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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Word cloud for ooo-dev post subjects
Date Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:08:11 GMT
On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 5:36 PM, Donald Whytock <dwhytock@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> http://people.apache.org/~robweir/ooo-dev-cloud.png
>>
>> This looks at the top 1000 terms used in ooo-dev post subjects since
>> this project moved to Apache in June 2011.  The only thing I removed
>> was "Re:", since that would have dominated the cloud and is machine,
>> not user written
>>
>> In this particular cloud, I used all posts, including responses.  So
>> if a term was used in a thread that had many responses, it would have
>> additional weight in this chart.
>>
>> Technologies used:
>>
>> Python's mailbox API to extract the post titles.  Could have done this
>> with any number of command line text tools as well, but it is trivial
>> in Python as well:
>>
>> import mailbox
>>
>> box = mailbox.mbox(fileName)
>>
>> for message in box:
>>     print message['Subject']
>>
>>
>> Then I used Wordle.net to generate the graphic.
>>
>> Based on the reaction given to the previous word cloud, I know that
>> some list subscribers are curious to see how often we write about
>> LibreOffice.  So I'll help you find it in this graphic.  Look for the
>> big "AOO", then under that see the "COMMIT".  Under COMMIT you can
>> make out LIBREOFFICE, to the left of USERS.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> -Rob
>
> Somehow not as stylish in this font.
>
> "Bug" is visible in this one.  No one tweets about bugs?
>

I think this is a user/developer difference.  Users talk in more
direct terms, about how bugs impact them.    So very few mention a
"bug".  But 18 mentions on Twitter of some form of
crash/crashed/crashing.   On the ooo-dev list we call these "bugs" or
"issues".  Users "lose all their work".  We "debug an exception".  The
army "pacifies the village", etc.

It is good to remember the difference in impact our work (good or bad)
has on others, even though we use more clinical terms on this list.

-Rob


> Don

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