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Created by mumble 2 years, 2 months ago
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I'm wondering if I should link this on a big-data reddit thread?
It is not everyday you get a full copy of 161,942 diaries, of a now defunct web-board.
Totaling 96,300 authors, and 1,118,588 comments (actually those numbers are a little high due to duplicates, caused by the way I made the final sw file from its' pieces)


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Created by mirko 2 years, 2 months ago
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No, please leave Reddit out of the equation.


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Created by CoyoteBrown 2 years, 2 months ago
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Why may I ask? I'm not defending reddit. It is just that I have read that sentence about five times and I don't understand it just comes across as reddit is uncool or unfit or something and god forbid we do something uncool like make a tweet or post to reddit.


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Created by mumble 2 years, 2 months ago
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The point is, this was quite a bit of work and time on my part.
Perhaps it is useful for others, as a nice big dataset of a web 1.0 webboard.

BTW, good to see you can access your account now.


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Created by CoyoteBrown 2 years, 2 months ago
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Didn't someone do something similar with some big dataset? Some years ago, Alta Vista search records or along those lines. Of course in the media there was some controversy about if the data could be scrubbed, (is that even the right term?) enough to keep it anonymous and a few people were 'outed' by some embarrassing searches. But overall I think it was very much welcomed. If I'm not mistaken there was some very interesting and important discoveries made. Well, interesting and important to those that study this type of thing. Probably not so much to Joe Sixpack.

Reddit would be a good venue if only because it is big enough that the right people might have a chance to see it not because they themselves read reddit but because everybody knows somebody that reads reddit.


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