In article <RZEXg.61146$vX5.42966@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"DFS" <nospam@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Roy has averaged 42 posts/day over his lifetime on COLA,
> It won't be easy - at least from what I see of Google Groups Advanced
> Search - but can you determine how many average Roy S. posts per day for
> only the days he posted at least once?
A better tool for that kind of analysis is this:
It's better because:
(1) it organizes this kind of data better than searching on Google, and
(2) since it is at Microsoft, it might trigger some interesting paranoid
posts about how Microsoft is spying on Linux advocates in order to
thwart Linux. :-)
Anyway, you can enter any day with the calendar thingy and it will tell
you how many he posted that day and the previous day, that week and the
previous week, that month and the previous month, and so on. If you
work by weeks rather than days, you can easily just go back two weeks at
a time (since it shows you this week and last week based on the day
picked) and get a good idea of someone's posting frequency.
Note it also breaks down by threads initiated vs. threads merely
touched, which is interesting.
If you go here:
and enter this group, you'll get a newsgroup report that is interesting.
At the bottom of that, it lists the forty "most present" people in the
group. This month so far, there is a 9 way tie:
For last month, there 4 people who posted every single day:
and several who missed just one day, including:
To make the top 40 that month, one had to post at least 18 days.
Roy was the champion of initiated threads, with 446 that month. Second
place is you, with 35.