The 5,000,000th Post

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Llama, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Shanndee

    Shanndee Commodore Commodore

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    I shouldn't have opened this thread...I'm starting to become very paranoid about the content/quality of my posts!
     
  2. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    It's too late now. The spamming has begun.
     
  3. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Nonsense, Shanndee :) you're always classy!
     
  4. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Of course, I meant to add that.
     
  5. SeerSGB

    SeerSGB Admiral Admiral

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    Post 4,999,999...

    ....and the board crashes, resets the counter back to zero.

    Or

    Anthony reboots the board and we spend a year doing TrekBBS: 52, till we get to the New TrekBBS.

    Or

    They announce Bad Robot is taking over the board. Adding a lensflare script, and replacing all of us with younger, better looking versions, that use the same screennames.
     
  6. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Who knows when the board will crash....maybe this post will do it?
     
  7. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    So latest count I saw:

    4,944,523
     
  8. cultcross

    cultcross The truth is precisely the opposite Moderator

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    I do wonder if the occasional board trimming also has reduced the number. I notice the 'post numbers' in the automatically generated URLs are into the 8.7million range but I don't know what those start at...
     
  9. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Those start with the initial post (post #1, usually automatically generated in the installation process) that was made when the current board was installed.
    The database always counts all posts that ever were made. Renumbering posts when some get deleted would require too many calculations.
    As the post numbers are in the 8.7 million range, we can deduce that since the board was made, about 3.7 million posts got deleted while 4,965,923 were kept.

    The same number system goes for threads: about 228,000 were made but currently only 130,752 exist.
     
  10. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    It will be before next year.
     
  11. Fruitcake

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    Will we be able to actually tell which one it is though?
     
  12. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6QtigLJD_4[/yt]
     
  13. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Hopefully......
     
  14. Crom!

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    Dennis will return and will just say "No."
     
  15. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Who knows? Let's just post before this thread gets closed down!
     
  16. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    4,952,450.
     
  17. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    We're getting there.
     
  18. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The 5,000,000th post will probably be from ReadyAndWilling asking to search for something.
     
  19. bbjeg

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    The 5,000,000th post will most likely be something negative though it'll be neat if it was in here.
     
  20. Jim Gamma

    Jim Gamma This space left blank intentionally. Premium Member

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    Going on PostIDs, here's the five millionth post.

    Of course, that doesn't really take into account anything deleted before we moved to this software, or any post renumbering due to server moves/re-importing/etc.

    (Incidentally, this post is ID 8777737. At the top right of every post, you'll find a link to the individual post. Mine is the sixtieth in this thread so it'll say "#60". If you then hover over it, at the bottom-left of your screen you can find the URL it will go to, which ends in "p=" followed by some long number, which will be your post's PostID.)
     
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