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    perdu fleur par bologne Martoon's Avatar
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    Out of curiosity, I did a forum search for "martoon". This returned all posts in which I'm quoted or mentioned (using "Show Posts", not "Show Threads"). I was surprised to see it's a total of 670 times, considering I've posted 635 times.

    It then occurred to me that it might be fun to write a script to do this search and grab the post count for all members, and see what everyone's reference/post ratio is.

    But there's a major flaw in this plan. Many members have nicknames that are commonly used, or shortened versions of their name (e.g. uber, FMW, etc.). To further complicate things, some of these nicknames are not unique to one member. It's already been established that "CC" could refer to approximately 23% of the forum membership for some reason.

    To account for this, the script would need a list of members having nicknames, and what these nicknames are. And if a member has had a name change, their old name would be included as a nick. Also, we should have a list of member names and nicknames that are "real" words that might get used in a post which doesn't actually refer to anyone (e.g., "wolf", "anonymous", etc.).

    Using that, we could determine the minimum and maximum number of potential references each member has.

    Of course, if people help provide all this info, I suppose they'll expect me to actually write the stupid script. That's unfortunate.
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    Edahn, Jerk, CC

    Edit: Thanks for doing this, CC, I appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid View Post
    Edahn, Jerk, CC

    Edit: Thanks for doing this, CC, I appreciate it.
    Ah, wasn't aware of that one. Make that 23.0005%, then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edahn
    Edit: Thanks for doing this, CC, I appreciate it.


    As for my nicknames, I don't have any, unless you count the error of referring to me as "Memphy."

    Edit: Wait wait, I just searched and found "Memps," too. Want to eek out as much credit as I can get.
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    Great idea, Martoon.

    I don't think I have any nicknames.

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    DO IT!

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    perdu fleur par bologne Martoon's Avatar
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    Off the top of my head:

    EffEmDoubleyou: fmw, fm
    Tallulah: lulah, lullah
    CaptainChick: cc
    CzeCze: cc
    Uberfuhrer: uber
    NoahFence: noah
    Jennifer: jen
    PinkPiranha: pink
    elfinchilde: elfie
    proteanmix: protean
    scantilyclad: scanty
    nottaprettygal: npg, notta


    Real words: anonymous, wolf, night, whatever, ivy, cafe, heart, substitute, beat, pink, metamorphosis, dissonance

    Might also have to include common names that people may reference, e.g., Jennifer
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    proteanmix and I are both PMs, although P_M for me is good, too. Plus, I like the way it looks. Or merc, which sounds like Mike, which is my actual nickname.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    proteanmix and I are both PMs, although P_M for me is good, too. Plus, I like the way it looks. Or merc, which sounds like Mike, which is my actual nickname.
    Well, the question here isn't what you prefer, it's what people have actually used to refer to you on the forum. So you show up in the search results.
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