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28 Sep 2023 17:45:23 EDT (-0400)
  Re: IRTC statictics site  
From: Jim Charter
Date: 1 Mar 2004 22:31:26
Message: <4044000e$1@news.povray.org>
A think an overview of the statistics is a great idea, and an 
interesting challenge.  But it is not very clear to me what your site is 
telling me.  The tracking of individuals, images, and of topics all 
seems to be vying for attention.  Maybe some sort of graphs or charts 
showing the profile of the data would help with understanding the 
meaning of the display.  Or maybe just more detailed description of what 
you intend to show.  Again I think it's a great idea but needs to be 
taken a further.  The display of data in a meaningful way is not a 
trivial task.  I have a pretty good understanding of the contest and who 
the players are and I have a great deal of difficulty understanding what 
is shown there.  I would definitely hesitate to refer the page to 
someone unfamiliar with the contest.  Again, great idea, great 
potential, needs further refinement imho.  The actual scores themselves, 
as a comparative thing seem the least interesting to me.  I am more 
interested in the people.  Who are the main players, win percentage, who 
were the early leaders, who are the later ones.  What you are touching 
on is the history of the contest itself.  I think you need to address 
how the numbers show that history.

On a further note:

We have a distinct trend in fewer and fewer entrants it seems.  Yet 
these newsgroups seem to be as lively as ever.  I can't keep up with all 
the threads.  I wonder, can you analyte the data and see if there is any 
trend in the number or percentage of new participants versus returning?
Say if you pick some threshold, for an individual's degree of 
participation, does it peak and then wane?  Have regulars moved on?  Is 
this a constant process or was there a bulge?  Does the data reveal 
anything more about this trend?


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