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Billy T
14-07-2004, 05:34 PM
A whole quarter of a million posts! Even allowing for the odd diversion off-topic, that is a one heck of a lot of questions and answers.:O

Roll-on 500,000 :D

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

Growly
14-07-2004, 05:40 PM
<insert interesting, smart, witty, and completely relevant remark here>

kiki
14-07-2004, 05:43 PM
Well who made the 250,000th post? They should get a prize.

Then again knowing BillyT he's been sitting all day waiting for PressF1 to tick over to 249,999 and then he made the 250,000th hoping to get a prize. ]:)

Jen C
14-07-2004, 06:06 PM
> Well who made the 250,000th post? They should get a
> prize.

I just did a quick look, and it appears ~~sy~~ on this thread (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=49125) hit the 250,000 post - could be wrong tho :p

My calculations for this was, when I posted at 5.35pm I was post 250,003. Billy and Mrs Bump both posted at 5.34pm (posts 250,002 and 001) which leaves ~~sy~~ at 5.33pm with the 250,000 post :D

> Then again knowing BillyT he's been sitting all day
> waiting for PressF1 to tick over to 249,999 and then
> he made the 250,000th hoping to get a prize. ]:)

Bummer - missed out by one minute Billy :D

Congrats to PF1 for 250,000 posts in nearly 25 months. :)

stu120404
14-07-2004, 06:22 PM
Congratulations Press F1 :) B-) :D

and the server is coping well :D since those changes Press F1 has Not gone down at all (all most)

> Congrats to PF1 for 250,000 posts in nearly 25
> months. :)

Is that how long since Press F1 was born?

Jen C
14-07-2004, 06:32 PM
> > Congrats to PF1 for 250,000 posts in nearly 25
> > months. :)
>
> Is that how long since Press F1 was born?

Only this current look/style forum. PressF1 "The original" had been running for a few years prior to that.

kiki
14-07-2004, 06:36 PM
How do you tell which is the 250,000th post???

If you have the thread map on and you hover over one of the links to a post, they have the number of the post there (#290291). According to that we are at over 290,000 posts.

Billy T
14-07-2004, 06:42 PM
No prize required, but actually kiki, you are partially right. I picked up on the post numbers and the approaching milestone at 249,994, so I prepared a 250,000th on my other computer.

I watched and refreshed on my main computer until the 249,999th appeared then hit post on the other box. It came up as the 250,000th which is exactly what I was after, but for no reason other than relevance. The 250,001st post wouldn't have been quite the same somehow.

250,000 is a Team-driven outcome, and is not attributable to any individual.

Cheers

Billy 8-{) :D

~~~~~ s y ~~~~~
14-07-2004, 06:58 PM
> > Well who made the 250,000th post? They should get
> a
> > prize.
>
> I just did a quick look, and it appears ~~sy~~ on
> this
> thread (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&t
> read=49125) hit the 250,000 post - could
> be wrong tho :p
>
> My calculations for this was, when I posted at 5.35pm
> I was post 250,003. Billy and Mrs Bump both posted
> at 5.34pm (posts 250,002 and 001) which leaves ~~sy~~
> at 5.33pm with the 250,000 post :D

:O Oh My God! :_| Tears cannot express my honour and delight ;-)

I was waiting for it after looking at the count last week, and wow! I made it. Great opportunity just to take this chance to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the help I have had over the last couple of years on PressF1. It's being great on a whole, and as BillyT says, roll on 50,000! ... But I say roll on 1 million :)

If I have really put in the 250,000, great thanks goes to kiki who posted to help in my thread, I was responding to kiki's post. Couldn't have done it with out you all others!

Time flys when you're having fun. I still remember myself posting about 20 times ]:) just to get one to hit at the right time with the PF1 clock after the countdown into 2002.

Good work team, keep it up, 50000 by end of year!?!? :D

~~~~~ s y ~~~~~
14-07-2004, 07:01 PM
> 250,000 is a Team-driven outcome, and is not
> attributable to any individual.

Totally agree! Just had a second check, my post was 5:33pm, Billy T at 5:34pm... does that make me the 249999!? Last post before quarter of million :D

I think a prize should go to everybody! Pat yourself on the back ;-)

~~~~~ s y ~~~~~
14-07-2004, 07:03 PM
> Good work team, keep it up, 500000 by end of year!?!? :D

robo
14-07-2004, 08:11 PM
Oh Bollocks, I was at soccer practice.

Maybe I should give SY a prize.
Want a phone?
robo.

Billy T
14-07-2004, 08:15 PM
You could be 249.999 SY, I was refreshing at less than 10 second intervals (full Jetstream connection), I saw 249,998 appear, then next came 249,999, and within 10 seconds of that I had posted and refreshed to see 250,000 on my congrats post. It was either you or Mrs Bump, I didn't have time to look right then.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

robo
14-07-2004, 08:45 PM
Damn, I can't win. I just tried all sorts of admin tools and I can't tell who it was. I think it was SY though.
Quarter of a million is pretty scary. If you do the numbers, it means some people have posted over 2% of posts on their own (you know who you are). Even those with counters around 2,000 are nearly 1%.
I thought the 250,000th post was a good excuse for giving out a prize, but didn't want to say it because then people would try to get it.
What do you all think, shall I give it to SY?
robo.

Billy T
14-07-2004, 08:47 PM
Yes, SY!

Billy 8-{)

agent
14-07-2004, 08:51 PM
Why not? ;\

robo
14-07-2004, 08:53 PM
Yeah, assuming he wants a netphone. They are quite good, save heaps on tolls. I liked it so much I bought one (aren't I nice, I didn't keep one for myself).
Now I have to scrabble around for some other goodies to give away.
robo.

~~~~~ s y ~~~~~
14-07-2004, 08:55 PM
Thanks guys, but I have discovered that I am unable to pay for the calls I make, neither will my parents want to :_| And being the teenager I am, we text -I thought it was a cellphone, hehe, I'm saving up for one. Made me all excited!...

I say give it to someone who would benefit more :D

kiki
14-07-2004, 09:30 PM
I'm sorry I'm going to repeat myself.

How do you tell which is the 250,000th post???

If you have the thread map on and you hover over one of the links to a post, they have the number of the post there (#290291). According to that we are at over 290,000 posts.

They jump too, if you look at the thread map. Its clearly counting posts from all the threads. #290148, #290153, #290155...

Billy T
15-07-2004, 10:04 AM
> I'm sorry I'm going to repeat myself.
>
> How do you tell which is the 250,000th
> post???

Don't apologise kiki, it's just that nobody really cares that much about your question. The post count visible to all is the only one that matters, and doubtlessly there are a number of possible explanations for the variance.

One of the more likely reasons would be the archived posts from before this format was introduced. I may be wrong on this, but I think that they are the ones that come up with "Guest" as the poster. I'd have to call one up and check the date to confirm that, but I can't really be bothered right now.

If that is indeed the reason, 250,000 would have been the number of posts since the new format went live.

It is all irrelevant now, we are past it and moving on to the next milestone.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

~~~~~ s y ~~~~~
15-07-2004, 10:14 AM
> If that is indeed the reason, 250,000 would have been
> the number of posts since the new format went live.

Indeed! How we found out? Well, by the time I did my check, it was already up to something like 250021 :8} Then, I went from the top of the page (PF1 HomePg) and tracked each one by time. Then I added each one up, found the 21 most recent posts, then found the 22nd most recent, and bingo! But I do think it's a bit too late now to be doing what I did, takes a lot of time ...

robo
15-07-2004, 10:23 AM
The actual thread numbers are kind of random.

Also, bear in mind that some are physically deleted but their record numbers are not recycled.

You really had to be watching live to see it happen.

Get busy, only 3000 odd threads to add before we hit 50,000.
robo.

Megaman
15-07-2004, 10:28 AM
> Also, bear in mind that some are physically deleted
> but their record numbers are not recycled.

:O

> You really had to be watching live to see it happen.

Die stupid hard drive die ]:)

Old Tom
15-07-2004, 12:12 PM
Never been a one for rewarding luck myself.

~~~~~ s y ~~~~~
15-07-2004, 09:00 PM
Rob,

I would genuinely recommend kiki as the receipent of the prize NetPhone, seeing as I wouldn't benefit from it. I personally wouldn't have made it to 250,000 if it weren't for kiki's help, which is exactly why I posted the 250,000th post in reponse. Over the past, I have seen kiki grow greatly in dedictication towards helping people on this forum. Kiki always sticks around the threads he contributed in to fully help. Today, he further helped a PC buyer. Although his opinion and advice was somewhat ignored and challenged, he made a good solid stand which I believe most people wouldn't have done better. A special thanks from myself, as well as many others I'm sure, to kiki for the help and wonderful contribution brought to PressF1.

robo
15-07-2004, 09:14 PM
SY
I will consider your suggestion.
(this means I will try to remember when I get to my office).
robo.