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A PF milestone is approaching

  1. Dec 25, 2012 #1

    jtbell

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    The Lame Jokes thread will probably hit a million views today. As I type this, it's at 999,943.

    [added a few minutes later] Oops, now it's 999,972. Blink and you'll miss it!

    Have any other PF threads ever reached a million views? The closest current thread I can find right now is the https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=338126 [Broken] thread, which is at about 893,000.
     
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  3. Dec 25, 2012 #2

    Pengwuino

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  4. Dec 25, 2012 #3

    Astronuc

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    We're also approaching 4 million posts.

    Currently Posts: 3,958,276
     
  5. Dec 25, 2012 #4

    Astronuc

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    It took about 10 weeks or so. The thread hit 1 million views on June 1, 2001 - 05:00 pm, views = 1,000,091
     
  6. Dec 25, 2012 #5

    Pengwuino

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    So I don't recall correctly...
     
  7. Dec 25, 2012 #6

    jtbell

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    Ah, I forgot about the Fukushima thread(s). Now I remember some discussion about the traffic in it, in the weeks/months after the events there.

    Lame Jokes crossed the line while I was eating Christmas dinner. Now at 1,000,038.
     
  8. Dec 25, 2012 #7

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    attachment.php?attachmentid=54259&stc=1&d=1356469821.png

    First three months (up to a million) are just an approximation, as I don't have data earlier than May 27th, 2011.
     

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  9. Dec 25, 2012 #8
    What is it with PF's obsession with incredibly large threads? It's so disorganized. Why not just make a lame jokes section?

    Imagine merging all the calculus threads into one mega-thread. :tongue:
     
  10. Dec 25, 2012 #9

    Drakkith

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    Hmmm. I'm approaching 9,000 posts...when it goes over 9,000 I will reveal my final form.
     
  11. Dec 25, 2012 #10

    Evo

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    The Fukushima thread was a combination of threads on the disaster, then turned into a thread of news updates. Beats me why people care about the size of a thread. There are many small threads that are of high quality and value that are helpful in terms of learning and being helpful to others. But my understanding is that a thread doesn't have to be meaningful to make us money. :tongue2:
     
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  12. Dec 25, 2012 #11

    Drakkith

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    Huge threads are typically useless in my experience. Other than to document the discussion of a specific topic. But that only really helps if the discussion goes well, otherwise it's just 150 pages of arguing, of which everything worthwhile is argued in the first 5 pages, then re-argued about twelve dozen times after that.
     
  13. Dec 26, 2012 #12

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    I agree with this. Huge threads typically contain very little valuable discussion. And they tend to be very difficult to moderate as well.
     
  14. Dec 26, 2012 #13

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    I've seen threads answered on the first page, with a mere sentence.
    I'm amazed when the answer is ignored, and the 150 pages of arguing ensue.
    There's a topic for discussion: Why do people love to argue?
     
  15. Dec 26, 2012 #14

    Drakkith

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    A better question has never been asked. Uh oh, that statement might spark an argument! WHAT HAVE I DONE?!
     
  16. Dec 27, 2012 #15

    jim mcnamara

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    A flagrant untruth, them's fightin ' words. :smile:

    Let's just not argue at all , and say that we did.
     
  17. Dec 27, 2012 #16

    Ivan Seeking

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    If reaching one-million posts constitutes reaching a milestone, then one post ~= 1.61mm. I never knew that.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2012 #17

    Borek

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    I guess it depends on the screen DPI. On my monitor your post takes well over 3" (that's mostly because of your list of badges and avatar), shortest posts by others are around 1.5".
     
  19. Dec 28, 2012 #18

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    4 million existing posts, the postid (the number of posts ever posted, or copied) is at 4210910. Which corresponds to ~5% deleted posts.

    Which thread has most posts? Random thoughts has 17,651.
     
  20. Dec 28, 2012 #19

    Borek

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    And it is reported as the longest thread by vBulletin.
     
  21. Jan 1, 2013 #20

    Astronuc

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    Yes, the number would be existing posts. We have deleted a fair amount of spam.
     
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