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Big Brother
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#1 Posted on 27.12.10 1353.11
Reposted on: 27.12.17 1353.28
One of the things I end up doing around the end of the year is rediscovering code I wrote long ago and then forgot about.

FOR INSTANCE: We track clicks of thread links on random quotes! Did you know that? I knew that once. Then, I forgot it...I guess. ANYWAY, the idea was that we could find out which random quotes were especially enticing to people, so much so that it actually intrigued the visitor to click on the thread link to get the entire quote in context within its thread.

Supposedly, we wrote this in such a way to track actual human visitors clicking and not any random web crawler/spider/robot which happened by and ignored the fact that we specifically told it to never click on random quotes, but I have my suspicions - amongst our top ten were a quote consisting entirely of "test" (years ago, we rewrote to exclude test posts from being selected at random, but never reset the stats) and one of my old DVD post intros consisting entirely of old dates and "Hello."

Nonetheless, presented as a public service and in as unscientific a manner as possible, the ALL TIME TOP 10 CLICKABLE RANDOM QUOTES from whenever we started this (I'm sure we'll be bored enough later to actually put a date in here...but maybe not!) through a few minutes ago. Feel free to click on any or all of them and artificially inflate our statistics!

#1: 645 clicks
The best video game movie ever. Which isn't supposed to be as semi-sarcastically praising it, but for it capturing the feel of an absolute video game without being one. Here's the thing: Wallace was killing it in the first 2/3rds of the movie.
- thecubsfan, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

#2: 478 clicks
Uh, she does wear thongs all the time anyway, so don't act all shocked, ok? I really have NO idea how this'll come about. The last time Steph feuded with a diva, she was a heel. Now she has to do it in the face role, and I just don't know...
- Ringmistress, Sable And Steph (2003)

#3: 469 clicks
It's kinda hard to ruin something that is already bland and has no soul. Garfield is like the worst comic strip, only slightly better then Cathy, and NO ONE likes Cathy.

#4: 460 clicks
With the track record of this company lately, it wouldn't shock me one iota if Tomko turns on Christian in a couple of weeks and it turns out he was with Kurt all along.

#5: 425 clicks
I enjoyed the episode as well, and Claudette's big stand was some great acting. I have always seen both her and Dutch as the moral compass, that is until David Mamet got his fingers in the storyline.
- Torchslasher, The Shield - 6/9/2004 (2004)

#6: 314 clicks
There was an interview with Wayne Gretzky last night in the Swedish newspaper Expressen.

#7: 295 clicks
If there's one thing I hate, it's when Michael Stipe or Bono tell me how to vote.
- Bullitt, VH1 and Politics (2003)

#8: 279 clicks
Um, the current president doesn't believe in evolution... I honestly think the nomination's Huckabee's. McCain, like everyone said, has long since blown his wad.
- OlFuzzyBastard, Thoughts on the first GOP debate (2007)

#9: 230 clicks
This is NOT good. Remember, 3.7 is the FLOOR of the current ratings trend. ANY dip below that number is an EXTREMELY worrisome signal. Its playing out just like I said before. That 4.
- kokolums2, RAW RATING (2002)

#10: 207 clicks
Live from Los Angeles ... Weird crowd. Weird show. Wierdness abounded. Immediately noticed the absence of the Raw ramp. Maybe I've been to too many live shows, but right at that point I had a pretty good hunch that Austin would be driving something in....
- emma, RAW #754 11/5/07 (2007)

If you're not represented here....well, hell, learn to start your post with a sound bite, son.
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#2 Posted on 27.12.10 1502.35
Reposted on: 27.12.17 1503.44
Hooray, a post I wrote that I actually liked at the time.
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#3 Posted on 28.12.10 0839.39
Reposted on: 28.12.17 0840.01
It is awesome that you tracked this and can post these results. Really cool bit of trivia for the little group here.
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#4 Posted on 28.12.10 0948.32
Reposted on: 28.12.17 0951.31
And one of the least crazy things I've ever posted in Current Events!
It's False
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#5 Posted on 29.12.10 0325.53
Reposted on: 29.12.17 0326.58
Really? Of all the things I've posted on this board, THAT'S the random quote that gets the clicks? Really?

For what it's worth (which is nothing, but still...), Tomko DID turn on Christian a mere two weeks later, so I totally nailed that. At what exact point did Vince Russo become so painfully predictable?

OFB's "McCain blowing his wad" quote sounds like something that should have made one of drjayphd's Out-Of-Context Quotes.

Also, Ringmistress is sorely missed on this board.

(edited by It's False on 29.12.10 0138)
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#6 Posted on 29.12.10 2026.37
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    Originally posted by It's False
    OFB's "McCain blowing his wad" quote sounds like something that should have made one of drjayphd's Out-Of-Context Quotes.

Speaking of which, I've been slacking in that department for the last, well, ever, so I'm sure there's room for a couple From the Vault OoCQotW's.
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#7 Posted on 31.12.10 1515.10
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So now that we all clicked these does that inflate the ratings
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#8 Posted on 3.1.11 2304.06
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For me, it's usually not the quote that makes me click the link, but the thread that it was posted in that makes me want to click and look back.
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#9 Posted on 11.1.11 1859.39
Reposted on: 11.1.18 1859.58
I can't even remember what I may have meant by what I said about the Shield. I am happy that the Scott Pilgrim one is the tops because it is such a great movie.
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#10 Posted on 12.1.18 1728.50
Note to self: do this again some day
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#11 Posted on 14.1.11 1147.47
Reposted on: 14.1.18 1148.59
Wow. I never expected to be on this list, but there I am.
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#12 Posted on 16.1.11 1734.38
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I take solace in the fact that my Sheamus Crotch still lives on within drjayphd.
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