So there are really two ways to tell how embedded a member of our Cyburbian community is:
- length of membership
- Post Count
But what if there was some formula that would allow us to get a score for each member and then we could rank them from that score? I know that I like seeing how many ways we can rank people, so I came up with a couple options. I would love to say that quality is more important than quantity, but how can we quantify quality?
Historically Significant Cyburbian:
Some of the concepts for this would be:
a. was immediately noticed at the time as having significance
b. it had a long-lasting impact and may have even changed the direction of future events
c. it had a widespread impact
d. it resulted in dramatic changes in our lives
e. it has been memorialized in popular culture and/or professional history
f. it helps us to understand the history of Cyburbia
Since these can't be traced, I suggest we go with a simple formula that takes how long you have been around and how many topics you have started -
"Days as a member" times (X) "threads started" divided by (/) "10000"
For me that would be 2374 x 78 / 10000 = 18.52
For historically significant people like Dan the numbers would be: 5461 x 1000 / 10000 = 546.1
Although we can all see who is our post count leader, it really comes down to posts per day, threads started, and overall post impact -
"Posts per day" times (X) "threads started" divided by (/) "Your rank in overall posts"
For me that would be 1.34 x 78 / 50 = 2.09
For Postmaster Generals like RJ the numbers would be: 3.73 x 643 / 1 = 2398.39
You guys have any other ideas...