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LPF History 107 – Final Exam

madmacmo

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Previously
LPF History 101
LPF History 102 - Where Are They Now?
LPF History 103 - The Ban List
LPF History 104 – Rep per Post Count & Posts per Day Ranking
LPF History 105 - Neg Rep List
LPF History 106 – The Avatars

LPF History 107 – Final Exam
LPF History 108 - Oldest Still Active Members High/Low Post Count


2014 LaserPointerForums Data Compilation Excel Spreadsheet on Google Drive
2015 LaserPointerForums Data Compilation Excel Spreadsheet on Google Drive


“You have to know where you have been to know where you are going” – author unknown


LPF History 107 – Final Exam


Rules and Requirements:
Exam ends at midnight CST June 30th with search resources unlimited (open book). Links or screen shots must be posted for validating source of each answer given. Simply guessing without an accompanying source link/screen shot will receive no credit (I've got the links from which I formulated these questions so I know they exist and remain out there to be found again). In addition, members will not get credit for answers related to questions of which they are the subject or subject matter owner.

Correct answers for each numbered question or grouped questions is worth an aggregate of 1 pt.; i.e. Single questions = 1 pt. Two combined questions under the same listed question number are worth 1/2 pts. each; similarly Three combined questions are worth 1/3 pts. each; and Four combined questions are worth 1/4 pts. each. (it's very simple math fractions, I promise)

The member having the highest combined score by midnight June 30th Central Standard Time by providing the first posting of the correct answers (and accompanying source links/screen shots) will be awarded the prize listed below. I anticipate being able to grade/validate the winning member's submitted answers and announce the winner on the 4th of July (may take longer if I decide on the spur of the moment to take a vacation or something.) :whistle: If a tie should occur (god, what would be the odds?) the tie breaker will be whoever has the higher Rep points per Post count ratio.

The Prize is a token of LPF History and a work of art by master laser builder Ehgemus: Custom 445 Build




Disclaimer: $100 Bill is not included in the prize

Note: You might want to keep this under wraps as the more who know the stiffer the competition will be. :(


Your Final Exam Begins Now!


1) What four members have the earliest join dates?

2) How many of the first members that joined in 2006 are still active?

3) When was the first safety goggles inquiry posted?
When was the first near miss laser eye strike reported?

4) What was SenKat_Stonetek's first registered account name?
What is his avatar and where did it originate?

5) How long did it take Things to reach 2000 posts?

6) When was the first group of Mods removed by Avery and why?

7) What YouTube video featuring one of Cyparagon’s lasers has 365,320+ views?

8) When were new Moderators reinstated?
Who was the first new Mod appointed?

9) When did Avery migrate the forums from YAB to Vbulletin?

10) What is Avery's other registered account name?

11) What was lasersbee’s other registered account name (albeit it was only temporary)?

12) What member constructed a 5W C mount diode built lasing at 405nm for NASA?

13) What was the branch of the US military in which daquin served?
What was his assignment?
What was his profession before he became a university professor?

14) What four members (with 100 posts or more) have no alpha characters in their member names?

15) Which member’s signature contains a 133 digit Binary Code string comprising 19 ASCII characters?
What does the string spell?

16) When did LPF reach 5,000 members?
10,000 members?
20,000 members?

17) Which member’s Laser Class designation is:
“is beyond cool”?
“Cereal Eater”?
“The Woman”?
A Unicode character Smiley Face Emoticon?

18) What member (with 100 posts or more) has the shortest registered account name of only two letters?
Who has the longest at 20 letters?

19) When did Phoenix77 change his avatar to the present one?
How did he make it?

20) What LPF member turned out to be a Radioactive Boy Scout copycat?

21) What are the direct links to the Laser Pointers Site Map and the Moderator List?

22) When was Ped appointed as a moderator?
On what other forum has he been a long time moderator?

23) How many veterans (with 1000 posts or more and at least one year of membership) are there?
How many are currently active; i.e. they have at least logged in if not having recently posted since the first of 2013?
How many members with 100 posts or more are currently active?

24) What veteran was born in the former USSR, speaks/writes fluent Russian, and whose occupation is Trying to stay awake?

25) What veteran changed his name this month by dropping the suffix of “Laser”?

26) Name two members banned for registering obscene member names?

27) Name a member whose avatar was banned.

28) Name at least three members who have posted a request to be banned.

29) Which member had seven accounts banned, created one last new account to make one last post, then quit LPF for good with his one last account still active?

30) Which member has had at least twelve accounts banned (not including TJ)?

31) On what forum did Avery announce LPF was nearing the 100,000 posts mile stone? (Hint – it was within a thread on a forum dedicated to the Community of Bulletin Board Owners and Administrators). What present day LPF mod posted his greetings in that same thread?
When was the 100,000th post actually made on LPF?
When was the 500,000th post made?

32) On what date were the most online at LPF at one time and how many were there?


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Edit: 06-21-2013, 03:01 PM
I am calling the Winner to be ARG!

Congratulations as you have racked up 20+ points out of a highest possible score of 32 which leaves less than 12 points to be claimed, effectively eliminating everyone else from the game.

I've posted the answers within the second post below. Thanks a bunch all you guys for making LPF what it is today.

BTW - look at the most users on line statistic on the LPF home page - it looks like we are busting the "most on line record" continuously since just after 2pm today.

Edit: 07-06-2013, 08:32 PM
I got back from vacation and had the laser waiting for me in the mail :) It works great! Very compact.
I am very glad you like it. You earned it fair and square with your most impresssive "Facts and Trivia IQ" :wave:
 
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Final Exam Answers

1) What four members have the earliest join dates?
Razako - 3/17/2006
c0ldshadow - 3/17/2006
elipem01 - 3/17/2006
BeautySoulQueen - 6/21/2006

2) How many of the first members that joined in 2006 are still active?

Member Join Date Posts Last Post Last Activity

c0ldshadow 03/17/2006 2581 recent recent

Razako 03/17/2006 261 recent recent

2007Revolution ~06/21/2006 1659 recent recent

The_LED_Museum 11/01/2006 335 recent recent

bootleg2go 11/08/2006 643 02/09/2013 -

Ragnarok (Teslanium) 11/10/2006 158 recent recent

me_too_lazy 12/26/2006 931 recent recent

windstrings 12/30/2006 642 12/18/2011 recent

3) When was the first safety goggles inquiry posted?
10/26/2006, 06:14 PM – At what power should goggles be used
When was the first near miss laser eye strike reported?
11/08/2006, 12:43 AM i flashed myself last night

4) What was SenKat_Stonetek's first registered account name? What is his avatar and where did it originate?
03/27/2013 SenKat
12/30/2006 Diablo from the early 90's game of the same name by Blizzard Entertainment

5) How long did it take Things to reach 2000 posts?
05-01-2007 to 12-14-2007 - Seven Months & two Weeks – 227 Days

6) When was the first group of Mods removed by Avery and why?
~ Dec 2007 - Legal Troubles
01-15-2008 - Explanation
11-04-2009 - Further Explanation

7) What YouTube video featuring one of Cyparagon’s lasers has 365,320+ views?
Killer 4W Argon Ion Laser! - Uploaded Sep 8, 2008 by LRMNmeyer

8) When were new Moderators reinstated? Who was the first new Mod appointed?
12-20-2009 – I am proud to finally announce we have a moderator back -- Simon

9) When did Avery migrate the forums from YAB to Vbulletin?
05/03/2009, 01:16 AM - test out new LPF
05/03/2009, 01:23 AM i was working on this all weekend
05/03/2009, 02:04 AM - please post new stuff too LPF
05/04/2009, 09:37 PM - Why we moved

10) What is Avery's other registered account name?
shadowvale = c0ldshadow
Join Date 04/29/2009

11) What was lasersbee’s (Jerry’s) other registered account name (albeit it was only temporary)?
LBI = lasersbee - 5/04/2009

12) What member built a laser with a 5W C mount diode lasing at 405nm for NASA?
Flaminpyro – On Board the Space Shuttle
Flaminpyro – C mount 5 WATT 405 nm Diode


13) What was the branch of the US military in which daquin served? What was his assignment? What was his profession before he became a university professor?
Air Force, Security Policeman, & Construction

14) What four members (with 100 posts or more) have no alpha characters in their member name?
2100
19875
110100100
691175002

15) Which member’s signature contains a 133 digit Binary Code string comprising 19 ASCII characters? What does the string spell?
ElektroFreak - It spells "Lasers are awesome!"

16) Note the listed member count at the bottom of each of the web pages under Statistics for each of the LPF cached web pages below:
When did LPF reach 5,000 members? Sept 27, 2008
10,000 members? Mar 10, 2010
20,000 members? Aug 28, 2011
30,000 members? Mar 02, 2013

17) Which member’s Laser Class designation is:
is beyond cool? brando132
Cereal Eater? nikokapo
The Woman? Chezumss
A Unicode character string Smiley Face Emoticon? rangedunits is ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶ __̴ı̴̴̡&
Just FYI - Unicode Smileys Emoticons

18) What member (with 100 posts or more) has the shortest registered account name of only two letters? Who has the longest at 20 letters?
VW at two letters
ElectroMagneticFreak at 20 letters

19) When did Phoenix77 change his avatar to the present one? How did he make it?
05-07-2011


20) What LPF member turned out to be a Radioactive Boy Scout copycat?
10-15-2011 Psychopatic

21) What are the direct links to the Laser Pointers Site Map and the Moderator List?
Site Map
Moderator List

22) When was Ped appointed as a moderator? On what other forum has he been a long time moderator?
06-23-2012
UnLocker-Forums

23) How many veterans (with 1000 posts or more and at least one year of membership) are there? How many are currently active; i.e. they have at least logged in if not having recently posted since the first of 2013?
As of 6/7/13 there are 169 veterans, and 116 are or have been active since the first of 2013.
Veterans - Page 1 of 5
Veterans - Page 2 of 5
Veterans - Page 3 of 5
Veterans - Page 4 of 5
Veterans - Page 5 of 5

How many members with 100 posts or more show to have been active since the beginning of 2013?
There are presently 1007 members with 100 posts or more, and as of 6/7/13 there are 439 members that show to have been active.

24) What veteran was born in the former USSR, speaks/writes fluent Russian, and whose occupation is Trying to stay awake?
InfinitusEquitas

25) What veteran changed his name this month by dropping the suffix of “Laser”?
06-01-2013 Changed name to just ARG

26) Name two members banned for registering obscene member names?
12-7-2007 - Senkatisaf**khead and MUTHA_F***ING_PIMP

27) Name a member whose avatar was banned.
sopark4000

28) Name at least three members who have posted a request to be banned.
Mambelumpella - Ban me now, deflect!!!
gobananas - Request ban
brigman - @Admins kick me, ban me or whatever
cjt00000 - To a moderator: I would like my account to be deleted
fission236 - Ban me from your stupid forum!

29) Which member had seven accounts banned, created one last new account to make one last post, then quit LPF for good with his one last account still active?
07-26-2007 - Raul - As I have been banned about 7 times now
9/28/2007 - KEEP 1 NAME

30) Which member has had at least twelve accounts banned (not including TJ)?
4-4-2010, 09:30 PM - Arenared - Total bans to date: 12
Louis, Arenared, Slipstream, Survivorevil, coo2, cool2, Survivor, 405nanometer, CarnivalGame, sirvesa, Hidrogen, and Green Machine

31) On what forum did Avery announce LPF was nearing the 100,000 posts mile stone?
Nearing 100,000 Posts


What present day LPF mod posted his greetings in the same thread?
Hey c0ld! Nice to see you here


When was the 100,000th post actually made on LPF?
The 100,000th post was most likely made on April 22, 2008
April 21, 2008 - 99501 Posts
April 23, 2008 - 100383 Posts
When was the 500,000th post made on LPF?
The 500,000th post was likely made the within the early part of Sept 2010.
Sept 23, 2010 - 506,073 Posts

32) On what date were the most users online at LPF at one time and how many were there?
Previously:
04-27-2010 at 03:44 AM - 26,311
06-16-2013 at 07:27 PM - 33,910
06-21-2013 at 05:20 PM - 45,124
07-24-2013 at 07:01 PM - 46,727
07-25-2013 at 09:43 PM - 46,744
09-26-2014 at 04:20 PM - 85,009
 
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Leodahsan

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LOL.
Should one post individual answers or pm you with them?
 

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Sorry, I still don't get it. May I post one by one? The ones that have multiple answers like 17), may I post only 2 or 3 answers?

edit: I only know 2 answers :p jumping off the boat
 
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This laser is mine folks! Already got 7 questions done :D
 

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#7)

Cyparagon's video of a 4W Ar+ video cutting tape and melting solder.

17)

Nikokapo is the cereal eater.
 

ARG

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Midnight in what timezone Mac?

Also for Q #19 There is actually no one called Phoenix77. ;)

Edit: Could've sworn there was a spelling mistake there.
 
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Just a word about the early bird getting the worm . . . if you have answers and the supporting links then it would behoove you to post them now and lock them in. If you are holding a correct answer and you don't post it the nano second before someone else does then they will get the credit . . . just a word to the wise that is :whistle:
Got it :)

Some of the images are large sorry, they had to be large enough to see the evidence.

1)
C0ld
http://i.imgur.com/obbLmZN.png

2)
C0ld
http://i.imgur.com/obbLmZN.png

4)
SenKat
http://i.imgur.com/OlN9qxF.png
From diablo
http://i.imgur.com/SJOBgtj.png

5)
8 months from his join date
http://i.imgur.com/q4btIYe.png

7)
4W AR ion
http://i.imgur.com/EG3lSnP.png

8) Simon :)
http://i.imgur.com/zlzXTwN.png

9)
05-04-2009
http://i.imgur.com/gwlaWuX.png

10)
Shadowvale
http://i.imgur.com/jXtNk0t.png

11)
LBI
http://i.imgur.com/8ZoIdQP.png

13)
Farmer
http://i.imgur.com/Tk9JRKr.png

14)
691175002
110100100
19875
2100
http://i.imgur.com/Kvs9Mmu.png
http://i.imgur.com/0u1bvHy.png
http://i.imgur.com/4kN7B5k.png
http://i.imgur.com/hS8YpzS.png

16)
08-28-2011
http://i.imgur.com/Y7IOxub.png

17)
nikokapo
rangedunits
http://i.imgur.com/am8eRnK.png
http://i.imgur.com/xCy3uDz.png

18) vw
http://i.imgur.com/qvRJsqH.png
ElectroMagneticFreak
http://i.imgur.com/wyfha9E.png

19)
05-06-2011
http://i.imgur.com/XQ7R2gU.png
He made it with acid.

20)
psychopatic
http://i.imgur.com/MjOMNOu.png

21)
View Fourm leaders
http://i.imgur.com/axs1XfK.png
Archive
http://i.imgur.com/pVplMQo.png

22)
06-23-2013
http://i.imgur.com/pl5mX0n.png
www.unlocker-forums.co.uk
http://i.imgur.com/nZGRvuv.png

23)
181 vets edit: 180. Forgot to remove SBA from the count
http://i.imgur.com/JOpaYsN.jpg

24)
IE
http://i.imgur.com/MTetChp.png
http://i.imgur.com/lME34hI.png

25)
ME
http://i.imgur.com/1g2fILj.png

26)
fuck419
http://i.imgur.com/rNMVytD.png
senkatisafuckhead
MUTHA_FUCKING_PIMP
http://i.imgur.com/yLI7HNh.jpg

27)
sopark4k (avatar was of a man committing suicide)
http://i.imgur.com/JO4lRGN.png

28)
You
http://i.imgur.com/v8sONy8.jpg

GBD was banned upon his request, but it was never made public therefore I do not have a screenshot of it.

goninan_bl00d
http://i.imgur.com/Uxs2RjB.png

Also TTerbo. I believe it was not said publicly either.

30)
Louis
http://i.imgur.com/jL7wXuf.png

32)
http://i.imgur.com/PdVEz4X.png
 
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Well, most of them I already knew (have a good memory for facts, terrible for numbers, names, dates and times [and I mean really terrible])

Just had to find the screenshots :D
 
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My goodness, one of the correct answers for the longest name was me and I didn't even realize it! :p

Good job Arg!

Never thought my tag was so long and unwieldy when I created it. :rolleyes:
 
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Congrats ARG! i didnt even try since you were going for it
Oh c'mon :D I could use some competition.

My goodness, one of the correct answers for the longest name was me and I didn't even realize it! :p

Good job Arg!

Never thought my tag was so long and unwieldy when I created it. :rolleyes:
I had to think about #25 as well :p "Which vet changed their name???" It couldn't be silvershot, he didn't have laser in his name.
Took me awhile to realise I was an answer.
 
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Still trying to find the answer to #12 out of curiosity :p
 




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