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One million posts in AfterDawn.com forums

Written by Jari Ketola @ 10 Nov 2005 14:40 User comments (68)

One million posts in AfterDawn.com forums The one millionth post was made just a few minutes ago in the AfterDawn.com discussion forums. The discussion forums were opened in late March 2001, so it took about four and a half years to reach the 1,000,000 post milestone. Obviously the majority of the posts have been made during the past year. Meanwhile our Finnish forums, which are very active indeed, are 1,000 posts short of 300,000 messages.
AfterDawn.com currently has about 450,000 registered members. Since we launched our site back in 1999 we have served over 47 million software downloads and 2.5 million legal MP3 downloads through our sister site MP3Lizard.com.

Thanks go out to all our loyal visitors! Keep an eye on our site for new, exciting features we will be launching to all our members in the not-so-distant future.

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68 user comments

110.11.2005 14:45

wow it's such a Milestone for this great site.

210.11.2005 14:50

Congrats on reachin the milestone :) Keep up the good work aD and dRD :)

310.11.2005 15:02

Awesome news. This site is great. Props to dRD and the rest of the AfterDawn team.

410.11.2005 15:20

Congratulations. And all the best for the future.

510.11.2005 15:43

very cool, best site ever!

610.11.2005 15:44

congrats to aD and all its users!

710.11.2005 16:03

GO AD!!!!

810.11.2005 16:59
Kevinhhh
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Wow!!!, Nice job Afterdawn

910.11.2005 17:09

Yay

1010.11.2005 17:14

u da man !!!

1110.11.2005 17:38

AD rules!!

1210.11.2005 18:42

so who made the 1,000,000th post?and do they win a prize? congrats to AD!

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1310.11.2005 18:56

it's probably me so what do i get Itune gave its 1,000,000th downloader free ipods free ibook, free imac, and free songs, i'm not very greedy or what just gave me extra 100posts hehehe (8_0)


stop hoping, start loving.

1410.11.2005 19:27

Although I do know that aD does give away items (they have had contests in the past) I do not think the poster of the 1 millionth will get anything (maybe a T-Shirt?). I am not knocking anyone here but, dRD and Team would have probably announced something right before the millionth post or even in this News Article saying the 1,000,000th poster would/will get something. This is just my opinion, but, all I really wanted to say is: CONGRATULATIONS to dRD for writing this FABULOUS software and his great Moderators for keeping the site running Spam, Troll, Pest, etc. free!! I can't thank the aD Team enough!! A VERY dedicated member, Peace, Pop Smith

1510.11.2005 20:16
Alien13
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WOW, this is a huge achievement, congrats on a great site :) Keep up the GREAT work :)

1610.11.2005 21:56

I will ask dRD to dig up the 1Mth post when he gets back online (on Monday). Due to the nature of the forums backend I can't provide that myself. As far as a prize for the millionth post goes ... We'll see. =)

1711.11.2005 1:29

woo hoo, the mods got an honorable mention!! thanks Pop_Smith!!

1811.11.2005 2:23
Rosco404
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Congrats aD and dRD, all Admins and mods : ) Keep up the good, no excellent work! Well deserved : ) I'm going to have a cookie now :-)

1911.11.2005 3:55

Congrats Afterdawn!

2011.11.2005 4:08

Huh?

2111.11.2005 4:36

Equation for Magnificence: 1,000,000 posts= An organization entirely staffed with excellent professionals. Totally unrivaled and second to none. + Engaging, but courteous members =AfterDawn.com Cheers to all!

2211.11.2005 4:45

This can only happen when you give the very best!!!

2311.11.2005 4:50
Doggy_Bot
Inactive

Congrats guys, you deserve it! Keep up the great work!

2411.11.2005 4:51
webwise
Inactive

Congrats AD. An excellent, intelligent site. But why am I still a newbie after 30+ years in the business and at the age of 64? (Isn't that a Beatles song?) I will die before I make junior member. - LOL.

2511.11.2005 5:48

webwise Membership status is based on the number of posts you've made. Keep posting and you'll get there. darthnip I'll give you an honorable mention, you've come to my rescue enough times to have earned it.

2611.11.2005 7:50

Mention to the members themselves I believe is due. There are a nice bunch of guys that come to the forums and share their knowledge without interest. They are the collagen that holds the tissue together

2711.11.2005 8:41

and shout out goes to the Ad janitors....well somebody has to clean up the mess we leave behind.

2811.11.2005 9:47

well done BOSS. congrats to all that makes this a GREAT site

2911.11.2005 10:12

congrats to AD. all i ever needed to know i found right here. one of the best communities on the web

3011.11.2005 13:30

CONGRATULATIONS FOR A SITE THAT HAS THE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTION WE NEED TO KNOW!!~~~~~~WAY -TO-GO

3111.11.2005 21:29
andmerr
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Quote:
woo hoo, the mods got an honorable mention!! thanks Pop_Smith!!
you sure he was talking about you darth........lol See i keep on telling people this is the best site on the net.......

3211.11.2005 21:54
retepa
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When I started 3 years ago getting advice from your various forums I saved mega-minutes of time being put on hold from the companies that are supposed to provide information services "in a timely manner". Your groups treatment of 'newbies' is excellent. Thank You 'afterdawn.com' ph

3311.11.2005 23:25
Phoenix21
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Congrats Ad i hope im still here when you's make it to 2million

3412.11.2005 3:29

I never liked the place very much, myself. I'M JUST JOKING !!!!!!

3512.11.2005 4:00

Good going guys! But with 450,000 registered users, am I the only one that thinks it seems a little low? It just goes to show how many n00bs, leechers and spammers have passed through here :(

3612.11.2005 4:09

Lethal_B: You need to remember that people might create user account for reasons other than using our forums, such as receiving software update notifications, posting software reviews, receiving our weekly newsletter, etc. And that millionth post, I'll dig that data tomorrow and post it here...

3712.11.2005 4:14

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Lethal_B: You need to remember that people might create user account for reasons other than using our forums, such as receiving software update notifications, posting software reviews, receiving our weekly newsletter, etc.
Yes, fair point dRD, never thought of that. In fact, the software is probably the main reason people join this site. There is a huge & evergrowing library :)

3812.11.2005 5:20

psssst....hey Lethal..... Ya wanna tease dRD? (Shhhhhh! - He could be lurking....) We can make fun of him over here if you like: http://keskustelu.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/2/255559#1439168 (Of course, they could say all sorts of evil things about us, and we wouldn't even know the difference).

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3912.11.2005 5:36

Oh! Oh! You were there already!!!!!!!! :-)

4012.11.2005 5:41

Quote:
(Shhhhhh! - He could be lurking....)
Hehe, you call that secrecy? It's a damn good thing you're not James Bond!! :)

4112.11.2005 6:05

Quote:
hehe, you call that secrecy?
Nah, I guess not. Doesn't matter tho, 'cause dRD can't figure out what I'm saying half the time anyway. (You can practically tell him anything, and he'll believe you). <hee-hee>
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It's a damn good thing you're not James Bond!! :)
Nope. I'm ......... A_Klingon! International MOD of Mystery! "Groovy, Baby" (The wee little guy in the picture above with the baggy pants, is dRD). :)
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4212.11.2005 6:15

KLINGIE DRD WILL CATCH YE NO MATTER HOW FAST YE WILL RUN AND HIDE outer space is not big enough to hide... good morning klingon....,..

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4312.11.2005 17:59

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DRD WILL CATCH YE NO MATTER HOW FAST YE WILL RUN AND HIDE
You mean, even if I engage my Cloaking Device? My spaceship has a super-high-tech rootkit cloaking device which is powered by Sony's new XCP software, so he couldn't possibly find me, right? (Ummmmm......) P.S. Did ye get yer email? (No reply from Glass yet), and Spideymac just dropped me a PM. - Thnx -
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4412.11.2005 18:39

This IS a great site. I don't get to post much because 1. I work alot of hours and 2. most question are answered so fast by all here. BUT I do read quite alot of the post and pass the info along to friends and family who are in need. I have sent dozens of friends to this site because of the wealth of information that is shared here. 1,000,000 post is alot of information shared freely. Pretty cool.


Government big enough to supply everything you need is powerful enough to take everything you have.


4512.11.2005 18:58
aabbccdd
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WOW i thought ddp had a million post by his self LOL this is the best site on the internet keep up the great work and congrats to everyone that has made it this way

4613.11.2005 0:46

slightly less upbeat reply from me as i'm a tad hungover, but keep up the good work AD :)

4713.11.2005 9:10

Congrats, glad to be part of the cause. Here's to the next Million. Cheers

4813.11.2005 11:36
vgaddict8
Inactive

I AM SCARED!!!!

4913.11.2005 13:53

Any word yet on who might have been the one-millionth message poster?? Will they receive a lollipop or anything?

5013.11.2005 13:56

You know what I think would be a good reward.... a banning! Priceless!! (ok, that was a tad childish! :D)

5113.11.2005 14:12
Doggy_Bot
Inactive

aD you can make in to 2 mil, W00t!!!


5213.11.2005 22:11
FartDude
Inactive

Congrads AD :)

5314.11.2005 0:35

Quote:
You know what I think would be a good reward.... a banning! Priceless!!
Not really, but do you know what would really be hilarious? If the 1,000,000-th post was made by some poor sod who actually had been booted off (banned) by one of the mods, for being an idiot! (It's not inconceivable). Stranger things have happened. (Look at me .... I'm still here after 3-4 years). :=) I can see Dela's headline now: AfterDawn's 1,000,000-th Poster Manages To Get Himself Banned For Being A Complete _&$#@!^*$#_ ...Today marks the beginning of a new era in the varied and colourful life here at A/D, one of the Internet's most popular sites ever! Today, member <deleted> has managed to contribute the Forum's one-millionth message, -- a rambling, extended flame with no redeeming qualities, -- for which he was summarily blacklisted. Needless to say, he will not be receiving the coveted "Afterdawn Lollipop" for his trouble. Efforts are currently underway by the renowned-if-elusive System Administrator's Resident Guru dRD to unearth the 1,000,000th- and-1st posting. Once identified, AfterDawn will be awarding a large bag of candy to the lucky contributer! (Think it'll fly, Lethal?)

5414.11.2005 0:43

no way klingy, if thats the case then the lollipop should go to the mod that banned the 1,000,000th poster :)

5514.11.2005 0:47
andmerr
Inactive

i'd like to see that::::::::::: i mean the lollipop that is

5614.11.2005 1:00

yeah me too, thats why i dropped the hint ;) one of those big round kind like at the circus, damn things will last a month! can i get that vodka flavored?

5714.11.2005 1:02

Quote:
no way klingy, if thats the case then the lollipop should go to the mod that banned the 1,000,000th poster :)
Terrifically good point, Darthnip!! I couldn't agree more! (Of course, I can't really complain - I *did* receive a free A/D T-Shirt (no, really, I did) which I shall cherish always.) [[ I just like to tease dRD. ]] :)

5814.11.2005 1:15

The millionth post: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/255303#1435644 So, we apparently announced the 1M few hours too early, but this is due how the post counters work -- due the technical and server limitations, automatic counters don't remove all the "invalid" messages from figures, but are close enough. The post above by kivory666 is counted in a way that all posts deleted/hidden threads are removed, posts in non-public forums are removed, deleted/hidden posts are removed and then the millionth message has been scanned (took 5 minutes for database to run that query..). But yep, congrats kivory666 for making the 1,000,000th post to our forums :-)

5914.11.2005 1:48

dammit! that guy is a freakin brain surgeon!! he can afford to buy his own damn lollipops!! how about for the sheer joy of being the guy that made the 1 millionth post, he buys all the mods and admins and the boss a nice box of lollipops :) (or vodka, whichever)

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6014.11.2005 8:09
andmerr
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become one of his patients and he'll give you all the lollipops you want, thats what my doc does apart from all the money he takes

6114.11.2005 8:25

Lol Darth, do you have an obsession with lollipops? :) Here's my 2 cents. I am glad that the millionth post was one that typifies the whole of the afterdawn community and was by an extremely intelligent and valued member here. High Fives to... Afterdawn Addict Kivory666 :)

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6214.11.2005 8:34
andmerr
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Quote:
and admins and the boss a nice box of lollipops :) (or vodka, whichever)
Hey darth you alco, drop me a pm and i'll send you a bottle of vodka, it helps working in a big liquor warehouse, you know all the free stuff...whats your fancy..................

6314.11.2005 14:49

hehehe..YAY~! so where is my lollipop AD? LOL well, i'm glad that my contribution of the 1,000,000th post here on AfterDawn basically summarizes the Taiyo Yuden mantra i've been preaching round on here~ :) that post was solely to help the member distinguish between GENUINE/AUTHENTIC Taiyo Yudens from the fakes~! @darthnip, well, becoming one of my patients, perhaps i might consider prescribing you some Grey Goose rather than typical pharmaceutical medication~ :) if you ever in my neck of the woods, i have PLENTY of Grey Goose, Level 1, and Belvedere here at my house :) take your pick and make your doctor's visit quite enjoyable~ @drD thanks for the kudos~ AfterDawn has helped me so much since i became a member, i hope my contributions have been helpful to those that need it in regards to dvd media~ :) ooooh, do i get that special AfterDawn T-shirt the mods were talking about in the past? that would be sweet~ :) thanks to everyone else that brought this to my attention and for the kind words, that would be very sad indeed if i were banned for being the 1,000,000th post~ :) but it would be hilarious~! good day to you all~ docTY~


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6414.11.2005 18:14

Another milestone for AD. One of the best on the net! Thanks to all the nuts and bolts that make this monster run...

6514.11.2005 18:16

PS...I'm a proud member since 2002. :)

6614.11.2005 19:57
Alien13
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Congrats to you kivory :) When did you become and addict? Or where you already one?? I cant remember i have a bad memory :) Congrats :)


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6714.11.2005 21:55
aabbccdd
Inactive

Alien he made aDa a couple weeks ago

6814.11.2005 22:01
Alien13
Inactive

Ahh, thanks, i might have seen it??? I have a BAD memory :( Just like memorex :)

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