The Rise and Rise of the Microsoft Tribe

I know, I know...

We don't need another one of these "we're number one!" threads but I thought it might be interesting to see some statistics... so I pulled the posts from The Verge forums are came up with this!

Posts per board

The Microsoft activity really picked up after Tom Warren joined in December 2011. After that you can see each announcement and conference from Microsoft, Apple or Google creating a jump in posts on that board.

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Cumulative posts

The overall growth rate looks great for The Verge!

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What are people talking about?

This is a word cloud of the forum titles across all boards.

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Most active users

No surprises here for anyone that frequents The Tribe with BallmerIsMyHero taking the top spot!

Username Total Posts
BallmerIsMyHero 164
Supernovae 72
MutualCore 55
Ralphjoeylauren 51
ScubaDiver 49
Thomas Houston 44
Joseph_Phoenix 42
wingzero0 37
BenDTU 33
justinhub2003 33
mjenabi2 33
CMG90 31
Codernaut 31
markiz von schnitzel 30
brentcas 28
macboer 28
Sammael 28
chillok 27
kweazy 26
MasterOfWisdom 26
.jay 25
patfactorx 25
Boghog 23
based_graham 22
DANIEL3GS 22
Fowler 22
HopelessWizzard 22
caramelpolice 21
engadget.refugee 21
ikethepike 21
ShaunMcIlroy 21
Allegrotechie 20
dnyank 20
DrBrad 20
Fastfwd75 19
Firefly7475 19
iNexusPhone7 19
jhoff80 19
Smerp 19
AndrewCamillo 18
Hirshologist 18
LogicallyTechnology 18
ROCK5T3ADY 17
Technacity 17
theaolway 17
undisputed n00b 17
Abid dine 16
backporchprophet 16
Black Knight Rebel 16