One of the (good | bad | scary) things about adding to the sum total of data that is reachable on the World Wide Web with your virtual chicken scratches is that with the right terms entered into the right search engines, ANYBODY in the world can find something YOU have written at ANY time, visit here, and read it. (This is how we end up with people who register, ask a question about the maximum money possible to win on Jeopardy!, and then are never seen again, for instance.)
One of the fun things about my (allegéd) ability to read web logs and then turn around and right code based on what we log is that YOU can see at any time just how many people have found threads you've started, from where, at what time, and how often.
How, you ask? It's really quite simple: 1. Click over to your profile (The W). (I hope that link actually takes you to YOUR profile.)
2. At the bottom of the page, click "View threads by this user."
You'll find a "Referrals" column smack dab near the middle of the subsequent list of threads. Find a nice, fat number and click on it! Marvel!
Then, come back and share your results with us.
Here's my answer:
I am surprised to learn that so many people are unable to find the "English" link over at the Flashfabrica site (not that I found it, either - I just managed to figure everything out before somebody told me it was there) as evidence by the dozens of variations of "flashfabrica english" searches listed at http://the-w.com/referrals.php/thread=36101.
The most hilarious thing about Tommy Dreamer is that everyone else in WWE, from Shelton Benjamin to dudes who haven't even debuted yet, has a T-shirt available. WWE doesn't even bother printing up a T-shirt for Tommy Dreamer, A MAN WHOSE GIMMICK IS WEARING A T-SHIRT WHILE WRESTLING. And why is that? Because not a god damn person would ever pay money for a Tommy Dreamer shirt. Not even his own mother. As a result he usually ends up wearing a shirt that says "WRESTLEMANIA 24" or "JUDGEMENT DAY." I think it's time for Tommy Dreamer to just print up a T-shirt that says "UPCOMING PAY PER VIEW"
My top referral'd thread is the one I started on the Office episode "Launch Party" (The W). Not surprisingly, a lot of the referrals are simple searches for 'the office' or a related quote from the episode. However, there is also a search for "pelvic short jokes".
My next most referred thread is an ollllllllld one. It's a Red Wings related thread entitled "Friendly Reminder" (The W). And, well, I'll let the searches speak for themselves:
That TV ratings did well because it got posted on imdb by people discussing Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
The iTunes thread has some weird ones. Someone from the UK was looking for Wrestlemania 24 in MP4 format and ended up in that thread. Someone from Israel did a google search for My Documents\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Music\Podcasts\ delete old . An American used Yahoo to search for www.Music\iTunes\iTunes Music\Downloads\Podcasts. I think it may have been Creed Bratton trying to reach his website (www.creedthoughts.gov.www\creedthoughts). The thread was also found by people trying to troubleshoot MediaMonkey and Juice, two of the programs mentioned.
I can only assume the poor searcher who found my thread on the SHIMMER Vol. 17 and 18 tapings (The W) was disappointed by the results of his search for "hot blonde tag teamed." More or less disappointed than the searcher for "uk women wrestlers who do their opponents on youtube"? God only knows.
(edited by spf on 2.10.08 1057) 2007 W-League Fantasy Football champion!
I did miss a few big ones but from what I saw, my top ten were: 1. Skyfall 2. Silver Linings Playbook 3. Django 4. Argo 5. Safety Not Guaranteed 6. Looper 7. The Dark Knight Rises 8. Lincoln 9. Chronicle 10.