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Old November 3 2013, 08:58 AM   #256
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Re: The 5,000,000th Post

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We did it, guys. This will be an evening long remembered. Or at least we'll remember it until the 6,000,000th Post thread is started.

I predict it will have something to do with J.J. Abrams being a monster or one of us showing off a brand new hat. And knowing this board, it'll probably combine both.
J.J. Abrams showing off a monster hat would be a graveyard smash.
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Old November 3 2013, 10:30 AM   #257
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At least the 5,000,000th post was in this thread!

Congratulations Bloody Green Shirt - you are an inspiration to us all
No intense of slighting Bloody Green Shirt's victory (congratulations!! ) : if you just go by the post number in the database, #5,000,000 was already made in 2011: http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?p=5000000 by Gaith.
#6,000,000 can't be found
#7,000,000 was made more than a year ago by Ar-Pharazon:
http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?p=7000000

At the moment (10:27 CET) the newest post bears the number 8,844,178 http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?p=8844178

BJ's observation about the board only counting every third post is indeed correct. Pretty crazy - usually, a database is supposed to count every post. Maybe it's a safeguard in case 2 posters happen to post at exactly the same moment?
Or the board counts the ads as well - that'd explain the 2:1 ratio
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Old November 3 2013, 12:44 PM   #258
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Re: The 5,000,000th Post

I missed it by a few hundred
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Old November 3 2013, 04:28 PM   #259
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Re: The 5,000,000th Post

Rhubarbodendron wrote: View Post
Llama wrote: View Post
At least the 5,000,000th post was in this thread!

Congratulations Bloody Green Shirt - you are an inspiration to us all
No intense of slighting Bloody Green Shirt's victory (congratulations!! ) : if you just go by the post number in the database, #5,000,000 was already made in 2011: http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?p=5000000 by Gaith.
#6,000,000 can't be found
#7,000,000 was made more than a year ago by Ar-Pharazon:
http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?p=7000000

At the moment (10:27 CET) the newest post bears the number 8,844,178 http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?p=8844178

BJ's observation about the board only counting every third post is indeed correct. Pretty crazy - usually, a database is supposed to count every post. Maybe it's a safeguard in case 2 posters happen to post at exactly the same moment?
Or the board counts the ads as well - that'd explain the 2:1 ratio
Could it simply not count threads that have fallen out of their respective forums?

6,000,000 could have been a spambot/n00b linking to an illegal download of a movie. Which would of course mean those deleted threads do take the post counts with them when they die.
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Old November 3 2013, 08:38 PM   #260
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Re: The 5,000,000th Post

Hmm, deleted posts. That would indeed be a possibility. Yet a loss of about 30% of posts sounds a bit much for spam. But wasn't there a big pruning some 8 or 9 years ago? I recall that around that time I had an account I hadn't used in years and received a message that inactive accounts would get deleted. If that pruning included the posts, that would account for the figures.
And wasn't there a server crash a while later as well??

We ought to ask Anthony instead of wildly speculating - but on the other hand speculating can be such a lot of fun! How about trying to find the craziest theory? I propose that a rift in the time-space continuum caused by Cpt Kirk not sticking to the intergalactic speed limit opened and swallowed those missing 3.8 million posts.
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Old November 3 2013, 09:36 PM   #261
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Re: The 5,000,000th Post

Well, maybe I'll be online at the next milestone.
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Old November 4 2013, 02:03 AM   #262
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Re: The 5,000,000th Post

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I propose that a rift in the time-space continuum caused by Cpt Kirk not sticking to the intergalactic speed limit opened and swallowed those missing 3.8 million posts.
I blame the Temporal Cold War.

Stupid Daniels.
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Old November 4 2013, 11:28 PM   #263
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Re: The 5,000,000th Post

Maybe we should keep this thread going as long as possible towards the next target? Next time I log in this thread will be closed!
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Old November 5 2013, 12:12 AM   #264
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I think the longest thread will be whenever anti-gravity is discovered--or if a rip in reality where e-mails could go to an alternate universe where trek is real and we aren't...
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Old November 5 2013, 12:15 AM   #265
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Re: The 5,000,000th Post

Just 997,494 posts away from the six million mark!

We can do it!
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Old November 5 2013, 12:35 AM   #266
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Re: The 5,000,000th Post

Mine reads:

Threads: 131,495
Posts: 5,002,530

I'm going to stay awake until it clicks over to 6,000,000.

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Old November 5 2013, 12:56 AM   #267
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Re: The 5,000,000th Post

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I think the longest thread will be whenever anti-gravity is discovered--or if a rip in reality where e-mails could go to an alternate universe where trek is real and we aren't...
Or when a new Enterprise-design comes up in a TV-series
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Old November 5 2013, 05:32 AM   #268
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Re: The 5,000,000th Post

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Just 997,494 posts away from the six million mark!

We can do it!
Hell, YOU can do it.
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Old November 5 2013, 05:35 AM   #269
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Old November 6 2013, 03:41 PM   #270
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Re: The 5,000,000th Post

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cooleddie74 wrote: View Post
Just 997,494 posts away from the six million mark!

We can do it!
Hell, YOU can do it.
Haha but the rest of us can help, right?
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