What happened to the person who used to post the top posters?

Admin usually, bit of duplication checking etc. It's faster than reddit's api and you can hammer it without too much fuss.

Simple submission duplication check in python. Give it a url or some title text and it will return all entries, links and users within a few seconds.

#!/usr/bin/env python3

from psaw import PushshiftAPI
import sys
from datetime import datetime

user = sys.argv[1]

api = PushshiftAPI() 
gen = api.search_submissions(url=user,subreddit="ukpolitics")

for all_comments in list(gen):
    dateofsub = datetime.utcfromtimestamp(all_comments.created_utc)
    print("https://old.reddit.com" + all_comments.permalink, "/u/" + all_comments.author, dateofsub.strftime("%H:%M %d/%m/%y"))
/r/ukpolitics Thread Parent