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When will we have 100,000 messages online? (A contest)

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:09 am
by Mike Ratledge
Brent Kimble suggested that we have a contest to guess when the software shows we have 100,000 messages online. I had vaguely given it a thought a few months ago, but I am glad he pointed it out, or I would have forgotten - at least not remembered to give it enough time to work well.

Turns out that we actually have posted 104,908 messages as of last check, but that number is never decremented when a message gets deleted (or lost - we figure that we lost several hundred - if not more - back around two+ years ago shortly after the transition in ownership because the previous owner - let's just say "dropped the ball" during hand off to me, and we moved hosting from GoDaddy to HostGator.

Anyway, the idea is for people to guess what date that will happen. The rules are pretty simple, but I might adjust things as we get closer, just depends.

One guess per member, and you must select a unique date. If it (the date you select) was already taken, the first person who guessed it wins. To be fair, once we pass 99,000 messages, I will probably quit accepting new guesses, though I might cut it closer. The counter right now shows 97, 593 - and I don't know exactly what the prize is yet, but I will figure out something appropriate.

Entry consists of a reply here with a date, the date you expect UC to _show_ we have 100,000 messages available online. No "gaming" the system, folks. Let's all play fair. I will update this first post when I have more details about what the prize is, and I am likely going to give at least a couple of choices, so that you don't end up with something that you already have, but I wanted to get things started soonest.

Re: When will we have 100,000 messages online? (A contest)

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:16 am
by jsantafe
15th May 2016

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:29 am
by Slavich
6th of June 2016

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:30 am
by hikeeba
And should I win this contest, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today I won an as-yet unnamed prize. Today I celebrate my Independence Day!

tl;dr July 4

Re: When will we have 100,000 messages online? (A contest)

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:20 am
by misterharmanko
2nd July 2016

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:43 am
by Räpylätassu
Everybody stand back, I got this

12th on June

Re: When will we have 100,000 messages online? (A contest)

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:47 am
by nECr0MaNCeD
11th June... My Mom's birthday

Re: When will we have 100,000 messages online? (A contest)

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:10 pm
by vasta41
June 16th, my Dad's birthday.

Re: When will we have 100,000 messages online? (A contest)

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:15 pm
by Cbkimble
I'm gonna go with my mom's bday June 25th @ 1423 hours.

I'm not interested in the prize just wanted to guess, so if someone else wants this date, go for it.

Re: When will we have 100,000 messages online? (A contest)

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:51 pm
by flyers3003
May 25th, 2016

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:00 pm
by HFMJ
June 20th, 2016

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:47 pm
by Michelle
June 29th!

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:15 pm
by Calypso
June 8

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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:35 am
by montecarlojoe
I'm not going to enter as I'll be helping to determine the exact date (and possibly post!)

But I will throw out there that the 100,000th post according to the internal counter was mine lol.

Re: When will we have 100,000 messages online? (A contest)

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:10 pm
by sms69x
22nd May

Re: When will we have 100,000 messages online? (A contest)

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:52 pm
by Cbkimble
montecarlojoe wrote:I'm not going to enter as I'll be helping to determine the exact date (and possibly post!)

But I will throw out there that the 100,000th post according to the internal counter was mine lol.


You could still make a WAG for fun. :lol:

Re: When will we have 100,000 messages online? (A contest)

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:19 pm
by shermjack
May 5th

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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:09 pm
by Dentyne
June 19!!!!!!

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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:22 pm
by 4.of.Clubs
Where can we check what the count is right now?

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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:28 pm
by Jazzman99
May 28