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Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (1:00 p.m.) 

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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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (1:11 p.m.) 
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Buddy, thank you for doing this. Very interesting. I am surprised by my positions. I believe the annual Filmtracks Community Awards inflates the numbers somewhat. Anyway, I find myself letting others take the lead these days as I enjoy their energy and passion.

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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (1:16 p.m.) 

> Buddy, thank you for doing this. Very interesting. I am surprised by my
> positions. I believe the annual Filmtracks Community Awards inflates the
> numbers somewhat. Anyway, I find myself letting others take the lead these
> days as I enjoy their energy and passion.

Yeah, you've mellowed out a bit in recent years, but dude, you absolutely smoked the competition in the second generation of Filmtracks. You're over 2,000 posts clear of the next-highest poster! big grin


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (2:43 p.m.) 
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> 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.

As he mentioned, I think his involvement in the Community Awards each year really helps with his count. I'm surprised Broxton isn't higher because of the frequent posts regarding reviews on his site.

> - 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?

He found out The Social Network got an Oscar and quit listening to scores in protest.
Seriously, I wonder what happened to him.

> 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

Yeah, this was fun to read. As someone who, like CC, doesn't like facebook and stayed away from group, I'm glad to see so many who have been active here over the years, as well as several fresh new voices.


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Friday, November 12, 2021 (5:44 a.m.) 

> As he mentioned, I think his involvement in the Community Awards each year
> really helps with his count. I'm surprised Broxton isn't higher because of
> the frequent posts regarding reviews on his site.

He's 8th in both the 2nd and 3rd generations, but didn't post as frequently in the 1st. I was a bit surprised as well though, would have expected a top 10 finish.

> Yeah, this was fun to read. As someone who, like CC, doesn't like facebook
> and stayed away from group, I'm glad to see so many who have been active
> here over the years, as well as several fresh new voices.

I like the list, it seems to totally make "sense" to me in terms of who has shaped this community both in the present and the past.


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Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (3:04 p.m.) 

Hahaha buddy I love that you put in the time to do this. Stoked I made the top 10 although I’m sure Ahn is delighted he got one up on me 😆 if only I hadn’t lurked without posting for so many years in the beginning…

Congrats to Kuhni of course, dude needs a strong stout to celebrate. That wasn’t supposed to sound sexual either but…for some reason almost everything involved with him turns out that way.

Also surprised that Jon didn’t crack the top 10, considering his reviews and responses are pretty frequent.

Anyways…this was fun 👍


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (3:12 p.m.) 

> 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 love stuff like this, especially when I'm not the one posting it tongue

> 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)

I resent the inclusion of Smugley. Partially because I don't think my trolls should count, partially because then you'd have to count all of them. And credit all the Fletcher and Smugley-based things for Ethan as well.

> 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

Remarkable.

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

I feel like at the beginning of Gen 3 he and I were racing to claim the top spot but never acknowledged we were competing.

> - 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 find his disappearance less odd, because he was sitting near the top of the Gen 2 board when I started posting and yet he was in the middle of a long hiatus at that time.

> - 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!)

Can confirm, it takes a lot of work to post regularly as 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

The biggest omission I see is you didn't account for how Peter G. and a2lert were the same poster. I thought he posted in Gen 1 but it looks like it was just 2 and 3. I count 2266 as a2ert, 763 for Peter G. in gen 2 (He'd have been 9th overall that time if he kept one name!), and 903 in Gen 3, which would total 3932 posts. Not quite into the top 20, but probably in your runners up.


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Thursday, November 11, 2021 (11:23 a.m.) 

> I love stuff like this, especially when I'm not the one posting it tongue

> I resent the inclusion of Smugley. Partially because I don't think my
> trolls should count, partially because then you'd have to count all
> of them. And credit all the Fletcher and Smugley-based things for Ethan as
> well.

> Can confirm, it takes a lot of work to post regularly as a troll.

This is the reason why we should count your troll posts!

> The biggest omission I see is you didn't account for how Peter G. and
> a2lert were the same poster. I thought he posted in Gen 1 but it looks
> like it was just 2 and 3. I count 2266 as a2ert, 763 for Peter G. in gen 2
> (He'd have been 9th overall that time if he kept one name!), and 903 in
> Gen 3, which would total 3932 posts. Not quite into the top 20, but
> probably in your runners up.

Yup, it was around 2011 when I discovered this wonderful site and I switched names because I wanted something a little less anonymous.

Work has really slowed down my pace of posting of late and I likely will not be as active in this generation as I was in the last one.



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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Thursday, November 11, 2021 (11:56 a.m.) 

> This is the reason why we should count your troll posts!

I'm saying we briefly made an attempt to get Smugley rolling as a separate regular character and it didn't work! There's a reason it turned into like two posts a year haha.


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Friday, November 12, 2021 (3:18 a.m.) 

I actually did remember that you used to post as a2ert, and I compiled your numbers, and you come in 23rd overall. I don't know why I forgot to list you among the "honorable mentions", sorry about that! smile


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard [EDITED]   Friday, November 12, 2021 (5:41 a.m.) 

> I resent the inclusion of Smugley. Partially because I don't think my
> trolls should count, partially because then you'd have to count all
> of them. And credit all the Fletcher and Smugley-based things for Ethan as
> well.

I split Smugley's posts up between you and Ethan, actually. Forgot about Fletcher though, he adds about 50 to your count. Seriously, Vik, it's easy to lose track of all your alter egos haha. Even if it's not quite enough to catch up to me, you post more than me anyway so it's only a matter of time. tongue

> The biggest omission I see is you didn't account for how Peter G. and
> a2lert were the same poster. I thought he posted in Gen 1 but it looks
> like it was just 2 and 3. I count 2266 as a2ert, 763 for Peter G. in gen 2
> (He'd have been 9th overall that time if he kept one name!), and 903 in
> Gen 3, which would total 3932 posts. Not quite into the top 20, but
> probably in your runners up.

I did actually, just forgot to list him for some reason. He's 23rd.


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (4:30 p.m.) 

Due to my schedule (I'm currently studying in college for a bachelor's degree in information technology) and my thought process, I occasionally make posts if I have a question to ask or provide replies and suggestions. Also, I've just joined the board and started posting at the beginning of the fourth generation. I focus on the quality of contribution and not the quantity, so I have no chance of appearing on the "top users by the number of posts" list.


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (4:37 p.m.) 

> 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?

There is a stat-person in all of us wink

Dude I made the top 10! cool I'm rather pleased with that, I must say. We are well past my initial high-school heyday of 2001-2003 where I posted with the frenzy high school students are famous for, but I've never NOT had the scoreboard bookmarked, and have at least visited it every day since then I'm on the computer with a moment to spare, which is, well, most every day.

> - 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

The scoreboard is barely the scoreboard without Kuhni! The lava-man!

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

Craig's involvement in this community was a big boost in the generation he started posting in, and continues to this day...

> - 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.

PT is a beast. I remember when he beat out Brendan Anderson for top poster, and Brendan had ALWAYS been the top poster since I started in 2001.

> Nate, Jon and CC himself are the only others to have posted at least
> semi-regularly in all three.

Cool company to keep smile

> - What on earth happened to Jack?

Not to be morbid...but like... he may have died? No one has ever known his actual identity, have they? How else could you explain it? As I recall he didn't have a dramatic personality or relationship with the board that would have resulted in him storming off or quitting...

> - 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

Joti was a lot of fun, we had a good report since he was another young guy in the 2nd generation who loved media ventures scores like I did. We had this whole 'island of media ventures' bit going for a while, I forget the particulars. He was king of the *NM* posts. He was sort of tweeting on the scoreboard before it was a thing. Rarely ever wrote a paragraph.

> - 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.

Jens and I DUKED it out back in the day, often over Zimmer, until he realized he really liked Hans' scores after he actually listened to them. And I became much more appreciative of the Goldsmith and Williams stuff. In those days Jens had a fierce opinion, he's mellowed out since then. I haven't seen him really get into a deep dive discussion/battle for years. Not sure why is only does facebook these days.

> - 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

Loyalty plays a part for me smile I also feel like I'm supporting a small business these days. Not to mention I rather like Clem and a bunch of you guys, including even the trolls wink

> - 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).

Some big names there...

> 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

I made a chart once of my own posting numbers per month since I started, so I totally get it wink

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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Friday, November 12, 2021 (5:59 a.m.) 

> Dude I made the top 10! cool I'm rather pleased with that, I must say. We
> are well past my initial high-school heyday of 2001-2003 where I posted
> with the frenzy high school students are famous for, but I've never NOT
> had the scoreboard bookmarked, and have at least visited it every day
> since then I'm on the computer with a moment to spare, which is, well,
> most every day.

I'm glad you've stuck around, Nate. Sometimes I wish I could have been there in the trenches with you and Kira to help fly the Powell flag when others doubted. big grin

> Craig's involvement in this community was a big boost in the generation he
> started posting in, and continues to this day...

Absolutely. smile

> Not to be morbid...but like... he may have died? No one has ever known his
> actual identity, have they? How else could you explain it? As I recall he
> didn't have a dramatic personality or relationship with the board that
> would have resulted in him storming off or quitting...

I know a few people weren't all that fond of his edgy, "extremely online" style of posting (he seemed very much like a 4chan/Reddit type, I mean his profile picture was Pepe the Frog lol). But nothing specific happened that would have prompted a storm-off. As he never made the more personal connection to the community that many of us have formed, it will remain a mystery for the ages.

> Joti was a lot of fun, we had a good report since he was another young guy
> in the 2nd generation who loved media ventures scores like I did. We had
> this whole 'island of media ventures' bit going for a while, I forget the
> particulars. He was king of the *NM* posts. He was sort of tweeting on the
> scoreboard before it was a thing. Rarely ever wrote a paragraph.

Gotcha. Sounds like the Jack of the era lol. Yeah, would love to have found a way to weight posts by length that wouldn't have taken me until the heat death of the universe to calculate. tongue

> Jens and I DUKED it out back in the day, often over Zimmer, until he
> realized he really liked Hans' scores after he actually listened to them.
> And I became much more appreciative of the Goldsmith and Williams stuff.
> In those days Jens had a fierce opinion, he's mellowed out since then. I
> haven't seen him really get into a deep dive discussion/battle for years.
> Not sure why is only does facebook these days.

I like seeing Jens and especially Yavar around Facebook so much. Wish they'd come back here as well, but it's nice to get a chance to interact with the Scoreboard OGs (yourself included!). And of course I got a chance to meet Brendan in the flesh a few years back, which was super cool!

> Loyalty plays a part for me smile I also feel like I'm supporting a small
> business these days. Not to mention I rather like Clem and a bunch of you
> guys, including even the trolls wink

Same here. This place is a blessed refuge from the big platforms and all their revenue-driven data-gathering bullshit. The odd depraved profile picture seems like a worthwhile tradeoff. It's like a tiny preserved corner of the pre-social-media wild west days of the Internet, when everything seemed more organic somehow even if it was rough as hell around the edges.

> I made a chart once of my own posting numbers per month since I started,
> so I totally get it wink

We are all uber-nerds at heart. big grin


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Saturday, November 13, 2021 (12:08 p.m.) 

> I'm glad you've stuck around, Nate. Sometimes I wish I could have been
> there in the trenches with you and Kira to help fly the Powell flag when
> others doubted. big grin

Oh yeah, Kira and I fought the good fight on that front in those days. Powell and HGW were considered the harbingers of Media-Ventures doom to film scoring in those days and us younger folks defended them heroically cool (though everyone DID like Chicken Run at least) I had a great time visiting her up in Montreal a couple times.

> I know a few people weren't all that fond of his edgy, 'extremely online'
> style of posting (he seemed very much like a 4chan/Reddit type, I mean his
> profile picture was Pepe the Frog lol). But nothing specific happened that
> would have prompted a storm-off. As he never made the more personal
> connection to the community that many of us have formed, it will remain a
> mystery for the ages.

Any long-running message board needs a few good mysteries. There hasn't even been a troll impersonating him...

> I like seeing Jens and especially Yavar around Facebook so much. Wish
> they'd come back here as well, but it's nice to get a chance to interact
> with the Scoreboard OGs (yourself included!). And of course I got a chance
> to meet Brendan in the flesh a few years back, which was super cool!

Brendan was the first scoreboarder I ever met in person, just before the first film tracks gathering in 2002 when my mother and I had lunch with him at Mall of America (quite the place) in Minneapolis where he performed in the Snoopy Marching Band. (epic gig) In those days making internet friends was a bit of a new concept, and my mother understandably wanted to get a better idea of what I was getting myself into driving in a van with this guy and bunch of others like him from all over the world from Minnesota to Ohio... I *was* 16 at the time so I definitely get it big grin Brendan passed her test quite well. She's a total nerd for classic rock and songwriting (I get the geek gene from her) so although we weren't carpooling to a rock concert exactly, she still understood the basic concept big grin

> Same here. This place is a blessed refuge from the big platforms and all
> their revenue-driven data-gathering bullshit. The odd depraved profile
> picture seems like a worthwhile tradeoff. It's like a tiny preserved
> corner of the pre-social-media wild west days of the Internet, when
> everything seemed more organic somehow even if it was rough as hell around
> the edges.

Glad new generations of scoreboard posters appreciate it like I do! smile

> We are all uber-nerds at heart. big grin

I should darn well hope so! smile

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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Saturday, November 13, 2021 (12:51 p.m.) 

> Brendan was the first scoreboarder I ever met in person, just before the
> first film tracks gathering in 2002 when my mother and I had lunch with
> him at Mall of America

I still marvel at that meeting to this day...especially now that I have my own kids. Granted, mine are still a ways off from 16, but even so, your mom is either the most chill mom in the history of music-nerd moms....or she's absolutely crazy for letting you get into my minivan with a bunch of unknown internet associates and drive for 15 hours through the midwest. big grin big grin

And if any of the 'new class' scoreboard kids are still reading this, I'm going to blow your mind again by showing you how we listened to all our music on that road trip:

http://www.iretron.com/blog/posts/technology-flashback-creative-nomad-jukebox-2000/

Oh yes...6 full gigabytes of film music bliss. What a world we lived in! big grin

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> I still marvel at that meeting to this day...especially now that I have my
> own kids. Granted, mine are still a ways off from 16, but even so, your
> mom is either the most chill mom in the history of music-nerd moms....or
> she's absolutely crazy for letting you get into my minivan with a bunch of
> unknown internet associates and drive for 15 hours through the midwest. big grin
> big grin

Totally crazy, but she had hitchhiked with strangers to a Bob Dylan concert in England during college, so that helped her get on board with the whole scenario. What we were doing was sort of a Millennial version of that.... Except it was a concert attended by primarily retirees, but whatever big grin Kids these days don't even leave the home for concerts, right?

> And if any of the 'new class' scoreboard kids are still reading this, I'm
> going to blow your mind again by showing you how we listened to all our
> music on that road trip:

>
> http://www.iretron.com/blog/posts/technology-flashback-creative-nomad-jukebox-2000/

> Oh yes...6 full gigabytes of film music bliss. What a world we lived in!
> big grin

That thing is a beast! 6GBs is plenty to dive deep....I also still have Jens' 16-CDR 'Great Themes Compilation' buried somewhere at my parent's house too...

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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Saturday, November 13, 2021 (4:28 p.m.) 

> Same here. This place is a blessed refuge from the big platforms and all
> their revenue-driven data-gathering bullshit. The odd depraved profile
> picture seems like a worthwhile tradeoff. It's like a tiny preserved
> corner of the pre-social-media wild west days of the Internet, when
> everything seemed more organic somehow even if it was rough as hell around
> the edges.

I will say it does feel like things have changed over time here, at least in terms of the general vibes. You know, a little less frantic, a little kinder overall. Those edges have been sanded down a little. Though like you say, none of the profit maximizing trend-chasing bs all the other social mediums go for. (Remember "pivot to video?" Facebook has much to atone and pay for.)

We're retro, not retrograde!


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (5:49 p.m.) 

> - 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).

I had a few other names throughout all of high school and part of college (TUBA, and some "formerly Tuba" name, and maybe another), though I doubt the post counts from those would bump me into the top 20.

Also, thanks to randomly being blocked from posting for a while I essentially was a lurker for a year in college, thus dooming any attempts at scaling this list.

I wonder if Venkat (he of the "I will catch you, Craig!" posts back in the day) will ever come across this list and weep.

This was a nice helping of (unnecessary) fun.



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I not weep because I eat great watermelons and look more at porno not Filmtracks now!

> I wonder if Venkat (he of the 'I will catch you, Craig!' posts back in the
> day) will ever come across this list and weep.

> This was a nice helping of (unnecessary) fun.



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> I not weep because I eat great watermelons and look more at porno not Filmtracks now!

Go suck an egg.



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> Go suck an egg.

Protip: there are a lot of troll accounts like this one, you're best off ignoring most of them. Though if you come up with something clever to respond to the religious zealot trolls, that's always worth sharing.


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> I had a few other names throughout all of high school and part of college
> (TUBA, and some 'formerly Tuba' name, and maybe another), though I doubt
> the post counts from those would bump me into the top 20.

I included your TUBA posts but wasn't able to track down the "formerly TUBA" handle even though I do have a vague memory of it existing. So you might be a little shortchanged still.

> Also, thanks to randomly being blocked from posting for a while I
> essentially was a lurker for a year in college, thus dooming any attempts
> at scaling this list.

I mean, a year or so of reasonably regular posting should get you up there. You're only a few hundred posts short and a few of the guys just ahead of you are no longer, or less, active. If it's something you care about, that is. tongue

> I wonder if Venkat (he of the 'I will catch you, Craig!' posts back in the
> day) will ever come across this list and weep.

That guy was a menace.

> This was a nice helping of (unnecessary) fun.

The best fun is often unnecessary, I find. big grin


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Soon… soon, I shall rise to take my rightful place among the enshrined pantheon!


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Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (8:02 p.m.) 

Or just be like me and sporadically post and then drop off the radar for long periods of time. Although back in the early days I posted at MMUK a lot more.

Still, there's no way I'll ever post enough to make numbers like y'all. I don't know how you guys do it


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> Or just be like me and sporadically post and then drop off the radar for long periods of time. Although back in the early days I posted at MMUK a lot more.

> Still, there's no way I'll ever post enough to make numbers like y'all. I don't know how you guys do it

I relate to the troubles you have. Maybe we have the same ones after all.


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (8:19 p.m.) 

> Or just be like me and sporadically post and then drop off the radar for
> long periods of time. Although back in the early days I posted at MMUK a
> lot more.

> Still, there's no way I'll ever post enough to make numbers like y'all. I
> don't know how you guys do it

The key is to immediately post the first thought you have, and then later regret and wish you had planned it first. 👍


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> The key is to immediately post the first thought you have, and then later
> regret and wish you had planned it first. 👍

Today I just edited a scathing sentence of bile directed towards Far Cry 3. Relistened with a cooler head, and realized Tyler did actually have some decent (though not remarkable) music at the beginning of the score. So, yup this exactly.


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> The key is to immediately post the first thought you have, and then later
> regret and wish you had planned it first. 👍

This right here is why I have no hope of getting anywhere the top spot. I always think about what I post before I post it, and half the time I delete it without posting anyway.


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (10:22 p.m.) 

> Or just be like me and sporadically post and then drop off the radar
> for long periods of time.

I fully endorse this approach.


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> I fully endorse this approach.

Wait are you back???


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> Wait are you back???

Heh, there's a possibility.

Probably not in any significant capacity, but I'm hoping to drop by every now and then. I've actually been peeking in somewhat regularly over the last few months, but general exhaustion prevents any consistent participation.

You know, back when internet forums were becoming popular, I really came to enjoy the ability to double-check what I'd written before actually "saying" it - both to be sure it was clearly worded, and to be sure it was what I actually meant to say. Between that and the ability to take my time forming extended arguments or commentaries, a thing I could usually never do "live" because of the large amount of points that needed to be kept in mind simultaneously, I much preferred online discussion over in-person discussion.

But 20 years later, with basically everybody in my entire life having moved to some form of written digital communication and almost nobody doing normal voice chat, the thought of typing just another few sentences instantly makes me tired. It's not that I don't have a lot to say, or don't want to say it. I'm just all written out.

So, probably a few quick posts here and there. Maybe an occasional long-post. Can't promise much more.

But, did anybody really miss my "Die Another Day is still the best Arnold Bond score" routine anyway? tongue


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> Or just be like me and sporadically post and then drop off the radar for
> long periods of time. Although back in the early days I posted at MMUK a
> lot more.

Haha! Yeah, this seems more likely.

> Still, there's no way I'll ever post enough to make numbers like y'all. I
> don't know how you guys do it



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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Thursday, November 11, 2021 (7:14 a.m.) 

> Or just be like me and sporadically post and then drop off the radar for
> long periods of time. Although back in the early days I posted at MMUK a
> lot more.

> Still, there's no way I'll ever post enough to make numbers like y'all. I
> don't know how you guys do it

It does seem like people's posting frequency peaks in high school/college, with some drop-offs once we get real lives haha. Grad school probably has played a role in CK and my high numbers.


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Thursday, November 11, 2021 (4:54 a.m.) 

> Soon… soon, I shall rise to take my rightful place among the enshrined
> pantheon!

I feel like you've only been here a couple months and you're already almost at a thousand posts. You'll rise through the ranks in no time at that rate haha


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> I feel like you've only been here a couple months and you're already
> almost at a thousand posts. You'll rise through the ranks in no time at
> that rate haha

Haha! I actually started posting (albeit sporadically) sometime around April.


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Thursday, November 11, 2021 (7:41 a.m.) 
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First off, I'm impressed. This seemed like a lot of work, but it is fun to see the numbers play out.

> - 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!)

Yeah... this was probably a nightmare. You are a true stats hero for attempting to sort out all of that mess. There have been times when I almost decided to stop the "Now Playing" posts, but it has become a tradition/habit after all these years. And it makes for a great place to find out about new scores, especially when folks add mini-reviews or commentary to their listening posts. Glad to see the community still participates in them too.


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> First off, I'm impressed. This seemed like a lot of work, but it is fun to
> see the numbers play out.

> Yeah... this was probably a nightmare. You are a true stats hero for
> attempting to sort out all of that mess. There have been times when I
> almost decided to stop the 'Now Playing' posts, but it has become a
> tradition/habit after all these years. And it makes for a great place to
> find out about new scores, especially when folks add mini-reviews or
> commentary to their listening posts. Glad to see the community still
> participates in them too.

I appreciate you keeping up the tradition! Although if you felt like it was time to pass the torch I'm sure there are one or two eager young whippersnappers who would gladly take it on.


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> First off, I'm impressed. This seemed like a lot of work, but it is fun to
> see the numbers play out.

Took me an hour or so, but it was fun, not work. big grin

> Yeah... this was probably a nightmare. You are a true stats hero for
> attempting to sort out all of that mess. There have been times when I
> almost decided to stop the 'Now Playing' posts, but it has become a
> tradition/habit after all these years. And it makes for a great place to
> find out about new scores, especially when folks add mini-reviews or
> commentary to their listening posts. Glad to see the community still
> participates in them too.

It's basically the bread and butter of the Board. Maybe if you stopped doing it someone else might eventually step up, but it's comforting to have that regularity for sure. smile


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Thursday, November 11, 2021 (12:54 p.m.) 
• Now Playing: To Kill a Mockingbird (E. Bernstein, ****)  

> - 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

Really didn't expect this outcome when I first clicked on the thread this morning. big grin big grin Does this mean I have now officially become the Supreme Lava-Man of the Known Universe, eh? EH?

I shall use my new superpowers wisely... *flash* Oooohhhh, finally the long-awaited Harry Potter box-set of all seven scores by Patrick Doyle...

Y'know, it's funny, because I was a bit mad that I didn't crack the Top Ten for the previous Scoreboard incarnation. Or, in retrospect, the Top Three for the one before. For the first, there were early post I did under "Chris Kuehn", and there has an elven-named alias of conspicuous curmudgeonery that probably would add a dozen posts or so...but still, I am both a wee bit chuffed, proud, amused and perturbed by this fact (for the time being).

While the quantity of my contributions has been fluctuating for the past couple of years, the subterranean quality of my many off-kilter non sequitur-posts never was in doubt! clown And just how often do folks need to read wax lyrical about the awesomeness of Shore's Middle-earth scores or my fondess of all things Babylon 5? 'fraid that my pseudo!innocuous banterings with that lovely guy from Bottoms Below, or however that's named, will continue for the foreseeable future.

And perhaps I'll find a way to re-kindle that half-dormant spark of my love of film music...and I'm happy to say that this Board and its quality assemblage of wonderful and characterful people is a constant source of entertainment, knowledge and fondness. Long may it continue! And to those of you who for whatever unfathomable reason find my intimidating (as I've been told a couple of times)...don't be. I don't deserve that particular badge of honour! wink

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

Craig is one of the loveliest men I have ever had the good fortune to know and meet. Wish that my path would have led me to a place where meeting up with him and Segundo could have been a, oh I dunno, bi-monthly thing. Miss you, Craig!

> - 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.

OMG, PT. Best Dutchman I've ever known (and I don't know many Dutchmen!). We started posting and regularly roughly around the same time, if I remember correctly. Funny anecdote: with PT, a "thing" began that has since occurred regularly. That is, arranging to meet up, often in a place not well-known to either party ("Let's met at XYZ [it usually being a cathedral] at 123 hours!"), arriving at said place within moments of each other, me casting a glance over my shoulder to find PT there looking around for me as well.

MANY fond memories with Peter, and it was beyond lovely to meet up with him again in 2017 after 13 years and walk down some old paths in the Peak District.

> - What on earth happened to Jack?

I hope that he is doing well, wherever he is.

> - 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

Joti was a very extrovert Australian with a huge like of the fairer sex. No idea what became of him afterwards.

> - 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.

Jens Dietrich. Being German, we kinda found each other on the ScoreBoard by being connected by karma, or something. One could say he's the Ford Thaxton of film music nuts, but that does him great injustice in many ways. God, was (is) the guy knowledgeable, and GOD, what were (are?) his connections back in the early 2000s. Fond memories of three meetings (one of which included a road trip from Minnesota to a John Williams concert in Ohio in 2002) during his active days, and another one in 2012 after he had just moved to San Francisco, where I happened to be for a conference. Found out about this after arriving in SF, and then met up with him for dinner (in an Afghan restaurant) the next evening.

> - 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).

Mikal and Ethan...wanna meet so bad! Jon Bl...had beers and burgers and a CD shopping spree with, wanna do so again so bad! The 'roo...wanna meet so so bad in bed! big grin Haven't met Erik, Boden, Antonio or Mastadge (from MN, right?), but if there's ever another opportunity for a Filmtracks Gathering, they should come so I can say I've met them (yes, and you, Vikram... tongue). Plus all the others, both new faces (including, but not limited, to Clint!) and throughout the years (Thomas Allen Smith! TOM CARTLEDGE!) that I'd love to finally shake hands with and shoot the shit about our hobby... smile

> 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

Met Yavar, too. Had AWEsome burgers and pink lemonade in a great place in Burbank. Fellow Fiver, a rare thing. You called ME craziest above? I've got NOTHING on Yavar... big grin

> 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

It really was. Brought back some old and good memories, too. I should let Nate know that I still have the Lava-Man shirt I wore for the First Filmtracks Gathering so that he and Brendan would recognize Jens and me at the Minneapolis airport... I wonder what might have become of our Captain Hook, as I've been unable to contact him by eMail for years; I hope he is as well as he can be.

As for the other great friends I have made here and had the pleasure and honour to meet... Jonathan, Christian (perhaps that there was another Christian with a film music craze in his head was a reason that got me attached to Filmtracks back then...), Brendan, my fellow (but actual) Albertan, Riley, the Man from Vulcan (to which I've been, I have photos to proof it!)...

...and, of course, you, Edmund. When we met during my bicycle trips both times were actually among the highlights of the trips. Good music recommendations, too, on both the film music and classical side of things. Best Wang-man a Lava-man could ask for! devilish

So much for tonight. Thanks for compiling and commenting this, it actually added a little bounce to my step today! smile

Ta & tata,
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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Thursday, November 11, 2021 (1:46 p.m.) 

> Y'know, it's funny, because I was a bit mad that I didn't crack the Top
> Ten for the previous Scoreboard incarnation. Or, in retrospect, the Top
> Three for the one before. For the first, there were early post I did under
> 'Chris Kuehn', and there has an elven-named alias of conspicuous
> curmudgeonery that probably would add a dozen posts or so...but still, I
> am both a wee bit chuffed, proud, amused and perturbed by this fact (for
> the time being).

If you knew stuff about basketball, I'd compare you to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, whose career longevity, combined with a stretch of really impressive dominance, means he's the all-time NBA leader in points scored.

> While the quantity of my contributions has been fluctuating for the past
> couple of years, the subterranean quality of my many off-kilter non
> sequitur-posts never was in doubt! clown And just how often do folks need to
> read wax lyrical about the awesomeness of Shore's Middle-earth scores or
> my fondess of all things Babylon 5? 'fraid that my pseudo!innocuous
> banterings with that lovely guy from Bottoms Below,

I just spat out my kumquats.

> or however that's
> named, will continue for the foreseeable future.

> Jens Dietrich. Being German, we kinda found each other on the ScoreBoard
> by being connected by karma, or something. One could say he's the Ford
> Thaxton of film music nuts,

Is...is that not Ford Thaxton by default?

> but that does him great injustice in many
> ways. God, was (is) the guy knowledgeable, and GOD, what were (are?) his
> connections back in the early 2000s. Fond memories of three meetings (one
> of which included a road trip from Minnesota to a John Williams concert in
> Ohio in 2002) during his active days, and another one in 2012 after he had
> just moved to San Francisco, where I happened to be for a conference.
> Found out about this after arriving in SF, and then met up with him for
> dinner (in an Afghan restaurant) the next evening.

> Mikal and Ethan...wanna meet so bad! Jon Bl...had beers and burgers
> and a CD shopping spree with, wanna do so again so bad! The
> 'roo...wanna meet so so bad in bed! big grin Haven't met Erik, Boden,
> Antonio or Mastadge (from MN, right?), but if there's ever another
> opportunity for a Filmtracks Gathering, they should come so I can say I've
> met them (yes, and you, Vikram... tongue).

Probably a bad sign that we both know I'm going to compulsively reply to anything you post wink (Though I wouldn't have made a comment about my omission lol)

> Plus all the others, both new faces
> (including, but not limited, to Clint!) and throughout the years (Thomas
> Allen Smith!

Wait, did Thomas and Ethan get married?? AND NO ONE TOLD ME????

> Met Yavar, too. Had AWEsome burgers and pink lemonade in a great place in
> Burbank. Fellow Fiver, a rare thing. You called ME craziest above? I've
> got NOTHING on Yavar... big grin

I still haven't checked out his and Jens's Goldsmith podcast. Feel like I'd learn a lot, though their Goldsmith expertise is a little overwhelming lol.

> Best Wang-man

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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Friday, November 12, 2021 (2:18 p.m.) 
• Now Playing: The Lion King (Hans Z./Elton J., OST, ****)  

> If you knew stuff about basketball,

Again with the assumptions, correct though they are. tongue

> I just spat out my kumquats.

*bites tongue, eyes the 'roo*

> Is...is that not Ford Thaxton by default?

Well, on "our" side of the fence. The Fans' Fence. I'm linguinistically clever, aren't I?

> Probably a bad sign that we both know I'm going to compulsively reply to
> anything you post wink (Though I wouldn't have made a comment about my
> omission lol)

They are people I omit on purpose, there are people I omit due to faulty memory, there are people I forget exist. The overwhelming majority of cases falls into the second category.

> Wait, did Thomas and Ethan get married?? AND NO ONE TOLD ME????

Both guys' last names start with an "S" and have an "I" in them. I'm getting old, whatcanIsay? (But yes, booYAH if that were the case. I know ERS is straight...BUT THAT SHOULDN'T STOP HIM! Would be a Filmtracks First, I believe...? How's TAS these days anyway?)

> I still haven't checked out his and Jens's Goldsmith podcast. Feel like
> I'd learn a lot, though their Goldsmith expertise is a little overwhelming lol.

Just to prove I've met both of them, though not at the same time: https://i.ibb.co/TrF2vkN/Bild-2021-11-12-231642.png

> 👀

At least someone noticed! big grin


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Did you just call me a...bottom?! oh [EDITED TWICE]   Friday, November 12, 2021 (4:26 a.m.) 

> that lovely guy from Bottoms Below

I’m chuckling right now thinking about a particular scene in SHAMELESS (the American version), and my suspicion that you and I might end up reenacting it. tongue

> 'roo...wanna meet so so bad in bed!

To quote James Bond in GOLDFINGER, “You know, one of these days we really must look into that!”

The response from the person he was flirting with mentioned something called an Angel cake. No idea what that is, but either way I’d much prefer to eat a different sort of cake. wink

And...I’ll stop now, because I think I’ve derailed this thread enough already. big grin


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I don't think so...   Friday, November 12, 2021 (9:43 a.m.) 

...it was just another (though ostensibly failed) wordplay on Down Under. BUT OF COURSE WITH THAT ANGLE COMMON TO OUR DERAILMENTS WHY ARE YOU SURPRISES?!?

> I’m chuckling right now thinking about a particular scene in SHAMELESS
> (the American version), and my suspicion that you and I might end up
> reenacting it. tongue

I'm aware of the series and the gay ongoings in it.

> To quote James Bond in GOLDFINGER, “You know, one of these days we really
> must look into that!”

We outta meet halfway, coz I ain't gonna sit in a plane for 24 hours.

> The response from the person he was flirting with mentioned something
> called an Angel cake. No idea what that is, but either way I’d much prefer
> to eat a different sort of cake. wink

.....I'll have the cheese cake as always, thanxeryuch.

> And...I’ll stop now, because I think I’ve derailed this thread enough already. big grin

Yeah, you're never going to be a train conductor, that's for sure.

GLOMPhugs for the weekend, MA! smile

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Re: I don't think so...   Friday, November 12, 2021 (2:16 p.m.) 

> I'm aware of the series and the gay ongoings in it.

There’s a scene in which Cameron Monaghan’s character is just about to get it on with a guy...until they realise that they’re both tops, and neither is willing to make an exception to that rule. So that’s the end of their night. tongue

> We outta meet halfway, coz I ain't gonna sit in a plane for 24 hours.

So...Sri Lanka? Works for me!

> .....I'll have the cheese cake as always, thanxeryuch.

Hehe, as long as we can share, I can live with that.

> Yeah, you're never going to be a train conductor, that's for sure.

Not with the way I drive. big grin

> GLOMPhugs for the weekend, MA! smile

Right back at you my friend. smile

> PS: Nice haircut.

Thanks! It’s pretty short, but so is my fuse with the imminence of summer, so drastic measures were called for. The photo itself is kinda oddly-angled I must admit, because I had to crop the original. For reasons. wink



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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Friday, November 12, 2021 (6:26 a.m.) 

> Really didn't expect this outcome when I first clicked on the
> thread this morning. big grin big grin Does this mean I have now officially become the
> Supreme Lava-Man of the Known Universe, eh? EH?

Were you not always?

> I shall use my new superpowers wisely... *flash* Oooohhhh, finally the
> long-awaited Harry Potter box-set of all seven scores by Patrick Doyle...

All EIGHT scores, surely? tongue I'd love to hear them.

> Y'know, it's funny, because I was a bit mad that I didn't crack the Top
> Ten for the previous Scoreboard incarnation. Or, in retrospect, the Top
> Three for the one before. For the first, there were early post I did under
> 'Chris Kuehn', and there has an elven-named alias of conspicuous
> curmudgeonery that probably would add a dozen posts or so...but still, I
> am both a wee bit chuffed, proud, amused and perturbed by this fact (for
> the time being).

Your early aliases (both "Chris Kuehn" and "Christian Kuehn" sans umlaut) extend your lead by another 50 posts or so. Here's a fun one:

https://www.filmtracks.com/scoreboard/main.cgi?read=22049

20 years later and I'd say you were wrong on that one!

> And perhaps I'll find a way to re-kindle that half-dormant spark of my
> love of film music...and I'm happy to say that this Board and its quality
> assemblage of wonderful and characterful people is a constant source of
> entertainment, knowledge and fondness. Long may it continue! And to those
> of you who for whatever unfathomable reason find my intimidating (as I've
> been told a couple of times)...don't be. I don't deserve that particular
> badge of honour! wink

At this point I think I'd come back here even if I never listened to another note of film music ever again in my life. (And the odds of that happening are pretty much zero, no matter how disillusioned or curmudgeonly I might get with the new stuff, the old stuff is always there for me!)

> Craig is one of the loveliest men I have ever had the good fortune to know
> and meet. Wish that my path would have led me to a place where meeting up
> with him and Segundo could have been a, oh I dunno, bi-monthly thing. Miss
> you, Craig!

Can only co-sign this. Alas, Los Angeles is damnably far away from anywhere that I ever am.

> Joti was a very extrovert Australian with a huge like of the fairer sex.
> No idea what became of him afterwards.

Ah, so the anti-'roo! big grin

> It really was. Brought back some old and good memories, too. I should let
> Nate know that I still have the Lava-Man shirt I wore for the First
> Filmtracks Gathering so that he and Brendan would recognize Jens and me at
> the Minneapolis airport... I wonder what might have become of our Captain
> Hook, as I've been unable to contact him by eMail for years; I hope he is
> as well as he can be.

Hook posted here as recently as 2018, surprisingly. Not very much though. Always fun to see one of the "old timers" make a cameo appearance.

> ...and, of course, you, Edmund. When we met during my bicycle trips both
> times were actually among the highlights of the trips. Good music
> recommendations, too, on both the film music and classical side of things.
> Best Wang-man a Lava-man could ask for! devilish

Good times, both times. Hope we can make it happen soon, although that might require me to get off this sodden emerald isle. indifferent

> So much for tonight. Thanks for compiling and commenting this, it actually
> added a little bounce to my step today! smile

Well, if it did that, then it was a worthwhile endeavor. cool


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Friday, November 12, 2021 (9:33 a.m.) 
• Now Playing: starting with Mancina's Speed (LLL release, ***)  

> Were you not always?

It felt like being Sub-Supreme Co-Leader of the Unknown Monoverse up to this point. Or something like that.

> All EIGHT scores, surely? tongue I'd love to hear them.

Even better. big grin

> Your early aliases (both 'Chris Kuehn' and 'Christian Kuehn' sans umlaut)
> extend your lead by another 50 posts or so. Here's a fun one:

> https://www.filmtracks.com/scoreboard/main.cgi?read=22049

Oh Lord. Yeah, those early years two effin' decades ago...fuggetaboutem.

> 20 years later and I'd say you were wrong on that one!

Never a bad thing if a Kühn is wrong on something. We're both a deeply pessimistic and highly holier-than-thou bunch.

> At this point I think I'd come back here even if I never listened to
> another note of film music ever again in my life. (And the odds of that
> happening are pretty much zero, no matter how disillusioned or
> curmudgeonly I might get with the new stuff, the old stuff is always there
> for me!)

Yeah, that's a healthy approach to take, and I think one that I'm already in the process of embarking on myself (not that I ever really left that path, I've just been going at an incredibly slow speed with the wipers turned off...or something).

> Can only co-sign this. Alas, Los Angeles is damnably far away from
> anywhere that I ever am.

Well, work your way towards it. If you get to MN the next time, try to somehow get to Chicago and meet up with the esteemed Jon Blough. Imma repeat this until it happens. big grin

> Ah, so the anti-'roo! big grin

This was before Michael began posting here...and I vaguely recall some, let's say, curmudgeonly exchanges with Joti back then. Wish that I had discovered that irreverent strain of my personality back then already...

> Hook posted here as recently as 2018, surprisingly. Not very much though.
> Always fun to see one of the 'old timers' make a cameo appearance.

I'll give it another try. His personal circumstances were not the best back then, so not being able to get in touch at all has been worrying me for quite a while.

> Good times, both times. Hope we can make it happen soon, although that
> might require me to get off this sodden emerald isle. indifferent

Wanna swap places? I also make the promise to stop alluding to/making funny wordplays regarding your ahem-ahem...I was just waiting for the perfect opportunity for that Wang-man bit. My apologies if I overshot the finish line here (no pun intended, but hard to avoid in this particular case).

> Well, if it did that, then it was a worthwhile endeavor. cool

Still bouncing. Schönen Abend und schönes Wochenende nach Irland! smile

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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Friday, November 12, 2021 (9:50 a.m.) 

> Oh Lord. Yeah, those early years two effin' decades
> ago...fuggetaboutem.

I mean, there are worse things. One of my first ever posts was this beauty: https://www.filmtracks.com/scoreboard/index.cgi?read=44759

(I mean, I still somewhat stand by a lot of what I said there lol. But...less strenuously, these days. And a way to endear yourself to a community, it is not. Still, at least it prompted the first of many references to my genital area on Filmtracks, and from CC himself! A badge of honor. smile )

> Well, work your way towards it. If you get to MN the next time, try to
> somehow get to Chicago and meet up with the esteemed Jon Blough. Imma
> repeat this until it happens. big grin

It's on the bucket list. I think Mr. Blough may be the only person in this community whose database is even more organized and stats-nerdy than my own, so would love to compare notes on that front if nothing else big grin

> This was before Michael began posting here...and I vaguely recall some,
> let's say, curmudgeonly exchanges with Joti back then. Wish that I had
> discovered that irreverent strain of my personality back then already...

As I alluded to with the old post I linked above, age tends to mellow you, and that can be a good thing.

> Wanna swap places? I also make the promise to stop alluding to/making
> funny wordplays regarding your ahem-ahem...I was just waiting for the
> perfect opportunity for that Wang-man bit. My apologies if I overshot the
> finish line here (no pun intended, but hard to avoid in this particular
> case).

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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Friday, November 12, 2021 (10:27 a.m.) 

> I mean, there are worse things. One of my first ever posts was this
> beauty: https://www.filmtracks.com/scoreboard/index.cgi?read=44759

Big "Why are you so obsessed with me??" energy here. At least you can take comfort in that you weren't the first or the last to go on that rant?

> (I mean, I still somewhat stand by a lot of what I said there lol.
> But...less strenuously, these days. And a way to endear yourself to a
> community, it is not. Still, at least it prompted the first of many
> references to my genital area on Filmtracks, and from CC himself! A badge
> of honor. smile )

Bahaha that was an unexpected surprise.

> It's on the bucket list. I think Mr. Blough may be the only person in this
> community whose database is even more organized and stats-nerdy than my
> own, so would love to compare notes on that front if nothing else big grin

It will always amuse me how much deeper into numbers and stats you go on this stuff than I do. Guess I have enough math and spreadsheets going on in my life lol. Though that doesn't explain Mr. Blough's nerdery.


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Saturday, November 13, 2021 (9:17 p.m.) 

> Though that doesn't explain Mr. Blough's nerdery.

Going on a CD shopping spree with Jon is one of the fonder memories of my life as a film music fan and...oh wait, I have photos of that: https://i.ibb.co/4SrWP6T/P1020489.jpg (Jon, did you end buying HtWWW that day?)

I bought Marianelli's Jane Eyre and a Takemitsu compilation that day...


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Friday, November 12, 2021 (2:40 p.m.) 

> I mean, there are worse things. One of my first ever posts was this
> beauty: https://www.filmtracks.com/scoreboard/index.cgi?read=44759

Such...repressed anger. big grin I think I remember that, but I didn't remember CC's response. Meh, we were all young once.

> It's on the bucket list. I think Mr. Blough may be the only person in this
> community whose database is even more organized and stats-nerdy than my
> own, so would love to compare notes on that front if nothing else big grin

Oh, just get a room, willya?

> As I alluded to with the old post I linked above, age tends to mellow you,
> and that can be a good thing.

You're still, like, two decades younger than me. Stay there, the climb ain't worth it all that much.

> No worries. It's Filmtracks, you just have to take these things in stride
> haha. At least it's getting some attention from someone

And that part made me chuckle heartily...and I don't chuckle heartily very often!

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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Friday, November 12, 2021 (4:24 p.m.) 

> I had a bit of free time this evening,

A bit? big grin

> taken across all three generations of the Board, over twenty years
> of film score fandom history, who has made the most posts?

*Looks around nervously* indifferent

> 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

Hmmmm, yes...and we shall never speak of those lost years again...

> 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)

Well kids, that's what posting upwards of 20 times per day back in the early 2000's will get you. tongue I would also venture to guess that at least 30% of those posts are arguments about Elliot Goldenthal. big grin

> - 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

Hear hear! A true portrait of German efficiency, consistency and quality post-engineering. He's not just a man, he's finely-tuned Scoreboard posting machine, and likely could also win the award for most in-person Scoreboard meetups of all time. Congratulations my lava-infused friend!

> - I have no clue who Joti is,

Or what a Joti is. big grin

Joti was a great guy - I remember chatting with him on ICQ (Oooohhh boy) and asking how tomorrow was going. Australians are definitely good for something!

> - Despite being top 3 in the first generation, Jens seemed to vanish
> almost immediately once the second was launched,

Jens has the unique ability to one day decide something isn't worth his time and simply remove it from his life without a second thought. tongue But it is a shame he didn't continue to pop in...his perspective is almost always hilarious (or borderline neurotic in an 'um...are you okay?' way). He's probably still the most shocking in-person Scoreboarder meet-up I've ever had, in a good way (except for the snoring which gave me permanent PTSD). The man never runs out of energy (or Jerry Goldsmith action music to share). If you miss him, he's still on Twitter (i.e. the worst place in the world).

> - 12 of the top 20 are still reasonably active, including all of the top 6!

I needed to reply to this so we can say it's 7...

For some reason (okay, I know the reason - it's because I've been watching Squid Game and it's causing me to think about death way too often) this has made me wonder what kind of endgame Christian has set up for when he either 1) gets fed up and sells/closes the site or 2) becomes somehow unable to run the site.

Has he set up some kind of failsafe if he doesn't log into the server for more than 60 days or something? Some kind of 'Operation Cinder' style plan to blow this place up? Has he named Jon Broxton his website-next-of-kin? Will the Scoreboard archives be exposed to Google's robot crawlers so that searches of our names will suddenly produce thousands of posts worth of potentially embarrassing content? ( indifferent *nervous laughter* indifferent )

In conclusion, this is a pretty meaningless first contribution to the next generation of Scoreboard on my part...so I'm pretty much on track with the last 20 years...

-Brendan, on the board

p.s. if anyone cares, I think this was likely my best attempt at constructive content, circa 2005: https://www.filmtracks.com/scoreboard/main.cgi?read=146483



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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Saturday, November 13, 2021 (8:43 a.m.) 
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Yoooooooooooooooo Brendan! smile big grin

Good to know that you're still checking in on us...and this place's pulse...or something.

> Well kids, that's what posting upwards of 20 times per day back in the
> early 2000's will get you. tongue I would also venture to guess that at least
> 30% of those posts are arguments about Elliot Goldenthal. big grin

Our heyday was also so heyday-y because of the time difference. I was up and posting six hours before you guys began, so it was a somewhat around-the-clock extravaganza of (s)henanigans. I'd say that by early 2002, the Goldenthal discussions had been firmly supplanted by LotR.

> Hear hear! A true portrait of German efficiency, consistency and quality
> post-engineering.

*blushes in places I didn't know it was possible to blush*

My parents will be happy to hear that (they say "Hi", too). Of course, it all depends on how you define any of these terms. And I sometimes do wish my brain was better at remembering the things pertinent to functioning in daily life and my trade that all these ScoreBoard and Gathering anecdotes from twenty years ago! big grin

> He's not just a man, he's finely-tuned Scoreboard
> posting machine, and likely could also win the award for most in-person
> Scoreboard meetups of all time. Congratulations my lava-infused friend!

This is actually something I thought about yesterday. If I add the persons (all of this is pretty much pre-social media times, mind) that I talked with on the phone...

...John Williams is planning to come to Milan in Italy next June. I daresay that dratted pandemic will have subsided enough by then that to undertake a Filmtracks Gathering might not be too inconceivable...?

> Jens has the unique ability to one day decide something isn't worth his
> time and simply remove it from his life without a second thought. tongue

Bwahahahaha. This is simply about the most spot-on description I've ever read of the guy.

> But it is a shame he didn't continue to pop in...his perspective is almost
> always hilarious (or borderline neurotic in an 'um...are you okay?' way).

Just re-read Tex's Gathering Reports from 2002...especially that episode that took you to Cleveland in the middle of the night in order to drop off Jens at the train station.

> Has he set up some kind of failsafe if he doesn't log into the server for
> more than 60 days or something? Some kind of 'Operation Cinder' style plan
> to blow this place up? Has he named Jon Broxton his website-next-of-kin?
> Will the Scoreboard archives be exposed to Google's robot crawlers so that
> searches of our names will suddenly produce thousands of posts worth of
> potentially embarrassing content? ( indifferent *nervous laughter* indifferent )

Yeah, that. On my end, it was interesting to follow the progress I made with my English. Perhaps posting so much on here actually played a role in my going to Canada for my grad studies...and the prospect of meeting more ScoreBoarders. Although I continue to be bummed that I managed to leave Germany just before Jenna and you came over for a visit. frown My parents still talk about it fondly, so... smile

> In conclusion, this is a pretty meaningless first contribution to the next
> generation of Scoreboard on my part...so I'm pretty much on track with the
> last 20 years...

You, unlike me, have a proper family, a proper job and a proper life. All we at Filmtracks needed to do is to see you off to a good start and get you to a point where you'd be self-sufficient...or something. Worked with Nate, too. big grin

> p.s. if anyone cares, I think this was likely my best attempt at
> constructive content, circa 2005:
> https://www.filmtracks.com/scoreboard/main.cgi?read=146483

I remember that, too. And I'm not going to look up my take on that. tongue

Have a good weekend!

CK, happy to have Brendan as a friend


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Saturday, November 13, 2021 (1:42 a.m.) 

F**k me, I'm surprised I'm still 3rd! Like Brendan said, that's what posting all evening did to us, back in the 00s. I think I ended the first or second iteration of the Scoreboard on top with 6,666 posts, is that right? if so... it wasn't a coincidence! big grin

But it was also largely pre-social media. I think FB, Twitter and the likes have taken a lot of people away from forums (not just this one, but in general).

Despite the various iterations, it's amazing how it's really still the same as 20 years ago. The thread lay outs, the message form...

Many of the names bring back fond memories. Still have a fair few crazy photos of drunk scoreboarders out and about in London..

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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Saturday, November 13, 2021 (9:15 a.m.) 

> Many of the names bring back fond memories. Still have a fair few crazy
> photos of drunk scoreboarders out and about in London..

Thanks for using the plural...so it wasn't just me back then. Big fish-small fish-cardboard box... cool

> Cheerio,
> PT

You doing well over there? smile


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Re: Stats Sidebar: Top 20 Posters across Three Generations of the Scoreboard   Saturday, November 13, 2021 (1:48 a.m.) 

Who is PT and why am I being associated with any of your human subspecies?
I find this...disturbing.

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