I just stumbled across this series of threads for the first time today. It was of special interest to me because I have been working on a series of "Best of BGG" lists recently, featuring the Top 20 Reviews, Session Reports, GeekLists, Images, and Files. I was able to figure out the Top 10 contributions from 2008 for all categories except for Files. Is there a way I can find out which are the Top 10 files uploaded for the first time in 2008? Here's the list as I currently have it:
Since newer versions of a file (that replace an older version uploaded in a previous year) retain the thumbs earned by the older file, I have not been able to find a reliable method of figuring out which files were uploaded for the first time in 2008.
Files Uploaders are the unsung heroes of BGG, often not getting the thumbs they deserve despite hours of hard work put into making a good reference sheet. Considering the high mileage these excellent reference sheets and similar resources typically give gamers, I'd like to put some of these hard-working contributors in the spotlight as a sign of some appreciation!