18-21 (Or more) missing individual XKCD comic threads

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18-21 (Or more) missing individual XKCD comic threads

Postby Farabor » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:22 pm UTC

So, I just noticed that we are on Comic #2068, but the individual topic forum only has 2052 posts. Now, by my back of the envelope calculations (Literally, a manila envelope that I'm waiting to put student's quizzes in, go figure), there are 2 rules threads and 3 announcements. Taking away the rules thread leaves 2050 posts. So if the announcements don't count as posts, that leaves 18 missing threads. If the announcements do count, that leaves 21. Conspiracy theorists about these being the various legal ages in the U.S. for various activities to the right.

Anyhow, I was hoping someone better at writing a quick search script than this poor mathematician would be able to easily determine which XKCD posts are missing their own threads? Maybe we could get a revival going on for these unloved comics....

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Re: 18-21 (Or more) missing individual XKCD comic threads

Postby chridd » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:00 am UTC

ICT rules wrote:All old comics without a thread... probably don't deserve a new one, but if you must, and have something damn thrilling to say, no-one's stopping you.


In any case, going through all the threads sorted by topic title (see the post I linked above for how to do that), I found:
2069 comics - 36 missing + 8 unmerged duplicates + 12 that don't correspond to a numbered comic (including stickies, not including global announcments) = 2053 total threads

missing (36):
Spoiler:
34
38
40
42
43

47
48
49
51
56

58
61
62
63
64

65
66
69
71
72

75
80
83
93
94

97
98
100
102
105

106
107
18
110
111

112
duplicates (8):
Spoiler:
404
898
975
985
1050
1064
1224
1504


(Since I did this manually, there might be mistakes, and if there were missing and duplicates on the same page, I probably didn't see them.)
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Re: 18-21 (Or more) missing individual XKCD comic threads

Postby Weeks » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:17 pm UTC

Farabor wrote:Maybe we could get a revival going on for these unloved comics....
Sometimes a comic doesn't need a thread. Ever consider that, genius?! ARE YOU FUCKING SORRY?!?>?
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