At the end of the delurking day (which was 5am, Eastern time) I had 408 people delurking in the “Delurk for a Dime” thread, and then there were a couple of stragglers which I went ahead and counted. So that would have made my contribution to Reading is Fundamental $41. I went ahead and rounded it up to $50 and donated the amount using RIF’s online form. Don’t let anyone say I dilly-dallied in paying up my obligation.
For those of you who like to keep track of these things, at 411 comments (including my own final one closing the thread), “Delurk for a Dime” is the single entry with the highest number of comments here on Whatever. However, it’s worth noting that it gets the award on a technicality, because I split up the comments on “Being Poor” over two separate entries which together comprise something like 650 comments.
Thanks to everyone who delurked; I’m happy you spent my money, and I hope some of you decide to stay delurked and join the conversation around these parts.