[rc5] Quit your whining.

Mike Silbersack silby at execpc.com
Wed Nov 5 11:50:38 EST 1997


> > To be honest, I can't understand why stats are so important to some
people;
> > my keyrate is constant.  There is NOTHING I can do to raise it, and
it's
> > not going to change appreciably during the course of one day, or a week
for
> > that matter.  Initially, it's nice to see that you're going up in the
> > stats; but the excitement should wear out eventually.
> 
> Well, for some of us (e.g., those of us at large universities with high
> computer-student ratios), the keyrate we can bring in is really
determined
> by how much energy we're willing/able to put into recruiting.  Getting a
> good inter-school rivalry going can do wonders for individual block
> counts, and for the effort as a whole.  So while the benefits may not be
> there for everybody, keeping a stats page is still a worthwhile
> investment, IMHO.
> 
>                               -Steve Langasek

I agree with you completely; I should probably do some recruiting myself;
however, can you actually see your stats change *hourly*?  If you're doing
TREMEDOUS mass recruiting, you could always run a pproxy and have your own
stats for the users as well.

Mike "Silby" Silbersack
silby at execpc.com

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