200,000 PF Members Challenge

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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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Do you mean beyond the $10,000 that Greg sent me? Nope.
Yeah but you had to give it back once you reached the 10,001 post fine.
 
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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?
yeah but the sarlacc was getting hungry
 
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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:







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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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