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This edition of ZIPs contains the explanations for which posts got more views in the view experiment conducted in the 11th edition.  

For those who missed that edition, the view experiment involved asking people to play a game in which they had to guess which posts got more views.  The purpose was to see if it is true that post info (i.e., title, first words, tags, post time) can affect the view count and also if Kossacks can use the post info to correctly predict which posts get more views.

So, if you missed the 11th edition, you may want to check it out first.  Also, you may be interested in the numerical analysis of the results, which was shown in the 12th edition.

On the other hand, if you like, you can skip those prior editions and just read the explanations of the results that follow below the orange doodle-of-many-names.

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In this edition of ZIPs, we review the results of the experiment we conducted on Monday, which involved asking people to play a game in which they have to guess which posts got more views.  

So, if you missed Monday's edition, you may want to check it out first by clicking here.  Also, if you have the time, you may also enjoy playing the game that is included in Monday's edition.

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In this edition, we explore several aspects of posts that may affect how many views they get; namely: post title, first words, tags, and time of posting.

You, dear reader, are requested to provide assistance with this exploration via your participation in an experiment.  That's right!  We are doing an experiment and you are invited to help conduct it.  How very exciting!

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Zero Impact Posts
Is it reasonable to regard zero impact posts (ZIPs) as failures in any way?  If so, does this mean that the ZIP list serves to highlight failures and therefore ridicule authors?

Certainly, the ZIP series has never regarded ZIPs as failures, nor has the series ever mocked the efforts of authors.  Yet, there are some Kossacks who have expressed concerns about these matters, and because of their concerns as well as because this is a fascinating topic in its own right, I have chosen to dedicate this edition to explain why, in my opinion, the ZIP list is not a failure list.

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Zero Impact Posts
In this week's edition of Zero Impact Posts, we consider the importance of the title and first words of the posts here at DailyKos.

As the readership scrolls down the Recent Diary List or their Stream, they read the titles to see what they would like to read next.  If the title looks promising, then some readers will momentarily rest their cursor over the title, which will bring up the first words in the post.  Then, after a split second of considering this initial text, readers will either decide to click on this post or move on to the next post.

Thus, there may be many interesting posts that scroll off the Recent Diary List with nary a comment or recommendation — their only shortcoming was that the initial text did not draw in the readership that would have appreciated their content.

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Zero Impact Posts
Welcome to the eighth edition of "Zero Impact Posts" (ZIPs).  If you missed the first edition, you may want to read it in order to learn about the many positive aspects of ZIPs and thus the inspiration for the ZIP series.  See the fourth edition for the raison d'etre for the ZIP series.

According to jotter, during the previous week, there were 1250 posts, of which 1209 received recommendations and 758 had more than 9 commenters.

And according to me, there were only 8 posts that had no recommendations and no comments.  They had absolutely zero impact, as judged by these measures.  See below for a table with these rare and illustrious posts.

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Zero Impact Posts
Welcome to the seventh edition of "Zero Impact Posts" (ZIPs).  If you missed the first edition, you may want to read it in order to learn about the many positive aspects of ZIPs and thus the inspiration for the ZIP series.  See the fourth edition for the raison d'etre for the ZIP series.

According to Jotter, during the previous week, there were 1322 posts, of which 1284 received recommendations and 858 had more than 9 commenters.

And according to me, there were only 9 posts that had no recommendations and no comments.  They had absolutely zero impact, as judged by these measures.  See below for a table with these rare and remarkable posts.

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Zero Impact Posts
Welcome to the sixth edition of "Zero Impact Posts" (ZIPs).  If you missed the first edition, you may want to read it in order to learn about the many positive aspects of ZIPs and thus the inspiration for the ZIP series.  See the fourth edition for the raison d'etre for the ZIP series.

According to Jotter, during the previous week, there were 1361 posts, of which 1333 received recommendations and 809 had more than 9 commenters.

And according to me, there were only 4 posts that had no recommendations and no comments.  They had absolutely zero impact, as judged by these measures.  See below for a table with these rare and remarkable posts.

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Zero Impact Posts
Welcome to the fifth edition of "Zero Impact Posts" (ZIPs).  If you missed the first edition, you may want to read it in order to learn about the many positive aspects of ZIPs and thus the inspiration for the ZIP series.  See the fourth edition for the raison d'etre for the ZIP series.

According to Jotter, during the previous week, there were 1419 posts, of which 1384 received recommendations and 899 had more than 9 commenters.

And according to me, there were only 14 posts that had no recommendations and no comments.  They had absolutely zero impact, as judged by these measures.  See below for a table with these rare and remarkable posts.

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Zero Impact Posts
Welcome to the fourth edition of "Zero Impact Posts" (ZIPs).  If you missed the first edition, you may want to read it in order to learn about the many positive aspects of ZIPs and thus the inspiration for the ZIP series.

According to Jotter, over the previous week, there were 1511 posts, of which 1477 received recommendations and 860 had more than 9 commenters.

And according to me, there were only 5 posts that had no recommendations and no comments.  They had absolutely zero impact, as judged by these measures.  See below for a table with these rare and remarkable posts.

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Sun Mar 18, 2012 at 08:49 PM PDT

ZIPs: Unpublished ZIPs: Mar10-16

by Quequeg

Zero Impact Posts
Welcome to the third edition of "Zero Impact Posts" (ZIPs).  If you missed the first edition, you may want to read it in order to learn about the many positive aspects of ZIPs and thus the inspiration for the ZIPs series.

Jotter plans to post the Weekly High Impact Post on Tuesday, and I'm sure that when he does, it will show that there were more than 1000 posts, with nearly all of them receiving recommendations and about half of them receiving more than 9 comments.

And according to me, there were only 21 posts that had no recommendations and no comments.  They had absolutely zero impact, as judged by these measures.  See below for a table with these rare and remarkable posts.

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Sun Mar 11, 2012 at 08:38 PM PDT

ZIPs: Categories of ZIPs: Mar3-9

by Quequeg

Zero Impact Posts
Welcome to the second edition of "Zero Impact Posts" (ZIPs).  If you missed the first edition, you may want to read it in order to learn about the many positive aspects of ZIPs and thus the raison d'etre for the ZIPs series.

According to Jotter, over the last week (from last Saturday to this Friday), there were 1705 posts, of which 1663 received recommendations and 967 had more than 9 commenters.

And according to me, there were only 11 posts that had no recommendations, no comments, and no tips.  They had absolutely zero impact, as judged by these measures.  See below for a table with these rare and remarkable posts.

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