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Guess when the forum hits 50,000 posts. Please use date and time to the minute.

The administration reserves the right to delete posts deemed only to speed up and meet a guessed time. :)

Winner of the contest receives all the fame and fortune that they would expect to get from a contest like this. Or maybe just a free Rendezvous DVD, courtesy of EliseTalk. :)
 

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huggy bear said:
How do we find out what the current count is?
Click the home button, holmes.

Top right panel.
 

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05-25-2004 @ 00:00:00

Now watch someone say 05-25-2004 @ 00:00:01 and another say 05-24-2004 @ 23:59:59 :)

Edit: of course, if someone wants to be intelligent about it, they'll wait a couple days to calculate a mean post rate, then compare that to the 110 ppd average back in October (check the "forum statistics" thread in the "forum feedback" forum). My estimate was about 266 ppd right now, based upon rate of change in post-counts and ppd average over the last 5 months.
 

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05-25-2004 @ 00:00:00

Now watch someone say 05-25-2004 @ 00:00:01 and another say 05-24-2004 @ 23:59:59 :)
Dum dump da dum...
 

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Need4Speed said:
Dum dump da dum...
Wait a tick, isn't Rodney dead?
 

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Winner of the contest receives all the fame and fortune that they would expect to get from a contest like this. Or maybe just a free Rendezvous DVD, courtesy of EliseTalk. :)
And if you already own this piece of automotive lore?
 

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When is the last day for bidding?
 

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babak said:
When is the last day for bidding?
Good point. We will close off guesses at 45,000 posts.

More rules-

1. Once someone has selected a time, he or she owns that time within +/- one hour. In other words, your guess needs to be at least one hour earlier or later.

2. ANy edits to your guess causes the guess to be invalid. Guess once.
 

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Re: Re: 50,000 post contest!

babak said:
And if you already own this piece of automotive lore?
You will get the new DVD, The Cobra-Ferrari Wars. :)
 

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PS - not fair about the 45k post thing... you should make everyone get in their guesses by tomorrow morning. That way it would be more random!
 

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transio said:
PS - not fair about the 45k post thing... you should make everyone get in their guesses by tomorrow morning. That way it would be more random!
Yea, or allow us to change our guess right before cutoff.
 

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You will get the new DVD, The Cobra-Ferrari Wars. :)
Is that out now?? How much $$?

Steve -

Do you expect the average post rate to increase or decrease once we start getting cars?

Randy-

If you can wait until we near 45,000 posts to guess, there doesn't seem to be much advantage to guessing now. Perhaps the cutoff should be 40,000?
 

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Do you expect the average post rate to increase or decrease once we start getting cars?
I think within the next couple months, you'll see a lot more media attention and thus a lot more people saying "Elise what?" and of course they'll find EliseTalk :) (of course they'd find ET a lot easier if Randy lets me do some SEO for him).

I think, looking at it aggressively, by mid-June you'll see 500 posts per day. Averaging that linearly, that's ~383 ppd over the next couple months. 14,000 posts @ 383 ppd = 36.5 days. Thus my more conservative guess of 5-25, which is what... 47.5 days away? I'd say definitely somewhere in mid-to-late-May. Even if we maintain 266 ppd, we'd reach 50k posts by 5-30. Who knows? ;)
 
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