This is a low-effort Misc played over 5 rounds with 24 hours each round. It should only take about 5 minutes each round to submit a list of names, though the first round could take a bit more time. You can be involved in the discussion thread as much or as little as you choose.
While changing the FoL Archive to include user avatars on posts, I was able to gather post counts for users. These are total post counts across all threads (including ToL game threads) during the entire time the site existed.
I thought it might be fun to have a game of guessing how users compared with each other on post counts and then who had the highest post counts overall.
The game will start with an alphabetized list of the top 100 users by post count. The game will be played in rounds where the lower post counts are gradually eliminated until we reach the top 10 users.
Top 100 Users
- Anstreim (anon6348071)
- Priestess (anon97870008)
Each round, we will eliminate users below a certain post count threshold. I will give the threshold and number of users that fall below it. For example, in Round 1, the threshold is 10k and there are 28 users below this post count.
Then everyone will privately guess which users these are. You get +1 point for a correct guess and -1 point for an incorrect one. You can submit names for up to the number of users specified for the round (28 for Round 1), but you can submit less if you want. There will be 24 hours given for submitting guesses during each round.
After the round deadline, I will post a list of the users that fell below the threshold and calculate points for each player. Then the next round starts with a new threshold and new number of users to guess. The final round will involve guessing the order for the top 10 users. At the end, we will see which players accumulated the most points overall.
Players can freely discuss in the thread what they think about the users and post counts. You should not do any research to directly gather post counts from the FoL Archive. However, you can do minor research, like checking when a certain user joined FoL or if a user was in a certain game and such. If you do research something like this, you should post your findings in the thread for everyone.
The hope is that everyone will have a fun time remembering users and games from the past. There are some names on the list that many people might not recognize, but those that do are encouraged to talk about their memories.