WarcraftReamls.com
  FAQFAQ    SearchSearch    MemberlistMemberlist    UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
  ProfileProfile    Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages    Log inLog in 
How does Census+ catalogue population on merged servers?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    WarcraftRealms.com Forum Index -> General Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
BambisFaline



Joined: 24 Jan 2010
Posts: 35

WR Updates: 737,765
BambisFaline WR Profile

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:49 pm    Post subject: How does Census+ catalogue population on merged servers? Reply with quote

I ran a census on a merged server. Census+ reported 100 total toons seen.

However, when I checked the individual servers, the numbers did not add up to 100.

Where did the missing population come from?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
1974ER
Epic Censi


Joined: 07 Nov 2008
Posts: 736

WR Updates: 28,981,707
1974ER WR Profile

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because the census is not instant people have time to log in or out. Basically, running a census and then doing a /who on each individual class or trying to manually split /whos will almost always cause a (minor) mismatch.

How big was the difference and judging from your question am I correct in assuming you found more than 100, not less?

If you did not do any extra /whos and your individual parts gave less than 100, there is still one possibility. I can not 100% confirm it, but it is possible the interface has problems with unguilded characters... Because I just completed a census on Darkmoon Faire / Earthen Ring... According to overall data, I saw 242 alliance... however, the individual realms read as follows: Darkmoon Faire: 85, Earthen Ring: 74. That does not add up.

If the root of the discrepancy is there, then it begs the question, whether or not it would be possible / prudent to assign all characters that fail to return a guild to be members of "guild" <unguilded>, <unknown> or something similar.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BambisFaline



Joined: 24 Jan 2010
Posts: 35

WR Updates: 737,765
BambisFaline WR Profile

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1974ER wrote:
I just completed a census on Darkmoon Faire / Earthen Ring... According to overall data, I saw 242 alliance... however, the individual realms read as follows: Darkmoon Faire: 85, Earthen Ring: 74. That does not add up.


That is what happened. The sums were less than the total.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    WarcraftRealms.com Forum Index -> General Discussion All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
WarcraftRealms.com  


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group