It's either 149,790 or not!

  Sapins 17:20 04 Oct 2004
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Just logged in after a restart and noticed the number of members was given as 149,790 I clicked on refresh and the number dropped to 149,788.

Are some people changing their minds at the last moment?

By the way are we having a "Countdown" monitor in a corner of the screen to mark the 150,000, probably too late Eh?

  Sapins 17:22 04 Oct 2004

Ah! now it's 149,790.

No point to this tread is there, it changes by the minute :-)

  Sapins 17:50 04 Oct 2004

Will there now be a mad dash to re-register?

Don't think any of your suggestions will make it, but he/she could get a virtual medal!

  Sapins 17:58 04 Oct 2004

3 new members in the last 30 minutes, that gives us 207 to go divided by 3 = 69 x 30 = 2070 minutes divided by 60 = 34.5 hrs, so at approx x hrs tomorrow. nah! someone else finish this off :-( and I can't find the division sign on my keyboard.

  Forum Editor 17:59 04 Oct 2004

air of tension as we approached 50,000 members. It happened again when we neared 100,000.

Now we're within sight of 150,000.

There won't be any prizes for the 150,000th member, because if there was we would see all kinds of people up to all kinds of tricks. Let's just allow the total to clock up and tell us we're there. Then, when we get there we can all enjoy those links to virtual fireworks displays that someone always posts for us.

When we reach a quarter of a million we'll have a real celebration. In about three years time?

  Sapins 11:59 05 Oct 2004

Just like this site, I hope.

Peverelli, your forecast could just be right, hope you've got a bet on it ;-)

  recap 15:03 05 Oct 2004

"There was a similar air of tension as we approached 50,000 members. It happened again when we neared 100,000." The same in the early days when the site was reaching 30,000, with a virtual sweep stake going on, if my memory is correct FE (china).

  Forum Editor 19:29 05 Oct 2004

Those were the days, eh?

  recap 12:08 06 Oct 2004

Yeah, I remember them well. I was just starting out and didn't know much, but tried to contribute as much as I could. Some things never change.

  Sapins 17:03 06 Oct 2004

No, I took you earlier advice and I am remaining calm, cool and collected! Some hope :-)

  Forum Editor 17:23 06 Oct 2004

Won't be long now.

Get this over with, and then it'll be November 5th - Guy Fawkes with all those links to virtual fireworks.

As soon as that's gone we'll have a short break, and then start wishing each other a Happy Christmas. So much excitment here isn't there?

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