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I went searching back in the history of the Serious Discussion thread, and I found this gem, only written 2 months ago [200 topics, 8,000 posts](http://www.kongregate.com/forums/9/topics/7436)
I was amazed that it was exactly double that now… and only 2 months later. Compare that to the 8 month period (Oct.-Apr.) it took us to get there… How is the Serious Discussion Forum growing so quickly?
I’m sorry if this is totally unworthy of the Serious Discussion Forum, but I just wanted to point out how active it’s been lately.
Wow, I had no idea it grew that quickly! And have we really had the SD forum since October?
In any case, I had thought that our thread count might be outgrowing our post count (which would be bad, since that would imply more frivolous, short threads), so I’m really excited that we’re maintaining our excellent 40 posts per thread average!
Hrm… I’ll do that calculation you did for average posts, Phoenix… Getting out Calculator…
**Kongregate** : 49,098/2,023= **24.27** posts per topic
**Games** : 31,776/2,340= **13.58** posts per topic
**Off-topic** : 59,325/1,729= **34.31** posts per topic
**_Serious Discussion_** : 16,681/421= **39.62** posts per topic
**Collaborations** : 1,594/172= **9.27** posts per topic
**Programming** : 6,516/803= **8.11** posts per topic
**Art** : 8,488/346= **24.53** posts per topic
**Music** : 4,246/327= **12.98** posts per topic
**Technical Support** : 3,012/502= _exactly_ **6.00** posts per topic
So… Serious Discussion is keeping ahead of everything, but Off-Topic seems to be on our heels :-P
Indeed – off-topic has numerous 1000+ post threads, most of which are complete spam. I guarantee if you did an average words per thread (which I don’t think we really can unless someone’s pretty handy with scripts), we’d be well ahead of them. But even with the massive spam threads we’re a full 5 posts ahead. :-D
For comparison’s sake, these are the same calculations 2.5 months ago:
Kongregate: 30,317 / 1,527 = **19.85**
Games: 18,676 / 1,417 = **13.18**
Off-Topic: 31,523 / 1,042 = **30.25**
Serious Discussion: 8,024 / 200 = **40.12**
Collaboration: 912 / 105 = **8.67**
Programming: 5,026 / 604 = **8.32**
Art: 5,726 / 263 = **21.77**
Music: 3,056 / 215 = **14.21**
Technical Support: 1,653 / 272 = **6.08**
My posts in here pretty few and far between due to the points I want to make already being made. But never-the-less I am in here a lot. So in light of this revelation, one thing crosses my mind.
In the words of the illustrious Phoenix00017:
> w00t w000t!
Surely quality rather than quantity should be this forum’s aspiration… if you want to post meaningless drivel there’s presently OT… purely my own viewpoint, but I see SD as the place for ‘proper’ discussion rather than puerile ramblings (even if the topics themselves aren’t necessarily entirely serious).
I suppose that if Phoenix ever wants to repeat that exercise, we should all try to keep our posts longer than 40.12 words. SD has a reputation to uphold and I’d hate to see SD’s royal title of “most verbose” get stolen by those creeper OT folks. When I am done writing, this post will be exactly sixty words long.
And here are the most common posts:
Kongregate: 554,508 / 21,261 = 26.08
_You should make a badge for my favorite game._
Games: 1,357,229 / 85,408 = 15.89
_How do you beat the boss on this game?_
Off-Topic: 2,671,769 / 123,597 = 21.61
_This games is haxxors deathpig shtupfag_
Serious Discussion: 374,634 / 8,533 = 43.90
_This game represents cultural changes being championed by two entrenched camps, though one side is clearly wrong and you are wrong if you agree with them. Discuss._
Collaboration: 37,610 / 4,908 = 7.66
_I have an idea for a game. I only need a programmer, sound person, and art person._
Programming: 141,141 / 14512 = 9.73
_How do I program a game?_
Art: 171,758 / 5,690 = 30.19
_Here’s a picture of a game character._
Technical Support: 63,365 / 12,810 = 4.95
_My game won’t load._
> *Originally posted by **[petesahooligan](/forums/9/topics/12631?page=1#posts-9123753):***
> And here are the most common posts:
> Collaboration: 37,610 / 4,908 = 7.66
> _I have an idea for a game. I only need a programmer, sound person, and art person._
You missed a bit on this one: “_Also, I could use a designer as I don’t actually have a fully fleshed out concept, nor any idea how to design. Also I’ve never programmed in my life so I have no idea what a computer can or cannot do or why. Also I have no idea why nobody before me implemented this, as it all seems so easy!_”
**headdesk** **headdesk** **headdesk**
> *Originally posted by **[DoomlordKravoka](/forums/9/topics/12631?page=1#posts-9126445):***
> Can we get stats on permaban rates?
Even if Kong did provide them, what could it possibly tell you? It won’t show which forum the person was using when they were banned, and is fairly useless info as it’s usually alts owned by the same person that get permanently banned in the first place.
All you’d really get is a sense of when the mass-account-using trolls were most active on the site in general, which could be classed as an ego stroke for them.