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• Posted by: Edmund Meinerts   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.
• IP Address: 86-42-74-232-dynamic.b-ras1.blp.dublin.eircom.net

I had a bit of free time this evening, and with our benevolent host having recently fired up Scoreboard 4.0, I thought it might be a good opportunity to crunch some numbers and figure out something I've always been curious about: taken across all three generations of the Board, over twenty years of film score fandom history, who has made the most posts?

I haven't included the numbers from the current iteration, which after all aren't too significant yet, and sadly the true first generation of the Scoreboard from 1998-2000 has been lost to the sands of time, so this still isn't a truly comprehensive overview, but it's as close I can get with the data available to me. I've indicated which generations the user was active in, and have also tried to include all the aliases or old/defunct usernames that I know of, listed in parentheses following the user's last or best-known handle, but give me a shout if you think I've missed any significant ones. Anyways, without further ado! Thoughts/observations follow.

1. Christian Kühn: 12,168 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
2. Craig Richard Lysy: 11,349 (2nd, 3rd)
3. PT (Peter, Mankind): 10,774 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
4. Edmund Meinerts oh : 8,016 (2nd, 3rd)
5. AhN (Replaced by Lorne Balfe, Richard Smugley): 7,816 (2nd, 3rd)
6. Riley KZ (KZ): 7,532 (2nd, 3rd)
7. Brendan Anderson: 7,248 (1st, 2nd, occasional visits to 3rd)
8. Steven P.: 6,761 (2nd, 3rd)
9. J. Eric Dietrich (Jens Dietrich): 6,736 (1st)
10. Nate U: 6,721 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
11. Solaris (SolarisLem, before...well tongue ): 6,688 (2nd, 3rd)
12. Jonathan Broxton: 6,563 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
13. Jack: 6,431 (2nd, 3rd until his sudden and mysterious disappearance)
14. C. Hook (Fleet Admiral Hook, Cap'n Hook): 6,301 (1st, 2nd, occasional visits to 3rd)
15. Kira (Daren - just for reference's sake, I don't mean to deadname): 6,063 (1st, 2nd)
16. Roman (Roman M, Roman (formerly Rally V), Roman (formerly Rally V.)): 5,305 (2nd, 3rd)
17. Jockolantern: 5,194 (1st, 2nd, occasional visits to 3rd)
18. Joti: 4,950 (1st)
19. Yavar Moradi: 4,748 (1st, 2nd)
20. Christian Clemmensen: 4,158 (0th, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and any future iterations we may see! cool )

- Gratuliere, Kühni, du bist offiziell der verrückteste von uns allen. big grin Kühni is the only poster to reach over 2,000 posts in all three iterations of the Board, though he's not top 3 in any of them. A true Filmtracks institution at this point, the place would not be the same without you! smile

- That said, I'm almost more impressed that Craig is up there having participated in just two generations.

- For some reason I always forget how long PT has been around. He's the only poster other than Kühni to have more than 1,000 posts in all three. Nate, Jon and CC himself are the only others to have posted at least semi-regularly in all three.

- What on earth happened to Jack?

- I have no clue who Joti is, and he never really seems to get talked about, but he was extremely prolific on the first Board. He managed to make it onto this list despite his last post being in May of 2004, over two years before that iteration was retired. oh

- Sorting out how many of the posts from Roman's four different handles were from 'our' Roman, prior to their inevitable takeover by trolls, was a bit tricky! It was easier with Solaris(Lem), since there's only the one troll in that case, but the numbers are a tad fudged for both. (SolarisLem's imposter has posted around 250 times since he first appeared in April 2009...quite some dedication for a troll!)

- Despite being top 3 in the first generation, Jens seemed to vanish almost immediately once the second was launched, with only a sporadic few posts since then. Not sure if that's a coincidence or if I'm missing another username or what, just found it odd.

- 12 of the top 20 are still reasonably active, including all of the top 6! Not bad community retention for the fast-moving standards of the Internet, I'd say. smile

- Just missing the cut among recently active members are Mikal (21st), Ethan R. Smith (22nd), JBlough (25th), Erik Woods (26th), Boden Steiner (28th), Michael Arlidge (29th), AntonioE1778 (31st), mastadge (35th).

Of course, post count alone is a very imprecise measure of any individual's contribution to the Board, equating as it does an off-hand *NM* post and an elaborate year-end wrap up. Word count would be better, but I am not that crazy, nor do I have that kind of time. And even that would measure quantity alone, not quality. I'd also love some way to consolidate data from both here and the Facebook group (especially since e.g. Yavar is still very active there) but that really is an impossible task lol

I hope this was educational, enlightening, entertaining and perhaps nostalgic for some of you. Or else I've just convinced everyone that I need to be sectioned. Either one. big grin




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