Wiki Life: The Leaderboards

LeaderboardYou may be familiar with the weekly blog posts listing the Top Contributors Awards for each week. These are found using the tag: top-contributors-of-the-week But did you know the TechNet Wiki also has three different leaderboards? In this blog post, we look at another way to see who is passionately contributing to TechNet.

The Top Contributor articles employ the same data used to generate the leaderboards. These listings display the TechNet profiles of those who contributed the most activities to the wiki in the past week, how many points they have gained in the last week, and how many new articles members have contributed in the previous month.

The three boards are listed across two pages. The main TechNet Wiki home page lists the leaderboard for the most Popular Contributors across the Wiki. This shows the most points earned in the past week. The Featured Articles page has two Wiki leaderboards: one for Most Active Contributors (total activities) in the week prior and the other for most New Articles Created (top five authors) in the previous 30 days.

Clicking any profile link takes you to the user’s profile page where you can see what they most recently authored, edited, and commented on as well as which articles achieved recognition milestones.

And did you know people can also still appear on the Popular Contributors list even when they are not making active contributions? See this Wiki Ninjas blog post from 2013 for an example scenario: What's going on if I leave the WIKI?

Following these leaderboards allows you to identify who may be mentioned in an upcoming Top Contributors Awards blog post. It also lets you know who is contributing to the Wiki to keep it active and strong.

by Ken Cenerelli (TwitterBlogMSDN ProfileMVP Profile)