200,000 PF Members Challenge

1. Apr 6, 2010

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
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?

2. Apr 6, 2010

zomgwtf

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

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?

3. Apr 6, 2010

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
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.

Last edited: Apr 6, 2010
4. Apr 6, 2010

DaveC426913

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?

5. Apr 6, 2010

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus

7. Apr 6, 2010

Greg Bernhardt

Yeah but you had to give it back once you reached the 10,001 post fine.

8. Apr 6, 2010

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Oh yeah, that was it.

9. Apr 6, 2010

Leptos

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.

10. Apr 6, 2010

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
In what time zone? Or did you intend to keep that option open?

11. Apr 6, 2010

Leptos

Forum software time.

12. Apr 6, 2010

zomgwtf

I'm gonna say the Thursday April 22.

13. Apr 6, 2010

lisab

Staff Emeritus
Didn't we used to have more members?

14. Apr 6, 2010

Greg Bernhardt

yeah but the sarlacc was getting hungry

15. Apr 6, 2010

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
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.

16. Apr 6, 2010

lisab

Staff Emeritus
...now we know what happens to banned members...:surprised

17. Apr 6, 2010

rewebster

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

no, wrong one----what's the one with Spiderman?

18. Apr 7, 2010

Greg Bernhardt

Also notable we just beat our previous record for posts in a day from 2045 to 2071!

19. Apr 7, 2010

hypatia

May 14, 2010, 9 pm EST

20. Apr 7, 2010

May 6, 2010 at 21:00 GMT

+/- 3 days.

21. Apr 7, 2010

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
22. Apr 7, 2010

Char. Limit

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

Plus or minus 5 months.

23. Apr 7, 2010

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!!

24. Apr 7, 2010

turbo

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

25. Apr 7, 2010

Char. Limit

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 $\hbar$