On the 31st December 2011, MobileRead welcomed its 150,000th member.
We are now very close to 200,000 members.
I want people to guess what date and time
the 200,000th member will join, in three hour time slots, all GMT. ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.
Good luck, everyone!
Here's a zoomed in graph on recent membership numbers, covering the six weeks from 1st February. I think it's clear that we will reach 200,000 members before 14th March. I will update the graph every day as far as possible. Guess early, and you won't have as much data. Guess late, and someone might already have grabbed your preferred time slot!
12:00-15:00 — JSWolf
15:00-18:00 — troll05
18:00-21:00 — Ekaros
21:00-24:00 — Hamlet53
09:00-12:00 — pdurrant
12:00-15:00 — Bilbo1967
15:00-18:00 — Javed
18:00-21:00 — red_phoenix
18:00-21:00 — dreams
15:00-18:00 — vivaldirules
12:00-15:00 — WT Sharpe
15:00-18:00 — poohbear_nc
18:00-21:00 — maianhvk
No actual prize provided. Only the glory of getting it right.
The guesses for the date competition, closing date 31st October 2012:
red_pheonix: 25th December
Bilbo: 26th December
Hamlet53, Prestidigitweeze: 27th December
David Munch: 28th December
Nyssa: 29th December
WT Sharpe: 5th January
pdurrant: 8th January
HomeInMyShoes: 24th January
Javed: 28th January
dreams: 29th January
vivaldirules: 17th February
shenye: 28th February
In the competition to guess the date
of the 200,000th member, I declare that shenye
is the winner* of the competition, as theirs is the only guess left that hasn't been proved wrong, and it looks certain to be the closest to the actual date.
Previous predictions, made before the end of March 2011, were all wrong; mis-led by the much larger than usual number of new members around Christmas.
(Ref: predict the date for 40,000 members thread
predict the date for 150,000 members thread