Celebrating 5000 Threads at The Avocado

It’s time for a brief break from your daily routine for an important announcement.  We’ve had a lot of serious talks here lately, but this is a fun one.  We have officially passed 5000 posts, over here at the new place.  This was set to be the 5000th but instead today’s day thread was the 5000th.  It hasn’t even been 8 months since we opened this place up and you’ve already racked up quite the total.  Granted, we have so many that were back dated (and a number of us were in here working about before then) and we were already at 1000 threads less than a month in, but it’s still an impressive total and indication of the success in launching the new place (or at least not outright failure).

While we do get thousands of comments a day, a majority of them tend to be within some of our most regular threads. It is part of our goal here to encourage people to explore some of these other excellent threads, so we’d like to open up a bit of a forum on what gets you to leave your “comfort threads”.

How do you find out about other posts? How often do you read new posts? What kind of posts would you like to see more of, or would like more people to see?

We have also been thinking about ways to promote more threads beyond the home page and pins. Once a thread is past the first page, the view count tends to drop unless someone continues to promote it in the open thread. If you have any suggestions on how we can encourage more longevity of discussions within other posts, please feel free to suggest them here.

If you are interested, there are plenty of ways to follow along at home (buy the home game this Christmas).

A few fun stats to sink your teeth into.

Year Total Posts Total Likes Avg Likes per Post Total Words Avg Words per Post
2014 1 0 0 5631 5631
2015 41 0 0 43280 1055.6
2016 378 10 0 359798 951.8
2017 1551 1763 1.1 1194976 770.5
2018 3035 9988 3.3 1628537 536.6

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And now to honor/shame those who have done the most to make this a reality over our first 5000 posts.

1) A Winged Potato – 233
2) Jay S – 159
3) The Avocado – 156
4) Immortan Scott – 122
5) MLA – 121
6) Beasterly – 113
7) Dikachu – 111
8) Captain Video – 102
9) Ruck Cohlchez – 101
10) Aranaktu – 99
T-11) El Santo – 88
T-11) Lutair – 88
T-11) Scratstitch – 88
14) Gaufqwi – 85
15) Martha – 82
16) Drunk Napoleon – 79
17) Promethea – 78
18) Aggrocraig – 76
19) El Marinero – 73
20) Merve – 66
21) River Song – 64
T-22) Lindsay Funke – 62
T-22) Raven Wilder – 62
24) Agnew – 61
25) Kappa – 60