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Hello Snooth! Richie

Posted by richieboy5335, Mar 15, 2014.

New to the wine world, but I do know I like a red wine and sharp cheese.

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Reply by EMark, Mar 15, 2014.

Welcome, Richie.  What kinds of wines have your enjoyed with what kinds of cheeses?

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Mar 19, 2014.

Welcome Richie,

 

We also love us some great wine and cheese combinations. Try some aged whites, especially those with a bit of sugar like Germans and Vouvrays with sharp cheeses. Another magical combination!

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Reply by Twisted O, Mar 14.

Hi there and welcome!

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Reply by rckr1951, Jun 6.

Welcome to club RichieBoy5335! Aged or smoked Goudas are good - just taste, taste and taste some more. Doing that and soon you'll be your best teacher. Let us know what you are drinking and snacking on.

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Reply by MJET, Jun 6.

Welcome RB5335! We also like cheese. Our preference is Manchego and Smoke Gouda. Tell us a little about your favorite go to wines?

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Reply by rckr1951, Jun 6.

 "Manchego and Smoke Gouda"  

Manchego sounds excellent, but smoking gouda sounds a little 60's to me.  Maybe with a Lava lamp and a black light.

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Reply by MJET, Jun 6.

Good one RCKR! Actually l'll eat any type of Gouda. 

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Reply by rckr1951, Jun 6.

Me too.

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Reply by dmcker, Jun 7.

Aged gouda is better, really quite excellent. Though I've smoked plenty of cheeses (including gouda and camembert and brie and others) at home just as I've smoked fish and meat.

 

Oh, and it'll be interesting to see if the OP shows up after a two-year hiatus...

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Reply by JonDerry, Jun 7.

There may be several hundred of these old one off intro threads that could be dug up.

I would bet that a single post is the median average for all Snooth message board posters ever.

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Reply by dmcker, Jun 7.

Think you're talking the mode (most commonly appearing value), JD. The median would be the very middle value (who and whatever that is) in a listing of all posters' contributions, between 1 and my 7379 posts. The mean would entail adding everyone's no. of posts together than dividing by no. of posters. Sorry to seem pedantic, but I had a teacher or two in the past who were nazis on the subject.

Anyway, cut out the top 25 (or 50 considering a number of past-days posters) forum members in terms of activity and the curve would flatten fast. 50 would be a veeeery small subset of all the people who have registered at Snooth over the years.

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Reply by JonDerry, Jun 7.

Good thread drift here. I'd be disappointed if I were too wrong in this, but here goes an example of what could be considered the median.

Say there have only been 7 posters to ever post on Snooth, with their quantity of posts written down.

1-1-1-2-3-75-100

Lining up all of their respective quantities of posts from lowest to highest, a quantity of 2 lies in the middle and would pass for the median, as there is an equal chance of someone posting more or less than that amount. 

The mean, which is a much better way to get an average typically would of course be the total posts divided by the number of posters, 181/7 or 25.83

The mode would definitely be 1 I'd think. Just not sure what I said above about the median being 1 could also be assigned the lowest possible score/value, etc.

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Reply by dmcker, Jun 7.

If Mark were still active here he (or someone working for him) could probably code a quick filter that gives and analyzes the number of Forum responses per poster over the years since Snooth started. Unless they have those type of analytics coded in already which is not all that unlikely based on how the team was put together and what their aims were early in Snooth's history. Metrics can be a big factor in a site's profitability.

Obviously more people have registered than have responded in the forums. And plenty have likely responded to the articles that don't also surface here on these boards. So if we look at all of the people who have posted in the Forum, there are those who have done so only once, those who have done so up to the digits on hands and feet, then the more regular members. All considered I'll still stand by my guess that the median number of posts by a single individual will be higher than one. Only Snooth admins can help us out, though, and no holding breath on that one.

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Reply by rckr1951, Jun 7.

Gees - I'm sorry - I did for a reason and didn't expect this to cause such a furor.   At several sites that I've visited I've found that most of them hang on to people that don't contribute for months and months.  I've always wondered why and have asked at more than one.

It's a burden on the system with unnecessary data still running through the system.  So it's not just the thread - it's the fact they've held on to all this data that is useless simply because the person no longer exists on the site.

I am still exploring here - and  I am finding that it's run pretty well with some traits that are common to all, but has better avenues for discussion.  So give me a break here,  I'd rather you tell me not to rehash "dead threads"  because it useless, but it did create a discussion that I got to learn from, and a little chuckle also.

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Reply by dvogler, Jun 7.

Rocker,

You needn't apologize for anything.  Some of the best conversations and long-running threads were a result of this very thing.  We used to get a daily post from a new person and probably one per week that was mainly looking to sell some weird wine gadget.  Most would never post after the first one.  About one in twenty would reply once or twice more.  The only one in recent memory to really get involved was Redagic, but sadly, she seems to have lost the drive also. 

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Reply by JonDerry, Jun 7.

No worry Richard, reviving dead threads or "dumpster diving" is an art around here and sometimes or somehow, regulars like to critique whether the dumpster dive was a good one or not, just part of the fun here at the Snooth board. We're glad to have you on.

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Jun 7.

Richard?  Umm, Paul, you mean.

And speaking of mean, it's actually possible that the median number of posts (as well as the mode) is in fact one because more than half of all members seem to be one-off.  Not that it matters.

Maybe we can start a contest for reviving the best post.  (Not leg cramps or headaches, be more creative.)

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Reply by rckr1951, Jun 7.

As long as don't call me Sue I answer to just about anything - I was, admittedly, confused (That's not real hard to either) by the content of the reply though.  

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Reply by Lucha Vino, Jun 8.

Putting all the statistical analysis aside... I like Manchego!

If we're going with Spanish cheese then we need Spanish wine.  Either Albarino or Tampranillo from Rioja.

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Reply by JonDerry, Jun 8.

Ok Paul I know your name now!

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