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[Motd] Record month / moderatorsANN.lu
Posted on 01-Nov-2001 15:08 GMT by Christian Kemp15 comments
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Last month ANN.lu recorded the most pageviews in a month since it came to life almost five years ago, tracking 435,695 successful requests and about 207,000 pageviews for 30,904 distinct hosts, totalling over 3 GB of bandwidth (mod/gzip'ed on HTTP/1.1-compliant browsers). Thanks for visiting and contributing!

On this occasion, I'd also like to welcome back Teemu I. Yliselä as moderator. Once Christophe Decanini has settled down in his new house over in the US, I hope to have him back on the team, too.

Record month / moderators : Comment 1 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Peter Eriksson on 01-Nov-2001 14:27 GMT
Christian (and the rest of the ANN team), your commitment to the Amiga community is outstanding! Thank you for an excellent service!
Record month / moderators : Comment 2 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Brecht [darklite] on 01-Nov-2001 14:32 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Peter Eriksson):
yes, excellent self-supportive news site!
I'm only missing something like profiles, but no rush :)
Record month / moderators : Comment 3 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 01-Nov-2001 16:09 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Brecht [darklite]):
Yes, this is a great service. Many thanks.
Record month / moderators : Comment 4 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Michael Taylor on 01-Nov-2001 17:40 GMT
It IS outStanding. :) Thank you!
Record month / moderators : Comment 5 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Paul J. Beel on 01-Nov-2001 22:51 GMT
Yes, this is a wonderful site!
Very glad you are here!!
Thank you!
Record month / moderators : Comment 6 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Gabriele "poing" Favrin on 01-Nov-2001 22:53 GMT
Hi, I just want to say thanks to CK for his service, [..]
Record month / moderators : Comment 7 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Mark Hone on 02-Nov-2001 09:10 GMT
Hi Christian!
I would just like to add my thanks as well for keeping me informed of all the latest news and rumours.
ANN is a well-organised site that is a pleasure to browse!
Keep up the good work!
Record month / moderators : Comment 8 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Martin Heine on 02-Nov-2001 09:18 GMT
I just hope you don't really plan to make the users have to log-in before they're allowed to add comments. Okay, some of the anonymous comments maybe annoying - but on the other hand sometimes that way we get infos by someone who knows something interesting he isn't allowed to spread or let it be just that he'd had to face other disadvantages if he'd post it by his real name. So keeping ANN open for everyone is not only more convenient for us (no need to register and login first), but also we're able to get more information - and you're able to get more visitors on your page.
Record month / moderators : Comment 9 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 02-Nov-2001 09:29 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Martin Heine):
I don't plan to restrict access to ANN in any way. Some day, I might get around to writing some code that implements some feature to give more weight to comments that are posted by verified users, or more clearly mark content that should be taken with a grain of salt, but I don't plan to do anything like the Slashdot moderation or other, even more restricted, systems.
Record month / moderators : Comment 10 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Brecht [darklite] on 02-Nov-2001 11:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Christian Kemp):
I'd like that only registered users can post news items... comments should be open I guess. Also, a tree view of comments and their replies would be interesting, and could also limit the bandwidth (no longer have to load the full comments page).
Maybe an option for registered users to tick certain news items as 'read' (no longer display) and others as 'interesting', so that he can easily follow further discussion. I'm aware this is alot of work, so don't feel obligated :)
Record month / moderators : Comment 11 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Alain on 02-Nov-2001 12:06 GMT
I just want to say THANKS to Christian for his news site. It's one of the best resource for amiga users.
Amiga rulez!
Record month / moderators : Comment 12 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Graham on 02-Nov-2001 13:37 GMT
(Doing my best to get the posting levels up!)
Nice to see things going well, hope the rewrite is coming along nicely, if slowly.
I agree that a nested posting style would be a nice way to read comments as well. Makes discussions much easier to follow. Erm, and give people the option of registering, but not for posting, but required for new stories.
Record month / moderators : Comment 13 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by DanDude on 02-Nov-2001 14:39 GMT
Thanks, Christian, for keeping us informed and staying online. :)
Christophe, welcome to the USA. Enjoy your stay :)
Record month / moderators : Comment 14 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by smithy on 02-Nov-2001 17:15 GMT
Congratulations Christian. ANN is cool :)
Record month / moderators : Comment 15 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Luther Blissett on 02-Nov-2001 22:48 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Graham):
I'll second the motion for threaded posts, a la something like Network
54's forums. As for Logins, maybe for starting a thread, but not for
posting comments, if only becuase some sites (eg barbelith.com) put me
right off going on to read (just laziness on my part though!)
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