Another Bale Sweepstake

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by lynchie, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

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    Since we had the little guessing game for when Peter would hit 6000 posts, how about one for his 10000th post... dates and times people!

    (Possible tiebreak... how many of the 10000 posts contain a cringeworthy pun?)
     
  2. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

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    OK taking the analytical approach:

    Peter has posted 7311 times so far
    With a post per day rating of 12.37

    so 10 000 - 7311 = 2 689

    2689/12.37 = 217.38 days

    which means that Peter will make his 10 000th post on March 5th 2005

    Ithankyow
     
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately, the figures only tell half the story:

    Firstly, the initial post count was quite low, and only really boosted by the introduction of the various tune association thread etc

    Secondly, for some time I was hampered by a very slow and intermittent dial-up connection, replaced a few weeks ago by a much faster broad-band link

    Thirdly, to throw all the calculations in the melting pot, there's a possiblility that my work situation could change in a few weeks, limiting my on-line time somewhat :oops:
     
  4. Di

    Di Active Member

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    Taking all the above from both WFs calculations and Peters post, I'm gonna go for

    4th January 2005. :p
     
  5. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Pure Guesswork...

    December 17th 2004
     
  6. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

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    Well might as well enter my own...

    And in a Miracle on tmp street sylee...

    December 25th
     
  7. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

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    I'll go for the equinoctial Bale:
    February 21st 2005 :wink:
    BMB
     
  8. Jo Elson

    Jo Elson Member

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    I'll guess March 12th
     
  9. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

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    I'll try 9:00am on December 26th
     
  10. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

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    January 8th at 3:00pm

    For what it's worth!
     
  11. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

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    10am November 2nd (Go for it Peter, you know you can do it by then!!!)

    It's my birthday that day!! :D
     
  12. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member

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    Valentine's Day '05
     
  13. Di

    Di Active Member

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    For the benefit of those of us who have nominated a date for Peter to reach 10,000 posts, can you boost Peters total by adding his daily average for the days when tMP was unavailable? :rolleyes: :tongue: :wink:
     
  14. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

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    Getting worried are we? There will be no, and I repeat NO, fiddling of the figures... acts of God (and tight-fisted computer geek types) are simply one of those things...
     
  15. Di

    Di Active Member

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    Notice you haven't dared to set a date yet Mr Lynch, waiting until the last minute? Is there a cut off? No guesses after Peter has reached 9,000?
     
  16. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

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    ahem!!

    trying to put a slander on my reputation are you?
     
  17. Di

    Di Active Member

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    Ooops, must be those blonde highlights I had put in, I missed that one completely! :oops:

    I will be seeking revenge! :p
     
  18. TuTuKu

    TuTuKu Active Member

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    Are you the lucky person that gets to trawl through all 10,000 posts to count the abundance of cringeworthy puns??
     
  19. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

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    Happy belated birthday, but it looks like you are out of the competition. ;)
     
  20. HBB

    HBB Active Member

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    by the 14th December
     
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