[extropy-chat] META: Re: what is probability?

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Mon Jan 22 00:20:32 UTC 2007

At 12:54 AM 1/22/2007 +0100, Anders wrote:

>t of mailing list data rather
>throughly, producing the following result:
>At least in the case of that mailing list I did not see any evidence for
>thread competition. Maybe it happens here anyway

Will be equally fascinating to see exi-chat treated this way! What 
about numbers of individual posters? My hunch is that during frenzies 
such as the dreaded g*n vortex, there was a rising number of posts in 
a few interrelated threads from two or three vociferous 
loons^H^H^H^H^Hindividuals. During such fits, I'd guess cooler heads 
first tried the distraction tactic of enticing alternative topics, 
but probably got tired and fell silent for a while until the fires were doused.

Damien Broderick

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