‘Fess up

Okay, who hacked Daypop to stick me at both #2 and #5? With Adam at #4, #6, and #8, I’m going to be taking a close look at our common BlogShares investors; someone’s due for a big gift of stock.


Comment by Dougal #
2003-04-15 07:37:16

Okay, I admit it, it was me. 100 shares of your stock should be sufficient.

But seriously…. If you want to do some trading, I can gift you 100 shares of my stock for a link (like I did over on Mark’s blog).

I had wanted to buy some shares of your stock, but it all got snapped up before I got to it :-/

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2003-04-15 08:31:56

I’m still trying to come up with something that isn’t just an imitation of Mark’s scheme, but for now there’s still no real point in buying a link from me, since even though the bot noticed that fat and juicy link from Haloscan, and just reindexed me, it didn’t revalue me, so my outgoing links still aren’t worth much.

Yeah, the evil speculators snapped my stock right up, didn’t I, er, they? Now that Seyed says all stock will be available again on May 1, the possibilities for gaming it are wide open again: time to run your price up as best you can, sell, then drive your price down to the floor for the grand buyback.

Comment by Anita Rowland #
2003-04-15 08:36:02

Seems odd that three citations would put you so high.

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2003-04-15 09:35:46

Slow news day? After all, the Washington Post is running articles about iguana meat, and Matt’s blogging them ;)

Really, I’d guess a crawler hiccup, now spotted and being corrected, since right now Daypop’s just returning a blank HTML page. I’ll take my 15 minutes however I can, though.

Comment by Adam Kalsey #
2003-04-15 10:16:51

This is your idea of a joke, right Phil? I mean I don’t think I’ve ever made the top 40, and now you’re telling me I had a third of the top ten spots? And I didn’t even get to see it. Did anyone take a screenshot?

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2003-04-15 10:43:36

No joke: check your access.log, I’m pretty sure I clicked at least one of yours. I only got 10 reads between two posts, but still it was sort of funny while it lasted. Screenshot? That would have been the sensible thing to do, so of course I didn’t. Y’know, because I’m there so often. Why, I think it was just last October that I was last there.

And looking for that brings up the question: was that actually something new? I don’t go by Daypop very often, so /posts/ didn’t surprise me much, but looking back the last referrers were from /links/ (as in, links to everything rather than links to weblog posts). Maybe he was just trying out the idea of separating links to weblogs from links to anything. Or maybe it’s been that way for months. Dunno.

Comment by Adam Kalsey #
2003-04-15 12:21:37

Now that Daypop’s back up, I’m able to see the list. There must be something wrong. Clicking the ’citations’ link for all three of my listed articles reveals that Daypop doesn’t have any links in the database to them.

And Feedster and Technorati searches didn’t turn anything up either.

But, hey, I’ll take it. And I did take a screenshot.

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