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Ivan Seeking
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Right now we show that we have 197,293 PFers. Do we have any guesses as to the date and time that we hit the 200,000 mark?
 

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The day that we hit 200,000 members will be the day we hit 200,000 members :smile:

Really though that's quite a lot of members for a science homework forum :tongue:. How fast is it growing that should allow us to better guess. Or would that be cheating?
 
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I can tell you that we often see 200 new members per day, somtimes 300 [or nearly so], but it can vary quite a bit.
 
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Wow.


Speaking of records: hey Ivan, did you get a special badge or gold star when you hit 10,000 posts? Should I prepare a speech?
 
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Wow.


Speaking of records: hey Ivan, did you get a special badge or gold star when you hit 10,000 posts?

Do you mean beyond the $10,000 that Greg sent me? Nope.

Should I prepare a speech?

Yes, but only because it is always good to have a speech ready.
 
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Correction: Greg sent a bill for $10,000, not a check. My mistake.
 
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Yeah but you had to give it back once you reached the 10,001 post fine.

Oh yeah, that was it.
 
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I'm guessing April 18th in the afternoon.

Anyway, as far as I can tell, this is the largest physics discussion forum on the internet. All the other science forums I've come across have little to no activity.
 
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I'm guessing April 18th in the afternoon.

In what time zone? Or did you intend to keep that option open? :biggrin:
 
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In what time zone? Or did you intend to keep that option open? :biggrin:
Forum software time.
 
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I'm gonna say the Thursday April 22.
 
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Didn't we used to have more members?
 
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Didn't we used to have more members?

No. We have been climbing since day 1. From time to time, Greg purges the database, which drops up to about 10,000-15,000 members, IIRC, but we have never passed the 200,000 mark.
 
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yeah but the sarlacc was getting hungry

...now we know what happens to banned members...:surprised
 
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No. We have been climbing since day 1. From time to time, Greg purges the database, which drops up to about 10,000-15,000 members, IIRC, but we have never passed the 200,000 mark.

well, he just can't get in on the bet---you know, with absolute power...

no, wrong one----what's the one with Spiderman?
 
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Also notable we just beat our previous record for posts in a day from 2045 to 2071!
 
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May 14, 2010, 9 pm EST
 
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May 6, 2010 at 21:00 GMT

+/- 3 days. :biggrin:
 
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April 20, 2010, at 3:14.16 PM EDT.

Plus or minus 5 months.
 
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April 20, 2010, at 3:14.16 PM EDT.

Plus or minus 5 months.

The uncertainty of your measurement is unacceptable!

Ivan, I motion for Char's prediction to be removed from the record and for all further input from him to be considered inadmissible!! :devil:







:biggrin:
 
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Chat time on Sunday the 18th. 11am Eastern.
 
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The uncertainty of your measurement is unacceptable!

Ivan, I motion for Char's prediction to be removed from the record and for all further input from him to be considered inadmissible!! :devil:







:biggrin:

Hmm... you might be right, let me change my uncertainty. It was caused by an extremely slow convergence with an extremely large error anyway.

April 20, 2010, at 3:14.16 EDT.

Plus or minus [itex]\hbar[/itex]
 
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I say April 18 at around 3 PM.
 
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7/7 at 7:42 am [MY TIME ZONE] :biggrin:
 
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Do we have any more predictions? We should probably cut this off at the end of the day, Saturday [PDT].
 
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So far we have:

I'm guessing April 18th in the afternoon [forum time].

I'm gonna say the Thursday April 22.[forum time]

May 14, 2010, 9 pm EST

May 6, 2010 at 21:00 GMT

April 20, 2010, at 3:14.16 PM EDT.

Chat time on Sunday the 18th. 11am Eastern.

April 20, 2010, at 3:14.16 EDT.

I say April 18 at around 3 PM.

7/7 at 7:42 am [MY TIME ZONE] :biggrin:

The winner will receive a credit for 10 fish slaps from Evo.
 
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Hahaaaa, I knew it!

Even if I get it right how would you know that? :biggrin:

Hmmm, giving it a second thought, I would guess 21st April- 6:10 am... YOUR time zone! :biggrin:
 
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Even if I get it right how would you know that? :biggrin:

We know. :wink:
 
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april 17th--11pm forum time
 

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