What I learned:
This IP has posted under a bunch of names:
Name: Ericb Posts: 1
Name: Norville Posts: 2
Name: Jimbob Posts: 2
The guy who's being political a couple threads down probably isn't Mr. X:
Name: Mr. X Posts: 1
Name: ethan Posts: 2
Norville's been Benny before (or Benny's been Norville...hmmm)
Name: Norville Posts: 12
Name: Benny Posts: 1
Sam's been ethan at least 3 times, Ster's been ethan once.
B.D.'s post make up 1/6 of the 600 posts. For comparison, Joe posted 58 times, Trung's posted 52 times, Matt 39, Tabs 35, Pugeye 30, Ken 28, me 10 times, and John Mc only 5.
Is this creepy? It's all public information so it's nothing illegal of course. I just thought it'd be interesting to take a look at a little metadata for the board and maybe see who's trolling. Of course, IPs change somewhat frequently so this isn't a great tool for tracking who's the real who, but it's somewhat useful.
I'm not gonna release the metadata or program for now because it's not really safe or polished but if you want me to check the data for something, I'd be happy to give it a try. Sometime soon I may have it analyze even more than 600 posts cause I think that'd be interesting.