User #25 000, coming up... July 3, 2005 7:14 PM   Subscribe

User #25 000, coming up...
posted by five fresh fish to Uptime at 7:14 PM (25 comments total)

posted by Hat Maui at 7:22 PM on July 3, 2005

So close registration, thx
posted by Count Ziggurat at 7:25 PM on July 3, 2005

User #25139 present and accounted for.
posted by Francophone at 7:26 PM on July 3, 2005

And I gotcha beat Francophone, I'm 25401.
posted by jamesonandwater at 7:31 PM on July 3, 2005

Perhaps fff is referring to the "# members" on the front page, which currently stands at 24,938 (or so).

If so, it has been noted before that the # is off by a whole bunch, as Francophone and jamesonandwater (and many others) can attest.

So, what are we here for, then?
posted by yhbc at 7:37 PM on July 3, 2005

We're here to bitch about the new 14k-ers or the $5.00 n00bs or something.
posted by page404 at 7:42 PM on July 3, 2005

Damn n00bs.
posted by Jimbob at 7:45 PM on July 3, 2005

What would be so great about being user #25,000 anyway? I mean, it's not like you wold be user 14,000 or anything really honourable, is it?
posted by dg at 7:53 PM on July 3, 2005

You know, I think one of us around here is the closest to user 14,000, but it's not like I care about that or anything
posted by yhbc at 7:56 PM on July 3, 2005

At least 714 past 25000. 714 is Jack Webb's badge number by the way, and it turns women into animals and men into plants.
posted by publius at 8:22 PM on July 3, 2005

Damn, this means that user #25,437 is coming up soon. If I've read my Nostradamus quatrains correctly, that means there's going to be a bunch of petty MeTa minutia followed by a longtime MeFite very publicly leaving the site for good. Or maybe it means a "great land" is going to get a lot of rain. I'm not sure which, these quatrains are very hard to translate.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 9:10 PM on July 3, 2005

commish! I always knew you were cool, but I could never figure out why. It's because of your proximity to the root number of all user goodness, the beginning of the majestic epoch that was 14K. Although some people would claim that the 14K generation really started a little earlier.
posted by jonson at 9:34 PM on July 3, 2005

I'm not sure what the point of this thread is, but just in case I vote to keep new registration open. Not so much because #1 deserves the money, which he does, but because the discussion is still dominated by a handful of loudmouths with an ever dwindling supply of something to say. Feel free to chime in, noobs, we already have enough from the ethereal blighs and jonmcs and y2karls and amberglows and etc.
posted by moift at 1:14 AM on July 4, 2005

I am not a number!
posted by TwelveTwo at 3:42 AM on July 4, 2005

you're a time check
posted by NinjaPirate at 5:31 AM on July 4, 2005

Huh. What's the point of having the actual user # count being something different from MeFi's user # counter?

Anyway, seems like a milestone sort of event, in the tradition of assigning extra importance to round numbers, so I figured I'd take note.

Of course, this is assuming it takes little time to go from 24938 to 25000. If we're not growing by a dozen a day, then I guess it's moot.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:02 AM on July 4, 2005

fff, it's because every time a new user registers, a number gets allocated to them, but they don't actually get commenting rights until they've paid their 3.90 Euros (that's what I paid anyway, heh). So there are a bunch of numbers out there that remain unused indefinitely (they might still pay their $5).
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:28 AM on July 4, 2005

... in the tradition of assigning extra importance to round numbers

indeed, a noble tradition.
posted by mdn at 8:13 AM on July 4, 2005

Even before the $5 signups, the user number of the newest MeFite was higher than the user count of the front page. A few totally deleted accounts (including 'test users' Matt used in testing the MeFiWare) accounted for that. Now get off my lawn, damn kids.

/old timer
posted by wendell at 2:38 PM on July 4, 2005

Oh, so now it's *your* lawn? Back to the longboat with you!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:26 PM on July 4, 2005

Before this rolls off the front page, someone please tell fff that the front page now reads "25,001 members". Thanks.
posted by yhbc at 1:52 PM on July 6, 2005

About a hundred noobs a week, eh? Not bad!
posted by five fresh fish at 2:53 PM on July 6, 2005

I'm so new, I just want to see if I can post.
posted by 김치 at 4:04 PM on July 13, 2005

There is a user #25961. 26000 coming up!
posted by mlis at 6:49 PM on July 13, 2005

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