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Old 1st Jun 2020, 9:55 am   #1
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Default 1,000,000th Forum Post Coming Up!

I just noticed that the total number of posts to this forum is close to reaching 1,000,000!

This is a milestone worth celebrating!

Many thanks to all who contribute!
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 10:43 am   #2
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It certainly is , I have the bottle out already Mick.
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 10:52 am   #3
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I'm just imagining a suitable trophy

A bright emitter valve and socket mounted on a mahogany and ebonite pedestal with a little engraved brass plaque?

But that leaves so much more missing. An EF50 an EF80 and a PL509 to symbolise all the tellies fixed over the years. A dendrite-clogged AF117. An AVO VCM as the base, no pointer in its meter but one drawn in at the zero end. No, maybe a Sussex working in all its glory.

So hard. nothing deserves to be left out. And for the lunatic fringe, a strait-jacket with expensive speaker cable instead of straps?

It has to symbolise that it's all for the fun of it.

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Wow. How long would it take to read everything here? And how long to understand it?!
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An array of naughty, leaky UL41s undergoing ECT from a big Tesla coil?

Chinese fire-cracker strings of superannuated Rifas parallel-connected in their hundreds?
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 12:53 pm   #6
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Will we or the moderators know who has the honour of making the millionth post?
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 1:17 pm   #7
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Actually, I don't think that information is available. We'll probably never know who is responsible.
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I might be able to work it out from the database, but not sure. I will have a look when we reach or pass the million point.

We will be watching for multiple or pointless posts around that time by anyone trying to be the victor.
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 2:06 pm   #9
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This is post 999440. According to the information here at the time of posting:-

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/index.php

Its forum post number is 1254716. Numbering may not have started from one and some posts will have been deleted or merged.

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...16&postcount=9

560 more posts are needed to reach 1 million. 1254716 + 560 is 1255176, so post 1255276 will be the one millionth assuming no deletions or mergers.
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Also posts in the private moderators area aren't included in the total, which complicates things a bit. It is deliberately only public posts.

At normal posting rate we will probably get there at some point tomorrow afternoon/evening.
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 5:25 pm   #11
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A Bakelite rose bowl in the shape of a TV22 would be a nice trophy to own....John.
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Wow. How long would it take to read everything here? And how long to understand it?!
It would be fantastic if one could read and understand everything very quickly, sort out the wheat from the chaff, retain the good relevant information and most difficult part recall it correctly when required at later date
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 6:51 pm   #13
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Posts about the MK 14 must have contributed to most of the million 😄😄

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The 'Audiophoolery' thread must also be a strong contender! Still rumbling on since Oct 2017 with no sign of a let-up. Almost 1,600 posts from 160 posters, with the top five most prolific posters (3% of all posters in the thread), accounting for 718 posts - 45% of the total. Almost as passionate about 'audiophoolery' as 'audiophools' are about their coveted toys!

Then there's AVO meters of course, and DAC90As which must be in with a good chance, with 'where can I get an idler wheel for a Dansette?' gaining ground.

(Errr, did I mention the Sussex?).
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Valve testers generally must account for a fair number, there's the Mullard High speed as well.

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The 'Audiophoolery' thread must also be a strong contender! Still rumbling on since Oct 2017 with no sign of a let-up. Almost 1,600 posts from 160 posters, .
Isn't it a bit sad that a thread which basically just mocks foolish folk could be a contender? There's nothing positive, constructive or informative there .

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Default Re: 1,000,000th Forum Post Coming Up!

I've just noticed that it's at 999,998, so is this one 999,999, unless anyone else just posted?
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 1:09 am   #18
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So what's this one?

Edit: Looks like it's 1,000,000 - What's the prize?
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 1:11 am   #19
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1000001, sorry
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 1:15 am   #20
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Hi Bill, I just noticed it's at 1,000,002 with your post, so which one of mine was 1,000,001?
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