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walruskkkch
29-03-2002, 21:14:50
Examining the threads of the past 30 days, which covers approximately 800 threads. We find that the Kbeast had been hunted 22 times and that the Cbeast was seen in 27 threads. Obviously their rarity is comparable for hunting purposes. I submit that they be recognized as legitimate prey and be scored accordingly.

Koshko
29-03-2002, 21:17:00
:confused: what about KC and the Sunshine band?

walruskkkch
29-03-2002, 21:18:05
Shake your booty.

Although upon further review there is one thread that had 8 Cbeasts and 2 that had two. Still not an overwhelming prolific beast.

Sean
29-03-2002, 21:18:46
The KBeast is not constrained to a single thread, though, unlike its less mobile cousin. This lack of ability to evade a pursuer makes it a soft kill.

Koshko
29-03-2002, 21:20:47
How could it be documented then?

walruskkkch
29-03-2002, 21:25:00
Rather easily. The total number of posts in a thread. If it's over 100, count back.

Sean
29-03-2002, 21:26:10
This smacks of diluting the noble art, which, it has to be said, started with the ludicrous awarding of Ks for 11111, 22222, etc.

walruskkkch
29-03-2002, 21:27:17
One must diversify to survive. The KHunt is still fun but we need more sport!

Sean
29-03-2002, 21:29:01
It will be less fun this way.

RedFred
29-03-2002, 21:29:11
Where is the sport in that, Walrus?

:shoot: See. I just bagged another I beast.

walruskkkch
29-03-2002, 21:30:43
That would depend. IBeasts are like cockaroaches. Cbeasts are somewhat rarer, almost as rare as Kbeasts. They will nmake fine sport.

Koshko
29-03-2002, 21:31:01
Cbeasts would be easier to bag though. You don't have to wait until you near a K to string up 100 quick posts in a thread.

jsorense
29-03-2002, 21:31:54
:lol: @ RedFred

walruskkkch
29-03-2002, 21:35:22
But a thread must have the strength to make it to one hundred and many, many here do not.

Sean
29-03-2002, 21:41:25
That is nothing to do with the hunter, though.

Koshko
29-03-2002, 21:43:16
What about stuff like word association thread that can have many hundreds of posts?

walruskkkch
29-03-2002, 21:50:17
THen it's a happy hunting ground. How about the hundreds of threads that don't produce enough to support even a single CBeast?

Sean
29-03-2002, 21:50:54
They do their part in drawing a KBeast closer.

walruskkkch
29-03-2002, 21:51:52
But that's all.

Sean
29-03-2002, 21:53:35
It is an important part!

walruskkkch
29-03-2002, 21:54:26
But limited.

Sean
29-03-2002, 21:55:58
And yet important.

Goob
29-03-2002, 22:54:31
How about the K-Beasts lesser forum cousin the D beast?

At least those can appear anywhere and are not confined to singular strong threads.

Venom
30-03-2002, 02:40:38
The bad part of the Cbeast is that it can be notrare. A cbeast can be achieved in EVERY thread.

Koshko
30-03-2002, 05:39:22
Why not make it a true k-cbeast and have it the 1000th post in a thread. :D

Darkstar
30-03-2002, 07:02:29
Not in any thread you post in Venom.

And german seems to repel them...

Chris
30-03-2002, 10:03:42
Cbeast seems like something not worth going for.

Darkstar
30-03-2002, 10:05:46
They do tend to be rather rare... but easy kills when flushed out.

Chris
30-03-2002, 10:07:09
Waste of time, hitting the thousand counter is tough, cbeast is just bull, can be done by pointless posting.

Darkstar
30-03-2002, 10:07:55
If you have noticed Chris, they are getting back into that. And post counts, on a board that has no post counts.

Chris
30-03-2002, 10:11:04
I shouldn't have shown them how to get post counts here.

Darkstar
30-03-2002, 10:14:31
Nope. Now they can find it.

Sean
30-03-2002, 10:24:17
That can be changed…
srand((double)microtime() * 1000000);
$count = rand(0, 10000);

Darkstar
30-03-2002, 10:27:07
It's being generated out of a query...

Sean
30-03-2002, 10:29:11
But you can change the code, it isn’t compiled. Just replace the bit where you grab the COUNT(*) with that, and you have random postcounts.

Darkstar
30-03-2002, 10:37:05
Well, I can't change the code... and you aren't passing the query straight back to the MySQL backend then, are you? You have to run the random number sequence at some point, and that won't be in the query itself.

Sean
30-03-2002, 10:46:04
I know you aren’t, but the code is PHP, so instead of saying $count (or whatever) = the count from the DB, you make it a random number.

Darkstar
30-03-2002, 10:50:04
Well, suggest it to management then...

Noisy
30-03-2002, 11:28:40
I'd just like to point out that a thread has 100 posts when the post count is 99, because it records the number of replies!

Darkstar
30-03-2002, 11:30:36
But we go by replies, when that's the count shown.

Chris
30-03-2002, 12:28:20
Hmm, sticking point about the replies vs the number of posts.

Darkstar
30-03-2002, 12:32:18
Old debate really. Going back to the first K Hunt. 1000 replies is actually more then 1000 posts... as the old ACOL's forum software didn't count the thread starting posts in the replies.

The old rule we agreed to was... if the number is only shown in replies, then it's the reply that counts.

Chris
30-03-2002, 12:33:08
Then it's no debate at all.

Darkstar
30-03-2002, 12:35:30
I suppose not then. But it could be debated again. Different group, after all... And that was what was decided at ACOL. This isn't ACOL, after all.

Chris
30-03-2002, 12:58:04
Well, I have an offical 2Cbeast, a rare animal.

Darkstar
30-03-2002, 12:59:49
Yep. In a K Hunt thread, no less.

I got the 1C in that thread.

Care to go for the 3C? ;)

Chris
30-03-2002, 13:33:09
You got the 3c, let's go for 4c.

Darkstar
30-03-2002, 13:33:49
Under 50 left in the thread to 4C beast...

Chris
30-03-2002, 13:59:24
You got the 4C beast, time for someone else to go for 5C

Darkstar
30-03-2002, 14:01:50
Well, they can always back claim the 500 I suppose out of Sinking Thread.

Darkstar
30-03-2002, 14:06:12
8 and a half more, and we can have a double K in the same K thread Chris. ;)