9,000 users

November 13th, 2012 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

This week had the 9,000th user registration, which is what allows someone to make a comment.

We’re also a few posts away from 24,000 posts and are up to 912,000 comments. We’ll need a party for the one million mark!

There are 4,565 different tags or topics also which is a bit disturbing!

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66 Responses to “9,000 users”

  1. Viking2 (11,672 comments) says:

    hmmm, 912000 comments.
    44567 by philu and 13769 by Redbaiter still a few left.
    Most of them from the left. ya know, milky & co.
    :lol:

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  2. Stephen Stratford (43 comments) says:

    Congratulations, David. That is quite a feat.

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  3. Barnsley Bill (848 comments) says:

    Well done David, you and the other fella who apparently is not allowed to be named are really dominating in NZ. Despite his points victory over the last few months it should be noted that you have been doing this since CB radio. +1 for stamina

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  4. Sb (63 comments) says:

    So does the guessing start on how long to the 1,000,000th comment and who it will be from? Will there be a prize!

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  5. Pete George (23,793 comments) says:

    Impressive.

    +1 for stamina

    Yes, it is a huge commitment to keep any blog chugging away let alone one this size with the quanity and quality of posts it has on a regular basis. Enormous effort.

    I’m very grateful for the very open forum you provide. It’s been informative, great experience, and often a lot of fun in the Kiwiblog community.

    Cheers (in anticipation of a geographically inclusive 1m party).

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  6. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    Good on you DPF – I don’t know what I’d do without my regular visits to the sandpit to play!

    I understand Whale Oil is bigger now, but you’ve always been a lot easier to read, long may it continue.

    As others have said, Phil Ure and Redbaiter the First surely deserve an honourable mention at any pissup, as each of those two chaps in probably account for more of the comment count than any of the next ten put together.

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  7. David Garrett (7,698 comments) says:

    Well done David…I dont know the explanation, but while Whale is apparently read by many more than KB I find the comments here an order of magnitude more informative and interesting…especially now Ure has, it would appear, had the fear of God put into him by WINZ, and has chosen not to continue to prove his ability to spend hours writing some semblance of English…as well as drive buses under two names of course…

    As for the party for 1,000,000 comments, excellent idea!! I shall come off the wagon for the occasion…

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  8. Manolo (14,166 comments) says:

    By far the best political blog in NZ. Congratulations DPF.

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  9. arkhad (70 comments) says:

    You could host a fabulous party that served many functions
    Creating community
    Raising money for Fred Hollows
    Loads of media coverage
    Celebration of a fantastic achievement
    And the all important ….fomenting of happy mischief

    What say you?

    [DPF: Actually I am planning a Kiwiblog Party for July 2013, when we will be 10 years old. Need to think about format for it and then may go out looking for some sponsors]

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  10. Griff (8,419 comments) says:

    light moderation.
    Interesting posts.
    And a bedlam of commentators from all over the political spectrum.
    Thanks DPF.

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  11. Redbaiter (10,398 comments) says:

    “I shall come off the wagon for the occasion…”

    OK, just make sure you bring plenty of tissues.

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  12. Colville (2,318 comments) says:

    Congrats, Not bad for a little read travel and arts blog as Whale once said :-)

    88,000 comments to go at say 600 per day? nearly 5 months to hit the big one.

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  13. Kea (13,554 comments) says:

    Well done, you earned it DPF.

    It is a great blog with a vast array of ideas and approaches. Many blogs tend to be an echo chamber of self affirmations and I find them boring. You are not overly zealous with your moderation, and that is the key to keeping things interesting.

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  14. arkhad (70 comments) says:

    Cool – love to help with the party in any way I can.

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  15. David Garrett (7,698 comments) says:

    Russell, why dont you just fuck off? The only bigger pain in ass here is Penny.

    But if you want to show up to the said party and discuss my views in person, I would welcome that opportunity. One so rarely gets to meet a truly hard man like yourself.

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  16. Shunda barunda (2,986 comments) says:

    The question is, will there be fights at the party! :D

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  17. labrator (1,851 comments) says:

    Russell, why dont you just fuck off? The only bigger pain in ass here is Penny

    Seconded.

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  18. Shunda barunda (2,986 comments) says:

    :)

    I just got my answer!

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  19. Fisiani (1,052 comments) says:

    I have consistently found this to be the best and most readable political blog in New Zealand. I am not alone. It is required reading for the mainstream media if they want to know what is happening.
    There are a few intemperate comments that resort to unneeded swearing and personal abuse but this a blog for the big people and if you cannot stand the heat……
    Your moderation is light handed and it takes a lot to get a suspension or a ban. Long may that continue.
    I am impressed by the sheer number of posts and the variety of topics covered.
    I look forward to the 10th year birthday party.

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  20. David Garrett (7,698 comments) says:

    Shunda: He won’t show dear…”hard men” like him never do…Oh, and of course I would never, ever, as a barrister and solicitor of the High One, even think of resorting to violence…the very idea!

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  21. big bruv (14,217 comments) says:

    Bloody hell!…Think of the carnage.

    David G v Ure
    David G v Redbaiter
    Dime v Lucia Maria
    Dime v Andrei

    It could be some party DPF, perhaps you better get St Johns to be one of the sponsors.

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  22. Colville (2,318 comments) says:

    DG, (if that is you and not one of the many imposters) who da fuck is Russell?

    If there was a party (free booze and food!) I would come and have a look just to put a face to some of these loud mouthed twunts that make me laugh and shake my head in wonder from post to post.

    I am assuming a Wellybum location tho.

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  23. Colville (2,318 comments) says:

    big bruv, given those match ups should it be cage fighting for charity? :-)

    I would buy a ringside table for 10!

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  24. Longknives (4,953 comments) says:

    “If there was a party (free booze and food!) I would come ”

    Longknives will come if Dime brings the dirty girls…
    Me and Bereal can get drunk and talk rugby.

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  25. Rick Rowling (816 comments) says:

    Nearly 900,000 comments

    going for a million

    wouldn’t it … be a shame if

    the millionth … comment …



    was a deranged … mix of
    words …

    carriage returns

    and …

    ellipses

    eh?

    eh?

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  26. Shunda barunda (2,986 comments) says:

    This ‘event’ is beginning sound quite spectacular!

    Could be a riot, literally! :)

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  27. Redbaiter (10,398 comments) says:

    “Oh, and of course I would never, ever, as a barrister and solicitor of the High One, even think of resorting to violence”

    No, the usual course of action is to resort to tears and apologies, and then run off home.

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  28. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Ya Beat me Rick, I was supposing the millionth would be something deep and meaningful like ” Fuck off Red”

    Hold it, that is deep an meaningful and given how often its used stands a good chance

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  29. David Garrett (7,698 comments) says:

    Ah, Russell…by God, it brings tears to my eyes, thinking of you on the breakout tong…back in 1953…so you’ll turn up to the party then? Oh, do say you will…

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  30. Monique Angel (297 comments) says:

    #9001. This one cusses less. Maybe.
    I’ll come to the party if you hit the ton. Hell yeah, “Time off for good behavior, I’ll tell the hubby”.
    Going to Welly to party like it’s 1994.
    I’ll fight PG.

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  31. Shunda barunda (2,986 comments) says:

    Shunda: He won’t show dear…”hard men” like him never do…Oh, and of course I would never, ever, as a barrister and solicitor of the High One, even think of resorting to violence…the very idea!

    It would be interesting to just turn up and start chatting and see who can figure out who everyone is. I can see it now, civil discussion going fine, name revealed, then leaping across tables (or just through the air) with yells of ‘you sonofabitch!!

    You can’t play that one though DG, you should have used a fake name.

    The truth is, we’d all probably sit there like church mice occasionally giggling like school girls :)

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  32. nasska (12,091 comments) says:

    Your haemorrhoids are flaring up again, eh Reddy?

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  33. big bruv (14,217 comments) says:

    longknives

    bereal will be easy to find.He will be the one dressed in full NZ rugby team gear.

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  34. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    ………..bereal will be easy to find.He will be the one dressed in full NZ rugby team gear…………….

    pissed and repeatedly asking “why don’t you love New Zealand, why don’t you centre your life around the All Blacks you F@#$ C&@#
    you F#$@%^&^ homos

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  35. Griff (8,419 comments) says:

    I will be getting a

    I survived the KB 1,000,000 party.
    And I have the scares to prove it

    T shirt :lol:

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  36. arkhad (70 comments) says:

    methinks a fancy algorithm marrying real name/blog name/demerits might need to determine entry fee (aka good behaviour bond) to the party :) non refundable but proceeds to the charity might be needed…………..????

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  37. Reid (16,682 comments) says:

    DPF well done.

    The relevance, consistency, clarity and insight of your blog is unsurpassed in the NZ political blogosphere.

    Microsoft’s vision statement at one time was: “Empower people through great software, anyplace, any time and on any device”

    I’ve always wondered how much the consultants charged Microsoft for that one thought that was a brilliant cut-through to the real core.

    This is what you do extremely well DPF. And you make it look easy.

    Well done.

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  38. pq (728 comments) says:

    Farrar says:
    “We’re also a few posts away from 24,000 posts and are up to 912,000 comments. We’ll need a party for the one million mark”

    This is about 45 comments for every single post , and as Barnsley Bill points out there is no comparison in quality with the other fellow

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  39. David Garrett (7,698 comments) says:

    pq: ah…I think you will find that it was moi who observed that that quality of the comments here was far superior…

    Where have you gone Red, you big chunky thing?

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  40. Mary Rose (393 comments) says:

    Well done indeed :-)

    Though while fitting faces to familiar user names at a party would be fun, it might be disappointing.

    Imagination is often far more fun than reality.

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  41. David Garrett (7,698 comments) says:

    Mary Rose: No, no…we will all recognise Red..He will be the guy in the hand tooled aluminium hard hat (they really are works of art, believe me) with the smoldering expression in the corner…

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  42. Tom Jackson (2,553 comments) says:

    How many are Redbaiter’s DLs?

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  43. Pete George (23,793 comments) says:

    Just hypothetically, a resident RB would be a very clever construction for a blog, wouldn’t it.

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  44. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Pete,

    the trouble is you couldn’t invent it, somethings defy the human imagination

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  45. gravedodger (1,575 comments) says:

    A legend David. As a bit player on the edge of reason I have an understanding of the commitment.

    @ Big Bruv 6 41 there is only one John just as there is only one Key in spite of suggestions to the contrary at The Substandard.

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  46. David Garrett (7,698 comments) says:

    Oh where have you gone, Russell Fletcher aka Redbaiter?

    google that name chaps…by God he is hard…those of us who worked in the North Sea in the ’70’s mention his name in awed reverence…if we dare…

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  47. Viking2 (11,672 comments) says:

    And of course you will all need these for the party.

    Odour-proof underwear developed

    Tuesday, 13, Nov, 2012 7:38PM

    Underpants which claim to neutralise the smell of flatulence are proving a hit in Japan.

    A Japanese textile company has developed a range of underwear which it says uses tiny ceramic particles to prevent unwelcome odours.

    The company’s range has now expanded to 22 items, including socks that prevent feet from smelling and t-shirts that mask the whiff of sweaty armpits.

    Business executives are apparently buying up the odour eliminating underwear, which was initially designed for sale to nursing homes and hospitals.

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  48. Pete George (23,793 comments) says:

    PE – yes, I’ve wondered sometimes but I agree, it would be impossible to maintain that sort of act for so long, keeping a straight face, and not blowing your cover.

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  49. mikenmild (12,338 comments) says:

    I’ve recently become aware that ‘Redbaiter’ is in fact a long-running piece of performance art put together by a feminist collective based in a Parnell Road villa and subsisting entirely on funding from Creative New Zealand.

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  50. Reid (16,682 comments) says:

    IMO Redbaiter normally posts relevant factors to calculate into today’s political mix, as do you all.

    Why dispute anyone for doing that?

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  51. nasska (12,091 comments) says:

    Reid

    Reddy gets it right now & again much in the manner of a stopped clock. Still I don’t think it’s the messages that are causing the problem…..

    ……rather it’s the Tourettes addled abusive way the geriatric fool delivers them.

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  52. Monique Watson (1,062 comments) says:

    Nothing like a good Kiwi party. Heck yeah.
    Will you invite the pollies and journos? You’ll have to have the party near a pie cart.

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  53. David Garrett (7,698 comments) says:

    Reid: Oh dear me…tell me you are just taking the piss…

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  54. mikenmild (12,338 comments) says:

    I’m starting to wonder whether Reid isn’t a performance artist as well. Step forward anyone who has entered the Venice Biennale.

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  55. Griff (8,419 comments) says:

    Its reds fanaticism to have the world he believes in without the realization the his ideas are fascist. Impossible to create without guns and stazi to enforce them.

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  56. Redbaiter (10,398 comments) says:

    No journos, they frighten DG and make him cry.

    Then again, he could always bring his Mum for protection I guess.

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  57. labrator (1,851 comments) says:

    Then again, he could always bring his Mum for protection I guess.

    Uh oh, the veil is starting to slip. “Mum” has become a proper noun like God and the Internet. Psychologists could have a field day on that…

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  58. Paul Williams (880 comments) says:

    Caveat, caveat, caveat… Congrats David.

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  59. Elaycee (4,425 comments) says:

    Wow! 912,000 comments. Coming up 24,000 posts….

    A brilliant effort, DPF – well done. :)

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  60. Tom Jackson (2,553 comments) says:

    Red’s a good guy, once you get used to his foibles. If nothing else, he has a wonderful turn of phrase. He’s a vast improvement over the po faced Tories you usually get.

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  61. Pete George (23,793 comments) says:

    Tom, RB is adept at cutting and pasting from his extensive library of quotes but if he tries to say anything original he flies to pieces, that’s probably why he avoids debating anything.

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  62. dime (10,212 comments) says:

    Bruv – lol cant say ill be associating with you degenerates :D

    DG – did you just learn red identity? its been common knowledge for a few years.

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  63. David Garrett (7,698 comments) says:

    dime: Yes, I did just learn that Wussell is Wed…while I recognise that there are good reasons for you concealing your identity, I see it as particularly pointless carrying on with a pseud (such as Mickey Savage) when everyone knows who you really are…

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  64. dime (10,212 comments) says:

    DG – i guess its defense against being googled.

    imagine if Dime rolled with his normal name and someone googled me. it would just come up with hooker rants lol

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  65. Elaycee (4,425 comments) says:

    David Garrett:

    I see it as particularly pointless carrying on with a pseud (such as Mickey Savage) when everyone knows who you really are…

    In the case of Gweg Pwesland, I think he wishes he had the status and reputation of the real Michael Joseph Savage instead of the reputation he currently ‘enjoys’…. :P

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  66. Redbaiter (10,398 comments) says:

    “its been common knowledge for a few years.”

    Not one of you robotic morons has a brain cell that functions independently. Its why all you can ever do is repeat worthless shit and its also why I seldom bother arguing the point with you.

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