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Which cuber has done the most contribution to Cubing?

Which cuber has done the most contribution to Cubing?

  • Lars Petrus

    Votes: 11 12.1%
  • Tony Fisher

    Votes: 6 6.6%
  • Jessica Fridrich

    Votes: 51 56.0%
  • Robert Yau

    Votes: 17 18.7%
  • Nathon Wilson

    Votes: 5 5.5%
  • Dylan Wang

    Votes: 37 40.7%
  • Phillip Lewicki

    Votes: 8 8.8%
  • Bob Burton

    Votes: 8 8.8%
  • Lucas Garron

    Votes: 11 12.1%
  • Rowe Hessler

    Votes: 3 3.3%
  • Daniel Karnaukh

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • Graham Siggins

    Votes: 6 6.6%
  • Roman Strakhov

    Votes: 4 4.4%
  • Kian Mansour

    Votes: 17 18.7%
  • Jayden McNeill

    Votes: 14 15.4%
  • Feliks Zemdegs

    Votes: 56 61.5%
  • Sarah Strong

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Kit Clement

    Votes: 11 12.1%
  • Oskar Van Deventer

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Others

    Votes: 26 28.6%

  • Total voters
    91

Agam Chawla

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My Reasons for my votes :
1) Jessica Fridrich- Literal creator of the most popular method of speed solving i.e. CFOP for the most popular cube. Fact- 18 out of the 20 top 3x3 averages people are by CFOP users.
2) Nathan Wilson- Has one of most videos having a lot of views. Has the natural talent to create different types of cubes. Has made cubing more famous and entertaining to watch by providing different aspect of cubing.

3) Dylan Wang a.k.a. J perm- most famous and subscribed YouTube channel provides the most interesting and comedic reviews and teaching the basics to the advanced tips which make entry for people in the community more easier.

4) Phillip Lewicki- With all his famous videos showing the aspects of Cubing competitions and the great time over there he is also the creator of Monkey League. This league just made 2020 a bit more better by providing competition like atmosphere with videos to watch during cubing and also showing another side of all the famous cubers with making more cubers famous like Matty, Leo and Tymon.

5) Jayden McNeill- easy choice, has so and by so I mean soooooooo much knowledge of cubing, knows so many algs, has so many techniques, provides so many insights in his YouTube channel(so less subs he has plz sub to him), has a free news teller in Gmail(sub to that to) and has a pretty expensive but great paid course with guarantee of improving
He is just the best just the God.

6) Feliks Zemdegs- Not even gonna explain as no one can argue ;););););)

7) Kit Clement - one of the most responsible cubers and a great part of the community.
Important member of WCA. FYI also posts actively in this platform.

8) as an other option MAX PARK- also not gonna explain but just to summarize has proved that cubing is for all and the community accepts everyone.
For those who do not know he has autism but has reached to the heights of cubing. One of his most notable achievements is the only one other than Faz to hold the WR average for 3x3 in the previous decade.

Well that took a lot of time and typing
Hoped you enjoyed
Also a thank you for the person making this thread abunickabhi as it is really interesting to see everyone opinion.
 
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We forgot Erik Akkersdijk lol.
He brought the WR single down to 7.08 from 10.36 almost single handedly.
He created the best 2x2 method along with Gunnar Krig (EG=Erik-Gunnar if you don't know)

Some more recommended additions to the poll:

Stefan Pochmann: Has anyone counted the number of pochmann methods that exist??.

Daniel Beyer and Chris Hardwick: without them, 3 style wouldn't have been in existence. In fact, Chris Hardwick contributed a lot to cubing theory too.

Ron van Bruchem: He founded the WCA in 2003. No comps without him

Andy Klise: Thank him for those PDFs you see at Cubeskills and many other places.

Whoever ran the Cubing World channel: Huge thanks to them for contributing so many resources to the community.

Gilles Roux: The Roux Method. Proved that cubing isn't necessarily algs.

Chris Olson, Shotaro Makisumi, David Singmaster, Herbert Kociemba, Odder(Oscar Roth Andersen), Jaap Scherphuis, Thom Barlow, Zbigniew Zborowski, Michael Gottlieb and Christopher Mowla are some more persons who have contributed a lot to cubing.
 
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Ron Van Bruchem, Tyson Mao, Erno Rubik are all missing. Maybe Dana Yi too. Mats Valk made VLS and the Valk line
I think that Jessica Fridrich was less important than Feliks Zemdegs because CFOP wasn't invented by Fridrich, she only popularized it. Feliks has done so much that no one else could have. I did, however, vote for both people.
Zbigniew Zborowski
This is probably the person who has done the most at the top level, along with Jayden Mcneill. Although people may say that ZZ is no longer viable, notice they always leave out EOcross and EOarrow. The creation of ZBLL along with the ZZ method, which with cross and arrow is just as good as cfop and roux, makes him crucial in the evolution of cubing. ZZ users also tend to be really smart( lookin at you @GenTheThief ). Jayden Mcneill made cubing a sport, he invented, or at least popularized F<RU>F' F2L.
Just one more note about Feliks, he popularized the f<R>f' inserts which I use in my solves all the time.
 
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For people missing on this list, I’d say that Erno Rubik should definitely be on here, as well as Erik <insert last name here> (maybe?). I voted for Jessica Friedrich (inventor of the most popular speedcubing method today), Bob Burton (one of the original founders of the WCA), Lucas Garron (he has done so much tech stuff for cubing), Kian Mansour (he took Roux to whole new heights), and Feliks, well, because he’s Feliks.
 

xyzzy

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"most contribution" is kind of nebulous, but it seems that we're all treating this as some sort of popularity contest anyway, so my vote goes to…

Shuang Chen (qq280833822), the "cs" of csTimer, who also wrote the 3×3×3 solving libraries that almost every timer uses (min2phase and min2phase.js).

(If I were more vain I'd have voted for myself, but honestly, for all the work here I'm known for (scramblers, god's number bounds), Shuang Chen has done a lot of similar work as well, and better.)
 

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For people missing on this list, I’d say that Erno Rubik should definitely be on here, as well as Erik <insert last name here> (maybe?). I voted for Jessica Friedrich (inventor of the most popular speedcubing method today), Bob Burton (one of the original founders of the WCA), Lucas Garron (he has done so much tech stuff for cubing), Kian Mansour (he took Roux to whole new heights), and Feliks, well, because he’s Feliks.
Jessica Friedrich isn't exactly the "inventor" of CFOP. She just genned some algs and popularized it (Not that that isn't significant, but I'm just trying to clarify things.).
 

Athefre

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Jessica Fridrich did more than just make a website with OLL+PLL algs. She may have learned the method from friends, but what they were doing was a basic version of cross and F2L pairs. Jessica discovered that F2L pairing could be more advanced. So she developed more corner+edge possibilities.

Also, I agree with xyzzy. This is a popularity contest as these things usually go. It isn't a real analysis of which person has contributed the most.
 
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I voted others, this might be a strange pick, but I think one of the most contributing cubers out there is Chris Tran. The first guy to implement magnets on a large scale, the first guy to come up with a good clock, etc, the list goes on. The guy was and is an amazing innovator and cubing would never be the same without him.
 
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