But what one was overall the most popular? Top ten maybe?
It's a bit hard to tell because the older video threads had to stand the test of time (or at least rank well on Google, ahem, Hot Teen On Cam) whereas newer threads might have just had a spike of views during some heated discussion. In that sense this is approximate and it's hard to compare too closely across years. Using replies might be a better way because people don't tend to post in video threads after a certain amount of time. I've already played with that and will see about putting something together. There's so much that can be done with this data now that I'm dusting off my SQL skills!
We could do so much more if we new when each thread view occurred, but unfortunately we don't.
My point of doing this was to:
1. remind us about some of the old great videos we haven't seen in a while
2. help new people discover great videos
3. help people find videos that were around before they started regularly reading the forum.
Also, because it's all scripted, it can be easily updated, which is less work than having someone manually maintain this type of thing.