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Sean Posted - 31/01/2010 : 03:30:30
I made this thread for those who want to take a public guess as to the number of their own reviews that will make it into the book. There will be roughly 2000 reviews in the book and there are 305,000 reviews on the site. So approximately 1 in 150 will make it.

Given what we know about the choice of movies used for the book (an emphasis on well-known and/or recent movies, with a few more from pre-1924), I just had an objective look through my first page and saw a few that might make the cut, even though most of mine are for movies that aren't likely to be used (Avenging Disco Vampires, Nude Law Enforcement etc).

Anyway, my guess is six of my reviews are gonna make it, pretty close to my pro-rata figure (7).

Who's next?
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dem20nic Posted - 04/10/2010 : 16:11:26
I've gotten to this pretty late as I've been working away from home till the beginning of this month (hence my much regretted absence from the confourance) and rather than have Benj send me my copy I decided it would be a better treat to wait till I got home, meet the man himself for a beer and then scurry home and read it cover to cover. Which I did! And apparently I'm Benj's favourite reviewer (forsaking all others) - who knew?

Firstly - what a gorgeous book - so beautifully done, and packed with brilliant content. The selection process must have been extremely difficult, but it really is a hoot from first to last - huge respect to Benj and Mike. I did count my reviews (I had to check several of them as I wasn't entirely sure what was mine in some cases) and I'm incredibly proud to have gotten 49. I mean 50 would have been better obviously... but seriously, 49 is awesome.

Having had a look at the contributors list this afternoon (thank you O mystery statistician) I was also delighted to see Whipper properly represented too, especially now he's no longer a fourumite and isn't around to pimp his excellent work.

The stat is a good idea - I'll add it shortly. I'm also going to make myself an accolade of my contribution, which is a tad hubristic I admit, but another good way to celebrate your own publishing glory.

I'm sure everyone thought the same thing after finishing the book and popping on display under glass on the spotlit pedestal - when are we getting FWR2?
thefoxboy Posted - 25/08/2010 : 00:29:04
Originally posted by Pope George Ringo

"How Many Reviews I Have in the Book" would make a nice addition to the Stats page.

You could add your own stat.

Click on 'add' which will take you to the Fourmula generator
Name: Number of Pope George Ringo's reviews in the FWFR Book (or something liike that)
Classification: Miscellaneous
Fourmula: (just put the number of reviews you have)

Anyone that wants that stat will have to make their own, as the total is not automatically generated.

I just added mine to my page if you wanna look

ChocolateLady Posted - 24/08/2010 : 10:53:38
Originally posted by Pope George Ringo

"How Many Reviews I Have in the Book" would make a nice addition to the Stats page.

Actually, this is a really good idea.

If the reviews that are in the book could get some kind of notation to them here on the site, then by using that notation, I'm sure a stat could be worked out.

This would probably also help Benj and Yukon when they go on to do the next edition. They could use that notation to make sure that reviews in the first edition don't also get into the next ones.

Think about it, Benj!
Beanmimo Posted - 23/08/2010 : 17:56:47

More than happy to see the book has 14 of my reviews.... and my emotional age too!!
BiggerBoat Posted - 23/08/2010 : 16:47:00
Good to see Whipper with so many in there.

The most underated reviewer on the site. Fact.

Only two of his reviews in the top 500? It's a travesty.

Show this genius some love.

RockGolf Posted - 23/08/2010 : 15:15:04
Wow. I didn't want to put down a predicition, because I would have been really disappointed to have less than 20 reviews in the book. I never dreamed I'd have 75. One shy of noncentz? That's insane!<br>
My copy never arrived, so I bought one at Chapter's the first day it was available. They actually had to go to the backroom to fish it out, but I noticed the clerk was leafing through it when she was bringing it out.
With a smile.
Sean Posted - 23/08/2010 : 01:00:29
Originally posted by Seán

I see modesty is preventing people from overshooting. Another prediction: users will have more reviews in the book than their guesses.

OK, I've gone through the stats and re-read this thread and it looks like my prediction above was the only prediction here that was even remotely close to accurate. Everyone who guessed their review count in this thread has ended up with FAR more reviews in the book than their guesses.

Also, it looks like there was a general bias in the book towards the reviews of those who write cleverer reviews (a good thing of course), but even those whose output is more pedestrian got a few of their better ones published.

So while the book is a good stand-alone representation of fwfr for those who've never heard of the site, it contains a bias towards cleverness and also a bias towards fourum regulars. It's all good. Nice work Benj and Yukon.
Chris C Posted - 22/08/2010 : 12:20:26
Originally posted by Top F.W.F.R.ers by Average Votes

No need to thank me, I don't exist.

er, no thanks, I think.
Yukon Posted - 21/08/2010 : 18:44:48
Originally posted by Top F.W.F.R.ers by Average Votes

No need to thank me, I don't exist.

Thank you, Deep Throat.
Pope George Ringo Posted - 21/08/2010 : 16:58:16
"How Many Reviews I Have in the Book" would make a nice addition to the Stats page.

thefoxboy Posted - 19/08/2010 : 01:00:00
woohoo, nice to wake up to 10+ extra reviews in the book that I wasn't aware of.

Seeing that I have a copy of the book that was damaged in the mail, I started writing notes in it, looks like I can stop now, someone has done all the work.
Sean Posted - 19/08/2010 : 00:05:52
Looks like someone found an extra one (I got 17 when I counted mine). Guess I'll have to go find it now.

benj clews Posted - 18/08/2010 : 23:41:24
I should stress these stats don't really mean much. The included reviews were included because they were against films with at least 3 other great reviews. There are many, many reviews myself and Mike were desperate to get in but couldn't for this reason. In this way, I guess the only thing these stats really show is those of us who review the easier targets (and yes- I count myself amongst this rank .).
turrell Posted - 18/08/2010 : 21:42:28
Originally posted by randall

Where are Salopian's reviews? There are some good ones in there! Why didn't they get in the book? I'm so dismayed!

If you read the beginning of this thread you will see that Salopian declined for personal reasons to have his reviews included despite having several worthy of inclusion.
randall Posted - 18/08/2010 : 21:27:20
Where are Salopian's reviews? There are some good ones in there! Why didn't they get in the book? I'm so dismayed!

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