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[Motd] 900,000 visitorsANN.lu
Posted on 26-Apr-2000 08:58 GMT by Christian Kemp13 comments
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This morning, ANN's graphical counter indicated that there have been 900,000 visitors so far. This counter has been recording the number of graphical visits since the very start of ANN almost three and a half years ago. The number of visitors, as well as the pageviews are slowly but gradually going up. At the current pace, ANN will record about 350,000 requests and show 175,000 pages this month. I wanted to thank all my loyal readers and visitors, and I hope to keep providing a valuable service to all of you.
900,000 visitors : Comment 1 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Rasmus on 25-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Hi have been a happy ANN reader for quit some time now. I vist the page 2-5 times a day :) BUT I'm beging to loos my happines :( with all the "news". If you will want me (and others?) to continue visit you will have to stop all this unmoderated "news", and start moderate again...
Well, thanks for a until recently a great page!
900,000 visitors : Comment 2 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Haider Tuaima on 25-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
I'm a visitor from the UAE (United Arab Emirates - the country that is) and I visit ANN 2-3 times a day using my PC (sob) I was an Amiga User/Developer, one project was to Arabise Scala and link it to a live DBMan database and create the first Arabic Scala Info channel, anyway that was a long time ago and I miss Amiga and hope It'll come back. All I have now is UAE (the emulator that is) and great memories of my beloved Amiga.
I have a site too, uccnet.8k.com and ANN is in my favourate link section.
I wish for more success for ANN - good job indeed, you're keeping Amigan's in touch.
900,000 visitors : Comment 3 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Teemu I. Yliselš on 25-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Just a thought, Christian: Maybe you could have a little competition here, where the one millionth visitor would receive some modest prize. I'm sure Amiga dealers or some other Amiga company would be willing to donate something. I mean, one million visitors, that's quite remarkable for any site on the Net.
900,000 visitors : Comment 4 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Ahmed on 25-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
I no longer visit the Amiga, but it is my first true love. And you know what they say about first love.
I started visiting your site after Amiga Web Directory went under. Since then, if I browse, I visit your site. I am still hopeful that the Amiga we come back. Your site plays a major role in letting us know, what is going on in this community. Keep up the good work.
Ahmed
www.clickgrafix.com
NewTek and Scala Distributor in Malaysia
900,000 visitors : Comment 5 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Ben Yoris on 25-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Wow !
Close to one million visitors ! How great !
Congratulations Chris !
And let's hope ANN will make another million faster than the first one !
900,000 visitors : Comment 6 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Hasse on 25-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Where is the counter now anyway? Doesn't show up here (buggy netscape though).
900,000 visitors : Comment 7 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 25-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Hasse):
> Where is the counter now anyway? Doesn't show up here (buggy netscape though).
It moved to its own box in the navigation bar.
900,000 visitors : Comment 8 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 25-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Rasmus):
> Hi have been a happy ANN reader for quit some time now. I vist the page
> 2-5 times a day :) BUT I'm beging to loos my happines :( with all
> the "news". If you will want me (and others?) to continue visit you will
> have to stop all this unmoderated "news", and start moderate again...
The problem is, right now, that I couldn't provide you with any different news,
since I am not aware of anything else going on. If I were to moderate again, I
might present the news in a different writing style, but the amount and topics
would still be the same.
I've been looking on csam, but there is nothing worth reporting. I guess some
other news sites have different news, but I'm not too keen on reprinting what's
already available elsewhere.
> Well, thanks for a until recently a great page!
Thanks for visiting. I'm trying to keep the page "great". :)
900,000 visitors : Comment 9 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 25-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Teemu I. Yliselš):
> Just a thought, Christian: Maybe you could have a little competition here,
> where the one millionth visitor would receive some modest prize. I'm sure
> Amiga dealers or some other Amiga company would be willing to donate
> something. I mean, one million visitors, that's quite remarkable for any
> site on the Net.
I've had the same thought, already when the (mostly unnoticed) 800,000 barrier
was crossed, but I didn't really pursue it for a number of reasons.
Eternity might have been a good partner for this, too bad they eventually
expected me to sell banner space for less than it's worth.
As far as other Amiga dealers are concerned, I'm not aware of anyone willing
to donate some outstanding hardware or software. A 1,000,000 contest on ANN
will either be huge, or won't happen at all.
900,000 visitors : Comment 10 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Kent Seaton on 25-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Christian Kemp):
/ I've been looking on csam, but there is nothing worth reporting. I guess some
/ other news sites have different news, but I'm not too keen on reprinting
/ what's already available elsewhere.
That's where the beauty of this site is. For the longest time I've not seen any type of "over on this site they said" postings... Which just makes each of the Amiga news sites great. Though I do have an idea for you CK. I'm not a very huge fan of /. but this might be worth looking into on your next revision of the code.
Let's say you have open season on the postings like they are now except you or other people moderate some of the "top news" articles. From there add the ability to quickly select "top articles" that are added to a front page. Then keep the unmoderation going with ideas and posts of something like a message board. Also linking some of the hottest debates onto the main page would be a great idea as well. With this in mind, add the ability to let a user create a form of user poll in the message. This would give it a feel of something like slashdot but would definately make things very interesting. This would allow everyone to get their voice heard as well as give the opertunity for you to keep the news fresh and current without having to wade through all that junk in c.s.a.m.
Keep up the great work CK!
900,000 visitors : Comment 11 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Roberto C. on 25-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
I adore this site!
I like very much participation of the users by adding comments.Long life to ANN and Christian....and thank you for your job!
900,000 visitors : Comment 12 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Jeff Martin on 25-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Excellent site Christian. It`s the first site I visit everyday.
Keep up the great work.:)
Jeff.
900,000 visitors : Comment 13 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Darrin on 26-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Well done Chris.
PS - I actually LIKE the unmoderated news.
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