I created a small query to produce a list of number of votes per reputation among +1k users (49 in total). This is, in my view, one of the many indicator of relative contribution to the site. Voting is important primarily because it works as a signaling process conveying information about quality of Q&A. They are the equivalent of prices in real economies, of which importance we as economists are very aware. It also acts as a reward for contributing users asking good questions and providing good answers.
As I see it, a user with a low vote/reputation ratio is one which is more towards the leeching side of things, whereas one with a high ratio is more towards the seeding side of things, if I might borrow the torrent terminology. You might of course differ.
The full ranking is in the page above (after you run the query). Below I copy top and bottom. VotesPerRep is in percentage terms.
- Top 15:
- Bottom 15:
I am of course not going to point out names, except for congratulating those with high raking like denesp and Kitsune (I have not interacted with cc7868 and Jamzy). There is however a massive disparity among the group, which if anything is negatively correlated with reputation. This might be due to some outliers though:
A more refined analysis would remove those users that are highly inactive (maybe those which have not provided an answer or question e.g in the last six months), but that is left to whoever wants to play around with the query.