Haha you are right. The list randomly takes 20 patrons with at least 1 post
I've noticed the list of users under "Patrons:" on the main page changes every time I refresh.
At first (because I was doing the refresh infrequently), I thought maybe there was maybe significance to the ordering.
But if I keep hammering on Ctrl-R in Chrome, the list faithfully reorders to what I'm beginning to suspect is closer to randomness than some esoterically meaningful ordering.