Predict when the 1,000,000th comment will be posted

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Not long ago, we discussed our sites' upcoming 1,000,000th comment, which would be posted on, or Just about on schedule, or slightly ahead, actually, that day is nearly here.

To that end, we're announcing the 1,000,000th comment contest — open to all registered users of, and To enter the content — and possibly win fabulous prizes — all you need to do is fill out the form below by Friday at 10 a.m., or when our 999,000th comment is posted if that comes first.

As the 1,000,000th comment draws near, we'll launch a special page on all three of our Lawrence sites, to help you count down to that milestone comment. Be on the lookout for links to that page. As of 9:45 p.m. Sept. 15, 990,977 comments had been posted.

The poster that comes closest to picking the exact day, hour, minute and second when the 1,000,000th comment is registered in our database will win a package of prizes from, and The package may include T-shirts, coffee mugs, concert tickets, gift certificates and anything else we think represents the role of comments in each of our online communities. In the event that two or more users are equally close to the actual time of the 1,000,000th comment, the winner will be determined by a random drawing conducted by Jonathan Kealing, online editor.

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The World Company reserves the right to cancel or modify this contest at any time if commenters are abusing the commenting system or attempting to gain an improper advantage in the contest. World Company employees and their immediate family members are prohibited from entering this contest.