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On current question rates, we will cross the 10,000-question mark later this week. Should we celebrate?

Ideas include:

  • An answering party, to get answers to some of the lingering unanswered questions answered (or closed, if that's what they deserve)
  • Some sort of "fun" question, like the confetti and the happy prime question.
  • A chat event
  • It's a nice idea, but we crossed that mark long ago if you count the deleted questions. – Mr.Wizard Sep 9 '13 at 7:53
  • @Mr.Wizard That's true, but I think it would be nice to mark one of them, and we didn't mark the earlier milestone. – Verbeia Sep 9 '13 at 10:05
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    It's 10k questions already? brb, gotta delete some Qs that @belisarius answered... :P – rm -rf Sep 9 '13 at 14:34
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    @rm-rf You don't need to hurry. Your work is almost done – Dr. belisarius Sep 9 '13 at 14:41
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This question has gotten quite a few votes, but no actual responses to my suggested events.

By my calculations, our 10,000th non-closed question will happen early the day after tomorrow (it being Wednesday here in Australia), on Friday 13th - We are currently at 9946 and running at around 30 questions / day.

So I am going to propose a Friday 13th hectohectoparty consisting of

  1. A combination answering-and-chat party in the main room
  2. Encouragement of fun questions on the themes of 10,000, spookiness (it being Friday 13th) and/or celebration.

Assuming this proposal gets enough support, I'll look into how to set up a chat event.

EDIT:

Coming up on the Community Bulletin, starting midnight UTC Friday 13th, chat event and answering party in the main Mathematica.SE chat room!

  • It figures; this will probably be the first day in 126 that I am not around. – Mr.Wizard Sep 11 '13 at 1:37
  • What about a Myria-party - although hecto as in hectoliter does certainly evoke partyish associations :-) – Yves Klett Sep 11 '13 at 15:00
  • @YvesKlett - how did I miss that Myriad = 10,000? Google failed me. I'll make "hecto-hecto" the subtitle somehow. – Verbeia Sep 11 '13 at 23:03
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    Unfortunately, we've passed 1,000 unanswered questions. So, ironically, it will probably work out that, when we reach 10,000 questions, we will also have an unanswered questions list exceeding 10% of the total. All the more reason to get to work on the unanswered questions on Friday. – m_goldberg Sep 12 '13 at 3:31
  • I see two instances of the even in the community bulletin. Did you add it twice by accident? i.stack.imgur.com/mogws.png – Szabolcs Sep 12 '13 at 14:32
  • Not by accident - one was a "community bulletin" and one was the chat event. I left it for the time being but can remove the one that isn't a chat event now. – Verbeia Sep 12 '13 at 22:44

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