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The Centre for Newsgroup Research
July 20th 03, 09:52 AM
Following is a summary of articles spanning a 7 day period,
beginning at 13 Jul 2003 08:51:12 GMT and ending at
20 Jul 2003 08:30:17 GMT.

Notes
=====

- A line in the body of a post is considered to be original if it
does *not* match the regular expression /^\s{0,3}(?:>|:|\S+>|\+\+)/.

- All text after the last cut line (/^-- $/) in the body is
considered to be the author's signature.

- The scanner prefers the Reply-To: header over the From: header
in determining the "real" e-mail address and name.

- Original Content Rating (OCR) is the ratio of the original content
volume to the total body volume.

- When no crossposting has taken place during the period of the stats
people with 0 crossposts will reach the top ten crossposters.

- The stats are generated automatically every Sunday morning by a
Cron script. The script is a modified version of the news-scan
script available on CPAN and runs on a GNU/linux machine with
Leafnode. It can also be used on a Windows machine with Cygwin
and Hamster.

- Please send all comments or requests for copies of the script to
Jonathan Bryce (jonathan at jbryce dot org dot uk).


Excluded Posters
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Totals
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Posters: 140
Articles: 682 (162 with cutlined signatures)
Threads: 91
Volume generated: 1544.7 kb
- headers: 759.7 kb (12,212 lines)
- bodies: 776.1 kb (20,631 lines)
- original: 371.6 kb (10,830 lines)
- signatures: 8.3 kb (291 lines)

Original Content Rating: 0.479

Averages
========

Posts per poster: 4.9
median: 1.0 post
mode: 1 post - 71 posters
s: 9.9 posts
Posts per thread: 7.5
median: 4 posts
mode: 1 post - 23 threads
s: 11.9 posts
Message size: 2319.3 bytes
- header: 1140.7 bytes (17.9 lines)
- body: 1165.2 bytes (30.3 lines)
- original: 557.9 bytes (15.9 lines)
- signature: 12.4 bytes (0.4 lines)

Top 10 Posters by Number of Posts
=================================

(kb) (kb) (kb) (kb)
Posts Volume ( hdr/ body/ orig) Address
----- -------------------------- -------

66 154.5 ( 78.9/ 75.5/ 26.3) Peter Saxton >
53 125.2 ( 66.7/ 58.5/ 28.6) Ronald Raygun >
37 72.4 ( 44.9/ 26.0/ 10.2) Timothy Lee >
37 71.9 ( 40.9/ 31.0/ 17.9)
24 35.4 ( 28.0/ 7.4/ 2.8) Jonathan Bryce >
23 81.6 ( 29.9/ 50.4/ 27.0) M Holmes >
23 50.3 ( 31.0/ 18.5/ 12.9) "Troy Steadman" >
22 100.0 ( 23.0/ 77.0/ 27.8) "Arfie" >
18 35.3 ( 17.9/ 17.4/ 4.7) "Doug Ramage" >
17 54.8 ( 20.3/ 34.4/ 19.8)

These posters accounted for 46.9% of all articles.

Top 10 Posters by Volume
========================

(kb) (kb) (kb) (kb)
Volume ( hdr/ body/ orig) Posts Address
-------------------------- ----- -------

154.5 ( 78.9/ 75.5/ 26.3) 66 Peter Saxton >
125.2 ( 66.7/ 58.5/ 28.6) 53 Ronald Raygun >
100.0 ( 23.0/ 77.0/ 27.8) 22 "Arfie" >
81.6 ( 29.9/ 50.4/ 27.0) 23 M Holmes >
72.4 ( 44.9/ 26.0/ 10.2) 37 Timothy Lee >
71.9 ( 40.9/ 31.0/ 17.9) 37
54.8 ( 20.3/ 34.4/ 19.8) 17
50.3 ( 31.0/ 18.5/ 12.9) 23 "Troy Steadman" >
42.0 ( 18.4/ 23.3/ 10.3) 17 Richard Faulkner >
35.4 ( 28.0/ 7.4/ 2.8) 24 Jonathan Bryce >

These posters accounted for 51.0% of the total volume.

Top 10 Posters by OCR (minimum of five posts)
==============================================

(kb) (kb)
OCR orig / body Posts Address
----- -------------- ----- -------

1.000 ( 1.5 / 1.5) 5 Giacomo Bertolio >
0.754 ( 6.9 / 9.2) 7
0.745 ( 6.6 / 8.9) 7 "Jon Dunn" >
0.699 ( 12.9 / 18.5) 23 "Troy Steadman" >
0.671 ( 11.4 / 16.9) 16
0.651 ( 1.8 / 2.7) 5
0.631 ( 3.6 / 5.7) 7
0.631 ( 7.5 / 11.9) 9 "a0000000000" >
0.614 ( 3.0 / 4.9) 8 Chris Game >
0.602 ( 5.3 / 8.8) 11 Tiddy Ogg >

Bottom 10 Posters by OCR (minimum of five posts)
=================================================

(kb) (kb)
OCR orig / body Posts Address
----- -------------- ----- -------

0.391 ( 10.2 / 26.0) 37 Timothy Lee >
0.385 ( 2.8 / 7.4) 24 Jonathan Bryce >
0.376 ( 3.7 / 9.9) 9 "NC" >
0.360 ( 27.8 / 77.0) 22 "Arfie" >
0.348 ( 26.3 / 75.5) 66 Peter Saxton >
0.296 ( 1.8 / 6.1) 10 David Floyd >
0.269 ( 4.7 / 17.4) 18 "Doug Ramage" >
0.218 ( 3.4 / 15.6) 7 "John Smith" >
0.182 ( 0.7 / 3.7) 5 "Rhoy the Bhoy" >
0.173 ( 1.0 / 5.9) 9 Gareth Kitchener >

Top 10 Threads by Number of Posts
=================================

Posts Subject
----- -------

54 Good Financial Products to Sell
50 Property Prices are still moving higher in the midlands
47 Can VAT registration mean less profit?
35 Lets Clear This Issue Up Once and For All
29 Good Trader Snowdon Computers
24 Economist Predicts 25% house deflation!
17 Gazumping
16 The Real Truth About Scotsmen!
15 Why am I so popular!
15 Starting a limited company, while in other employment

Top 10 Threads by Volume
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(kb) (kb) (kb) (kb)
Volume ( hdr/ body/ orig) Posts Subject
-------------------------- ----- -------

162.7 ( 65.4/ 95.9/ 43.7) 50 Property Prices are still moving higher in the midlands
159.0 ( 68.9/ 89.5/ 36.7) 54 Good Financial Products to Sell
101.0 ( 58.6/ 41.2/ 20.9) 47 Can VAT registration mean less profit?
79.5 ( 44.7/ 34.4/ 11.4) 35 Lets Clear This Issue Up Once and For All
53.9 ( 30.1/ 23.7/ 11.7) 29 Good Trader Snowdon Computers
46.8 ( 28.0/ 18.7/ 7.6) 24 Economist Predicts 25% house deflation!
42.6 ( 8.2/ 34.3/ 11.3) 8 End of Financial Brokers? Or not?
38.9 ( 18.4/ 20.3/ 14.5) 15 Statistics for uk.finance for week ending Sun Jul 13 11:28:40 2003
34.5 ( 10.7/ 23.6/ 12.2) 11 Just bought a House for Buy to Let
34.4 ( 16.8/ 17.4/ 9.6) 17 Gazumping

Top 10 Threads by OCR (minimum of three posts)
==============================================

(kb) (kb)
OCR orig / body Posts Subject
----- -------------- ----- -------

1.000 ( 1.0/ 1.0) 4 Stock Index Futures roundup
0.785 ( 1.2/ 1.5) 4 Marketing guru hired to rebrand social housing !!
0.716 ( 14.5/ 20.3) 15 Statistics for uk.finance for week ending Sun Jul 13 11:28:40 2003
0.699 ( 3.0/ 4.3) 4 Cost of household insurance
0.696 ( 6.8/ 9.8) 7 UK Population
0.681 ( 2.7/ 3.9) 3 advice re pep
0.649 ( 2.3/ 3.5) 3 Anyone successfully complained about their endowment being mis-sold?
0.647 ( 6.7/ 10.4) 13 Pyramid Schemes and Scams
0.632 ( 9.5/ 15.1) 11 UK Population.
0.613 ( 6.7/ 10.9) 4 Financial Lemonaid from "impending" Financial Lemons??

Bottom 10 Threads by OCR (minimum of three posts)
=================================================

(kb) (kb)
OCR orig / body Posts Subject
----- -------------- ----- -------

0.410 ( 36.7 / 89.5) 54 Good Financial Products to Sell
0.407 ( 1.6 / 4.0) 6 FPC Certification
0.367 ( 4.1 / 11.3) 14 Are we heading for recession?
0.362 ( 0.4 / 1.1) 3 Applications for Charity Status with Commission.
0.354 ( 2.3 / 6.4) 11 Tax relief on mgge interest
0.332 ( 11.4 / 34.4) 35 Lets Clear This Issue Up Once and For All
0.329 ( 11.3 / 34.3) 8 End of Financial Brokers? Or not?
0.297 ( 2.6 / 8.9) 9 Bankrupt-friendly mortgage companies.
0.297 ( 2.3 / 7.7) 6 Egg Card - Any Cons?
0.265 ( 4.2 / 15.7) 15 Starting a limited company, while in other employment

Top 10 Targets for Crossposts
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Articles Newsgroup
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101 uk.legal
47 uk.business.accountancy
10 misc.invest.futures
9 uk.politics.economics
6 misc.invest.technical
6 misc.invest.stocks
6 misc.invest
6 uk.gov.social-security
6 uk.people.consumers
4 alt.uk.law

Top 10 Crossposters
===================

Articles Address
-------- -------

33 "Troy Steadman" >
24 Peter Saxton >
23 "Snowdon Computers" >
20 Giacomo Bertolio >
9 "Doug Ramage" >
6 "Arfie" >
6 "Graeme Nicholson" >
5 David Floyd >
4 banana >
4 Alan Terry >