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post #1 of 22
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Today's answer is not particularly useful, but it teaches how to do some very useful things. It also requires knowledge in several areas, which as always, can be found on The Cat Site. And it is HARD. However, the answer can be found in less than a minute if you know how, without any counting involved.

Reminder: You cannot play until two hours after this post if you have 1200 or more posts.

The number of active Top Cats with the letters cat in their user name is _________.

Do NOT show how you got your answer. The reason for this is if your answer is wrong, you may be providing important clues to finding the answer.

I will be back in four hours to give a major hint if there is still no correct answer.
post #2 of 22
Oooh!! Ooooh!!!



post #3 of 22
OK, I'm gonna guess 38.
post #4 of 22
i came up with 38 too. too late but it was fun figuring it out
post #5 of 22
Lee still hasn't announced a winner, so all folks who have over 1200 posts feel free to chime in, it's been 2 hours! It's possible RobertM may not be correct
post #6 of 22
1586
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post #7 of 22
Came up with 38 here It was fun figuring it out even when we don't win...
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by RobertM View Post
OK, I'm gonna guess 38.
I have PMd RobertM to show proof on how he got 38. The contest remains open until I hear back from him. This is NOT the answer I came up with but I have been wrong before and freely admit it. That is why we do the PM in cases like this. Hold on, will RobertM win again today???
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
I have PMd RobertM to show proof on how he got 38. The contest remains open until I hear back from him. This is NOT the answer I came up with but I have been wrong before and freely admit it. That is why we do the PM in cases like this. Hold on, will RobertM win again today???
I do not know what has happened here but there was just a post here from AbbysMom that had the correct answer. Did she delete here post? Did she not want the points? I will PM her to see what happened.

38 is NOT the correct answer. If I hear from AbbysMom, she will get the points, otherwise this contest is still open and here is the major hint that I promised:

The key here is the word active. What is an active member? Select Cat Forums at the top of the page and then look at the bottom of the page for the number of active members. Then do a mouse over and you will be provided with the information all three of you that answered 38 overlooked.
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
I do not know what has happened here but there was just a post here from AbbysMom that had the correct answer. Did she delete here post? Did she not want the points? I will PM her to see what happened.

38 is NOT the correct answer. If I hear from AbbysMom, she will get the points, otherwise this contest is still open and here is the major hint that I promised:

The key here is the word active. What is an active member? Select Cat Forums at the top of the page and then look at the bottom of the page for the number of active members. Then do a mouse over and you will be provided with the information all three of you that answered 38 overlooked.
Uh-oh!! I was going to post the number...but went back to recheck and there must be a couple of non-active members that have signed on...mass confusion in my brain!
post #11 of 22
No, I never posted in this thread. I don't need the points, so guess away people.
post #12 of 22
Oh well...OK, here goes! At 12:39 PM I found 22 "active" TopCats....but I didn't find them the easy way you mentioned. And then, when I started to post my answer this afternoon, I found 23.....and now I just found 24!! So my answer is one of the above!!
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by taterbug View Post
Oh well...OK, here goes! At 12:39 PM I found 22 "active" TopCats....but I didn't find them the easy way you mentioned. And then, when I started to post my answer this afternoon, I found 23.....and now I just found 24!! So my answer is one of the above!!
You are today's winner. When I asked the question, 22 was the correct answer. Another member, Abbysmom, found the number increasing as you have. I remember asking a question like this in the past, which I had forgotten that there are some problems with the clock that fluxuates or something. I can remember hydroaxe saying this was a problem. In view of all this, I have to declare you the winner. Congratulations!

Those of you that answered 38 were on the right track. 38 is what I get when I do not enter 60 days on the advance search.

So here is my ONE way of finding the answer:

Find out how many posts a Top Cat has, 1200 posts.
Find out what an active member is: One that has posted in the last sixty days.
Go to Members List
Select Search, then advanced search
Enter cat in the user name field
Enter 1200 in the Post Count field
Enter 2007-11-04 in the Last Post is after field

(I also entered 11-03 and 11-05 in this field and got the same results)

22 members should be displayed with the count shown

If you get something other than this, let me know and I will tell hydroaxe about this again. But the point here is that taterbug was the first to pick up on the fact that I had the word active in the question. Actually Abbysmom was the first but she graciously said she did not need the points.

So, here come your points, taterbug!!
post #14 of 22
Oh goody!! Thank you!!
post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
[quote=Persi & Alley;2116588
Here is some additional information furnished by Abbysmom:

If you do an advanced search for "cat" with 1200 posts, you get 38 members. You can not search by last [B]login[/b] date. You then have to manually count how many have logged in during the past 60 days. Again, you can not use the filter option for last post date. That is not the same as login date. An active user only needs to be logged in and does not have to post.

This would not change today's winner however but is important information. One thing about KatKwiz, you will always get the correct answer in the end because there are lots of people here ready to help me out with getting you the correct info.

Well, now so far we have had two newbie winners and one top cat. Let's see what happens tomorrow.
post #16 of 22
I found my answer by:

clicking on Members at the top of the forum
typing "cat" in the search box
then clicked on "posts" to sort them by number of posts
then counted the Topcats that had signed on in the last two months
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by taterbug View Post
Oooh!! Ooooh!!!
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Originally Posted by taterbug View Post
Oh goody!! Thank you!!
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by taterbug View Post
I found my answer by:

clicking on Members at the top of the forum
typing "cat" in the search box
then clicked on "posts" to sort them by number of posts
then counted the Topcats that had signed on in the last two months
And your way is the definitive way; there is no doubt you are today's winner.
post #19 of 22
Congrats taterbug.
post #20 of 22
glad we finally got that all sorted out Congrats taterbug
post #21 of 22
Excellent job taterbug. Congratulations to you! Thanks to you and Persi & Alley for showing me (and the other "38s") the error of our ways!
post #22 of 22
Thanks everyone!! The KatKwiz is a great way to learn TCS...and it's fun!!!
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