On a rough average there about 1700 questions asked a day (992k / 2 years 2 months), if so that means about 5/6 days till 1 million, is that right it seems way too many :)

(less than a week that is if SO ever gets back online ;))

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    I think there should be a prize for whomever asks the millionth question. :O – Nathan Taylor Oct 9 '10 at 13:03
  • Nah, too arbitrary. Besides, it can come and go several times if questions get deleted or migrated. – Mark C Oct 11 '10 at 16:39
  • @Nathan Taylor I agree with Mark C but it would be fun to do something original to celebrate the occasion! – Trufa Oct 11 '10 at 17:27
  • Its more suitable to celebrate the 1048576th question. – Toon Krijthe Oct 11 '10 at 18:52
  • @Gamecat: why? ((2^10)^2)? – Jonathan. Oct 11 '10 at 19:34

It would have been fewer than 5/6 days even: you need to account for the ~linear growth in participation as per Ian Elliots pretty good assumption to When Will StackOverflow Reach One Million Questions?, so the current average is significantly higher already, more like ~2.4k/d from the top of my head.

Given this I'd been actually confident that my (late, hence easier) own extrapolation could have been spot on by a thin margin eventually, but due to the current outage ring0 is most likely in pole position for good already ;)

  • With the current maintenance, a little bit more time is needed to reach the millionth post :P – Arnaud F. Oct 9 '10 at 13:24

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