I really wanted to post this last weekend, but with the Los Angeles Sparks news being the talk of the town, that put this on hiatus for a little bit.
Anyway, the higher ups at Vox Media have released some stats of every blog in our network which were shared internally. In the entire SB Nation network, there was one user who managed to write almost 65,000 comments on one SBN site during all of 2013, but I swear, that user was an outlier.
Now I'd like to share our sites' specific stats with you regarding who had the most FanPosts, FanShots, and comments. These three areas are the main places where you contribute to and help improve this site.
For the purposes of these awards, I have taken out the contributing writers, who did show up in our numbers in all three areas.
The posts you write are an important part of the site and allow us to discuss what you want to talk about. And here were the community members who wrote the most FanPosts for 2013:
|User||Number||FanPost I liked|
|C and R||37||Victory puts VanDerveer in elite 900 club|
|pilight||11||Who's the greatest WNBA player without a title?|
|Bison StarsNSpurs||6||Ode to the 2013 Silver Stars|
|DaSharpshoota15||5||What's to come for Phoenix for the rest of 2013?|
|3r1n||5||The WNBA, Procter & Gamble, and women's health|
|ljwb2014||4||A fan's individual player grades on the 2013 Minnesota Lynx team|
|jimhu||4||Know your jams!|
|truthtella||4||Should the Connecticut Sun trade Tina Charles?|
FanShots give quick news bytes for the site, and often, they don't need some long winded post to get the message across. Here are the community members who gave us the most FanShots for 2013:
|User||Number||FanShot I liked|
|3r1n||12||Delle Donne > Harvey|
|ttdomi||10||Athletics cost colleges (and thus taxpayers and students) millions|
|jimhu||7||NYT on new rules for NCAA Women's bball|
|blackandgoldforever||5||Phoenix Mercury Gives Free Tickets To Skeptical Men|
|TruthClarity||3||ESPY Nominations for best WNBA player|
|luisfilipecristovao||2||Lyttle's Spain beat Prince's Russia in Eurobasket Women Day|
The comments are our most interactive part of the site and give a more traditional message board feel. Here are the members who posted the most comments in 2013:
|User||Number of Comments|
We intend on doing this next year if the higher ups give these stats to us once again, and we definitely want to see our numbers go up in all three categories of user participation. Happy posting and commenting for 2014 everyone!