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Number of contest wins

Hi,

when people see the prizes I have won, they tend to ask me quite often, whether anybody else has won more often than me. While I knew, that wold630 has won more often than me I had no idea where I stood. So I sat down with my boyfriend to write a small script. Since you might be interested too, I decided to post the results here (starting from four and more, else there would be to many people). They might be off here and there by one contest (especially if a patch has not been handed out), but should be pretty accurate.

Thanks to everybody who has voted for me and especially instructables, for hosting so many awesome contests.

Position User Views Contest
wins
Instructables Followers Featured
[%]
Joined
1 wold630 546161 22 73 736 97 May 29, 2011
2 seamster 2273173 21 56 2005 94 Oct 20, 2008
3 jeff-o 1171003 21 34 469 85 Mar 23, 2008
4 BrittLiv 1249933 20 39 1068 100 Aug 10, 2009
5 ChrysN 3905091 18 123 1247 86 Jun 21, 2008
6 Mrballeng 2274644 17 117 3186 70 Nov 23, 2010
7 caitlinsdad 1028626 16 140 548 72 Dec 17, 2007
8 doodlecraft 672674 15 63 1085 93 Jul 25, 2012
9 supersoftdrink 718321 15 72 514 87 Dec 8, 2007
10 sunshiine 948772 14 275 988 48 Feb 2, 2010
11 bennelson 1339742 12 56 667 48 Dec 22, 2007
12 M.C.+Langer 585418 12 67 815 76 Mar 5, 2009
13 Kiteman 3979294 12 179 1754 56 Jan 7, 2006
14 technoplastique 553583 12 52 352 73 Jun 4, 2007
15 Random_Canadian 1101247 12 53 519 60 Sep 2, 2008
16 bajablue 1421522 11 99 1389 77 Mar 16, 2011
17 Mr.Sanchez 249819 11 64 200 32 Apr 28, 2008
18 makendo 1418740 11 33 1551 96 Sep 20, 2009
19 depotdevoid 1084884 11 62 535 69 Aug 22, 2007
20 hertzgamma 369322 11 25 185 80 Feb 7, 2012
21 HollyMann 801222 11 61 1277 83 Feb 9, 2009
22 shesparticular 1365844 11 110 643 68 Jan 30, 2009
23 mikey77 1810415 11 33 761 81 May 7, 2007
24 shazni 271344 10 73 485 50 Mar 29, 2009
25 masynmachien 685173 10 41 475 80 Feb 28, 2006
26 lmnopeas 1180553 10 66 603 93 Jun 9, 2011
27 vishalapr 681023 10 39 225 25 Sep 26, 2010
28 annahowardshaw 381217 10 90 274 76 Mar 17, 2010
29 AngryRedhead 915765 9 48 350 83 Nov 30, 2009
30 kitchentablescraps 205743 9 23 231 69 Apr 18, 2011
31 iminthebathroom 325120 9 34 232 67 Jun 9, 2008
32 mikeasaurus 3529648 9 126 3189 91 May 23, 2007
33 Brennn10 1323643 9 43 190 37 Jan 24, 2007
34 belsey 1127174 9 56 490 66 Jul 1, 2007
35 craftknowitall 1395676 9 161 692 61 Oct 30, 2011
36 zieak 1758898 9 49 468 73 Mar 12, 2006
37 SlickSqueegie 423777 9 37 586 81 Aug 13, 2011
38 alinke 511852 8 20 187 95 Jun 15, 2007
39 rachaelwhitaker 187600 8 37 512 64 Nov 19, 2012
40 frank26080115 670306 8 18 325 55 Nov 3, 2006
41 jessyratfink 12981175 8 286 5048 88 Dec 12, 2006
42 Mizchief100 217665 8 10 305 100 Oct 10, 2010
43 killerjackalope 2056032 8 105 341 36 Aug 1, 2007
44 Honus 4467296 8 27 1133 77 Oct 2, 2006
45 DotatDabbled 565637 8 18 158 83 Jan 6, 2008
46 ben_k 461515 7 18 217 44 Nov 24, 2008
47 antoniraj 503147 7 24 340 54 Sep 1, 2012
48 Tarun+Upadhyaya 137691 7 26 392 76 Dec 13, 2012
49 RadBear 360364 7 55 84 43 Mar 29, 2007
50 stinkymum 3499440 7 71 234 28 Jan 13, 2008
51 Greasetattoo 741853 7 18 242 77 Mar 30, 2009
52 foobear 685564 7 85 317 48 Jul 3, 2006
53 purpletheory 144286 7 4 174 100 Jan 5, 2011
54 marcellahella 414315 7 59 309 54 Apr 26, 2012
55 dbc1218 946172 7 12 239 75 Mar 15, 2006
56 babybayrs 61446 7 19 120 68 Jan 28, 2013
57 kristylynn84 1361219 7 75 543 70 Oct 28, 2007
58 American+Ruin 46536 7 8 91 75 Jun 5, 2011
59 mygibzone 303326 7 58 222 87 Oct 16, 2011
60 FriendOfHumanity 385801 7 47 161 42 Feb 14, 2008
61 Creativeman 3056787 7 141 1171 56 Dec 20, 2008
62 laxap 1074996 7 39 512 84 Feb 23, 2009
63 kcli 150799 6 44 257 52 Aug 27, 2008
64 MidnightMaker 227929 6 13 387 92 Apr 1, 2009
65 antibromide 423675 6 19 171 73 Oct 6, 2008
66 lindarose92 293322 6 51 713 76 Dec 17, 2012
67 Nelson_Yepez 423229 6 15 80 40 Apr 18, 2009
68 %3DSMART%3D 1047767 6 32 502 31 Apr 14, 2008
69 ynze 291798 6 24 248 75 Apr 8, 2008
70 andrew.spencer.2 241063 6 18 152 66 Jun 27, 2009
71 velacreations 983768 6 22 444 77 Feb 12, 2006
72 Mr.+Noack 147077 6 25 277 68 Oct 30, 2011
73 Weissensteinburg 1825730 6 41 242 48 Jan 27, 2007
74 boston09 457561 6 25 171 40 Mar 28, 2009
75 bwrussell 266158 6 22 213 68 Jun 29, 2009
76 ModMischief 1908452 6 27 446 88 Mar 18, 2009
77 kamibox.de 837412 6 23 513 86 Jul 30, 2007
78 DIYHacksAndHowTos 1362091 6 43 1451 76 Jul 14, 2011
79 Mr_o_uk 319958 6 16 274 62 Dec 30, 2012
80 scooter76 389647 6 21 155 57 Feb 2, 2007
81 Emsaid 571193 6 41 195 48 Apr 10, 2009
82 janw 342979 5 29 278 44 Dec 22, 2009
83 marc.cryan 276740 5 32 126 62 Jul 30, 2008
84 jonsarriugarte 275419 5 6 156 83 Dec 26, 2008
85 splazem 79551 5 18 66 55 Dec 31, 2010
86 brunoip 395711 5 10 235 90 Mar 17, 2009
87 stevequag 144178 5 18 88 66 Mar 5, 2011
88 vigothecarpathian 165095 5 5 105 80 Mar 26, 2011
89 flyingpuppy 207459 5 25 193 60 May 5, 2011
90 shizy25 30779 5 14 78 71 Oct 19, 2012
91 blissful2015 65966 5 6 91 100 Mar 29, 2012
92 scraptopower 322660 5 14 405 64 Jan 2, 2010
93 Muhaiminah+Faiz 410439 5 51 802 58 May 18, 2012
94 Kimberly_REMOVED 73378 5 5 56 0 Jul 26, 2011
95 elewis03 149686 5 18 196 61 Nov 12, 2012
96 liquidhandwash 337652 5 29 265 58 Apr 12, 2009
97 RollerScrapper 70083 5 20 79 80 Jun 12, 2011
98 Toglefritz 196522 5 24 78 58 Apr 25, 2009
99 Danger+is+my+
middle+name
632706 5 60 1146 61 Mar 12, 2009
100 wizgirl 232443 5 20 102 70 Jul 31, 2010
101 Lorddrake 276392 5 27 105 62 Jul 16, 2007
102 linuxmom 239758 5 10 41 90 Feb 10, 2008
103 ericasweettooth 65615 5 15 124 60 Sep 8, 2011
104 M3G 158710 5 21 261 71 Jun 24, 2012
105 cluracon 159373 5 29 116 93 Mar 13, 2011
106 flaming_pele%21 311672 5 9 98 88 Oct 27, 2008
107 vanweb 80832 5 23 53 60 Oct 31, 2008
108 786Ayesha 75603 5 45 116 57 Apr 15, 2012
109 AndyGadget 400224 5 37 215 45 Jan 24, 2008
110 Vyger 539885 5 22 179 68 Aug 16, 2007
111 sath02 252660 5 33 231 60 Jun 11, 2010
112 MikeTheMaker 384298 5 80 175 43 Mar 21, 2009
113 Jayefuu 1512923 4 46 423 82 Apr 8, 2009
114 maxjus 152922 4 4 75 100 Feb 5, 2010
115 Gunk+on+Floor 1005173 4 17 57 17 Sep 29, 2007
116 The+King+of+Random 2170407 4 35 4654 94 Aug 3, 2012
117 TheHomebrewGuru 318985 4 9 197 55 May 11, 2011
118 hummer_head 69484 4 20 32 30 Jan 31, 2008
119 Forkable 1451860 4 22 182 86 Aug 4, 2008
120 Bindlestiff 199226 4 14 55 64 Aug 20, 2009
121 AlpineButterfly 308483 4 10 70 80 Aug 20, 2008
122 domestic_engineer 422684 4 54 144 50 Nov 21, 2008
123 woofboy111 881413 4 25 56 40 Oct 4, 2007
124 robbtoberfest 1857078 4 26 299 50 Jan 15, 2007
125 Radioactive_Legos 669429 4 29 252 27 Dec 16, 2007
126 mrfixitrick 974458 4 12 285 66 Oct 18, 2007
127 WYE_Lance 534361 4 26 521 84 Apr 5, 2011
128 The+Papier+Boy 192503 4 14 92 78 Jul 1, 2008
129 Mr.+Rig+It 900270 4 25 73 44 Aug 13, 2007
130 Deadendshop34 35083 4 4 49 75 Oct 14, 2010
131 troopersmachine 83557 4 10 71 60 Aug 23, 2009
132 davidandora 81327 4 9 110 77 Jul 22, 2011
133 eatproperly 190253 4 41 157 85 Aug 22, 2012
134 eXtremeSomething 251705 4 14 170 42 Mar 29, 2011
135 tjesse 429016 4 10 124 70 Jun 25, 2010
136 Patrik 193587 4 5 161 80 Aug 18, 2007
137 Mimikry 130704 4 19 67 84 Nov 25, 2010
138 chefsea 17617 4 9 36 77 Jan 6, 2012
139 Brooklyntonia 125486 4 18 205 77 Jun 1, 2011
140 urant 243582 4 8 196 87 Jun 23, 2009
141 PeckLauros 150140 4 29 66 48 Nov 2, 2007
142 cammers 173967 4 28 85 50 May 7, 2009
143 pinomelean 427030 4 8 402 100 Feb 23, 2013
144 cainunable 184561 4 6 31 83 May 13, 2008
145 skyisblu 216423 4 20 88 90 Jun 16, 2009
146 donedirtcheap 190803 4 17 335 70 Aug 26, 2011
147 dlewisa 232401 4 34 170 58 Apr 21, 2008
148 hpstoutharrow 1185994 4 24 802 75 Jul 27, 2009
149 technovative 65988 4 7 57 42 May 13, 2008
150 hungryhappenings 42991 4 8 106 100 Sep 7, 2011
151 emilygraceking 163915 4 22 245 59 Jul 9, 2008
152 volpin 763193 4 3 687 100 Mar 13, 2009
153 PenfoldPlant 531493 4 24 313 100 Apr 30, 2007
154 HHarry 323616 4 18 177 83 Dec 6, 2010
155 knife141 550526 4 75 261 52 Nov 28, 2008
156 gmjhowe 1542435 4 50 792 58 Apr 9, 2007
157 Plasmana 3557852 4 32 1077 46 Apr 4, 2008
158 danlynne07 191456 4 48 185 87 May 25, 2012
159 starshipminivan 1285430 4 66 388 65 Mar 9, 2007
160 elco_chan 420302 4 32 241 62 Apr 2, 2009
161 sursula 37566 4 19 108 73 Mar 27, 2013
162 groovymama 87269 4 11 243 45 Apr 12, 2013
163 blorgggg 91252 4 13 38 46 Mar 2, 2008
164 dragonator 330293 4 8 269 50 Jun 12, 2009
165 e1ioan 391072 4 4 142 50 Dec 3, 2009

Ben Finio3 months ago

This is really cool...is there any way to host a dynamic version somewhere that gets updated continuously? I'm assuming this list is static, and only current as of when the topic was posted, unless you update it manually? Even cooler if you could sort the table by the different columns...

I've always wondered why a "sort by author" feature isn't available on the main site. I absolutely understand why you wouldn't want that to be a default view (it would be impossible for new authors to get any views), but it seems like it would be helpful to easily find the most popular/successful authors, especially if you're new to the site and trying to learn what makes a "good" Instructable.

BrittLiv (author)  Ben Finio3 months ago

I don't own a server, so I am not able to do so. As for finding out what makes an ible good, I would rather look at contest results and not at views counts.

As for successful authors, take a look at this group: http://www.instructables.com/group/featuredauthors

Hmm - I guess view count can be heavily skewed depending on whether a project gets picked up by an external blog like Hack a Day, so good point. I didn't know about the featured author group - thanks!

Kiteman Ben Finio3 months ago

You can sort the instructables by views, which gives a good idea of what makes a popular project.

Ben Finio Kiteman3 months ago

Fair enough. You can sort by views, click on the authors and then look at their other work - a real-time version of the table in this thread would still be cool though.

antoniraj6 months ago
good work... the list gives me more energy to work on more good projects
BrittLiv (author)  antoniraj6 months ago
I am glad to hear that. I am looking forward to what you come up with next.

see, I have jumped up from 7 to 11 wins... and you beat me up with the grand prize in Build My Lab contest

doodlecraft3 months ago
This was super cool to stumble across! I'm up to 23 now! :) Thanks for posting!
I've won 6 contests actually (didn't receive a patch for the last one), but still happy with the top 100! you've done a great work Britt, I'm inspired more than ever, you're awesome! :)
jessyratfink6 months ago
Woohoo! Top 50. That's so great. :D

Thanks for doing this!
Image how much higher you'd be if you weren't staff!
I know. Kinda sad I didn't get good at making content until I got hired. ;)
LOL

To me, it would be worth the trade-off...
myrrhmaid6 months ago
What a great, creative community! I love this place!
Jayefuu6 months ago
Nice work! What language?
English, although I think she is German.
Your family must love your humor during the holidays
Har har.
BrittLiv (author)  Jayefuu6 months ago
The most annoying of them all ;-)... perl
Jayefuu BrittLiv6 months ago
Yay! <3 Perl. Not written any in ages though. Mostly matlab and crappy labview recently.
WayneEarl6 months ago
as a long time perl programmer, I'm more interested in the script and the thought process than the results.
Nice to make the list and get the kudos, thank you. just out of interest how many instructables authors are there? and how many members?
makendo6 months ago
Nice. And congratulations by the way, your winning record is well-deserved. Some interesting stuff in here - jeff-o's win %age is crazy (I didn't think anyone's would come close to yours, but I stand corrected).
The make it stick contest is the only one I know of that is missing from my list.
BrittLiv (author)  makendo6 months ago
Thank you! Yours is really good, too.
mikeasaurus6 months ago
That's a nice mix members based on signup date; even new authors can make a huge impact!

Sometimes I wish I didn't work here and could win contests. Having to specify contest prizes based on what I would have wanted to win makes me jealous of everyone who enters.
BrittLiv (author)  mikeasaurus6 months ago
Probably the only downside of working at instructables.... Winning contests is so much fun.
lindarose926 months ago
What a great idea (and patience!)! Wow, this inspires me to do more...I hope to climb the charts a little next week :D
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a special section in the Contest page with a similar chart that updates everytime someone wins a prize?
BrittLiv (author)  lindarose926 months ago
I hope so, too. We will see. In my experience you never know, I have not won in contests I was certain I would win and also won in contests I didn't even think I would be a finalist.
kcli6 months ago
Woohoo...I had no idea I made the top 100 -- especially after recognizing so many wonderful names on the list.

I now aspire toward a personal goal of top 25 sometime during my lifetime!

Thanks for creating and sharing this list and it would be great if it were updated annually (or more).

Also, this is a great list of users that I have not yet subscribed to and want to start following closer.

:-D
kcli kcli6 months ago
Also...what is a "featured"? 
Kiteman kcli6 months ago
It's when one of the site staff, or a member of the Community Team, think your project is cool enough, and of high enough quality, to deserve extra publicity and a reward of a pro membership.
caitlinsdad6 months ago
Dang you, Red Baron, I'll catch up one day...

What was the method used to count the winners of a contest?  I don't think patches were given out consistently for every contest and some were just for participation.  It would be more interesting to tally up the accumulated free pro memberships. Are they anything like bitcoins?
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Yes, you're right - I seem to recall a significant period when patches were not handed out for contest wins.
BrittLiv (author)  Kiteman6 months ago
True, I am missing one patch, but I figured the results would still be close enough. At first I thought about going through the contest pages, but the ones for challenges and older ones are very different.
The names are collected from the contest pages and the wins extracted from the achievement patches (minus the newsletter and participation patches).
M3G6 months ago
Wow, this is really cool! I had no idea some people had won so many contests.
wilgubeast6 months ago
This is so awesome. Thanks for crunching the numbers.
Kiteman6 months ago
Gosh, I had no idea I was that high up the list!

(Not that I had actually thought about such a list at all, but if I had thought then I wouldn't have thought... Oh, I'm sure you get what I mean!)
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