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Leaderboard for Ask Different Winter Bash 2015

Discussion and Analysis

Winter Bash 2015 ran for 20 days, from 14th December 2015 until midnight on 3rd January 2016. Over that time, 3,725 hats were earned by 1,582 users.

This focuses on the top 10 users at the time of the event closing is included in the graph, however more data was tracked than is present in the graph, and the raw data is preserved in the table below. Only users with a hat count above the number shown at the bottom of the row was tracked, however all users with a hat count above that number was tracked1. This number was approximately page 1 of the leaderboard: occasionally including a couple of users on page 2, but most of the time not including every user on page 1.

The colour of the series in the graph are chosen based on the most prominent colour in the user's avatar at the time of the event opening.

Awards:

  • 1st: grgarside, 2nd: bmike, 3rd: patrix/Tetsujin
  • Leaving it late: Joachim Bratteli, who moved from 9th to joint 7th on the last day of the event.
    Runner up: Ian C., who moved from joint 10th to joint 7th on the penultimate day of the event.
  • Consistency: grgarside, the only top 10 user not to change position throughout the event (those not tracked earlier would have been below users who were tracked)
  • Diversity: Hugo, the only user in the top 10 (and likely much further) to earn Do It Yourself (answer own question, both +3), Field Work (nice question asked via the app), Onion Knight (a secret hat) and Explorer (first post, +3, 3 days old).
    Runner-up: grgarside, the only user to earn Vote Early, Vote Often (250 votes on 7 consecutive days) and Odinson (a secret hat).
  • Best fitting: Ian C., a completely opinion-based award for this very nice combination of avatar and hat:

1 There were a couple of bugs with the first couple of days of tracking. The data recorded is accurate but some people were missed even though they met the minimum hat requirement of that day. Again, this only applies to days 1 and 2, and hopefully not 3.

Raw data

This is the raw data that was tracked from the leaderboard and used to create the graph.

1234567891011121314151617181920
grgarside22910121314151516161820202020202020212122
bmike20368812131314141618181818181819202020
patrix19667899912151718191919191919191919
Tetsujin1969101213131314141617171717171718191919
RedEagle200015357810121213131414151515151515151515
klanomath1547889111213141415151515151515
Hugo12101012121212121212121212
Ian C.12679999999991212
Joachim Bratteli1225558891010101010101012
user3439894946667789999999999
Mark (Identicon)9455578999999999
TheBro21978888999999
Arc676978888899999
MrMojoRisin87888888888888
IconDaemon856677788888888888
Charlie748555678888888888
Mark85567888888888
Behdad8778888
Arunkumar TK878888
Andrew Larsson7555677
Tom Geweke74555677
bassplayer77455577
Community72455667
PeterJ77
user2460174444555
daniel Azuelos7
Graham Miln62225666
orkoden5455
Min hats recorded22245556777788888888
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