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Camden Chat's Top 10s for 2008 and 2009

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Opening Day 2010 will be the 6th Opening Day to be covered by Camden Chat, as we opened our doors on March 11, 2005. The site has grown tremendously since then thanks to the hard work put in by our former Cobra Commander SC and the SB Nation team. For reference, in 2005 the most comments on one post was 102 when the Orioles beat the Mariners (you might not want to actually read the comments though since it was from that two month period in 2005 when O's fans were actually happy). In 2009 our most commented post was Birdland Day (technically two posts due to overflow) with 1467.

It's no secret that the community here at Camden Chat is what keeps it going and what takes it a level beyond other Orioles blogs around the internet. I fully anticipate that our community will continue to grow in 2010, hopefully in part due to the fact that the Orioles improve on the field and get its fanbase excited again. So as we move towards the 2010 baseball season, it seems like fun to take a look at some stats for the past few years to show just who is contributing to our awesome corner of the blogO'sphere.


New Members
Total Comments
Total Stories
Total FanPosts
Total FanShots
2008
452
73,979
543
696
484
2009
923
126,157
674
623
547

A few interesting facts, we added 923 new members in 2009 and our current member total is 1,514. So over 60% of our membership is from 2009. That's a huge bump, one that I know a lot of the old timers noticed this year. Similarly, the 126,157 comments from 2009 represents about 46% of the total comments made on this blog ever. I mean, wow.

I think the drop in Fan Posts is attributable to our open threads taking away the need to post an entire FanPost for a simple question/comment. I adore the open threads.

2009 Top Tens:

Top Ten Commentors
Top Ten FanPosters
Top Ten FanShotters
Top Ten Story Writers
duck - 8985
Stacey - 22
duck - 119
Stacey - 222
Stacey - 8441
Titov- 21
Stacey - 81
SC - 178
O'sFan21 - 7910
BaltimoreSportsFan - 20
IHeartMASN - 63
Camden Chat - 128
Timmy L - 4376
daveh873 - 18
zknower - 45
zknower - 79
getxstoked - 3753
zknower - 17
BaltimoreSportsReport - 37
duck - 54
zknower - 3723
ravensfan3 - 17
SC - 14
Baltimo - 6
twistedlogic - 3540
Michael18 - 15
BaltimoreSportsFan - 13
Nawlins Oriole - 3
Baltimo - 3117
Dr. Orpheus - 13
daveh873 - 13
2632 - 2
WestcoastO'sfan - 2747
j.q. higgins - 12
j.q. higgins - 11
dayzd toe - 1
BaltimoreSportsFan - 2380
OsandRoyals - 11
Bird Fan in Philly - 10
RoarFrom34 - 1

While these numbers came to me from the tech guys at SB Nation, they got me wondering (and therefore searching) about some other occurrences at Camden Chat in 2009, such as:

  • Our favorite potty mouthed poster O'sFan21 dropped the F Bomb in 831 of his 7910 comments, about 10% of the time. That's of course way more than 831 uses of that particular word as he often states it multiple times in one comment.
  • Baltimo, Felix Pie's biggest supporter, commented about him 157 times.
  • The phrase "deal with it" was written 180 times, often in all capital letters.
  • The name of John Gibbons was invoked 175 times.

2008 Top Tens:

Top Commentors
Top Ten FanPosters Top Ten FanShotters Top Ten Story Writers
duck - 8983
zknower - 50
duck - 106
SC - 430
SC - 6961
Stacey - 33
SC - 84
duck - 44
Stacey - 3074
Baltimo - 27
IHeartMASN - 64
Stacey - 33
getxstoked - 2737
duck - 25
Stacey - 47
zknower - 29
Y Not - 2694
daveh873 - 23
zknower - 29
2632 - 3
j.q. higgins - 2533
j.q. higgins - 23
j.q. higgins - 28
Baltimo - 3
zknower - 2507
Dr. Orpheus - 23
dayzd toe - 23
Nawlins Oriole - 1
O'sFan21 - 2235
yurizanow - 22
silverstadium - 14

birdman - 2164
SC - 20
Baltimo - 11

exitfare - 1862
Titov - 20
math_geek 8

It's interesting to note that in both 2008 and 2009, IHeartMASN's number of FanShots corresponds roughly with the number of wins the team got. I do love when he posts those highlights.