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Started by: cinami
On: 29/01/2011 | 21:48
Replies: 12
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by: cinami
on: 29/01/2011 | 21:48

I've just been reading about the world's longest forum thread. The longest I can find (in a quick cursory search) is around 200,000 posts. If giff gaff held the record for this hotly contested title, wouldn't it attract more attention to the cause or is this the lamest idea you've heard. I dunno.

 

I'd probably get bored after a while.

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by: andreww
on: 29/01/2011 | 21:52

Callum's counting to 50 game must be fairly close to that by now Smiley Very Happy

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by: jamesdn
on: 29/01/2011 | 21:54

 


@andreww wrote:

Callum's counting to 50 game must be fairly close to that by now Smiley Very Happy


794. Not quite, but getting there Smiley Wink

 

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by: andreww
on: 29/01/2011 | 21:55 edited: 29/01/2011 | 21:56

@jamesdn wrote:

 


@andreww wrote:

Callum's counting to 50 game must be fairly close to that by now Smiley Very Happy


794. Not quite, but getting there Smiley Wink

 


Just seems like 200,000 then! Smiley Very Happy

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by: jamesdn
on: 29/01/2011 | 21:56
Maybe if you're playing the game, yeah Smiley Tongue
Message 5 of 13
by: teajayy
on: 29/01/2011 | 21:56

Thought someone was supposed to throw a 0 in there to reset it.....LOL

Message 6 of 13
by: cinami
on: 29/01/2011 | 22:08 edited: 29/01/2011 | 22:09

Honestly, I've never seen that thread. The word association thread is getting quite long isn't it. That's at 1133 posts now.

 

Still nowhere near the 200k mark. lol.

 

See word association thread here.

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Message 7 of 13
by: nanjayman
on: 29/01/2011 | 22:09

I like the word one....... Maybe we could get that up past the 200,000 markSmiley Very Happy

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Message 8 of 13
by: callumacrae
on: 29/01/2011 | 23:17
I've had bigger than 200,000 on localhost, and I'm only running a dual core 3.06GHz CPU... the biggest thread would be HUGE

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by: vincent
former giff-staffer

on: 31/01/2011 | 11:39
Well, I doubt a thread counting to 200.000 would count. Sure, it's the longest thread kinda thing, but there's no information contained in it.

One of the communities I used to be a part of had a thread which was called the RPG Cafe, and obviously was all about Role PLaying Games. Which meant there was actual discussion happening there.

Also sometimes referred to as 'slow chat'.

On a daily basis people would simply chat to each other there about RPG's and considering the amount of RPG's that come out every year, there was plenty to talk about. That makes getting to the 200.000 a lot easier I think.

Here I guess it could be something like, 'Handset Hangout' where people talk about the latest handsets they've seen, like, dislike, what they're saving up for and some random chat in the middle. As it's a 'hangout' thread, going off topic is allowed.

Just an idea of course.

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