Length of longest threads February 2, 2001 2:02 PM   Subscribe

What is the record for posts on a topic? Is "Ev explains the Pyra situation" coming close to breaking the record?
posted by timothompson to MetaFilter-Related at 2:02 PM (12 comments total)

It's hard to tell, because there's no way to find out how many posts a thread has after it's left the front page.

That is, without setting your 'days' threshold to something in the hundreds...
posted by pnevares at 2:17 PM on February 2, 2001

I'd say it is the longest that didn't get really silly and off topic (e.g. blog nicely or Neale vs Ben Brown — both of those were 150+ as I recall).
posted by sylloge at 2:52 PM on February 2, 2001

I thought the Blogger server fund thread was longer than this one.
posted by rodii at 3:37 PM on February 2, 2001

Here, I added some top 20 charts to my Metafilter stats page. You can see the most active threads and the most active days (by comments or threads). Have fun.
posted by waxpancake at 4:15 PM on February 2, 2001

Sweet! How are you getting those stats Wax?
posted by sylloge at 4:54 PM on February 2, 2001

Woo hoo! I caused a really long thread! Do I get some kind of bonus for that?
posted by anildash at 5:00 PM on February 2, 2001

I crawled through the Archives, and parsed the data I found in there. Cool stuff, no?
posted by waxpancake at 5:22 PM on February 2, 2001

1142 shouldn't really count, since about ninety of the posts were by Neale.
posted by rodii at 6:20 PM on February 2, 2001

anildash: me too! woohoo.
posted by pnevares at 8:36 PM on February 2, 2001

It's now at 178. Five more posts to break the record...anyone care to bet?
posted by timothompson at 9:10 AM on February 5, 2001

It all depends on neale
posted by Avogadro at 10:51 AM on February 5, 2001

Yes, yes it does.
posted by Neale at 3:40 PM on February 11, 2001

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