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.


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

🙂 Congratz Poptech!

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


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

Rats, it wasn’t me. 🙂

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


What Jimbo must be thinking right now:

(seriously, congratulations, Poptech!


I’m Poptech.

Now let’s go for TWO million.


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


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….


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.



Bill Jamison

Pretty impressive! Keep up the good work.


awesome job bringing the news that matters!




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

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


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

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?

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

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


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

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!” …?


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

Owen in GA

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


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

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


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:
1100+ Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skeptic Arguments Against ACC/AGW Alarm

John Policeman

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

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


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 :).

William McClenney

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

Mike Bromley the Canucklehead in Switzerland

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

george e. smith

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.

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.


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,

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.


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!


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.


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.


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


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.

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

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


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


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 ]


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

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

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