Our resident cosmopolitan contributor חד-קרן·山猫
(the man formerly known as Unicorn Lynx) continues to alphabetically go through the Japanese PC-98 game library, easily breaking the 90,000 points barrier along the way as the second guy to ever reach that humongous feat. The #1 Israeli obviously made it as far as to letter K by now, adding many - to Western audiences - highly obscure games with enjoyable descriptions and delicious screen shots for each. And although I didn't see a regular native Japanese/Chinese contributor show up by now, I strongly believe that Oleg's valuable work will pay off for the project sooner or later in that regard, too.
#1 German contribution machine joyvalley
continues to give חד-קרן·山猫 a run for his money, as he blasted into the 80K points area as the third man ever recently. While Thomas contributed most of his points submitting covers in his starting days, he more or less shifted his focus to avoiding the front page lately, with his latest project being the addition of missing tech info all over the place counting for over 16,000 points for 2010 alone. Furthermore it must be noted that he is one of the most active approvers out there, where his preferred realms are the lucky queues of the Dos/Windows platforms.
"Scan Master" (as he was called in another thread) Charly2.0
recently completed a second bulk of his contributions worth 10,000 points after roughly one and a half year of MobyAddiction™. Looking through the contribution profile of this silent German contributor, he obviously still does what many of us started out doing here: going through his game collection, adding all the missing games along the way, scanning all the boxes, bringing home all the points others left lying out in the cold. He already scored the award for the #6 German contributor this way and will target the #5 spot next which needs another 10K points by now.
Being another more or less silent worker bee, US-American contributor qwertyuiop
broke the 20,000 points barrier, too, claiming the title of the #7 US contributor along the way while fighting off the intense attacks of two other fellow 20K candidates as of now. Just like Charly2.0 above, qwertyuiop's 2010 contribution profile (heavy on covers with a little bit of everything else) looks as if he would systematically go through his game collection, completing or adding the respective database entries while doing so. Furthermore, he also is one of the few contributors that submitted at least one game hint, adding to this much neglected contribution field so severely suffering from inappropriate remuneration.
And last, but in no way least, Russian contributor Kyler.ural
finally proved he has no life, too, by joining the 10K points club as its 57th member ever. He scored most of his points by adding Russian covers to the database, but also started to broaden his approach with a first game hint and three ranking sources submitted. And because Eugene is the first Russian I'm writing a celebration item for, I also have to state that the fact that he already is the #3 Russian contributor is quite sad for this aspiring video game nation. Go recruiting, guys! :o)
And when you've read this far in what must be one the longest news items in history (knocking at the 4,000 character limit), then speak after me:
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!! =)