Also, hate to add more work into this, but there's also the thread I made celebrating 10 years of the event, I really hope we could get that one back too. Here https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=243705
By any chance do you remember the format of that thread and/or how many posts had at the start?
Wayback has the Introduction, Top 100, Commentary, People Who Voted, People Who Voted Part 2, People Who Voted Part 3.
Then it shits the bed in Part 3 at "Runner-up EIGHTS!!"
Have a look at it through Wayback and see what you think.
Just don't want to miss anything and know where to stop.