It’s that time of year when I start going through the Bragging Rights Central archives of my favourite comment(s) from this blog and post(s) from other blogs – see the sidebar for details – trying to pick my favourite 12 comments for the annual reader vote. Expect the list of finalists and the reader poll some time next week…
..but for now, I present to you: the Second Annual VWXYNot? Awards for the Most Comments and Posts Listed in Bragging Rights Central!
As with last year, the winner of each category gets a $20 (Canadian) Amazon gift certificate, as well as 2011 Bragging Rights (Quantitative)!
NB the most recent comments and posts are currently in the sidebar but not the archives. They’ll be archived at the end of the week and will count towards next year’s totals.
First, the comments:
I don’t think the identity of the winner will be a shock to anyone who follows BRC on even a semi-regular basis, but perhaps the magnitude of Ricardipus‘ victory will surprise you as much as it surprised me! This is the most convincing win to date, in any category; Ricardipus’ comments were listed in BRC a stunning 29 times, more than twice the still hugely impressive totals achieved by Steve Caplan and CromerCrox in joint second place! Many congratulations to Ricardipus, and please email me to let me know which email address I should use to send you your well-deserved Amazon gift certificate!
I couldn’t include the following contributors in the chart without making it look ridiculous, but I’d also like to acknowledge the following commenters:
Two BRC mentions: lin, Frank Norman, Juniper Shoemaker, katebow, KJHaxton, Liz, Richard P Grant, Ruchi, Schlupp, Steffi Suhr, Thomas Joseph
One BRC mention: Anarchic teapot, Biobabbler, Chris, Dr. O, Jenny Rohn, Kausik Datta, Knutty Knitter, Kyrsten, Lavaland, LK, Modscientist, Professor in Training, Prof-like Substance, Ruth Seeley, SB, Seth, Stephen Curry, Stephen Moss, TheGrinch
A HUGE thank you to EVERYONE who commented on my blog this year! You’re all winners!
And now, the posts:
IT’S A FOUR-WAY TIE!!!!!!!!!!
Many congratulations to Massimo, Beth, Nina, and last year’s winner in this category, Henry. However, I have to admit that I’m stumped as to what to do now! I really wish I could send you each a $20 gift certificate, but I’m afraid I just can’t afford it. Can I please owe each of you a beer instead?! I stand a decent chance of seeing Beth and Massimo* again in the not too distant future, and since I’ve met both Henry and Nina before as well, I very much hope to see you again soon too!
Of course, if you’d rather have a $5 gift certificate now than a pint later, please just email and let me know, and I’d be honoured to oblige!
As with the comments, I couldn’t include all this year’s winners in the same graph, so kudos to the following bloggers:
Two BRC mentions: Anthony Fejes, Bob O’Hara, Erika Cule, Information Is Beautiful, Kat Arney, Prof-like Substance, Ruchi, Silver Fox, Unbalanced Reaction
One BRC mention: Austin Elliott, Barbara Ferreira, Biochembelle, Dr Rubidium, DrDrA, EcoGeoFemme, Fake Science, Flowing Data, GertyZ, GMP, Hacked IRL, I Can Has Cheezburger, Jeanne Sather, Kalliopi Monoyios, KristiV, PZ Myers, Regretsy, Ricardipus, Robert Krulwich, SciCurious, Suzi Feay, Sylvia McLain, The Excitable Scientist, The Hirschey Lab, The Oatmeal, xkcd
A HUGE thank you to ALL the bloggers I read! Keep up the great work in 2012!
Right, now I just have to choose my 12 favourite comments… watch this space!
*I think I’ve actually owed Massimo at least one beer at any given time since the day we first met online… and when I finally met him in person earlier this year and got to pay my tab, he only went and bought me dinner! How inconsiderate!