LJWorld.com weblogs Seen it?
In which I look back at comments and look ahead to a milestone
As a group, our sites are approaching an important milestone: their 1,000,000th comment. Since 2003, we've allowed comments on one item or another, whether they're stories or places or events or videos. And in those roughly six years (the first comment I can find dates to June 2003 as a comment on Zen Zero that's no longer visible at the request of the business), we've accumulated nearly 900,000 comments.
The pace of comments has only accelerated in recent years.
In fact, we just hit comment 800,000 in January. If that pace continues, we can expect to hit one million right around Sept. 30.
And we'd like to do something to celebrate poster number 1,000,000. We're looking for your ideas.
Should we send them a book that contains a record of all of their comments? How about a T-shirt with their winning bit of wisdom? Or, maybe, we should give them some other sort of prize. What would you want?
As a brief trip down memory lane, here are some other milestones we've hit over the years.
As I compiled that list, I was amazed at how many of the posters of those older comments have been posting comments on the site for so long. And the volume of comments by some users also amazes me. merrill, sunflower_sue, I'm looking at you.
By the way, do you have any predictions on who will have comment one million?