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  •  Nice (6+ / 0-)

    It would be interesting to look at what type of diary gets more recommends than comments.  Of course, that would require defining 'type'.  I've noticed that my Statistics series often gets more recs than comments.

    Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love. -- Wendell Willkie

    by plf515 on Mon Jun 19, 2006 at 08:38:31 AM PDT

    •  In general, it seems that wonkish diaries (6+ / 0-)

      get a higher nrec/ncom ratio. People plow through some dense diary on whatever subject, and then don't have anything to add beyond a "that was good, I like it". And then, they express that feeling by hitting the Recommend button (and rec'ing the tip jar, if any), rather than commenting.

      Another interesting metric to look at would be the ratio ncom/tators, the average number of comments per commentator in the diary. There are some diaries that consist mainly of two or three people talking among themselves. At the other end, there are the "demographic survey" diaries, which have a boatload of commentators, most of whom leave only one comment.

      -dms

      •  I resemble that remark! (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        RunawayRose, buhdydharma

        Wonkish, geeky, nerdlike.....we stats guys hear them all.  :-)

        I like your other metric idea.  Could be very cool.

        Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love. -- Wendell Willkie

        by plf515 on Mon Jun 19, 2006 at 08:52:48 AM PDT

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    •  good thought (3+ / 0-)
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      GN1927, plf515, va dare

      I had to abandon the idea of using the ratio of recommends to commenters as a correction to the total number of connections when I saw how many times that number was greater than one.

      Thanks again for the review, as you see, it was very helpful.

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