May 2013 update:
SCN is now enhanced with extensive game mechanics! This is fun, this is driving engagement in the community!
The Top Participants widget has been replaced by leaderboards showing the top 10 contributors over a 12-month rolling period. Points in sub-spaces do NOT roll up to the parent space.
I am dedicating this blog to the Top Participants widget that can be seen on most topic spaces of SCN. Why a full blog? Because "it’s worth it" of course ;-) But not only… I want you all to see the value of the widget, be enthusiastic about it, and give it time to populate with names.
Recap: How does the Top Participants widget work?
It lists the five contributors that are most active in the topic space and its corresponding sub-space(s). The widget is updated every hour with the last 12 months points in the spaces and sub-spaces. There is also a possibility to expand the list to 10 names.
As a reminder, each space and a sub-space is a point category, as explained in this blog, and since we are all starting to accumulate points in the new categories, it will take a bit of time for the widget to populate with names.
Currently this is what you may see:
But as people contribute more and more content in the spaces and sub-spaces, the widget will start showing names.
This is what you will see soon: