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.
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...
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....
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.
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
So, I can't read this message from Captain Cuba, because it says that his instant rating is negative 1.74, which is below my threshold of zero. When I check his profile to see what's up, his threshold is now 109.5 (well above my threshold ).