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You have two-ish weeks to enter, with a date and time (UTC) for when you expect us to find question 10,000 on the front page.

Only two three four rules:

  • write a date and time (UTC) before the end of September, 2014
  • you can't write the 10,000th question yourself.
  • moderators are not allowed to participate (due to their access to statistical information about the site metrics).
  • ONE guess allowed per user.

EDIT: Update - Dec 19, out of 14 guesses, 5 are now passed. 9 left in the running!

EDIT: Update - Jan 4, we're down to 6 active!


Now locked, good luck to all! :D

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  • So? What's the prize? What's the incentive for us to post an answer? If you don't tell us what it is (or don't explicitly state that it's a surprise), we have absolutely no incentive to post an answer.
    – gparyani
    Commented Sep 18, 2014 at 6:55
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    Er, you realise I'm just a user doing this for a bit of fun? It came up in the Travel Chat. And as shown below, people are plenty happy to post answers :/
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Sep 18, 2014 at 7:49
  • Another rule: only your post's first revision should be considered, so retroactively editing your post or editing someone else's post will not count.
    – gparyani
    Commented Sep 21, 2014 at 22:59
  • The question should include a link to a website that does the local time / UTC time conversion. Those of us who are too lazy, too busy at work, or with crappy internet would then be more inspired to enter. Commented Sep 22, 2014 at 9:35
  • @mindcorrosive you added a rule saying mods can't enter? I know what info you've got and don't think it'll really help you this far out ;)
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Sep 22, 2014 at 11:56
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    @damryfbfnetsi wait, first you're demanding incentives, now you're trying to add rules? :P I think it's totally fine to edit your post up until the close date of the end of September. All edits are visible and it'll be clear if anyone's trying to do something underhand afterwards, and we can revert edits.
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Sep 22, 2014 at 14:05
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    @hippietrail wwp.greenwichmeantime.com
    – gparyani
    Commented Sep 22, 2014 at 16:02
  • Are questions like this allowed on meta?
    – bobbyalex
    Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 6:37
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    I will award a 50 reputation bounty to the winner, and even 100 if it's within 24 hours.
    – Dirty-flow
    Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 8:10
  • @Dirty-flow shall we make it you have to have answered / asked a question in September to be eligible? :D
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 8:16
  • @MarkMayo I don't really like the idea - that could lead to some low-quality posts.
    – Dirty-flow
    Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 8:18
  • @Dirty-flow generally only experienced users in meta, they know low quality posts get downvotes ;)
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 12:07
  • @BobbyAlexander It's been done before and widely accepted.
    – gparyani
    Commented Sep 26, 2014 at 17:08
  • How will the 10,000th question be determined? Suppose there are multiple 10,000th questions (because after the 10,000th is asked, a question is deleted, then a new 10,000th is asked)?
    – Flimzy
    Commented Oct 2, 2014 at 1:27
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    @MarkMayo: It happened on Christianity.SE for question #666.... :)
    – Flimzy
    Commented Oct 2, 2014 at 10:45

14 Answers 14

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January 17th 2015 12:01am

:)

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  • 1
    congrats, you won :)
    – Dirty-flow
    Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 10:00
  • Boom! Who's the daddy, you's all my bitches now
    – user9533
    Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 12:14
  • Nice work. I figured you were way late on that one!
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 13:47
  • Playing the law of averages, where was the biggest time frame I could slot into, 12 hours after @MarkMayo's :D Then ANYTHING higher than the highest was mine!
    – user9533
    Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 14:27
  • 1
    (cough weasel) ;)
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Jan 30, 2015 at 6:45
  • 1
    @Liam I awarded you 50 rep bounty as I have promised :)
    – Dirty-flow
    Commented Jan 30, 2015 at 18:07
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My guess - with thousands of supercomputer hours crunched, tarot cards consulted, and ...oh stuff it, here goes nothing:

January 16th, 2015, high noon.

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  • 1
    @pnuts as many as you want, as long as they're quality on-topic travel questions :)
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Sep 19, 2014 at 14:49
2

My guess:

January 10th, 2015 - Noon

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January 11th,2015 - 12:00 UTC.

1

I figure we'll have a little bit of a hats-induced Christmas surge, so I'm going for

December 24th, 2014 - 4pm

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December 11th

12:00 GMT

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Dec 9th, 8pm UTC.

We appear to be getting at least 15 questions a day, and are at 8500, so 100 days from now, but then I took a little off because we're accelerating.

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My revised guess,

December 18th, 2014 - Noon

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December 2nd, 2014 - 18:00 UTC.

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1

My guess

December 22nd, 12:00 UTC

1

Here is my guess:

January 9, 2015, 1:23am

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January 1st, 2015, 00:00:01 UTC.

1

My Guess

January 6th, 2015 - 00:46 UTC

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  • Whats with the 00:46??? a lucky number or something? Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 14:06
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    yes, 46 is my lucky number ;)
    – Dirty-flow
    Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 14:59
  • 1
    Plus it's Valentino Rossi! :D
    – JoErNanO Mod
    Commented Dec 26, 2014 at 17:34
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January 20th 2015 - 20:04:49 UTC

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  • 3
    Sorry mate, no more guesses are accepted, check the OP. Commented Dec 20, 2014 at 20:01

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