A very important date, and some statistics.

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Law Bringer
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Originally written by Betamax sales collapsed.:

Apologies. Got carried away what with silence being worth a thousand words and all that.

On the other hand, I have a question that does have to do with the number. 666 --> Nero? I was told once that both in the Greek and Latin bibles if you add the number for each letter in Nero's name in either language you get 666.

Still, it was interesting to see the increment in posts. I also would've thought that this time of year was not going to be any more post friendly that January.

I guess General right now is full of spam friendly topics whose threads are wandering aimlessly (but that's more or less constant, right?). Still, it has been a while since we had a long thread, the last one being the Root of all Evil. The last number of threads have made it to a few pages at most. Dying well deserved deaths in most cases.
I wonder, with the way the posts are increasing, what number would we have if we had one or two long threads going on.

Cool stuff, though. This tool, does it have a link where people can check it?

The same has been said of a lot of people in history, including the pope and George W. Bush. Ultimately, when you have a name, a number, and something to prove, you'll come up with some obscure system that gives you the answer you want.

Apparently, it picks up in March. It seemed to do so last year as well. But as I said, to get a more complete picture I need to keep it running for a couple of months. After all, it doesn't take any more bandwidth than someone who merely checks the forums once an hour.

Another long thread? Long posts? Possibly involving the acronyms IC and OOC?

The complete table with all measured times is here. Updates happen randomly and at odd times.

[ Thursday, March 10, 2005 00:28: Message edited by: Automatic Road ANalyzer ]

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Letter -> numbers in old languages like Greek and Hebrew. Here's the math. More elaborate discussion.

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Letter -> numbers in old languages like Greek and Hebrew. Here's the math. More elaborate discussion.
Of course they do need the 'Caesar' before the Nero there, though...

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Originally written by Automatic Road ANalyzer:

Aran. :P

Can I put that in my signature? "Commended on his shinyness by Mung"? :D


I would feel loved:D And guess what...quote two! yeah!

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Originally written by Automatic Road ANalyzer:

Please, friends! Must this innocent topic die the death? Et tu, BSC? :(

:P

You've no idea how funney that was too me ;p. But I agree. don't let the topic go wrong...Anyone care to tell me the date of the spidweb Anniversary I'll celebrate with some...coffee probably since it's going to be like..one in the morning for me...

EDIT:...sigh...forgot the change the (1) in my sigie to a (2)...

EDIT(2): err...nevermind...

[ Thursday, March 10, 2005 07:34: Message edited by: PencilDragon ]

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You certainly find a lot of things really funny.

I can't recall when the anniversary is besides that it is in March, which you already knew.

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WHat can I say...very little effects me. And here I've got a lot of friends, i can relax...
well then, I have no problem partying the whole of March:D

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Is that referring to the board/community, or Spiderweb Software? Because I'm pretty sure Spiderweb celebrated its ten year anniversary last Fall...

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Yes, I think it will be the fourth (I think) aniversary for the Forum.

Mung, I'll join you in the partying:D

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It will be the fourth anniversary of the forums on the night of March 23rd.

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*circles 23rd on calendar*

*contemplates how to celebrate*

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That includes the Ikonboard, right? Because Jeff registered on this board on September 18, 2001. Or was there some kind of restart?

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It includes Ikonboard.

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So it (they?) would make it:

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Snake
(metal)

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Aries.

I just picked those sites kind of randomly. There are thousands. . .

Also.

I posed this question to an I Ching reader on the net:

"Will Jeff ever do another game that is no Avernum or Geneforge related?"

And got this

(there are many interpretations of Hexagram 52 and 15, you can google for them.)

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