base-ten rollover! September 5, 2002 3:22 AM   Subscribe

Since sign-ups were turned back on the thread count has been growing rapidly. With September 11th coming up, we'll almost certainly see thread 20,000 within the week. The last base-ten rollover passed with little fanfare. Should we ignore the significance of #20k? Use it for elitist ego stroking? Perhaps pancakes are in order...
posted by nathan_teske to MetaFilter-Related at 3:22 AM (10 comments total)

I vote to ignore its significance or lack thereof.

posted by mischief at 4:12 AM on September 5, 2002

posted by dangerman at 5:32 AM on September 5, 2002

calculate the growth rate of the user base-ten count against the front page post base-ten growth rate. plot the intersection. on what day will the two intersect? should posts be allowed about it?
posted by quonsar at 5:36 AM on September 5, 2002

Math sux.
posted by Fabulon7 at 5:49 AM on September 5, 2002

By the way, Mefi Stats were updated. Big activity increases last month, and lots more newbies.
posted by waxpancake at 6:55 AM on September 5, 2002

*puts on party hat*
*does little dance*
posted by jonmc at 7:27 AM on September 5, 2002

by waxy's count, the thread post rate hasn't increased as much as i'd been afraid that it would (rising only to 728). however, the comment count has risen to a disturbing figure: 20,831 in the month of august! that rivals only september and october of 2001; and in fact surpasses both months (individually).
posted by moz at 8:23 AM on September 5, 2002

Oh, by the way, if anyone wants a nice low user number, and you can work out how to change the password on an account.. someone can have my login. This site has, unfortunately, jumped the shark.
posted by wackybrit at 11:13 AM on September 5, 2002

'low' being relative to the total number of members now, of course.
posted by wackybrit at 11:14 AM on September 5, 2002

...and another potentially useful and interesting MeTa thread gets pushed off the front page.
posted by Su at 2:25 PM on September 5, 2002

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