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L:M ratios?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by scienceteachasghost, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    Yes, another statistic for a profession already swamped with it and apologies for 'statisticising' TES?

    But it could be quite interesting to have a competition to find the poster with the best L:M ratio (ie likes to messages ratio.) Anyone with more L than M would be doing pretty well (providing they have enough M to be statistically significant.)

    Mine is currently 0.65 if anyone wants to take me on lol! (although I'm sure I'm well from top.)
     
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  2. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    Actually you can see any poster's stats if you click on them. Without naming them, I have found a poster with an L:M of practically 1!
     
  3. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    Some posters also appear to have all historic messages counted (pre the 'Like button.), thus skewing the stats!
     
  4. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I am so glad I'm not the only person thinking about this.
    I have been watching likes and seem to have stabilised with about half as many likes as I have posts.
    I did wonder if I could get more likes by being very positive a out EVERYTHING but I decided it wasn'y worth the effort.
    ;)
     
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  5. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Currently 331:701 so not yet reached 50%. I've always been below 50% and (although I haven't done the maths) I'd say the ratio remains pretty stable.

    I have to admit that I love stats and I do notice this. But what puzzles me is the points. How do they relate to anything?

    I have no idea how to make my posts more likeable. I'm not even consistent in liking the posts of others. Sometimes I simply forget to click the button.
     
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  6. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Don't think I haven't noticed.
     
  7. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Where do you find those stats or do you just work them out?
     
  8. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    You'll be publishing league tables next, stg!
     
  9. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    If I like yours will you like mine? ;)
     
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  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    332 / 702 = 0.47

    Just do it yourself.
     
  11. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Magic surf bus might come out on top: 99 messages and 85 likes! Quality.
     
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  12. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    I mean, where do you find someone else's number of likes and messages?
     
  13. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Click on their username
     
  14. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    On their profile. Just click in the username/avatar.
     
  15. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    oh right ta (not that I'm really that interested in anyone else to bother, but it's nice to know if I were) :D
     
  16. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    72% likes here. That's very surprising given that most of what I post is tripe:)
     
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  17. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Then you all wonder why OfSTED play with stats so much!
     
  18. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    FI - I must be proof that you don't need to be positive about everything to get an LM higher than 0.5. (I will happily confess some of my comments would be described as some as deep fried cynicism!) However, I try always to offer a balanced argument despite my own opinions.
     
  19. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    What is the L:M ratio for someone who has never made a post?
     
  20. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    I'm not a mathematician so the answer you'd be looking for, I suspect, would be 1:1? Probably not mathematically correct tho
     

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