11-08-2008, 10:17 AM
I think it was some sort of birthday thread. Unfortunately, I can't exhume that one, as it was locked. And it ran to well over 1000 posts, while this hit the 2000 mark about a year ago, I think.
Originally Posted by EricG1793
EDIT: It was more than 2 years ago.
Here was the original 2000th post: http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/sh...postcount=1999
And the current 2000th post was then the 2000th reply. http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/sh...35251&page=171
Last edited by Mr Initial Man; 11-08-2008 at 10:24 AM.
11-08-2008, 10:21 AM
2552 posts all about nothing. Thank GOD this isn't going to be the downfall of the Internet.
11-08-2008, 10:27 AM
11-08-2008, 10:52 AM
today's history lesson:
back in the good old days there was no coffee lounge. the basic rule of thumb was that threads were to stay on-topic (and web development topics only) during the monday-friday week. on the weekends, the moderators let off a little bit and threads were allowed to get "silly." come monday, however, threads were to be back on-topic. the creation of the coffee lounge in april 2004 brought a place to have "off-topic" discussions whenever we wanted. quickly this became, per capita, the most-discussed place on the board as shown from this post on 02-28-2005:
as you can tell, we had lots of fun here. because i spent most of my time here, i was made a mod in june of 2004. since then the era of the great "discussion threads" where a topic was started and people jumped in all the time until mayhem ensued has been slowly fading - a quick glance at the lounge main page shows only 4 non-stickied threads with more than 15 posts and one of them is this thread. however, the lounge is still the lounge, and as long as i'm a mod here it will be the place to be.
Originally Posted by rhsunderground
some epic threads of note:
Forum Building Help - the original super thread currently has 598 replies. it features many of the original "big names" on the forum - the people that got this place off the ground and kept it going.
Happy Birthday, Peo - originally, obviously, a happy birthday thread, it soon devolved into an attempt to overrun this thread as the forum's largest. it got out of hand and was opened and closed a few times before it was finally put to sleep in august of 2005. it died with 1201 posts.
The real HP Vs. Dell battle - this one also got out of hand a few times, but remains open with 519 posts.
the 10 longests posts in the coffee lounge: http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/fo...plycount&pp=10
11-08-2008, 11:36 AM
How would you view the 10 largest threads, regardless of forum?
11-08-2008, 01:54 PM
We've been discussing thread lengths, and I decided to have a look through the various forums I could get at and find out what was the longest threads in each.
For most of them, I have 1 post, but if the largest thread(s) is/are sticky and/or locked, I'll include that/those plus the largest unsticky open thread as well, giving a maximum of 3 "longest threads".
I can't give statistics for forums which have no threads I can access (which include #8, #12-#15, #17, #19, #23, #35), "forums" which are essentially groups of forums ( #1: Client-Side Development; #18: Server-Side Development; #32: Etc.; and #39: Site Management), forums that simply redirect me (#34, 36, #38), or the E-Commerce forums (#24 and #25, which I don't think I should have been able to access), but for the rest, I give the forum thread name, a link, and the post count.
Without furthur ado:
Longest Threads by Forum (Arranged by Forum Number)
- One of the 10 longest threads
- Longest Non-Coffee Lounge Thread
- Shortest "Longest Thread"
- Post still on first page of forum
- Post moved to Coffee Lounge
01-23-2009, 06:23 PM
01-23-2009, 08:07 PM
Do that again and we'll have to cut off your poker.
Originally Posted by Mr Initial Man
PS: You ain't got nothing on this thread.
Last edited by NogDog; 01-23-2009 at 08:10 PM.
"Please give us a simple answer, so that we don't have to think, because if we think, we might find answers that don't fit the way we want the world to be."
~ Terry Pratchett in Nation
01-23-2009, 08:33 PM
That's because everyone keeps abandoning this thread!
01-23-2009, 08:34 PM
It's just a bit off topic don't ya think?
01-23-2009, 09:29 PM
Let me fix that--where is your avatar from?
01-23-2009, 09:35 PM
01-23-2009, 10:52 PM
Okay... who is Prince Laharl?
01-23-2009, 10:56 PM
Originally Posted by Mr Initial Man
I wanted an avatar at the same time as I was playing Disgaea a lot, so for lack of anything else to pick I chose the main character of the game.
01-24-2009, 08:43 AM
Yes. Yes it was. You'd be amazed how difficult I can make things.
Originally Posted by letmegooglethatforyou.com
Besides, Google is often useless. Permit me to demonstrate:
You're looking for an automobile built by the Case company. Lotsa luck.
Last edited by Mr Initial Man; 01-24-2009 at 09:00 AM.
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