Baseball Toaster Fairpole
One Million
2008-05-26 17:45
by Ken Arneson

Any day now, the Fairpole system will pass 1,000,000 objects.  (Every object--a blog entry, a user, a comment--gets an object number.)   What will happen when the odometer turns over?  Will the world fall apart, as we feared in Y2K?  If it doesn't, should we throw a party?  Should we throw the creator of the 1,000,000th object into a volcano as a sacrifice to the Database Gods?

2008-05-26 17:55:12
1.   D4P
How hard would it be to provide an update on the percentage of all Toaster posts posted by individual posters...?
2008-05-26 17:55:32
2.   Bob Timmermann
I hope the 1,000,000th object is a complaint about Juan Pierre or Kyle Farnsworth.
2008-05-26 18:13:58
3.   D4P
Should we throw the creator of the 1,000,000th object into a volcano as a sacrifice to the Database Gods?

Coming this summer to a theater near you:

JoeyP and the Volcano

From Timmermann Productions

2008-05-26 18:46:17
4.   Eric Enders
1 My hypothesis is that Bob has created not quite, but almost as many objects as all other toaster users combined.

Okay, not really. But he might have twice as many as whoever's second.

2008-05-26 18:55:11
5.   dianagramr
I'm eagerly awaiting the souvenir "Fairpole" commemorative program for the event.
2008-05-26 18:57:00
6.   D4P
The Top 2 the last time Ken provided an update:

8.0906 - Bob Timmermann
4.8655 - Jon Weisman

2008-05-26 19:15:58
7.   RIYank
There's something awesome about numbering objects. I might number the objects in my house now.
2008-05-26 19:25:48
8.   Ken Arneson
1 Current percentage of objects:

7.1707 Bob Timmermann
4.3400 Jon Weisman
1.7776 D4P
1.6694 underdog
1.6474 Cliff Corcoran
1.5916 Alex Belth
1.4963 natepurcell
1.4921 trainwreck
1.4839 Bluebleeder87
1.4804 Greg Brock
1.3316 bhsportsguy
1.2815 Steve
1.2251 Andrew Shimmin
1.2186 Eric Enders
1.0501 Mattpat11
1.0100 Marty
0.9320 regfairfield
0.9108 RIYank
0.9039 yankz
0.8882 randym77
0.8853 williamnyy23
0.8809 Ken Arneson
0.8509 Sam DC
0.8336 ToyCannon
0.8098 King of the Hobos

2008-05-26 19:37:03
9.   Eric Enders
I can't believe Shimmin's ahead of me. That cannot be allowed to stand. The good news is, I'm totally going to pass Steve and Greg Brock this year.
2008-05-26 19:52:07
10.   StolenMonkey86
I'm just trying to get on the board.
2008-05-26 19:56:05
11.   D4P
You were 32nd last time around.
2008-05-26 19:58:06
12.   Chyll Will
I have a self-imposed rule to never comment more than three times in a row. Otherwise your CPU will likely burst into flames, the database would probably melt and you readers would go blind. So don't blame me when it happens... >;)
2008-05-27 04:21:11
13.   Sam DC
I'm just wondering when Fairpole is coming out of beta.
2008-05-27 08:52:58
14.   dianagramr

Do you have "rookie object of the year" and "comeback object of the year" awards?

2008-05-27 11:04:30
15.   Humma Kavula
12 You've never posted for the cycle?
2008-05-27 13:46:46
16.   Brent is a Dodger Fan
For the poster of the 1,000,000th object, I suggest his/her username be acknowledged in the banner, next to where it says "Baseball Toaster (beta)" for one week. It could say:

Congratulations Bob Timmerman*! You are the 1,000,000th object's author!

And then, we can all sigh in great satisfaction for the week.

*Note: Bob Timmerman, while the most user to author the 1,000,000th object, is to be replaced by the actual object's author.

12 I have a rule to only post if a) I'm within the first 40 posters on a Dodger Thoughts post, b) if my original post has been responded to, or c) long, long after the concept I'm responding to has ceased to be relevant. That way, I am sure to avoid being anywhere near the top of this dubious list.

2008-05-27 17:34:03
17.   Chyll Will
15 Would it be a cycle or a golden sombrero?
2008-05-27 23:01:03
18.   BruceR
17 Probably depends on the quotes in question.
2008-05-28 01:02:26
19.   Ken Arneson
Chyll Will, you will be happy to know that you created object #999,000, with the brilliant observation, "Holla atcha boy, Jete!"

We're at 999,250 now, so we should probably hit 1,000,000 sometime after lunch.

2008-05-28 13:18:34
20.   Shaun P
19 Are we there yet?
2008-05-28 13:29:39
21.   Ken Arneson
20 Nope, still about 500 away. It probably won't happen until the game threads kick into gear.
2008-05-28 15:24:48
22.   Brent is a Dodger Fan
C'mon, we've got to be there by now! Who's the millionth? And what did he/she say?
2008-05-28 15:36:23
23.   Ken Arneson
Nope, not there yet. We're at 999,600. When the Yankee and Dodger games get going in half an hour, I'm sure we'll start moving more rapidly towards the target.
2008-05-28 15:42:51
24.   Chyll Will
19 Ooof, I was thatclose...

Just doing my part to make Toaster such a substantial and critical destination for the statistically deprived and observationally challenged. To paraphrase my rap idol KRS-ONE, "I'M STILL NUMBER 999,000! (999,000, 999,000, 999,000..." >;)

2008-05-28 17:55:30
25.   Ken Arneson
Less than 100 to go...
2008-05-28 18:23:26
26.   mehmattski
167. SF Yanks
This comment is Fairpole Object #1,000,000! Woo hoo!

I wouldn't mind if Arod started being MVPlike again....the good ol days.

Posted: 2008-05-28 18:20:24

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