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Who will be our second walrus?
« on: July 02, 2015, 03:57:18 AM »
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?
« Last Edit: July 02, 2015, 04:52:55 PM by deborah »

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2015, 05:37:41 AM »
I am so confused LOL
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2015, 06:08:27 AM »
I am so confused LOL
We have "rankings" based on our post count. Walrus is at 5000 posts.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2015, 02:31:03 PM »
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy will hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?

The latest Vegas betting line on the over/under dates for the next five:
forummm              8/10/2015
Thegoblinchief      8/28/2015
GuitarStv              10/4/2015
grantmeaname   11/11/2015
deborah              12/10/2015

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2015, 03:36:33 PM »
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy will hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?

The latest Vegas betting line on the over/under dates for the next five:
forummm              8/10/2015
Thegoblinchief      8/28/2015
GuitarStv              10/4/2015
grantmeaname   11/11/2015
deborah              12/10/2015


I'll take the over on forummm.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2015, 05:31:37 PM »
Clarification: I'm not a gambler and may have misused the term. I think "the over" in this case means at a later date or never.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2015, 07:24:53 PM »
Yea that sounds right.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2015, 07:28:45 PM »
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy will hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?

The latest Vegas betting line on the over/under dates for the next five:
forummm              8/10/2015
Thegoblinchief      8/28/2015
GuitarStv              10/4/2015
grantmeaname   11/11/2015
deborah              12/10/2015


I'll take the over on forummm.
I think Scrubby Fish has you all beat and will be the next Walrus (koo koo cha choo). I'm just trying to get to 2000 before I leave town so I can get a shiny new stashe!

Sorry, but you'll actually need 2500.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2015, 07:30:42 PM »
We prefer "walrus Americans"

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2015, 01:45:05 PM »
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy will hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?

The latest Vegas betting line on the over/under dates for the next five:
forummm              8/10/2015
Thegoblinchief      8/28/2015
GuitarStv              10/4/2015
grantmeaname   11/11/2015
deborah              12/10/2015

7/22/2105 update

forummm has slowed his blistering pace somewhat, and Thegoblinchief is gamely trying to hold him off.  The race is tightening!  Latest predictions:
forummm            8/19/2015
Thegoblinchief    8/20/2015

Everyone else has dropped back, with nobody appearing on track to reach 5000 this year.  But, with enough Red Bull or similar, anything can happen and 2ndTimer is within striking range....
« Last Edit: July 22, 2015, 01:50:42 PM by MDM »

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2015, 02:29:31 PM »
My forum AI is almost online, so I can just sit back and watch the money roll in.  Don't worry, I specifically programmed it not to kill all humans.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2015, 02:36:13 PM »
I don't think dragoncar wants any company in his walrus-ivory tower.  When the next mustachioed pinniped is declared, I predict that dragoncar will exponentially step up his posting rate and quickly become the first non-administrator to occupy the exalted top level (but his glory of attaining that dubious achievement will immediately vanish when its name is revealed to be "Nipple Hair Mustache").

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2015, 02:47:47 PM »
Latest predictions:
forummm            8/19/2015
Thegoblinchief    8/20/2015


I'm still taking the over on that ForuMMM guy.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2015, 02:48:50 PM »
My forum AI is almost online, so I can just sit back and watch the money roll in.  Don't worry, I specifically programmed it not to kill all humans.

Only some humans?

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2015, 03:11:34 PM »
Only the ones beginning with "for" and "goblin"

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2015, 03:22:44 PM »
ScrubbyFish has lowered her posting rate recently - I think she is on holiday.

It seems that when some people FIRE they stop posting as much - look at our spy.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2015, 04:29:28 PM »
ScrubbyFish has lowered her posting rate recently - I think she is on holiday.

It seems that when some people FIRE they stop posting as much - look at our spy.

I personally feel like the forum growth is too much to handle now.  I used to read EVERY thread title, click/respond the ones I was interested in, and mark it all read.  That's all but impossible now.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2015, 11:27:36 PM »
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy will hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?

The latest Vegas betting line on the over/under dates for the next five:
forummm              8/10/2015
Thegoblinchief      8/28/2015
GuitarStv              10/4/2015
grantmeaname   11/11/2015
deborah              12/10/2015

7/22/2105 update

forummm has slowed his blistering pace somewhat, and Thegoblinchief is gamely trying to hold him off.  The race is tightening!  Latest predictions:
forummm            8/19/2015
Thegoblinchief    8/20/2015

Everyone else has dropped back, with nobody appearing on track to reach 5000 this year.  But, with enough Red Bull or similar, anything can happen and 2ndTimer is within striking range....

I would like to know how this is being calculated - when I do it I get totally different figures. I agree that the only people I have being walruses this year are forummm and thegoblinchief, with Scrubbyfish reaching walrus early next year.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2015, 11:31:33 PM by deborah »

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2015, 11:59:36 PM »
I would like to know how this is being calculated

Eye of newt, and toe of frog....


Reality is not much more scientific: (5000 - #posts) / (estimated posts/day) + current day = projected walrus date.  The potential for insider trading on the date projections is somewhat high....

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2015, 12:12:23 AM »
The answers I get doing the same thing give forummm not making walrus until December! He must have really slowed down.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2015, 07:06:13 AM »
Walrus? Meh. Bombur is better.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2015, 07:38:17 AM »
Are you all

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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2015, 07:38:33 AM »
cheekily using this thread

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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2015, 07:38:50 AM »
to get your

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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2015, 07:39:08 AM »
post counts up?

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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2015, 08:33:15 AM »
Are you all

cheekily using this thread

to get your

post counts up?

The posters I admire most are those who maintain a high quality-to-quantity ratio across their total post output, which obviously becomes more difficult with higher posting rates.  Depending on your perspective, it requires either the dedication to consistently put out high-quality content or the willpower to refrain from putting out low-quality content.  Sadly, I lack both of these qualities (as evidenced by this waste of a post).

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2015, 10:46:44 AM »
I've always had an odd obsession with post count on a website, but never have gotten past 100 in any forum, ever. I guess, most of the time, I just like to read and judge rather than actually contribute (go me).

Just based on how frequently I see him post, forummm is going to probably get there rather quickly, though idk if he'll be fastest.

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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2015, 12:53:21 AM »

The posters I admire most are those who maintain a high quality-to-quantity ratio across their total post output, which obviously becomes more difficult with higher posting rates.  Depending on your perspective, it requires either the dedication to consistently put out high-quality content or the willpower to refrain from putting out low-quality content.  Sadly, I lack both of these qualities (as evidenced by this waste of a post).

You can't get anywhere in life with high post quality.  I do occasionally write a reply and then close the window without submitting (because I realize it's dumb).  But it's rare.

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« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2015, 05:50:18 AM »

The posters I admire most are those who maintain a high quality-to-quantity ratio across their total post output, which obviously becomes more difficult with higher posting rates.  Depending on your perspective, it requires either the dedication to consistently put out high-quality content or the willpower to refrain from putting out low-quality content.  Sadly, I lack both of these qualities (as evidenced by this waste of a post).

You can't get anywhere in life with high post quality.  I do occasionally write a reply and then close the window without submitting (because I realize it's dumb).  But it's rare.

I hear what you're saying. At the end of the day, you gotta be able to look in the mirror and be accountable to your own scaleself.

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« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2015, 06:08:39 AM »
Does anything happen when I get to 500?

Your bicycle upgrades to rainbow streamers and a pannier for your oats.

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« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2015, 07:05:32 AM »
Does anything happen when I get to 500?

Your bicycle upgrades to rainbow streamers and a pannier for your oats.

My god, the light...seems different now...I feel...hirsute.

Not long ago you would be a "Senior Mustachian". Now, you're just John Waters.

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« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2015, 07:20:27 AM »
I'll wear it proudly.


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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2015, 10:45:41 AM »
ScrubbyFish has lowered her posting rate recently - I think she is on holiday.

It seems that when some people FIRE they stop posting as much - look at our spy.

Very true.

It's pretty awesome.

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Of course, I had about a month break from the forums last summer too.  When you have lots of time off, internets seem less interesting.  I'd heard it, but didn't believe it.
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« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2015, 11:19:44 AM »
Very true.

It's pretty awesome.

Every time Doom mentions this I'm glad to hear it, and I'm especially glad to have the additional anecdotal evidence coming from you (which carries extra weight, given your former omnipresence in the forum (and, I assume, the vast blue internet beyond)).  I half-seriously worry that my internet addiction will interfere with my true goals in retirement, but then I remind myself that I primarily indulge in it when I'm at work and tend to become temporarily cured of it during even relatively brief vacations from work.

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« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2015, 11:38:48 AM »
I also find that I'm less productive with my down time when I'm not on vacation. And that I'm less productive with my work time when I'm doing something I'm not that interested in. How insidious it all is for those of us still working.

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« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2015, 12:12:37 PM »
Very true.

It's pretty awesome.

Every time Doom mentions this I'm glad to hear it, and I'm especially glad to have the additional anecdotal evidence coming from you (which carries extra weight, given your former omnipresence in the forum (and, I assume, the vast blue internet beyond)).  I half-seriously worry that my internet addiction will interfere with my true goals in retirement, but then I remind myself that I primarily indulge in it when I'm at work and tend to become temporarily cured of it during even relatively brief vacations from work.

I feel like I use the internet to fill small voids in time during the productive workday -- not long enough to actually go do something I really like, or accomplish a work-related task, but long enough that I don't want to stare at the wall either.  When I go on a trip somewhere, I use the internet far less.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2015, 01:17:31 PM »
ScrubbyFish has lowered her posting rate recently - I think she is on holiday.

It seems that when some people FIRE they stop posting as much - look at our spy.

Very true.

It's pretty awesome.

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I have found I donít like spending a whole lot of time on my computer anymore.  I now go days at a time without checking in
http://livingafi.com/2015/07/25/three-months-of-early-retirement/

I don't go days, like he does, but I do spend way, way less time.

Of course, I had about a month break from the forums last summer too.  When you have lots of time off, internets seem less interesting.  I'd heard it, but didn't believe it.

Good read, thanks!

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A friend thatís been out of work on maternity leave for about two months revealed that sheís jealous.  ďItís weird,Ē she said.  ďDespite being super-busy with the baby, the first couple of weeks off I thought about returning constantly ó about all of the work I was missing, all of the things that other people had to do since Iím out.  I felt guilty, I felt responsible, I felt conflicted.  So I thought I wanted to go back as soon as possible to fix all of these things.  But now that Iíve been gone for ten weeks, Iíve pulled a 180, like:  Maybe I donít want to go back at all.  Iím enjoying being around for <kidís name, unfortunately not Thorin> constantly, just being a parent.  I can barely remember why work used to feel important.  But I sure can remember how much of my time and energy I used to put into it.Ē I said:  Exactly.  Couldnít have put better myself.  And this came from a very intelligent and driven woman, a mechanical engineer ó someone with a so-called dream job, someone who has generally enjoyed her work, certainly more than I did anyway.  Iíll be curious to see how it goes with her when the time comes to return.

Yeah, this is what I felt last month when I took a couple weeks off. First, lots of anxiety over the work I had to do. And then the second week I just didn't care about going back at all.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2015, 06:16:14 PM »
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy will hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?

The latest Vegas betting line on the over/under dates for the next five:
forummm              8/10/2015
Thegoblinchief      8/28/2015
GuitarStv              10/4/2015
grantmeaname   11/11/2015
deborah              12/10/2015

7/22/2105 update

forummm has slowed his blistering pace somewhat, and Thegoblinchief is gamely trying to hold him off.  The race is tightening!  Latest predictions:
forummm            8/19/2015
Thegoblinchief    8/20/2015

Everyone else has dropped back, with nobody appearing on track to reach 5000 this year.  But, with enough Red Bull or similar, anything can happen and 2ndTimer is within striking range....


Within 3 days for TGC. Not a bad prediction, MDM!

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« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2015, 07:00:24 PM »
Within 3 days for TGC. Not a bad prediction, MDM!

Double, double, toil and trouble.  As noted above:
I would like to know how this is being calculated
Eye of newt, and toe of frog....
Reality is not much more scientific: (5000 - #posts) / (estimated posts/day) + current day = projected walrus date.  The potential for insider trading on the date projections is somewhat high....

With the insider trading caveat, it appears ~a week or so for you forummm, with 2ndTimer odds-on and GuitarStv having an outside chance before the year's end.  Happy posting!

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« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2015, 07:41:00 PM »
huh.  Seems I just "leveled up". 
Strange, I don't feel any different...
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2015, 07:57:45 PM »
I can't believe this was an actual fucking thread...lol. Just found this during my near nightly "god I'm tired but I need to unwind for a bit after the kids go to bed before I can properly sleep" jaunt on the forums.

Hopefully at least a few of my 5000+ posts have been helpful. The many thousands of responses back in my journal and other disparate threads have certainly helped me.
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« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2015, 08:02:39 PM »
huh.  Seems I just "leveled up". 
Strange, I don't feel any different...

No, the Handlebar covers 1000-2499. You've got another 480ish until Magnum.

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« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2015, 09:56:57 PM »
I can't believe this was an actual fucking thread...lol. Just found this during my near nightly "god I'm tired but I need to unwind for a bit after the kids go to bed before I can properly sleep" jaunt on the forums.

Hopefully at least a few of my 5000+ posts have been helpful. The many thousands of responses back in my journal and other disparate threads have certainly helped me.

Congratulations on your prestigious award, and welcome to the club.  Don't forget to sign up for margarita Monday's and be sure to give us your sizing info for the track suit.

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« Reply #44 on: August 27, 2015, 04:35:43 AM »
huh.  Seems I just "leveled up". 
Strange, I don't feel any different...

No, the Handlebar covers 1000-2499. You've got another 480ish until Magnum.
Oh.  Then will I feel the power of mustachianism flow through my veins?
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« Reply #45 on: August 27, 2015, 06:10:30 AM »
I am the walrus.

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« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2015, 07:41:28 AM »


I let my face grow long.

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« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2015, 07:43:42 AM »
huh.  Seems I just "leveled up". 
Strange, I don't feel any different...

No, the Handlebar covers 1000-2499. You've got another 480ish until Magnum.
Oh.  Then will I feel the power of mustachianism flow through my veins?

Then you'll be like this:




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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2015, 07:51:44 AM »
Dragoncar, you better step up your game.  Walruses are now a dime a dozen around here.

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« Reply #49 on: August 28, 2015, 12:05:12 PM »
Dragoncar, you better step up your game. 

I could start a journal:

9AM: I hate mondays
9:02: I saw a bird
9:05: gonna poop

etc.

Walruses are now a dime a dozen around here.

Not likely.  I don't know their exact NW, but it's probably a few million per dozen Walruses