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I just like the admin tag. :) and in answer to your question...

Author: Tridus ()
Date: 2000-04-21 00:00:00

On 4/21/00 at 13:18 -=General=- (#5000) wrote:
>Is it possible to put the number of the post on the post itself? That could be pretty nifty.

No, its not. Every post already has a unique id. if you take a look at message.asp, you'll see ?id=5168 or something, that number is the unique message ID.

the problem is that they aren't in synch with how many posts are actually in the database, because every post has a unique id, including deleted ones.

So in order to find the actual post 5000, I need to do all kinds of complicated functions on the number, and its not really feasable. To find the actual post 5000, you just type in message.asp?id=5000. But the 5000th post made isn't the 5000th one in the database. :)

If there were no words, no way to speak... I would still hear you... - Martina McBride

way cool we're almost at post 5000. - Tridus - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
-On a side note, this thread has grown quite big =) - SoulTaker - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
--*points at Tridus* He started it.... - -=General=- - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
---why do I get blamed for everything!???? - Tridus - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
----Who else can we blame? Communism? - Psycho Sam! - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
-----That's the easiest solution. Blame BandWidth! =) - SoulTaker - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
-----Wait! That's right! Down with Bandwidth! - Psycho Sam! - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
-----Yeah, after all, the Communists hate the people..... - -=General=- - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
------yes, blaming bandwidth is good! blame bandwidth! blame bandwidth! everybody sing along! - Tridus - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
----That's what administrators are for =) - SoulTaker - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
-----*grumble* I don't get paid enough for this - Tridus - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
------If you took the guilt for everything more often, maybe you'd get a raise =) - SoulTaker - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
----Because it is usually your fault =P - -=General=- - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
-Can you put a counter at the top of the forum? - -=General=- - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
--ok, I think *this* is the real post 5000. its two seconds earlier. - Tridus - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
---Well thanks for the admin reply =) - -=General=- - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
----I just like the admin tag. :) and in answer to your question... - Tridus - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
--5001! Who got 5000? Me or -=General=-? - Psycho Sam! - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
-How many to go? - Psycho Sam! - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
--Oh, only 2 more! - Psycho Sam! - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
---The post this is in reply to was post 5000 (afaik). congratulations! - Tridus - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
----And the prize is... - SoulTaker - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
-----free worthless stuff rules. :) that should be our advertising campaign. - Tridus - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
------Maybe I should put that into my signature =) - SoulTaker - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
------And it's all MINE!!!! - -=General=- - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
-------You've only got two years supply of nothing... - SoulTaker - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
--------Oh, I plan to be here... *steals some more free nothing* - -=General=- - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
---------Hey! Stop that! It's not really free, we just say it to attract people! - SoulTaker - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
----------Thats why I said stole, not took. - -=General=- - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
-----------Evil fiend, you are hereby disqualified from the 10000th post competition! HA! - SoulTaker - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
------------Oh well, *steals the 10000th post prize* I win anyway =P - -=General=- - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
-------------Now that's just unfair. We didn't even decide what the prize was going to be yet! =) - SoulTaker - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
--------------Damn, I just stole a whole bunch of nothing... - -=General=- - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
---------------I really wish that I remembed to setup that away message on ICQ... - SoulTaker - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
-----Yeah, but you give it to the wrong person, IT'S MINE DAMNIT!!!! - -=General=- - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
------No matter. We got tons of nothing around here. Here's two years supply for you! =) - SoulTaker - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
----Huh? What? I won? Yippe! *does a little dance* - Psycho Sam! - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
-----*Takes his nothing back* Take that Sam! WhooooHooooo! - -=General=- - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
------Dagnabbit, I needed that! - Psycho Sam! - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
----Nothing, absolutly NOTHING! - Anonymous - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
----crap, no it wasn't. - Tridus - 2000-04-21 00:00:00
-----*throws -=General=- out the door* I think I won! - Psycho Sam! - 2000-04-21 00:00:00