CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) British Columbia Geocaching Association —» Forums —» BCGA —» Website Questions —» Forum Statistics
Home Newest Caches Forums Your Account About BCGA Search Blitz  
Grizzly Cubs
Grizzly Cubs:  [?] . Grizzy Bear Cubs [M | C
Toggle Content=  Register or Login  Please Join our Association 
topleft topfill topright
Toggle Content Our Sponsors
Caching Containers
Worldcaching.comLandsharkz Coins and Geocaching GearGold CountryCaching Containers
bottomleft bottomfill bottomright
topleft topfill topright
Toggle Content Waypoints
bottomleft bottomfill bottomright
topleft topfill topright
Toggle Content Coming Events
bottomleft bottomfill bottomright
Forums —» BCGA —» Website Questions —» Forum Statistics
toplefttopfilltopright
Forum Statistics
Questions, comments and suggestions about this website? Post them here.
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index —» Website Questions

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
South Surrey Scavengers



Joined: Oct 28, 2004
Posts: 84
Location: South Surrey

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:23 pm    Post subject: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Are there any statistics available as to who the top posters are? After all its all about the numbers. Caching or Posting.

_________________
Earthcaches Rock!
Benchmarks in Canada do Exist Click HERE!!!
Back to top
scruffster



Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 1207
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

As far as I know there are no forum stats. No popularity stars for posting and no stars for moderators. I would hope that people would be more concerned about the quality of their posts in regards to helping others over the number of posts under their belt.
Back to top
South Surrey Scavengers



Joined: Oct 28, 2004
Posts: 84
Location: South Surrey

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:53 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

scruffster wrote:
As far as I know there are no forum stats. No popularity stars for posting and no stars for moderators. I would hope that people would be more concerned about the quality of their posts in regards to helping others over the number of posts under their belt.
There are those that cache based on quality and those that cache based on quantity. I have always favored the quality in that regard. Still, there is a smiley count to see where you stand with fellow cachers. There are a myriad of websites that list the top 100 or top 1000. This site even posts everyones 100's milestones.

When it comes to forum posts it's much the same. We discuss caching related topics. We have a post count under our avatar. It would just be nice to see a top 10 list or something like that. It's not needed but perhaps desired by a few. I don't believe it would have a negative impact on the quality of posts and it may even promote some to talk more with their fellow cachers which seems like a good thing. Very Happy

_________________
Earthcaches Rock!
Benchmarks in Canada do Exist Click HERE!!!
Back to top
scruffster



Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 1207
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:29 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

It's been my experience, from visiting many forums, that there is a select group of people who throw unecessary comments on every topic to increase their star count (stats). Although it is nice to see the forums busy, it is my hope that the BCGA forums gain in popularity because people wish to get involved with the geocaching community, not because they want an extra star beside their handle. Forum stats just seem a bit too much like a popularity contest and they, in part, are responsible for reverting forums into chatlines.
Back to top
South Surrey Scavengers



Joined: Oct 28, 2004
Posts: 84
Location: South Surrey

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Well, a little research and I found the statistics here at the website.

1. Go to Website User List
2. Select Sort Method = Posts
3. Select Descending Sort
4. Click Sort Button

I'm #19. Scruffster is #9. Better watch your tail.

_________________
Earthcaches Rock!
Benchmarks in Canada do Exist Click HERE!!!
Back to top
scruffster



Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 1207
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

**snarfle** SSS knows the website better than me. At least there is a little of something for everyone.
Back to top
South Surrey Scavengers



Joined: Oct 28, 2004
Posts: 84
Location: South Surrey

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

scruffster wrote:
It's been my experience, from visiting many forums, that there is a select group of people who throw unecessary comments on every topic to increase their star count (stats). Although it is nice to see the forums busy, it is my hope that the BCGA forums gain in popularity because people wish to get involved with the geocaching community, not because they want an extra star beside their handle. Forum stats just seem a bit too much like a popularity contest and they, in part, are responsible for reverting forums into chatlines.
It appears that two users have "6 stars" they being "cb" and "admin" for their rank. Must be a feature that is not completely setup or not wanted.

_________________
Earthcaches Rock!
Benchmarks in Canada do Exist Click HERE!!!
Back to top
scruffster



Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 1207
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:18 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Admin is only used for behind the scenes work. I do not believe any of the current directors have used Admin to post on the forums although I have personally posted a few news stories accidently logged on as "admin". As for CB, he is the brains behind the website and needs the "rank" to do everyday maitenance.
Back to top
scruffster



Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 1207
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Oh gee. Thanks. All of a sudden I have stars. **snarfle** Bad bad bad CB.
Back to top
South Surrey Scavengers



Joined: Oct 28, 2004
Posts: 84
Location: South Surrey

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:25 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

ok, how do I get a star? Very Happy

_________________
Earthcaches Rock!
Benchmarks in Canada do Exist Click HERE!!!
Back to top
scruffster



Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 1207
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:33 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Oh please, I'm still trying to get rid of mine. I gotta have a talk with our resident practical joker. Once I complained about an annoying message that kept appearing to all directors on the front page and he filled the message block up with pics of roadkill skunks -- THAT ONLY I COULD SEE! See what I have to work with? **teehee**

Actually, there's some fun stuff that goes on behind the scenes. I couldn't work with a better group of people.
Back to top
_canadianbacon_



Joined: Jan 05, 2004
Posts: 1154
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

scruffster wrote:
Oh please, I'm still trying to get rid of mine. I gotta have a talk with our resident practical joker. Once I complained about an annoying message that kept appearing to all directors on the front page and he filled the message block up with pics of roadkill skunks -- THAT ONLY I COULD SEE! See what I have to work with? **teehee**

Lies, Lies all Lies!

_________________
~~~~ _CanadianBacon_~~~~
Back to top
scruffster



Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 1207
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Oh great. Now I have six nuts. I hope they're nuts. They look more like...

...nevermind.
Back to top
_canadianbacon_



Joined: Jan 05, 2004
Posts: 1154
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

scruffster wrote:
Oh great. Now I have six nuts. I hope they're nuts. They look more like...

...nevermind.
Hot Steaming Cinnamon Buns?

_________________
~~~~ _CanadianBacon_~~~~
Back to top
scruffster



Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 1207
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote






CanadianBacon is trying to turn us all into Sneetches!!!
Back to top
QuigleyJones



Joined: Mar 09, 2005
Posts: 135
Location: Raincouver

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Uh-oh, Time for me to start posting and fill in my six stars.
Back to top
_canadianbacon_



Joined: Jan 05, 2004
Posts: 1154
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Good luck with that! Next level is 1,000,000 postings.

_________________
~~~~ _CanadianBacon_~~~~
Back to top
South Surrey Scavengers



Joined: Oct 28, 2004
Posts: 84
Location: South Surrey

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

It's good to see you guys and gals can have some fun. Only 999,930 more posts to go!

_________________
Earthcaches Rock!
Benchmarks in Canada do Exist Click HERE!!!
Back to top
QuigleyJones



Joined: Mar 09, 2005
Posts: 135
Location: Raincouver

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Are those rings supposed to be "sent"?

"Next level is 1,000,000 postings" so whats the next level after that?

And I see everyone is a non-lurker, even those with one post.
Back to top
_canadianbacon_



Joined: Jan 05, 2004
Posts: 1154
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

QuigleyJones wrote:
Are those rings supposed to be "sent"?

"Next level is 1,000,000 postings" so whats the next level after that?

And I see everyone is a non-lurker, even those with one post.

Yes, there is only 1 level, 'non-lurker' with the posting limit set to 1 post.

That's it, only 1 level. There really is not a 1,000,000 level, I was joking.


So if you post, you get a star, if you don't post, nobody will know, cause you did not post to see the star....

Of course we have the ability to randomly change the image attached to the level any time we are bored or want to see if anybody is paying attention.

_________________
~~~~ _CanadianBacon_~~~~


Last edited by _canadianbacon_ on Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:14 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
South Surrey Scavengers



Joined: Oct 28, 2004
Posts: 84
Location: South Surrey

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

What happened to scruffsters nuts? Wink

_________________
Earthcaches Rock!
Benchmarks in Canada do Exist Click HERE!!!
Back to top
_canadianbacon_



Joined: Jan 05, 2004
Posts: 1154
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

South Surrey Scavengers wrote:
What happened to scruffsters nuts? Wink

He insists he isn't special. I keep telling everybody he's very special.

_________________
~~~~ _CanadianBacon_~~~~
Back to top
scruffster



Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 1207
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:29 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Judging by the photo's name I suspect that they are someting plopped in a pigpen, not nuts.
Back to top
South Surrey Scavengers



Joined: Oct 28, 2004
Posts: 84
Location: South Surrey

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:01 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

How does QuigleyJones rate "Mega Poster Wannabee" and I'm just a non-lurker. I'm only 2 posts behind. Err, 1 now.

_________________
Earthcaches Rock!
Benchmarks in Canada do Exist Click HERE!!!
Back to top
_canadianbacon_



Joined: Jan 05, 2004
Posts: 1154
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:17 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Dont look at me! Though I think it's quite funny!

_________________
~~~~ _CanadianBacon_~~~~
Back to top
QuigleyJones



Joined: Mar 09, 2005
Posts: 135
Location: Raincouver

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Dont tell me I missed it

South Surrey Scavengers wrote:
I'm only 2 posts behind. Err, 1 now.
Make that 2 Razz
Back to top
Catapult Jeff



Joined: Aug 24, 2005
Posts: 169
Location: Surrey BC

PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Now no one has anything. No extra piggy or skunky stuff. Did someone get their snout out of place? Or did "you know who" take the boys fun again?

_________________
Back to top
South Surrey Scavengers



Joined: Oct 28, 2004
Posts: 84
Location: South Surrey

PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

I was having a good laugh about the piggies and the poopies. I guess we're back to caching now.

_________________
Earthcaches Rock!
Benchmarks in Canada do Exist Click HERE!!!
Back to top
MsChief-Gps_y



Joined: Jan 16, 2004
Posts: 262
Location: Lower Mainland

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

lol Got a kick out of this one:

nz.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xs8HWN6UyE

_________________
Life's greatest treasure is its uncertainty. (Japanese proverb) Life's greatest annoyance is assumptions.
Back to top
South Surrey Scavengers



Joined: Oct 28, 2004
Posts: 84
Location: South Surrey

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

That's pretty good. By responding I guess I'm becoming more like a troll, nazi, or a teenager. But one things for sure, the more posts the more fabulous I become! Very Happy

_________________
Earthcaches Rock!
Benchmarks in Canada do Exist Click HERE!!!
Back to top
Catapult Jeff



Joined: Aug 24, 2005
Posts: 169
Location: Surrey BC

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Ohhh.... good one MsChief-Gps_y. Funny and lots of good info on from that clip. So I guess what I learnt is CB and Scruffy can do what they want and the rest just have to live with it. WAIT A SECOND!!!! I think I have powers to do wrong here too. I just don't know how, YET! I will learn and then I can become the RANKING master. Not that CB or Scruffy would tell me where to upload the cute little images anyhow. Hmmmm...

_________________
Back to top
_canadianbacon_



Joined: Jan 05, 2004
Posts: 1154
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

Catapult Jeff wrote:
WAIT A SECOND!!!! I think I have powers to do wrong here too. I just don't know how, YET! I will learn and then I can become the RANKING master. Not that CB or Scruffy would tell me where to upload the cute little images anyhow. Hmmmm...
Note to self.. Change Jeff's password.

_________________
~~~~ _CanadianBacon_~~~~
Back to top
MsChief-Gps_y



Joined: Jan 16, 2004
Posts: 262
Location: Lower Mainland

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:00 am    Post subject: Re: Forum Statistics Reply with quote

I couldn't recall where I'd found that clip and was reminded it came from a WACK link.
eh? Was I hearing the Catapults muttering about missile practice and something about pig's flying? I couldn't quite catch it.
Maybe we could have rotating comments or stars, or poopies (since they seem so popular), thumbs up etc? Or opened Find chests versus NF ones, "fabulous poster", "poster of the day/hour/wasted moments ", pen-pal links to generously support (not bribe, oh not notall) our most magnanimous web-mods , I "heart" the forum Master. Out of all the ideas I had I figure these are the most likely to be accepted. It does look a little bare after all.

_________________
Life's greatest treasure is its uncertainty. (Japanese proverb) Life's greatest annoyance is assumptions.
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index —» Website Questions
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 8 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum


bottomleftbottomright
topleft topfill topright
Advertisement
bottomleft bottomfill bottomright

:: Copyright 2003 - 2009 BC Geocaching Association ::

RSS Feed:
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BCGeocaching
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Theme by British Columbia Geocaching Association.