The Winners of Our 500,000th Post Contest!
We have a winnah! 🤩
Actually, we have a few winners. 🧐
Well, ALL of you are winners in my book, so... there's that. 😉
But, as you may recall from the contest thread: there are 3 winners to be announced. I'm sure you are waiting with baited breath, so here we go! 🤗
The one who most closely guessed the date and time (PST) when the 500,000th post was posted:
@bill93 You had the closest guess with October 20, 2020 at 3:50 am. Only 54 minutes off the mark. Wow! Good job! 👍
Please send me a private message with your mailing address so I can send your prize! 🍻
The one who guessed which person posted the 500,000th post:
No one guessed the actual poster. 😱 However, that means we needed to conduct a random drawing among all the entries. 😎
After putting all 14 entries into a hat, spinning around a bat 14 times, falling down the stairs, being rushed to the hospital, having my wife bring the hat full of names to the hospital, pausing surgery so I could draw a name, I've randomly picked a winner! @thebionicman -- you have won! 🙃
Please send a private message to me with your mailing address so I can send your prize! 🍻
The one who actually posted the 500,000th post:
@jph YOU, sir, are the now-famous RPLS Today poster who posted the 500,000th post! So it can live forever in the annals of RPLS Today history, you can see the post here: https://surveyorconnect.com/community/software-cad-mapping/civil-3d-vs-carlson-help/#post-536032
This post occurred on October 20, 2020 at 4:44am Pacific time.
Please fire off a private message to me with your mailing address and I'll send your prize! 🍻
Other interesting factoids:
- @holy-cow Was the most-guessed member.
- The second-closest date/time guess was by @hblair who guessed 10/20/20 @ 2:00pm.
- Some of you eagle eyes will notice that the link goes to post #536032 -- however, that just means that 36,032 posts had been deleted at that point because they were spam, broke rules, etc. Maybe that gives you an idea of how much work goes into maintaining this site. 😮
- You guys are a riot. I enjoyed following the contest thread. 🤪
As 3.5 percent of those posts were mine I felt it improper to aspire to be one of the winners of the contest. Maybe I'll adjust that opinion when we are approaching number 1,000,000.
Should we start the contest for the one-millionth post now? 🤣
Yay! I did it mostly for bragging rights. And to brag, I'll point out that I made that estimate 15 1/2 days before it happened. (And probably used up all my luck for a while.)
Actually, I have no use for a mug. We have too many mugs and I never use one. If you have a koozie with your emblem that would get more use and more people might see it. If not, just skip it. Thanks.
Paden asked on October 14th at 9:24 p.m. if anyone had a clue if the trend was linear.
I calculated, and posted October 15th at 6:34 p.m., using the first eleven data points that Wendell posted, that the answer would be TUESDAY THE 20TH AT 1:06 a.m.
Almost as close as Bill.