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Roll Call: Most active community members so far in 2019

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The Cowboys take a small breather before heading to training camp, and we do the same thing as we look at the top contributors to BTB over the last six months.

NFL Draft Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

If you’re a regular here on Blogging The Boys you already know the drill. If you’re new-ish, here’s what we’re doing in this post: Every six months or so, dating all the way back to 2011, we like to look at some key user stats.

Different people contribute in different ways to our little community here. Many add comments, often on an almost daily basis, some of you even write lengthy FanPosts.

Which is why today we break down some BTB stats from the first six months of the year to honor the most prolific BTB members and recognize them for their contributions. But before we do that here is BTB By The Numbers for 2019:

  • 1,375 total front page posts. 13 different front-page writers worked tirelessly over the year to bring you quality Cowboys coverage to the tune of over seven posts a day, rain or shine, season or no season. At the very least, I think we’ve kept you well entertained.
  • 270 FanPosts. 98 BTB members combined to bring you almost two FanPosts per day.
  • 175-thousand comments. If you’ve read every single comment on the front page, the FanPosts, or the Fanshots, you’ve been very busy.

Most Prolific Commenters

We’ve averaged about 1,000 comments per day so far this year. Here are the 90 most prolific commenters of 2019 that help keep this place hopping:

2019 Most Comments
Rank Name Cmnts Rank Name Cmnts Rank Name Cmnts
1 OptimisticRealist 4,884 31 FuzzyLogic1 1,319 61 CowboysErrDay208 767
2 Fanamaniac 2,825 32 bking 1,304 62 LDVFootball 750
3 Cody Snead 2,817 33 5Blings 1,244 63 Jim Lee Howell's coaching tree 749
4 3Dvagabond 2,790 34 0k 1,235 64 Kegbearer 746
5 TLG1970 2,710 35 Ride Together, Die Together 1,227 65 like_a_dog 745
6 pfloyd1 2,547 36 Robsa 1,203 66 insman 741
7 RoSHa 2,464 37 Jeber 1,194 67 Miller1109 724
8 Julius Russell 2,412 38 ASwftKck2TheNts 1,180 68 FinChase 712
9 rambo3 2,392 39 pulmo 1,139 69 Krotto07 711
10 double duece22 2,390 40 Sean N 1,095 70 Jace M 710
11 bluefanatic 2,322 41 Realist Larry 1,077 71 WiscyTangoFY 703
12 redsoxu571 2,254 42 bcomets 1,005 72 Epicastro 699
13 Truebluedcfan 2,106 43 Jonathan Stern 995 73 4boys4me 698
14 just-the-facts 2,003 44 toke08 989 74 MrZach 685
15 TAFKA RomoCop 1,978 45 mikey p 985 75 Schipp 683
16 b.r.y.c.e. 1,957 46 FlawlessCowboy 953 76 CorbinClark 656
17 Even-Steven 1,916 47 Keith 67 936 77 DKPeavy88 637
18 Merc WithA Mouth 1,792 48 pjohn56 910 78 Chase C. Kimura 634
19 Finstor 1,733 49 Gary Morris 891 79 5timechampschumps 613
20 Metz21 1,657 50 Oakster41 890 80 rocketcoe 612
21 Onesport 1,629 51 LarryAllen'sBenchPress 862 81 Combine_Warrior 596
22 N4M IV 1,566 52 The Trenches 854 82 E. Pluribus Pumpus 590
23 Aggie Man 1,506 53 AKCOWBOYFAN 846 83 Shaymer 588
24 FoxHunt 1,476 54 camrin55 840 84 Mac&Cheese 581
25 feedzekefan 1,438 54 Lil J Moore 840 85 CowboyOcelot 580
26 NortheastCowboy 1,372 56 DalaiLuke 838 86 slacker2 575
27 bleeding_blue&silve 1,341 57 StillHateTheGiants 815 87 Steev707 569
28 anytime5656 1,335 58 trey.lebus 802 88 Rajohnnn 561
29 ChuckCowboy 1,333 59 simplejoe 781 89 BoiseBoys 558
30 APerfectStar 1,324 60 autonomic corps 776 89 Dr-P 558

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 60 members who received the most recs for their comments over the last six months, with 50 comments needed to qualify for this ranking:

2019 Most Recs per Comment
Name Cmnts Recs Recs/Cmnt Name Cmnts Recs Recs/Cmnt
One.Cool.Customer 72 566 7.9 Cowboy In The Sand 154 450 2.9
Yellowbeard 158 1,188 7.5 N4M IV 1,566 4,541 2.9
jean-luc.beaudry.3 74 489 6.6 DEL1SLE 117 337 2.9
KentuckyYankee 82 396 4.8 TheEagleinDallas 62 178 2.9
Ὀδυσσεύς 93 443 4.8 JimmyJohnson 62 174 2.8
Tennessee_Jed 462 2,178 4.7 gogo1734 125 350 2.8
Kegbearer 746 3,357 4.5 TRAVLR 214 594 2.8
Nap 54 228 4.2 ounceler 52 144 2.8
DannyPhantom 57 237 4.2 Ice my kicker 73 202 2.8
thebigham 115 442 3.8 just-the-facts 2,003 5,527 2.8
RisingSunCowboy 74 269 3.6 Musiccitynorm 94 255 2.7
KaterinaNY 169 608 3.6 SeekingNumberSix 98 265 2.7
dontcallmebrendy 252 886 3.5 Taco74 101 272 2.7
NYC_dallasfan 135 452 3.3 Coop3r 63 169 2.7
321Ballers 85 284 3.3 lilwrangler 208 552 2.7
savard18 358 1,196 3.3 goose916 198 524 2.6
harrylime7 96 320 3.3 pugbuddy 178 468 2.6
GalTex 74 245 3.3 upfrunt 368 962 2.6
C.A.Shelton 71 231 3.3 Lord Humungus 235 614 2.6
Aggie Man 1,506 4,863 3.2 D.White 314 820 2.6
Michael Strawn 307 991 3.2 oregoncowboy 58 151 2.6
FW-D 54 172 3.2 WillowTheDog 170 441 2.6
William the Conqueror 72 228 3.2 Tyrone Jenkins 326 842 2.6
Shaymer 588 1,829 3.1 pjohn56 910 2,344 2.6
dunkman 85 263 3.1 Weech 101 259 2.6
ReaperMadness 100 309 3.1 WichapiOyate! 114 290 2.5
VAfan 115 350 3.0 Robsa 1,203 3,031 2.5
StratBlack 70 211 3.0 FuzzyLogic1 1,319 3,300 2.5
South Dakota Fan 135 403 3.0 Valley Ranch 140 350 2.5
AZBoys 521 1,523 2.9 DarKnightX 70 175 2.5

That’s a lot of comments, and our moderation team had to slog 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 ignorant 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 in 2019, by the number of recommendations, and by the number of comments generated by the FanPost and the ensuing discussion.

2019 No. Of Fanposts
Author Fanposts
VAfan 24
SaloonSportsBW 17
redsoxu571 14
SeekingNumberSix 14
double duece22 14
D.White 13
like_a_dog 9
BigDavey 8
G2Mass 8
Russ_Te 7
TheDodger4Pres 6
cjbrit 6
1982Cowboys 5
TRAVLR 5
StitchA 4
Hotboyzblog 4
2019 Rec's Received
Author FanPosts Rec's
VAfan 24 91
redsoxu571 14 77
SeekingNumberSix 14 68
D.White 13 57
Gary Morris 3 29
SaloonSportsBW 17 20
like_a_dog 9 16
CowboysCutups 3 14
boyman 2 12
StitchA 4 12
Russ_Te 7 10
cjbrit 6 10
1982Cowboys 5 8
BSU Bob 1 7
David Glazer 3 7
BigDavey 8 6
2019 Comments generated
Author FanPosts Cmnts
VAfan 24 973
SeekingNumberSix 14 690
redsoxu571 14 530
like_a_dog 9 472
D.White 13 463
Gary Morris 3 202
double duece22 14 178
Russ_Te 7 163
kilmoturtles 2 121
CowboysCutups 3 108
David Glazer 3 107
SaloonSportsBW 17 106
TheDodger4Pres 6 90
TRAVLR 5 88
G2Mass 8 77
RoSHa 1 65

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.

156 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 a link to a Google sheet with the data for the almost 2,000 commenters in 2019:

BTB_Roll_Call_2019_Jan_Jun

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!

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.

Front Page

And finally, we close with the front page writers and podcasters.

As a team of writers on BTB, we take great pride in what we do here day in and day out to bring you the best Cowboys coverage you can find. Here are our numbers for 2019:

2019 Front Page Writers
Writer Posts
RJ Ochoa 362
Dave Halprin 256
Danny Phantom 192
Tom Ryle 131
David Howman 117
Michael Sisemore 85
Connor Livesay 82
Cole Patterson 56
Michael Strawn 40
OCC 38
Matt Minich 13
Larry Burneal 2
Matt Holleran 1