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Boardreader... are you on the list?

Very interesting and informative.

http://boardreader.com/site/Chowhound...

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  1. True, the stats on what threads climb to the top week to week is fascinating. Also learned through BR that the Home Cooking board kicks ass around here.

    BR's link has kicked around this site for any # of reasons over the years. I still don't understand how the list of individuals contribution actually works. My s/n is there from time to time as "top authors" but I have no clue why when there are far more prolific CH's than me.

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    1. re: HillJ

      Oh gosh yes. Been around and talked about off and on for years.

    2. Yep. I'm on there. Huge supporter of "social" networking. Must be my darned marketing/PR background, communications, media. I consume huge amounts of info every day and enjoy sharing it.

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      1. re: sandiasingh

        HA! I've always said that I'm a frustrated reference librarian. A total info junkie. I've learned an incredible amount here and am such a better cook than I used to be.

        1. re: c oliver

          Me too. It's a brilliant resource and reassuring to know if I need a question answered in the next hour there will be somebody out there with a solution.

      2. Holy cow I'm on the list, albeit last place. Nevertheless, I'm as thrilled as Steve Martin when he got his phone book in The Jerk. Or, maybe I should get a life?.......

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        1. re: Veggo

          You will always be the number 1 Jerk to me!!

        2. While obviously I'm not on any of those lists, charts or graphs, can someone please tell me where it ranks the posters by the following criteria;

          Devilishly Handsome
          Refreshingly Original
          Irresistibly Charming
          Oozingly Charismatic
          Endlessly Entertaining
          And just one Hell of a Guy

          Someone point me in the right direction, or a mirror!

          ***Edit, I should also add Modest! :-p

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          1. re: jrvedivici

            Appropriate that the Secret Life of Walter Mitty is opening.

            1. re: Servorg

              Hahahaha excellent response!!! Well done!

            2. re: jrvedivici

              That IS the list you're looking for. Just substitute, when appropriate "beautiful" for "handsome" when appropriate.

            3. Boardreader doesn't have anything to do with longevity. Today's line up has newcomers to CH on the top authors list. Glad to see it's a level contributing field.

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              1. re: HillJ

                "Top authors" is a bit of a misnomer. The list just counts number of posts in the preceding week. A great number of the posts counted have little to do with authorship of meaningful content.

                1. re: Melanie Wong

                  Top authors is what boardreader calls the list, not me. I used their reference. And, I didn't say a word about meaningful. Maybe that's the misnomer.

                  1. re: HillJ

                    Right. I'm just saying don't read something into the term that isn't there. It's only a post count from those people, nothing more than that.

                    1. re: Melanie Wong

                      Thanks for pointing that out. When this OP began, I wondered if there was a hint of reading into it going on. Other threads discussing boardreader have suggested that there was something more to glean from such data other than post count. Even favoritism. I never saw it. But I did wonder about longevity. And, clearly that's not the case either.

                      1. re: Melanie Wong

                        Yeah, and when you ask or answer a question there's frequently a good bit of back and forth. It might be slightly more interesting (if it's interesting at all) to see how many threads have been responded to. And if one starts a thread, then that person is sometimes replying a lot more than the other posters to said thread. But people love numbers regardless of their value in real life. I see that never more than nearing the end of football season. When they're saying "well, it team X and Y lose and team z wins then...."

                2. I was on it the week I was home nursing broken ribs. I considered it a distinction of pathetic merit.

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                  1. [sigh]

                    I need to get out more.

                    [sigh]

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                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      You stay right there, ipsedixit. I just happened across your parsley sauce for pasta a couple of days ago. Just what I needed!

                      1. re: ipsedixit

                        Chafing problems with the ankle tracker? Still trying for that parole date? The chief head shrinker not quite convinced that your jacket that ties in the back should be removed?

                        1. re: ipsedixit

                          Watch out! When I posted a similar self-deprecatory comment on another thread, about my appearance on Boardreader, I got my knuckles rapped by the Mods for what they interpreted as an implicit insult to others in the Top Ten.

                          1. re: greygarious

                            You still pay attention to the Mods?

                            That's *so* 2013.

                        2. Bumping this back up to the top.
                          Pretty interesting this week [July 2014]

                          MOD's-- you guys watch this?

                           
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                          1. re: Kris in Beijing

                            What's interesting about it? Month in, month out, unless someone drops out or is banned, or a super-enthusiastic newbie appears, it's typically the usual suspects. In this instance, one wacko thread skewed it but that won't last. I once posted that I consider this to be an "I need to get a life" list, and got slapped by the mods for expressing that opinion. Occupying a slot even toward the bottom of the list is too much for me, serving as a reminder that I'm behind on my New Yorker subscription!

                            1. re: greygarious

                              Oh, I'm always behind on my NYer subscription.

                              Guess I don't have a life :-D