Matrix Games Forums

Happy Easter!Battle Academy is now available on SteamPlayers compare Ageods Civil War to Civil War IIDeal of the week - An updated War in the East goes half Price!Sign up for the Qvadriga beta for iPad and Android!Come and say hi at Pax and SaluteLegends of War goes on sale!Piercing Fortress Europa Gets UpdatedBattle Academy Mega Pack is now availableClose Combat: Gateway to Caen Teaser Trailer
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

6,000???!!!

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> 6,000???!!! Page: [1] 2 3   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
6,000???!!! - 5/17/2012 8:09:48 PM   
nate25


Posts: 1375
Joined: 9/20/2011
From: Fishers Indiana
Status: offline
My fellow forumites, we have been remiss.

Warspite 1 has over 6,000 posts now!

Join me in congratulating his staggering achievment!

The bar's at the back.



_____________________________

I have a subtle and cunning plan.
Post #: 1
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/17/2012 8:10:21 PM   
wodin


Posts: 7704
Joined: 4/20/2003
From: England
Status: offline
Hurrah! Well done chap.

_____________________________

My Tactical wargame facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/Tacticalwargame


(in reply to nate25)
Post #: 2
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/17/2012 8:15:52 PM   
warspite1


Posts: 16015
Joined: 2/2/2008
From: England
Status: offline
Aw shucks - you noticed. Thanks guys - mine's a pint of lager please

_____________________________

England expects that every man will do his duty - Horatio Nelson 1805.




(in reply to nate25)
Post #: 3
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/17/2012 8:25:45 PM   
rogo727


Posts: 1334
Joined: 7/12/2011
From: Iowa
Status: offline
One day I will be at 6000,

_____________________________

"I thank God that I was warring on the gridirons of the midwest and not the battlefields of Europe"
Nile Kinnick 1918-1943

(in reply to warspite1)
Post #: 4
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/17/2012 9:00:37 PM   
warspite1


Posts: 16015
Joined: 2/2/2008
From: England
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: rogo727

One day I will be at 6000,
Warspite1

There can be no greater goal in life

_____________________________

England expects that every man will do his duty - Horatio Nelson 1805.




(in reply to rogo727)
Post #: 5
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/17/2012 9:06:19 PM   
wodin


Posts: 7704
Joined: 4/20/2003
From: England
Status: offline
I've been here nearly five years longer and I'm only at 4403! I'm a slacker.

_____________________________

My Tactical wargame facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/Tacticalwargame


(in reply to warspite1)
Post #: 6
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/17/2012 9:08:03 PM   
nate25


Posts: 1375
Joined: 9/20/2011
From: Fishers Indiana
Status: offline
I thought you were a Nordic god . . .

The Green One's the Slaaker.

_____________________________

I have a subtle and cunning plan.

(in reply to wodin)
Post #: 7
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/17/2012 9:23:56 PM   
Chickenboy


Posts: 17377
Joined: 6/29/2002
From: Twin Cities, MN
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: rogo727

One day I will be at 6000,
Warspite1

There can be no greater goal in life


Congratulations in your 'achievement' Warspite. As for a greater goal in life? Have you considered joining the proud ranks of those with >10,000 posts? It is a truly clarion call for action and a pinnacle to which few can rise.

_____________________________


(in reply to warspite1)
Post #: 8
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/17/2012 9:35:03 PM   
british exil


Posts: 1432
Joined: 5/4/2006
From: Lower Saxony Germany
Status: offline
6000!
10000!


We little guys are happy with 1000. 6000 is something we dream about.





Mat

_____________________________

"It is not enough to expect a man to pay for the best, you must also give him what he pays for." Alfred Dunhill

WitE,UV,AT,ATG,FoF,FPCRS

(in reply to Chickenboy)
Post #: 9
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/17/2012 10:07:16 PM   
parusski


Posts: 4591
Joined: 5/8/2000
From: Wyoming, Even Liberals Welcome
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: wodin

Hurrah! Well done chap.


Don't you mean "crap"?


quote:

wodin:

I've been here nearly five years longer and I'm only at 4403! I'm a slacker.


Yeah, ya bum.


quote:

natina said:
I thought you were a Nordic god . . .

The Green One's the Slaaker.


That was so good I award you 13lbs of Brazilian Peanut Brittle...


quote:


british exil said:

6000!
10000!
We little guys are happy with 1000. 6000 is something we dream about.


Yeah, like winning the $600,000,000 lottery a few weeks ago.

_____________________________

"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman

(in reply to wodin)
Post #: 10
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/17/2012 10:14:05 PM   
Terminus


Posts: 41086
Joined: 4/23/2005
From: Denmark
Status: offline
Bra.

Vo.

<----

_____________________________

We are all dreams of the Giant Space Butterfly.

(in reply to nate25)
Post #: 11
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/17/2012 11:58:57 PM   
H Gilmer

 

Posts: 473
Joined: 7/1/2011
Status: offline
Yeah, 6000 or 39000 is pretty awesome. Us guys with only a little over 100 need to count backwards or something, man.... (Platoon reference).

(in reply to Terminus)
Post #: 12
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 12:17:05 AM   
Terminus


Posts: 41086
Joined: 4/23/2005
From: Denmark
Status: offline
All joking aside, post count is utterly without relevance.

_____________________________

We are all dreams of the Giant Space Butterfly.

(in reply to H Gilmer)
Post #: 13
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 12:31:20 AM   
parusski


Posts: 4591
Joined: 5/8/2000
From: Wyoming, Even Liberals Welcome
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Terminus

All joking aside, post count is utterly without relevance.


WHOA. WTH have you been smoking? The higher the post count, the more babes you attract(unless you are a great DANE). Just ask warspite, he will tell you...and tell you...and...

_____________________________

"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman

(in reply to Terminus)
Post #: 14
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 1:19:53 AM   
sabre1


Posts: 1928
Joined: 8/15/2001
From: CA
Status: offline
Congratulations Warspite1!

I don't think I'll live long enough to see 6000 at the present rate.

_____________________________

Combat Command Matrix Edition Company, The Forgotten Few

(in reply to parusski)
Post #: 15
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 1:24:04 AM   
Chickenboy


Posts: 17377
Joined: 6/29/2002
From: Twin Cities, MN
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Terminus

All joking aside, post count is utterly without relevance.

Terminus is right. After about 25,000 posts, the quality:quantity ratio slips irretrievably. The most relevant and helpful posts are always made by those with >10,000 but <25,000 posts, I've found. Trust me.



_____________________________


(in reply to Terminus)
Post #: 16
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 1:59:43 AM   
parusski


Posts: 4591
Joined: 5/8/2000
From: Wyoming, Even Liberals Welcome
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Terminus

All joking aside, post count is utterly without relevance.

Terminus is right. After about 25,000 posts, the quality:quantity ratio slips irretrievably. The most relevant and helpful posts are always made by those with >10,000 but <25,000 posts, I've found. Trust me.




Yeah, I see what you mean with this post.

_____________________________

"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman

(in reply to Chickenboy)
Post #: 17
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 5:24:44 AM   
rogo727


Posts: 1334
Joined: 7/12/2011
From: Iowa
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Terminus

Bra.

Vo.

<----

Don't you hate that one guy who alway's shows up to one up you! I'm glad I'm not that guy! Ok Ok you got me I wish I was.

_____________________________

"I thank God that I was warring on the gridirons of the midwest and not the battlefields of Europe"
Nile Kinnick 1918-1943

(in reply to Terminus)
Post #: 18
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 5:48:34 AM   
parusski


Posts: 4591
Joined: 5/8/2000
From: Wyoming, Even Liberals Welcome
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: rogo727


quote:

ORIGINAL: Terminus

Bra.

Vo.

<----

Don't you hate that one guy who alway's shows up to one up you! I'm glad I'm not that guy! Ok Ok you got me I wish I was.


Oh how I abhor guys like that. Having the last word is soooo childish.

_____________________________

"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman

(in reply to rogo727)
Post #: 19
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 6:13:40 AM   
rogo727


Posts: 1334
Joined: 7/12/2011
From: Iowa
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: rogo727


quote:

ORIGINAL: Terminus

Bra.

Vo.

<----

Don't you hate that one guy who alway's shows up to one up you! I'm glad I'm not that guy! Ok Ok you got me I wish I was.


Oh how I abhor guys like that. Having the last word is soooo childish.

It sure is!

_____________________________

"I thank God that I was warring on the gridirons of the midwest and not the battlefields of Europe"
Nile Kinnick 1918-1943

(in reply to parusski)
Post #: 20
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 7:00:33 AM   
warspite1


Posts: 16015
Joined: 2/2/2008
From: England
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Terminus

All joking aside, post count is utterly without relevance.

Terminus is right. After about 25,000 posts, the quality:quantity ratio slips irretrievably. The most relevant and helpful posts are always made by those with >10,000 but <25,000 posts, I've found. Trust me.


Warspite1

Not sure you are right about this. Ambrose wrote about this phenomena in his epic tome: Matrix Post Levels and the Law Of Diminishing Returns (1963) Nice Beaver Publishing co.

Ambrose noted that those who posted at the Matrix forum came from all countries around the globe and even beyond, but typically tended to be from the US, UK, Sweden and (unfortunately) Gorn.

By taking the post count data from each country, Ambrose then used a defined set of variables (e.g. age, quality of avatar/signature, what games a poster was interested in etc etc) and cross referenced these with a posters' individual personality (e.g. argumentative, witty, snotty, illiterate....ahem nate25...., eloquent, mad as a box of frogs etc etc) and then put this data set through the Braxton-Hicks contraction model.

The outputs were then analysed over a period of at least five minutes before Ambrose came to his conclusions (which, as we all know, have proven remarkably accurate:

Main Conclusions

UK posters are the cleverest, wittiest, most well informed, handsome, articulate and athletic. Those posters with over 6,000 posts are at the top of the tree and, interestingly, the Law of Diminishing Returns does not apply - these posters tend to become cleverer, wittier, more well informed etc etc from here on in. In a remarkably prescient piece of deduction, Ambrose stated that such posters would be babe magnets too.

US posters were a real mixed bag, reflecting the size and diversity of that great nation. But Ambrose concluded that the Law of Diminishing Returns was definitely relevant here and that as a poster increased his/her count, so the content of each post became less and less relevant. From Chapter 90 - "As a poster nears the 10,780 mark, his/her posts are effectively gibberish and are read by forumites as fghfhghfgarf dfgfg fgtrsrt". However on a state by state basis, there were some variances; e.g. for posters from states with just four letters, the law does not apply. Instead, their posts are generally rubbish from day one and these posters should be encouraged to leave. Controverisally, but quite rightly, Ambrose suggested that anyone from Wyoming should not be allowed on the forum in the first place.

Swedish (and indeed Scandanavian posters generally (Denmark excluded)) it was concluded, are thoroughly nice people
and should be encouraged to participate more, especially as they have such beautiful women (Bjork excluded).

As for people from Gorn, Ambrose simply asked, Why?

Interestingly, Ambrose used the services of a research assistant called Wodin Snr. This may explain why Chapter 6 of the book is entitled "Why Matrix needs to enrol more Glacial faced, high cheek-boned, Aryan, kick-arse-Steampunk- stormtroopers in drag that can use a bow" ....indeed.

Anyways, if you want to know more, you'll have to buy the book.

_____________________________

England expects that every man will do his duty - Horatio Nelson 1805.




(in reply to Chickenboy)
Post #: 21
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 7:06:08 AM   
rogo727


Posts: 1334
Joined: 7/12/2011
From: Iowa
Status: offline
Lol! Well all of that is of course debatable.

_____________________________

"I thank God that I was warring on the gridirons of the midwest and not the battlefields of Europe"
Nile Kinnick 1918-1943

(in reply to warspite1)
Post #: 22
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 7:15:26 AM   
warspite1


Posts: 16015
Joined: 2/2/2008
From: England
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: rogo727

Lol! Well all of that is of course debatable.
Warspite1

No its not debatable - Ambrose wrote it - it's fact

_____________________________

England expects that every man will do his duty - Horatio Nelson 1805.




(in reply to rogo727)
Post #: 23
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 8:50:00 AM   
Orm


Posts: 5465
Joined: 5/3/2008
From: Sweden
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: rogo727

Lol! Well all of that is of course debatable.
Warspite1

No its not debatable - Ambrose wrote it - it's fact

I recall that Ambrose is from Wyoming and then he shouldn't have been allowed to write a book in the first place. Therefore I conclude that all the books written by Ambrose have no use whatsoever except to use as kindling.



But then his theories about Wyoming can't possibly be right so maybe his books have some use after all... and if his theory about Wyoming is correct then kindling it is. This feels kind of circular. Only one solution to this comes to mind. All books written by Ambrose should be used to create warmth so that they have some use.

_____________________________

"You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment."

(in reply to warspite1)
Post #: 24
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 9:05:29 AM   
ilovestrategy


Posts: 3628
Joined: 6/11/2005
From: San Diego
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: rogo727

Lol! Well all of that is of course debatable.
Warspite1

No its not debatable - Ambrose wrote it - it's fact



Very true. I love his works on Guadacanal, especially when he writes about the little known fact that the Japanese platoons were led by Bohemian corporals that were imported from Europe.

_____________________________

After 16 years, Civ II still has me in it's clutches LOL!!!
Now CIV IV has me in it's evil clutches!

(in reply to warspite1)
Post #: 25
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 9:11:39 AM   
wodin


Posts: 7704
Joined: 4/20/2003
From: England
Status: offline
What was Ambrose thinking? Normally he'd have said something along the lines of Americans post more complex, literate, philosophical posts than all members and their post count is huge, way bigger than anything in the world ever, and better. The French have low post counts as their too lazy and never edit out any errors or inconsistencies after posting, the British have low post counts as there busy getting the Kettle on but if they stopped brewing up then they may just about reach the dizzy heights of the American posters, the Nordic countries have low post counts but never make mistakes and always friendly and finally the Germans are more or less at the same level as the Americans but Americans posts are still better, he never mentions any other country as he said when asked they didn't exist.

_____________________________

My Tactical wargame facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/Tacticalwargame


(in reply to Orm)
Post #: 26
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 10:28:31 AM   
ilovestrategy


Posts: 3628
Joined: 6/11/2005
From: San Diego
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: wodin

What was Ambrose thinking? Normally he'd have said something along the lines of Americans post more complex, literate, philosophical posts than all members and their post count is huge, way bigger than anything in the world ever, and better. The French have low post counts as their too lazy and never edit out any errors or inconsistencies after posting, the British have low post counts as there busy getting the Kettle on but if they stopped brewing up then they may just about reach the dizzy heights of the American posters, the Nordic countries have low post counts but never make mistakes and always friendly and finally the Germans are more or less at the same level as the Americans but Americans posts are still better, he never mentions any other country as he said when asked they didn't exist.



Oh good grief.

_____________________________

After 16 years, Civ II still has me in it's clutches LOL!!!
Now CIV IV has me in it's evil clutches!

(in reply to wodin)
Post #: 27
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 11:26:24 AM   
mullk

 

Posts: 514
Joined: 4/3/2003
From: Ohio
Status: offline
Congrats on the post count. I'm a real slacker... I've been on these board from their founding and have a low post count...

(in reply to ilovestrategy)
Post #: 28
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 2:14:04 PM   
nate25


Posts: 1375
Joined: 9/20/2011
From: Fishers Indiana
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Terminus

All joking aside, post count is utterly without relevance.


I've found this to be very true.

When I look at the 3,000+ utterly useless posts of Parusski and compare it to my ca.1,200 golden nuggets of knowledge and sunlight, the above statement becomes shockingly clear.


_____________________________

I have a subtle and cunning plan.

(in reply to Terminus)
Post #: 29
RE: 6,000???!!! - 5/18/2012 2:25:05 PM   
Titanwarrior89


Posts: 3079
Joined: 8/28/2003
From: arkansas
Status: offline
Congrats to all of the "High Rollers".  My number is so low.

_____________________________

"Before Guadalcanal the enemy advanced at his pleasure. After Guadalcanal, he retreated at ours".

"Mama, There's Rabbits in the Garden"

(in reply to nate25)
Post #: 30
Page:   [1] 2 3   next >   >>
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> 6,000???!!! Page: [1] 2 3   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.103