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Contributors metainfo: reputation and more

Asked by Oleg Komarov on 8 Feb 2011
Latest activity Commented on by Walter Roberson on 27 Mar 2014 at 3:31

As asked by Vieniava in "How to make a list of user's reputation?", some of us came up with interesting ideas on how to fill an updated list with the reputation scores of the contributors to Answers.

I took the initiative to compile a public list of users with meta info:

  • position (desc ordering by reputation)
  • id
  • nickname (truncated to fit the page)
  • reputation
  • # of comments
  • # of questions asked
  • % accept rate
  • # of posts answered
  • # of accepted answers

The code used to compile the list is available at the bottom.

EDIT

TMW team implemented a page with the metascores: http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/contributors

Please refer to it and congrats to the team!

Use this function to retrieve info from the link above:

function [metainfo, elapsedTime] = metainfo(type,order)
% METAINFO - Retrieve metainfo on contributors to www.matworks.com/.../answers
%
%   METAINFO Retrieve data sorted by reputation in descending order 
%
%   METAINFO(TYPE,ORDER) Specify TYPE and sorting ORDER as
%       type :  'reputation'
%               'questions'
%               'answered'
%               'accepted'
%
%       order:  'asc'
%               'desc'
%   
% Examples:
%
%     % Standard call (rep, disc)
%     info = metainfo;
%       
%     % Sort by question answered in descending order
%     info = metainfo('an','d');
%
% See also: URLREAD, REGEXP
% Author: Oleg Komarov (oleg.komarov@hotmail.it) 
% Tested on R14SP3 (7.1) and on R2009b. In-between compatibility is assumed. 
% 28 feb 2011 - Created
tic
% Check # inputs
error(nargchk(0,2,nargin))
% Retrieve inputs
if nargin == 0
    type  = 'reputation';
    order = 'desc';
end
if ~exist(type,'var')
    sortTypes = {'reputation','questions','answered','accepted'};
    type  = sortTypes{strncmp(type,sortTypes,numel(type))};
    order = 'desc';
end        
if ~exist(order,'var')
    orderTypes = {'asc','desc'};
    type  = orderTypes{strncmp(order,orderTypes,numel(order))};
end        
% Build url string
url = ['http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/contributors?'...
       'dir=' order '&sort=' type '&page='];
% First read
[page, ok] = urlread([url '1']);
% Catch number of pages to read
if ok
    totcon = regexp(page,'>1 - 50 of (\d+)','tokens');
    totcon = dataread('string',totcon{1}{1},'%d');
    nPages = ceil(totcon/50);
else
    error('Cannot read ".../contributors?page=1"')
end
% Loop over contributors pages
metainfo = cell(totcon,7);
metainfo(1:end,1) = num2cell(1:size(metainfo,1));
for p = 1:nPages
    if ok
        endpos = 50*p;
        % Id, Rep
        expr = '><a href="\/matlabcentral\/answers\/contributors\/(\d+)';
        data = regexp(page, expr,'tokens');
        if 50*p > totcon; endpos = 50*(p-1)+numel(data); end
        metainfo(1+(p-1)*50:endpos,2) = [data{:}];
        % Nickname
        expr = ['"Reputation: (\d+)">([\w\ ' reshape([repmat(92,1,137);33:59,61:64,91:97,123:126,161:255],1,[]) ']+)</a></h2>'];
        data = regexp(page, expr,'tokens');
        metainfo(1+(p-1)*50:endpos,[4,3]) =  cat(1,data{:});
        % Qcount, Ans, Acc
        data = regexp(page, '<span >(\d+)</span>[A-z<>"-\s\/]+','tokens');
        metainfo(1+(p-1)*50:endpos,5:7) = reshape(cat(1,data{:}),3,[]).';
    else
        error('Metainfo import stopped. \nCannot read ".../contributors?page=%d"',p)
    end
    [page, ok] = urlread([url sprintf('%d',p+1)]);
end
% Convert to doubles
metainfo(:,[2,4:7]) = cellfun(@str2double,metainfo(:,[2,4:7]),'un',false);
elapsedTime = toc;

8 Comments

Walter Roberson on 9 Feb 2011

I subcontract out my sleep to villages in developing countries, through an Eco-Trade Network.

Sean de Wolski on 9 Feb 2011

Vieniava, I was wondering the same thing.

Aurelien Queffurust on 22 Jul 2011

Does the above code still worK?

I still get the following error message:

>> [metainfo, elapsedTime] = metainfo('reputation','asc')
??? Error using ==> reshape
Product of known dimensions, 3, not divisible into total number of elements, 200.

Error in ==> metainfo at 82
metainfo(1+(p-1)*50:endpos,5:7) = reshape(cat(1,data{:}),3,[]).';

Oleg Komarov

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Answer by Sven on 5 Feb 2012
Edited by Sven on 1 Mar 2014

Recent news:

... and BAM! Walter hits 25,000! Congratulations are in order again. It's impressive to see, but depressing to compare :)

Timeline:

that was 10,000 on 2012-02-05
and then 15,000 on 2012-07-21
and then 20,000 on 2013-03-02
and then 25,000 on 2013-11-09
The countdown to 100,000 continues...

Original:

Has it been noted yet that Walter has reached five figures in reputation? Wow!

Congratulations on 10000 Walter!

Cheers, Sven.

17 Comments

Image Analyst on 15 Feb 2014

And today or yesterday Answers surpassed 100,000 questions. It's at 100,175 now.

Sven on 27 Feb 2014

Jan just entered the elite 5 figure club! Well done indeed.

Walter Roberson on 28 Feb 2014

Congratulations Jan!

Sven
Answer by Oleg Komarov on 12 Feb 2011

EDITED: deleted content (old and replaced by Contributors page)

10 Comments

Walter Roberson on 18 Feb 2011

Matt Fig continues to spoil my plans for utter domination -- curse you, Snoopy!!

Walter Roberson on 28 Feb 2011

Looks like I'm slowing down -- barely 300 more reputation points earned in the last two weeks. Matt is accelerating, though!

Oleg Komarov on 28 Feb 2011

Walter, sleeping too much lately :D!

Oleg Komarov
Answer by Oleg Komarov on 13 Feb 2011

EDITED: deleted content (obsolete code, replaced in first post)

2 Comments

Andrew Newell on 22 Feb 2011

Nice function, but the charData output runs into trouble if the user name is longer than 29 characters - as is true for user #1695138.

Oleg Komarov on 22 Feb 2011

Yes, I know. I was working on a semidefinite version of a single function...but really don't have time (especially to test it) to update now.

Oleg Komarov
Answer by Matt Tearle on 4 May 2011

Various congratulations are in order.

  1. Walter's 1500th answer
  2. Walter breaking 2500 rep
  3. Matt Fig's 500th answer
  4. Paulo breaking 1000 rep (OK, jumping the gun, but it's imminent)
  5. Jan's 100th accepted answer
  6. Jan breaking 800 rep
  7. Andrew stealing 5th place
  8. Sean's 300th answer
  9. My 300th answer, but most important of all...
  10. My rep reaching the appropriate value of 666. Mwahahahaha!!!!

5 Comments

Walter Roberson on 7 May 2011

Congrats to Paulo for (factually) reaching 1001!

Paulo Silva on 7 May 2011

yay! thanks Walter although the number still means nothing to me besides that I'm spending too much time here :(

Andrew Newell on 11 May 2011

7. Wait - stealing? I paid the admins good money!

Matt Tearle
Answer by Walter Roberson on 3 Aug 2011

Congratulations to Jan Simon for reaching 1517 reputation, and thus becoming our newest Community Editor in Waiting!

1 Comment

Jan Simon on 4 Aug 2011

Thanks, Walter. Now I'm not waiting just seconds for the characters to appear, but also hours, days, weeks and month until this problem is fixed. Now I'm waiting for something more?! Nevertheless, I like MATLAB Answers.
I'm not sure if a fixed limit is really helpful. I think the TMW team should decide this dynamically.

Walter Roberson
Answer by Daniel on 4 Mar 2012

I am not sure but I don't think Andrei, Kaustubha, or IA got their props for making it to editor.

Congratulations to Sean de for passing Matt and moving into 4th.

I cannot tell if Jan's jump was earned or magical, but well done getting past 5000.

4 Comments

Andrew Newell on 7 Mar 2012

I hear angels singing ...

Image Analyst on 7 Mar 2012

I don't know what props are unless you're talking about regionprops(). I also don't know that I'm an editor - I've never gotten notice of that and don't see any special links on any Answers page for "us editors." I'm #10 on the list - how high do you need to get to get special privileges?

Walter Roberson on 7 Mar 2012

Props: 'Slang term for "accolades", "proper respect", or "just dues".'

Editor: last time I checked, they had to enable each person individually. Not just by setting a flag either: it seemed to require a downtime.

There is no special sign or sigal marking editor status: the main way to know that you have it is that suddenly there is a Delete control for _all_ content. Oh yes, and also a big black button with glowing black lettering that says, "Do not click this!" (Urrr, sorry about that last system crash!)

Daniel
Answer by Daniel on 12 Dec 2012

Azzi Abdelmalek is the first to cross the old editor boundary (1500 rep) and now is in excess of 1600 rep. Well done.

0 Comments

Daniel
Answer by Jan Simon on 20 Dec 2012

Dear Walter,

10'000 answers are a large and great piece of work!

Thanks.

5 Comments

Walter Roberson on 18 Jan 2013

Jan reached 1000 Accepted Answers. I remember that was a difficult milestone to reach, representing a lot of work.

Jan Simon on 18 Jan 2013

Yeah. I've written 2460 not accepted answers. Some of them belong to threads I've posted multiple answers in, some of them are simply wrong (and Walter found the problems frequently - thanks!), some of them have been off topic because I always try to see the deeper sense behind a question, some of them are ignored, but in most cases other answers have been better.

Did somebody found out how to inject SQL code in the interface to solve questions like: Number of my unaccepted and unvoted answers, or ratio of comments to questions to comments to answers ?

Image Analyst on 18 Jan 2013

Don't they do that kind of thing in the Trendy forum? (BTW I meant Accepted answers.)

Jan Simon
Answer by Walter Roberson on 2 Mar 2011

Congratulations to Matt Fig for making it to 500 before I made it to 1000! He increased from 388 to 501 in about a day and a half, during which time I only increased from 901 to 966.

Numerical projections last night based upon answer acceptance rates were that it would take another 1310 questions answered each before he caught up, so clearly his solutions have been found vote-worthy.

2 Comments

Walter Roberson on 3 Mar 2011

Yee haw! I made it to 1024 and beyond! I am now a Level 2 Matlab User, with a gain of +1 Wisdom and +1 Charisma!

Oleg Komarov on 3 Mar 2011

So, next level 1048576...
Btw, can you give a look at the function in the first post...it stops whenever finds 'strange' chars (I don't understand much about character encoding).
Thanks

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 7 Mar 2011

Has anyone done a statistical analysis of the distribution of reputations? In my trials, exp() of a polynomial looked to fit a bit better than a plain polynomial. I sampled over the first 22 reputations; degree 5 was the least unsatisfactory. Degree 6 did fit the sample data better, but of course even degrees have to go back up, leading to a projection that further people would have high reputations. Degree 7 complained that the polynomial was badly conditioned.

I didn't sample far enough to get in to the bulk of the values. At the moment, 298 people have non-zero reputations, with 66 of those being reputation 2 and 91 being reputation 1.

I'm curious as to whether it matches some common distribution such as pareto.

0 Comments

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 11 Mar 2011

Congratulations to Paulo for reaching 501! One good lap and he could overtake Matt!

0 Comments

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 18 Mar 2011

Congratulations to Jan for leaping past 500!

1 Comment

Jan Simon on 18 Mar 2011

Thanks, Walter. I have to decide between leaping and sleeping.

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 22 Mar 2011

Congratulations to Paulo for reaching 100 accepted Answers!

0 Comments

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 23 Mar 2011

Congratulations to Matt Tearle for reaching 500!

1 Comment

Matt Tearle on 23 Mar 2011

Thank you. Amusing thing #1: you noticed this before I did. In fact, I noticed only because of this post! Amusing thing #2: forget the elegant one-liners, forget the cunning MATLAB guru tricks, the answer that takes me past the 500 milestone is... http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/3791-how-to-store-5-or-6-files-output-into-same-excel-file

(Using my personal definition of "amusing", obviously)

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 25 Mar 2011

Congratulations to Matt Fig for reaching 100 accepted Answers!

1 Comment

Matt Fig on 25 Mar 2011

Thanks Walter! BTW, we need to talk Oleg into removing that first 4 page answer to ease the scrolling here.

It has been a long day, goodnight...

Walter Roberson
Answer by Matt Fig on 29 Mar 2011

Congrats Walter for answering 1000 Questions!

1 Comment

Walter Roberson on 29 Mar 2011

Thanks!

Matt Fig
Answer by Walter Roberson on 29 Mar 2011

Congratulations to Matt Fig for reaching reputation 1001!

Let's see... that's 500 in 27 days... now carry the 1... Ah, about 130 a week.

3 Comments

Matt Fig on 29 Mar 2011

I knew there was a reason you were keeping a record! I bet you have even plotted some of this stuff, no? ;)
Thanks Walter.

Walter Roberson on 29 Mar 2011

It was only one tinny little line plot! Oh yah, and a few polyfit line plots of course. No more than a handful of spline plots. But no log scale plots, I swear!

Andrew Newell on 29 Mar 2011

Congratulations, too, on your amazing 38% acceptance rate. I'm going to have to start studying your methods!

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 7 Apr 2011

Congratulations to Andrew Newell, who joined the 500 club, and is now presently at 525!

Andrew, you will be sent an autographed picture of Miss Jelin -- as soon as we can convince Oleg to give it up.

1 Comment

Andrew Newell on 7 May 2011

I still haven't got that picture ...

Walter Roberson
Answer by Matt Tearle on 7 Apr 2011

For once I get to scoop Walter:

Congratulations to Walter R for successfully avoiding any Y2K issues in rolling over to the big "double M".

Miss Jelin will be kicking herself for missing out.

6 Comments

Matt Fig on 11 Apr 2011

What happened to the logo next to your name, Matt? I hope this is a change in MA rather than your employment situation....

Paulo Silva on 11 Apr 2011

or we are all working for mathworks now ahahah the symbol is irrelevant :P

Matt Tearle on 25 Apr 2011

While they might be fully justified in firing me for spending too much time here, I think they chose leniency because, after all, I do spend my time telling everyone how great logical indexing is :)

Paulo's almost right, but don't expect a paycheck anytime soon. Apparently the logos have been removed so that we're all, like, one, man. [sing kumbayah here] Or something like that.

Matt Tearle
Answer by Walter Roberson on 24 Apr 2011

Please welcome Oleg to the 500 club!

5 Comments

Oleg Komarov on 24 Apr 2011

Thank you guys :)

Walter Roberson on 24 Apr 2011

I think Andrew meant,

HEY MATT CAN U FORMAT THIS PLZZZ?! ITS URGENT!!!!!!

Andrew Newell on 24 Apr 2011

Seriously, though, congratulations to both of you. I will follow your future careers with interest.

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 6 May 2011

Sean de took a break from his studies long enough to reach 500 reputation! Will he be granted his Master Of Fine Answers??

1 Comment

Walter Roberson on 29 Mar 2013

In less than two years, Sean has increased his reputation 10-fold, to over 5000! Congratulations!

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 9 May 2011
subsref({'Matt Tearle'},substruct('{}',{Accepted>=100}))

2 Comments

Walter Roberson on 10 May 2011

And Andrew too! Congrats!

Andrew Newell on 11 May 2011

Thank you. Passing 100 is my favorite milestone so far.

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 10 May 2011

Now that the first 6 on the list have all reached 100 or more Accepted answers, is it time to start a new round? :)

Or do we wait for the first 10 to all reach 100+ Accepted Answers?

4 Comments

Walter Roberson on 11 May 2011

Now you've got me trying to imagine what a MATLAB party would be like... We could play Find and Fseek, and Bobbing For Logical Indices, and Hula-Loops... and we could have Pi à la ModeManager...

Andrew Newell on 11 May 2011

Pin the Meaning on the Question ...

Matt Fig on 11 May 2011

Perhaps, just as needed: Pin the Answer to the Comment!

Walter Roberson
Answer by Matt Tearle on 11 May 2011

Fittingly, time to congratulate the author of this thread. 600 rep for Oleg!

1 Comment

Oleg Komarov on 12 May 2011

Thanks! Although for the next week I will have to reduce/stop my answering frequency (exams)

Matt Tearle
Answer by Walter Roberson on 18 May 2011

Thanks to Oleg, who took time from his exams to reach 100 accepted answers!

1 Comment

Oleg Komarov on 18 May 2011

Thank you Walter! My exams ended today with a mediocre performance in econometrics...was thinking to change completely direction and study computer science or go for maths, but afraid to start over after 3+1 years of uni...

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 23 May 2011

Please welcome Kaustubha Govind to the 500 Club!!

1 Comment

Walter Roberson on 16 Jun 2011

And congratulations to Kaustubha for having reached 100 Accepted answers!

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 24 May 2011

Congratulations to Arnaud Miege for reaching 500!

Arnaud also has 97 Accepted and so will likely be at 100 within days.

We now have 10 Charter Members of the 500 Club :) Dues statements will be sent out shortly ;-)

1 Comment

Walter Roberson on 26 May 2011

Congratulations to Arnaud for reaching 100 Accepted Answers!

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 25 May 2011

A big congratulations to Matt Fig for reaching 2004 reputation!

Speech! Speech! Speech!

4 Comments

Andrew Newell on 25 May 2011

And your acceptance rate is still going up! I am beginning to suspect an inside job.

Matt Fig on 25 May 2011

44% right now! Since you first pointed this out above I have been trying to get to 45%. That is about as good as I could hope for with the amount of questions I answer...

There are others who have near 50% or more: Great job to them!

Walter Roberson on 23 Jun 2011

And congratulations for reaching 2500!

Walter Roberson
Answer by Matt Fig on 26 May 2011

Congrats to Walter for reaching 3,000 points - a double editor!

O.k., so it is a little early (2999 points as of now), but I may miss the actual rollover tonight. It's a preemptive congratulations.

4 Comments

Walter Roberson on 27 May 2011

Okay, now I can celebrate!

I'd like to thank my team of substitute-sleepers, without whom this would never have been possible!

Oleg Komarov on 27 May 2011

I knew it!!!

James Tursa on 12 Jul 2011

So now we know what all of Santa's elves are doing during the off months ...

Matt Fig
Answer by Walter Roberson on 4 Jun 2011

Congratulations to Jan Simon, who just become the fourth person to reach 1000 reputation!

2 Comments

Paulo Silva on 5 Jun 2011

Congratulations to Jan also, may he continue to provide good answers for a very long time :)

Jan Simon on 6 Jun 2011

Thanks! I hope to provide answers *in* a very short time, if the preview can be disabled in the near future ;-)

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 11 Jun 2011

Congratulations to Sean de for promotion to Elite 1000 status! Sean is now entitled to complimentary pretzels when his Answers are delayed for 4 hours or more!

0 Comments

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 26 Jun 2011

Congratulations to Andrew Newell, who has reached 1000 reputation!

0 Comments

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 11 Jul 2011

Congratulations to Paulo for achieving 1500 and editorship!

(Apologies for the delay in noticing; I have been traveling.)

1 Comment

Paulo Silva on 12 Jul 2011

Thanks Walter, this spy still doesn't care about Reputation points, just here to learn and help others at the same time :)

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 21 Jul 2011

Congratulations to our newest editor-in-waiting, Sean de!

Sean was not available for comment at press time, but rumors are that he and his cousin R. Goldberg have something in the works!

0 Comments

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 31 Aug 2011

August 31, 2011: yesterday evening I passed 5000 reputation, and this morning I passed 3000 questions Answered.

Time for a nap, I think.

2 Comments

Paulo Silva on 31 Aug 2011

Walter congratulations, you are also testing the system (MATLAB Answers) while helping others :) thanks for sharing your huge knowledge with us.

Aurelien Queffurust on 1 Sep 2011

Walter you should receive MathWorks T-shirts or any other TMW goodies for your help ;)

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 5 Sep 2011

September 4, 2011:

Congratulations to Oleg for reaching 1500 reputation, making him eligible to join the motley crew of Community Editors!

2 Comments

Oleg Komarov on 5 Sep 2011

Thanks, happy to join the evil editors!! :)

Paulo Silva on 5 Sep 2011

Oleg welcome to the editors and thanks for sharing your knowledge and for all the help provided, the same goes for all regular contributors and editors, good work!

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 10 Oct 2011

Oct 9, 2011 22:22 UTC-5:

It was a steep climb, but I made it! I crept over 6000 reputation yesterday, and reached 1000 Accepted Answers late tonight, having also reaching 3700 Answered questions.

The 1000 Accepted Answers point was a hard one to reach! It's getting tougher and tougher to edge out the other great answers ;-)

4 Comments

Walter Roberson on 2 Jan 2012

Jan 1, 2012

This evening, I squeaked through to 1500 Accepted Answers. Now that was tough work!

Walter Roberson on 28 Mar 2012

March 28, 2012:

While I wasn't looking today, I passed 2000 Accepted Answers. My glasses were broken for a week recently so I didn't think I'd reach that this month.

Walter Roberson on 27 Jun 2012

June 27, 2012:

Today I passed 8000 Answers and 2500 Accepted Answers! Porridge for all my tomte !

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 3 Nov 2011

Congratulations to Jan and Fangjun, both of whom have exceeded 2500 reputation!

2 Comments

Jan Simon on 3 Nov 2011

Kaustubha Govind reached the 1000.
And Matt Fig concentrates on other fields of work. Hi Matt!

Walter Roberson on 3 Nov 2011

Kaustubha has so many quality answers that I am startled she is not higher. I should take more time to vote for her answers.

And Matt -- come back! We need your humpday puzzlers!

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 13 Feb 2012

If someone feels like playing with curve fitting, here are the figures as of last night for Accepted Answers for the 770 people who have had any Answers accepted:

[1 1 4 1 2 1 2 1 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 5 1 17 1 10 1 1 1 1 1 2 6 309 1 1 1 2 58 1 4 259 1 3 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 12 1 1 2 1 1795 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 6 1 115 1 2 1 5 31 2 2 1 2 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 16 2 2 1 1 252 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 21 3 1 1 22 1 1 1 10 4 1 1 1 386 1 1 1 1 2 1 4 209 15 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 7 11 3 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 116 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 3 1 1 1 43 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 3 1 6 3 2 1 1 4 1 1 9 234 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 38 11 45 2 1 3 13 1 5 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 78 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 54 4 1 1 1 1 1 15 1 5 3 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 16 1 1 6 1 4 1 2 4 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 5 2 1 1 1 1 153 6 66 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 2 1 1 22 1 1 1 20 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 1 1 34 2 280 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 9 1 1 5 1 1 127 3 1 18 1 5 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 1 2 1 5 1 1 1 5 1 26 8 1 1 1 26 1 1 1 1 1 18 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 7 6 1 2 16 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 17 6 3 2 1 1 1 1 48 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 518 2 2 1 1 268 1 19 1 1 1 4 1 1 7 1 9 1 1 3 4 1 1 1 1 1 8 16 1 1 1 1 5 29 1 1 1 1 25 1 1 1 2 1 635 1 1 1 11 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 12 10 1 1 1 1 1 1 57 55 1 1 9 1 1 1 2 1 1 359 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 46 1 42 1 1 1 2 12 10 1 1 11 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 1 42 2 1 97 26 97 1 1 2 1 1 4 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 10 2 131 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 5 1 1 1 5 5 6 1 2 1 8 4 1 1 1 1 1 423 1 1 23 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 29 1 1 5 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 8 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 228 93 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 16 3 3 44 12 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 33 1 1 2 7]

I cannot seem to make much of it, even if I remove the obvious outlier. The tail of 1's is so long that it distorts everything else. Though if I remove the 1's, then log-log tends to a straight-ish line.

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Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 30 Mar 2012

Congratulations to Jan for reaching 4000 reputation!

6 Comments

Jan Simon on 23 Jul 2012

@Daniel, Thanks, I've known that this forum is fine to improve social interactions and intercultural communication.

@Walter: I'll take a Guiness after sunset and think of you and the other forum members. I have no idea if Guiness is "import or domestic" in Germany, because I drink one beer per year only. I'm not sure if you reached the 15'000 before I got 5'000. Anyhow, you've earned 3 bottles of beer.

Daniel on 23 Jul 2012

According to the US norms, it is the country in which the beer originates that determines if it is an import, regardless of where the beer is brewed. In the UK, it is the location of the brewery that determines import/domestic status. By the US standards, Guiness is Irish and is therefore an import everywhere expect Ireland.

Walter Roberson on 23 Jul 2012

Amusingly, I myself would much prefer the milk (or the cheese.) Just a preference. But Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte) doesn't taste right if it doesn't have Kirsch!

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 20 Apr 2012

Congratulations to Andrew, Daniel, and the cyclist, all of whom have exceeded 1500!

For the historical record, the people who have currently reached or exceeded 1500 include,

andrei bobrov
Andrew Newell
Daniel
Fangjun Jiang
Image Analyst
Jan Simon
Kaustubha Govind
Matt Fig
Oleg Komarov
Paulo Silva
Sean de Wolski
the cyclist
Walter Roberson
Wayne King

... and today I also snuck over 12000 !

4 Comments

Daniel on 1 May 2012

I guess I should be happy that Answers hasn't had any down time in the past few weeks, but it would be nice if I could get the keys.

the cyclist on 14 Jun 2012

I missed this when it was first posted, but thanks for the congrats!

Walter Roberson on 18 Jul 2012

Congrats to Image Analyst, who has reached 3000, and to Sean de Wolksi who has reached 3500!

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 27 Jun 2012

Congratulations to those who have reached at least 500 Accepted Answers:

andrei bobrov
Fangjun Jiang
Image Analyst
Jan Simon
Sean de Wolski
Walter Roberson

500 Accepted Answers takes a lot of time and dedication and skill (and patience!). I would say that this is the hardest of the milestones to meet!

1 Comment

Jan Simon on 18 Jul 2012

Dear Walter, thanks and congratulations. I appreciate the respect you show by sorting the list alphabetically - just a tiny detail, but I like it, that you care.

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 12 Aug 2012

Andrei Bobrov has reached Double Editor, 3000 reputation!

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Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 22 Nov 2012

Congrats to Jan Simon, who reached 6000 reputation a moment ago!

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Walter Roberson on 30 May 2013

Thank You for the many contributions of Jan Simon, who has passed 8000 reputation and 4300 Answers!

Jan Simon on 1 Jun 2013

@Walter: And I thank you for looking at such details.

@Image Analyst: So please say hello the next time. Some days ago I woke up in the middle of the night with an convincing insight: Billions of human use toothbrushes. :-)

Image Analyst on 1 Jun 2013

Jan you could be on to something. I'm leaving for Europe for 2 weeks on Monday. I'll go there at least twice in June, and maybe in August also, after going to Asia and Latin America in July. Still trying to figure out if I'll be in Frankfurt Germany the last week of June but since I've already "done" Heidelberg I'll probably look for some other place to be a tourist. I also second Walter's congratulations.

Walter Roberson
Answer by Walter Roberson on 6 Dec 2012

A big Thank You to Image Analyst, who at this very moment is at 5000 reputation!

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Jan Simon on 30 Aug 2013

10'000 thanks to image analyst! And notice that his reputation number would be much higher, if the forum users would vote more diligently :-)

Walter Roberson on 29 Nov 2013

12000+ for Image Analyst!

Walter Roberson on 27 Mar 2014 at 3:31

And now over 15000 for Image Analyst! Congratulations for all the hard work. And our sympathy about all the spam.

Walter Roberson

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