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Congratulations everyone!

We all love Stackoverflow! A huge personal thanks for a great site to Jeff and everyone involved :) ... I hope this question can be a landmark in the question time-line and a chance for people to put a stake in the ground marking classic and good questions for future and current users.

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Out of the 1-million questions, which is your favorite and why?

(not improvements, that's for MSO, if this isn't question 1m, delete me please!)

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and then I am the 5th to reopen this! –  mauris Oct 13 '10 at 4:39
    
It is CW :S .... –  Aiden Bell Oct 13 '10 at 4:40
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I really hope this isn't the millionth question, because it would be a travesty for a milestone like that to be tainted by an off-topic poll question. –  gnostradamus Oct 13 '10 at 4:41
    
@gnovice, I guess it really depends what you count towards questions. –  jjnguy Oct 13 '10 at 4:44
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@gnovice I don't like poll questions, but I think we can let it go for this particular milestone; at least it wasn't "how to parse html with regexp?" or "what is the best number?" –  Michael Mrozek Oct 13 '10 at 4:44
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Let's not open this again, please. Nothing wrong with celebrating 1 million, but the question for it belongs on the meta site, and indeed there are already several questions about the topic there. –  Joel Coehoorn Oct 13 '10 at 4:46
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@Joel: Sorry, I disagree. *casts reopen vote* This is "the" millionth question, after all. It has a right to stay. –  Chris Jester-Young Oct 13 '10 at 4:50
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It's nice, where's your heart! If it were on MSO it wouldn't be the millionth hehe –  Aiden Bell Oct 13 '10 at 4:54
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@Chris - It's probably not the actual 1 millionth question. stackoverflow.com/q/3920758 , and question number is irrelevant here. Move it to meta. –  Joel Coehoorn Oct 13 '10 at 4:55
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@Joel: Now you're just arguing over whether the new millennium started in 2000 or 2001. ;-) I think the spirit of the occasion merits this post, but, you've said your piece and I've said mine, so I have nothing more to add. –  Chris Jester-Young Oct 13 '10 at 4:59
    
The solution to make everyone happy is to have a competition on meta to come up with the best possible question, and then edit this one to be that question instead –  Michael Mrozek Oct 13 '10 at 5:12
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What a fuss .... sad really. –  Aiden Bell Oct 13 '10 at 5:26
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@Chris, there is an objectively correct answer to whether the new millenium started in 2000 or 2001. This millionth question thing is more subjective... hmm... fancy that.... –  Pops Oct 13 '10 at 14:03
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Am so disappoint. All that time hawking the count and nothing better to ask than FIRST!!!!!!11111onesies –  random Oct 13 '10 at 22:00
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The lack of any humor or appreciation that 1m questions is a good time to look back and say something nice about the community is fairly tragic. I worry about the future spirit of SO. What about stackoverflow.com/questions/900149/… or stackoverflow.com/questions/2349378/… or stackoverflow.com/questions/76364/… and more. The blind hypocrisy. –  Aiden Bell Oct 13 '10 at 23:03

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This is my favorite, because of the instantly classic and amazing answer by bobince.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1732348/regex-match-open-tags-except-xhtml-self-contained-tags

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+1 for Fosco, classic indeed –  Aiden Bell Oct 13 '10 at 4:30
    
+1 - I had never seen that one before. Too bad it's locked, so I can't upvote it. –  Andrew Garrison Oct 13 '10 at 17:16

My instant classic is this question here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3920757/question-1-million .

I'm trying to get a stack overflow.

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Not if you use tail recursion! –  In silico Oct 13 '10 at 5:24
    
beat me to it. I was trying to find my other recursive answer to add that something extra to it. –  AnonJr Oct 13 '10 at 5:28
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Not nearly as good as this one: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/67442/question-1-million –  Michael Mrozek Oct 13 '10 at 14:01
    
Looks like the community has optimised it out. –  Lucas Jones Oct 14 '10 at 13:03

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