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louuuuu Oct 25, 2009 08:52 AM

What is the record for the most posts on a thread?

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  1. Servorg RE: louuuuu Oct 25, 2009 01:07 PM

    Hope you have a fast connection and a clean browser cache: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/408611

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      rworange RE: Servorg Oct 25, 2009 01:47 PM

      For the morbidly curious with neither, the topic is "What do Chowhounds do for a living (besides eat of course)?" As of this date there are 834 replies.

      I don't know, I think I've seen topics in the 900's.

      I always wonder about people who add to these humoungous posts. Do they read it all? Do they think many people will read their post?

      At least the above thread is unique on every answer. I give up the ghost after 200 posts usually ... and curse those that I need to read like on Site Talk.

      Currently "What to eat with cottage cheese? with 293 replies sits marked as 'new' and annoying me on my profile page. I mean, just how much can one eat with cottage cheese? Hasn't every thing edlible been named? What else ... muskrat ... corn smut ... tiny live fish swimming in an indention of cottage cheese filled with liquid of some sort?

      Hmmm ... maybe I SHOULD open it up ... but if # 293 is peaches ... or even worse "I love that too" ... I'm afraid my ... sunny good nature ... would be challenged.

      1. re: rworange
        Servorg RE: rworange Oct 25, 2009 02:01 PM

        "I don't know, I think I've seen topics in the 900's."

        Modern era Chowhound? I don't recall anything approaching the "What do CH's do for a living" number of posts...but if someone has a link feel free to post it. Certainly nothing in the 900 post territory in the old days.

        1. re: rworange
          coll RE: rworange Oct 25, 2009 03:58 PM

          I was actually wondering if there was some way to opt out of certain threads, it annoys me too sometimes. I click on it to clear up the clutter, but I guess that's not really necessary.

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        bigfellow RE: louuuuu Oct 25, 2009 02:07 PM

        What's for dinner Part XI?
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/658330
        Some people have trouble loading large threads. So most of us who post in this thread agreed to spawn it to a new thread (hence the "Part X!") every 200 or so posts. If we add them all up together then it comes to 2200 or so posts.
        I know that this can't be the longest though.

        1. coll RE: louuuuu Oct 25, 2009 02:31 PM

          I guess you guys aren't hooked into this one at 1,023 replies, I started wondering the same thing after it hit 1,000
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/285743
          I almost can't stand to check it anymore....

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          1. re: coll
            soypower RE: coll Oct 25, 2009 02:34 PM

            you beat me to it, coll...i stopped looking after about 200 replies...

            1. re: coll
              rworange RE: coll Oct 25, 2009 03:18 PM

              Even I'm not brave enough to try to open that. What's the topic?

              Can't be on Not about Food as since the mods have been granted the magical power of locking topics the ever popular tipping, service and children issues couldn't go on that long without blood being spilt. Ditto on News and Media and the latest despised food network star.

              Must be on General topics ... My favorite ... childhood food? ... recipe for xxx? ... food memory?

              Or don't you just hate xxx? Though there are usualy more lovers than haters.

              1. re: rworange
                soypower RE: rworange Oct 25, 2009 03:23 PM

                'Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family'

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                  BobB RE: soypower Oct 27, 2009 04:56 AM

                  Hot topic, especially if you add to it the 450+ entries in the similarly-themed "Family foods I thought was [sic] normal."

                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/569873

              2. re: coll
                Servorg RE: coll Oct 25, 2009 03:59 PM

                Home Cooking (it makes sense that I wouldn't have seen it since I probably spend less than a tenth of one percent over there) takes the cake... ;-D>

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