It appears that until about a year ago it took 50,000 points to get into the Hall of Fame ... and they lowered it to 40,000.
Chef2Chef generally updates the Top-100 list sometime after the first of the month. This month, they updated the Hall of Fame list on the 9th.
We've got the required 8,000 votes, and the 40,000 points ... now all we need is patience.
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