MacRumors Reaches 500,000 Threads

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  1. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Congratulations to the MacRumors community for reaching yet another milestone, and this is a pretty big one as these things go: 500,000 threads. Yes, half a million, and only about a third of them are asking whether a glossy or matte display is better. ;)

    Special congratulations go out to timmypv15 for posting the landmark thread. :)

    Previous milestone discussion threads:
    400,000
    300,000
    200,000
    100,000

    And, for the stat geeks, here are the time intervals that have been required to reach each 100,000-thread milestone:
    500,000: 185 days
    400,000: 230 days
    300,000: 350 days
    200,000: 522 days
    100,000: 1333 days

    Note that the statistics on the front page of the forums reflect a smaller number of threads for a variety of reasons, including deleted threads, merged threads, etc.
     
  2. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    So the 500,000 figure is including the Wasteland/Deleted threads?

    That surely shouldn't count..:p
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    not bad at all. the pace keeps picking up though. which is amazing.
     
  4. WildCowboy thread starter Administrator/Editor

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    Yes. Anytime a thread is created, it gets a unique ID number...that's the metric that has reached 500,000.

    Whatever happens to the thread after that (deletion, Wastelanding, merging into another thread, etc.), that ID number is not reused.
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I was curious how long it would be until the post rate reached 100,000 threads per day. But my abacus overflowed, so now I have to take it to the shop. :mad: I'm glad I bought AppleCare for it.
     
  7. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    I can take credit for some, i wanted my avatar... JUST KIDDING!:D
    Anyway, I'd also like to know, how much space and bandwidth we use per month.:rolleyes:
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I'm sure once you get it back you will be able to calculate the critical mass for post count per day.
    We want graphs Doctor, graphs I say...

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Way to go Macrumors! :D

    *throws confetti in air and places champagne in fridge for thread 1,000,000*
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Maybe you need to upgrade to an Abacus Pro! :D
     

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  11. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    I second the request of graphs ..Q... There so eye-inspiring... :cool: ;)


    May I add another request section of the graphs (PPH = Posts Per Hour) :D
     
  12. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Just give me some numbers to work with, and I'll whip neoOffice into a frenzy.
     
  13. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Congrats to MacRumors for reaching this milestone, so according to what you have told us, at the time of creation of this thread, there have been roughly 15,905 threads merged, wastelanded, archived, deleted, ect (I took the thread ID of this thread and subtracted the number of threads listed on the main page from it). I would love to know the stats of that figure (i.e. what percentage were merged, wastleanded, ect.).
     
  14. kabunaru Guest

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    Congratulations to MacRumors. :)
    I would sure like to see the graphs. :)
     

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