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The million comment countdown: Let the counting begin


By this time, you're probably tired of me talking about the millionth comment contest.

Well, all the predictions are in. When it was all said and done, we received 150 official entries. No telling how many unofficial guesses were posted.

Now, we're making it easier than ever for you to watch as your dreams are crushed — or come true — with comment counters on our front page and next to every comment you post.

I guess I can make my prediction known now as well. I predict we hit the milestone at 11:30:17 a.m. Thursday (09/24/09). I suppose it's not fair though, because I have easy access to all the trend data we could accumulate to help guide me in my decision.

News on the prizes (yes, we have a whole prize package) between now and when we hit the milestone. Happy commenting.


d_prowess 8 years, 7 months ago

Is there anyplace to go to see what the guesses are?

GardenMomma 8 years, 7 months ago

So, Jonathan, any prize for the poster who makes the 1,000,000th comment?

Just curious.

lorene 8 years, 7 months ago

is their any place i can go to see mine,i forgot the time.

Jonathan Kealing 8 years, 7 months ago

Garden-- Certainly recognition for the 1,000,000th comment poster, not necessarily a prize. As for seeing your prediction, lorene, not really. If you send me an e-mail with your username and e-mail, I'll try to look and answer you.

Cheers, Jonathan

GardenMomma 8 years, 7 months ago

What are the odds that the server will crash when comment 999,990 is posted on the comment counter?

nobody1793 8 years, 7 months ago

The big countdown thing on the home page is really irritating.

George_Braziller 8 years, 7 months ago

Maybe it will be Marion ranting another contradiction against his own original rant. Now THAT would be funny (in a sad and pathetic way.)

croutons 8 years, 7 months ago

Should be interesting to see if there's a surge in registrations in the next couple of days. I just registered myself this evening after over 5 years of silence, but ironically it was before I even saw this "contest". I actually registered because I wanted to make a comment about the silliness of a contradictory photo caption in another article, but heck only ~4,000 posts to go? I'm there.

kansasmutt 8 years, 7 months ago

Oct 1st around 8:30 pm Thats my guess.

KGphoto 8 years, 7 months ago

In the immortal words of Seinfeld's Kramer.

"I'm out"!

I can only hope it's a jay "kerouac" bate novella. Something experimental, ringing of "On the Road". With the actual millionth coming near the middle of a 50,000 word, 17 post offering.

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