Strangely Consistent

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There's just no way to keep up with all you people

Let's look at a week two years ago in the perl6 RT queue. Who submitted bugs?

Moritz
Moritz
Moritz
Moritz
Yaakov
Yaakov
Carl 
Moritz
Moritz
Ron
Charlie
Carl 
Carl 
Carl 
Carl 
Carl 

Seems I just managed to tie with Moritz++ there. Almost one ticket a day sounds about right from what I remember of my submit pace from that time. In total, there were 16 tickets in that week.

Ok, that was two years ago. What about one year ago? By this time, Rakudo had already picked up a bit of a reputation.

Patrick
Patrick
Carl 
Alex
Alex
Timothy
Moritz
Gilbert
Carl 
Timothy
Timothy
Eduardo
Carl 
Carl 
Carl 
dakkar
dakkar
Hanno
Solomon
Ben
Solomon
Ben
dakkar
Aaron
Solomon

Dang, only five tickets that week. 哈哈

Still, a pretty typical week. 25 tickets all in all. We see a bit more variation in the names now. That's the new people.

Finally, let's look at last week:

Ekkehard
Timothy
Tom
cognominal
Cosimo
Sven
Chris
Carl 
Carl 
Carl 
Moritz
Simon
Mulander
Carl 
Carl 
Paweł
Tadeusz
Aaron
cognominal
cognominal
Carl 
Paweł
Lithos
Lithos
Carl 
Carl 
Tyler
Alex
Lithos
Moritz
Lithos
Brian
Moritz
Moritz
Paweł
Steve
Francesco
Lithos
Jarrod
Lithos
Francesco
Carl 
Moritz

These figures help express what I feel. I'm still submitting a fair amount of tickets — all of nine last week — and still they make up an ever-smaller proportion of the growing deluge of perl6 tickets on RT.

Or, put differently, all you other people finally caught up with me. I can no longer compete with the rest of you. 哈哈

It makes me proud and excited to disappear under the waves of other people's contributions. There's been both a slow buildup over the past two years, and a sudden spike thanks to Rakudo Star. Together, they help drown out my insistent, repeating splashes on RT.

Rakudobugs are love. There's a whole lotta love out there right now. ♥ This uptake is what we've been waiting for.