Posted by Marino (4101 posts) -

Welcome to December, duders. You survived the Fall games blitz. You survived the launch of a new console. You survived Black Friday. Did you survive the finale of The Walking Dead? Well, either way, your reward is to now debate the merits of your Game of the Year nominees with the rest of the community. Try to keep it civil. Not everyone is going to agree with you that Kinect Fun Labs: I Am Super! is the greatest thing ever made. I'm sorry. But, before you get too deep into the GOTY discussions, how about taking a look back at what happened on the site during the busy month of November.

Blogs

Looks like we've got some new names in the top five bloggers this month. Who are these people you ask? Spammers. Unfortunately, there's no way to remove them from the data. So, is the real #1 blogger of November.

Forums

As most of you are probably aware, 's article on the #1reasonwhy movement garnered a lot of responses, but just look at that spike in comments. Just so you know, the grayed out categories on this first chart all have very low numbers, so I removed them to make the other lines more clear.

In other news, the wrestling thread is still reigning supreme as the most active thread in the forums. Will it get past a TLC match in December to be the top thread of 2012? We shall see. Also, somehow and tied for the most topics created in the forums. And while and were busy fighting it out over who would have the most posts in November, snuck in there and stole the belt.

Notifications

This is a combination of every type of notification on the site including @ replies, friend requests, guide edits, review/list recommendations, wall posts, and wiki approvals/rejections. Once again, you can see the effect of Patrick's article here.

Reviews

It should come as no surprise that Halo 4 and Assassin's Creed III were the most reviewed game of November. They were far and away the top two. The rest of the top ten have no real surprises either though. And ran away with the most reviews as he's been converting his short reviews from Gamespot over to the site here.

Videos

The Quick Look for Far Cry 3 was uploaded on November 28. In less than three days, it became the most watched video on the month! That's some good news for Ubisoft, I'd say. Did you know that people finish watching Feature videos more than any other type? Or that TANG videos are the third most completed? And look at that huge cliff where video views died during the Thanksgiving break.

Wiki

Number of edits made on a page may not be the best way to determine the most active wiki pages, but it's no surprise that Black Ops II would be at the top in November. But, would you expect Fist of the North Star to be in the top 3? Or Dick Tracy and Alpha Protocol to be in the top 10? And then there's that Funky Barn.

retains his top spot as making the most edits of anyone. I can only assume he's still on a crazy quest of adding release data to the site. Someone's gotta do it. easily took the top spot in terms of points. And and are leading the way on Wiki Tasks. Speaking of which, you should check out the Wiki Tasks if you haven't recently.

I'm hoping to have some year-end data on reviews and achievements like I did last year since a lot of people seemed to enjoy that. See y'all then.

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#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (34604 posts) -

Well, at least I managed to beat . Victory is still mine-ish!

#3 Posted by TurboMan (6943 posts) -

Will the wrestling thread ever bow down to any other thread?

#4 Posted by Phatmac (5686 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Well, at least I managed to beat . Victory is still mine-ish!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

#5 Edited by EnduranceFun (1114 posts) -

I made a good few posts, huh. Thanks for collecting this data

For this month, I am the king!

#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (34604 posts) -

@TurboMan said:

Will the wrestling thread ever bow down to any other thread?

Probably the anime thread, although I really only said that because I want Animasta and CloudEnvy to tag team you. (I'd name your ally in this fight, but I don't know enough about wrestling to say something like that.)

#7 Posted by Nightriff (4344 posts) -

Still think I create more topics than I should...I just like to ask questions I guess.

And over the past month I'm pretty sure I'm one of the most commentators, I made an effort to be more active in the community

#8 Posted by bobafettjm (1254 posts) -

Man I was really slacking on wiki stuff this month, but with a bunch of time off coming up soon I hope to change that.

#9 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@TurboMan said:

Will the wrestling thread ever bow down to any other thread?

Probably the anime thread, although I really only said that because I want Animasta and CloudEnvy to tag team you. (I'd name your ally in this fight, but I don't know enough about wrestling to say something like that.)

anime is just not as popular here as wrestling

because many people here follow jeff's philosophy of only watching the worst TV ever

#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (34604 posts) -

@Animasta:

Plus general stereotypes of anime fans.

#11 Posted by ZombiePie (5371 posts) -

Huh, I did a jokey blog this month which put me over the average of four blogs.

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#12 Posted by Nightriff (4344 posts) -

@Marino: Is there a way to look at how many times you have posted in a month? I would be curious how my November went

#13 Posted by Marino (4101 posts) -

@Nightriff said:

@Marino: Is there a way to look at how many times you have posted in a month? I would be curious how my November went

Not that I'm aware of, or at least not that I have access to. These metrics are all built into the back end of the site. I'm basically just taking screen caps and adding some commentary.

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#14 Posted by NostalgicShakedown (132 posts) -

Wow, I didn't think I was even gonna reach the top points-wise. Either way, I'm happy to be a contributor to Giant Bomb.

#15 Posted by mrfluke (4843 posts) -

"And look at that huge cliff where video views died during the Thanksgiving break"

somewhere vinny had shed a tear when this comment was written.

#16 Posted by papercut (3354 posts) -

That article spike is crazy. Good thing it didn't count as a forum of the wrestling thread would of lost the title.

#17 Posted by SSully (4059 posts) -

Damn this is interesting stuff. Well done!

#18 Posted by Demoskinos (13853 posts) -

THE WRESTLING THREAD IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD. JUST LIKE CM PUNK'S 375 DAY TITLE REIGN WE CAN'T BE BEATEN. Bring your saucer eye anime girls and your articles by Scoops. They'll fall faster than Jerry Lawler having a heart attack.

#19 Edited by EquitasInvictus (1868 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Probably the anime thread, although I really only said that because I want Animasta and CloudEnvy to tag team you. (I'd name your ally in this fight, but I don't know enough about wrestling to say something like that.)

So is this "CloudEnvy" turned heel, with the capital "E" to stress how edgy he's getting? Is this the Giant Bomb forums Attitude era? Will the /CloudEnvy tag team turn into a new anime-centric stable?!!!

I kind of want to see this happen.

Eh, maybe I'll buy WWE '13...

#20 Posted by Video_Game_King (34604 posts) -

@EquitasInvictus said:

Will the /CloudEnvy tag team turn into a new anime-centric stable?!!!

What?

@EquitasInvictus said:

Eh, maybe I'll buy WWE '13...

How will that help? Neither of us knows what they look like.

#21 Posted by EquitasInvictus (1868 posts) -
@Video_Game_King I'll just put masks on random Create-a-Wrestler defaults, that'll do!

Man, I just wanted an excuse for some wrestling nostalgia and that seemed like a great one. But yeah, just one last itty bitty detail: Bocam would totally be their manager!

Okay I think I'm done. No more wrestling references from me for another decade, hopefully!
#22 Posted by TurboMan (6943 posts) -

Continue to talk about your little cartoons and playing second fiddle to the greatest thread on Giant Bomb. I dare you to challenge us. #RESPECT.

#23 Posted by Cloudenvy (5890 posts) -

@TurboMan: Are you proposing a war?

#24 Posted by hmmisee (156 posts) -

I made it in a chart, yay!

#25 Posted by TooWalrus (12973 posts) -

Wrestling is for jerks.

#26 Posted by LarcenousLaugh (65 posts) -

I love how all this craziness is broken down by community members. Excellent job Duder!

#27 Posted by AssInAss (2400 posts) -

Far Cry 3 has a lot of stuff in it so makes for a great QL, but I'm guessing why most people finished that quick look is because they waited for shark punching.

Sadly, it never came.

#28 Posted by Marcelloz (118 posts) -

Any idea why the video views died during thanksgiving?

#29 Posted by Marino (4101 posts) -

@Marcelloz said:

Any idea why the video views died during thanksgiving?

I would assume it's partly due to no new videos going up during that time and partly due to people doing other things over the holiday.

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#30 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

I could transfer a bunch of reviews I did on Gamespot as well but I didn't think it be worth it. Guess I'll get on that.

#31 Posted by Marino (4101 posts) -

@sins_of_mosin said:

I could transfer a bunch of reviews I did on Gamespot as well but I didn't think it be worth it. Guess I'll get on that.

A couple years ago,I transferred 80 something reviews I did between 2003-2005. It's kind of fun and kind of embarrassing to reread through some of them.

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#32 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

@Marino said:

@sins_of_mosin said:

I could transfer a bunch of reviews I did on Gamespot as well but I didn't think it be worth it. Guess I'll get on that.

A couple years ago,I transferred 80 something reviews I did between 2003-2005. It's kind of fun and kind of embarrassing to reread through some of them.

Yeah thats why I like making blogs, just to see what I was thinking months or years ago.

#33 Posted by jakob187 (21503 posts) -

I'm still pissed that my self-imposed exodus from the site for a couple of months during unemployment and script writing led to a Moon Person taking over my top spot.

One of these days, I'm laser-writing my name into the moon SOOOO HARD!