The thread on the Aug. 8 search at Mar-a-Lago has accumulated nearly 2,000 posts in less than three weeks. This seems extraordinarily fast. But is it a record?
Is there a relatively simple way in Discourse, or was there in VB, to track how rapidly threads grow, either in general, or to certain milestones, like 1,000, 2,000, etc? I’m not looking for total number of posts; that’s fairly easy to find. Rather, the rate of growth.
It’s hard to tell because old threads aren’t really time stamped, but it looks like this thread on 9/11 was started just after the first plane hit. Near the end the thread there’s a post about an announcement at 3:15 Pacific time, or 6:15 Eastern time. The mods then closed the thread at 400 posts, which would mean the last post was probably about 9 1/2 hours after the first - an average of more than 40 posts per hour.