Comment author: MichaelPlant 22 August 2018 10:37:13PM *  2 points [-]

This may be the best moment of my life :) (no. 2 was leading the time I was top of the EA forum karma list...)

Out of interest, could you out how many reactions these got? I'd be curious to see what the distribution of reactions is.

Comment author: joel 23 August 2018 04:58:55AM *  0 points [-]

Haha happy to have contributed to your best moment. I guess you can (re)name your first born after me or something :P

Sadly I don't have a break out of how many of each reaction per post (if that's what you mean). Only the total combined number of "likes", "loves", etc. per post. Although you can see that combined number in the spreadsheet I'll add to this post (once I fix it...see my reply to RandomEA).

EDIT: Added the link to the updated google sheet in the post.

Comment author: RandomEA 22 August 2018 05:00:12PM 0 points [-]

Thank you so much for doing this! Is the total number of reactions just the number of likes and comments or does it also include shares? And if you happen to have more than the top 50 (as you hinted at here), would you be willing to post just the links in a Google doc?

Comment author: joel 23 August 2018 04:16:42AM *  0 points [-]

Ah I guess reactions is a bit ambiguous. By “reactions” I meant what Facebook calls “reactions”. This includes likes as well as the other options such as “love”, “haha”, “angry”, etc.

Claire’s previous list was based on “likes” but that was back before the other “reactions” existed so this seemed like the best analogue. I didn’t take into account comments/shares for this list. (Though as stated above, hoping to put together a separate list ranked by comments.) I’ve edited the post for clarity.

Great idea about sharing a larger list of links. Here’s a Google Sheet of all the posts with 50+ “reactions”. The post text/link titles will be a bit messy past the first 50. Enjoy!

EDIT: Ugh. I made a sorting error at some point while making that spreadsheet and some of the links are mismatched. I've unshared it for now and will add to the post once fixed. Stand by :)

EDIT 2: Updated the link above with the corrected sheet and also added to the body of the post. Should be all good now but feel free to leave a comment on it if you come across any link issues.

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Comment author: joel 14 August 2018 04:24:34AM 1 point [-]

UPDATE: After scraping the initial post data, there are 200+ posts with 50 or more likes. (Obviously the group has gotten quite a bit more active over the past couple years!)

Not sure if there's a maximum length for a forum post, but regardless, this strikes me as probably too many "top posts" to feature. Would it be better to limit it to the top 50 posts? Top 100? Welcome any input on this.

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Comment author: joel 22 August 2018 04:43:14AM 0 points [-]
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EA Facebook Group Greatest Hits: Top 50 Posts by Total Reactions

In the latest Open Thread,  RandomEA requested that someone compile the top posts from the EA Facebook group. I gather Facebook doesn't provide group admins a way to do this, so I decided to attempt it as an opportunity to try my hand at web scraping. Below are the top... Read More
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Comment author: joel 13 August 2018 10:00:36PM 4 points [-]

As a learning exercise, I've been working on a web scraper to compile this info from the FB group.

Doing this in spare time, so it will likely be another week or two before I have a post put together, but posting here in the meantime as an FYI and to potentially gain 5 karma so I can post once it's ready :)

In response to comment by joel on Open Thread #40
Comment author: joel 14 August 2018 04:24:34AM 1 point [-]

UPDATE: After scraping the initial post data, there are 200+ posts with 50 or more likes. (Obviously the group has gotten quite a bit more active over the past couple years!)

Not sure if there's a maximum length for a forum post, but regardless, this strikes me as probably too many "top posts" to feature. Would it be better to limit it to the top 50 posts? Top 100? Welcome any input on this.

In response to Open Thread #40
Comment author: RandomEA 09 July 2018 12:34:23AM *  8 points [-]

Requesting Help for a Compilation of Top EA Facebook Posts

In December 2015, Claire Zabel posted links to all posts in the EA Facebook group with 50 or more likes or comments. I think it's time for a similar post. From what I understand, the most liked and most commented on posts can be found using the "My groups dashboard" feature on Facebook. Unfortunately, I do not have a Facebook account. I am posting in this thread to request that someone with a Facebook account post the most liked and most commented on posts as a reply to this comment. I can then go through each of them and extract the key information about each (see below) so people can see if there are any they want to read without clicking every single one. I would then post this information as its own forum post. Alternatively, you can do the extracting yourself and post it as a forum post yourself.

Format

  • Author: Initials are used to prevent future employers from easily associating the post with the author (unless the person is a prominent EA who is likely to remain in EA, in which case the full name is used).
  • Year: This can give people context as various ideas have become more or less accepted over time.
  • Text: If the full text is too long, an excerpt is chosen that encapsulates the post.
  • URL: This allows people to read the post for themselves.
  • Link Title: This helps people decide whether to click on the link.
  • Link Author: This is included when the identity of the author is relevant (generally only when the author is an EA).
  • Link URL: This allows people to go directly to the link without having to go to the post first.

You can see examples of this formatting below.

Posts with the Most Likes as of December 2015 (based on Claire Zabel's comment)

1)

2)

3)

4)

5)

Posts with the Most Comments as of December 2015 (based on Claire Zabel's comment)

1) Unable to access

2)

3)

4)

5)

In response to comment by RandomEA on Open Thread #40
Comment author: joel 13 August 2018 10:00:36PM 4 points [-]

As a learning exercise, I've been working on a web scraper to compile this info from the FB group.

Doing this in spare time, so it will likely be another week or two before I have a post put together, but posting here in the meantime as an FYI and to potentially gain 5 karma so I can post once it's ready :)