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
    Commented Sep 9, 2013 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
    Commented Sep 9, 2013 at 10:05
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    It's 10k questions already? brb, gotta delete some Qs that @belisarius answered... :P
    – rm -rf Mod
    Commented Sep 9, 2013 at 14:34
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    @rm-rf You don't need to hurry. Your work is almost done Commented Sep 9, 2013 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.


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
    Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 1:37
  • What about a Myria-party - although hecto as in hectoliter does certainly evoke partyish associations :-)
    – Yves Klett
    Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 15:00
  • @YvesKlett - how did I miss that Myriad = 10,000? Google failed me. I'll make "hecto-hecto" the subtitle somehow.
    – Verbeia
    Commented Sep 11, 2013 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
    Commented Sep 12, 2013 at 3:31
  • I see two instances of the even in the community bulletin. Did you add it twice by accident? i.sstatic.net/mogws.png
    – Szabolcs
    Commented Sep 12, 2013 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
    Commented Sep 12, 2013 at 22:44

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