In the Category GMHockey is in we rank 7th. You know why? Because we have less topics started over the last 3 months than the 6 forums above us.
It doesn't matter that we slaughter every forum in our category in just about every other way they use to measure.
Topics over the past 2 years we lead by almost 2000 topics.
New users in the past 2 years we rank 3rd
Number of posts in the last 3 months - 28,000 posts with second place at 6,900
Number of posts in the last 2 years - 157,500 posts with second place at 21,100
Number of activity points in the last 2 years - 16,489 with second place at 3,877