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Everything Dink 01: 95% Statistics

May 3rd 2009, 04:54 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
We all know the Dink Community isn't going as strong as it used to be. Redink1 left the throne, and staff went on to do other, less important things (like eek! working).

However, there is light at the end of the tunnel! New staff members emerged, and hey! One of them is starting a new website article (me, baby). The name of this article isn't final yet, but the idea is that once a month or so, I present random tidbits from the website's past, present and future. It's totally random, but it's all Dink-related. If you know a (better) name for this article, please tell me so in the comments.

Now, check out the comments for the first entry of this article!

For all the statistics nerds out there, I know I am one.

1) The earliest D-Mod currently on this site is from july 9th, 1998 (latest update date), named Dinkopolis...

2) ...But the actual earliest D-Mod was from Seth himself, called The Search For Milli Vanilli.

3) The most recent D-Mod is Bug Mania, which was updated today.

4) In 10 years and 10 months (from july 1998 to may 2009), ~290 D-Mods have been released (some have been removed from the site).

5) This averages out at 26,85 D-Mods per year, and 2,24 D-Mods per month.

6) The peak of D-Mod releases was between january 2nd 2006 and december 31st 2007. 92 D-Mods have been released and updated in this period (54 in 2006 and 38 in 2007).

7) The average amount of D-Mods per month for this period was 3,83.

8) The D-Mod drought hit us at end of may 2008. To say it hasn't improved ever since is an understatement.

9) The average amount of D-Mods since "the drought" is a mere 0,55 D-Mods per month.

10) The positive side is: this average can only improve (right??).

11) The biggest "activity drought" (unique website visitors + releases + reviews + forumposts) was between july and november 2008.

12) Site activity went up again at the end of january 2009, and is still rising somewhat.

13) My prediction is that site activity should increase between end of june 2009 and february 2010.

But yeah, statistics are pretty useless most the time. The average human has one breast and one testicle, but chances are slim you'll ever meet one.
May 3rd 2009, 06:39 PM
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If you can guess what Chris studies, I'll send you a cookie. Hint: he's not an accountant.
May 3rd 2009, 06:45 PM
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Chris just informed me that I'm not allowed to diminish all of his hard work with random posts... Poor Chris.
So please tell Chris how much you appreciate all his nerdy stats, mmkay?

Nah but seriously, stats will improve, because Dink Smallwood still kicks ass! Good post, Chris
May 3rd 2009, 10:44 PM
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ExDeathevn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
The positive link fails, 404 error for me.

As for the stats, rather interesting lol.

Finally, to Joycielaanie, there is a Modify button that you can use instead of double-posting.
May 4th 2009, 01:30 AM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
Good luck with the website artice Christiaan! Also interesting stats.
May 4th 2009, 04:10 AM
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Interesting stuff, that must have taken you a while to put together!

But isn't the first D-Mod Mystery Island? I thought Milli Vanilli came out after that.
May 4th 2009, 04:16 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Sparrowhawk, I think (not sure though), that there were plenty of D-Mods before Mystery Island. From what I've understood, it was created somwhere near 2000. But as I said before, I am not sure.
May 4th 2009, 04:24 AM
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Oh, I presumed it came packaged with the main game as it does now.
May 4th 2009, 08:59 AM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
404 error should be fixed now. The image worked for me, but now I replaced it with an other lame image. Yay.
May 4th 2009, 02:33 PM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
I know Mystery Island was packaged with the last CD version, v1.05... but then, so was a broken version of Sword of Paranor. So, it's quite likely that Milli Vanilli was first.
May 7th 2009, 12:36 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
I remember being super excited for Mystery Island, so it definitely wasn't packed with the game originally.

A new statistic for you guys: there were 9 new D-Mods being released in the entire year of 2008. Let's at least try to beat that number for 2009. Current new D-Mods released this year: zero...
May 7th 2009, 01:18 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
pretty pathetic compared to 2002. There were probably dozens of D-Mods released back then.
May 7th 2009, 04:45 PM
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rinkydink
Ghost
 
i have a very large dmod i have been working on for a few years. i think maybe it is too large.

May 7th 2009, 05:32 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
Too large in what way? Too large for our servers to handle?
May 7th 2009, 05:35 PM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
Don't count on me. I already met my file quota for this year...

I hope Paninga gets out next year, though statistically the chance is small...
May 7th 2009, 06:32 PM
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rinkydink
Ghost
 
my dmod: working title 'mAlice', may end up being a few hundred megs. i have been creating tons of graphics. haven't started the programming for it yet. the map is maxed out, so if i get ambitious i will it going again.
May 8th 2009, 08:36 AM
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Beuc
Peasant Male France
 
I think the first non-RTsoft D-Mod was "The Scar of David" by Mike Snyder.

Check other bits of early Dink history here
http://www.prowler-pro.com/dmods/news0001.html
http://www.prowler-pro.com/dmods/smallweb.html
May 8th 2009, 09:00 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Beuc, the last link puts you back to TDN "NEWS" -page.
May 8th 2009, 10:41 AM
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wesley
Peasant Male United States
 
I'm determined to get FB2.5 out this year...
May 8th 2009, 01:27 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Bravo, Wesley!
May 9th 2009, 11:56 AM
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Beuc
Peasant Male France
 
Fixed, thanks.
May 11th 2009, 03:46 AM
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Chrispy
Ghost
 
That cookie is AWESOME.

May 15th 2009, 01:54 PM
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rinkydink
Ghost
 
looks like i didn't make the upcoming d-mod list, which is "updated daily".
May 15th 2009, 04:09 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
If you'd make an account and officially announce the D-Mod, I'll put your D-Mod on it right away.
May 15th 2009, 06:40 PM
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rinkydink
Ghost
 
i have had an account for some time -- i did e-mail you some screen shots. actually i have 3 d-mods i have been working on.

lets forget it now, ok!

May 15th 2009, 08:18 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
I'd be happy to add your D-Mod to the list, make a topic about it and I'll add it. And I didn't receive any screenshots, could you send them again? (c.janssen86 at gmail.com)