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Staircase of Wasted Time (See how much time you waste here!)

Post by gh » May 29th, 2010, 10:30 am

So first there was the Wheel of Wasted Time (WoWT) thing: http://scioly.org/obbarchive/read.php?TID=8767
Then there was the Stairway to Infinite Wasted Time (StIWT): http://scioly.org/obbarchive/read.php?TID=10962
Somewhat later came the (Bumpy) Staircase of Wasted Space and Bandwidth ((B)SoWSaB): http://scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1002

And now there's a new way to see how much time you spend on SciOly.org.
The Staircase of Wasted Time
^You should click on that link and look at the chart.

Here's how it works. A tool looks at the forum and checks who is online and who is doing what. The tool separates the time spent into different categories:
  • Useful: doing useful things, like browsing and contributing to Building Events.
  • Wasted: wasting the site's bandwidth by posting junk in Posting Games, for example. Also includes when you're wasted. Tsk tsk, kids.
  • Useless: anything else you spend time on that doesn't help anyone, like viewing the The Staircase of Wasted Time
This data is tabulated and served up to you in chart form. This was previously a time-consuming process and DS would be too lazy to do it. Then you lolnoobs would annoy him and get yourselves banned. Serves you right.

The tool is not very smart, but please don't hurt his feelings. If you don't want to be on the list, just make yourself invisible in the UCP. If you're already on the list and wish not to be, PM me and you can be excluded from the collected data.

Here's how to use it, since a lot of people seem to have trouble with such a simple task as viewing a chart:
  • Sort by different measures of time spent. Click on the "Sort by" links:
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  • See what percent of time you spend is Useful, Useless, or Wasted. Hover over the appropriate bar:
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  • Hide "Time spent" categories. Click on the category you want to toggle visibility for, in the legend below:
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    Note that this will alter your displayed percentages. StiWT can not change your past behavior and so the time you've wasted will remain wasted.
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Re: Staircase of Wasted Time (See how much time you waste he

Post by blue cobra » May 29th, 2010, 12:12 pm

I'm proud to have made the list this time :D
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Re: Staircase of Wasted Time (See how much time you waste he

Post by smartkid222 » May 29th, 2010, 1:19 pm

gh wrote: This data is tabulated and served up to you in chart form. This was previously a time-consuming process and DS would be too lazy to do it. Then you lolnoobs would annoy him and get yourselves banned. Serves you right....

Here's how to use it, since a lot of people seem to have trouble with such a simple task as viewing a chart...

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LMAO. nice.
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Post by eta150 » May 29th, 2010, 6:01 pm

ON THE LIST!!!
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Post by frogzorz » May 29th, 2010, 8:55 pm

um wow how did i make the list
wtf
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Re: Staircase of Wasted Time (See how much time you waste he

Post by tclme elmo » May 30th, 2010, 9:37 am

What does being idle go under as? Like, time when the page is just left up, and you're not even at the computer? Or when you're just on the index page not doing anything?
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Post by frogzorz » May 30th, 2010, 10:40 am

meh. al least i'm ranked on the list of useful time
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Post by Dark Sabre » May 30th, 2010, 10:46 am

tclme elmo wrote:What does being idle go under as? Like, time when the page is just left up, and you're not even at the computer? Or when you're just on the index page not doing anything?
The tool works off of the Online Member list, which stops displaying your name/pagelocation if you have not clicked anything in 5 minutes.

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Re: Staircase of Wasted Time (See how much time you waste he

Post by E Edgar » May 30th, 2010, 11:07 am

Wow! I didn't make the list despite the fact that I spend days at a time on this site.
I feel slightly better about myself and a lot worse about everyone else.
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Re: Staircase of Wasted Time (See how much time you waste he

Post by lllazar » May 30th, 2010, 11:10 am

Lol...surprisingly i made the list. Then again...
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