Our board has surpassed 10 Million in under ten years, thats an amazing feat and pretty much averages to 1M a year since July 2001, which is when the current board database started.
In that time we've lost quite a few posts, the famous downtime of 2003
which resulted in about 3 months of data being wiped from our news and forum database (which we never got back). And rogue members who previously had full control over their topics went about deleting them or removing the content of the first post, not to mention our spammer friends, who probably account for 10% of removed posts over the last decade (which are not
counted toward the 10M).
Any posts that become unapproved, are not counted to the current number of posts.
This is why the anti-climatic jump to 10M didn't go smoothly, because with little over couple 100 posts to go, a topic that contained 4k of posts was cleaned and reapproved.
Since then other topics have seen the same treatment (either hidden for cleaning or reapproved).
If you joined in 2001 and still active:
Anyway, from myself and the staff I would like to thank everyone for making this target possible; and offer any member that is still active from 2001
a free Tier 2 account.
All you have to do is either reply here, or PM me to set you up, if I miss your post, do PM me so you don't miss out!
If you joined after 2001 and still active:
In about a week, I'll be looking at this thread and randomly selecting 10 members from a join date after 2001
(so 2002 - 2011) for a free Tier2 as well, the only requirement will be:
1) Tell us why you joined Neowin;
2) And what kept you here as an active user of the site.
Thanks, and lets hope we can talk about this again in ten years time (with hopefully 20 Million posts, or more).
I'm a bit late, but I selected 14 additional Tier 2 subs to give away, that's the number of pages in this topic.
Also added another 01'er.
This concludes our giveaway for active 01'ers and 14 Tier 2's to members without a current subscription.
If you didn't win, there's plenty more chances, as we giveaway subs all the time, just ask the current ones!