questionsbreaking news: @hobbit has dethroned @shrdlu in…

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Right after I posted this I checked the leaderboard and @shrdlu is at the Top again...

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@lordwoot: hahaha probably because @taylorswift doesn't like me.

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@lordwoot: good maybe I will finally fall off the board. @shrdlu will be sad that I beat her to the bottom though.

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@hobbit: I don't see how the top contributers (who are well liked) could not be on the leaderboard. You never know though, I suppose.

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@lordwoot: one can always hope. It gets boring being accused of actually having tried for that spot. Some folks don't seem to understand that it just happened.

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@hobbit: Haven't you held that spot before?

I couldn't resist checking @miniwooter's stats. 92/100.

You folks have earned those top spots with a lot of helpful comments & information. I'm sure that you wouldn't object to others putting in equal effort & claiming the spots.

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@glindagw: I have. I have a screen shot from the first time I surpassed her. You are very kind. I would gladly give up my spot to anyone else. ;)

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It's hardly the first time, my friends. Popularity/Reputation has as much to do with who is the chattiest (and whose comments get voted up) as anything. It's nice outside. Who knows? Maybe I'll fall off the leaderboard entirely. No big deal either way, of course.

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@Hobbit So what's the view like from atop the mountain? (Don't forget to practice your queen wave to the rest of us!) I don't suppose there's a free woot! shirt that goes with being top dog?

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@lavikinga: Good point about the shirt. Hobbit can have every single thing I've been given for maintaining that sport. Oh, wait. I got nothing. Actually, what's cool is that both hobbit and catbertthegreat seem to be swapping back and forth. It shows what busy little bees they really are.

For a while I think I even had notes of the ratio of things that went into all of it. How many comments, how often you needed to post a deal, and how often you needed to ask a question, that sort of thing. I don't think I ever satisfied myself as to whether you needed to ask questions, but you certainly needed to answer them. No one has ever hit those top spots that hasn't had activity on both sides.

Still, the important thing is that we respect them, and I think we do. Anyone that has a cut and paste version of where to find a purchase is going above and beyond in my book.

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@lavikinga: I am trying to help you get up here too and @glindagw. @shrdlu is right she has gotten nothing

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@shrdlu: the only reason I have that as a cut and paste is because I got tired of typing the answer.

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@hobbit: Thanks, Hobs, that sure is sweet of you, but I'm more of the behind the scenes, wallflower kind of girl. You guys up there in the rarified air are frantic busy some times. No way I could keep up the pace. I'm a distance runner, not a sprinter ;) Just throw me a crust now and again.
Huzzah to ALL of you!

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@lavikinga: slow and steady wins the race.

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@shrdlu: It's hard to fall off of the mountain. It's a slow plummet, even if you do nothing.

I'm still waiting for the overlords to update the metrics for Deal Hunters, Questioners, and Hunters.

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@wootvan: Well, when one does not attempt the climb, and yet is placed on a summit for merely being a chatty little dickens (at least catbert and le hobbit post deals), one welcomes the descent as something good, and long overdue.

In other news, while checking the leaderboard just a moment ago, I was amused to see that kungalooshtea had dethroned stmiki, and was breathing down the neck of little ferrisbueller, in the Top Commenters parade.

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I'm going to try to keep this faughtey-light so no one gets upset. Over on Woot in the forums there is a core group that posts often. Many newcomers to Woot are afraid to post over there, because if you are not a member of their clique, they ignore you. I hope Deals people don't ignore the newbs in favor of their online friends. I hope you are all perceptive enough to catch my drift, because that's all I'm saying.

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@shrdlu: apparently the top commenters is becoming more dynamic or @theflounder is commenting more because she is moving up the ranks too. I love kungalooshtea so that is awesome.

@faughtey: we try. They are a reason I don't like to post over there because I know what you are talking about.

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@hobbit: I just happened to see this. The reason that this account is moving up on the Top Commenter list has more to do with the small number of comments posted in ratio to the votes received for those comments. The algorithm remains unchanged.

I agree with the comments made by @faughtey and yourself on the civility, but provide a dire warning that it is probably doomed over time, due to the ever increasing population. One hopes that those who are most active now will do their best to retain the kind impulses, while not giving into the general malaise that such a rapid influx of newcomers might create.

A sense of humor is a good thing to keep in one's back pocket (or in my case, tucked up under a fin).

This is important. I do NOT have any sort of notification turned on. Invoking my name is, and will be, useless. If you have an email address for me, that will (usually) work.

TTFN

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I've been meaning to post this ever since I first saw this question.

http://deals.woot.com/questions/details/4df51ec6-db80-43e7-89ec-67f69e4650d8/congratulations-to-hobbit

I finally wrote myself a note so as not to forget.

For those three people that don't already know that @theflounder is me, I'll say this again. I don't have any notifications on, so just typing @shrdlu will not magically summon me. In addition, PMs may not be read for as long as a week or two. If you have my email, that works. If you don't, second best is probably a PM. Just don't expect much.

Yes, I'll check here now and then, but other things have engaged my interest. So it goes.