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Slashdot's 10,000th Story

CmdrTaco posted more than 14 years ago | from the what-a-long-strange-trip-it's-been dept. 238

After two and a half years we're happy to announce that this is the 10,000th story posted on Slashdot. Uncounted trolls, repeats, server meltdowns, lost nights of code, conferences, quickies, hot grits, flame mails, broken links, 'Score:-1', karma whores, rants, submissions: its been a great ride... along the way we've posted a lot of sweet stories and had some great discussions. We promise to make the next 10,000 suck less! Congrats to Hemos (2153 stories) Roblimo (700) Cliff (693) and Sengan (664). Course I rule all over them with 4478 (I had a 6 month head start tho ;)

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Monkey (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248884)

Due to this post, a monkey was strapped to a pair of skis, handed a football, and pushed down a ski slope where it ran into a tree. Sadly, the monkey died.

Monkey moderation. May it live on.

Story count provided by OpenDK (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248889)

OpenDK [] and as seen on CNN Entertainment []

Thank you.

Good work... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248890)

Well done.
Can't say I've had time to read them all...
Howabout a top 100 list, 10 most humerous, 10 worst presictions etc...

what an achievement . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248891)

let's all pat ourselves on the back now. really great job. 10,000 stories and discourse. and what does it all mean? NOTHING. hasn't it sunk in yet, that slashdot is nothing but a place for a bunch of losers to flex thier egos instead of WORKING. yeah, open source, free software, la la la, but if you spent more time WORKING on the software rather than talking about how cool you all are, then maybe the community would be going somewhere.

but no. instead everyone (myself included) sits around and waxes about how wonderful they are, and how this is good, and that is evil, and how much better the world would be if everyone just adhered to their values and ideals. and what does the world have to say about it? nothing. the world doesn't give a wet slap, because everyone else has something better to do.

i'm not suggesting that we stop writing, just because even i don't have the sense to do that. i'm just saying we should stop acting so rightous and self-important. no one cares. and it's about time slashdot stepped up and admited it.

Re:Woohoo!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248892)

Rob couldn't turn you into net junkie if you didn't want to be one in the first place.
As opposed to this, you turned him into a millionaire.
Rob thanks you.

Re:Monkey (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248893)

Hey! Monkey Moderation is back! Yippee~! Your trolls are some of the most amusing on /.

Re:And what is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248905)

What is the point of the top 10 comments on hof.shtml ?

Hot ants down my pants, ouch !

Katz gone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248906)

We promise to make the next 10,000 suck less!

Does this mean Katz is fired? Empty promise otherwise.

Snooze for Dorks, Stuff for the Crapper (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248907)

Yeah, and?

Re:Woohoo!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248911)

I got hooked on Slashdot for a while, if only for reading the trolls ... Anyway, I only return rarely now, having found the more sedate ... (which also has more features than Slashdot).

p.s. I'm not rusty, I'm Fish.

Re:9999 Stories (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248912)

You sad bastard. I bet you didn't celebrate the
year 2000 either.

Well done guys.

>Uncountable trolls...
I thought you Unix types could count anything?!


I was there when Slashdot was new and prisitine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248913)

like Natalie Portman, new and untouched, free of blemish.

But I trolled you then.

And I troll you today. Do not discount the trolls. I think that rather, we should offer a retrospective of the best of Slashdot trolling. 10,000 stories is 1,000,000 trolls.

And I am the CmdrTaco of trolling.

Re:Congrats !!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248914)

you guys rule... love the site.. visit it multiple times daily... you folks manage to report the news with out a slant.. rock on ya'll

Monkey (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248915)

Due to this post, six monkeys were found chained to their Windows NT workstations past 5'oclock on Friday afternoon. The janitorial staff arrived on the scene Saturday morning and alerted authorities. Sadly, none of the six monkeys survied as a result of this post.

Congrats!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248922)

Congrats!!!! And merry xmass too you too :).

"Never underestimate the power of human stupidity." - Lazarus Long

Re:A hearty congratulations (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248923)

Not to blatantly suck up, but AC's wold also like to express thanks. The forum is one of a kind.

Thanks Guys!

Re:Congrats !!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248924)

Seriously, though, why all the attention on where Slashdot has "gone wrong"? Is this Rob's modesty? Maybe an attempt to preempt criticism? This site is one of the best f*cking sites on the WWW! I check it at least twice a day. The information is great, the posts are insightful, interesting, and funny. Of course sometimes offtopic or flamebait.. but isn't anyone else amazed and proud at the cultural force this site has become? For what it's worth, it's been cited everywhere from USA Today to the New York Times! And to top it off, Rob et al finally GPL'ed the code!!! Keep up the fabulous work, all.

Re:what an achievement . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248925)

Why do AC's complain that slashdot exists by posting to /. ? I'll never understand (even after 10k stories). New mod: (-1, Useless troll)

yippie! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248928)

10k stories? Not too shabby ... always good to have a strong presence on the web. I wonder how many of the 10k stories i've actually read, hmmmm. We must not forget to thank the Founding Father of the Internet (Al Gore) for making this opportunity possible. Thank you Al. You're my hero.

And 9,000 of them have been by Jon Katz (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248931)

Or does it just seem that way?

Off Topic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248938)

How is that off-topic?? The whole point of this article is for troll posts. Geez.

WOW! (0)

Bad Mojo (12210) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248939)

I never thought it would happen to me! 10,000 stories have finally made me want to pour hot grits down my pants and fondle statues of Nat Portman! I have ARRIVED!

Bad Mojo

What is the matter? (0)

shitface (121619) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248941)

Why recongnize all the trolls? I do not even think that hot grits guy is that long term of a troll. CmdrTaco should make it clear to all that it is not Commander Taco but really Commodore Taco.

What was story number one? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248944)

I wonder what the first story on Slashdot was... Ha! I know:

*nix clones:

Linux, BSD, SunOS/Solaris, HPUX, NetBSD, FreeBSD, A/UX (remember that), SVR4, AIX (gag), Irix, Ultrix, 4.2, ...

Which is the One True *nix?

And so the flamewars began!

We were just fine when there was no moderation. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248945)

Us Slashdot geezers recall a day when everyone was an AC, though we usually identified outselves in our comments anyway. Then logins were created to cut back on the trolls. Failing that, moderation was introduced to regulate the trolls. I now contend that with moderation, the logins are no longer needed 'cept for those who actually wish to moderate. Abandon logins now! And end the ID spoofing schemes that seem rampant now.

Monkey (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248946)

This might touch a nerve... but what the hell, we did it anyways.

Due to this post, Jon Katz was told that Richard Dawkins (the creator of the word "meme") was going to be waiting in a white car just outside of Paris, France to give an exclusive interview.

Little did Jon know (little does he know anyways) that we actually had dressed a monkey up as Richard Dawkins and placed it in the back seat of the car.

As Jon Katz excitedly drove up, the car with the monkey (dressed as Richard Dawkins) pulled away. Jon, being Jon... gave chase.

At speeds exceeding 90mph (sure, it's France... but I'm an American, I can't stoop to metrics) Jon Katz chased the monkey car until the chase ended... tragically... when the monkey car crashed, killing the monkey in the process.

It is rumored that Jon Katz will be blamed for the monkey's death, and may face the death penalty under French law for killing a funny animal.

We all mourn the loss of the monkey we lovingly dressed up as Richard Dawkins.

Questions (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248948)

Does anyone know when the 1st Natalie Portman or Naked & Petrified posts appeared?

First story? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1248949)

If this is the 10,000th story, do you remember which one was the first? I want to know.

But as someone has humbly pointed out ... (1)

Hemos (2) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248950)

this still means only 1 post per word of average Jon Katz story :) :) :)


Re:And what is... (1)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248953)

I'll bet it was the great Sengan - "The US is attacking Iraq illegally and I am disabling posts to the story" story of Dec. 98 or one of the Columbine Shooting/Jon Katz stories.

Or a flame war about Gnome vs. KDE.

Of course I am just guessing.

Woohoo!!! (1)

Zen (8377) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248959)

Slashdot has been my start page for over 2 years, and I keep coming back (around a dozen times a day :) for more. You've turned us all into net news junkies Rob. Congrats!

Re:PARTY!! ?? (1)

malkavian (9512) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248961)

Party sounds like a good idea.. :)
I for one will hit the pub this evening and raise a glass to Rob and Hemos and all the /. makers that've given me a superb place to hang round.. :)
I was wondering though.. How many /.ers out there would actually be interested in some form of occasional party...
I've been lurking around the net for about 11 years now, and from the first chatters/BBS sites, one of the more binding aspects was the infrequent "Get togethers"..
A mud I'm on ( has a huge meetup every summer in Michigan, which is huge amounts of fun, along with impromptu meets now and then, all over the world.
There's been articles recently about how "removed from society" the internet makes people. This may be a chance to gainsay that alltogether..
I'd be happy to arrange a beerup for any slashdotters in Bristol, UK that want to get together sometime, and raise a glass to trolls, flame, and a damnably interesting time. :)
What better way to thank Rob and co, than to raise a glass of beer in their honour? :)
Real email is
If yer interested, let me know.


Slashdot Day (1)

cloudmaster (10662) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248963)

In celebration, I'm going to ignore all of my coworkers that don't use linux, and I'll try to be the first to say anything every time anyone around me has some news. :) Or maybe I'll just go back to bed...

10,000th FIRST POST!!!!! (1)

semis (14252) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248965)

No, really. Seeming as we are counting stories, maybe its worth counting for the 10'000th "First Post" or "Troll" and give them an award. Something like a lump of dirt perhaps?

Ironically... (1)

Cool Hand Luke (16056) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248966)

I think the fact CmdrTaco wasted the 10,000th story on self-congraduatory back-slapping speaks VOLUMES about the *cough* quality of the stories posted lately around /.

I'm just suprised Jon Katz wasn't the one who posted the story. ;)

Congradulations, /. May your next 10,000 *not* have anything to do with grits.

George Lee

9999 Stories (1)

minority (23819) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248977)

Still 9999 stories. This one shouldn't be counted. The "Slashdot's 10,000th Story" (as the 10,001 by itself) should only be titled when other 10000 stories posted. So CmdrTaco tell a lie.

Statsdot (1)

FascDot Killed My Pr (24021) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248978)

cat slashdot_stories | sort | uniq | wc -l
cat slashdot_stories | grep -i sengan | grep -v [sucks|grammar|political flamebait] | wc -l
cat slashdot_users | wc -l
cat slashdot_users | grep -i katz | grep off | wc -l

Here is the result of your Slashdot Purity Test.

A more important Milestone! (1)

kmcardle (24757) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248979)

Let me know when Signal11's Karma hits 10K! Or has it already?

unique? (1)

akkem (31946) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248982)

Wow, 10,000 stories. I wonder how many unique stories were posted? Much fewer than 10K I bet.

Congratulations... (1)

Percible (39773) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248985)


I've been reading Slashdot since late 1997.. I have to say, it's been a really useful source of information over the course of doing a degree and stuff.

Here's to the next 10,000! :)



Re:Visit the /. Hall Of Fame! (1)

Percible (39773) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248986)

Eek... The Star Fraction [] with 2017 comments?!?



Re:Anchordesk (1)

hkon (46756) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248990)

CmdrTaco's post being moderated as troll... Now THAT's something you don't see every day... :)

ACtually, to be serious, the Jesse Berst comparison might not be that far off. I mean, a certain group of people actually listen to what Jesse Berst has to say, and they are likely to see the /.-community as BS, and lots of people listen to CmdrTaco (well... some people anyway :) and well.. you get the picture. It's the exact same thing, just opposite.

Re:Congratulations.. (1)

GrandGranini (49627) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248993)

Damn right.

Congrats (1)

fastcard (56384) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248995)

Well done chaps. Jolly good show and all that.

I'm still reading /. despite the hot grits and HUGE amounts of shit comments posted here.

I'm just glad I can still see the wood for the trees.

Thanks for the hard work. I hope you make a fortune doing this. By yourselves something nice!

And what about the rest? (1)

ghoti (60903) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248997)

There are 1312 stories missing ... you forgot jamie and emmett and ...

Re:Congratulations.. (1)

hedgehog_uk (66749) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248998)

Yeah, alt.slashdot (altdot?) - like we don't have enough trolls & flamers already.

Seriously, if there is ever an nntp gateway (and I can't see any valid reasons for needing one), it should be read-only.

Congradulations! (1)

doonesbury (69634) | more than 14 years ago | (#1248999)

So, what's up next? What do you have planned for the next 10,000 stories? Come on, take a bow and spill your guts.

Congrats (1)

Dr_Hajj (75351) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249001)


My First too (1)

deathjester (86406) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249006)

I have been reading /. since 1998 and I love this.
Hope to be there for post 1,000,000

Felicitations!! (1)

omni (90857) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249012)

Congratulations...'may the best of your past, be the worst of your future'

And remember: an open mind is the essence of intellect; a phrase most definitely embodied by the /. community:)

Watching the deluge begin... (1)

Aero (98829) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249015)

Dear God, the 10,000th article, and no replies yet. I'm almost afraid to see what will come out.

Petrified grits?

Naked JonKatz?

"Score:5 (Flamebait)"?

Hot Hemos poured down one's pants?

Frightening thoughts, all. I'll be hiding in an abandoned Y2K bunker. Wake me when Linux 2.4 is released.

Karma of the AC (1)

chandler (98984) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249016)

I'm sure there are a lot of us who want to know - what is the current karma of the Anonymous Coward? We need to have an Anonymous Coward Karma Graph on the site that tracks the AC, and whether it is going up or down.

"The romance of Silicon Valley was about money - excuse me, about changing the world, one million dollars at a time."

It gets my vote (1)

drnomad (99183) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249017)

We promise to make the next 10,000 suck less!

Well, less crap gets my vote... (more crap would too, makes the decision to continue or quit Slashdot much easier).

Congrats (1)

rosewood (99925) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249019)

Congrats /. but suck less HS nah -- yall own joo fools

Re:In celebration... (1)

Count Spatula (103735) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249021)

Another one I just thought of: YAKW (Yet Another Karma Whore)

More congrats! (1)

Sekhmet (107101) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249025)

*sigh* I expect I'm gonna get flamed for this... But I'm going to say it anyway! I'm a non-geek who thoroughly enjoys /. and learns new stuff almost every time she visits. Thanks and wishing you all good things for the future...

Congrats! (1)

-brazil- (111867) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249028)

My heartfelt congratulations! May the "imminent death" prophecies never come true...

Re:A few things... (1)

-brazil- (111867) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249029)

What story had the most trolls? What story had the most comments?

Sadly, these two are in fact one and the same. Check it out at the /. Hall of Fame [] .

Statistics (1)

yarmond (114187) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249030)

I know a statistic I'd like to see: Anonymous Coward's karma rating. Any bets on how low it is?

Re:A few things... (1)

cara (118378) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249032)


Which story has the least comments?
How many stories have been removed after being put up? (I noticed a story on new flat screen technology this morning that is apparently no longer up.)

Re:Watching the deluge begin... (1)

Anonymous._.Coward (119202) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249033)

1st reply! (well you gotta start somewhere!)

Re:10,000 (1)

348 (124012) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249035)

Does this count the total number of stories? or just the stories that remain on the page for more than an hour. If you count the ones that appear and disappear, were looking at more like 10,753. *Grin*

Re:Story count provided by OpenDK (1)

kwsNI (133721) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249042)

Yeah!Way to go Slashdot. Let's hope the next 10,000 rock just as much...

Let's give OpenDK man a funny here. I think he's going on 10k Don Knots posts... I have to admit I've even loved some of the ways he's worked it into a post.

PS. Thanks to all the trolls for helping me realize that, well, it's all fun. Thanks guys...


Re:More congrats! (1)

Sakhmet (137111) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249043)

Nice handle there.

10,000 is a good number. Coincidentally, I wrote my 100th published article today.

Congrats boys, you'ce made me laugh, made me cry, nearly petrified me once, and generally just kept me alive through some very nasty days.

Keep it up.

(The REAL McCoy)

"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."

Well seems like a good time... (1)

gi_wrighty (152031) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249047)

To try out comment posting. Been lurking for about a year now, 10k seems the place to start.


A couple of other stats I'd like to know: (1)

shepd (155729) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249051)

How many posts?
How many posted stories (including those that didn't make it)?

Just for fun...

Countless trolls, eh? (2)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1249053)

Countless? This is the land of computers, just ++var it!
How about some statistics, Rob? I know there are some such as hits and browser type, but there must be data to be derived from the messageboard.
Some cool ones I can think of:

Slashdot's total karma (could actually be a rough rating of the value of slashdot's accumulated information in the messageboard)
Total posts per quarter (graphs are cool)
Troll count (sorry, gotta count the trolls)
Most popular author by replies vs number of stories posted (Keep em comin Katz!)
Number of stories on Quake vs every other game combined :)
Number of registered users (this can be approximated with enough clicking, but we all really want to know :) )
Number of active users (who have logged in in the last two weeks)
Anonymous coward vs Known Coward post ratio

Anyways, Rob and co. Thanks and congratulations for making the most exciting page in the age of indoor boredom.

Anchordesk (2)

Andy (2990) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249056)

I'd say slashdot is poised to become the zdnet anchordesk of the GNU/Linux world! Congrats to CmdrTaco for becoming the new Jesse Berst.

Slashdot rocks! (2)

dattaway (3088) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249057)

Damn good job!

'nuff said!

Urgje is coming for you. (2)

mysty (4842) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249058)

That's it. Now Grit is going to send Urgje after
you. And if the little guy is mad, he's dangerous.
He doesn't come out much.
------------------------------------------- -------------
UNIX isn't dead, it just smells funny...

Self Recursive story? (2)

SgtPepper (5548) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249059)

First all..CONGRATS.....second of all....anyone notice the irony of the 10,000th story being the 10,000 story story? :) All and's been a fun ride, here's to many more

Lame sig not here

Congratulations.. (2)

vr (9777) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249060) get that NNTP-gateway going!

Re:Long Live Slashdot! (2)

Stephen (20676) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249072)

Maybe we should take a peek at the first few stories to see how things have changed?
Is there any way to do this? "Older Stuff" only seems to go back to October '99. I suppose the oldest stories are archived somewhere? Are they publicly viewable?

Speed of growth (2)

Stephen (20676) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249073)

Congratulations, of course.

Do you keep statistics on the speed of growth? I'd be really interested to see the number of stories posted in each month; but also the number of comments, submissions, page views... in each month.

A few things... (2)

kmcardle (24757) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249076)


Congrats on beating MTV to the 1,000,000 video mark!

Some interesting things:
What story had the most trolls?
What story had the most comments?
What was the first story?
How much disk space do the stories and comments currently use?

/. 10K (2)

Get Behind the Mule (61986) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249082)

Keep up the good work, you guys.

Looking forward to the cool million.

PARTY!! ?? (2)

Raindeer (104129) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249087)

Joy Happiness and only a few lines :-) Come on dudes, we want to see a t-shirt contest, balloons, cake, features, a "I remember the day we started", Interviews, Best of Slashdot. This should not go by this obscure. You guys now should brag and boast your accomplishments. That is how it is done in the corporate world. Hmm, maybe that is why I like Slashdot, it is not like the corporate world :-)

Re:First story? (2)

spaceorb (125782) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249088)

Well the first indexed story is here [] . Perhaps the first real story is gone forever.

On Behalf of the Academy (2)

Dungeon Dweller (134014) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249089)

On behalf of the academy, I would like to give the award for best forum for news, flaming, gossip, and hot grits, to. /. []

10,000th Post! (3)

hawk (1151) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249090)

OK, the largest number ever. With another 9,950 or so posts to this article, someone *really* gets the 10,000 post on the 10,000 article. The prize will be a [drum roll, please] yes, a life! :)

This will lead to new depths of behavior. Lured by the not so lurid prizes, the cellar dwellers of the web will realize that the first post nonsese was just the beginning; there's plenty of cool numbers.
10,001 will be of interest for the symmetry. But it will be hard to top 12,321 and 12,345 . . . (except, of course, by getting post 666 in a microsoft thead :)

hawk, who should really know better . . .

23,114,038! (3)

bgarland (10594) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249091)

This is the 23,114,038 "first post!" that wasn't.

Congrats, /.


And what is... (3)

thegrommit (13025) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249093)

the most popular/controversial story I wonder?

on a similar note (3)

Frac (27516) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249094)

JonKatz would probably kick everyone's ass with over 90% of the total bytes in body.

Re:In celebration... (3)

Sebbo (28048) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249095)

We can come up with better words than those...


And one more really useful one,


Long Live Slashdot! (3)

Wholeflaffer (64423) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249098)

Maybe we should take a peek at the first few stories to see how things have changed?

Congratulations and continued good luck!

+5 Funny and On Topic (for once) (3)

348 (124012) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249100)

Come on Moderators, Move this one up a little more. Hot grits posts are as much a part of this site as anything else, give him that +5 Funny, he's earned it, after all he's posted on just about every one of the 10,000. That's /. Commitment, even if it's a little misguided.

of course , due to the exponential nature... (3)

JudgePagLIVR (145069) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249101)

of postings, the next 10,000 will take roughly 2.5 weeks.

10000??? (3)

Cyclope (150361) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249102)


I still have 9930 articles to go through...

This is where I should write something
intelligent or funny but since I'm

Re:And what is... (4)

dillon_rinker (17944) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249104) must have missed the Hellmouth stories. I remember the story you note, and how at around 400 posts it was EXTREMELY active. Of course, that number of posts was exceeded just yesterday by the mention of a potential GPL violation.

I think a more accurate metric of the most active story would be total posts / total number of currently active posters (defined as, maybe, people who've posted within the last week). A more accurate metric of most visited stories would be total hits / total number of registered users. Thus a story commented on three times by every poster when there were 100 posters would be more active than a story commented on by half of 10,000 posters.

Okay, we have the HOF page, but... (4)

Seth Scali (18018) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249105)

Who has the highest average reply rate (i.e., JonKatz usually gets 200-300, and not infrequently in excess of 400 or 500)?

Who is the "favorite" author on Slashdot (who has the highest number of hits per story, on average?)

What is the most frequently appearing topic? Linux, Microsoft, Star Wars Prequels, The Internet, Links, Quickies (when are we gonna get more quickies, anyway?), Science, or something else?

Who has posted the most comments, besides the Anonymous Coward?

What, in your opinion, were the coolest stories you've posted on Slashdot (yeah, the Netscape Open-Source thing was the indicator that Slashdot was "respectable", but what have you guys gotten the biggest kick out of posting?)?

Any regrets?

Anything you would do differently?

Did you ever imagine anything like this happening 3 years ago?

Where do we send congratulatory "Who" box sets?

10,000 (4)

Nerds (126684) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249108)

Does this include the 2,000 stories that were repeats of stories that were posted earlier?

Congrats !!! (5)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1249109)

I will now pour 10,000 bowls of hot grits down your pants !!!

(By the way, this is the 100,000,000th troll)

thank you.

Re:Congrats !!! (5)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1249110)

100,000,000 trolls on Slashdot, 100,000,000 trolls,
Moderate one down, move your mouse around,
99,999,999 trolls on Slashdot...

Huh? (5)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1249111)

I submitted this a months ago !

Hot ants down my pants, ouch !

A hearty congratulations (5)

Tony Shepps (333) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249112)

In between all the flaming, we never take the time to really tell CmdrTaco and the rest of the team how we feel about the site. It really is a fine work, and I feel like it has changed my life to be able to come here and get an update on the latest News for Nerds, as well as good discussion of all the stories. So hat's off to all of you.

And hat's off, too, to all the people who have taken the time to post insightful, interesting, informative or funny comments; the site is as much about you, because the net has enabled you to participate as much as the authors of the stories and the editors who select them.

Despite all the whining about the acquisitions, it sounds like CmdrTaco has done the truly noble and honorable thing and guarded the independence that makes the site what it is. I can't tell you how much I respect that, and thank you for doing the right thing, and understanding what the right thing was to do.

And that means that the next 10,000 stories will give us all as much reason to come here as the last 10,000 did.

Numeric system discrimination (5)

Stiletto (12066) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249113)

Of course, the number 10,000 is only significant to those of us who use a base-10 numeric system as their preferred counting device.

I would guess that many of us geeks who reed /. are able to count and manipulate numbers more easily in octal or hex, making this story (number 023420 or 2710h) pretty meaningless.

Visit the /. Hall Of Fame! (5)

RPoet (20693) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249116)

It's here [] . Some very interesting statistics :)

10,000th story... (5)

Catch22RG (71033) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249118)

A story for the sake of being the 10,000th story? Sounds to me like this is CmdrTaco's way of saying "FIRST POST!!!" ;)

In celebration... (5)

Count Spatula (103735) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249119)

Perhaps now that 10000 has been reached, /. can celebrate by putting in a couple more moderation words, such as "surreal" or maybe "BFG Bait"...

(-1 here I come...)

10,000 Trolls (5)

348 (124012) | more than 14 years ago | (#1249120)

After 2 and a half years I'm happy to announce that this is the 10,000th troll posted on Slashdot. Uncountable Firsts, Off-Topic mods, repeats, Flames meltdowns, lost nights of Karma, Songs, Natalie Portman Threads, hot grits, flame mails, broken links, 'Score:-1', karma whores, rants, submissions: its been a great ride... along the way we've posted a lot of sweet trolls and had some great discussions. We promise to make the next 10,000 suck less! Congrats to NPG (2153 Trolls) Gnarflanger (700) Trollmastah (693) and AC (9664). Course Hot Grits Guy rule all over them with 4478 (He's posted on all 10,000 ;)

Seriously guys, Congratulations, It's been a fun ride so far.

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