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General Off-Topic Board / Years Later
« on: October 02, 2012, 04:14:54 PM »
I was going to bump Exile until I read Thistle's eulogy of Matthies.  I was unaware and would like to give all of my respect to those who Matthies touched. 

It's been years since I peaked in here and I would just like to mention, to whomever may still lurk, that I love all of y'all. 

Meta Discussion / The decline of LSD activity.
« on: September 09, 2009, 05:19:04 PM »
Well, I was curious about "how much" LSD's activity has declined over the years and when this decline started to occur.  I noticed an interesting set of statistics - number of new topics created during a month/year.  One would think that the number of topics started during a month should be a fairly good indicator of activity.  After all, a constant number of active new users and old users should produce a rather constant number of new topics during a specific month (i.e. December 2007, December 2008).  However, as the number of active new users declines, one should expect a decline in the number of new topics started since it seems that old stalwarts are more likely to respond in a thread rather than start a new one.  I think by viewing new posts opposed to threads could be more idiosyncratic by representing a couple of new viral threads such as Exile.  This is what those statistics demonstrate:

Month/Year: new topics/new members
July 2009: 424 / 381
July 2008: 1143 / 557
July 2007: 1389 / 541
July 2006: 1802 / 486

January 2009: 626 / 443
January 2008: 1683 / 541
January 2007: 2169 / 507
January 2006: 2921 / 589

I think that one can point to two things:

1) The number of new users has remained rather constant, however new topics have diminished possibly reflecting the fact that as TLS grew, new users were more likely to check out both websites and some - since TLS grew - decided to post over there.

2) However, the amount of new users signing has only begun to decrease this year.  I think that one can infer that the problems related to the LSD homepage (big error messages) are signaling to people that this website is down or that there may be possible security issues - and thus one shouldn't submit their e-mail and personal information.  That said, I think one can confidently conclude that people are less likely now to even test out LSD or to even lurk/browse before posting/registering.

Thoughts?  Critiques?  Alternative hypotheses?

General Off-Topic Board / ITT: What are your stupid superstitions?
« on: June 17, 2009, 08:01:37 AM »
I believe that wearing new clothes is bad luck.  I always try to wear new clothes on days where I don't leave the house in order to minimize the odds something bad might occur.

General Off-Topic Board / ITT: Post pictures of heartbreaker's future
« on: June 03, 2009, 02:40:17 PM »

General Off-Topic Board / ITT: Discuss how bad your coffee is.
« on: June 03, 2009, 12:19:59 PM »
My Huddle House coffee is gross.  I would post a picture from google images, but apparently no one else in their right mind drinks it and thus, there are no known photos of it.

Right now, we can comment on previous appetizers that we've had.  A few months ago I had this fried eggplant, with crab meat infused stuffing, covered in mushroom sauce.  This was so good.

If we do this as a community, our collective ability to buy and enjoy snacks will be greatly improved.  This is a public good, folks.

General Off-Topic Board / ITT: Fast Food Awards
« on: December 30, 2008, 07:54:00 PM »
MMmmm. Fast food.

Law School Applications / .
« on: December 04, 2008, 10:28:54 AM »

General Off-Topic Board / .
« on: October 16, 2008, 09:33:22 PM »

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