Ebonite wrote:I don't really understand what your OTACS measures, exactly. It's some sort of metric that's bigger based on the number of different words a person uses across all of his/her posts?
Just so the thought doesn't get lost in the details of Sciscitor's last post, what he's trying to measure is the new information/creativity
added to the OTT by each post.
Oh, I think I got the intent. I was just trying to understand a little about the methodology.
I could write a rather lengthy paragraph here in which I talk about Cueball, and sandcastles, and Ikea, and the molpy, and pixels, and the pluralization of the word "Lego", and double-dactyl poetry, and different kinds of sandwiches, and flags, and hourglasses, and Time, and hats, and. . .blah blah, blah. (Presume I kept going for a while.)
Or I could write one sentence such as:
"The inconsistencies are so compounded as to form a seemingly illogical phenomenon, the nature of which I am unable to fathom."
I would hope that the first paragraph, though lengthy, would not contribute much to my OTACS because it would consist of words that I likely used in previous posts. I would hope that the standalone sentence, though shorter, would contribute more greatly, since it includes at least seven or eight words that I probably haven't used before in the OTT.
Am I getting it right?
The reason I though this to be important is because I think a short post consisting of nothing but a new double-dactyl would be considered very "creative" by definition. . .but if it's a topical double-dactyl (i.e., it's about the OTC), it may not include any
new words. So it would be a massively creative posting that contributes extremely little to the author's OTACS.