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February 27, 2005 9:48 AM   Subscribe

Pre-emptive congratulations- okay, even for a Sunday, only two FPPs with the day half over is low. Fess up, guys- who's just waiting to see if they can sneak in post #40000? ;)
posted by XQUZYPHYR to MetaFilter-Related at 9:48 AM (38 comments total)

(site's been down all morning)
posted by andrew cooke at 9:55 AM on February 27, 2005


[points and laughs at the nerd counting marbles]
posted by NinjaPirate at 9:58 AM on February 27, 2005


Dude, 39997 is a much cooler number.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:13 AM on February 27, 2005


We'll see, I guess.
posted by nthdegx at 10:23 AM on February 27, 2005


I'm just gonna wait until 39999 gets posted, then post "40,000nd POst!!!! i WIN!!!!" with maybe a link to cnn.com.
posted by Hildago at 10:40 AM on February 27, 2005


Bugger. Back to the drawing board.
posted by nthdegx at 10:51 AM on February 27, 2005


Considering that the earliest MeFi post is #19, wouldn't celebrating #40,000 make us all unabashed hypocrites?
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:19 AM on February 27, 2005


Fewer posts? This is an Alarming Trend®! Metafilter as we know it is dying! I quit! What does "." stand for?

Anyway, note also that mathowie is but 4 posts away from 1000.
posted by Krrrlson at 11:25 AM on February 27, 2005


Aha.
posted by seanyboy at 11:30 AM on February 27, 2005


hmm.... I'm disapointed.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 11:32 AM on February 27, 2005


What's so great about 40,000? 1,000,000 I can see, maybe, but 40,000?
posted by mischief at 11:32 AM on February 27, 2005


when do you think we'll hit 40k members?
posted by amberglow at 11:33 AM on February 27, 2005


It doesn't look like it, does it, XQUZYPHYR? Good thing too, I say. Perhaps if it had been Tuesday today...
posted by nthdegx at 11:36 AM on February 27, 2005


I'll get excited about http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/40019
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 11:37 AM on February 27, 2005


Great. Post #40,000, and it's destined for lofi only.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:38 AM on February 27, 2005


S@L: I'm getting the feeling that I should enable Robust Exception Information to provide greater detail about the source of errors. In the Administrator, click Debugging & Logging > Debugging Settings, and select the Robust Exception Information option.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:39 AM on February 27, 2005


You know, hitting a number that can be factored by 1,000 isn't all that notable. In fact, this is the 40th time it's happened. Who cares.
posted by angry modem at 11:45 AM on February 27, 2005


I dunno, DrJohnEvans. I got a hankering for searching the Knowledge Base to find a solution to my problem.
posted by Krrrlson at 11:45 AM on February 27, 2005


Does MacroMedia breed and raise some kind of special Unhelpful Monkeys to write their error messages, or what, precisely?
posted by Wolfdog at 11:48 AM on February 27, 2005


angry modem. This one can be factored by 10,000 as well, which has only happened 3 times in the past.
posted by delmoi at 11:50 AM on February 27, 2005


DrJohnEvans: What you need to do is check the ColdFusion documentation to verify that you are using the correct syntax. Only then will you find the truth.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 11:51 AM on February 27, 2005


Nice round number like 32768 went totally unremarked upon.
posted by Wolfdog at 11:53 AM on February 27, 2005


angry modem. This one can be factored by 10,000 as well, which has only happened 3 times in the past.

Still unnotable. I will not be impressed until 100,000.
posted by angry modem at 11:58 AM on February 27, 2005


It can also be factored by 40,000, which has never happened before.
posted by punishinglemur at 12:02 PM on February 27, 2005


So MetaFilter has been open 2,054 days, and there have been 39,981 FPP... that is 19.5/day on average....
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 12:12 PM on February 27, 2005


10,000, 20,000 and 30,000 were also recognized when they rolled around. Why should there be any surprise 40,000 was?

Multiples of big round numbers are like birthdays. Yes, each is an arbitrary data point, but they serve as milestones because we deem them to be ones.

Don't any of you tell me you don't notice when your odometer rolls over, or that you get just a little upset when you see that you just missed one.
posted by yhbc at 12:27 PM on February 27, 2005


It can also be factored by one, which has happened, er, a lot.

Now can I mention something? Just now I was listening to my local pubilc radio station, the current show is various Native American stuff, a song started playing and I thought, "Huh, I didn't know they did non-traditional stuff" because I noticed the singers were using English, and then suddenly I realized they were singing the Mighty Mouse Song. That's my weekly dose of weirdness.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 12:35 PM on February 27, 2005


I say we only celebrate the prime number posts...

That's be so much more Metafilter...
posted by Balisong at 12:41 PM on February 27, 2005


Why is everyone slating the post? I really don't get it.
posted by nthdegx at 12:48 PM on February 27, 2005


I gave my car a thousand bucks for turning 90,000. Ungrateful bastard.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 1:08 PM on February 27, 2005


Let me just issue a little PSA for anyone who is waiting like a vulture to post #40,000:

You are a tool.
posted by scarabic at 4:05 PM on February 27, 2005


I chided, hoping that the kids waiting for the exciting secret party would give up.




God, that was disappointing. Even my bitter mocking isn't worthy of recognition.
posted by NinjaPirate at 4:11 PM on February 27, 2005


You are a tool.

The only tool in all of Metafilter, I'm sure.
posted by trharlan at 5:15 PM on February 27, 2005


Nothing to say about the MeFi odometer. However...

Ethereal Bligh, at roughly the same time you had your First Nations/First Rodent experience, my local public radio's retro/big-band-sounds show played a cover of "My Way" in Yiddish.

I think the implications are obvious.

posted by vetiver at 7:59 PM on February 27, 2005


And when you click on MetaTalk post number 1984 it's about disappearances.
Think about that, man! I mean, really think about it.
posted by squirrel at 8:55 PM on February 27, 2005


Considering that the earliest MeFi post is #19, wouldn't celebrating #40,000 make us all unabashed hypocrites?

What, this doesn't count? Did you not like the movie or something?
posted by nobody at 9:26 AM on February 28, 2005


Actually, no, I didn't.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:04 AM on February 28, 2005


And when you click on MetaTalk post number 1984 it's about disappearances. Think about that, man! I mean, really think about it. posted by squirrel

Dude, have you ever looked at your hand? I mean, like REALLY looked at it? Dude, what if there are universes there...like, right now, we could be atoms on some cosmic thumbnail. Whoa. /keanu.

(I kid, because I love.) ;)
posted by dejah420 at 12:24 PM on February 28, 2005


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