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Re: Nostalgia

Post by Xan » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:23 am

These seem to be the topics which have had the longest lives. Most are still active. It's possible for there to have been big gaps inside of them, though; I didn't check for that.

"YouTube Junkie"; started 2012-02-19, 621 posts, last post 2019-11-11

"Boglehead topic best watch for $5000"; started 2012-04-14, 26 posts, last post 2019-10-02

"20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?"; started 2011-01-22, 577 posts, last post 2019-06-24

"The Permanent Supplement Regime"; started 2012-10-22, 270 posts, last post 2019-09-17

"The GOLD scream room"; started 2013-05-17, 2624 posts, last post 2019-11-08

"Spreadsheets to Track PP"; started 2011-09-18, 41 posts, last post 2018-11-30

"Do you insure your Gold?"; started 2010-11-04, 39 posts, last post 2017-03-16

"Tesla Motors"; started 2013-02-15, 108 posts, last post 2019-06-14

"Figuring Out Religion"; started 2013-12-09, 4358 posts, last post 2019-11-05

"Backtesting for the Optimum HBPP Allocations"; started 2012-12-28, 103 posts, last post 2019-08-15

Note for myself for running in the future:
echo "select (select concat('\"', topic_title, '\"; started ',date(from_unixtime(topic_time)),', ', (select count(*) from phpbb_posts where topic_id = phpbb_topics.topic_id), ' posts, last post ',(select date(from_unixtime(post_time)) from phpbb_posts where topic_id = phpbb_topics.topic_id order by post_time desc limit 1,1),'')) as url from phpbb_topics where (select count(*) from phpbb_posts where topic_id = phpbb_topics.topic_id) > 5 order by (select (select post_time from phpbb_posts where topic_id = phpbb_topics.topic_id order by post_time desc limit 5,1) - topic_time) desc limit 10;"
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Re: Nostalgia

Post by bedraggled » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:37 am

Thanks, Xan

Gumby was mentioned in a really old post but it looks like Machineghost, a more recent contributor may never return. Too bad. Haven’t heard from Barrett in awhile, Pointed Stick on hiatus,

TennPaGa, always great on baseball, Please post soon.

And that’s why Vinny’s enthusiasm is welcome. I must mention mathjack in the same breath.

Three cheers for Sophie and dualstow and the thousands of posts. (There are many others with huge numbers of posts. Thank goodness).
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Re: Nostalgia

Post by Xan » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:15 pm

Top 30 prolific posters:
username - # of posts - first post - latest post
(Not including this one!)
  • MachineGhost — 11136 — 2011-11-12 — 2016-11-19
  • Pointedstick — 9729 — 2012-04-17 — 2019-08-22
  • MediumTex — 9620 — 2010-04-25 — 2019-08-07
  • dualstow — 8616 — 2010-10-29 — 2019-11-12
  • moda0306 — 8177 — 2010-11-04 — 2019-10-28
  • technovelist — 4965 — 2010-09-15 — 2019-11-11
  • Gumby — 4036 — 2010-05-10 — 2016-03-07
  • Kshartle — 3785 — 2011-09-22 — 2014-09-10
  • Mountaineer — 3784 — 2012-02-07 — 2019-11-11
  • Reub — 3700 — 2011-01-24 — 2016-10-30
  • Desert — 3613 — 2010-06-26 — 2018-11-17
  • TennPaGa — 3554 — 2011-05-19 — 2017-11-07
  • craigr — 3179 — 2010-04-25 — 2019-08-07
  • sophie — 3164 — 2012-04-23 — 2019-11-12
  • Ad Orientem — 3097 — 2011-08-14 — 2019-11-07
  • pugchief — 2858 — 2012-06-26 — 2019-11-12
  • ochotona — 2818 — 2015-01-30 — 2019-11-11
  • doodle — 2789 — 2011-02-11 — 2019-10-23
  • stone — 2704 — 2011-06-23 — 2018-01-10
  • l82start — 2583 — 2010-04-25 — 2019-11-10
  • AdamA — 2315 — 2011-01-24 — 2019-11-06
  • Xan — 2313 — 2012-03-21 — 2019-11-12
  • Anonymous — 2283 — 2010-04-25 — 2015-04-09
  • buddtholomew — 2048 — 2010-05-21 — 2019-04-17
  • Benko — 2021 — 2011-09-27 — 2018-10-07
  • mathjak107 — 1978 — 2015-06-19 — 2019-11-11
  • Kriegsspiel — 1801 — 2012-09-16 — 2019-11-11
  • Tyler — 1771 — 2011-11-14 — 2019-11-11
  • Storm — 1685 — 2010-08-24 — 2013-12-12
  • barrett — 1516 — 2014-01-04 — 2019-02-13
Note for myself for running in the future:
echo "select concat('[*]',username, ' — ', (select count(*) from phpbb_posts where poster_id = user_id),' — ', (select date(from_unixtime(post_time)) from phpbb_posts where poster_id = user_id order by post_time limit 1), ' — ', (select date(from_unixtime(post_time)) from phpbb_posts where poster_id = user_id order by post_time desc limit 1)) from phpbb_users order by (select count(*) from phpbb_posts where poster_id = user_id) desc limit 30;"
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Re: Nostalgia

Post by sophie » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:21 am

I'm not sure if being on the list is a point of pride or shame!
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Re: Nostalgia

Post by dualstow » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:23 am

sophie wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:21 am
I'm not sure if being on the list is a point of pride or shame!
Hah. I like being one of the early joiners, while acknowledging that some of the later forum-joiners adopted the pp in the 80’s.
I definitely don’t take pride in my post count, which largely comprises the afro emoji.
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Re: Nostalgia

Post by Maddy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:31 am

It's the quality of the posts that matters. Thankfully, I recognize many of the Most Prolific Club as being solid contributors of high-quality stuff.

To me, that's what distinguishes the PP forum from the run-of-the-mill internet discussion board. Contributions are, for the most part, well thought through, and contain at least some level of analysis.
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