INFORMATION

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are essential to make our site work and others help us to improve by giving us some insight into how the site is being used. For further information, see our Privacy Policy. Continuing to use this website is acceptance of these cookies.

Our very own countdown thread!

Otherwise known as the Games Room, think of this as a subforum of the social club reserved just for sociable icebreaker games. Beware - they can be addictive!
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
Dave B
Posts: 17809
Joined: May 17th, 2010, 9:15 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5341 Post by Dave B » January 1st, 2015, 5:04 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

925 276

whatever...
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
Me, 2015

User avatar
Sel
Posts: 811
Joined: January 3rd, 2011, 3:53 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5342 Post by Sel » January 2nd, 2015, 5:37 pm

925 275

Happy New Year
"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge." Bertrand Russell

User avatar
jaywhat
Posts: 15807
Joined: July 5th, 2007, 5:53 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5343 Post by jaywhat » January 3rd, 2015, 9:04 am

925,224 ! :smile:

User avatar
Dave B
Posts: 17809
Joined: May 17th, 2010, 9:15 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5344 Post by Dave B » January 3rd, 2015, 9:30 am

Not your fault, Sel - I started that error :redface:

925 223
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
Me, 2015

thundril
Posts: 3607
Joined: July 4th, 2008, 5:02 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5345 Post by thundril » January 3rd, 2015, 1:24 pm

There have been 5,343 posts (not including this one.) in this thread.The countdown ought to be
1000001 - 5343, which equals. . . :penguin: ummm. . .
994 658.

Pedants' revolt!

User avatar
Dave B
Posts: 17809
Joined: May 17th, 2010, 9:15 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5346 Post by Dave B » January 3rd, 2015, 2:37 pm

thundril wrote:There have been 5,343 posts (not including this one.) in this thread.The countdown ought to be
1000001 - 5343, which equals. . . :penguin: ummm. . .
994 658.

Pedants' revolt!
925 223
Ah, do we count those posts that idjits like me forget to put a number to? Hang on, that only works if the corrections made were also wrong . . . Er, :shrug:
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
Me, 2015

User avatar
Sel
Posts: 811
Joined: January 3rd, 2011, 3:53 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5347 Post by Sel » January 3rd, 2015, 3:19 pm

925 222
Am I on the right track now?...does this numerical error serve as an omen for the year? :wink:
"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge." Bertrand Russell

User avatar
Dave B
Posts: 17809
Joined: May 17th, 2010, 9:15 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5348 Post by Dave B » January 3rd, 2015, 3:55 pm

Now, now, Sel - omens, portents and their ilk are the territory of those poor benighted folk who have not received enlightenment like wot we have!

Now the red sky that I see outside might have scientific grounds to indicate that shepherds might be delighted tomorrow (quick check of the Met Office site indicates cloud but no rain!)

925 221
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
Me, 2015

thundril
Posts: 3607
Joined: July 4th, 2008, 5:02 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5349 Post by thundril » January 5th, 2015, 8:22 pm

994 654 I'm sticking to my guns on this one.

User avatar
jaywhat
Posts: 15807
Joined: July 5th, 2007, 5:53 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5350 Post by jaywhat » January 8th, 2015, 9:51 am

925 220

bollocks

User avatar
Dave B
Posts: 17809
Joined: May 17th, 2010, 9:15 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5351 Post by Dave B » January 8th, 2015, 10:37 am

925 219/994 653
TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT (<- fence)
:popcorn:
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
Me, 2015

thundril
Posts: 3607
Joined: July 4th, 2008, 5:02 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5352 Post by thundril » January 8th, 2015, 8:01 pm

Post no 1 on this thread counted itself as 1 million; ie 1000001 minus 1.
The post count (shown at top and bottom of each page) up to and including Dave's last was 5350.
So this post must be 1 000 001 minus 5351, which either does or does nor equal 994 650. When did basic arithmetic become matter of opinion?
994 650

User avatar
jaywhat
Posts: 15807
Joined: July 5th, 2007, 5:53 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5353 Post by jaywhat » January 9th, 2015, 7:27 am

925 218

As I see it, the poster subtracts one number if they remember or if they get it right or if they do not just want to make a technical comment and not do anything with the number. They might even be adding a comment to the previous comment by themselves and do not take that as a part of the 'countdown game'. Thie total number does not then indicate how many postings since the start but - - oh! I don't know !

User avatar
jaywhat
Posts: 15807
Joined: July 5th, 2007, 5:53 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5354 Post by jaywhat » January 9th, 2015, 7:32 am

... in fact, Alan H, the boss of this forum, did just that near the beginning - before we had even got to 10 postings :pointlaugh:

thundril
Posts: 3607
Joined: July 4th, 2008, 5:02 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5355 Post by thundril » January 9th, 2015, 9:04 am

Accepted.
In fact, I would say you don't need to count down if you're just adding an, umm, addendum! :pointlaugh: Therefore 925 217

thundril
Posts: 3607
Joined: July 4th, 2008, 5:02 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5356 Post by thundril » January 9th, 2015, 9:05 am

Anyway, I thought Emma was the boss?
Still 925217 :wink:

lewist
Posts: 4402
Joined: July 4th, 2007, 8:53 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5357 Post by lewist » January 11th, 2015, 10:51 pm

925 216

Surely Athena is the boss?
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

User avatar
jaywhat
Posts: 15807
Joined: July 5th, 2007, 5:53 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5358 Post by jaywhat » January 12th, 2015, 6:57 am

925 215

two bosses :smile:

lewist
Posts: 4402
Joined: July 4th, 2007, 8:53 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5359 Post by lewist » January 12th, 2015, 8:32 am

925 214

Okay, two bosses.

I spent some time last night reading the very first few pages of this thread. It certainly took me back. What fun we had. :D
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

User avatar
Dave B
Posts: 17809
Joined: May 17th, 2010, 9:15 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5360 Post by Dave B » January 12th, 2015, 9:36 am

lewist wrote:925 214

Okay, two bosses.

I spent some time last night reading the very first few pages of this thread. It certainly took me back. What fun we had. :D
925 213

You mean we are not having fun now, Lewis?
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
Me, 2015

User avatar
jaywhat
Posts: 15807
Joined: July 5th, 2007, 5:53 pm

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5361 Post by jaywhat » January 15th, 2015, 11:04 am

Dave B wrote: 925 213
You mean we are not having fun now, Lewis?
925212 I am, but then I am easy to please.

Post Reply