Averages are useful, but not refelctive of the core problem, IMO. Tell someone on a jammed freeway at rush hour that "the roads have ample capacity to handle average traffic" you will probably be shot by a roadrager.
My premise is that when somone beyond the AMT-three, frankly I think you have cut down to reasonable levels (but I include you since you part of the original sample), sees pages and pages of Spraig/Judy/Shemp posts, they just slap their forehead and go away. Massive compulsive, drivel-prone, peak posters drive away thoughtful posters. 60% of posts by 4 peaople. Or excluding you, 55% by three AMT people! Its quite sick, compulsive and abusive IMO. They are choking, with content and tone (Shemp and Judy (at times) per tone) what was once a vibrant, friendly, supportive forum to a 60's encounter group with a couple of non-stop loud-mouths. I am not into enforcement -- far less than you on political and social issues than you -- I imagine. I would prefer to see those that are sick of 60% peak clogging of FFL to speak up. If 10 people do, Sparaig, Judy and Shemp may GET it. I have hope for Judy and Sparaig. If several cycles of that doesn't work, I suggest that anyone can pull the stats and if someone is above 10% for a one-day or greater period, they are given a "time-out" for two weeks. Time-outs work for kids, and are hardly abusive. They help inform and provide feedback to people to help them "get a grip". For compulsive, rude, or obnoxious for whom repeated group consensus to "cool it' don't have an effect, then "time-outs" may be worth a try. I don't prefer the above time-outs. I prefer that 10 people stand up and say that they are sick of three people posting 50% or so of posts at peak times and ask them to please be become conscious of their effect of driving others away. Or we just start a new group, and don't give them the address. :) By the way, your stats are off. In Sept there have been 2841 posts. 130 by me. 4.5%. 6 a day. I like your idea of shooting for an average of 4. Some days, a bit more, some days a bit less. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hey new.morning, > > I actually agree with you. But let's get more > specific here. Since you're the one who wanted > to set "guidelines" and "enforce" them, how > many posts do YOU think I should limit myself > to per day? > > Should I hold myself to your standard? During > the month of September (so far) you sent an > average of 6.14 posts per day, whereas I rudely > sent an average of 8.7 posts per day. > > I will try my best in the future not only to > not exceed your average, but to limit myself > to less than half that amount, an average of > no more than four posts per day. That is well > below the median posting level for the group > as a whole. Would that be satisfactory? > > If so, now see whether you can get the other > three to do this. During September, their > daily averages were as follows: > > authfriend -- 17.81 posts per day > sparaig -- 18.05 posts per day > shempmcgurk -- 12.19 posts per day > > Good luck. :-) > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, new.morning <no_reply@> wrote: > > > > for sept 20-21 Approx 30 hours > > > > posts total % Cum % > > sparaig 56 213 26% 26% > > Judy 33 213 15% 42% > > Shemp 24 213 11% 53% > > Turq 12 213 6% 59% > > > > Several weeks ago when I did this spot 24 hour (or 100 post) check, > > These four posters were a mere, but still intrusive and approching > > abnoxious, 40% of total FFL posts. Now they are almost 60%. As they > > say in the music biz, "Rising with a bullet". > > > > To other posters beyond these four: Do you really want to see FFL > > taken over by this virus? I see full pages of 20-30 posts and they > > are nearlly all Sparaig. Its difficult to even find posts not from > > this clan of obsessives. > > > > Anyone else sick of thus choking of FFL? If so, open your window and > > shout "I'm not going to take in any longer". Or simple post it. > To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/