In case you didn’t know, I love reading your comments. In fact, I love it so much that I’ve had a leader board over there in the right sidebar for quite some time. And until just recently, FMF of FreeMoneyFinance.com had a stranglehold on the all time lead. However, I just noticed that Blaine Moore of RunToWin.com and TheFirstTimeHomeowner.com has slowly but steadily crept into the lead.
Are you listening FMF? You’re no longer large and in charge… 😉
The purpose of the leader board has been to give some recognition to those of you that are active members of the FCN community, and to give you a link back if you leave a URL when you comment. However, in looking at the leader board, I noticed that several of the people on the list haven’t been very active members of the FCN community in recent months. Thus, I decided to shake things up a bit in hopes of sharing the love with some of my newer readers. So… If you’ll look over in the right sidebar, you’ll now see a list of “Big talkers” from the past 30 days.
As an aside, I’ve also modified the right sidebar to improve usability. This has involved removing some of the advertising, adding in a “Recent articles” section, and modifying the “Recent comments” section such that it now includes a snippet of each comment rather than just the title of the associated post. This is the way it used to be, but the old plugin caused some glitches with the overall site layout.
Please let me know what you think about the changes. I’m all about usability. 🙂
Updated to add: I just recently changed to a different comment spam filter. If you make a comment and it doesn’t get through, please contact me so I can try to rescue your comment and train the filter.
Oh, and special thanks to Nate and Jeffrey of SavingAdvice.com and PFAdvice.com for modifying their commenter plugin to allow for comments to be tabulated based on a running window of arbitrary length.