Humm ... most curious ....
The #1 site had paid their dues and earned the right to move into the Hall of Fame ... but the #2 site got a free pass, IMHO. At 21:12 on 4/7 they were still 172 5-star votes short of the magic Hall of Fame 40,000 point mark. To have made up this difference in less than 48-hours is most remarkable ... for a site that since Dec 11, 2004 only averaged about 2.4 5-Star votes per day ... and their highest vote of about 19.8 5-star votes per day was only in the preceeding 48-hours (4/5-4/7)!
Oh, well ... had #1 and #2 not rolled off into the Hall of Fame ... at the rate we were going we would have passed both of them and been #1 by the end of the month anyway.
At the current rate of voting .... if we didn't get another vote it would take the #2 site 61-days to catch us.
If we only voted once a week ... we would remain in the #1 spot for about 11 weeks before moving into the hall of fame .... and would still be #1.
The site getting the most votes in the now "Top-8" (#7 at 8.07 per day avg) behind us would take over 8 months to catch up to us if we didn't get another vote.
When I first joined in Sept 2004 we were around #48 ... by Dec 11, 2004 we had moved to #10. We were #7 on 23 March and made #4 on 24 March. We Moved up to #3 on 3 April (less than a week ago)!
The way voting is going for the past 9 days ... we will hit the 40,000 point mark in 12-13 days.
SOMETHING TO CONSIDER:
I am sure that some people have found us because we were on the Top-100 list. The question now is ... will we be as visable in the Hall of Fame as we are as the #1 site? Do we want to maintain our presence on the Top-100 list as long as possible? Is moving off into the Hall of Fame moving into obscurity?