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10 000 comments!

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There is only 20 comments left for this site to officially have 10 000 comments overall! Smiling

Now this isn't such a big deal considering these are just comments and comments are basically all replies to articles, blog entries and original topic posts. However it is still a nice "little" number to celebrate with.. perhaps.. a cheers next time you drink a glass of water, juice or some other healthy beverage. Laughing out loud

Now.. who will write the 10 000th comment!?

Cheers!

:cheers: (Imagine this is not yellow, but caramel and that's the foam overspilling of OpenCola, not beer Sticking out tongue )

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Just checked and we are all

Just checked and we are all set for someone to post number 10,000.

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Someone's been messing with the ticker

I know it's geeky to be following this, but I got the urge to post recently and just wanted to get through the darn milestone without taking anyone else's opportunity away at a big lottery winning. [I don't really play lotteries]

.. anyway, so did the counter get stuck at 9999? It was 9999 after I posted the last reply and then someone else posted to a blog but nothing ticked. Don't tell me we are only now getting to the milenium bug?

Anyway, I hope I don't do the deed. I have a few things I want to post anyway and I am trying to hold back, but keeping us stuck below the waterline through bug or pure wickedness on the part of an administrator is just not right.

BTW, if I do the deed, fret not, 100,000 is just around the corner.

Actually, 10-double-oh-1 is the really hot one. .. unless I take that one too.

Cause you see the really good number to break is ........

Oh, and I drunk my cola a little early. Cheers to everyone nonetheless.

libervisco or someone else can hack into the archives later on and fix the mistake. Maybe this was done on purpose to draw attention.. or to keep everyone on friendly terms.

PS: I am not pulling anyone's leg. I really think I tested for the total comments *right* after posting and got 9999 (before refresh http://www.nuxified.org/xtracker was showing 9998). This was surely before this post http://www.nuxified.org/topic/what_i_think_might_be_wrong_with_the_ggl_shirts#comment-10780

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OK, well we are past the

OK, well we are past the mark now. Everyone can go back to breathing normally. But someone messed with the ticker.

Aha!!

There is a bug somewhere (or a very strange way of counting).

I posted when there were 9998 becoming 9999 presumably (refreshing showed this to be the case). The time is listed as 12:48 and the url indicates message # 10781
After me there was a post with time 12:52, presumably it was number 10000, yet the url shows # 10780

Now I was there. My reply hit the list before that one as corroborated by the time stamp. Yet my message id comes afterwards in the sequence. If there is a lag in posting, why was I not made aware? If the times mean something else then what and why?

Was Gustavo denied? Were we all tricked? Is the proper count perhaps 10782 instead of 10000? Hmmmm?

We need some answers.

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Sorry for slowness today. I

Sorry for slowness today. I was busy offline. Let me just assure you whatever you saw as not deliberate nor a scheme to get more attention or anything like that. Eye

The answer is, I think, quite simple: caching.

This site uses 5 minute caching which means that even after you post there may be about 5 minutes before anybody else sees it and therefore probably before you see the updated number. In the end it all adds up so this is the number we have. Right now I see 10010 comments. Smiling

I didn't really expect anything big with this, just a little nice trivia.. Now.. the on going mystery is.. who was the poster of the 10 000th comment? Eye

To be completely sure I'd probably have to take a peek to the database and do some math. I might do this later, just for fun. Eye

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Hear no evil -- see no evil -- speak no evil

>> This site uses 5 minute caching ... blah blah ... To be completely sure I'd probably have to take a peek to the database and do some math. I might do this later, just for fun. Eye-wink

Sure. Blame it on the cache. I knew this site was controversial.

>> I didn't really expect anything big with this

I think it's a little late to try and downplay this.

Next thing, you'll probably try and claim the elf turned the cache on. Oh, and just in time for the milestone. How convenient!

I really hope for the Gamefest's sake that this doesn't become a major detraction.

Smiling

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lol That was funny. Cheers

lol That was funny. Laughing out loud

Cheers man! :cheers:

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Ah, because I was out of

Ah, because I was out of town, I missed all of the excitement. I'll drink one to 10,000, albeit a touch late. And I will enjoy a Collaborator instead! :cheers:

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You're just in time. We'll

You're just in time. We'll soon celebrate comment 10100. Eye

Cheers