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If ATS was a hardback book how long would it be?

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posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 04:20 PM
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I tried to work this out but I am a bit drunk and the answer was far to big.

Total posts to date 18923513, Estimate the average post length, apparently around 300 words per page for a hardback book, figure out the thickness of a sheet of pape and do some maths.

How big would the shelf to put it on need to be?
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posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

It looks like around 7000 ft of shelf space.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 04:25 PM
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The other question is who would want to read it all?

Ducks for cover…



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: greencmp

Thats what I thought but assumed I made an arse of it.

thats just solid text too, no photo's or an introduction by SO or appendix.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 04:27 PM
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I agree with you both to long and boring please someone give me some zzzquill...

Actually i would say it would be multiple books about the same amount of members because each member here has a story!!!
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posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Books are so last century.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: nonspecific

Books are so last century.



That was kind of the point of the op?

If you had a book that contained ats how big would the brackets holding up the shelf need to be just to contain the information and discussion at your disposal.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 04:37 PM
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originally posted by: nonspecific

originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: nonspecific

Books are so last century.



That was kind of the point of the op?

If you had a book that contained ats how big would the brackets holding up the shelf need to be just to contain the information and discussion at your disposal.


Imagine how much trouble it would be keep updating the threads with post it notes.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 04:38 PM
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originally posted by: greencmp

originally posted by: nonspecific

originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: nonspecific

Books are so last century.



That was kind of the point of the op?

If you had a book that contained ats how big would the brackets holding up the shelf need to be just to contain the information and discussion at your disposal.


Imagine how much trouble it would be keep updating the threads with post it notes.


Thats one of those beer spitting friday night moments that makes threads like this worthwhile.

A logistical nightmare indeed.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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Not to mention all the mod deleted posts that would have to be tippexed out.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 04:44 PM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
Not to mention all the mod deleted posts that would have to be tippexed out.


On the plus side, it would be impossible to hide the fact when entire floors of volumes disappear.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 04:53 PM
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repetitive and redundant threads could be pared down. Plus certain topics are just the remants of dust of flogged horses by now...
Political trends would be interesting to read over time.
SO put together a great collection of some of the best threads of the last few years. That could be the "Cliff's Notes" version. (Cliff was an interesting guy. Used to kick back with a few at his bar next to the parking garage way back in the day).



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

We're approach five million unique pages of content. That's web pages, with 20 posts per page, on average. Each page of a tall thread, when printed as a PDF requires an average of 9 pages. Not all are that tall, so let's apply an average of 6 8.5x11 pages per thread page.

That's 30 million pages… give or take. :p



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 05:11 PM
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So the 7000 feet estimates are not all that far out then?

As above it's a good job we have an internet for this kind of thing.


a reply to: SkepticOverlord



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
a reply to: nonspecific

We're approach five million unique pages of content. That's web pages, with 20 posts per page, on average. Each page of a tall thread, when printed as a PDF requires an average of 9 pages. Not all are that tall, so let's apply an average of 6 8.5x11 pages per thread page.

That's 30 million pages… give or take. :p


Whoa...
I owe you a martini for that stat next time you slum it in PA.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Well...considering that this is ATS....we could just redact with a black Marks-A-Lot.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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a reply to: the owlbear

And given that 500 pages of cheap laser paper is about 2 inches thick, that's a book 100,000 feet thick, or just under 19 miles.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 06:04 PM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
a reply to: the owlbear

And given that 500 pages of cheap laser paper is about 2 inches thick, that's a book 100,000 feet thick, or just under 19 miles.




It's basically a book that could never be read. You'd have to read what was already printed, then try to keep up with what is posted every day.
Jeeez! Talk about eye strain.........



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Not that it needs a sense of perspective but a good friend of mine lives in Malta and he could not own this book as it litterally would not fit.

If you were on page 12 and were reffered to the appendix you would need to take a tent and sleeping bag for the journey.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 06:20 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

I have spent days digging through the annals of ATS. Ill pick a forum that I like and just start reading back through threads that I may have missed. Or feel nostalgic for.



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