Bakemaster wrote: What makes you think that quote is specifically talking about people who post on this message board? I'd say your thread contains only a subset of the readers to whom that comment was addressed.
I wasn't claiming that Randall's "this is for you" was referring only to participants in this forum. I was claiming that it was a positive
statement, in response to @SecondTalon
's "... hasn't really given a shit about the forum or anything that happens here since 2006 ..."
which sounded to me like @ST
was suggesting that Randall expressed no positive sentiment whatsoever about the readers of xkcd
Of course, the "... doesn't acknowledge your existence " part is handily dismissed, as @Azrael
already pointed out, the words "xkcd forum thread on Time
" are a direct permalink to the last post in the ICT "Time" thread (at least until it exceeds 999999999 posts, which should take 13,000 years
So addressing that searching-for-validation thing, which @SexyTalon
rightly point out: I believe Randall was kinda nuts to be doing that comic on top of the normal xkcd
, and convinced that he kinda got sick of it by the time it was over. My xkcd
-related validation comes from the fact that Randall's creations help me enjoy my quirky, nerdy outlook on the world by seeing a bit of how his quirky nerdy outlook is similar to mine. It also helps that xkcd
is Creative Commons BY-NC so I can make mash-ups and pastiche. So yeah, if you care about that.
Again, I can only speak for myself, and I was only trying to speak to those specific @SecondTalon
Belial wrote:Let's not chase too far up this tree. I am pretty sure I have repeatedly exhorted people to worship me as a God-Emperor, so glass houses.
While true, You're here
And I'll take an alcoholic, rambling, bribe-taking god over an absent one.
... this is pretty much the same sort of humor that led to the whole "GLR" thing. I think it started with using the word "creator" to refer to him as the artist who created the comic, and maybe the fact that the comic was a mystery and "only Randall knows" what the guy and woman in the comic will do next, and... then people decided to vote for cardinals or something... well you get the idea. So just typical nerdy bullshitting, as far as I could tell.
Here are the statistics
SecondTalon wrote: Man, I just did some math... While it's not accurate as I didn't factor in all the days, just 365... The time thread's averaging 8.5 replies every hour. [...] And that's how people not involved didn't realize what was going on until it was too late to change the course.
on that. It shows a decaying average with a 24-hour half-life, with one line of data per page (40 posts) of the thread's activity.
There were two days at the beginning, basically the Thursday and Friday after xkcd 1190 started, when it was a staggering 60 posts per hour, all day both days — not ten, but 36 pages per day
— like I said, a perfect storm of nerd-sniping and a nightmare for any moderators who may have wished to, you know, herd cats
P.S. ... All Hail Xenu!