May 10, 2005

Who comments the most?

Follow-up to Who posts the most? from Autology: John Dale's blog

A while ago, I posted a breakdown of who posts the most. Helen asked about a similar breakdown for comments. Let's take a look…

  • Currently about 68,000 comments, of which roughly:-
  • 54,000 are by logged-in users
  • 14,000 are by anonymous users

  • 1,778 staff and students have made one or more comments whilst logged in, of which:-
  • 617 staff/students have made just one comment

The top fifty commenters:-

  • 1910 comments by Daniel Lawrence
  • 1900 comments by Mathew Mannion
  • 1527 comments by Luke Blackwell
  • 1350 comments by Andrew Ingram
  • 1135 comments by Holly Cruise
  • 1081 comments by James Hughes
  • 1045 comments by Samuel Boulby
  • 906 comments by Simon Young
  • 776 comments by Kieran Shaw
  • 742 comments by Adrienne Cooper
  • 739 comments by Helen Ryan
  • 730 comments by Eleanor O'Donnell
  • 705 comments by Nicholas Howes
  • 678 comments by Max Hammond
  • 636 comments by Simon Brent
  • 629 comments by Robert O'Toole
  • 623 comments by Victoria Galloway
  • 574 comments by Jill Atkinson
  • 564 comments by Natalie Barton
  • 547 comments by Luke Parks
  • 521 comments by Paul Mills
  • 512 comments by Steve Rumsby
  • 492 comments by Charles Bourne
  • 442 comments by Christopher Knowles
  • 435 comments by Chris May
  • 434 comments by Claire Bowden
  • 416 comments by Christopher Sigournay
  • 407 comments by Philippa Daykin
  • 402 comments by Steven Carpenter
  • 402 comments by Jessica Booth
  • 399 comments by Paul Cuff
  • 368 comments by Lisa Cooper
  • 366 comments by Sarah Cooper
  • 365 comments by Eimear Ballard
  • 345 comments by Nick Forrington
  • 343 comments by Christopher Hinds
  • 342 comments by Stephen Rose
  • 331 comments by Christopher Carter
  • 326 comments by John Dale
  • 326 comments by Amy Baker
  • 324 comments by Daniel Wilson Craw
  • 323 comments by Casey Leaver
  • 306 comments by Gavin Alexander
  • 303 comments by Richard Lewis
  • 297 comments by Benjamin Heeley
  • 295 comments by Colin Mayhill
  • 288 comments by Ailsa Johnstone
  • 283 comments by Anna Davies
  • 280 comments by Lorna Griffiths

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  1. So that's where my fourth year went.

    I'm expecting a Lawrence/Mannion comment war… and are you sure you didn't miss a zero off the end of Luke's figure?

    10 May 2005, 10:49

  2. that confirms what I had suspected, thanks John!

    10 May 2005, 10:58

  3. Its worrying that nearly 4,000 of the 68,000 comments (thats 5%) originate from a 4m squared area which I'm currently sitting in.

    The inevitability of Mat overtaking me seems assured.

    10 May 2005, 11:00

  4. Mathew Mannion

    You big 10 comment git

    10 May 2005, 11:04

  5. boo.

    10 May 2005, 11:51

  6. 12th! Excellent!

    10 May 2005, 11:53

  7. What!?!

    There's no way I've made that many. Surely. I mean… I… there just isn't alright.

    4th? Bloody hell…

    10 May 2005, 11:54

  8. Not 4th, I meant to type 5th!

    Argh, and there's another one.

    10 May 2005, 11:54

  9. I really need to get out more.

    10 May 2005, 12:08

  10. I'm rather proud of my result, paultry in comparison to blog celebs, because I've only really been actively blogging since Feburary.

    742 comments of excellent quality on my part, it should be noted. This should be noted because it seems to be done in lieu of my degree. God help us all.

    10 May 2005, 17:33

  11. Julie Moreton

    Robert what happened? You're way down mate – pull yer socks up!

    10 May 2005, 17:34

  12. Woo I'm 27th!

    14 May 2005, 10:47

  13. And I hate to be a pedant, but I counted that list 3 times now and I make it 49 names…

    14 May 2005, 12:20

  14. Wow, 19th. That's not too bad. This list made me laugh with its predictability.

    14 May 2005, 12:56

  15. 18th? Good grief.

    So that was what was happening while I was meant to be working.

    Oh well. Never mind.

    14 May 2005, 18:56

  16. +1 (Sorry, had to be done…)

    I was thinking of stopping when my comment count was 1337 for reasons of sheer geekiness, but it's kinda late for that now. I'll have to continue to 31337 instead!

    14 May 2005, 22:58

  17. Shouldn't take you more than a day or two, Luke…

    I've just noticed that there's a much better correlation between this list and the people who appear at blog socials, than between the 'social' people and the list of most posts. It's to be expected, I suppose, but I'm surprised at the number of high-quantity posters (e.g. 17 of the top 21) we've never seen! Only 6 of the top 21 commenters haven't made it to at least one social.

    N.B. Yes this should be taken as a hint – blog socials are still very much open to all!

    14 May 2005, 23:29

  18. Do you look at people like Kieran and Rob when you say that? ;)

    15 May 2005, 00:08

  19. Omg, can't believe i just found this- how lame am i?

    Anywho, excellent man, number 28th- fairly good as i've stopped commenting recently- perhaps i should start up again? Oh look, i just have

    30 May 2005, 00:40

  20. Steve Rumsby

    Is it possible to produce numbers about who gets the most comments, or the most comments per entry? They might be interesting?

    01 Jun 2005, 17:30


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