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The millionth comment countdown: And the winner is...

Jonathan Kealing

Late last night, we saw the 1,000,000th comment posted, which brings our contest to an end. It's been a great ride, but now it's time to put this contest to bed, and announce who will receive the prize package that includes KU-NU tickets, concert tickets, some stuff as well as ...

The millionth comment countdown: We hit the milestone

Jonathan Kealing

09-23-09 at 23:28:15. That's the moment when comment 1,000,000 was posted. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that in the end the 1,000,000th comment came so quickly. I was watching the numbers spin by and then went to take a nap (it really was a long day today) with about ...

The one millionth comment countdown: So you want to know about prizes?

Jonathan Kealing

Comments are coming in at breakneck speed, especially since we put counters on our sites Monday. In fact, look at the graph below, which shows total comments per day since Sept. 1. You can see just how many more comments we've been getting since the start of our Millionth Comment ...

The million comment countdown: Let the counting begin

Jonathan Kealing

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 ...

Last chance to enter the 1,000,000th comment contest

Jonathan Kealing

There are just a few more hours left to enter our 1,000,000th comment contest. Here's a quick rundown on the rules: 1) Guess the day when the trio of our Lawrence sites (LJWorld.com, KUsports.com and lawrence.com) will see the 1,000,000th comment posted between the three of them. 2) Guess the ...

The one millionth comment contest: Enter now

Jonathan Kealing

Back in May, I first started talking about the approaching 1,000,000th comment, which I expected to be posted on one of our three Lawrence sites (LJWorld.com, KUsports.com and lawrence.com). Some of you have even taken to talking about it. We're now just days away from hitting the milestone and we're ...

We have some new contributors for LJWorld.com

Jonathan Kealing

From time to time, classes at Kansas University or Washburn will ask if they can use our Reader Blogs for their classes. For instance, during the 2008 elections, a Washburn political science class used one of our blog groups to enable the students to publicly analyze and debate the election's ...

Bob Novak passes away; look back at a visit of his to Lawrence

Jonathan Kealing

Bob Novak died today, according to the Associated Press. He was 78. Here is his obituary from the Associated Press: Take a look back at a trip he made to Lawrence in 2007. Political columnist Robert Novak, who was a central figure in the Valerie Plame CIA leak case, has ...

Some great video you may have missed this weekend

Jonathan Kealing

If you've never seen a half-dozen police officers with guns drawn in downtown Lawrence, an incident this weekend gives you just that chance. Nathan Borror, an interaction designer at Mediaphormedia, our company's software division, was above 10th and New Hampshire Friday night and shot this video of police, with guns ...

About those 503 errors you were seeing

Jonathan Kealing

Several of you took the time to e-mail or tweet at me about the 503 error messages you were seeing when posting comments. I want to thank you for letting me know and also tell you we have a temporary solution in place. I won't bore you with the details, ...

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