Unofficial Stacker Awards πŸ†

Last month a post was shared looking at the data to help you become a better Stacker ⚑. Reviewing variables like time of day, day of the week & link domains posted to examine their effects on the number of comments & sats. Spoiler alert - the differences are minimal but inside are some tricks to learn from how people are benefiting from Stacker News.
With this post we're looking specifically at authors of posts, to acknowledge some of the top creators. To shine a light on stackers who may / may not be active to rank for Million Sat Madness or the usual top ranking pages.
By having a list like this, we can more easily find awesome people worth subscribing to or encouraging to post some more. You might not know you could even subscribe & get notifications when certain people post. If you haven't done that yet and wish to, tap the 3 dots against someone's name and tap subscribe to posts.
Top Stackers can be viewed from the menu at any time, however some stackers perform better in metrics & categories than others, so let's see who ranks better in each area for post data running up to Tuesday 27th March 2024. Finding who we can give a 'pat on the back' to...

1. Sats Per Write ✍️

People with the most amount of sats per post. For anyone with 4+ >1k sat posts.

UsernamePostsAvg CommentsAvg Sats
@dergigi922.837,620 πŸ₯‡
@benthecarman1925.817,653 πŸ₯ˆ
@themadnessking2037.517,066 πŸ₯‰
The above are people who have had 2 or more posts that achieved >1k sats total.

2. Most Zaps Per Post ⚑

Creators with the most amount of stackers zapping their posts on average. (e.g. Natalia gets on average 51 stackers zapping a >1k sat post). Filtered for those with 4+ 1k sat posts ever.

Username>1k PostsZaps Per Post
@Natalia2251.0 πŸ₯‡
@benthecarman1939.0 πŸ₯ˆ
@supertestnet2138.0 πŸ₯‰

3. Conversation Starters πŸ—―οΈ

Those who receive the most amount of comments against each of their posts on average (with 4+ qualifying posts).

Username>1k PostsAvg Comments
@Natalia2249.4 πŸ₯‡
@sn22744.2 πŸ₯ˆ
@mattcrv1243.1 πŸ₯‰

4. Value for Value ♻️

People who have seen the most sats from comments on their posts on average, mostly thanks to bounties.

Username>1k PostsAvg Sats from Comments
@phaedrus1147,594 πŸ₯‡
@soggycakes3036,797 πŸ₯ˆ
@Michelson_Morley1319,119 πŸ₯‰

5. Consistent Kilo Cowboys 🀠

Creators who consistently churn-out great content, with the most number of posts with over 1k sats total.

@Rsync25110321 πŸ₯ˆ
@k00b639303 πŸ₯‰

6. Stampede Stackers πŸƒ

Plebs with the most number of posts with >10k sats total, packing more dense information inside.

@k00b0639 πŸ₯‡
@siggy472618 πŸ₯ˆ
@elvismercury4517 πŸ₯‰

7. Sleeping Shooters πŸ”«

People who may not have posted for 6+ months, who have the most sats to date from posting.

Username>1k PostsTotal Sats
@dergigi9338,579 πŸ₯‡
@CarlBMenger21144,673 πŸ₯ˆ
@ODELL11130,785 πŸ₯‰

8. AMAzing AMAs❓

Stackers who have hosted the most popular AMA sessions on Stacker News to date, landing over 20k sats total.

UsernameAMAsTotal Sats
@OpenSats#63555451,200 πŸ₯‡
@niftynei#14023, #370826140,284 πŸ₯ˆ
@JohnCantrell97#47346112,700 πŸ₯‰
@jimmysong#232440, #492875,100
@dannydeezy#461801, #7574653,600
@Murch#141846, #34834945,900
@MerryOscar#185392, #3907937,505
@ZEBEDEE#109955, #6301726,200

9. Recent Riders πŸ‡

People who have the most amount of sats from 2024 per post.

Username2024 >1k PostsAvg Sats Per Post
@oracle441,073 πŸ₯‡
@mallardshead529,145 πŸ₯ˆ
@benthecarman417,812 πŸ₯‰

10. Boost Bandits πŸ”Ό

Stackers who have boosted their posts and contributed to the rewards pool the most.

Username>1k PostsSats Boosted
@joko12250,000 πŸ₯ˆ
@MerryOscar23202,000 πŸ₯‰

11. Best Stackers By Month πŸ—“οΈ

Below are those for each given month who achieved the most:
  • sats total for posts
  • average sats per post
  • average comments per post

MonthMost SatsAvg Sats Per PostAvg Comments Per Post

πŸ€” Methodoloy

Disclaimer: The snapshot to generate this data was taken on Tuesday 27th March at 22:00 ET. Data from all SN posts with >1k satoshis total - 9,503 posts. Sat totals were pulled from front-end labels, not an API so data is not 100% accurate. Take these numbers with a pinch of saltiness.

πŸ’‘ Suggest a new metric below...

Got a metric or an idea for another Stacker award to include? Add a comment below.
Thanks for this! This shows that I still have a long way to go. You have given me a new goal: to write a post that garners at least 21k sats. I don't quite like that zero in that category haha.
How were you able to determine the number of Stackers who zapped a post? That's the statistic I'm most interested in. If you reveal your methodology, is it something that we can do ourselves haha?
I would like to suggest a Top Zapper category. I wrote about it here. I think the zapping culture here can be improved.
That’s the plan with the post. Make those numbers go up. Look forward to seeing what you draft for us.
On desktop, hover over the sat total for any post/comment and you will see how many stackers zapped you or the author for it πŸ˜‰
146 sats \ 2 replies \ @Fabs 29 Mar
Hah! Made it.
Must've been one hell of a shit-show looking up all that info and typing it out into a readable post.
Thanks, it's neat!
Glad to see you did! You’ve got some great posts with a bunch of comments, that have pulled us all in. My favourite was #433828.
I’ve been having way less fun with my analysis into territories and charts. So switched gears to focus on individual stackers and table-data only. Wasn’t too bad this one!
Yeah, I certainly hit a nerve with that one... If you're happy, we're happy.πŸ₯³
Very interesting stuff!
I am back, baby. Letβ€˜s go!
Great post about the halving… #487510
Coming back in style!
Like the phoenix. Thx Mate, truly appreciate it.
Great post! Just so I am clear, @davidw you were able to pull these stats not from the API, but by scraping this site? A bit more on methodology would be great.
New metric idea: Top new stackers (Stacker Newbies). Find the top zapped posts by stackers who joined within the last 90 days. Give some love to the new kids on the block. πŸ˜‡
another long wait post! and wow. πŸ‘€
You have 30% more zaps per post on average than anyone else. Crazy stat that! And more comments per post than even the sn account. Now that’s wow-pow.
Just goes to show how rich content is best, like yesterday's post on nomad'ing #484127 for those that somehow missed it.
I can't believe I haven't read any of NatΓ‘lia's work yet! Do you take a break from posting on weekends?
Great Post!
maybe it's time for me to come back..
It sure feels nice to get mentioned lol
That's the spirit πŸ‘
50 sats \ 1 reply \ @Car 29 Mar
Had know idea @blockstream_official boosted so much.
Woo doggie!
Also @davidw legendary post brother!
🫑 Cheers! Surprised me too.
Bet it didn't shock you to see @benthecarman as sat-for-sat, one of the best keyboard-bashers in the world.
It's great to get notifications when you're mentioned in someone else's post
You made a great job, mate
Cheers! You nailed the festive holidays with #364806 so keep it up also!
Yeap, that was fun
This is wild! Amazing work.
This is great. @themadnessking is just my admin account for the various pools we run in the sports territory. It gets so many sats zapped to it due to people entering pools.
I spotted that, thanks for clarifying. You've definitely found your niche - and it's great to see people using the site for untapped use cases like that.
Thanks, Appreciate that. Just working out how I can use my niche to SN and orange pill others. Hoping these new sats loaded invite links will help with that.
Read this post and found it so interesting... only to find out that I'm on the list mom! Woooo
I have been missing you, buddy! Haha
πŸ˜ƒ so handsome and yet so generous with the bounties
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Maybe one day, I might request API access to generate more insights like these inside a live dashboard. Would make much more sense.
For now however, I’m happy to just do this once per lifetime πŸ˜‹
None of this data requires authentication, so no need to request API access!
Running a query using the official SN API versus pulling this data manually, is not only morally better, it is also drastically faster to generate and keep updated over the long-term.
No doubt. Automate all the things!
Some ? A lot!
Incredible write up!
congrats to the winners! or is the competition still live?
still time to go…
This post was just a simple pat on the back. The real rewards are still to be distributed on April 1st.
Really loved this. Thanks @davidw!
My pleasure
Sat totals were pulled from front-end labels, not an API so data is not 100% accurate.
Like, parsing the html?
Pretty much. It’s fairly easy to run again in future.
I’m just lazy and had it all in a spreadsheet. Updating pΓ­vot tables & charts one by one is no fun. A tableau dashboard would be way more cool.
Great post and really interesting stats. Well done @davidw
Damn son.
That's some serious leg work. Great job πŸ‘Š
There must be some mistake, I should be on these rankings :) jokes aside, you did an amazing job compiling this data. It must have been a lot of work. Thanks for sharing.
Great write up!
Great information here! Thanks for taking the time to tabulate this data.
I'm sure it took you a long time to collect all this information, good job!
Very interesting stats ! Thank you for putting these together. I may say that I could do it better, but I do not want. Soon I will retire from online presence, so I am slowing down, until my posts will be sporadically.
retire well @Darthcoin, its been a fun ride
Wow what a great list, thanks! It’s been super exciting to see all the great content and growth here. Let’s go! Referral metric?
Correction: snapshot was taken on Tuesday 26th March 2024 ~22:00 ET.
I'd love to see a new AMA with ALL_CAPS ODELL. Last one was Feb '22 when the party was just getting started at Stacker News. The only time someone did a clean sweep of the monthly metrics.