The 5th canvas saw the joining together of several factions to keep an orderly central region of the canvas; Blue Lattice, RGB Lattice, Cell Lattice, and the Ukrainian faction which ended up building a fort.
It also saw an attempt at building a Confederate Battle Flag - which was quickly squashed and drawn over by the LGBT lattice and others.
The canvas also saw the exposure of bots, made more clear by the reduced number of users on the canvas.
An ancom/ancap/an* flag was, as is tradition, a target of change. As was the world map, with different nationalities having different world views and expressing them onto the map. These resulted in some of the brightest regions in the heat map.
The server logs for the 5h canvas were publicly released, with usernames removed. See the anayses section for more information.
Initial canvas state*
Final canvas state
*This canvas originally only started as the 200x200 top left red square and expanded from there. The full 'background' is shown for reference.
User undo (green), server undo (blue), and mod rollbacks (red)
Heatmap of server undo, and mod rollbacks
Banned pixels Layers
These were pixels from users that were reverted, typically after a ban (bot, multi-user, disallowed content, etc.) for the first time for that pixel, presented in their pre-ban pixel color. For clarity, the background color in these images is presented as a hot pink.
In some of the locations where people were banned, were slow to clue in and continued their botting/multi-accounting, so they got another round of bans, shown in this second layer.
This continued for a third time:
And, ultimately, for a 9th time for a highly contested area, the world map:
Top 100 pixelers
The top 100 pixel placers on this canvas.
Server log file
For Canvas 5, a sanitized (no user information) log was generated from the database. zip:Canvas5PixelsSanitized.log [8.2MB]
The structure of this log is as a space-separated plain text file, and follows:
optional pixel info
The time includes thousandths of a second. The pixel info can be one of:
(user undo) - The pixel was painted, then un-done, so effectively did not get painted
(rollback) - The pixel was restored to its previous state by a moderator, typically as part of a ban
(undo) - The pixel was undone by a moderator
The information in the log file was used to generated the timelapses and analyses.