SO is quickly approaching the 500,000th question asked.

Is there something special planned to celebrate this? Should the poster be awarded a special badge or something?

Post below what you think should happen when the counter hits 500,000!

closed as too localized by Ladybug Killer, juan, perbert, GEOCHET, fretje Feb 2 '10 at 15:38

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Real programmers don't understand your silly base-10 Martian talk.

Real programmers will be more excited about the 524,288th question.


The Id field on the Posts table will increase to 500001.

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    -1, first of all the table contains both questions and answers and its id already surpassed 2 millions. Second it counts deleted questions, while the number of the home page doesn't. [Kidding, I know you didn't mean it literally ;)] – Thomas Bonini Feb 2 '10 at 15:11
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    if you say -1, aren't you supposed to vote -1? @kop – juan Feb 2 '10 at 15:15
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    @Dow he's new to this, he's just showboating. – alex Feb 2 '10 at 15:17
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    @dow: Kop thinks he is funny. – Ladybug Killer Feb 2 '10 at 15:18
  • That's what she said – juan Feb 2 '10 at 15:22

Post below what you think should happen when the counter hits 500,000!


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    Non-believer. I think the world will end, just as it did when Jon hit 100k. – alex Feb 2 '10 at 15:17

What do you think should happen when the 500,000th question is asked?

All the off-topic questions should collapse in upon themselves, forming a black hole that generates a gravity well powerful enough to get rid of all non programming questions, leaving real programming questions alone.


The universe collapses and all Unicorns will die!

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    ha ha hilarious !! – user144551 Mar 17 '10 at 5:43

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