Wednesday, August 13, 2008

AQ Milestones

Did you hear about the chicken that tried to cross the road? Got run over by a herd of premium members chasing after a new hat. Poor thing never had a chance.... =)

But seriously..... I was looking at the AQ Stats page this morning and noticed a couple of particularly round numbers.

The first is the number of traditional letterboxers listed on Atlas Quest passed 50,000 sometime yesterday afternoon. As of 1:45 this morning (Pacific time), it was up to 50,020. Do you realize that when I first started letterboxing in 2001, there were under 1,000 letterboxes listed for all of North America on letterboxing.org? Now there are over 50,000 listed on Atlas Quest--and that's not even all the letterboxes out there!

Okay, yes, it includes boxes that are long retired and unavailable for whatever reason, but still.... 50,000 boxes had been out there at some point in time. And those are just the ones listed on Atlas Quest!

The other noticeably round number is the total number for all types of boxes, which just passed 100,000. Not really a particularly meaningful number, except that when I first started Atlas Quest, my intention was to design a database that could handle at least that many boxes quickly and efficiently. Guess I need to think bigger than that now. =) Plan for a million?!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

So... what WAS the 50,000th Traditional Box?

AceoHearts said...

Guess we all need to go out and start finding them all. And if I am right, that is close to 2 boxes for each member of AQ. I think last time I checked the member # was somewhere over 23,000.

AceoHearts

Anonymous said...

Don't forget! Some of those letterboxers have alter egos included in those totals...lol

Enjoy!
donutz716

team new hampshire said...

i think "letterboxers" is a typo!

Anonymous said...

Makes us proud we planted a box yesterday . . . and got our listed boxes planted with a day that finally lacked thunderstorms!!! Now we have a lot of boxes to go find . . . byyyyyyyyyyyyyyye!

Anonymous said...

50,000 is a good start......
1,000,000 is a nice incremental goal.....

Grumpy Grinch

Anonymous said...

who would have thunk it??????

Anonymous said...

who would have thunk it??????