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In my personal Foldit history, I've seen very few "world n° 1" solo players. Here is a list of identified rank 1 players in History:

#1 soloists:

Chris Carrico
Susanne
sirenbrian
pletsch
MellyLam
g_s
aap
Mark-
wudoo
Aotearoa
pauldunn
gmn
Bletchley Park
mimi (also #1 solo and evo at same time, I believe)
gmn
karstenw
markm457
Galaxie (who even ever got rank 1 evo and solo 1 at the same time)
Bletchley Park
Timo Van Der Laan
retiredmichael
Gitwut
tokens
Enzyme
LociOiling (who even ever got rank 1 evo and solo 1 at the same time)
ZeroLeak7
grogar7
mirp (who even ever got rank 1 evo and solo 1 at the same time)
ichwilldiesennamen
Bruno Kestemont (who even ever got rank 1 evo and solo 1 at the same time)

#1 evolvers:

MattSaffell
g_s
Madde
setiman
LociOiling
Galaxie
Smilingone
Toshiue
Mimi
mirp
Bruno Kestemont

Other Golden contributors not in this list (these would be nominated by numerous converging messages by players of different origins and groups in the comments):

auntdeen
marie_s
Rav3n_pl
susume

May I ask to the oldest players if they can add players to this list for the time before 2014 ?

Just curious.

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Maarten desnouck started collecting top player's daily score data from 8 apr 2014 to mid 2017. I could copy some of his data and update it for latest years.

Time series for latest top 15 soloist. Last year chart.

Time series for latest top 15 evolvers. Last year chart

(note that the ranking in the past is not correct, because old top players disappeared from the chart, for example ZeroLeak7 who was rank 1 most of early 2020).

(edited 16/12/2021)

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more #1 soloists

mimi (also #1 solo and evo at same time, I believe)
gmn
karstenw
markm457

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The Forgotten

And to the forgotten, those you have remained with foldit throughout the years and have not reached rank 1 nor evo 1 but still carry on day after day. Their sometimes overlooked contributions deserve recognition as well.

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Not Forgotten - the real gold

Aunt Deen contributed so much to the game. While she wasn't around long while I was learning the game, she left a legacy of black belt videos and so much positive energy about the game. Her curiosity, openness to many approaches, and collecting the best from everyone is what I love most about Foldit
JMBrownlee & Susume have both helped me start to understand the real science, Frood has endlessly tried to help a dyslexic folder work on chirality after mastering some basics and is one of the best hand folders. So many of you have been generous on Vet chat. Brow & Gary Forbis and Rav3n and Bruno have written recipes to help me do things I would never have time or the ability to do on my own. My team works on my skills ;) I appreciate all of you. The mistakes are my own.
All of you are truly golden in my opinion. I think we are strongest together
Skippy

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mirp and grogar7 joined the list

The updated full lists are posted above

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You have forgotten...

You have forgotten my teammate Mark-, who was #1 soloist for umpteen weeks back in the early 2010's.

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And if you want the entire list...

Go to the Wayback machine at https://archive.org/web/ and enter this URL

http://fold.it/portal/players/s_all

or

http://fold.it/portal/players/e_all

then choose the date. You will be able to see who was #1 at any time an archive capture was made.

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Thanks

Good idea. BTW, this site is interesting for many other purpose.

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Some pioneers

+Aotearoa

+I added some of them here from the old times (using https://web.archive.org/)

2008:
pletsch
MellyLam

2009:

g_s
aap

2010:
mimi (+ #1 evolver)
Mark-

2011:
wudoo
mimi (+ #1 evolver)

2012
pauldunn
gmn
Bletchley Park

2013 (to do)

Evolvers: (to do 2011-)
MattSaffell
g_s
Madde
setiman

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Updated full list

see above

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For what it's worth...

My mom has always said I'm #1 :D

Don't think that gets me on the list though... lol

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add mirp...

I notice that mirp is #1 solo, #1 evo. Well done, mirp!

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pick me, pick me

I want a gold star too please
Wayback machine Jan 07, 2018 Soloist
https://web.archive.org/web/20180107041722/http://fold.it/portal/players/s_all

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Oh yes indeed

I Added you in the list above. And thanks for the link, this helps me to fill the gaps in my charts.

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wrong link in your original post

Howdy, Bruno.

I don't know of links mutate over the years, but http://fold.it/portal/user/93893 does not take me to the historical data. Can you please revise the link?

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done

The files are on Google sheets. I should make them available to other players in case I or my google account disappear. The sheets are available in reading here (I recommend the interested players to take a copy, as I did from the ones by Maarten).

Soloist raw data

Evolvers raw data

Groups raw data (and sharts - direct link to shart is on my Foldit home page)

Hall of fame raw data (and different draft sheets) Not used yet. I'm planning to use this database in order to calculate the rankings for old puzzles (the puzzle score beeing the delta score_t - score_t-1) in order to be able to "count the medals" and to update the famous "Madde list".

By the way going to see Madde's work, I found possibles ways to update more old results using it's day to day puzzle results, like for example here CASP11 analitics. But it's a lot of work.

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a new one

ichwilldiesennamen got top 1 soloist !!

Moreover: after only 9 Months playing !!

This is remarkable since, usually in older times, the learning curve for Foldit was about 2 years.

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A new one

Me ! after 9 ... years playing !

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Congratulations!

Congratulations Bruno! You have earned it for sure. Keep up the great work!

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A new one got rank 1 evo and solo 1 at the same time

Me ! After 10 years of playing ;)

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Pioneers

The very beginning of Foldit can be seen on the blog when the site was still "http://game.bakerlab.org/", with a first post dated Mon, 11/26/2007 - 18:39.

and player Chris Carrico (user #2863) winning the 2 first games.

The present site appeared arround Tue, 12/11/2007 - 09:44 (see here. We see appearing spvincent (player #3010) within the top players on 12/07/2007.

The first puzzle page showing players is puzzle 50 where we see only 13 players credited, with top player p66 (player #4840) and first team mention: Void Crusher formed 11/01/08, with top player TheGUmmer (player #12518). I found another group formed earlier: L'Aliance Francophone 04/17/08. I see other linguistic or regional groups formed at this time like team China, Australia etc.

On puzzle 52 expired 05/16/2008, we see 46 competing groups and 367 players.

On puzzle CASP Practice 1-1: Fibronectin, expired 05/19/2008, 66 teams and 614 players are competing.

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Aunt Deen contributed so much

Aunt Deen contributed so much to the game. While she wasn't around long while I was learning the game, she left a legacy of black belt videos and so much positive energy about the game. Her curiosity, openness to many approaches, and collecting the best from everyone is what I love most about Foldit

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memorial

auntdeen

Black Belt videos are great to learn folding.

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welcome back?

Hello, I see kaisehai288 is new, but it sounds like you played before. What was your previous username?

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silence....

I suspect kaisehai288 is a spammer, maybe even a spambot. No signs of life. The kind words for auntdeen may have been scraped from a random page on fold.it, but Google can't find them.

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hmm

Indeed... they didn't even spell auntdeen correctly :-(

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new trends in spam

We've seen the same thing on some forum spam lately. One spammer quoted devjosh in their post. Another one today had "orange in, blue out" folding tips. Then the player's profile page has spam.

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a solution... if anyone cares to listen

We could prevent this kind of spam, forever:

https://fold.it/portal/node/2013008

Perhaps the new web site will consider these suggestions.

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Looks like it was scraped

Looks like it was scraped from post #3 in this thread.

One of the best things I remember from being here was getting to spend most of a day with auntdeen.

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you are correct!

Sometimes the answer is obvious if you just look. Google did correctly find this thread, but I assumed it was finding the scraped copy oh well.

Good to see Angus in the house!

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but

Angus didn't play the last year. The suggestion of autdeen makes sense however. But is this post from Angus real ? or a bot ?

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Comment from Angus is real,

Comment from Angus is real, no bots here!

I quit active Folding in protest when the new interface was released, I'm too old to learn it. Too many years of muscle memory to overcome. But, I still log in every now and then to see what's happening.

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Oops

Sorry Angus ! We become parano with these new bots :)
Take care. Best wishes !
Bruno

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Other gold contributors

I added a section for the players who huge contributed to the community but never achieved rank 1 soloist or evolver. Aside LociOiling for example (who is in the list), I would like to nominate Susume and several "first inventors" of recipes of recipe functions that has a long survival in present recipes. Ravn_pl for example, who I don't see in the list. What do you think of these 2 nominates (I would like to limit the number of nominates here, because this list would be less "objective" than rank1 players list) ?

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Susume and Ravn

I think these are no brainers. How would we be solving EDs or Contact Maps without Susume; and as far as I know she's the only master of the Rama map.She has made very instructive videos and Twitches. And many more things like that.

Ravn? Where would we be without DRWs, GABs, GAB Bis's, Compressors etc. Hand folding anyone?

And just to say more about auntdeen since I seem to be unable to vote up prior entries to this forum. Her contributions were inestimable, both in folding, chatting, moderating, encouraging, exploring, accepting etc. Chat has never been the same since her tragic and premature departure.

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I nominate marie_s
I would like to nominate marie_s for the list.
When I was a new player, she was one of the 
first to help me.
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added

auntdeen
marie_s
Rav3n_pl
susume

Thanks to the real players for supported nominations :)

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Beautiful Memories

I have such great memories of all these legends and people that gave their time and passion towards healing the world of disease and protein related research. respect.

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Did your account get hacked?

Did your account get hacked, and some spammer is posting in your name?

You've been here all of nine months. You can't possibly have known most of these people, as many of them haven't played in years.

(Unless you're a past veteran who has created a new persona... in which case I take back my statement.)

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