OTT: Post Rate by Time of Day

Individual Users - 114 Days

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On all graphs: The horizontal black line at 1.0 represents a uniform average post rate; the vertical axis represents variation from that average. The heavy gray line represents the post pattern for all users over all of Time, for comparison to the user's personal post pattern. All times given on this page are Randall Daylight Time or RDT (equivalent to Eastern Daylight Time) unless otherwise specified.

By this graph, akacat has an admirable ability to actually leave the One True Thread for extended periods. akacat shows no posts at all between 11pm and 6am. From this I'd guess that akacat is in an American time zone, and actually sleeps at night.

AluisioASG's peak posting time is between 10pm and 1am, and his slack time is from 3am to 10am. His weekday and weekend posting rates are unusually similar.

Someone once suggested that BlitzGirl only sleeps three hours at a time; her graph certainly doesn't contradict that. She has two distinct peak periods, 3-4am and 4-6pm (midnight to 1am and 1-3pm her time), with only limited down time between. Except for mscha, she has the lowest variation from her average post rate; even at her slack period of 9-11am (6-8am her time) her post rate is significant. However, her weekend posting is significantly slower than her weekday rate.

From 4am to 12 noon, ChronosDragon scarcely posts at all—another OTTer who actually gets some sleep? He posts somewhat more frequently on weekends, and his weekend and weekday posting patterns are significantly different.

ergman's pattern climbs erratically but irresistibly from a low from 4-6am to a peak period from 8pm to 1am. The two valleys at 9-10pm and 11pm to midnight are curious, speaking of some regularly-scheduled interruption; is there a dog that must be walked?

Eternal Density has mentioned being in Australia—eastern Australia, if I remember correctly, which puts him perhaps 15 hours ahead of Randall Daylight Time. This surely explains why his slowest posting time is from 9am to 5pm RDT; would that be midnight to 8am his time? On weekends he gets some posts in the morning, but his afternoons (midnight to 3am RDT) are clearly spent far from the OTT. Altogether, his pattern is as nearly opposite the overall average as anyone I've graphed.

ggh is far more active on the weekend, with peaks at 1-2am and 7-8am. This pattern makes me wonder if ggh isn't also somewhere outside North America.

Weekday posting for HES follows a fairly regular rising and falling pattern throughout the day, but weekends are much more erratic, making HES's overall pattern moderately irregular. But HES's overall posting rate is still more uniform than most, with a peak only a little over twice average.

I'm on Central Time, one hour behind RDT, so you can see that I sometimes stay up far too late, especially on weekends. No wonder I'm tired. Still (somewhat to my surprise), there are a couple of hours in the day where I've never posted at all. From the 7-8am peak on weekdays, you can tell that I sleep later on weekends. And there's a weekend peak from 1-3pm (noon to 2pm my time); that's when I abandon yard work and come in out of the noonday sun.

For k.bookbinder, weekend OTT binges are clearly not an option. For only three hours of the day does k.bookbinder's weekend post rate exceed average.

kenmelken's weekend posts are even more rare—in fact are nearly nonexistent. Only during his peak posting time of 3-5am does his weekend rate even come close to his average rate. And where does he live, that 3-5am is the best time for him to post?

The graph for Marsh'n is not very smooth, but with only 19 days of data so far Marsh'n averages only 2 posts per hour of the day. So the 1-2pm peak is very exaggerated, more than 4 times average.

I am not able to separate mscha's posts from newpixbot's, so I actually expected mscha's graph to be even flatter than this. But indeed mscha's overall posting rate is the most regular of anyone's, never exceeding about 1.6 times average. His curve is flatter even than BlitzGirl's, although he clearly turns matters over to newpixbot from midnight to 5am (which I believe is 5-10am his time in the Netherlands).

With an average of 1 post per hour of the day, all we can tell from this graph is that SkUrRiEr is most likely to post during Randall's early morning hours.

StormAngel is also in Australia. With 69 posts, this graph is less well-defined than Eternal Density's, but it nonetheless shows a similar pattern of time shift.

Yappobiscuits is in England, four hours ahead of RDT (or is it three?) Yappo's peak time is from 5-9pm RDT (9pm to 1am his time?) while his slack time is from 5am to 1pm (9am to 5pm his time?) reinforcing Andy M. Stewart's assertion that musicians have "no concept of how to function during daylight hours."

I don't remember any specific indication of where ZoomanSP is, but his slack time of 10pm to 4am RDT leads me to think that he's a few hours east of Randall, perhaps another European user. Beyond that, all I'd remark is that his weekend pattern is all over the place.