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100,000 posts on the forum

Post by A Challenge » 27 Sep 2016, 06:15

We are approaching 100,000 posts on the forum, as this is post 99,881, and so I was thinking, his far has thus place come in the last 11 and a half or so years?

PS: There will of course be the ability to boast about it on this forum if one wants. To put it in perspective, the 99,000th post was by GuyBarry less than 3 and a half weeks (23 days) ago, on Saturday 4th at 10:22:51.

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Re: 100,000 posts on the forum

Post by GuyBarry » 27 Sep 2016, 07:37

A Challenge wrote:To put it in perspective, the 99,000th post was by GuyBarry less than 3 and a half weeks (23 days) ago, on Saturday 4th at 10:22:51.
Any predictions for the date and time of the 100,000th?
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Re: 100,000 posts on the forum

Post by Iain » 27 Sep 2016, 09:12

Where do you get the number of posts from? The stat at the bottom pof the front page of the forums gives a number in the 94 thousands.
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Post by DrainBrain » 27 Sep 2016, 09:28

I think the number is being taken from the URL.
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Re: 100,000 posts on the forum

Post by GuyBarry » 27 Sep 2016, 09:32

DrainBrain wrote:I think the number is being taken from the URL.
Yes - the URL goes up by one for each post made, even if it's subsequently deleted. I think the post counter on the home page only counts undeleted posts.

Which means, if I calculate correctly, that 5124 posts have been deleted since this forum was set up, or something like 5% of the total. Seems quite a high proportion.
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Re: 100,000 posts on the forum

Post by tractakid » 27 Sep 2016, 10:18

This topic is rather compromised by the fact that so so many of the posts are meaningless drivel.
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Re: 100,000 posts on the forum

Post by tubeguru » 27 Sep 2016, 11:28

Also, I have deleted so many posts in the last 11 or so years that we went over 100,000 actual posts ages ago. :)
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Re: 100,000 posts on the forum

Post by Tube Geek » 27 Sep 2016, 12:00

tubeguru wrote:Also, I have deleted so many posts in the last 11 or so years that we went over 100,000 actual posts ages ago. :)
But they show up on the bottom of the home page
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Re: 100,000 posts on the forum

Post by GuyBarry » 27 Sep 2016, 12:29

tubeguru wrote:Also, I have deleted so many posts in the last 11 or so years that we went over 100,000 actual posts ages ago. :)
Is that right? I thought each post got its own unique number, even if it was subsequently deleted. Certainly that's what happens if I delete one of my own posts - the next post gets the next number in sequence.

EDIT: As an illustration, I deleted this post and reposted it. The number has changed from 99907 to 99908.
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Re: 100,000 posts on the forum

Post by The Orange One » 27 Sep 2016, 14:45

Out of curiosity, the posters of every 10,000th post are:

10,000: Starkey (a haiku from a 2006 Bottle Challenge)
20,000: Tubeguru (a review of GTA IV)
30,000: Palkanetoijala31 (answering a question about one of his FNC routes)
40,000: Going Underground (discussing an R15 twist)
50,000: Geofftech (sharing two interchange tips, both of which are now quite well known)
60,000: Iain (commenting on a 2012 FNC attempt)
70,000: Tractakid (a Google Street View Treasure Hunt post - wow, that takes me back)
80,000: Soup Dragon (talking about an appearance on TV)
90,000: Iain (again!! Posting something in The Snake thread)
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Re: 100,000 posts on the forum

Post by Tube Geek » 27 Sep 2016, 15:14

The Orange One wrote:Out of curiosity, the posters of every 10,000th post are:

10,000: Starkey (a haiku from a 2006 Bottle Challenge)
20,000: Tubeguru (a review of GTA IV)
30,000: Palkanetoijala31 (answering a question about one of his FNC routes)
40,000: Going Underground (discussing an R15 twist)
50,000: Geofftech (sharing two interchange tips, both of which are now quite well known)
60,000: Iain (commenting on a 2012 FNC attempt)
70,000: Tractakid (a Google Street View Treasure Hunt post - wow, that takes me back)
80,000: Soup Dragon (talking about an appearance on TV)
90,000: Iain (again!! Posting something in The Snake thread)
Links?
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Re: 100,000 posts on the forum

Post by GuyBarry » 27 Sep 2016, 15:33

The Orange One wrote:Out of curiosity, the posters of every 10,000th post are:
As a matter of interest, how did you find that out? I can't see an option for searching by post number.
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Re: 100,000 posts on the forum

Post by Tube Geek » 27 Sep 2016, 15:39

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Re: 100,000 posts on the forum

Post by GuyBarry » 27 Sep 2016, 15:45

Tube Geek wrote:http://www.tubechallenge.com/forum/memb ... &start=350

link to post numbers btw
How does that help you find out who made the 10,000th post?
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Re: 100,000 posts on the forum

Post by Tube Geek » 27 Sep 2016, 15:47

GuyBarry wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:http://www.tubechallenge.com/forum/memb ... &start=350

link to post numbers btw
How does that help you find out who made the 10,000th post?
it doesn't!
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