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I accidentally mentioned this to my wife and she asked me how we should celebrate. I wasn't sure if there was a protocol for this kind of thing. But I know how to find the answer -- by asking here!

Update!

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I'm already 1/30 of the way to a million. At this rate, it will only take 105 years to get there!

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    A warm glow of satisfaction at a job well done - enhanced by a fermented or distilled vegetable extract of your choice?
    – cormullion
    May 3, 2013 at 11:43
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    Ask an interesting, hard question on main? :) May 3, 2013 at 12:51
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    Celebrate by initiating your wife. To StackExchange. A new experience. And a change of life. May 3, 2013 at 17:13
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    So what did you do in the end?
    – cormullion
    May 9, 2013 at 16:08
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    @cormullion It was an exciting day... some fermented liquids, introduced Ann to "Great Outdoors" stack exchange, missed the exact 5000 point (so no good picture). Sorry J.M., I thought I had a really good question, but then just before posting, I figured it out. Thanks for all the good suggestions. Who knows, someday maybe I'll reach 10K...
    – bill s
    May 9, 2013 at 16:24
  • 5000 came and went very quickly. You've been busy! I think 10K will be here before you know it.
    – Mr.Wizard
    May 22, 2013 at 11:42
  • Congrats on 10K - pretty fast work, and presumably twice as many festivities!
    – cormullion
    Jul 2, 2013 at 14:54
  • Looks like I was right regarding 10K. Congratulations!
    – Mr.Wizard
    Jul 2, 2013 at 16:08
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    Good job! Next stop: i.sstatic.net/S5L5Q.png =)
    – rm -rf Mod
    Jul 2, 2013 at 16:56
  • @rm -rf If I ever reach the exalted level of Aleph-naught, I suspect Mr. Wizard will be several dozen Aleph-ones ahead!
    – bill s
    Jul 2, 2013 at 17:08
  • I often wonder how it is possible to earn a 5 or 6 figure reputation, it must be a fulltime job: the mods must be retired ( software ) millionaires or Wolfram employees. I don't care: I am very grateful for the help I got from mma stackexchange. Feb 13, 2016 at 20:30
  • @niloderoock, if they're Wolfram employees, then they're considerably less busy than I am. :) I am just...crawling...almost to 10k. Clearly, I am just lazy!
    – John Fultz
    Oct 25, 2016 at 18:10

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Try to hit 5,000 reputation exactly, and take a picture. Or pick a humorous or interesting number for your milestone:

11000 98999_rep

Also, the real "celebration" starts at 10,000 -- celebration for the moderators that is, because you'll see all the deleted junk and (1) have sympathy for us (2) accept the mantle of responsibility for reviewing our delete actions. :^)

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  • I see I'm not the only one :D 10,000, 20,000, 39,999 (fell short by 1)... I also remember hitting 15k and 30k exactly (don't know how I managed it multiple times), but don't recall if/when/where I shared it.
    – rm -rf Mod
    May 3, 2013 at 18:50
  • @rm-rf I added one of yours.
    – Mr.Wizard
    May 3, 2013 at 18:52
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    Hehe, I just realized... 10k was so long ago! Szabolcs hit first in mid March '12, soon followed by you, Leonid, Heike and me within the next month. Sigh... good times, when you were just 2k within reach :P
    – rm -rf Mod
    May 3, 2013 at 18:54
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    So now I know what "access to moderator tools" that's promised on the Privileges page for reaching 10,000 really means. I knew there was a catch.
    – m_goldberg
    May 4, 2013 at 2:36
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    @m_goldberg, y'know it was once said that when you find what you're looking for, you sure do want it less... May 6, 2013 at 12:38
  • For determining what an iteresting number is, you may want to consult an expert en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1729_%28number%29 May 21, 2013 at 22:08
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    @belisarius -- It's easy to prove (by contradiction) that there is no uninteresting integer. Suppose there was one; then there is a smallest uninteresting integer. Surely, that's an interesting property. QED.
    – bill s
    Jul 2, 2013 at 15:39
  • @bills Not all subsets of an unbounded set are bounded, sorry :) Jul 2, 2013 at 16:00
  • @bills great comment! I suppose you meant natural numbers, but ok :). That is a great statement to get people (me) into number theory! Aug 27, 2013 at 12:55
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    @JacobAkkerboom I wanted to join 6 party today but I had 6667, so I decided I will downvote one of your answers :D, "unfortunatelly" I got next upvote and I left this idea :P
    – Kuba Mod
    Aug 28, 2013 at 21:15
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    @Kuba we don't have an all-sevens image yet; try to hit 7,777 -- you'll be there very soon at your present rate!
    – Mr.Wizard
    Aug 28, 2013 at 23:34
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    @Mr.Wizard Wish me luck and competence :)
    – Kuba Mod
    Aug 28, 2013 at 23:36
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    @Kuba ha! I actually saw that you had only a bit less than 6666, I actually thought making a joke that you should downvote something, but the next time I looked you had more than 6700 :P. Crazy stuff :) Aug 29, 2013 at 12:43
  • @Kuba You're getting close; don't forget. You may need to do some tactical Accepting and/or answer-downvoting to align at 7. (I'm sure you can find some bad answers if you look hard.)
    – Mr.Wizard
    Sep 11, 2013 at 1:01
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    @Mr.Wizard Yeah! I had to downvote and unaccept Jacob but it was worth it :P
    – Kuba Mod
    Sep 11, 2013 at 19:24

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