posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 06:38 PM
a reply to: and14263
I totally get what you are saying. Here's a lil piece to chew on: the most stars I have ever encountered from a single post is 334, yet there are
several members whose average star count per post is well into the several hundred, some close to or exceeding a thousand. That is, some members
average almost a thousand stars - many more members averaging several hundred (and because of T&C I am pretty sure I cannot identify a member as an
example) - per post. And because the likely probability distribution of stars per post is normal, this makes no sense. I have NEVER seen a single
post receive anything close to a thousand stars, what I am missing?
Again, to rehash, many members average 500 - 1000 stars per post, but I have NEVER encountered a single post even eclipsing 400 stars, so something
has to give. Given averages are almost uniformly (normally) distributed, the fact in over 6 months as a member I have never seen a single post come
close to a thousand stars does more than suggest something is wrong, it proves it so.
This is basic statistics. It is IMPOSSIBLE for anyone to average over 334 (the biggest star count I have observed for any given post) stars per post,
yet they are literally a dime a dozen. Forgive me for not reading the entire thread, but I am hoping I am not the only person to point this
IMPOSSIBILITY out. If given the opportunity to give examples (drop names/handles), it'll take me no more than a few minutes to show there are many
upon many members with average star counts in the 500 - 1000 range.
Please someone clear this up.
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