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!)

  • and then I am the 5th to reopen this!
    – mauris
    Commented Oct 13, 2010 at 4:39
  • It is CW :S ....
    – Aiden Bell
    Commented Oct 13, 2010 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. Commented Oct 13, 2010 at 4:41
  • @gnovice, I guess it really depends what you count towards questions.
    – jjnguy
    Commented Oct 13, 2010 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?" Commented Oct 13, 2010 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. Commented Oct 13, 2010 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. Commented Oct 13, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 13, 2010 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. Commented Oct 13, 2010 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. Commented Oct 13, 2010 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 Commented Oct 13, 2010 at 5:12
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    What a fuss .... sad really.
    – Aiden Bell
    Commented Oct 13, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 13, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 13, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 13, 2010 at 23:03

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

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    +1 for Fosco, classic indeed
    – Aiden Bell
    Commented Oct 13, 2010 at 4:30
  • +1 - I had never seen that one before. Too bad it's locked, so I can't upvote it. Commented Oct 13, 2010 at 17:16

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

I'm trying to get a stack overflow.


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