My fucked up relationship is over and GrandmasterJ is back in action! Anybody miss me? (yeah right)
I'm afraid I have some sad news. NG Biggest topic was REJECTED by Guinness. Here's the letter they sent me.
Thank you for sending us the details of your recent record proposal for 'Most posts on a single thread on an internet BBS.'.
After having examined the information you sent, and given full consideration to your claim, I am afraid we are unable to accept your claim as a record.
We have examined your claim in detail and we believe it is the first of its type that we have received. For this reason it is very difficult for us to say whether or not you have established any kind of record. Records have to be both measurable and comparable, e.g. tallest, fastest, heaviest, etc., and tend to have arisen as a result of a great deal of (preferably international) interest or competition. Categories in the book are not 'made up' to suit an individual claim, but rather 'evolve' as a result of international competition in a field, which naturally accommodates superlatives of the sort that we are interested in. We receive over 10,000 enquiries a year, and only a small proportion is approved to establish new categories.
I appreciate you have gone to a lot of effort, and we are delighted to hear from people around the world with their record claims and suggestions. However, given the sheer scope of the records on our database, and the growing number of people contacting us with record claims and suggestions, we need to exercise some editorial control over what is and is not accepted as a record.
I appreciate this may be disappointing for you, but I hope this does not deter you from trying again. We are always keen to hear from people who wish to break Guinness World Records. If you should need any advice regarding breaking an existing record, please contact us again quoting the above reference number. Alternatively, you can contact us through our website at:
Once again, thank you for writing. We wish you every success with any future record-breaking endeavours.
Records Research Services