Looks like poor High Rankings forum's NU thread never made it out of the starting gate!
Even I was wondering the same Jill, I expected the HR NU site atleast in top 20, Probably it didnt have sufficient links to boost the site, I feel the footer link you provided in this forum is not sufficient, Merkey's forum which won the first round of competition is a IPB forum, But he modified the whole forum to win this competition, He also had a lot of links,
so a few thousand low PR links?
No, I had only a handful of links, I mentioned it in the interview too, Probably around 100, I wonder how market leap reports 105 , I dont believe too much in links only theory, I believe current google likes a balance between contents and links, Also I used other tactics which worked with google, Infact my site beats 1 or 2 sites which has more than 50,000 links,
It is all just fun isnt it ,