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ZK Social group visualization attempt

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This is a physics simulation where every player attracts whoever he upvoted and repels players that he downvoted.

To be exact, the following forces are being applied:
  • Brownian motion with decaying magnitude
  • A small force towards the center of the simulation area that increases exponentially with distance
  • Constant attractive force towards players that were upvoted (proportional to amount of votes)
  • Constant repellent force towards players that were downvoted (proportional to amount of votes)
  • Repellent force towards other players, decays with distance^4
  • Friction to stabilize the system

How you can read this image:
  • Color represents friendliness: A player who has never downvoted anything will be fully green, while a player who only does downvotes will be red.
  • Being near a player represents a "good relationship" regarding forum karma. Whether players are direct neighbours or a little distance from each other is not of any significance due to the noise of the Brownian motion deciding on such small differences.

The zk forum cluster:


The only similarly dense cluster is much smaller:


Some rather negative players aren't downvoting everybody, so a loosely connected cluster could form a good distance away from the central cluster:

Here's the list of players in that image:
LTrank[pikts]wolas GBrank[Fx]Drone AUrankjseah @_Shaman AUrankAdminGoogleFrog

If you wanna have a look around, here's a zoomable version of the image. Click the button on the bottom right for a minimap.

Alternatively, you can find the full image here. It may crash your browser.
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Skasi
5 years ago
quote:
Color represents friendliness: A player who has never downvoted anything will be fully green, while a player who only does downvotes will be red.

What color will players without any votes have?
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5 years ago
CHrankAdminDeinFreund may I ask what you do for living ? You seem to make a lot of statistics...


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quote:

What color will players without any votes have?


Red: 0/0
Green: 0/0
Blue: 0

Good thing you need at least 90 votes to be on the graph.

ROrankForever

I don't think I've ever done this many scores/graphs. It's just fun to mess around with the data, if I knew what I was doing I wouldn't come up with these random weird statistics..
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5 years ago
When you play the game of votes, you win or you die.
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I name it Chesti's spiral arm.
Somehow it starts from Firepluk. The irony...
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Make our own cluster,
with blackjack, and hookers!


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Lel, @_Shaman is lone asteroid circling galaxy
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He actually is orbiting, because the whole thing is similar to how gravity works.

Sadly I can't upload a 8000x8000 pixel gif.

PS:
Close-Up:
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5 years ago
Damn you have too much free time. It looks pretty cool.
Can you upload the software? Or a vid? That thing is supposed to move right?
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5 years ago
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5 years ago
I don't complain. Plenty of space to set up my troll gadgets, covert coding operations, and lots of room to release my genetically mutated chickens out onto the other orbiting people.
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5 years ago
wtf am i looking at? damn you take my upvote.
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5 years ago
I don't think gravity simulation with inertia is a very good idea, look at your zoomed image - you got Saktoth ejected almost as far away as killer, and yet in the video he's fine. This means gravity sim causes flukes.
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5 years ago
I am in mid of it :)
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Skasi
5 years ago
quote:
Red: 0/0
Green: 0/0
Blue: 0

Does that mean their name is black and thus not visible due to the background, but it's still drawn and thus taking up space by repelling other names?

quote:
Good thing you need at least 90 votes to be on the graph.

I was talking about players who did not vote on anything. You do not need to have done at least 90 votes to be on the graph. What exactly is the number 90 referring to? Votes received? Received + given?
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5 years ago
quote:
Does that mean their name is black and thus not visible due to the background, but it's still drawn and thus taking up space by repelling other names?

Dark friendship matter!
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Skasi If you define 0/0 as 0 DErankBrackman will come for you.

There is nobody in this simulation to whom this would apply. The chosen ones have at least cast 90 votes or are part of the top50 posters.

EErankAdminAnarchid to fit the action on screen I reduced the players to the top20 posters(Which means different interactions) and reduced all repelling forces by a ton. That's the only way I could get @[ffc]killer on screen.

So my assumption is that AUrankAdminSaktoth relations to the top20 posters might be better and still he is a bit outside of the cluster, only neighbouring Fred.

While the outcome of this simulation might not be very meaningful, it is generally reproducible. CArankPxtl and EErankAdminAnarchid as well as FIranksprang and PLrankAdminSprung mostly pair up while Skasi and DErankChesti usually end up at the edge of the cluster.
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Skasi
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or are part of the top50 posters.

Share stats insta-mmediately!

And how the honk are SF333 and Kyubey among the top20? SF333 doesn't post that much and Kyubey hasn't been active for quite some time. Was he really such a spammer back then for him to still make it into top20?

Also, how many of Licho's posts are wiki pages and other "infra stuff"?
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No need to panic, you are the top poster spammer Skasi but GBrankTheEloIsALie is the top voter.

The forum is broken so badly that I can't post any rankings here anymore, look here if you wanna see these stats.

Images should work:

All time:


6 months:

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