Community Rankings Updated (2010)
It's a new year, and I realized we needed to update our rankings. We have plans to do more to reward active, positive contributors (see the Improving the ChinesePod Community Section post for more on that), but in the meantime, we just needed some simple updates.
We had to start with 2007 for the yearly data, because before then our system didn't link comments with user accounts (wow, it's hard to believe it used to be that way!).
It's interesting to see the changes over the years... How Bazza became less active, how Changye shot to the top in 2008, how Henning and RJBerki have been supportive over the years, how I failed to keep up with our most active users since 2007, and, of course, Bababardwan's climb to the top.
Anyway, check it out!
cassielinJanuary 06, 2010, 01:29 PM
Hi henning , a late "happy new year" to you! Long time no see! I miss Chinesepod and you guys here. You all are always in my mind although i seldom comment in the pass six months.
Yeah, still around. I found out today, out of complete coincidence that I now live on the same road as Praxis/ChinesePod... just a bit south of it. I knew it was somewhere in the area, but was surprised so close. So that got me wondering if there were any meet-ups and searching for them, so started to miss ChinesePod so I'm back around.
oh, the last time i saw his comment was on the News and Features(interview with cassie). It has been a long time since then. I am doing good so far, just a little busy. I am going to have much time to addict to Cpod since the winter holiday is coming soon.^_^ How about you? Seems like you are in China now! What's your new plan here in China?
Actually I live on (well, right off of) 娄山关路 which seems to run directly south of ChinesePod. So yeah, I do plan to stop by and see you guys....if Jenny can respond to my message about when she'll be around since I didn't see her last time I stopped by in 2008.
jennyzhuJanuary 11, 2010, 03:27 AM
Congratulations to all who made it on the list! It shows so much dedication and commitment. 谢谢大家！
bodaweiJanuary 11, 2010, 11:18 AM
Ha ha .. the exchange between Rich and Jason above about locations should be familiar to China-based poddies. Most Chinese cities are quite unlike American and Australian cities in design (I won't say European because there is a similarity to older European cities.) In China you have a broad swathe of development attached to a main road (your address). You can be located some considerable distance from the road that gives you an address. Chinese cities seem to be constructed from main roads and lane-ways, and not much in between. In the West we have a hierarchy of roads, most efficient for a society so reliant on the motor car. With growing reliance on the motor car, Chinese city planners are trying to reshape a totally successful pattern into something that looks more like a Western city. I can only watch with dismay.