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Offline Oblio

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Misleading Post-per-day count
« on: July 20, 2003, 11:06:18 PM »
I noticed a new user that started off with an accusatory post towards our esteemed admin ;)  , so I checked his profile.  Check out the posts/day !

Name:  benjamin
Posts:  1 (171.09 per day)
Position:  Newbie
Date Registered:  Today at 10:46:57pm
Last Login:  Today at 10:47:23pm

Note that this rapidy decreases, 5 min later ...

Name:  benjamin
Posts:  2 (238.67 per day)
Position:  Newbie
Date Registered:  Today at 10:46:57pm
Last Login:  Today at 10:47:23pm

Drat ... he posted again, Ok, 1 min later ...

Name:  benjamin
Posts:  2 (229.79 per day)
Position:  Newbie
Date Registered:  Today at 10:46:57pm
Last Login:  Today at 10:47:23pm

You can see the PPD value decreasing (as you would imagine) but it is still way too high.  I think I understand why this is happening ... but should it be ?  IOW, should the denominator of the equation have a floor of 1.0 ?

OK, so I have too much time on my hands tonight  8), but I just knew that Bobby needed some user reported bugs to work on  :D



Offline Robert

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Re:Misleading Post-per-day count
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2003, 11:10:49 PM »
LOL yea i see that.

I love floating point math :)

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