History Of Most Popular
Using the Wayback Machine, we can research the history of the most popular articles by examining the snapshots of the Most Popular page.
Here is an exhaustive list of snapshots as of September 2021.
The biggest lacunae are:
- 2007-10-21 to 2009-01-22 (459 days)
- 2009-08-05 to 2012-06-09 (1,039 days)
- 2017-08-01 to 2020-04-08 (981 days)
On Christmas Eve of 2021, for the first recorded time since 2009 (5 August), every one of the most popular fifty articles made in the last six months had at least 200 views. This was one achievement of the "SL Renaissance" of activity in the second half of that year.
No. 1 - 3, 6 - 8, 17, 38 and 44 were lists of various kinds: of Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, North American and European professionals; of Youtube channels; of streamers; and of Patreons. These were made by DuEm6.
No. 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 26 and 40 were joseki modernisation pages on the 4-4 and 3-4 points. They were made by yuzukitea.
Many other miscellaneous topics were also covered.