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How big is this board's database?

How many megabytes is the post database for this message board?  It must be pretty big because there are a lot of new posts here everyday.

Dave B.
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Just a stab in the dark...

10 threads a day (probably on the liberal side)
10 responses per thread
2KB per response
365.25 days a year (resonably accurate)

73 MB a year.

About nine years to fill up a CD?

I don't see this being a huge problem.

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Dave.... text is amazingly small.

War & Peace is 3.12 mb
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Is this one of those "how many petrol stations are in Los Angeles" questions? :)

Thursday, July 24, 2003

http:www.usabilitymustdie/jos/ has stats for all posts on the forum.

Stephen Jones
Thursday, July 24, 2003

Could be a Fermi problem, MadMan.  I prefer "How many atoms of Jesus do you eat every day?" as an example.

Tom (a programmer)
Thursday, July 24, 2003

Speaking of , does ( which was mentioned in ) work for anyone else? It doesn't work for me ... and the "Search" that's built-in to seems to work poorly or not at all.

Christopher Wells
Thursday, July 24, 2003


Congratulations on your huge lead.  Thats a lot of posts.

How do you find the time?  I ranked no1 while I was busy working out my notice period.

Ged Byrne
Thursday, July 24, 2003

I have not changed this stupid nic just so that I at least have to bear the shame of being ranked so high on that page.

Just me (Sir to you)
Thursday, July 24, 2003

Ged.. As #2, I can tell you that when I was working... I had lots of free time. Now that I'm unemployed, I have lots of free time.

Even though I'm working on things now, JoS is a nice distraction from that work. I mean... since I'm already in front of the computer...
Thursday, July 24, 2003

At the present rate Mark and Philo both should overtake me in September.

As for having the time, what else is there to do in Saudi? When I'm on holiday, like now, I surf much less.

Stephen Jones
Friday, July 25, 2003

What makes you say that, Stephen? I've been posting here for at least a year. I think you're the far & away leader, like Nike... We're just lowly Reebok and Puma.
Friday, July 25, 2003

You posted before under another handle. Look at the date for your present handle and do the maths; both you and Philo are catching up real quick.

Now if they counted the number of words, then Albert would be in the stratosphere.

Stephen Jones
Tuesday, July 29, 2003

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