With improvements continuing to be seen in our spam numbers, there was an inevitable impact on our total user sign ins number. For the first time last week, the number of people signing in to access their UKMIX accounts fell below the 800 mark, as 786
people signed into their UKMIX accounts! As already stated, improved spam measures are driving this - last week, UKMIX had 42 new user registrations, down from 155 the week prior - spammers are still managing to get through, but in much smaller numbers!
The number of people posting last week increased slightly by 1.5% as 410 people made at least 1 post
! What this does mean is that for the first time since we started tracking these numbers nearly 2 months ago, our impact rating tops the 50% mark
- that means that 1 in every 2 people that sign into UKMIX are making a post, a great figure! The impact rating this week is a tremendous 52.1%
- up 2.6%
And in the name of breaking a few records, I'm pleased to say that we smashed another record! Previous to this week, the highest weekly post count came in Week 1 (7,920 posts across 10 days); I can confirm that we've beaten that number this week! 410 posters last week made a combined 7,981 posts
across 7 days - an increase of 10.8% on the previous week and an increase of 0.7% on the "all-time" figure!Talking Points
Building on his success last week, MusicRecords
is once again the #1 poster of the week increasing his post count by 8.3% to a new personal best of 377 posts (which is also the 2nd highest weekly tally yet). This brings his 7 week cumulative tally to 1,642 posts - he is one of 6 posters to have topped the 1k mark thus far (with the third highest tally of those 6).
Moving back up to #2 - his peak position thus far - and for the 3rd time, UKMIX chart analysis legend borderwolf
manages to increase his post count by 2.0% to 299 posts. Not only is this his personal best weekly post count, it's also the 10th highest of any poster yet! His 299 posts this week takes his 7 week cumulative tally to 1,834 - the 2nd highest tally of any poster. With Nippian93 leaving the top 3 this week, borderwolf becomes the only poster to have remained top 3 since the chart began and one of only 2 posters to have remained top 10! His dedication to chart analysis is unrivaled and I dread to think where our chart analysis forums would be without him - such is his dedication that he is responsible for 17.9% of the entire chart analysis output last week! And of his 299 posts, just 1 was made outside of those forums. Where, you ask? In this very topic! In another milestone for borderwolf, he also climbs into the top 20 "all-time" list this week, nudging out Timmy94!
At #3, and rejoining the top 3 for the first time since week 1 (when he peaked at #2), BlueScorpion
increases post count by a massive 39.7%! He has the 4th hghest 7 week cumulative posting tally yet with 1,168 posts and he breaks into the top 350 all-time ranks - climbing a massive 14 places week-on-week! Looking back at his CR, he has spent only 1 week outside of the top 10 - week 2, in which he fell to #13.
At #4, we have this week's highest ranked moderator - and UKMIX's 2nd all-time highest poster - Benjamin
! This is his first time impacting the top 5 - he increases his post count week-on-week by a stupendous 67.1% to 219 posts. That figure is slightly more than the preceding 2 weeks combined, or to put it another way - it's higher than the combined total posts he made in weeks 1-4! What this also represents is him closing the gap between himself and Thriller in the all-time ranks to a measly 12,902 posts! At the current rate both Benjamin and Thriller are posting, we can expect to see a new #1 in the all-time ranks...if you're prepared to wait until 30th March 2020 (which ironically will be Celine Dion's 52nd birthday). Benjamin's 7 week cumulative tally stands at 625 posts - the 12th highest tally.
And closing the top 5, we have Shaka
who increases his post count by an eye-watering 151.2%! Shaka is one of the 6 posters to have topped 1k (with a 7 week cumulative tally of 1,024 posts) - the others being Nippian93 (2,263 posts), borderwolf (1,834 posts), MusicRecords (1,642 posts), BlueScorpion (1,168 posts) & Wayne (1,101 posts).
Have you noticed yet, we're missing a key name from that top 5? Well, in an incredible turn of events, the man who ranked #1 for 5 out of the 7 weeks thus far, tumbles to #14 this week! With 115 posts made - a decline of 195.6% week-on-week - Nippian93 exits the top 10 for the first time! His 7 week cumulative tally does however stand at 2,263 posts - the highest of any poster.
And onto the moderation team, your top ranked moderators (as far as the top 100 goes): Benjamin
(#4 - 219 posts), Wayne
(#7 - 155 posts), Thriller
(#15 - 108 posts), stevyy
(#33 - 62 posts), matthew_dixon
(#65 - 31 posts), biscuits
(#70 - 29 posts), JimJim
(#76 - 26 posts), FreakyFlyBry
(#77 - 25 posts) & tdc2000
(#96 - 20 posts).
And onto some random tidbits:
This Week's Milestones
- The number of posters making 200 posts this week stood at 5 - this equals the record achieved in week 1.
- The number of posters making 100 posts this week stood at 19 - this shatters the record achieved in week 1 (in which 15 posters made at least 100 posts).
- To enter into this week's chart, you needed to have made at least 90 posts - that also shatters the record achieved in week 1 (in which 74 posts would've gotten you into the chart). To further emphasise this, out of the 6 previous charts, in 5 you would've ranked top with 90 posts.
Goldmoney - 15,000
heppolo - 13,000
TIfan - 10,000
RayRay - 6,000
JakeP - 3,000
TwistedFantasy - 3,000
A special shoutout to TIfan who, thanks to her interview with MusicRecords, tops the 10k mark. She increased her post count by 114.8% week-on-week and she becomes the 158th poster to top the magical 10k mark, gaining legendary status here at UKMIX! If you want to know your ranking, just holler!