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Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby DrStalker » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:57 am UTC

Every thread in the forums has two numbers next to it: the number of posts, and the number of views.

The goal of this thread is to maximize the posts:views ratio. To do this:

1) If you view this thread, post something. Anything. Duplicate posts are fine, if you view the thread twice in a row.

2) Do this every time you view the thread, not just the first.


Lets see how close to we can get to a 1:1 ratio!
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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Platypodes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:00 am UTC

Pooooooooooooost.
videogamesizzle wrote:so, uh, seen any good arbitrary, high numbers lately?

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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Moo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:03 am UTC

The time now is 10:02 GMT

(ps you know how tempting it is going to be for people to be an asshole and purposefully view without posting, right?).
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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Platypodes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:06 am UTC

Hey, is posting multiple times without reopening the thread forbidden?

'Twas not actually said, but that "if" in the duplicate-posts paragraph makes it sound questionable.
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Postby Notch » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:14 am UTC

I wonder if it's even possible to do that..

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Postby Notch » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:15 am UTC

So now I'm trying to post without reading the thread.

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Postby Notch » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:15 am UTC

Hey, it seems like it's actually possible!!

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Postby Platypodes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:40 am UTC

Post, post, lalala....
videogamesizzle wrote:so, uh, seen any good arbitrary, high numbers lately?

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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Platypodes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:41 am UTC

Gotta test this...
videogamesizzle wrote:so, uh, seen any good arbitrary, high numbers lately?

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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Platypodes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:41 am UTC

Testing, testing, SAT, MCAT....
videogamesizzle wrote:so, uh, seen any good arbitrary, high numbers lately?

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Postby Moo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:44 am UTC

The time now is 10:44 GMT.
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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby DrStalker » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:48 am UTC

10:10! Yay!

I guess it will be 11:11 after I post this. :-)
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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Platypodes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:50 am UTC

Do you suppose...
videogamesizzle wrote:so, uh, seen any good arbitrary, high numbers lately?

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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Platypodes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:50 am UTC

....we could get a higher post count than view count?
videogamesizzle wrote:so, uh, seen any good arbitrary, high numbers lately?

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Postby Platypodes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:51 am UTC

:?:
videogamesizzle wrote:so, uh, seen any good arbitrary, high numbers lately?

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Postby Platypodes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:52 am UTC

Woot, 15:13!
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Postby Moo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:00 am UTC

I swear at this moment this is what it says (before my post, obviously). This means we're winning, right?

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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Platypodes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:01 am UTC

Moo wrote:(ps you know how tempting it is going to be for people to be an asshole and purposefully view without posting, right?).

They're doing it already.
videogamesizzle wrote:so, uh, seen any good arbitrary, high numbers lately?

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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Platypodes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:01 am UTC

(Well, phooey on them, and the horse they rode in on.)
videogamesizzle wrote:so, uh, seen any good arbitrary, high numbers lately?

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Postby Moo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:04 am UTC

I need to just stop compulsively clicking this thread whenever it jumps to the top of the page. I'm getting tired of realizing I have* to post now.

*Obviously I don't have to, but in the sense that you have to, to not be an asshole
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Postby Nexus_1101 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:08 am UTC

Wooooh go post ratio!
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IF (NOTFORUMGAME()) {
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Postby Nexus_1101 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:08 am UTC

oops
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IF (NOTFORUMGAME()) {
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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Anpheus » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:14 am UTC

I only opened this thread up because I saw more replies than views, and had to balance it out.


...


OH SHI-
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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Platypodes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:19 am UTC

Moo wrote:This means we're winning, right?

We are! Muahahahahaha...
videogamesizzle wrote:so, uh, seen any good arbitrary, high numbers lately?

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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Platypodes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:21 am UTC

Moo wrote:I need to just stop compulsively clicking this thread whenever it jumps to the top of the page. I'm getting tired of realizing I have* to post now.

*Obviously I don't have to, but in the sense that you have to, to not be an asshole

Funny how things you "have" to do always end up feeling burdensome... :mrgreen:
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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Anpheus » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:28 am UTC

I bring to you a cheat.


*evil laugh*

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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Platypodes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:59 am UTC

Night night! Don't let the bed bugs bite!
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Postby keozen » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:19 pm UTC

Rwaaar
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Postby Notch » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:43 pm UTC

I also predict this thread will have a eerily low view count =D

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Postby SoapyHobo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:15 pm UTC

Does the forum count the views by guests?
(i don't think so, but...)

Also, this is me, posting, yes.
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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby crazyjimbo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:43 pm UTC

Well, it's at 29 out of 29 so I ain't gonna take responsibility for loosing the 100% score. Incidentally, I thought about posting this game a while back so nice going :)

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Postby crazyjimbo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:43 pm UTC

Damn, looked again.

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Postby Mat » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:51 pm UTC

hello

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Postby Moo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:55 pm UTC

The time now is 14:55 GMT.
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Postby heXiuM » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:57 pm UTC

wow, 33 views and 33 posts so far

(34 now)
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Postby crazyjimbo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:57 pm UTC

Someone messed up... 33 out of 34. :(

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Postby heXiuM » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:58 pm UTC

I know double posts are bad but if I post again without refreshing, can I get the posts to views ratio above 1?
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Postby crazyjimbo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:58 pm UTC

Nope, I was wrong. I must have looked while heXiuM was still posting.

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Postby heXiuM » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:59 pm UTC

crazyjimbo wrote:Nope, I was wrong. I must have looked while heXiuM was still posting.

Yup. And my idea didn't work :(
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Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Postby Notch » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:01 pm UTC

Argh, I clicked it again!!
I need to stay away from this thread, I think. ;)


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