You may have seen the Top button on the navigation, it lists the most active posts. You can alter the period.
To get the all-time most active posts, simply use this link:
I’ve added this to the welcome post as a shortcut.
It’s pretty useful as a lot of the big impactful posts come up this way.
thanks to @Onandon03 for the inspiration behind utilising this feature.
DO PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT REPLYING TO A PARTICULARLY OLD POST RARELY BRINGS BACK OLDER MEMBERS THAT HAVE SINCE MOVED ON (but does happen occasionally), but at least see them as useful information - always check the date.