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In the waning days of 2011, when I was nigh upon the threshold of 2000 reputation points on SO, I had an interesting experience. I debated with myself about even posting this but, heck, why not share a bit of amusement...

Truth be told, the evening before I crossed the 2000-point mark I dreamed about it. I dreamed that I got up that morning and, as I do on occasion, I logged in to SO to check the latest questions and saw that, yes, I had made it across the 2K threshold! So I patted myself on the back, relished the moment with a satisfactory grin... and then went on about my business. When I later woke up... I did pretty much the same thing.

My questions surrounding this surreal event are many:

  • Is that all there is?
  • Is this as good as it gets?
  • Am I worthy to wield this newly bestowed power (the power to edit posts) ?
  • Should I just put it behind me and go answer another question?
  • Do androids really dream of electric sheep?
  • Do I need to "get a life"?

“Ah, Bartleby! Ah, humanity!”

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I was chatting with one of our moderators on what happens after you pass the 10K mark. She promised there would be cake. – Yannis Jan 16 '12 at 2:12
In a quirky twist of fate, the universe has seen fit that this question about thresholds in SO carried me across the 500-point threshold on MSO! – Michael Sorens Jan 16 '12 at 15:35
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  • Yes.
  • Yes.
  • No, not really.
  • Yes.
  • They dream of electric unicorns.
  • Yes.

Doh! (Homer Simpson)

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One cannot hope for a more...concise answer--much obliged, Oded! (Not sure I quite follow your reasoning on question 2, though :-). – Michael Sorens Jan 28 '12 at 0:37

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