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*NEW* Head over to 'dA Popularity Index Calculator- The Joke Continues' for the latest discussion!

Want to know how popular you are here on deviantART? Well here is just the tool for you! Just enter you username and press enter and the program will calculate it for you!



How to use it?
:bulletgreen: You need .NET Framework (3.5 or above) to run the program successfully. Download it from Microsoft.
:bulletgreen: Just double-click on the dA Popularity Index Calculator.exe to run the program.
:bulletgreen: Enter your username in the space provided and just hit enter!
:bulletgreen: If everything goes on smoothly, the 'Show me the Result' would activate and click on it to get your score!


Current Version 1.1.6 Refer to Revision History for details.

Features:
:bulletgreen: Retrieves the stats from the internet itself.
:bulletgreen: Uses a complex mathematical tools to give you accurate results.
:bulletgreen: Single exe file; no need to install!

Requirements:
:bulletgreen: Active Internet connection.
:bulletgreen: Windows OS.
:bulletgreen: .NET Framework. Preferably 3.5 and above.
:bulletgreen: Account on dA.

Known Issuses:
:bulletgreen: Getting error 'Make Stats Visible'
Possible Solution: make your stats visible from the statistics drop-down menu in your profile.
:bulletgreen: The progress bar is stuck at 'Calculating'
Fixed! Download the latest version!
:bulletgreen: Can't calculate score even after statistics are made visible.
Fixed! Download the latest version!





FAQs
Q. What made you make the software?
Ans: I have seen people going crazy over pageview scams and whatnots, 'Hey, he is cheating!', and other accusations. I just wanted them to see how many other statistics were there to worry about.

Q. You say you have used complex mathematical tools to arrive at the answer. Could you tell us more about it?
Ans. Of course! The following formula has been used to calculate the index:
index = squareroot{[ (0.5*num_of_deviation_views + 0.1*num_of_pageviews) + (0.5*num_of_comments_given + num_of_comments_received) + (0.5*num_of_friends + num_of_watchers) + (num_of_favs_received + 0.25*num_of_favs_given) + num_of_forum_posts ] / num_of_days_on_dA}

Q. I believe the formula is skewed and/or its too simple.
Ans: In case you do, please leave a comment and we can work out a more effective and complex formula.

Q. I want to use it on my Linux/Mac machine!
Ans: Sorry. The program works only on Windows, that too with .NET 3.5 and above installed. Ask someone to get the score for you. If you can't and/or won't, then just leave a comment and I'll get you your score.

Q. Should this be taken seriously?
Ans: If you must. I'm not going to pay for any kind of bills that you may work up due to use of this software, not for the psychiatrist and definitely not for parties.

Q. I think I might just have found a bug.
Ans: Of course you did! This is just a beta release of the program, so bugs might crop up!

Q. Isn't it too extreme to be sarcastic?
Ans: Well, I've been known to go overboard with my emotions.

Q. Hey mate, isn't this FAQ too long?
Ans: I guess it is. So, this is the last one, I swear.



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Don't take it seriously. Its not about the stats, its more about the community.

Thanks to =Shirei-Shou, ~Chibinu, and all others for their bug reports!

EDIT: I go out of town for a couple of days and this happens! A Daily Deviation! Thanks to ^namenotrequired and `Gwendolyn12 for suggesting it and `WDWParksGal for featuring it!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-06-05
dA Popularity Index Calculator by ~SiNg0d
CATEGORY: deviantART Related / Devious Fun / Miscellaneous
The suggester states, "dA Popularity Index Calculator by ~SiNg0d is a fun parody on how some people treat their own statistics and those of others.
Remember, as ~SiNg0d says, it's not about the stats but about the community. Empty stats don't speak volumes."
Also recommended by `Gwendolyn12 who says, "This is pure win!" ( Suggested by namenotrequired and Featured by WDWParksGal )
:iconcortexgalreturns:
CortexgalReturns Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Seeing people say it's broken, and saw that it was some joke, was it on purpose? xD If so, good job.
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:icontesla-that-hedgehog:
Tesla-That-Hedgehog Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is broken.
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:icontakogami:
Takogami Featured By Owner May 8, 2015   Digital Artist
403 error: popularity not found/ undetermined 

xD
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:iconsuqardaddy:
Suqardaddy Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it gave me the 403 error but i didn't hide any of my stats. non premium member stats limitation, maybe?
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:iconblu-mutt:
Blu-Mutt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Excuse me! It keeps giving me the "403" error even though all my statistics are visible. ono
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:iconnintendofan101:
nintendofan101 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish it would work.
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:iconrichard-devil:
Richard-Devil Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Doesn't work... says Error 403
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:iconmagi-catt:
Magi-Catt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Oh wow! This looks pretty cool! uvu
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:iconimnurhest:
Imnurhest Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww ... I really wanted to try this out, too.
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:iconask-lizzytheepicness:
Ask-LizzyTheEpicness Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
SCAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2014  Student General Artist
haha :P It doesn't work any more.
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:iconstargazerdesign:
StargazerDesign Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I doesn't really work, but I'll still thank you for making it. 
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
Doesn't work
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:iconrichard-devil:
Richard-Devil Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
error 403
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:iconmirmirs:
mirmirs Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will it be getting fixed? I have never used it before :)
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Hopefully in due time. I will need to find where the hell I kept the code :D
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:iconmirmirs:
mirmirs Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok..let me know when you find it ^^
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:iconjust-to-look1:
Just-To-Look1 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
An error occurred: The underlying connection was closed: The connection was closed unexpectedly.


That reminds me: What an unexpected surprise! :o
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconshadowrx:
ShadowRx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This weeks site update (removing support for IE8) broke the app. The server is detecting the browser or inet control, whichever you used, as being IE8 or earlier.

If you dig a little, you should be able to replace the default user-agent header with one that won't cause the server to hang up.
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the update. Will check if I can still work with the old code.
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:iconpolerones:
polerones Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist
For some reason it always gives me an error xD oh well uwu
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
There was a site update. The code needs to worked on to accomodate the same.
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:iconkingofe3:
kingofe3 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Score: 5.52 Commoner. owo Yeah, right. XD
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:icondominique-120:
Dominique-120 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
~SiNg0d Any plans on releasing the source for this app? Would be nice to have it on github to :)
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
No plans as of yet. Need to work on it.
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:iconjust-to-look1:
Just-To-Look1 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Score: 3.21, stranger in town. :O Wow, I'm not popular yet.
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:iconlarsmidnatt:
larsmidnatt Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the system is broken it says I am God and not the devil. That is not consistent with what the trolls tell me so please update you tool to be more accurate.
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:iconpompon-chan:
pompon-chan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
wooooo I'm a stranger in town 8D //best result

haha a good laugh and really great idea! *2 thumbs up*
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha thanks! Visit a pub and make friends Stranger!
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:iconpompon-chan:
pompon-chan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
and lose my result? 8D nevah
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
haha So you prefer the old Stranger tag, eh? Mysterious stranger :P
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:iconrottennails:
RottenNails Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this works for real if that so then cn i get atleast 4,000 pageviews ?
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:iconxxlonelyturtlexx:
xXLonelyTurtleXx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
2013 and I'm still using this! <3 9.63 = KING! xD Don't know how though xD
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha. :XD: Its all your hard work!
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:iconilda28399:
Ilda28399 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, my im in the Royality xD with a 6,53 8) mwahah
this is so awesome!
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Hahaha. Thank you :XD:
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:iconilda28399:
Ilda28399 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD welcome! you are just a genius XD
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconselftaughtartist1:
selftaughtartist1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
can you do mine? i don't want to download anything cause my dads a computer programmer and he gets crabby about that kinda stuff.
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:iconmaygusta:
MAYGUSTA Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Would you do mine? D:

Thank you xD
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:iconpuzzledheartbox:
PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Can you do mine? I'm @work so I can't run it/download it :o
207 Deviations
10225 Comments
1956 Comments Received
24046 Pageviews
36,054 Deviation Views
95 Watchers
81 People I watch.
12,712 Forum Posts
580 Favourites Given
709 Favourites Received
Member since 20 November 2009
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I could do it once you enabled your stats to the public.

The app just requires your name, and it will automatically get and calculate your index. There is no way to enter the stats manually!
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:iconpuzzledheartbox:
PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Oh :grump: I like to keep stuff private :lol:
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
haha Just keep it open for a moment, I'll get the index and you can switch back. :)
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:iconpuzzledheartbox:
PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I'll just download it once I get home :shrug: if I don't forget :facepalm: lol.
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Even then you would have to enable the stats for a while. ;)
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:iconpuzzledheartbox:
PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I'll try.. and see if I get it to work, else I'll just live on as I did without it :dummy:
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:iconshadowrx:
ShadowRx Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It doesn't include number of deviations, and seems to underweight the value for watchers. Whenever I post something, it tends to pick up 75-125% of watchers as views within the first 30 hrs.

watchers are given a value of:
1 watcher = 2 deviation views

when it is more accurate to say:
1 watcher ~= 1-2 deviation view per deviation


Overall pretty interesting though :)

( I started poking though the formula when I noticed someone with 1/3 as many deviation views, favs, etc. was +1.3 higher, which placed them at higher rank - the reason was they had given 10x as many comments... lol. )
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:iconsing0d:
SiNg0d Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Sorry for the late reply.

This thing has become far more popular than I ever thought, hell, I came here to write, and the sum of total anything of those doesn't even come close to this.

The thing was a joke, but it time to take the joke a step further, don't you think?

I have written a journal entry on this, let us head over there and pool in our collective egos to get a bigger one each!
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443,144 (200 today)
Favourites
691 (who?)
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