1. ## Meta Mega Milestones

This was hatched out of a weird chat conversation, but an idea that might be a little fun...

zombie67, Mumps, and I were chatting about the Mega Milestones ranks, and how we are always chasing the top people. Not only that, but how we are often happy when we can get half of what the top person in that category has (the name evolved quickly from "half-zombies"). So, I think it would be interesting to count how often a person has at least half of what the top person in that category has...

This would be a simple count. There are 17 Mega Milestone categories, from 500M down to 1k. If count (MM_X) >= MM_X(top_user)*, +1. Else, 0. Max number would be 17.

*I'm not a programmer at all. Please forgive that horrific syntax there...

In other words, if my "code" [Hah! ] is not clear, you get a tick mark if you have at least half of what the top person in that Mega Milestone category has. If not, you get nothing. Maximum, again, would be 17 (because there are 17 categories). If I were a betting man, I would put money down that Steve* would get a new #1 if this were implemented (which I'm fine with ).

Anyway, I thought this might be a fun "novelty" milestone category, much like Boks or triggls.

2. hmmm, not simple

But let's see.

1st, let's copy the table and put the data in

Code:
```create table mm like boinc_milestone_makers;

insert into mm select * from boinc_milestone_makers;```
Now add some columns to make it easier...

Code:
```alter table mm add maxwells integer;
alter table mm add maxwellsmax integer;```
add a new table to hold the constants
Code:
`create table mmmax (mtype char(6), total integer);`
And populate it
Code:
`insert into mmmax (select mtype,max(score) from boinc_milestone_makers group by mtype);`
Fill in the max column so that we are just manipulating a single table

Code:
`update mm set mm.maxwellsmax = (select a.total from mmmax a where a.mtype = mm.mtype);`
Now we can populate the maxwells

Code:
`update mm set maxwells = case when score > maxwellsmax/2 then 1 else 0 end;`
And aggregate them...

Code:
```mysql> select cpid,nick,count(*) from mm where maxwells = 1 group by cpid order by count(*) desc limit 0,50;
+----------------------------------+----------------------------------+----------+
| cpid                             | nick                             | count(*) |
+----------------------------------+----------------------------------+----------+
| 13a87c3a303bcdca4ba0ed600daebb6b | Steve*                           |       21 |
| c588950ba551b22cf0d96adbf6dcd720 | kevint                           |       19 |
| 0a7b8378436fdcaef549d87e35f26480 | zombie67 [MM]                    |       17 |
| 30ef1387a2ce5255fccb1cafad10d434 | [SG]marodeur6                    |       17 |
| 8d57633835ae6c0f456992d4a8d64f17 | vaughan                          |       15 |
| d7a3d9afaf379c6984d47f1d9672f5e2 | UL1                              |       14 |
| 7eedd09e6a4480a25abd083794e3d041 | Merlyn (The Scottish Boinc Team) |       13 |
| SETI.USA                         | NULL                             |       12 |
| SETI.Germany                     | NULL                             |       12 |
| 495cc70f48d30e3627ea295ae05c66cb | [B^S] Ralfy                      |       12 |
| 13771f38841e3098c9f7777f898bb3df | Liuqyn                           |       12 |
| 55dede3044505ad8c5c8d482b5bdb7aa | Roald                            |       11 |
| L'Alliance Francophone           | NULL                             |       11 |
| Czech National Team              | NULL                             |       11 |
| b6af44167dcf084272defee0370b4933 | Swordfish                        |       10 |
| 16a4a513fbbb77b756173c6d1cf16b44 | Mumps [MM]                       |       10 |
| 7396e6f5f8a8d380921138b3dc73b6d4 | Fish                             |       10 |
| 4f6b6d806421e014100a51eda4532383 | Jeff17                           |       10 |
| BOINC Synergy                    | NULL                             |        9 |
| 2a6ff29b76493b1ceed6dc9b5e561af2 | Whizbang                         |        9 |
| 3940fc73c7be29288e25fd2c493abd7e | Paul                             |        9 |
| 15dda3a9d21f03909ae93749dbc25d92 | Pwrguru                          |        9 |
| 3e60152ecae4692542a0a6b5b0adde22 | glennpat                         |        9 |
| BOINC@AUSTRALIA                  | NULL                             |        9 |
| Ars Technica                     | NULL                             |        8 |
| BOINC@Poland                     | NULL                             |        8 |
| d6495a51c30f25abc8127442d96dbf2a | Maxwell [MM]                     |        8 |
| c843714b32e467b97d2571d1af9971f8 | Bok                              |        8 |
| c74e8d741ce5168b45aa33ccecad3df2 | Tomasz R. Gwiazda                |        8 |
| 4f7c18143c4500b79bce33001cba829d | vaio                             |        7 |
| 80a2c9677fe286336bba0a711478d327 | Al Dente                         |        7 |
| 1f27313842a36433486e6dcddc52491f | koll                             |        7 |
| The Knights Who Say Ni!          | NULL                             |        7 |
| 68193ff085b019ffc693e5914502b0f6 | Nasicus                          |        7 |
| BOINCstats                       | NULL                             |        7 |
| 8e0b099acd93adc95684151a4eef9b86 | R Bruce Kennedy                  |        7 |
| Planet 3DNow!                    | NULL                             |        7 |
| Russia                           | NULL                             |        6 |
| 5b9257f09ca25cb7e702caa82f663a39 | Temujin                          |        6 |
| 4b0a4762e72ff7dfbc6384b64aba4722 | Traviss                          |        6 |
| b70b4c2ce3dd0ada9aecc5f02354c01b | nenym                            |        6 |
| 7d66b07c7d278c751e1ca88ec1c9c0a8 | Persch, Patrick J.               |        6 |
| 7e08ea3c1224da719464e8946f705bbe | user312                          |        6 |
| f7e8c5dfbccfce7e6054e7a84c151aa4 | {KWSN}John Galt 007              |        6 |
| 31cacd407a7850b810ed201a2f7f85a3 | Greeri                           |        6 |
| ca0eda29adb1043c45fda3f69a6b3466 | [boinc.at] Fireman69             |        6 |
| 433903a71f39cd5ccccbc22a812ccfe6 | BlkJack-21                       |        6 |
| 36109d256fc06c7f7e9f8fdb55a73de9 | Cyph3r                           |        5 |
| 57e98e51213986130bf3c136f9db957e | Dingo                            |        5 |
| a848091602d6dade8ee661252d106d2d | rilian                           |        5 |
+----------------------------------+----------------------------------+----------+
50 rows in set (1.36 sec)```
Note that this is for all categories regardless, including the top 10's and team mm's too.

Is this what you expected ?

Might be a simpler way to do it and I'll have to code it into a perl script to run it nightly. Would only take a few seconds total to run I suspect, there is ~ 100,000 rows in the MM tables so not too much data in the grand scheme of things.

3. Wow... you're good at that. That's almost exactly what I was thinking!

Two things:
1. It looks weird to me to have the team Maxwells (hehe... I'm a stat) interspersed with the individual Maxwells - could those be teased apart?
2. I did my own count, because I didn't believe my number. And now I see why I got it, and why I disagreed with it. Could this line:
Code:
`update mm set maxwells = case when score > maxwellsmax/2 then 1 else 0 end;`
be changed to "greater than or equal too"? In the 500k MM, for example, the top there is 54, and I have 27. Exactly half, but doesn't get counted.

This is awesome! You rule, Bok!

4. Do they look correct now ?

Had to make a few table changes (but good ones ! )

5. Oh my god that's awesome. You rule, Bok!

Only suggestion I have (and this is dependent on what you need) is to decrease the minimum count so that a few more people show up there. And I like the changes! Yay! I'm a happy Maxwell now!

6. I've altered that from 5 -> 2 And manually ran it to update data..

7. I love it. Thanks Bok! You're the best!

8. 1'st off can someone change my User Name here at Free-DC to STE\/E with the \/ being formed by the left & right Slash Marks ... Thanks

2'nd, how do I view my Mega Milestone Signature, looked all ove rbut don't see anything that leads me to or shows me it ???

9. Sure, I can do it... give me a few mins.

As for the MM tag, here it is for you..

which is

{img}http://stats.free-dc.org/mosttag.php?cpid=13a87c3a303bcdca4ba0ed600daebb6b&theme=29{/img} - changing the {} to be []

Bok

10. Thanks Bok ...

11. I have added this to the stats FAQ.

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