January 29th, 2009

lj: i survived

It was going to happen one day.

ohnotheydidnt broke LJ! Apparently deleting and screen don't count in the number you see on the profile page but do count in whatever the code does, hence why the old ONTD is read-only for now.

And there's already a new temporary community: ohnotheydidnt.

The new ONTD is already at 21,000-plus comments. How long until 2^24?

Let's look at some other comment stats for large communities. Here are the top five that I could find:

ohnotheydidnt: Created on 2004-06-26 23:26:18 (#3616053), 16,199,244 comments received
thequestionclub: Created on 2002-07-19 16:36:12 (#636604), 5,735,099 comments received
customers_suck: Created on 2001-11-05 20:47:56 (#386231), 1,671,431 comments received
ask_me_anything: Created on 2002-02-18 11:11:38 (#471900), 1,393,058 comments received
sf_drama: Created on 2007-08-31 20:16:32 (#13720169), 936,090 comments received

Hm. sf_drama is the newest of these five (followed by ohnotheydidnt. They'll run into this limit...oh, in a year and a half, two years. The others have a little longer, but maybe by then this bug will be fixed for good, and ohnotheydidnt can break LJ again.

In dog years.