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200,000th comment: who will it be?

Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, September 25th, 2010 - 41 comments
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We’re about to hit 200,000 comments. We’re past 199,700 now and increasing by an average of 250-odd a day.

It took 688 days to get to the first 100,000 and just 450 for the next 100,000.

The 100,000th comment was good old Felix in fine form. Will you be the 200,000th?

We totally meant to arrange a prize. Next time.

41 comments on “200,000th comment: who will it be? ”

  1. jbanks 1

    And the lucky winner gets the choice between a free subscription to ‘high times’ or ‘National Socialist New Zealand Workers Party’.

  2. Mac1 2

    Nah, just an attempt to be the 200,000th. As is this. 🙂

    BTW, if the comment number is approaching 200,000, and again very well done The Standard, why then in the URL line the following “#comment-251773”?

    • r0b 2.1

      At a guess 251773 includes spam deleted, which we don’t count, we’re counting 200,000 real comments.

    • The Voice of Reason 2.2

      I suspect the difference is a couple of thousand comments from people who foolishly annoyed Irish Bill and have now been airbrushed from the pages of history ; )))

      • r0b 2.2.1

        We’ve always been at war with Eastasia!

      • lprent 2.2.2

        Nope. Once people are banned then their subsequent comments are deleted and if they persist then they’re added to the spam list. Very few people bother putting in comments that don’t get visible. They’d be measured in a few hundreds at best.

        The spambots are the real problem. Far more persistent than humans

  3. Ed 3

    Congratulations to those that post the articles that prompt the comments, to those that comment sensibly and promote further discussion, and to those that delete the “contributions” that keep discussions from descending to the gutter.

    Statistics can be important – I have not seen a comparison of different blogs for some time, but the success of a variety of different sites devoted to rational and thoughtful posts and discussion may assist avoiding one individual continuing to be introduced as “New Zealand’s most successful blogger and independent political commentator!” (or similar words).

  4. Roflcopter 4

    I had bacon, eggs and hash browns for breakfast.

  5. Treetop 11

    BLiP and Marty G, sounds and looks like it is going to be a late night for the both of you!

  6. Did i do it huh ?…did i do da damage ?

  7. Jum 13

    When counting, how about leaving out any rightwing posters – you know like the rightwing do in government, leaving out anyone who isn’t a corporate, farmer, moneytrader, finance thief, business roundtable fat cat/rat…

  8. Rex Widerstrom 14

    This is the worst orgy of attempted self-gratification I’ve seen since Shane Jones last booked a hotel room 😈

  9. BLiP 15

    Are we there yet?

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