100K! January 28, 2011 10:27 AM   Subscribe

Congratulations to the MetaFilter community for 100,000 posts.
posted by ColdChef to MetaFilter-Related at 10:27 AM (74 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

And several of them have been quite good ones.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:27 AM on January 28, 2011


does dance of 100,000 dances
posted by clavdivs at 10:28 AM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


What about 100,000 existing posts? meaning ones that haven't been deleted?
posted by muddgirl at 10:30 AM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Gosh, not to diminish this milestone - I'm just a lover of milestones of all types!
posted by muddgirl at 10:30 AM on January 28, 2011


I am throwing my hands in the air, but I'm waving them like I care just a little too much. Can somebody help me with that?
posted by Zozo at 10:34 AM on January 28, 2011 [8 favorites]


When will the 100,000th complaint be posted?
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:34 AM on January 28, 2011


Since 19 was Cat Scan, 100019 seems more important.
posted by roll truck roll at 10:34 AM on January 28, 2011


Proud to belong to the land of six figures . . . and always counting.
posted by bearwife at 10:35 AM on January 28, 2011


I am throwing my hands in the air, but I'm waving them like I care just a little too much. Can somebody help me with that?

Here, take this foam finger.
posted by special-k at 10:38 AM on January 28, 2011


I, for one, am extremely happy that post 100k was not a stunt. In fact, it's spectacular. Three cheers for zarq.
posted by Plutor at 10:38 AM on January 28, 2011 [8 favorites]


I'm kinda surprised there weren't several posts within a minute of #99999 going up. It's even more awesome for the site that the Epic Gachaman Post didn't have to compete with SLYTs and SLOEs...
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:39 AM on January 28, 2011


Can people better than me at data-mining and chart-making turn this into a data-mining and chart-making thread?
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj at 10:39 AM on January 28, 2011


100,000? This means... ombudsman time!

I volunteer.
posted by Dumsnill at 10:40 AM on January 28, 2011


I am throwing my hands in the air, but I'm waving them like I care just a little too much. Can somebody help me with that?

Oh, I see the problem. You're supposed to glide by the people as they stop to look and stare. I don't know what you'd call THAT, but it's not gliding.
posted by hippybear at 10:41 AM on January 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


I think I just rolled over.
posted by rikschell at 10:41 AM on January 28, 2011


\o/
posted by Jofus at 10:42 AM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


When will the 100,000th complaint be posted?

You think posts outnumber complaints? That's adorable.

Seriously, though, 100K cheers for Zarq stepping up to the plate with a worthy post, and everybody else for the steps that brought us here.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:45 AM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


90k - Critics spoiling a minor movie
80k - SLYT - 12 comments, 12 favorites
70k - Some weird podcast
60k - Single link about Iraq War PTSD
50k - Stunt post, each character links to something related to the number 50,000
40k - Ditto
30k - Bush backdrop simulator
20k - Carl Sagan talking about being high
10k - Eminent domain in Mississippi
posted by Plutor at 10:45 AM on January 28, 2011 [14 favorites]


does dance of 100,000 dances

uses CGI to superimpose wings and skin lesions on clavdivs
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 10:50 AM on January 28, 2011


MetaFilter: Five orphans with a spacecraft battle a lipsticked maniac from the Crab Nebula and his unlikely big flying robots.
posted by liketitanic at 10:50 AM on January 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


We've started speeding up again.
100k - 2011-01-28 - 323 days since 90k
 90k - 2010-03-11 - 361 days since 80k
 80k - 2009-03-15 - 362
 70k - 2008-03-18 - 349
 60k - 2007-04-04 - 387
 50k - 2006-03-13 - 379
 40k - 2005-02-27 - 451
 30k - 2003-12-04 - 446
 20k - 2002-09-14 - 369
 10k - 2001-09-10 (!!!)
posted by Plutor at 10:52 AM on January 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm still waiting for the thank you note for my deleted posts which allowed this to 100,000 and not some meaningless number.... If it wasn't for me this would have been 100,128 . And, given the quality of this post, that would have been a shame...
posted by HuronBob at 10:54 AM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


When will the 100,000th complaint be posted?

What is with this type of comment‽
posted by carsonb at 10:56 AM on January 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yay zarq! Yay every one of you who post fascinating FPPs and comments that completely distract me from getting anything done.
posted by jamaro at 10:57 AM on January 28, 2011


What about 100,000 existing posts? meaning ones that haven't been deleted?

No, a deleted post keeps its number. So if "posts" means extant (non-deleted) posts, then there have been significantly fewer than 100,000 posts.

On the other hand, 100,000 is just on metafilter.com. If you added AskMetafilter and other subsites, there would probably be more than 100,000 extant posts.
posted by John Cohen at 10:59 AM on January 28, 2011


When will the 100,000th complaint be posted?

What is with this type of comment‽


And what's the deal with interrobangs?
posted by John Cohen at 11:00 AM on January 28, 2011


I'm pretty sure that the extended warranty on the Cat-Scan post expires after 100,000 posts.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 11:01 AM on January 28, 2011


No, a deleted post keeps its number. So if "posts" means extant (non-deleted) posts, then there have been significantly fewer than 100,000 posts.

Of course, which was why I asked "what about 100,000 existing posts?" meaning "approximately how long until we reach that number?" I can't think of an easy way for someone like me to figure that out, or even figure out the number of non-deleted posts right now.
posted by muddgirl at 11:02 AM on January 28, 2011


There's no way to know when we'll reach 100,000 existing posts. If we exclude deleted posts, the post with ID 100000 was post #91,931.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:08 AM on January 28, 2011


Of course, which was why I asked "what about 100,000 existing posts?" meaning "approximately how long until we reach that number?"

Yes, as you said: of course. Sorry, I misread your comment.
posted by John Cohen at 11:10 AM on January 28, 2011


I'm really hoping that there won't be a test. If there is a test I'd like to know now so I can take my usual mid-semester "W".
posted by vapidave at 11:11 AM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


If we exclude deleted posts, the post with ID 100000 was post #91,931.

Interesting. So roughly 8% of posts get deleted.
posted by Meta Filter at 11:13 AM on January 28, 2011


Pics, or it didn't happen
posted by Namlit at 11:14 AM on January 28, 2011


does dance of 100,000 dances

That's a shitload of na na's.
posted by tommasz at 11:15 AM on January 28, 2011


does dance of 100,000 dances

That's a shitload of na na's.


Especially if each of the 100,000 dances contains its own 100,000 dances!
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:17 AM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow, overt base-10 prejudice. Shame on you, MetaFilter.
posted by Eideteker at 11:19 AM on January 28, 2011 [7 favorites]


If we exclude deleted posts, the post with ID 100000 was post #91,931.

Napkin math that's hacky enough that I don't feel like justifying it with an explication has me predicting that True Post 100K will happen December 3rd, 2011 with post-id 109800. Give or take.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:20 AM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Namlit: "Pics, or it didn't happen"

If you insist
posted by Plutor at 11:20 AM on January 28, 2011


Congratulations, zarq. And a well-written post, to boot.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:20 AM on January 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


cortex: " Napkin math that's hacky enough that I don't feel like justifying it with an explication has me predicting that True Post 100K will happen December 3rd, 2011 with post-id 109800. Give or take."

Wait, I have to do it again?!

:D
posted by zarq at 11:23 AM on January 28, 2011


No wonder the pony beans are out of stock. Did we really have 100 000 plates of them?
posted by Namlit at 11:25 AM on January 28, 2011


Thanks, everyone. :)
posted by zarq at 11:25 AM on January 28, 2011


Okay, I'll stop with this silliness. Congratulations everyone!
posted by Namlit at 11:26 AM on January 28, 2011


PBS should point to that thread for a "Superheroes to the Rescue".
posted by norm at 11:32 AM on January 28, 2011


Gatchaman GET!
(Do they still do that on the *Chans?)
posted by charred husk at 11:33 AM on January 28, 2011


I know Painted Pony Beans. I've eaten Painted Pony Beans. Vermont Appaloosa Beans are no Painted Pony Beans, sir!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:37 AM on January 28, 2011


Vermont Appaloosa Beans are no Painted Pony Beans, sir!

Yeah I saw that too, their claim, not mine. They're not used to overthinking, I bet.

[Like in a traditional Indonesian cookbook I have where the (modern) editor thinks that you can substitute Thai basil with parsley (which is like using burned eggplant when you're out of coffee) That's why I love MetaFilter, mistakes like that don't happen here.
I guess.]
posted by Namlit at 11:50 AM on January 28, 2011


So Zarq ... were you poised, waiting to make the post, refreshing constantly, and then swooped in as fast as you could, breathlessly frantic to make sure no one did it before you? The fact that the previous post was made in the same minute as yours would indicate that you were.
posted by crunchland at 11:58 AM on January 28, 2011


jamaro: "Yay zarq! Yay every one of you who post fascinating FPPs and comments that completely distract me from getting anything done."

So it's our fault then that the 100k account still remains nameless!
posted by gman at 11:59 AM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


crunchland: "So Zarq ... were you poised, waiting to make the post, refreshing constantly, and then swooped in as fast as you could, breathlessly frantic to make sure no one did it before you? The fact that the previous post was made in the same minute as yours would indicate that you were."

Heh. Not quite, but I admit I did hit 'post' really, really fast when I did see #99999. I finished my post, checked, got immersed reading a couple of other threads, then checked again and hit post. :)
posted by zarq at 12:08 PM on January 28, 2011


This is awesome to the extent that base 10 is awesome.
posted by neuron at 12:37 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Interesting. So roughly 8% of posts get deleted."

Hmmm...interesting to do the math on this... not too long ago a mod (to be unnamed) stated that my deletion rate is a bit high..... I've been walking around telling my self that she this mod was SO wrong. I think I owe her that mod an apology.
posted by HuronBob at 1:22 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is awesome to the extent that base 10 is awesome.

So, like, incredibly, then.
posted by nickmark at 1:33 PM on January 28, 2011


Since this is the internet I think post 65536 is more meaningful.
posted by Bonzai at 1:45 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Interesting that the posts per year per active user must be dropping. Self selection or self censorship?
posted by shothotbot at 1:55 PM on January 28, 2011


Thanks, Matt. Without you, none of this would be here. You are awesome.
posted by effluvia at 1:56 PM on January 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Is this where I say


IT'S OVER 9000!!!!!!!!

No? I'll see myself out
posted by GuyZero at 1:58 PM on January 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I wanted #100,000 to be a deleted self-link.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 1:59 PM on January 28, 2011


Interesting that the posts per year per active user must be dropping.

Depending on how you define "active user", of course. My guess is that posts per year per user for folks making posts in any given year is probably more likely about flat, once you account for slow turnover in the userbase as new people sign up and older users wander off.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:02 PM on January 28, 2011


Chocolate Pickle: "I wanted #100,000 to be a deleted self-link."

I'm just glad it wasn't a double.
posted by zarq at 2:43 PM on January 28, 2011


neuron: "This is awesome to the extent that base 10 is awesome"

is this something I would have to use base 1010 to understand?
posted by idiopath at 4:06 PM on January 28, 2011


'ray! It was an excellent post, so glad it wasn't a SLYT, but there should have been an intergalactic kitten to make it super awesome.
posted by arcticseal at 4:07 PM on January 28, 2011


Yay! 10,000 posts! I helped!
posted by painquale at 4:43 PM on January 28, 2011


Oops, no, wait: 100,000 posts! Now I feel like my contribution is diminished.
posted by painquale at 4:44 PM on January 28, 2011


I'm pretty sure delmoi has the most comments, but who has the most posts?
posted by cjorgensen at 5:13 PM on January 28, 2011


cjorgensen: "I'm pretty sure delmoi has the most comments, but who has the most posts?"

mathowie does. You can get some stats here.
posted by gman at 5:22 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Good work zarq, that post is going to suck hours out of my weekend. Happily my weekend was only going to be family anyway, so its not interfered with work. Well timed and brilliant.
posted by biffa at 5:32 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I admit I did hit 'post' really, really fast when I did see #99999. --- Well, good on ya, zarq. Just remember, you're quasi-significantly round-numbered post is only important because of the 99,999 posts that came before it.
posted by crunchland at 8:33 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Fuck you guys. Now I'll be just throwing away ONE MORE PRECIOUS CHARACTER every time I link to a Metafilter thread from Twitter. THANKS A LO
posted by qvantamon at 9:39 PM on January 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


We've started speeding up again.

See, Ray Kurzweil knows what he's talking about! Post #1/0 is on track for 2012.
posted by lukemeister at 9:43 PM on January 28, 2011


Interesting to note that Ask has over 177,000. Which says a lot about its popularity!
posted by Askiba at 10:04 PM on January 28, 2011


crunchland: "Well, good on ya, zarq. Just remember, you're quasi-significantly round-numbered post is only important because of the 99,999 posts that came before it."

Of course! :)
posted by zarq at 6:01 AM on January 29, 2011


Well done! Yay Zarq!
posted by homunculus at 8:56 AM on January 29, 2011


Interesting. So roughly 8% of posts get deleted.

I wanted #100,000 to be a deleted self-link.

If you look at the deleted threads page, you will note threads #99993, #99995, #99996, #100002, #100003 and #100004 all fell by the wayside. So it looks like we dodged a bullet.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 2:11 PM on January 31, 2011


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