questionshow many black triangles are there?

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I counted 6,873 of them. Well, not really, I just made it up. I thought it sounded good. Is this a curiosity question or another one of these "let me boost my score question"?

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There are a lot less black triangles lately, on Sunday evening when I clicked on the leaderboard there were only ten. It seems to be an average of fifty black triangles lately. @josefresno did say they are working on getting more black triangles into the mix.

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Yeah, I think it's like 50ish. There has to be some limit. Imagine if everyone was a black triangle. Think of the pure madness that would ensue!
PURE. MADNESS.

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I have recently had my score raised, twice, until I'm now black again, even though I'm not making the effort I was to be that way. It's Spring, and I just can't get that excited about it, to be truthful.

Personally, I'm still waiting for Beta Tester Badges.

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Here is the snapster question :) -

http://deals.woot.com/questions/details/636c7226-97c1-4a22-9801-a9abb9b03129/guessing-game-how-many-black-triangle-members-are-there-today-answer-150-li#73

But if you really want to know (and you are black already) - go count. It is easier now then when I did it months ago.

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Oddly enough, since I posted this question, I've gone up to 41, 98.86%, and I am the top questioner? Weird!

@shrdlu: +1 for the Beta Tester Badge, but I agree, I did less, and got more.

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At this moment it seems like there are only 48. Are they still tweeking the formula?

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@theoneill555: 48? Ha, I just looked and I'm currently ranked 49.

Missed it by that much.

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@anotherhiggins: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnd now I'm black again. So there are at least 49 of us.

I think Woot has given their monkeys ample amounts of amphetamines and set them loose to play with the algorithms.

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@anotherhiggins: I like the amphetamines explanation. I know that I've been bouncing around like crazy for awhile now. I'm not saying that anyone should necessarily stay black forever, but it would be nice if we didn't see such wild swings if we are doing much the same things as we were doing to get our black triangles.

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@anotherhiggins: I'm #53 and purple. Makes me feel better to know something is up when I'm 4th (how?) on the questioners list.

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Now there are 52. Looks like the calculators are getting a work-out today.

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Purple is a big spread though. I'm ranked over 800 and I'm purple (currently).

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I've been a black triangle a handful of times, but I always drop to 80% if I don't constantly vote and add comments all day. So I kind of gave up and visit a few times a day now :)

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No matter how many black triangels there are everyone knows:

Once you go black, you never go back, until Woot updates and your score plumments for no reason.

Well that doesn't sound as good as it did in my head.

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Well, at least green is my favorite color.

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I was just thinking about this myself, and just noticed I lost my black triangle. purple's a nice color tho :)

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@anotherhiggins: I laughed out loud at your "aaaaand i'm black again" and then stopped reading for fear of ruining the moment. Thank you :)

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in reality, there are just 10. when you turn black triangle, those poor saps get the ability to edit their username on every post. and they use that power to constantly cycle through their preferred usernames to out post their other usernames and the 9 other black triangle's usernames.

similar to playing chess with yourself. it's a true win-win, deals.woot looks like it's a busy beaver with so many comments and traffic. black triangles post to keep the triangle and keep the ability to try out different punchlines with new names.

Wedit: oops, i forgot to switch my username. who am i again? that was supposed to be under my other name -_-

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I used to have black, but my rep dropped down to 51 for some reason. It wasn't like I posted pornography or racist comments, or even anything that was removed from the site! So I have no idea what happened.

Now I'm a nobody... A NOBODY!!!

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There......are.....4......triangles!