It doesn't take long after first coming to SOTW to figure out who the most prolific posters are. It's right there for everyone to see, and we SEE the prolific posters on a regular basis. What takes a little more time is figuring out who the most consistently helpful posters are. Help is in the eye of the beholder though. I generally don't view advice from players who are primarily Rock & Roll players to be very helpful to *me* because I'm not a Rock & Roll player, never was, and never want(ed) to be. That doesn't make their advice any less helpful to others. The most important thing is whether or not a poster is regularly trying to be helpful to *someone*.
There are some on the list of most prolific posters who almost always try to be helpful. Others...not as often. Without meaning to slight the contributions of others who deserve it by only mentioning one...I would like to take the opportunity to commend Pete Thomas for at least trying to be consistently helpful to as many people as he can. There are many others who deserve similar recognition, but from my experience, Pete is one of the most consistent in that regard. When it comes to ranking...I think it's important to consider both intention and content over sheer volume.