Thank you very much @Petri!
Some while back, @Coppersky opined:
To which I very tactfully replied:
Ah well. On the plus side, it turns out force lightning really IS as cool as it looks.
If you’d like to become a moderator, giving out likes seems to be the way to go
Your unconditioned probability of becoming a moderator is 0.12% (6 in 50,266). According to the data from Life: The Odds, that means the probability of becoming a moderator on the E&P forum is about 10 times higher than the probability of dating a supermodel. I’m not saying this is a consolation prize in that sweepstakes…but Elle MacPherson still isn’t returning my calls.
So the odds aren’t great. Among people who have given at least 5,500 likes though, the probability spikes up to 50% (5 in 10). And it’s a whopping 75% now (3 in 4) among people who have given at least 9,400 likes (or, as @Gryphonknight likes to say, use your likes).
That’s a lot of likes
In case you’re wondering where all those likes are going, here are some select exerpts from the probability table for “getting your post liked by Garanwyn:"
@Hrairoo: 309/605 (51.1%) It’s about the same chances as getting Master Lepus in 120 pulls on Springvale (also, just slightly better than a coin toss). This one appears to be positively correlated with making really funny poll posts.
@Zephyr1: 804/4395 (18.3%) It’s about the same chances as as getting Lianna in 5 months from TC20. Making really great posts about upcoming events, seasonals, tournaments and trials seems like a strong correlation here, as does providing solutions to bug reports.
@General_Confusion: 289/1772 (16.3%) Which is almost exactly the chance of getting 8 tiles of your strong color on a starting board. The key correlation here is making pithy statements about a wide variety of subjects.
@Gryphonknight: 247/1765 (14%) It’s about the same chances as getting Tyrum from the Dark summoning portal, in order to make sure you’ve got the best 3* tank for Raid Tournaments.
In case you're wondering what the key factors are...
This one is highly correlated with the use of the detail tag in Discourse, along with making really cool and informative posts about almost every subject imaginable. Clicky, Clicky
Didn’t The Immortal Bard say that “brevity is the soul of wit?” This is getting kind of long…
Well yeah, but that’s pretty rich coming from a guy whose back-catalog runs to 835,997 words across 37 plays. Also, Polonious is an idiot.
Thank you all for the warm welcome, and thank you to everybody for making this an amazing community that I’m proud to be a part of. We have enough fascinating discussions, debates, laughter and camaraderie for any three normal forums. You all are the best!
And a big congratulations to @Mariamne and @Pois1, whose contributions to our community would be impossible to overstate.