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YWS BIG BOOK OF RECORDS



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INTRODUCTION
Back in June Liberty brought up the question is there a "YWS Book of World Records" and being someone who is also interested in YWS history, meticulous record keeping, and nostalgia it seemed like a great idea to put one together! As is the nature with these sorts of record books some of them are incomplete and there are more records that could be included! If you notice a record missing or one that needs updating comment with your source and the date and this can be updated as needed.

FIRSTS



First Member - @Nate (November 14, 2004)
Source: YWS Member List
Honorable Mentions - First 10 Members: @Nate, @Brian, @-KayJuran-, @Lee, @ZZAP, @freakforchrist, @bowl_of_soup, @electricbluemonkey, @Korin, @Crysi

First People Tab Post "My guestbook!" - @Nate October 29, 2005

First Work Posted - Death Wish by @Brian / @Nate (November 14, 2004)

First Review Posted - Oh Gray Threads reviewed on November 15, 2004 by @electricbluemonkey

First Lyrics Posted - Bittersweet Song Lyrics (Dec 3, 2004) by @niteowl

First Discussion and Debate Topic - Abolish the Penny (Nov 18,2004) started by "Guest" (@Nate)

First YWS Storybook - The Dark Ones (November 17, 2004) started by @Nate

First Role-Play with a "Completed" Tag - The Stranded Hotel (Apr 9 2017 - Nov 25, 2017) started by @Mageheart

First Completed Storybook - Wanderlust (July 2010, started by @ScarlettFire)
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First Featured Member - @Firestarter December 31 2004 - January 31 2005

First Squills Editor - @Nate, followed by @Griffinkeeper (Jan 2013)
Source: Squills 1/22/13

First Review Day - May 2011 was the first one similar to how we have them now, it followed a Review Month that @Rosendorn had came up with.


INDIVIDUAL MOSTS



Most Reviews Written - @KateHardy (4012 as of 7/2023; broke Snoink's record on 12/28/22)
Source: All Time Leaderboard
Honorable Mentions: Top 10 Reviewers: @KateHardy, @Snoink @Rydia, @Emerson, @BluesClues, @Deanie, @JabberHut, @Juniper, @Noelle, @IcyFlame

Most Forum Posts Written - @TheClosetKidnapper (33743 Forum Posts)
Source: All Time Forum Posts Leaderboard
Honorable Mentions - Top 10 Forum Posters: @TheClosetKidnapper, @PixieStix, @Shady, @Mageheart, @Ljungtroll, @Snoink, @MailicedeNamedy, @Nate, @Rydia, @Rosendorn

Most Points at One Time - 401,216 points @KateHardy source

Honorable Mention 145,000 @alliyah source, 126,795 @Mea source, 117,000 @MailicedeNamedy,114,310 @BluesClues, and @Yewis mysterious has 1,000,000 points.

Most SB Credits Earned - 286 Credits, @BrumalHunter
Honorable Mention - 264 @Sheysee, 208 @Mageheart source

Most Chapters in a YWS Novel90 chapters @BluesClues "Second Draft of Book Man" here

Most Works Posted on YWS 369 works - @Rook [unconfirmed record, anyone over 400/500?]

Most Wall Pages 594 pages (& counting) - @Mageheart

Most Votes For YWS Mascot - [DISPUTED RESULTS & RECORDS] While the initial round of voting gave Dragons 74 votes versus the Monkey's 69 votes, the final official vote ended with Monkeys having 106 versus Dragons with 103. Clearly the only winner is @TheEgg ... or Pat Buchannan ... or The Kangaroo? Anyways subsequent re-counts have continued to be inconclusive.

Most Consecutive Days on Team Tortoise - @KateHardy (22 months - Aug 2020 - June 2022)
Honorable Mention:@starlitmind (13 months - June 2020-July 2021), @Plume (11 months - start Jan 2021), @MailicedeNamedy (6 months - start May 2021), 6 months ForeverYoung299 (July 2021 - ongoing
4 months RandomTalks ( August 2021 - November 2021), 3 months vampricone6783 (Sep 2021 - ), 122 days @JabberHut, 119 days @FlamingPhoenix
Source: @ReviewBuddy

Most Logged Green Room Reviews - 1346 (& counting) Knight Hardy @KateHardy (log of reviews

Second Place: 1050 (& counting) @BluesClues
Source: Knight Blue's Log of Reviews

Most KotGR Awards - Knight Africa (@BluesClues) & Knight Hardy @KateHardy
Source: Notice (only users to have achieved Dragon Status)

Most likes (& replies) on a literary work - My Best Friend is Gay by @lakegirls (221 likes & 117 replies)
Source: Literary Spotlight Top 100 of All Times
Honorable Mentions - Top 5 Works: Romeo & Juliet: Instant Messaging Edition by @Celdover, there was a time when my friends included everyone who smiled back by @Sonder, 25 Things to Remember When You Become a Book Character by @Gravity, My Body is Not Poetry by @vitamere

Most Reviews Written by an Individual over Review Day - 105 Reviews, @Hannah June 2013
Honorable Mentions - 85 Reviews (@Juniper - June 2013), 73 Reviews (@Lavvie - May 2011)

Most Reviews Written by an Individual in One Month - @KateHardy 450 Reviews June 2021 source
honorable mention @Elijah 261 Reviews, April 2016 source

Most Forum Posts Written by an Individual in One Month - @Shady & @MailicedeNamedy (both tied with 8500 in Feb 2022)
honorable mention @Moonglade (2824), @KateHardy (1969), @ScarlettFire (1686), @Ljungtroll (1524), and @Phillauthet (1106)

Most Threads posted in 1 day - @Riverlight (23) (8/4/21)

Most WritersFeedPads - @ScarlettFire 428 (& counting)

Most Write-Ins Hosted - @FruityBickel (Squid) 185

Most likes on a People Tab post - 119 likes (& counting) "The Egg Post" featuring @TheEgg, posted by @fishsashimi
Source: The Egg Post

Most Replies on a People Tab post - 488 Replies @FlamingPhoenix's post on @KateHardy's wall! (June 25, 2020) Honorable Mention: 466 Replies @Carina's post on @veeren's wall, July 15, 2013.
And 398 Replies @LadyBug's Post on @Liberty's Wall, May 16, 2020

Most Username Changes - @Omni (ten names) honorable mention: @Mageheart (nine names)

Longest Reigning Featured Member - @Rosendorn (4 months)

Shortest Reigning Featured Member - @TheEgg (1 day) (4/1/2023)

Longest Running Contest: LMS (Last Man Standing) created by @Tenyo
Round 1 started on March 23rd 2014

Most Words Written in a week during LMS - @mellifera: 36,630 words during Blizzard
Honorable Mention- @BluesClues (32,301 words during Round 3's Blizzard)

Longest Running LMS Project- @TheSilverFox: "Blessed are the People," at 179,332 words, started at the beginning of round 3.

Longest Known SB Post - @AstralHunter, 10,114 words Pokemon New Horizons Aug 1, 2020

Quickest RP Duo to Reach 99 Pages - Jan 20, 2022 - Jan 31, 2022 (11 days) Two Crows Watch from the Gallows Tree(pt 3) by @Ljungtroll & @Shady

Honorable Mention: Nov 15 2020 - Jan 27 2021 (10 weeks) The Fateful Heart by @soundofmind & @Carina

Longest Literary Work Posted - @BluesClues, 79,041 words
First Draft of The Book Man (unpublished now)

Most on-site NaPoWriMos participated in - @Meshugenah - 15 years!

Most NaPo Poems Written / Posted in one NaPo - @Moonglade - 160 poems 2022
Honorable Mentions: @starshipgirl- 108 poems 2021, @Brigadier - 100 poems 2018

Most NaPo Comments Written in one NaPo - @alliyah - 77 comments (2023) source

Most YWS Gifts given over Gift Weekend by User - @KateHardy 4000 source: 2022

Honorable Mentions: @Shady 795, @SantaYWS 322, @Rosendorn 260 gifts (2012), @Carlito 258

Most YWS Gifts Given by one user - @Nate - 24,225 gifts!
Honorable Mentions - @SantaYWS 6,232 gifts, @KateHardy - 4,000, @Rydia - 3,150 gifts, @Santa C - 1710 gifts, @niteowl - 791 gifts (+ infinite :elephant: ), @Rosendorn - 780 gifts


COLLECTIVE RECORDS



Most Reviews Written on a Review Day - 1,076 Reviews, May 2011,
Honorable Mention - 1051 Reviews June 2013, 976 Reviews August 2011, 825 Reviews, September 2013, 763 Reviews, June 2011

Most Reviews Written in a Single Month - 5,782 Reviews (August 2011 - source
Honorable Mention: January 2010 with 4,781 reviews
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June 2011, 4612 Reviews [url=
The June 2011 Statistical Review]source[/url]

Most Users to Complete Team Tortoise in one Month: 9 (Great Tortoise Race, 2023

Most Gifts Given over one Gift Weekend Event: 6714 (December 2022) source

Most People in the Chat Room at once for "Break the Chat" Event - 50 (2013 Break the Chat Event, YWStival)
source:Third YWStival

Most Users with Holiday Avatars at Once - 57 users (October 2021: source)
honorable mention: 54 (December 2014: source)

Longest the Green Room has stayed under 15 works - 17 Days, 14 hours (June 2020) (Courtesy Knights of the KotGR After Watch)
Source: The After Watch Log

Longest Role-Play: Two Crows From the Gallows Tree 15 editions, @Shady & @Ljungtroll started Mar 24, 2021 - still going as of June 2022
Honorable Mention: Mount Olympus, 13,808 replies, 928 pages, 10 editions, started by @PixieStix in June 11, 2012 last reply was July 13, 2013

Longest Running Role-Play: 3 years, 10 months, and 20 daysAether's Heart (started by @Omni with cast: @AvantCoffee, @AlyTheBookworm, @soundofmind @ScarlettFire @winterwolf0100, @Chaser)

Honorable Mention: 3 years, 8 months, 20 days Pokemon MysteryDungeon: The Seventeen Plates of Arceus (started by @Robusto Dec 24, 2014 last post by @TheSilverFox Sept 13, 2018)

Most SB/RP Posts in a Month: 2012 March: 12339

Most Literary Works Posted in a Month: 2011 June: 1388

Most Forum Posts in a Month: 2022 February: 26814

Longest Squills Issue: 20 replies Squills 6/29/14

Most NaPo Participants in NaPoWriMo - 82 participants with 83 individual threads in 2021

NOTEABLE ACHIEVEMENTS



YWS Gold Medal Winners from YWS Olympics - @UshertheThird (2014), @passenger & @Rydia (2016), @Mea & @alliyah (2018), @alliyah (2021)
Sources: 2014, 2016, 2018 2021.

LMS Winners - @mellifera (Round V), @Brigadier (Round IV), @BluesClues & @Que (Round III), @TinkerTwaggy (Round II), @Noelle & @Rook (Round I)
Source: LMS Club Records

R.E.D. Winners - @Mea Round 1, 322 Reviews (@Rydia - 2nd place, @Carlito - 3rd place) @EternalRain (Round 2, 71 Reviews (@Mea - 2nd place, @Que - 3rd place)

Last Reviewer Standing Winners - @RandomTalks (8 weeks, 117 Reviews April 2022)

Dungeon Master Winners (SB Writers who've earned over 200 points in Storybook Badges and Challenges) @AstralHunter @sheyren @Mageheart @Wolfical @Lumi @soundofmind @TheSilverFox @Omni

Completed YWS SBs (with person who started them) - Wanderlust (@ScarlettFire), Rhythms of Chaos (@ScarlettFire), Sibling Rivalry (@StellaThomas), What the Emperor Doesn't Know (@eldEr), The Wonderland Rift (@ERANBEAR), Do No E.V.I.L. (@AfterTheStorm), High Fantasy (@TakeThatYouFiend), The Broken Seal (@Lumi), New Year Revolutions (@BrumalHunter), Animorphers (@Lefty), The Outlands (@soundofmind), The Great YWS Treasure Hunt (@Mageheart), Dreamers (@soundofmind), Curse of Wyvern (source)

Last Ship Standing Winners: The Beach ( @Carina @KateHardy @Valkyria @Elinor @veeren)
(stats: 47,787 words in Tsunami Week. 20 weeks combined total: 102,064 words!)

The Fools' Quest (@soundofmind, @Shady, @Carina)

Knights who have earned a Dragon in KotGR - @Blues Clues, @KateHardy

Knights who have earned a Unicorn in KotGR -(ie. 500+ logged Green Room Reviews) - @Iggy, @Virgil, @BluesClues, @KateHardy, @niteowl

Knights who have earned a Kingdom in KotGR - (ie. Green Room reviews for a whole YWS novel) @PenguinAttack @dragonfphoenix

YWS Squills Editors in Chiefs -@Nate, @Meshugenah, @Emerson, @Griffinkeeper, @AlfredSymon, @Iggy, @Shady, @Hannah, @BluesClues, @megsug, @Aley, @EditorAndPerks, @Brigadier, @Shady
Source: Squills

NaPo April Madness Winners @Audy (2014), @Button (2015), @Audy (2016), @Lumi (2017), @TheSilverFox (2018), @Que (2019), @Lavvie (2020), @starlitmind (2021), @alliyah (2022), @niteowl (2023)

Winners of "Last to Post Here Wins" - @phantom_blackfire_wings , @Love Jan 2012 @zohali93 July 2012, @KatKage Aug 2012, @wordsandwishes Jan 2013, @Iggy Jan 2014, @r4p17 Feb & June 2015, @Editor Aug 2015, @Steggy Jan 2016 @Brigadier Mar & June 2017, @Lib url=https://www.youngwriterssociety.com/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=107322]June 2020[/url], @QueenMadrose January 2022, @KateHardy February 2022, @ForeverYoung299 Feb 2022, @Moonglade Feb 2022, @soundofmind + @alliyah April 2023


CORRECTIONS


There may be errors in the above records, or corrections / updates to be offered. If you have information for records that may have been missed, broken, or recorded in error please reply to this thread. If you have ideas to add new records also feel free to comment below (please include your source!) If in the future I ever cease to be active on YWS and another mod wants to keep this up, you have my permission to edit this record book too!

Last Updated: 7/1/2023
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This is super cool! But I have to steal the title of most points...
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Don't worry @Mea, @Omnom had actually just sent me the corrected record as well as noting @ScarlettFire for possibly the first completed SB!

Congrats you two!

Updated ~

Records still awaiting confirmation/sources:
Longest Review
User with Most Wall Posts (@Magebird has 439 pages it looks like)!
Most Works Posted on YWS
Most YWS Blog Entries
Longest Lit Work Posted (I'm curious if YWS only allows a certain length to be posted)
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@alliyah I unpubbed it and maybe deleted it but first or second draft of Book Man was originally a single literary work...

EDIT okay yes it's in my drafts folder if you wanna see it somehow ::eyes::




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Carina says...



So I vaguely remembered my post on @veeren's wall being a Death Trap that sucked all your notifications into a black hole due to having 450+ replies, and after some digging, I finally found it!

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I can't find the link to the actual comment, but as of today, it's on this page here.

Funny how a comment from 2013 can accidentally become the record for the Most Replies on People Tab Post a whole seven years later. :P Good thing Veeren didn't end up deleting it!
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Carina wrote:So I vaguely remembered my post on @veeren's wall being a Death Trap that sucked all your notifications into a black hole due to having 450+ replies, and after some digging, I finally found it!

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I can't find the link to the actual comment, but as of today, it's on this page here.

Funny how a comment from 2013 can accidentally become the record for the Most Replies on People Tab Post a whole seven years later. :P Good thing Veeren didn't end up deleting it!

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Oh my gosh @BluesClues xD that had to be massively long - if you want to tell me the word count I could put that as longest literary work post? I added the link to the 90 chapter record though!

And @Carina & @veeren I admire your endurance in that; wow, that's a lot of comments! I've updated and left Liberty and LadyBug for honorable mention, who knows maybe they'll work their way up to that number! :D

Congratulations on your record breaking you all!
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This is awesome!! :D

Just going to drop this page here...I believe that one stands at 488 replies and is actually still going...

And I realized that this link could be found in my notifs..:D
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Rook says...



Most Works Posted on YWS [INFO STILL NEEDED, is anyone over 200?]
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I have 369, though I'm sure there are people with way more than me?
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Given how long I've been around, I'm surprised I didn't hit or come close to any of these so now I'm poking around my own stats to see. I have 180 literary works, and I remembered posting some very early lyrics before the lyrics section even existed, and...bingo! The first lyrics labeled as such in YWS. Bittersweet Song-Song Lyrics (not sure what it says about me that I still remember the tune despite the complete lack of rhythm, though it is somewhat improved here: Bittersweet Song Version 2.0 )

Also, though I'm "only" 15 in all time forum posts, I have somehow maintained an average posting rate of just over 1 post per day, which is impressive considering the account is almost as old as the site itself (16 on November 28) and there are entire years I didn't post (thanks old Randomosity posts. Fun fact-There wasn't always a Randomosity forum-that got created a few months in after a lot of threads in "Writing Activities" became the sort of stuff we see in Randomosity today and Nate decided they needed a place other than The Lounge.

Also, I am apparently in an impressive amount of clubs, probably mostly old review teams lol. Seems like there could be a record for that.

I swear I was in a couple review days that met or exceeded the currently posted record, but I think I may be misremembering the June 2013 Review Day (the May one was also up there in having over 1000 reviews).

Also, I'm curious about the stats on gifts-I have sent 791 gifts, though my gift tradition far predates the gifts of today and was probably the inspiration for the gift feature. The "gifts" were essentially me spamming new members with emoticons.

Possible candidate for first SD&D topic (the intro says "something nice to warm up on", which strongly supports this hypothesis) Get rid of the penny
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Ahem.

https://vil.writerfeedpad.com/241
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Ohh thanks for reminding me @Vil.

I don't think anyone can beat @ScarlettFire

The highest pad that she owns that I was in numbers at https://scarlettfire.writerfeedpad.com/423 but I'm sure that there's more than that.
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alliyah says...



I made the updates as suggested, thanks everyone!

Also @niteowl, I did a little looking around at the usual suspects, and I think Nate has given the most traditional gifts, though I believe you can claim the title for most dancing elephants / emoji gift drops given out! (Nate's given even more than @SantaYWS incredibly! :) )

Thanks for helping out! And yeah, the review day deal I spent quite a while just searching for different review days and the words "most" and "record" and those were the highest numbers I could find, but we very well may have broken the record at another time later too. It's so hard to imagine 4000+ reviews being written in one month.
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I was looking through the old wall posts in the #RevMo club to find high review counts because I distinctly remember running into a month with 5000+ reviews but well I found something much crazier.

You asked for more than 500...try this one: https://kaylaa.writerfeedpad.com/800

Ahh...I'm wasting today on surfing forums...in that same quest I ran into this month which should come in second at 4,052 reviews.

Dang, almost every month back then had 3000+ reviews

Nevermind this had 4,107.

Darn it we got one with 4,612.

Found it An absolutely ridiculous 5,782.

Aaaand you will also find that I do not hold the record for the highest number of reviews in a month, that goes to 261 reviews by this person whose username changed so I can't tag him, right here.

@Cassanova...honorable mention with 242 reviews in a month. proof

most points earned in a month probably goes to me though...shameless begging...31850points in this month
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@HarryHardy one of the weird things with WFP is that you can create a pad with whatever number you'd like xD

For example, even though my actual number of WFPs is 233, my pads are actually in the high 500s (https://omnom.writerfeedpad.com/549) so in order to beat the record we would need the list number that shows how many WFPs the user has :P
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