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richardshagrin

"40,000 Stories Available"

Seems like a milestone to me.

awnlee jawking

@richardshagrin

Indeed. Well spotted. And story number 40,000 is ...

AJ

Ernest Bywater

@awnlee jawking

Indeed. Well spotted. And story number 40,000 is ...


maybe the next should be a special titles:

40,001 a SoL Odyssey

Replies:   awnlee jawking
Ernest Bywater

@awnlee jawking

And story number 40,000 is ...


The Legend of Floppy Milkbags by Steven Seven

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Ernest Bywater

40,001 Cleans a Big, Big Carpet.

That may not translate internationally :(

AJ

Replies:   MarissaHorne
MarissaHorne

@awnlee jawking

40,001 Cleans a Big, Big Carpet. [/quote]

And half-a-crown makes absolutely nothing to anyone who didn't watch UK commercial TV in the 60s.

awnlee jawking

@MarissaHorne

AFAIK, the advert hasn't been shown this century. But the product is still available and I've heard young kids say the catchphrase. It seems to have made its way into popular culture.

I wonder what historians will make of it in a century or two's time.

AJ

ustourist

@MarissaHorne

And half-a-crown makes absolutely nothing to anyone who didn't watch UK commercial TV in the 60s.


I am glad you added that bit, because I had never heard of the 40,001 advert, but then I don't think my family ever watched ITV back then.
(Was it known as ITV or Channel 9 in those days?)

Replies:   MarissaHorne
Crumbly Writer

Maybe when we reach 49,999, Lazeez can make a general announcement and it'll be a race to see who's the first to submit a one-page short story to win the big 50K grand prize! 'D

Replies:   awnlee jawking
MarissaHorne
Updated:

@ustourist

ITV.

Channel 9 was Antipodean. I first heard of it when Kerry Packer started an independent cricket test organisation and got a lot of players banned by their countries.

(And the slogan was "One thousand and one." I'd like to blame inflation.)

awnlee jawking

@Crumbly Writer

How would that work? The moderators publish bundles of stories at the same time so they'd influence what would become the 50,000th story.

AJ

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
awnlee jawking

@Ernest Bywater

The Legend of Floppy Milkbags by Steven Seven


I worked that out. Somehow it would be more fitting if the title had some gravitas so I was reluctant to name it.

I'm not going to read it because of the scat tag. It's not a squick - I've proofed and edited enough stories including that tag - it's just not of personal interest.

I've read some of the author's blogs and he has a good command of English so I would expect the story's technical quality to be better than the score suggests.

AJ

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Capt. Zapp

@richardshagrin

"40,000 Stories Available"


And I bet that number does NOT include stories that have been deleted over the years.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Capt. Zapp

And I bet that number does NOT include stories that have been deleted over the years.


correct

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

If the site's engine worked like almost every other story site out there, and counted each chapter/part as a story like they count, then we would have now reached 159,752 stories (not including the 'jokes and giggles' parts) :)

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Crumbly Writer

@awnlee jawking

How would that work? The moderators publish bundles of stories at the same time so they'd influence what would become the 50,000th story.

Duh! I was teasing. I didn't think a suggestion that silly needed yet another smiley face.

Crumbly Writer

@awnlee jawking

I'm not going to read it because of the scat tag. It's not a squick - I've proofed and edited enough stories including that tag - it's just not of personal interest.

I've read some of the author's blogs and he has a good command of English so I would expect the story's technical quality to be better than the score suggests.

The scat tag is virtually a guarantee your score will drop significantly, as well as keeping plenty of readers away.

Crumbly Writer

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

If the site's engine worked like almost every other story site out there, and counted each chapter/part as a story like they count, then we would have now reached 159,752 stories (not including the 'jokes and giggles' parts) :)

Maybe it would help market the site if you changed the announcement to "### complete stories" or "### separate stories" so readers don't confuse it for 'independent posts' like ASSTR does.

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