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    congratulations Demokratickid.
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    A heap of congratulations from me, Demokratickid!
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    My, it seems I've my third Fan of the Week award to add to my collection! Well, my humble thanks to my colleague in the triumverate of comentatAARs, Enewald, for the nomination! And, many thanks to you all out there for writing your AARs so I can read them. Reading is an activity I enjoy just as much as writing, so a humble thanks there from mwa to y'all. An,d it's nice to see I've recieved 'Old Bean' status from EP. Makes me smile! Eams, if you buy the vaccines for Swine Flu, I'm game...
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    Congratulations, Democratickid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuyvesant View Post
    While I was wandering down memory lane to pick some AARs for my previous post in this thread, I noticed a related thing. Some of the AARs that I remembered as massively popular when I just got started here, the ones that I thought were the towering classics from the 'Golden Age'? Their post and view counts are positively dwarfed by newer arrivals. It was a bit of a shock to me (what do you mean, Heagarty's 'Tales of the Gluttonic Knights' is not in the top ten most-read EU2 AARs?), but it was also a pleasant surprise: clearly, AARland is busier than ever, which is great, for reader and writer alike.
    If you want the order to look more like what you were once upon a time used to, just choose your favourite "nudge-the-numbers-my-way" metric such as views divided by number of replies, by number of distinct updates, or by calendar time between the first and the last update. As an example, the Gluttonic Knights which seemed to take forever back in 2002/2003 really took one year and 5 months to write and had an awesome 800 posts total, the current top two (and several others in the top 10) have lasted 2-3 years with 2k+ posts.

    The BEST way to get high on the view lists and to last would seem to be to write something that is near interminable and appeals to the appetites of the AAR-junkies - or to write an AAR or something AAR related that is frequently referred to outside the AAR forums.

    ----This is all completely irrelevant to the thread but your earlier post on the page mentioning my name cropped up in my search filter and I just had to see what was going on. A big cheer from me to those who kept up writing EU2 AARs long past their due date! Some of you are obviously insane and have way too much time on your hands, but that does not diminish the glory of the accomplishments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Ebbesen View Post
    [thread_hijack]...[/thread hijack]
    Actually, I appreciate your threadjack, Peter. You say some very important things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Ebbesen View Post
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    If you want the order to look more like what you were once upon a time used to, just choose your favourite "nudge-the-numbers-my-way" metric such as views divided by number of replies, by number of distinct updates, or by calendar time between the first and the last update. As an example, the Gluttonic Knights which seemed to take forever back in 2002/2003 really took one year and 5 months to write and had an awesome 800 posts total, the current top two (and several others in the top 10) have lasted 2-3 years with 2k+ posts.

    The BEST way to get high on the view lists and to last would seem to be to write something that is near interminable and appeals to the appetites of the AAR-junkies - or to write an AAR or something AAR related that is frequently referred to outside the AAR forums.

    ----This is all completely irrelevant to the thread but your earlier post on the page mentioning my name cropped up in my search filter and I just had to see what was going on. A big cheer from me to those who kept up writing EU2 AARs long past their due date! Some of you are obviously insane and have way too much time on your hands, but that does not diminish the glory of the accomplishments.

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    People are writing much longer AARs these days. Perhaps it is the place itself that allows such AARs to be written. My first completed AAR was written in 2 months. Into the West was started in March of 2004 and finished at Christmas of 2006. Still, my last completed AAR was finished in under one year. That's pretty quick these days.
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    Congrats Demokratickid!

    And yeah, AARs have gotten longer even in the time I've been here. My first AAR (joint with Discomb) amounted to a year before it was abandoned, but a third of which was hiatus. My latest AAR has passed its first year, is still on hiatus and god only knows what's actually going to happen with it. And HoI3 AARs are almost just around the corner now.
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    Remember to pass your award along to the next Fan, DemocraticKid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rensslaer View Post
    Just a reminder!
    And, thank you for it. Choosing this week's fan was NOT easy, as they're are so many deserving of this award. So, put your hands together for... asd21593! He's been commenting a bit more recently, and I think this award is just the bump to get him onto full uber-commentator status... Congrats, asd!
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