The odometer rolls over August 24, 2008 2:35 PM   Subscribe

AskMe had question #100,000 asked earlier today by jb. Congratulations!
posted by dw to MetaFilter-Related at 2:35 PM (24 comments total)

YOU ARE A WINNER! click here for spyware

I just had to restrain myself from using the blink tag there.
posted by phunniemee at 2:39 PM on August 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh, that's just great. Now who's going to sweep up all this fucking confetti?

Thanks a lot, jerk.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:43 PM on August 24, 2008


We're already seeing increased server load thanks to the 20% increase in thread id length.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:01 PM on August 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Now AskMe should switch to synthetic oil.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 3:08 PM on August 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


AskMe is the Monster that ate Metafilter.
posted by Dave Faris at 3:11 PM on August 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


USER jb.
posted by justgary at 3:20 PM on August 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Are there actually 100,000 questions, or is this another example of wacky MeFi numbering?
posted by smackfu at 4:06 PM on August 24, 2008


smackfu, check this url out.
posted by carsonb at 4:10 PM on August 24, 2008


yeah it's a fakey number but it's close and it's round so hooray!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:18 PM on August 24, 2008


"The actual hard number is a little lower, probably by about four or five thousand when you account for the metatalk-coop origins," he told the 79,000 assembled users.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:27 PM on August 24, 2008


he told the 79,000 assembled users.

Ohhhhhh double callback!!!! Zing!!!!
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 4:29 PM on August 24, 2008


Go figure that question 100,000 was asked on another's behalf.

And since it was a question about eating meat on AskMe, might I suggest that the OP find some good recipes for bacon milkshakes.
posted by baphomet at 4:32 PM on August 24, 2008


it's close and it's round so hooray!
I observe a lot of relationships are predicated on this very principle, leading, as a matter of fact, to subsequent, hopelessly muddled AskMetafilter questions.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:41 PM on August 24, 2008 [4 favorites]


it's close and it's round so hooray!

Oooh! That describes me too!
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:00 PM on August 24, 2008


Have there really only been thirty-two questions on AskMe? Well, unique ones, I guess.
posted by Eideteker at 6:21 PM on August 24, 2008


Are there actually 100,000 questions, or is this another example of wacky MeFi numbering?

Good questions. I tried plugging in numbers in the tens and hundreds and came up with invalid articles. When do the actual articles start?
posted by crapmatic at 6:59 PM on August 24, 2008


By proxy, and about eating pureed food. How appropriate.
posted by orthogonality at 7:10 PM on August 24, 2008


When I get to be 100,000, I'll be eating pureed food. At best.
posted by lukemeister at 9:08 PM on August 24, 2008


INFODUMP TO THE RESCUE. No, wait, it's 4.5 months old.
posted by Plutor at 6:00 AM on August 25, 2008


No, wait, it's 4.5 months old.

More like 4.5 minutes! (Yes, finally.) Silly permissions issue with our newer setup on stuff.mf means that I can't update the index file correctly at the moment, so it still says April, but the files are all fresh as of this morning.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:51 AM on August 25, 2008


Man, I am full of fail. The zips aren't actually updated either, but the core files are. Whee! So it's up to date at the moment if you don't mind munging filenames manually and downloading larger files.

We'll get this figured out.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:39 AM on August 25, 2008


Thread number 100,000 was actually the 94,824th asked question. And the rate of asking has accelerated at a fairly constant pace. At the current rate of 2600 questions per month, we should hit the 100,000th asked question about October 23.
posted by Plutor at 8:04 AM on August 25, 2008


smackfu, check this url out.

>What exactly is Perl?

>>There's more than one way to answer that question.

I was all set to favourite that answer until I saw that it was mine.

I crack me up.
posted by timeistight at 9:30 AM on August 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Don't you love that? You're reading along in some dusty corner of the archives. Someone says something foolish and you're kind of ticked that the thread is closed. Then in the next comment or two is this awesome rebuttal, phrased it perfect terms and hitting all the points you would have hit. And you're getting all excited going "Ya man, that's exactly right" & "Go get'm". And then you make it to the byline to see who this tube of wonderfulness is all excited to add them to your contacts and, oh, it's you. And you're not sure whether to feel sad over having lost a potential friend or to bask in the glory that is your awesomeness.

I go with the basking thing.
posted by Mitheral at 8:11 PM on August 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


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