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Gantic
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The original "This Thread is Currently About" is back! Yes, it's Count to 100!

HOW TO PLAY

1. Count by ones from 1 to 100 in 100 consecutive posts according to the Core Rules.
2. Restart the count from 1 after:
a. a Moderator (or an Administrator) posts if users and Knights are counting..
b. a user or Knight or Warden posts if Moderators and Administrators are counting.
c. breaking a core rule, spamming, or cheating.
d. reaching 100.
3. Announce why you restart the count so other counters don't get confused.

CORE RULES

No mistakes. A count must start from 1 and increase by ones up to 100, save for exceptions noted.
No double-counting. No counter may count two consecutive numbers.
No back-to-back counting. No two counters may alternate for more than three consecutive numbers.
Okay: P1 P2 P1 P3
Not Okay: P1 P2 P1 P2
Okay: P1 P2 reset P1 P2
No editing. No counter may edit their post. If an edit tag shows on a count, the attempt is forfeit.

ADDiTiONAL RULES

No "spamming". Please don't post only the number and please don't post gibberish, either.
Multiple one- or two-word counts may also disqualify a count.
No "cheating". This shouldn't need to be said. Counting to 100 doesn't count if you cheat.
This is an exercise in teamwork, not rule bending.
No "spoiling". Don't mess with the count. Posts should start with the correct number.
Posts with no numbers should be ignored. See also: No non-counts.
Posts with intentional mistakes should be ignored.
No "spilping". If this is your first post in this thread, please post "I'm new and here to count to 100!"
No non-counts. No counter may post without a counting number or make a post without bolding that number if that counting number is not at the start of the post.

COMPLETE SET OF RULES
Please refer to the complete set of rules for additional information and examples of what is valid or invalid.
DiSCUSSiON THREAD
Please also check out the discussion thread for new gameplay or rule proposals or general discussion on the gameplay and rules of "Count to 100".

END GAME

Once you reach 100, you start this Sisyphean task all over again back at 1. Users should notify the Commissioner of the Count (HahiHa) that the count reached 100 and the Commissioner will review it to make sure there were no mistakes or cheating. If there were no mistakes or cheating, then the users who took part in the successful count to 100 will get a shiny new Quest!

SCOREBOARD

bold = counted 100, italics = previous winning participant, [#] = # of total wins, (#) = # of times counted 100
FULL SCOREBOARD

MODS - 2 WINS
Highest Count: 15!
1. 9! - 3865 (2533) pages / 286 days, Feb 13, '15 at 5:49pm, 3 users, 6 minutes.
Gantic, Ferret, weirdlike
Note: Earned by handicap.

2. 14! - 2135 pages / 937 days, Sep 08, '17, 3 users.
Moegreche, nichodemus, UnleashedUponMankind
Note: Earned by handicap.

USERS - 30 WINS
1. 100! - 537 (355) pages / 94 days, Aug 6, '14 at 9:28pm, 16 users, 14 hrs 33 mins.
apldeap123, Azywng, Crickster, Chryosten (as Darkfire45), Darktroop07, evilsweetblock, JACKinbigletters, kalkanadam, Loop_Stratos, MPH_Complexity, Omegap12, Patrick2011, R2D21999, Snag618, Tactical_Fish, Voyage2

LAST TWO WINS
30. 100! - 42 pages / 16 days. Aug 15, '17, 6 users, 1 day.
Majestic Fish [4], Dino 3128, PLGuy (1)[4], helpo1 (8)[27], Hardstrike [3], Ramit12 [4]

31. 100! - 78 pages / 21 days. Sep 2, '17, 10 users, 1 day.
LordLazyLeopard, Hellica, Chryosten (3)[26], Majestic_Fish [5], kalisenpai [4], Coral42, PLGuy (1)[5], Hardstrike [4], DiamondHunterZ, helpo1 (9)[28]

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Chryosten
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16. Nothing to subtract either.

LordLazyLeopard
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17. Except for the fact that both of the previous two comments are shorted than they should be, not to unwittingly bring too much attention to it or anything, but honestly.

kalisenpai
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18. Then, I should comment to you that I don't fully understand genetics polymorphisms. I mean, they are exactly the same as the concept of genetic mutations, with the only difference of frequency (a mutation should be in less than 1% of the total of humans beings, whereas to be considered a polymorphism, it should be in more than 1%). It's nonsense! Why should be call two things which are basically the same thing with two different names? It only makes more difficult to understand the concept.

armorplayergc
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19. I have no idea to be honest... that's confusing

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19. It appears to me that the main difference between a mutation and a polymorph is that a mutation is much less obvious, for the most part. Apparently, in order for it to be considered a polymorph, two clearly different morphs of an animal must occupy the same habitat and the same system of random breeding. For example, a dark morph of a jaguar and a regular colored jaguar. Apparently, among the specific example I gave, dark colored polymorphs are as much as 9% of the population. Apparently, also, at times, polymorphs are born as part of a series of mounting mutations, essentially, microevolution among species. The example given on the site I was reading is of a white phase monarch butterfly, which was born because that coloration was advantageous to survival. As far as it goes among humans, I believe the reason why there are two seprate terms is because those terms are much more useful in the case of animals and so the term carries over to speak of humans wherein the situation similar, but less obvious. Also, it seems to me that a polymorph among humans would refer to, for example, people of Caucasian decent living and reproducing (pardon the awkward term) with people of Asian or African decent. (Also pardon the lack of an exhaustive in-exclusive list of all people groups) As far as why the percentages are as you stated, I have no clue. It would seem like both polymorphism and genetic mutation would be significantly more common than that. After all, every time you get a sunburn, countless cells are mutated, it's just a matter of if they commit suicide rather than causing problems. (I think that's long enough.)

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1. Gosh darn it... I ruined the count via my stupidly long explanation.

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1. Seeing as the count was already ruined, I may as well add to what I said earlier about polymorphisms. Apparently, blood types are all polymorphs. Therefore, in essence, everyone is a polymorph of everyone else not with that blood type. The largest simple polymorph in terms of blood type is O+, at 38%. In short, polymorphism seems to be quite common in many different ways.

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1. What the heck, I'll even add a typo correction. "*single polymorph", not "simple polymorph".

kalisenpai
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2. @LordLazyLeopard, in fact, every "common" characterist can be considered as a polymorph (e.g. polymorh of having curly/straight hair or having blue/brown/green eyes). The fact is that mutations and polymorphs are the same: variations of the DNA sequence which may or may not cause a visible phenotype. I honestly think that they don't wanna call them "mutations" because of the negative connotations, but in fact, having, for instance, blue eyes (or any other color) is a mutation. We only call mutations the "bad" things: Down syndrome, cancer...

After all, every time you get a sunburn, countless cells are mutated, it's just a matter of if they commit suicide rather than causing problems

I just wanna say about this, that the mutations that make cells commit suicide (apoptosis, I love that word) aren't the ones I meant before, as they are adquired by exposure to a mutagen.
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3. I see your reasoning. That does make sense. Long story short, my "essay" was pointless, it was kinda fun to write though.

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(4) - *sees a quadruplepost*

http://jpeg.cz/images/2017/05/13/DOYt6.gif

LordLazyLeopard
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5. It's perfectly legal, I restarted the count after the fact. :P

armorplayergc
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(5) Quadruple the posts, quadruple the fun

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1 - reset the Count, reset the fun. :P

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1.

I honestly think that they don't wanna call them "mutations" because of the negative connotations, but in fact, having, for instance, blue eyes (or any other color) is a mutation. We only call mutations the "bad" things: Down syndrome, cancer...

I think the difference does make sense. Mutations being erratic, the chance of a very specific mutation occurring in more than 1% of the population is very low. Polymorphisms on the other hand qualify discrete variations of a trait where each variation is established in the population. To quote this article,
"Mutations by themselves do not classify as polymorphisms. A polymorphism is a DNA sequence variation that is common in the population. A mutation, on the other hand, is any change in a DNA sequence away from normal (implying that there is a normal allele running through the population and that the mutation changes this normal allele to a rare and abnormal variant.)"
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