IFDB Milestones

Two historical milestones of note:

  1. Congratulations to Stefan Vogt for uploading the 13,000th game to IFDB: The Ghosts of Blackwood Manor

  2. Fewer than 10 reviews are needed to reach an average of 1 review per game on IFDB. Amazing!

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Wow, that’s pretty amazing!

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I looked through the stats on the front page on the Internet Archive.

In its first capture in 2007 soon after its creation:

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In April 2015, roughly halfway between its creation point and now:

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Now:

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At first I thought that the speed of game creation in the second half had kept about the same pace or slower than in the first half, but then I realized that I needed to subtract the games from the ‘initial dump’. So about 4300 games were added as listings in the first ‘half’ and about 5700 in the second ‘half’.

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Impressive!

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I believe that DeusIrae’s review of Honk was the one that officially brought the ratio of reviews to games to 1:1 for the first time. Since the number of games is a moving target, it is possible that it will happen more than once.

Special credit to mathbrush, who is responsible for almost a quarter (!) of all reviews on IFDB. Of course, everyone who’s ever posted a review helped to get to this point.

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Oh, that’s a fun coincidence! But yes, we’re all standing on the shoulders of giants, except there’s just one giant and it’s @mathbrush :slight_smile:

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