Year-End Guessing Game (updated w/ WINNERS!)

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Year-End Guessing Game (updated w/ WINNERS!)

Postby ObsessoMom » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:37 am UTC

Interested in guessing the last number we'll get to in the main Count to a Million thread by 12:01 am (UTC) on January 1, 2018?

If so, PM me with your guess. One guess per username (yes, I'm aware that some of you have several). The username closest to the actual post number will win...um, bragging rights.

PMing me your guess instead of posting it publicly will keep people from guessing one number above you and one number below you, just to deprive you of being closest.

Deadline for guess submissions is 12:01 am (UTC) on December 15. Because otherwise you'll all wait until the last minute, and where's the fun in that?

Cheers,
ObsessoMom

[Edited to add: I'm turning this thread into a Knock Knock Jokefest so that others can help me bump it up. Deadline for both is 12:01 am (UTC) on December 15.]
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Re: Year-End Guessing Game

Postby flicky1991 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:45 am UTC

Guess submitted. :mrgreen:
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Re: Year-End Guessing Game

Postby ObsessoMom » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:26 pm UTC

Great! Three participants so far.

I'll keep bumping this thread occasionally, until Dec. 15.

All are welcome to participate, even those who don't otherwise care about the Count to a Million project. Yet. :)

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Re: Year-End Guessing Game

Postby ObsessoMom » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:40 pm UTC

Bump!

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Re: Year-End Guessing Game

Postby ObsessoMom » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:48 pm UTC

This again.

Perhaps I'll post a joke while I'm at it:

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Wooden shoe.
Wooden shoe who?
Wooden shoe like to know?

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Re: Year-End Guessing Game

Postby ObsessoMom » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:24 pm UTC

Another bump, another joke.

(That's what she said!)

I realize that most of you are too young to appreciate this one without the YouTube link:

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Salmon.
Salmon who?
Salmon chanted evening, you may meet a stranger....

* * *

Feel free to post your own favorite knock knock jokes here until 12:01 am (UTC) on December 15. That will help bump up the thread so all the Forum Games regulars see and have a chance to participate in the other activity, too.

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Re: Year-End Guessing Game & Knock Knock Jokefest

Postby somitomi » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:40 pm UTC

Brought to you by the wonderful bot in the FG Discord server (that's another activity you can take part in):
*knock knock
-Who's there?
-Etch
-Etch who?
-Gesundheit.
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Re: Year-End Guessing Game & Knock Knock Jokefest

Postby ObsessoMom » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:32 am UTC

Thanks, somitomi!

* * *

Another that needs a YouTube explanation for all the young whippersnappers around here:

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Amahl.
Amahl who?
Amahl shook up, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo, yay-ay, yay...

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Re: Year-End Guessing Game & Knock Knock Jokefest

Postby ObsessoMom » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:37 am UTC

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Anita.
Anita who?
Anita Doctor. Call me a Doctor. Anita Doctor, doctor, to bring me back to life...

Okay, this is my last bump of the thread. If anyone else wants to post a knock knock joke, feel free, but I'm done.

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Re: Year-End Guessing Game & Knock Knock Jokefest

Postby patzer » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:10 am UTC

ObsessoMom wrote:Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Anita.
Anita who?
Anita Doctor. Call me a Doctor. Anita Doctor, doctor, to bring me back to life...

Okay, this is my last bump of the thread. If anyone else wants to post a knock knock joke, feel free, but I'm done.

ObsessoMom wrote:Another that needs a YouTube explanation for all the young whippersnappers around here:

Young whippersnapper here, and the Dr Dre song is the only one of your three song references that I didn't get :P

Here's another knock knock joke (blatantly ripping you off):

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Anita.
Anita who?
Anita Hero. I'm holding out for a hero...
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands. –Douglas Adams

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Re: Year-End Guessing Game & Knock Knock Jokefest

Postby FCN » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:16 pm UTC

Knock knock.
Yeah?
Banana.
Huh?
Banana.
Banana?
Banana.
Ohh-kay.
Orange.
Hmm?
Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?
Uh, sure.
Spoiler:
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Dear FCN,
You are:
a) Terrible, but in an awesome way.
or
b) Awesome, but in a terrible way.
I'm having difficulty deciding which.

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Re: Year-End Guessing Game & Knock Knock Jokefest

Postby flicky1991 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:19 am UTC

I'm eager to know who won!
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Re: Year-End Guessing Game & Knock Knock Jokefest

Postby ObsessoMom » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:43 am UTC

76859 was the final Count to a Million thread post before 12:01 am UTC, 1 Jan 2018.

The closest three guessers were...

76781 (78 under) -- slinches
76749 (110 under) -- somitomi
77100 (241 over) -- flicky1991

Congratulations, prognosticators!

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Yah.
Yah who?
Yahoo for slinches, somitomi, and flicky1991!

I've PMed all the other participants to let them know how close their guesses were, without revealing the identities of any other guessers.

Thanks for participating! This was fun. Same time next year?

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Re: Year-End Guessing Game (updated w/ WINNERS!)

Postby somitomi » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:43 am UTC

Per instructions received in PM, I will now gloat a little. Hah, science triumphs over all (except slinches). I didn't just guess, I extrapolated from the progress made in previous months. That's how you (almost) win.
</gloating>
Congratulations to the winners
Wait, I'm still being self-congratulatory...
um
Good job, everyone?
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Re: Year-End Guessing Game (updated w/ WINNERS!)

Postby patzer » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:31 pm UTC

somitomi wrote:Per instructions received in PM, I will now gloat a little. Hah, science triumphs over all (except slinches). I didn't just guess, I extrapolated from the progress made in previous months. That's how you (almost) win.

Congrats!

I nearly did the same thing. I worked out what the result would have been assuming the rate of progress from previous months continued steadily.

And then I added a few hundred, to get to a guess of 77177, because I thought people might be more active around Christmas, having more free time. As it turned out, this was a mistake.
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Re: Year-End Guessing Game (updated w/ WINNERS!)

Postby Earthling on Mars » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:59 pm UTC

I attempted to extrapolate too. I didn't do any careful calculations or anything though; I just based it on a rough observation that the thread was getting about 1 new page (= 40 posts) a day.

Congratulations to the winners though! :mrgreen:

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Re: Year-End Guessing Game (updated w/ WINNERS!)

Postby flicky1991 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:18 pm UTC

patzer wrote:And then I added a few hundred, to get to a guess of 77177, because I thought people might be more active around Christmas, having more free time. As it turned out, this was a mistake.
That was the same mistake I made! :mrgreen:
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Re: Year-End Guessing Game (updated w/ WINNERS!)

Postby ObsessoMom » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:52 pm UTC

I wasn't sure if the holidays would give people more time to waste on Forum Games or less. Looks as if the holidays didn't have much impact either way.

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Re: Year-End Guessing Game (updated w/ WINNERS!)

Postby slinches » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:26 pm UTC

Neat. I extrapolated too, but I think I guessed later than most. Maybe that gave me a bit of an advantage?


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