WUWT milestone – 1 million comments

At about 4:26PM PST, moderator Dave Stealey approved sent me notice (on my cellphone) of our 1 millionth comment on WUWT.

Who was it? See the screencap.

WUWT_Comment_1Million

Comment 1 million is at the top of the list. Regular commenter “Jimbo” was oh so close, at comment 999,999.

My sincere thanks to Dave, who was watching for this when I couldn’t, as well as our entire WUWT moderation team, and of course, you the readers and commenters.

I’ll contact Poptech privately on where to send his coffee mug.

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Mark Bofill
March 18, 2013 6:40 pm

🙂 Congratz Poptech!

March 18, 2013 6:42 pm

Congratulations to Poptech – and to you, Anthony, and the mods.

Curt
March 18, 2013 6:43 pm

A coffee mug! Financed by BigOil, I’m sure…

March 18, 2013 6:44 pm

Rats, it wasn’t me. 🙂

March 18, 2013 6:44 pm

Jimbo: says It’s a Fix I tells ya, a Fix!! 🙂

wwschmidt
March 18, 2013 6:53 pm

What Jimbo must be thinking right now:

(seriously, congratulations, Poptech!

Andrew
March 18, 2013 6:53 pm

I’m Poptech.

March 18, 2013 6:56 pm

Now let’s go for TWO million.

artwest
March 18, 2013 6:58 pm

Congratulations Anthony. Thanks to you and your helpers. Here’s to the next million.

Skiphil
March 18, 2013 7:10 pm

I want to make comment # 10,000,000
Any guesses on the date for that one?
Let’s hope the climate scams will be buried long before then….

Andrew
March 18, 2013 7:12 pm

Re my 6:53, My intended Kirk Douglas satire was ended when the comments system removed my unworthy efforts at including chevrons for html phrases. /guilt.

RichardD
March 18, 2013 7:19 pm

Congratulations!

Bill Jamison
March 18, 2013 7:20 pm

Pretty impressive! Keep up the good work.

Lance
March 18, 2013 7:31 pm

awesome job bringing the news that matters!

OssQss
March 18, 2013 7:34 pm

Nice!

upcountrywater
March 18, 2013 7:43 pm

Woah Poptech, balboa got the 1,000,000th post over on newsbusters, years ago…..Not to much weather stuff over there as of late…

March 18, 2013 7:46 pm

Damn! I’ll bet I was 1000,001st!! Must try harder for 2,000,000th, but hope this AGW saga is buried before then.

March 18, 2013 7:48 pm

LOL!

March 18, 2013 7:52 pm

I don’t drink coffee so I politely declined Anthony’s gracious offer. That is still a pretty amazing number of comments and something the moderators here deserved quite a bit of admiration for dealing with.
REPLY: OK how about a t-shirt? – Anthony

March 18, 2013 7:56 pm

Uh oh … I hate to say it it, but, you’re up to 72% utilization on “storage space allowed”!
What happens at the 100% point?

March 18, 2013 7:57 pm

My only regrets is If I had known I would of made it about climate change *sigh*. ; )

March 18, 2013 8:06 pm

Congratulations!! I think Michael Mann is catching up to though, I bet he has deleted close to a million comments.

vigilantfish
March 18, 2013 8:08 pm

Can’t believe the millionth comment was about bitcoins (which I keep mis-reading as britcoins). I suppose economic theory — and how bitcoins operate — count as some of those puzzling things in life that fall within the purview of WUWT? What is more puzzling is that Poptech does not apparently drink tea either? Or hot chocolate? There are lots of us here who would have loved to get that mug!

Lew Skannen
March 18, 2013 8:10 pm

I wonder what mike Manns take will be on the whole thing.
“Anthony Watts in Big Oil funded mass coffee mug mail out bribe scandal” …?
“Waaaahhh! Climate denier deprives legitimate scientists of coffee mugs!” …?

gregole
March 18, 2013 8:14 pm

Poptech – Congratulations!
Anthony and crew – excellent work; love the site!

Owen in GA
March 18, 2013 8:16 pm

Looking at the dashboard, you are going to need more space on the server before long! Congrats

Gary
March 18, 2013 8:30 pm

So about 1 in 143 views generates a comment. I wonder what the typical blog gets. Are WUWT readers more engaged than elsewhere?

Michael Jankowski
March 18, 2013 8:33 pm

Careful, Anthony…the mug, t-shirt, or whatever you disperse could be accused of being, “flashy” and “apparently widely distributed.”

daveburton
March 18, 2013 8:36 pm

PopTech richly deserves a T-shirt or mug! His site doesn’t immediately come to mind when you think about leading climate resources, like WUWT, Climate Audit, WoodForTrees, GWPF, JoNova, etc., but look at these remarkable compilations that he’s quietly assembled:
100 news stories from the 1970s about the threat of global cooling:
http://www.populartechnology.net/2013/02/the-1970s-global-cooling-alarmism.html
1100+ Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skeptic Arguments Against ACC/AGW Alarm
http://www.populartechnology.net/2009/10/peer-reviewed-papers-supporting.html

John Policeman
March 18, 2013 8:37 pm

In honor of the milestone, I just donated $1 for every comment.
ooops… I meant 20 bucks.
Congrats!

March 18, 2013 8:42 pm

Poptech,
The million dollar man millionth comment man.
Hey, keep on commenting.
John

dp
March 18, 2013 8:48 pm

Congratulations, Anthony, for attracting so many committed people to your site including the great authors and the enthusiastic readership. Congrats too to PopTech for being there when somebody had to be :).

March 18, 2013 8:59 pm

Assuming we are to honor the most basic of statistics, it should go to Poptech.

Mike Bromley the Canucklehead in Switzerland
March 18, 2013 9:02 pm

You have coffee mugs???? (Excuse me, I’m periodically out of touch)
Happy Thousand-Squared!

george e. smith
March 18, 2013 9:04 pm

Well, a million here, a million there; pretty soon you’re talking real money. Could buy you a cup of Obama coffee in Washington DC.
Way to go, Poptech.

March 18, 2013 9:05 pm

You know, Dave Stealey deserves a prize representing the population of moderators, the mostly unsung heros of WUWT. Well done all. I’ll score the tip jar for his prize.
Just a suggestion…. How about a post that rolls the credits for this entertaining show.

Clive
March 18, 2013 9:35 pm

Congrats to poptech. I hope there is broken hockey stick logo on the mug!
Thanks to Anthony and the mods, Much appreciated~!
Your efforts will be rewarded Anthony .. more so than now. Thanks,
CAS

March 18, 2013 9:38 pm

OK, what am I doing wrong with the “Donate” of “Fling funds” links?

Sorry — your last action could not be completed
If you were making a purchase or sending money, we recommend that you check both your PayPal account and your email for a transaction confirmation after 30 minutes.

Leg
March 18, 2013 9:53 pm

Poptech – I have enjoyed your comments, as I am sure many here have. You have demonstrated great humility in accepting this (dubious?) award and congrats. However, get the mug! (then send it to me, I’m a huge coffee drinker). The mug is so much cooler than the cheesy Ignoble Prize piece of paper that Mann stuck on his window. Cheers!

Don
March 18, 2013 9:57 pm

That’s one small (but notable) step for Poptech… one giant leap for Anthony Watts! May it be a tipping point in the cause of honest science.

Leg
March 18, 2013 10:00 pm

Anthony: this posting reminded me to buy some of the WUWT stuff. CafePress comes up but the main body is blank, ergo none of your stuff is displayed. True for whatever link I tried.

pat
March 18, 2013 10:13 pm

congrats Poptech, Anthony, mods and fellow commenters.
WUWT is simply the best.

daveburton
March 18, 2013 10:20 pm

10^6 (1,000,000 = 1m) is a nice milestone, but another milestone is close… closing in on 2^20 (1,048,576 = 1M) comments.

garymount
March 18, 2013 10:22 pm

I think Moore’s law will take care of the storage problem by the time your current limit is reached.

March 18, 2013 10:37 pm

Well done, Poptech – of course the rest of us are jealous now. Cheers! 🙂

pottereaton
March 18, 2013 10:42 pm

I”m just glad lazyteenager or trafaminadore or what ever his name is didn’t get it.

Jimbo
March 18, 2013 11:01 pm

CONGRATULATIONS Poptech. Now I know why you’ve been posting so heavily recently. 😉
When I got to the WUWT front page I never, ever thought I would appear ANYWHERE near the top. My new handle will be “999,999 oh so close”. 🙂
Anthony, may I suggest you actually link to Poptech’s comment.
[Reply: Try This. -ModE ]

Jimbo
March 18, 2013 11:06 pm

Oh, and congratulations to the moderators, Anthony, other commenters and posters. All this would not be possible without you.

March 18, 2013 11:17 pm

A BIG thank you, Anthony & Co., for being THE vehicle of reason in what has become a seemingly irrational debate over the primary driver behind climate change (because Nature is never enough when humanity involves its ego)!

Eugene WR Gallun
March 18, 2013 11:28 pm

But…but… my model said i won last Thursday at 3:02 pm.
Eugene WR Gallun

Scarface
March 18, 2013 11:35 pm

Congratulations, to Poptech and WUWT!
May you live long and prosper!

Sam
March 18, 2013 11:38 pm

Andrew says: “I’ll contact Poptech privately on where to send his coffee mug.”
Northville Mental Asylum, my bet :p

Julian Flood
March 18, 2013 11:44 pm

Poptech, if you don’t want the coffee mug, because you don’t drink coffee, can I suggest you ask Anthony if he’ll give you one of the other mugs. He does tea, drinking chocolate, tisane, hot milk, cocoa etc. Also he has containers for eggs so you can beat them up to make omelettes, liquid cold cure receptacles and, finally, pencil and biro holders for your desk.
He tries to keep those others secret though, so don’t tell anyone.
JF

Village Idiot
March 19, 2013 12:09 am

Congrats. What a milestone. 2013 is our year!
Lets just work on some substance in those comments now, hey guys?

Brian Johnson UK
March 19, 2013 12:17 am

If Poptech doesn’t want his mug then why not sell us all a 1,000,000th mug replica with a nod to Poptech included – I would buy a couple. Any profits to boost WUWT finances.

March 19, 2013 12:29 am

Thank you all and especially Anthony and Mr. Stealey for this great honor and my condolences to the runner up Jimbo – who wished I never got into an argument about bitcoins ; )
As a consolation prize Anthony, if you don’t mind please send the cup to Jimbo.

March 19, 2013 12:36 am

I would like to note that it is quite remarkable that the 1 millionth comment happened on the biggest story Anthony ever broke.

March 19, 2013 12:52 am

Congratulations to Anthony and the moderators for this enormous result over only a few years (and congrats to the lucky Poptech…). You see what happens if both sides are allowed to give their opinions without RC type censoring: interesting articles and interesting debates, sometimes fierce, but mostly on topic…

Yarmy
March 19, 2013 1:46 am

In fact, after robust and entirely reasonable adjustments to the historic posting record, I think you’ll find that *this* is the one millionth post.

y4rmy
March 19, 2013 1:48 am

I think you’ll find – after robust and entirely reasonably adjustments to the historic posting record – that *this* is, in fact, the one millionth post.

March 19, 2013 1:52 am

Poptech, now that you are Mega, you might wish to look at your link information – you are missing the R in populaRtechnology.

Jimbo
March 19, 2013 1:52 am

Hey Anthony, why not auction the coffee mug?

Hilary Ostrov (aka hro001)
March 19, 2013 2:26 am

elmer says: March 18, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Congratulations!! I think Michael Mann is catching up to though, I bet he has deleted close to a million comments.

That’s it, Elmer … The inspiration for your next song …
Communicatin’ science in the post-normal way
Deleting all posts from those who don’t see things my way
Hide the declines
Your hockey stick’s broke and your numbers are bent
Against views of Watts, you just can’t make a dent
Hide the declines
I know you can improve on the above 😉
Congratulations to Anthony, Mods, Poptech (and to Jimbo for being soooooo close!). Here’s to the next milestone!
Hilary Ostrov

elrica
March 19, 2013 2:39 am

In the midst of all that requires heavy-duty thinking, how wonderful to have this kind of reason to smile 🙂

John R Walker
March 19, 2013 2:50 am

We’re all winners – they’ve been taking us all for mugs for years!

C. Shannon
March 19, 2013 3:40 am

So when we hit 2 million comments does the lucky person get 2 coffee mugs?
Only seems fair.

Paul Evans
March 19, 2013 3:56 am

My wife and I are both Poptech

Paul Coppin
March 19, 2013 4:18 am

” Andrew says:
March 18, 2013 at 6:53 pm
I’m Poptech.”
We Are All Poptech.

Jimbo
March 19, 2013 4:34 am

By the way mods, who was 1,000,001? They also came oooooh so close.

Chuck Nolan
March 19, 2013 4:46 am

Great job Anthony.
cn

Rick K
March 19, 2013 5:04 am

Can’t we ALL get a mug?
But congrats to Poptech and all WUWT fans and commenters.
Actually, we all owe Anthony a mug — or at least a dinner!

PaulH
March 19, 2013 5:47 am

Here’s to the 1,000,000th comment, and hoping for 1,000,000 more! 🙂

Climate Daily
March 19, 2013 5:55 am

Reblogged this on Climate Daily.

dmacleo
March 19, 2013 6:41 am

Yarmy says:
March 19, 2013 at 1:46 am
In fact, after robust and entirely reasonable adjustments to the historic posting record, I think you’ll find that *this* is the one millionth post.
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LOL nice try 🙂

Eric H.
March 19, 2013 6:41 am

Congrats poptech and thanks for your website, it’s a valuable resource.

MarkW
March 19, 2013 6:43 am

I wonder how much I missed by. Sigh

Bill Parsons
March 19, 2013 7:15 am

236,636 = Spam: A Lot!

Mark Bofill
March 19, 2013 7:19 am

I’m not sure if I’m the only one who missed it until now, but in case anyone else out there has been oblivious like me, we can order WUWT mugs:
http://www.cafepress.com/wattsupwiththat

Dave in Canmore
March 19, 2013 8:14 am

Eugene WR Gallun says:
March 18, 2013 at 11:28 pm
But…but… my model said i won last Thursday at 3:02 pm.
Too funny! Thanks!
And many thanks to the mods, contributors, and Anthony,

beng
March 19, 2013 8:27 am

Congrats, Poptech, and thanks for a couple useful computer tips you posted here.

accordionsrule
March 19, 2013 9:26 am

As we are all contributors, we are all recipients of the coffee mug.
Be sure to put it on your resume.
Where do I download my certificate? I want to post a picture of it on FB.

Quinn
March 19, 2013 9:39 am

If humans had 8 fingers and 8 toes, we would have celebrated the 262,144th comment. If we had 12 fingers and 12 toes we would have to wait for the 2,985,984th comment to celebrate. Personally, I wish humans had 16 fingers and 16 toes. Learning to use hexadecimal would be so much easier.

March 19, 2013 1:58 pm

KnockJohn, thanks for the correction, that is what I get for being up for 24 hours straight.

Bruce of Newcastle
March 19, 2013 2:22 pm

See this is what you get for the arduous effort of compiling 1,100 sceptical papers. A coffee mug.
What, you don’t like me appending unrelated datasets? But, but, but I learned this trick from impeccable climate scientists!
A well earned well done to Poptech from me!

David Ball
March 19, 2013 8:01 pm

Congrats Poptech !

john robertson
March 19, 2013 8:06 pm

Amazing really.
I do hope this scam is fully crushed before we reach 2 million comments .

March 19, 2013 9:33 pm

Bruce of Newcastle says:
March 19, 2013 at 2:22 pm
See this is what you get for the arduous effort of compiling 1,100 sceptical papers. A coffee mug.

LOL and I was thinking about updating the list recently but was foiled by Climategate 3, so it will have to wait a little while. These two quotes are rather fitting right now, one from Climategate 3 and the other about my list,
“Analyses like these by people who don’t know the field are useless. A good example is Naomi Oreskes work.” – Tom Wigley, Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Wow, the list is pretty impressive …It’s Oreskes done right.”
– Luboš Motl, Ph.D. Theoretical Physics

Jannie
March 20, 2013 5:33 am

Great work guys. Keep it up

Mac the Knife
March 20, 2013 12:12 pm

A million Thanks! to all of the WUWT moderators, for doing what Y’all do so well!
MtK

Brian H
March 22, 2013 11:33 pm

Poptech;
You are hereby awarded a free mug.
.
.
.
Look in a mirror. There it is!
You’re welcome.
>:)

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