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Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:48 pm UTC
by faubiguy

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:46 pm UTC
by azule
So, apparently this is going to hit a million view soon. In b4 yadda yadda. Why are you xuys chatting? Does someone have the calculation on the view::post ratio? Double posting okay in here?

You're 8fold views behind the OTT. No idea of the FaiD. Silly stuff.

Edited for reading comprehensionfail!

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:54 pm UTC
by azule
Kinda off topic, but what if someone created the "Boobies" thread and that got a lot of views? I mean, it would be about web-footed boobies, obviously.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:18 am UTC
by Vytron
Thanks for the list faubiguy.

@azule: Well, we do have a HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY thread, and it hasn't gotten an inordinate amount of views.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:41 am UTC
by azule
It would need to be softcore. Hardcore scares people.

I think a cleavage thread might work. The geological kind, of course.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:01 am UTC
by Vytron
The HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY thread I mentioned doesn't have any porn in it, it's just a game where people attempt to make that thread appear at the top of Google results when people search for HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY.

You might try something like that: pick a subject that you think will make people click the thread, then, make the goal of the game to have the most views and to make it a top result when people look for that term in Google. People will help you with that and keep it at the top as they did with the HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY thread in its wake.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:20 pm UTC
by azule
LOL, I know the real HC is not allowed, and I've been in there. But others wouldn't just "view" the thread...it'd have to be a softer and interesting title. Such as "made you look", this thread's title. Anyways, byeee.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:09 am UTC
by WaffleKirby
You made me look. I'll give you guys +10 views!

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:59 am UTC
by bachaddict
Just checking in to say the bot isn't mine, I don't have any computers than run all the time.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:35 pm UTC
by Vytron
Oh, BTW, we just beat Count To A Million, this is now the most viewed thread on forum games, ever.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:28 am UTC
by faubiguy
I think the person who made the bot should reveal now, given that we passed Count to a Million.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:29 am UTC
by azule
I agree. Reveal. Did I mishear Vytron saying he might have made a bot?

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:35 pm UTC
by Vytron
When I said if I made the bot I'd have bet for myself I was being truthful. I didn't make the bot and if I did it'd only run when I was awake.

Can we hear who made it?

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:22 pm UTC
by faubiguy
I will now follow my own suggestion and reveal that the bot was mine.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:08 pm UTC
by Vytron
And the winner of the thread is...

patzer wrote:We should bet on who made this thread-refeshing bot.

I bet 42 satoshi that the bot was made by faubiguy. Anyone want to take me up on this?


Wow! Nice job patzer, specially considering faubiguy hadn't even posted here when you predicted it was his bot.

*Pays 42 satoshi*

Thanks for making this game fun faubiguy :), will the bot live until this thread overtakes all other threads in the forum in views?

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:16 pm UTC
by patzer
Vytron wrote:
patzer wrote:We should bet on who made this thread-refeshing bot.

I bet 42 satoshi that the bot was made by faubiguy. Anyone want to take me up on this?


Wow! Nice job patzer, specially considering faubiguy hadn't even posted here when you predicted it was his bot.


Not that difficult. faubiguy has been known to be rather secretive but at the same time giving hints sometimes. (e.g. letting us know he's an anime fan by posting a link to anime music in a music thread; letting us know he's a brony by pasting the title of a popular brony song in the clipboard thread, plus other similar posts) In addition, he had no avatar for a long time, before getting a non-personalized one from the avatar thread (to date his only avatar), and has divulged no personal information- another example of secretiveness.

In addition, he's known as a good programmer (Pole Wars bot; this also shows he's willing to spend time programming for inane games)

And he just feels like the type who likes surprises and pranking, but in a positive way. I'd guess that his Myers-Briggs type is INFJ.

Yeah, it can be rather obvious if you know the person. I was about 90% sure it was faubi.

faubiguy, I hope you didn't mind this impromptu amateur psychoanalysis.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:38 pm UTC
by Vytron
That's actually even more impressive, borderlining on creepy (if you've been stalking faubiguy, but loses creepiness if you can give such a summary about several other forum members, so it means you just have such a list for players that you know.)

What's your Myers-Briggs type, patzer?

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:14 pm UTC
by patzer
mine is INFP. I and P are rather strong; N and F less so.

Lol, no stalking required. Just impressions I get from knowing people, not specific to faubiguy. I can see why it could seem creepy though... No lists involved, unless you count the usual memory processes as "listing"! :P

Other FGers:

Vytron- an interesting person. In his mid-thirties IIRC, he resides in Mexico. Notably, he has a strong sense of the way things should be. If something is against what he feels right, he will feel uncomfortable, though he will usually understand the other person's perspective. He hates being humiliated. (example: when mods exerted authority in the pronoun thread). If his feelings are strong enough, might become emotional and exit unceremoniously. (example: withdrew from Nomaoic following a disagreement with the game mod Snark). He likes logic, and is sometimes good at finding novel ways to reach an answer. (example: Where in the World Antarctica)

Combined, this suggests that he could have Asperger syndrome. Personality type: ISTJ.

Other FGers aren't as regular so I won't be as good at doing them, but here's a try:

addams- middle-aged woman, poet. Likes chatting. Personality type: ENFJ?
azule- OTTer. Personality type: ESTP?

Ehh, too difficult to do for anyone else really. Psychoanalysis is difficult with limited info... Vytron, faubiguy, and I are by far the most frequent posters in FG.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:44 pm UTC
by Vytron
Whoa! Interesting analysis! It's a honor to be the most well known person on FG of you besides faubiguy.

Combined, this suggests that he could have Asperger syndrome.


This took me by surprise, as I've met people with the Asperger syndrome and find them very unlike me, though now I wonder if people with it also find each other very different.

I'm definitively an INTP in the Myers-Briggs type, I wonder what's faubiguy's actual type and how accurate you were in your guess about him.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:14 am UTC
by Cradarc
+1 to this:
Vytron wrote:Thanks for making this game fun faubiguy :), will the bot live until this thread overtakes all other threads in the forum in views?


Also, I was creeped out by how much analysis patzer put into his guess.

I don't expect guessing people's personality through text-based interactions would be accurate. People tend to behave differently in person than in the virtual world. For example, I'm pretty fond of debating people on the internet (a habit which I'm trying to break), but I hate debates and arguments in real life.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:01 am UTC
by adnapemit
patzer wrote:Lol, no stalking required. Just impressions I get from knowing people, not specific to faubiguy. I can see why it could seem creepy though... No lists involved, unless you count the usual memory processes as "listing"! :P

People leave a lot of information about themselves in each post. The better ones memory the more you pick up about people after a while.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:32 am UTC
by faubiguy
42 satoshi sent (actually a bit more because of transaction limits).

Also, my mbti type is INTP (so patzer was 50% correct).

My bot:

Code: Select all

watch -n 0.5 "curl -I \"http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=110737\" &>/dev/null"
entered into a terminal.

I also have a more complex bot that can play counting games for me, but it's not set to run automatically.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:45 am UTC
by Vytron
Another INTP! Give me five!

Also, does it mean that your bot updated every half second?

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:25 am UTC
by faubiguy
Vytron wrote:Also, does it mean that your bot updated every half second?

It was 1 second at first, but I changed it to 0.5 seconds after a few days.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:14 pm UTC
by patzer
faubiguy wrote:
Also, my mbti type is INTP (so patzer was 50% correct, although I would say I'm quite a bit closer to INFJ than to ESTP).


Ouch. I'm no better than a random monkey on a typewriter.

On the bright side, it appears that faubiguy has enacted his revenge for my psychoanalysis, by stalking me and correcting my analysis of violation of entropy in an obscure thread on Reddit.

:D

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:13 pm UTC
by faubiguy
Over halfway to time.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:49 am UTC
by azule
patzer wrote:azule- OTTer. Personality type: ESTP?
It was nice to be included. I don't think that's right. I'm not familiar enough with MBTI, but I think most of us might be INTP, embarrassingly.

Cradarc wrote:I'm pretty fond of debating people on the internet (a habit which I'm trying to break), but I hate debates and arguments in real life.
Debating is bad? I think it's about doing it civilly, then it's fine. Uncivil debate is upsetting virtually or not.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:00 am UTC
by Cradarc
azule wrote:
Cradarc wrote:I'm pretty fond of debating people on the internet (a habit which I'm trying to break), but I hate debates and arguments in real life.
Debating is bad? I think it's about doing it civilly, then it's fine. Uncivil debate is upsetting virtually or not.


Well, when I enter debates I usually lose sight of what I'm trying to prove after countering rebuttal after rebuttal. It's horribly time consuming and in retrospect I always realize most of the things said were utter garbage.
I think it's more constructive to try to understand the opposing viewpoint instead of protecting your own. If their reasoning is truly flawed, in the effort to make it comprehensible to yourself, you may help the other person see the problem as well. If you understand their logic but you simply disagree with it, then there's really no point in continuing the conversation.

I actually love heavy discussions in real life, but when a person becomes too intent on proving someone else wrong, it inevitably becomes less and less civil.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:12 am UTC
by faubiguy
And this thread is now the most viewed thread on the forums, with about 15000 more views than 1190: "Time".

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:37 am UTC
by adnapemit
That is impressive.
Imagine trying to play "Maximize the post:views ratio! " with this thread.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:27 am UTC
by faubiguy
And now over 10,000,000

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 11:10 pm UTC
by Cradarc
Aw, I missed when it was 11,111,111.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:18 pm UTC
by azule
azule wrote:
patzer wrote:azule- OTTer. Personality type: ESTP?
It was nice to be included. I don't think that's right. I'm not familiar enough with MBTI, but I think most of us might be INTP, embarrassingly.
I took the test and I was close: INTJ. But, a flexible TJ (Meaning they could also be F or P, respectively.)

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:02 pm UTC
by username5243
Over 15 million views...I declare that we start playing "Maximize the Post-View Ratio" with this thread.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:03 pm UTC
by username5243
I'll start with another contribution...

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:00 pm UTC
by mathmannix
azule wrote:Kinda off topic, but what if someone created the "Boobies" thread and that got a lot of views? I mean, it would be about web-footed boobies, obviously.

Image

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:23 pm UTC
by username5243
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Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:06 am UTC
by faubiguy
Less than a month until this reaches twice the views of Time.

Re: Maximize the Post:Views Ratio!

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:53 pm UTC
by username5243
This thread now has nearly 30 million views!

I want to see if when it reaches 2147483647 views, it goes negative.

Whoever started this thread should change the title to "maximize the post:views ratio!" and see how fast the replies go up.

Re: "Made You Look" game

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:06 pm UTC
by faubiguy
Less than 12 hours until this thread has twice the views of Time (the second most viewed thread).

At the current rate of 2 views per second, this thread will reach 2147483647 views in just 33 years and 7 months. So... don't wait for it.