Qt3 member posting statistics: Popular Threads

Here are the most popular threads in the history of Qt3. These are ranked by their Replies times Views number (the Populist Rating). The top 49 Threads from Games, 8 From Movies, 6 from BCTM, and 26 from Everything Else are listed, corresponding to one thread per page from these forums. Listed along with the Thread title is the Author of the thread and the Populist Rating (in thousands). Some commentary is included after each section.

Here goes…

GAMES FORUM:

#1: Gladguy: So, who are you and what do you do? 1610
#2: Tom Chick: MOO3 aftermath 1549
#3: Tim Partlett: Anyone playing RoN? 1493
#4: Not Your Momma’s Gameboy: Radeon 9700 available in retail outlets? SiS 648 mobos? 1481
#5: Lloyd Heilbrunn: CGM preview: Freespace 1186
#6: MechAssault: Playing? 1100
#7: Derek Smart [3000AD]: OMFG!!! Duke Nukem Forever is due out in 2004!!! 1099
#8: Derek Smart [3000AD]: Battlecruiser Generations (shameless plug alert!!) 1050
#9: Erik: Battlefield 1942 demo: Holy Crap! 1031
#10: IXAszurom: Strategy 1st fucks up - big time. 896
#11: Christoph Nahr: The Galactic Civilizations Thread 823
#12: DrDel: Half Life 2 coming to a desktop near you… 752
#13: Angie Dietrich: SWG NDA is up 731
#14: Rorschach: Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon (long) 686
#15: Brad Wardell: Ack, crappy game reviews… 666
#16: Derek Smart [3000AD]: Space sims - can the genre really be revived? 657
#17: wumpus: Massively multiplayer or massive tool? 644
#18: AIM: Sims Online didn’t even register in the top 10! 637
#19: Captain Cookiepants: Harbinger: Gamespot run by morons 625
#20: scharmers: Nice overreaction at CGW vis a vis Postal 2 622
#21: TomChick: Master of Orion 3 review 610
#22: AIM: Devastation - sleeper hit of the year? 581
#23: Jason Becker: Sid and Firaxis will finnally spill the beans. 565
#24: Rob_Merritt: more pc developers hit the pavement… 492
#25: Derek Smart [3000AD]: PC Gamer ass whooping… 445
#26: TomChick: Age of Mythology: Okay, who’s got it? 423
#27: Jazar: Note to game journalists. 403
#28: GuestYHDF: Steve Bauman kicks ASS 395
#29: runesword forger: Is Metroid Prime all that and a bag of chips? 387
#30: JT: Warcraft 3 - Hard? 376
#31: Erik: Crimsonland 372
#32: Lurker: Masters of Doom 367
#33: Bub, Andrew: Most Disappointing Games of 2002 363
#34: wumpus: Real time strategy games – why not? 352
#35: BloodKnight: How Geeky are ya? 340
#36: Guest: Xbox Live! 327
#37: Rob O’Boston: Xbox live selling like hotcakes, every single kit sold out. 308
#38: Derek Smart [3000AD]: Space Sim MMOGs - Future or Fantasy? 305
#39: Supertanker: The Great Qt3 GTG of '03 279
#40: Legolas: NWN: The Emperor Has No Clothes 276
#41: DavidCPA: GoneGold.com Intrigue 275
#42: TomChick: Animal Crossing? Oh dear… 270
#43: Rob O’Boston: The official Qt3 Neverwinter Nights letdown thread 265
#44: Jason McCullough: Western RPGs: where are they? 263
#45: wumpus: C&C Generals 262
#46: SpoofyChop: Who are you: Summarized 259
#47: Greg Vederman: Neverwinter Nights completed. Verdict? 257
#48: Stroker Ace: Age of Mythology - Why? 253
#49: Jason Lutes: No One Lives Forever 2 253

Derek Smart gets FIVE of the Top 49 populist authorings in Games… pretty amazing. Tom Chick is second with four and wumpus is third with three.

MOVIES FORUM:

#1: Fjollefjumpen: They should`ve never been born! 1178
#2: Cleve Blakemore: The Matrix Reloaded - It should be unloaded 900
#3: Brian Koontz: The Matrix Reloaded 833
#4: Tim: X-Men 2 comments - some spoiler responses 665
#5: Rywill: Two Towers 423
#6: Ron Dulin: OK, I saw The Two Towers 354
#7: Supertanker: How crappy is Daredevil? 332
#8: TomChick: Fuck the Matrix ™ 279

The Matrix dominates issues with three entries, followed by The Two Towers with two entries. Comic book influences also account for two.

BCTM FORUM:

#1: Thierry Nguyen: Return of the Jack Bauer Power Hour 1142
#2: Met_K: Cee-Dee Player Thread 866
#3: balut: A Song of Ice and Fire 408
#4: Robert Sharp: X Play 324
#5: Met_K: Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix 180
#6: Chet: Covers 157

Met_K gets two of the top six in this forum. Books account for two, TV shows for two, and music for two.

EVERYTHING ELSE FORUM:

#1: Dirt: tax cuts 828
#2: TomChick: The Quarter to Three rules 822
#3: Rob O’Boston: DC Sniper 711
#4: Alan Dunkin: Laid off… 544
#5: wumpus: [ Poll ] Derek Smart’s Credentials 508
#6: Tyjenks: Is the President’s package going to stimulate me too? 478
#7: Jason McCullough: Hiroshima & Nagasaki: moral acts? 370
#8: AIM: Is President Bush a hypocrite and a pu**y? 364
#9: DennyA: Breeding New Gamers… 354
#10: wumpus: File sharing-- let’s get WASTED! 344
#11: Peter Frazier: Time to show where we stand on this Iraq thing… 341
#12: Jason McCullough: Iraq: looks like we’re going in 261
#13: Dirt: Is it just me or has anyone else noticed? 238
#14: Anonymous Non-Guest: Weight Loss 224
#15: snowmyr: Liberated? 223
#16: Jakub: Wow, what kind of warped sense of reality is this? 219
#17: milo: Wither CGOnline? 206
#18: Murph: Cyber-stalking…Or just stalking. 201
#19: SpoofyChop: [ Poll ] Trent Lott and Strom Thurmond - "You and Your Racist Fr 198
#20: AIM: I’m in major debt!! What should I do? 188
#21: hermyhermit: Perhaps that race war is closer than you thought Cleve? 176
#22: DennyA: Stupid things that bug you more than they should 174
#23: Brian Koontz: voltaic’s status? 169
#24: Jason Cross: I WANT MY BROWSER BACK!!! 167
#25: DavidCPA: At least Republicans are focusing on the big issues. 159
#26: Mike Cathcart: Columbia 155

wumpus has two authorings as do Dirt, DennyA, AIM, and Jason McCullough.

Final Individual Tallies (2 or more authorings):

TomChick: 6 authorings
Derek Smart [3000AD]: 5
wumpus: 5
AIM: 4
Jason McCullough: 3
Rob O’Boston: 3
DavidCPA: 2
DennyA: 2
Dirt: 2
Met_K: 2
Brian Koontz: 2
SpoofyChop: 2
Erik: 2

If I missed anyone from the list tell me and I’ll edit it in.

Poster with most posts not to have any populist authorings: Dave Long with 2218 posts.

Flame King Derek Smart is high on the list, no real surprise. Wumpus being up there is a bit surprising although he knows how to create controversy… so his initial post often starts the ball rolling. Tom Chick as the Spiritual Father ™ is like a magnet attracting iron with his posts.

AIM showed up big, especially considering the guy’s made less than 500 posts. His stuff always seemed to draw attention back in the day.

For a while, everybody just posted stuff hoping that QT3 would achieve a critical mass. (Survival)

Then, the posting because crazed and unpredictable and we started to analyze the posts. (Inquiry)

Soon, we will probably all realize that the only point is to get the most posts, so we’ll all create scripts to post for us while we go actually play the games we’re always yammering about. (Sophistication.)

This can’t be right, Brian. Replies times viewings would give far, far higher values. For example, this thread http://www.quartertothree.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4320 has 25 replies and 654 views. 25 * 654 = 16350, far higher than any total you posted.

For a while, everybody just posted stuff hoping that QT3 would achieve a critical mass. (Survival)

Then, the posting because crazed and unpredictable and we started to analyze the posts. (Inquiry)

Soon, we will probably all realize that the only point is to get the most posts, so we’ll all create scripts to post for us while we go actually play the games we’re always yammering about. (Sophistication.)[/quote]

Hegel would be so proud.

It’s in thousands.

Ooops. Missed that. :oops:

The thread of the beast.

For a while, everybody just posted stuff hoping that QT3 would achieve a critical mass. (Survival)

Then, the posting because crazed and unpredictable and we started to analyze the posts. (Inquiry)

Soon, we will probably all realize that the only point is to get the most posts, so we’ll all create scripts to post for us while we go actually play the games we’re always yammering about. (Sophistication.)[/quote]

Hegel would be so proud.[/quote]

There it is Dave! You beat me to the profound statement. A reference to the dialectic is impressive.

Is all this Hegel stuff because I told hegel to kiss my ass the other day?

Also…I’ve got an effort underway to get me another notch in the Koontz Popularity index.

Go help out ok?

There it is Dave! You beat me to the profound statement. A reference to the dialectic is impressive.[/quote]

Woot! :)

The artificial “Post Pics of Non-Pr0n Pretties” thread has now moved into 10th place in the all time games thread Koontz point value.

Ha!

There is a reasonable chance that in a couple months I’ll do an update of this statistic.

Damn, my best is a rating of 213.

/puffs chest

Me = Best Post Starter EVAR.

I’m coming to get you Gladguy!

:D