Senior Monthly) sionil restorereason patriotman conservativeman antisecularman

I know I'm missing at least 6 of this person's other identities...

Satirical 6 years, 7 months ago

Some more you forgot...

Bozo Notajayhawk Beobachter Logicsound09 Satirical

notajayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

tangential_reasoners_anonymous (Anonymous) says…

"I've always aspired to be a statistic."

You know, I've often thought of becoming a golf club.

Leslie Swearingen 6 years, 7 months ago

The name on my birth certificate is Leslie Jeanne Swearingen. My nickname is Irish because my maternal grandmother immigrated to this country from Ireland, and because I always loved that movie with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in which he calls her Irish. I did have Cleopatra on the Kaw because at the time it seemed like a cool name. Then I got bored with it. I was born at Fort Riley, Kansas because my father was in the army and stationed there.

Leslie Swearingen 6 years, 7 months ago

Stat_Guys Really I don't care if you count every post or not. I used Hermione Elliot because of the Harry Potter books and Elliot was my grandmothers maiden name. Looking back now I wish I had just put up Irish in the first place as that is what everyone calls me. Enough all ready. I am crazy and stupid and I know I am. Okay, are we all happy now. And, I do mean this.I wish someone from the paper would tell me under what circumstances I can still make comments.

riverdrifter 6 years, 7 months ago

Irish: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

Do not ask "the paper" what comments you can make! If you step out of bounds on civility here, Jonathan Keeling seems to be quite fair. Carry on, if you must.

Now, where was I? Oh: clear liquor cocktail...

bearded_gnome 6 years, 7 months ago

everybody must get stoned.


Kathy: I'm told the 'dillers smell better in the morning, its the daytime that brings out their, uh, well, ... body odor.


you guys better watch it!

Irish Hermicleo is getting all falsely irritated and pi$$y here too!

I mean, she's already pulled her blog. you guys better just stop it!

puddleglum 6 years, 7 months ago

sheap beer Cheap beer its all the same to me.

what happened to Hawkperchedatriverfront?

Flap Doodle 6 years, 7 months ago

Nobody remembered the various incarnations of enforcer on the banned list?

Satirical 6 years, 7 months ago

riverdrifter…

Ummm…what does the 1st Amendment have to do with Irish’s ability to make comments on the LJWorld forum?

Satirical 6 years, 7 months ago

Satirical...

After learning all these pseudo-names, I am beginning to think there are really on 3 or 4 peopel that really blog on the LJWorld.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 7 months ago

Did save_the_whales_instead {otherwise known as the cause of the SHOE* incident} ever come back under another name?

Satirical 6 years, 7 months ago

Whoops! "there are really only 3 or 4 people"

Ronda Miller 6 years, 7 months ago

Sat, you are correct in that assumption. I blogged quite some time ago that tange and I are the only people who blog and/or comment...We are the puppet masters and the others are just our little puppets. We put our hands into warm places and move mouths. Okay, some times our hands get cold.

There are actually only three of us...you nailed it!...So, stat guy...I am bozo....so place me at the top of the list already..... I say three because apparently sat has escaped.....and has a mind of his/her own.

mom_of_three 6 years, 7 months ago

Man, a little hateful today, aren't we, iced?

parlet 6 years, 7 months ago

BestSylvia was one of my favorites, but she didn't last long here. Nothing good does, really.

Katara 6 years, 7 months ago

snap_pop_no_crackle (Anonymous) says… Nobody remembered the various incarnations of enforcer on the banned list? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We are limited to only 3000 characters in a post, remember?

Flap Doodle 6 years, 7 months ago

enforcer lizzieborden carolannfugate janeb hesterprynne sybil & so on & so forth

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years, 7 months ago

We may be but "Bugs in [Y]our Jar," but some of us are lightning.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 7 months ago

icedover-why must you constantly needle Irish? If you are so ready for an Irish-free day on LJworld, why not skip over her comments. She has just as much right to post here as any of us. If you don't like her posts, don't read them, you don't have to resort to childish name-calling.

Mike Blur 6 years, 7 months ago

Even with a post count of 722, I clock in at 0.3306 posts a day. Twice a week is about right. And loons like right_stinker and beadyeyed_groan still remember me!

notajayhawk 6 years, 6 months ago

mike_blur (Mike Blur) says…

"And loons like right_stinker and beadyeyed_groan still remember me!"

Pretty much the way people remember root canals, divorces, layoffs, car accidents, stomach flus, and all the other unpleasantries that (thankfully) happen infequently in people's lives.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 6 months ago

Nota: Pretty much the way people remember root canals, divorces, layoffs, car accidents, stomach flus, and all the other unpleasantries that (thankfully) happen infequently in people's lives.

---remembered like that bean burrito with the green sauce you had for lunch yesterday! aaaargh.

he claims to be a "retired rock star" but *nobody's ever heard of him! sad.

he is known because he is consistently grumpy, negative, egocentric and elitist. lacks humor, ads nothing to the comment threads.

Stat_Guys 6 years, 6 months ago

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2009/jul/23/plenty-opinions-few-names/#comment-form "A previous version of this story incorrectly stated story comments started in 2006. Story comments started in 2005." -- 4:30pm Note: We had thought to wait and address this later after more information came in, but things just didn't happen that way and Marion has decided he needs to take it up again. Thus we felt we should post our comments here for continuity. --

26 July 2009 at 2:24 p.m.

Stat_Guys (Anonymous) says…

Well well well… This blows everything out of the water. Back from vacation. Upon reading this I've done some digging. Our research was done using user profile starting dates in our calculations. Comments did not start on that sign up date as we thought. They also did not start in 2006, nor in 2005 as the article states, but from what I can find, they probably started 8-23-2004 but that is yet to be verified. In just a few minutes research I found one person who backposted on 9-1-2004 on a 8-21-2004 OTS, but I don't think comments were enabled at that time. I've contacted Jonathan to see if he can find out more information for us. -- 2:41pm (an email from another stat guy said, "You better let them know that was a joke") --

26 July 2009 at 2:43 p.m

Stat_Guys (Anonymous) says…

Actually, I was just kidding. It really only shifts things a tiny bit. I just wanted to join in on the eye popping mumbo jumbo. -- So then Marion, you know..he had to...

26 July 2009 at 3:48 p.m. Permalink Marion Lynn

Marion (Marion Lynn) says…

Stat_Guys (Anonymous) says…

Well well well… This blows everything out of the water. Back from vacation. Upon reading this I've done some digging. Our research was done using user profile starting dates in our calculations. Comments did not start on that sign up date as we thought. They also did not start in 2006, nor in 2005 as the article states, but from what I can find, they probably started 8-23-2004 but that is yet to be verified. In just a few minutes research I found one person who backposted on 9-1-2004 on a 8-21-2004 OTS, but I don't think comments were enabled at that time. I've contacted Jonathan to see if he can find out more information for us.”

Marion writes:

So allow me to translate the above post for the Gentle Readers.

Something like this, I think:

“Oh wait.

Our entire study was based on faulty information.

We failed to do our homework.

We didn't include two year's worth and maybe more in our compilations and have gone begging to get that info.

This of course means that our statistics are not only maybe, kinda sorta skewed and probably completely invalid but all of these errors and our complete lack of due diligence in statistical calulation will “only shift things a tiny bit”, so don't worry.”

Marion further writes:

Kinda like all those “Global Warming” statistics, eh, what? -- Mike blur also recalls the 2004 comments.

Stat_Guys 6 years, 6 months ago

We were hoping you would jump on that Marion. We knew you would of course. Most likely, you are one of the very few people the new information will affect as most people signed up after the comment start date.

Your original attack on us was that we were not using your user profile information, which was exactly what we were in fact using. Despite repeated attempts by us and others to spell that out in plain English, you were unable to see that. Grey Goose Goggles again?

In those calculations we used your original sign up date which was , unknown to us, before comments were a part of the LJW. This was one of the things which set you lower on the daily comments lists which offended your so fragile need to be at the top of the heap.

Others might find it interesting to know that while Marion likes to brag about being around so long and making so many comments, his oldest comments on the site is dated 1-21-2005. http://www2.ljworld.com/onthestreet/2005/jan/21/artwork/#c25189. Four months after comments were allowed. I found comments from merrill and others that are still making comments, but Marion either didn't bother to join in, or all his early comments were pulled for some reason or another. I guess he will say he certainly did make perhaps nearly enough comments that he deserves the award for the one millionth comment already, and it is a LJW conspiracy that his early comments do not show up !

In every case Marion, we always used your total number of comments as are stated on your user profile, just like everyone else. No matter what gibberish you choose to proclaim here on the thread.

I knew when I returned and read the article saying comments had started on those two years 2005, and 2004, it didn't jive with things I myself had seen in our recent research. Thus the quick look back to double check and the emails with Jonathan.

Yes, it did change your particular standing Marion, but no glory-seeker, you are still not King of the Hill. Of the previous top ten, at least two others are still above you.

Seriously, congrats on the nice photo. Your mom really does have a nice living room. Nice of you to keep the wolves outside. You have made the most comments, we have no bones about that, just with your ridiculous attacks on here. We discussed it and thought we'd toss a little right back at you. Karma. Marion safe keeps his in a Bass-O-Matic '75.

Sigmund 6 years, 6 months ago

Stupidest Blog Ever. Despite the five decimal point precision it is nothing but useless trivia. Is it any wonder it quickly degenerated into name calling clash of personalities?

Flap Doodle 6 years, 6 months ago

Still

having

a

wonderful

internet

life

despite

the

empty

threats

of

a

sad

old

wind-bag

.

RoeDapple 6 years, 6 months ago

Yeah, but... but... Clinton..... but..... but..... Bush...... but.... but..... Obama............

Ah, well. At least I had my 15 minutes of fame......

http://pix.motivatedphotos.com/2009/3/1/633715377346523360-15minutes.jpg

http://channelzerozero.com/15MIN.jpg

http://s.wsj.net/media/joe_plumber_blog_fwa_20081016180158.jpg

notajayhawk 6 years, 6 months ago

Hey, the pink boxes have returned in place of deleted posts! When did that happen?

(Hey Stat_guys - are you removing those from Marion's total? Just sayin' ...)

RoeDapple 6 years, 6 months ago

Oh, and bethree, I have met and befriended several of the LJW posters and find them to be good, decent people that I am proud to call 'friend'.

And a couple who don't know I've met them................

;-)

bearded_gnome 6 years, 6 months ago

Just what “WOULD” some of you do if you didn't have me to attack?

---oh poor me. ... woe is me! --- I'm so misunderstood!

I'm just a noble netizen and everyb'dy's pickin' on me!

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Drew_Carey 6 years, 6 months ago

500 pts to LJW for bringing back the pink boxes. 200 points to RoeDapple for the name and 200 bonus pts for making everyone nervous.

RoeDapple 6 years, 6 months ago

Relax Drew, the people I refer to I met casually years ago before RoeDapple existed, just figured out who they were. At least one of them I could be wrong on! But I'll take the points if it will help close the gap between me and bozo!

Remember, we can all be 'superman in our dirty underwear', anonymous or not!

kusp8 6 years, 6 months ago

Dang...I need to get to work blabbin away some more!

notajayhawk 6 years, 6 months ago

Marion (Marion Lynn) says…

"Just what “WOULD” some of you do if you didn't have me to attack?"

Actually, Marion, if your memory is intact, you might recall I have defended you on many occasions and chastised some of your detractors. But ya' know - you DO make it difficult sometimes.

If I wanted to give stat_guys my last two screen names, I would move considerably higher up on the list. There's an entirely good chance it would move me past you since I posted over 10 times per day back then (even with my own healthy allotment of pink boxes). It just ain't that important to me. Lighten up a little - you'll live longer.

RoeDapple 6 years, 6 months ago

Just looked back to see where I've 'seen' you before Drew. On my all time favorite article with sank4ever! Looks like we are going to be part of another history maker!

Katara 6 years, 6 months ago

Stat_Guys, did you add the number of comments from Marion's anonymous account, Swampfox? You know, the one he signed up for and didn't acknowledge it was him until people caught him at it back then?

Here is his claim that he one had one profile then...

17 November 2006 at 7:35 p.m. Marion Lynn

Marion (Marion Lynn) says… Idiot.

I am writing that the LJW is quite capable of determining who has multiple profiles on this forum.

I only have one and that is the one that I am posting through.

No go play with your Legos.

Thanks.

Marion.

and here is where I pointed out to him he had another profile...

17 November 2006 at 7:46 p.m. Katara (Anonymous) says… Hmmmm…

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/Swampfo

The comments of Swampfox say differently.

Legos are fun!

I just love putting pieces together. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not once does Swampfox states that he is Marion. It is only later one after being caught in his numerous lies about having only one profile and that he only posts by his name does Marion acknowledge that he did have another account with the LJW.

However, Stat_Guys, maybe if you added Swampfox's comment total to Marion's total it would bump him up some and perhaps cushion his fragile ego a bit. I am starting to feel sorry for him due to his apparent distress at not being number 1.

Katara 6 years, 6 months ago

And since Marion has already told us all he is Nick Danger as well, do you think this account might also belong to him?

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/NickDanger/

It is an anonymous account created Sept. 19, 2005 so it is in the time frame that Marion has been posting on LJW.

Marion, would you like to claim this account or deny it?

notajayhawk 6 years, 6 months ago

logicsound09 (Anonymous) says…

"But if you add the comments of Swampfox, don't you also have to include the days of Swampfox's existence to the calculation."

Don't think so, it's still one person posting on one day, just more comments. I mean, if we did it that way, some posters will turn out to have been members since before the print version of the LJW existed!

Flap Doodle 6 years, 6 months ago

If you factor out the extra carriage returns, the copied song lyrics, and the long long quotes of other people's posts with only "marion writes, you betcha" added, marioni's only posted about a page and half of material in the past four years.

notajayhawk 6 years, 6 months ago

Multidisciplinary (Anonymous) says…

"Jonathan, at his desk. Elbows on top, forehead resting in palms."

Actually, he was trying to figure out if "wank-a-thon" warrants removal.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 6 months ago

Still

having

a

wonderful

internet

life

despite

the

empty

threats

of

a

sad

old

sindbag

.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 6 months ago

Oops, that should be "windbag". Sinbad the sailor called to let me know I'd made an error.

RonBurgandy 6 years, 2 months ago

Huh, interesting. Just came across this today.

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