in reply to Selected best nodes - nothing recent, why?

Using a combination of this old node and The Wayback Machine (entering I've updated my historical list of reputation range (lowest best node-highest best node rep) of best nodes of the month and best nodes of the year as shown below:

Perhaps the most reliable indicator here is the lowest "best node" because the highest one often tends to be an "outlier" (that is, a freakishly popular node) while the lowest ones in the top 10 and top 20 lists tend to have similar values. The lowest best node has declined for the past four years, though the rate of decline appears to be slowing this year.

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Re^2: Selected best nodes - nothing recent, why?
by moritz (Cardinal) on Sep 14, 2011 at 09:04 UTC