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Roll Call: Most Active Community Members So Far In 2016

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It's not like there is a lot of Cowboys football going on right now, so if we can't celebrate the Cowboys, let's celebrate ourselves by looking at the top contributors to BTB over the last six months.

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Every six months here on Blogging The Boys, dating all the way back to 2011, we like to look at some of our key user stats from the previous six months. We do this not to revel in our record page views or the number of new members we attract every month. Instead, this is an effort to recognize those community members who have made significant contributions to making BTB what it is today: the best source of Cowboys coverage you can find anywhere.

BTB is more than just the sum of the front page writers, much more. While many of us may have stumbled on BTB via an article on the front page, we kept coming back and eventually signed up because of the quality of our community here. Different people contribute in different ways to the community. Many add comments, often on an almost daily basis. Some of you add FanShots or even FanPosts. And each day, each of us adds a little more to the community. So this is where we say thank YOU, you the reader, you the commenter, you the contributor.

Which is why today we break down some BTB stats from the first half of 2016 to honor the most prolific BTB members, both in terms of quantity and quality, and recognize them for their contributions.

12 different front page writers combined to bring you 1,111 front page posts in the first six months of 2016, surpassing last year's record haul of 1,079. That's an average of a little over six posts per day, every day, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays - even during the offseason.

Most Prolific Commenters

BTB users honored the effort of the front page writers by leaving 182,106 comments under the front page posts, and added another 5,993 comments under the 409 Fanposts published by fellow BTB members. In total, that adds up to a little over 1,000 comments per day. Here are the 46 most prolific commenters who all made at least 1,000 comments over the last six months:

2016 Most Comments
BTB-member
Comments BTB-member
Comments BTB-member
Comments
Jeber 6,020 Canadian Texan 1,651 RoSHa 1,346
Terry 4,483 Jessy S 1,642 just-the-facts 1,345
BWaj22 4,432 nepacowboy 1,622 Jonathan Stern 1,315
Rena 3,434 Wreck'emCowboys 1,619 goose916 1,281
FuzzyLogic1 3,205 APerfectStar 1,612 AntonSirius 1,260
Robsa 3,198 5Blings 1,602 GECK0 1,241
DalaiLuke 2,635 CowboyOcelot 1,567 bking 1,221
rocketcoe 2,219 Julius Russell 1,560 Jace M 1,196
willin' 2,113 Ride Together, Die Together 1,536 Donrogeraikman 1,167
Truebluedcfan 2,113 Glory Daze 1,521 LizardState 1,163
Merc WithA Mouth 2,037 CoreyAdkison88 1,509 republic_0f_TEXAS 1,092
Musiccitynorm 1,948 Shaymer 1,451 Aggie Man 1,091
scraig2015 1,936 Gary Morris 1,434 D.White 1,067
pfloyd1 1,873 Uriahchase 1,412 Eddie 817 1,035
Old Frog 1,807 ?d?sse?? 1,366
Densa 1,797 pjohn56 1,365

In addition to quantity, we can also look at the quality of these comments. Like many other social media sites, BTB also has a way of "liking" posts or comments. In our little corner of the universe, the likes are called "recs", short for "recommendations", and BTB members can rec comments they particularly like. Four recs and your comment turns blue on BTB.

Here are the members who received the most recommendations for their comments over the last six months, with 100 comments needed to qualify for this ranking:

2016 Most Recs per Comment
BTB-member
Cmnts Recs
Recs/Cmnt BTB-member
Cmnts Recs
Recs/Cmnts
#ThrowUpTheX 190 979 5.2 CoachGordonBombay 309 870 2.8
One.Cool.Customer 504 2,595 5.1 Tennessee_Jed 696 1,928 2.8
Yellowbeard 174 821 4.7 William the Conqueror 155 404 2.6
Jericho Slim 211 941 4.5 icebowl68 227 569 2.5
Dub_TC 202 759 3.8 Mike_McFly 178 441 2.5
doomsdaydominators94 387 1,363 3.5 boyman 143 353 2.5
Crunchberry 212 730 3.4 EBickford1 121 298 2.5
rabblerousr 310 999 3.2 Rome One 201 487 2.4
Jason M Barnes 124 398 3.2 FloridaBoys 239 579 2.4
RobbStark 157 485 3.1 BlueFlash 488 1,167 2.4
Kegbearer 179 552 3.1 Deztructicon88 164 391 2.4
DannyPhantom 120 368 3.1 Bobboluga 114 271 2.4
DEL1SLE 117 350 3.0 chappycav 488 1,156 2.4
Aggie Man 1,091 3,191 2.9 San Antonio Al 115 272 2.4
Lord Humungus 414 1180 2.9 TheJohnnyWishbone 566 1,329 2.3

188,099 are a staggering amount of comments, but our moderation team slogged through each and every one of them, so here's a HUGE thank you for the moderation team for reading all of those comments, even the most absurd, ridiculous, and sometimes downright evil ones!

Trust me, without their moderation, BTB wouldn't be nearly as enjoyable as it is.

FanPosts

The table below lists the 16 top contributors in the FanPost section. The tables are sorted by number of FanPosts so far in 2016, by the number of recommendations (rec's) and by the number of comments generated by the FanPost and the ensuing discussion.

2016 No. Of Fanposts
Author
Fanposts
D.White 32
Peyson88 15
DubBe 15
carsonhudspeth 15
The Trenches 14
neithan20000 12
SeekingNumberSix 11
VAfan 11
kilmoturtles 10
Old Frog 10
Donny84 9
thunder12k 7
JaiMichaelUGP 7
redsoxu571 7
Rob Meeker 6
BWaj22 6
2016 Recommendations Received
Author
FanPosts Rec's
neithan20000 12 255
D.White 32 95
SeekingNumberSix 11 46
ScarletO 5 41
The Trenches 14 38
VAfan 11 37
hookerhome 4 33
StitchA 4 31
Peyson88 15 28
BWaj22 6 21
Cardsfan25 1 20
just-the-facts 1 20
Rena 2 19
Densa 2 19
redsoxu571 7 18
Fumbles 1 18
2016 Comments generated
Author
FanPosts Cmnts
D.White 32 1,013
neithan20000 12 460
VAfan 11 348
BWaj22 6 250
Peyson88 15 233
SeekingNumberSix 11 216
The Trenches 14 208
ScarletO 5 148
redsoxu571 7 145
StitchA 4 135
Gary Morris 2 116
carsonhudspeth 15 115
Kegbearer 3 110
hookerhome 4 101
DJsRightHandMan 1 100
Densa 2 95

FanPosts are a key part of BTB, as they'll give you a much broader range of opinions than you'll get on the front page. But writing a FanPost - and a well-received one at that - is a lot of work, so if you see one you like, give it a rec'. And don't be stingy with those rec's.

94 different BTB-members made at least one of the tables above, but many, many more contributed to the blog so far this year. If you missed out on the lists above but still want to know where you rank in the grand scheme of BTB things, here's an Excel file with the data for all commenters so far this year:

BTB Roll Call 2016

And if your name's not on any of the lists above, but you want to see your name up in the bright BTB lights at the end of the year, then simply post more stuff, more often!

Until then, thank you all for your great contributions.