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TroutnutApril 12th, 2011, 2:15 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2547
I'm making some exciting improvements to the site soon, and one of them is a feature to show "related topics" below each topic you read on the forum. Part of tweaking that algorithm involved generating a list of the most commonly used words in all posts (not titles) on this forum, and it wasn't exactly what I expected.

So, everyone can try to guess the most used words with at least four letters on this forum. After a while I'll post the answer, a list of all words with 4 or more letters that are used 5 or more times on the whole forum, in order of usage.

Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
GutcutterApril 12th, 2011, 4:45 pm
Pennsylvania

Posts: 470
my guesses:
trout troutnut mayfly caddis nymph emerger pupae larvae larval shuck jason gonzo spence
All men who fish may in turn be divided into two parts: those who fish for trout and those who don't. Trout fishermen are a race apart: they are a dedicated crew- indolent, improvident, and quietly mad.

-Robert Traver, Trout Madness
EntomanApril 12th, 2011, 10:37 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
In addition to Tony's fine list (including the characters) :)

bugs, flies, know, where, what, when, good, perhaps, maybe, always, believe, probably, common(ly), uncommon(ly)

Regards,

Kurt
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
Flatstick96April 13th, 2011, 10:02 am
Posts: 127
"Fish"
Aaron7_8April 13th, 2011, 4:52 pm
Helena Montana

Posts: 115
I, The, And, Hatch.
CaseyPApril 13th, 2011, 7:13 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
another vote for fish.

"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
TNEALApril 14th, 2011, 4:27 am
GRAYLING. MICHIGAN

Posts: 275
been; long; winter
TNEALApril 14th, 2011, 4:27 am
GRAYLING. MICHIGAN

Posts: 275
been; long; winter
CrenoApril 14th, 2011, 3:41 pm
Grants Pass, OR

Posts: 296
How about some of those other days - gorgeous, splendid, clear, great, warm, calm, rising, etc. While I suspect they are in the minority, those are the words that make this site great for me! Oh - and caddis.
KonchuApril 14th, 2011, 6:16 pm
Site Editor
Indiana

Posts: 496
The posts on this thread are getting perilously close to haiku...
Jmd123April 14th, 2011, 7:23 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2384
Rods, reel(s), line, leader, knot, weight (as in "5-weight"), caught, lost, dries, wets, streamer(s)...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
PaulRobertsApril 15th, 2011, 7:58 am
Colorado

Posts: 1776
fish, fishing, trout, ... flies?
Jmd123April 16th, 2011, 10:54 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2384
Tiny blue winged olives

(Notice these are actually all words with four or more letters...)

JMD
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
Shawnny3April 18th, 2011, 2:03 pm
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
The posts on this thread are getting perilously close to haiku...


This is quite perilous, actually. Haiku in a thread Jason started - based on the law of cause and effect, he could be deemed responsible. I shudder to think what would happen to our little online world if he were banned...

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
TroutnutApril 18th, 2011, 8:12 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2547
So far it's okay but if I catch anyone doing 5-7-5 syllable lines there's going to be trouble!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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