Who are the top individual authors of influential recent posts to
planet MySQL? The planet MySQL page includes a list of the
top 20 authors as well as a list of the top 10 vendor blogs.
However, since posts to the vendor blogs make up at least
1/4 of all of the posts, and the authors of vendor blog posts are
not included in the top author list, I decided to compute my own
top author list. I include the hidden authors from the
vendor blogs when computing my top author list.
The first problem is to identify the hidden authors for posts from each vendor blog. This requires that the author information be extracted …