>If you cannot go back to threads you have already discussed this in, I'm not spoonfeeding you
I am not trying to pester you here, I am legitimately in doubt as tho what specific threads you are refering points to. If you could briefly refresh my memory, then I'd be happy to concede this point, but until then, I still believe that /IG/ is a legitimate sample for analysis.
>based on a faulty calc
Can you demonstrate the error in calculation? I am legitimately interesting in what would have to be changed in order to get a more legitimate result.
>yet you ignore that /hobby/ has lost threads to /anime/, /tech/, /edu/ and /games/
I don't think I was aware. Can you tell me how many threads we're talking about here? Then we can adjust the calculations accordingly and get more accurate results. That's in my interest as well, you know.
Also, would you be more willing to results that treat treats all smaller boards as just one board? That's about as much in your favour as I could think such calcs could be.
>and threads get deleted or posts removed.
As far as I can tell this doesn't lower the tally of total posts. A deleted post still counts towards this. Even if this was true, even more stuff is removed from leftypol which has a steady stream of /pol/-raiders.
>given that people still have various hobby, games and anime threads in leftypol with posts that include those who refuse to use anime and hobby because it's allowed on leftypol, meaning that because moderation is unenforced, people refuse to use basic rules.
Wait, but this only proves that those threads and posts would otherwise have been posted on /hobby/ if you're already assuming that they would otherwise have been posted on hobby
Now intuitively, that makes sense. Intuitively it also makes sense that people who are interested in talking about /games/ would be willing to go on a board called /games/. However, working the numbers, sometimes human behaviour can seem a little weird, but that's just what it is, you know.
Therefore, unless we can find some way to demonstrate that banning all gamer-related content on /leftypol/, then we have no reason to assume that people who post about games on /leftypol/ would have done so on /games/
>Your OP is based on a single new thread and utterly ignores the bigger threads on /games/ that have consistent daily posts.
My OP has several different threads. It analyzes two different threads on /games/, with a sample of 20 picked at random from the MSG thread which had 300 posts or so.
If there is a thread, or alternatively a set of threads that you believe would be more appropriate, please link them and I will post the calculations.
>Given that I posted in that thread, I don't need you telling me this
What? Just so you know, this thread is not one in which I had a converation. It's just a thread where I harvested the timestamps. I am a little confused as to what your point is here. I know discussing can be arduous, but feel free to just copy-past yourself.
>Then just use /IGT/ then FFS
That too would be breaking the rules, and is something that can get you banned. Beyond that if /ITG/ was open to EVERYTHING that would probably be too much leniency as well. Everything in moderation.
>Except they would, since they're the same topic(s)
Point taken, but as you must admit, in very different way. People say they like the slow posting. Others say they dislike slow considerate posting. There people clearly aren't looking to fill the same needs, although their needs revolve around the same topics.
I think this is where we disagree the most fundementally. You work from the assumption that the boards compete, but frankly I don't think that's a safe assumption to make, especially considering what happens when you post a thread on games on /leftypol/.