For a little while, a web site has been up at http://www.rw-stats.com/ listing running servers with player stats, players with play stats and some other details I have forgotten.
I wonder if this would not be something that JIW could take on, as an official extension to either the forum or the main web site, as they presumably have direct access to all the relevant data. I understand that some data may raise privacy issues, but I imagine that a careful choice of the shown data could minimise these aspects and/or that players logging on a server already (implicitly?) accept that their stats are logged and used.
The usefulness of such a service could be in:
*) no need to start RW to check -- for instance through a smartphone -- if a server is up / updated (not secondary with the WONDERFUL rate of updates going on!)
*) additional data, including history, to compare servers, with respect to the limited amount of info which can fit in the RW server list and which is necessary an instant snapshot with no previous history.
*) more I cannot think of, but someone else certainly will!
Anyone else would like this? Comments? Criticisms?