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paul wheaton
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Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20572
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It looks like yahoo is counting clicks to determine who should be listed as "Most Popular Sites".
Please go to http://dir.yahoo.com/Computers_and_Internet/Programming_Languages/Java/ and click on JavaRanch!

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Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Gladly!
Cindy Glass
"The Hood"
Sheriff

Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
OK, I clicked my vote.


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Kalidas Pavi
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 20, 2000
Posts: 42
Clicked vote++
Ajith Kallambella
Sheriff

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Done!


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Cindy Glass
"The Hood"
Sheriff

Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Hey, can we vote more than once??? Perhaps you should persuade everyone to bookmark that page, and get into Javaranch from there???
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20572
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I dunno.
All I know is that they say "most popular" and the links are not direct. The links go through yahoo meaning that they are counting the clicks.
I suspect that they have ways of checking to see how many IP's the clicks are coming from, so if one user clicks a zillion times, they'll still count that as one (or they might decide to black list that site). But if gobs of people click from lots of different places, that has to be all good
delwyn allely
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 04, 2001
Posts: 4
Done, I really enjoy falling off my horse !
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shree vijay
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 18, 2000
Posts: 208
One more vote cast. My 2 cents worth for the site I feel i am beginning to get addicted to .
[This message has been edited by shree vijay (edited January 23, 2001).]
[This message has been edited by shree vijay (edited January 23, 2001).]


Regards,<BR>Shree
JC Cook
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 13, 2000
Posts: 32
For a long time, I've been meaning to make a suggestion that you put a JR HOME link on the saloon, so that when I'm done palaverin' (for friends out of country, that's western US cowboy slang for "profuse or idle chatter" ) I can more easily get back home.
Guess I'll be content with my 'Yahoo! Computer' bookmark and just vote my way back. But when the votes are all in and the recount's done, maybe reconsider the HOME button?
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20572
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Is there an example of what you are talking about?
Chris Cingrani
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 21, 2000
Posts: 69
JC -
I'm pretty sure the link you're requesting already exists. If you scroll to the bottom of any Saloon page you will see the word JavaRanch underlined. Click on this and it will take you back to the main page.
Chris
[This message has been edited by Chris Cingrani (edited January 12, 2001).]
Samuel Wolfe
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 06, 2001
Posts: 12
Done! I went in a circle, but I guess Yahoo! saw it...
David Junta
Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 10, 2000
Posts: 86
Do they have some way of knowing if you click it 5 times in 5 minutes? Just curious...
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20572
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There is a way, but I don't know if they do it.
Dennis Daniels
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 09, 2001
Posts: 2
done
Dennis Daniels
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 09, 2001
Posts: 2
by the way
I like that after submitting an email (and the nifty cookie feature of remembering who I am, thank goodness, I can't remember all of my psswds and logins can I?) the page kicks me back to the last page I was looking at...
Now that is functional!
Brian Tomlin
Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 06, 2000
Posts: 31
I put my vote in. Does JavaRanch get anything, besides good publicity, for being one of the top sites, or the top site?
For what it's worth, I spend more time on this site than any other Jave site out there. Keep up the excellent work, and thanks to everyone that makes it possible!
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20572
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All we get is a better listing. And for yahoo, that could mean a lot of traffic.
Gayathri Jagannathan
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 13, 2000
Posts: 8
I put my vote


Gayathri
Mirko Froehlich
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 21, 2000
Posts: 114
Are you sure that Yahoo is really counting the clicks to determine the most popular sites? I don't want to suggest that Yahoo is corrupt, but I know that at least some portal sites get paid to rank a link higher than others.
-Mirko

Originally posted by Paul Wheaton:
I dunno.
All I know is that they say "most popular" and the links are not direct. The links go through yahoo meaning that they are counting the clicks.
I suspect that they have ways of checking to see how many IP's the clicks are coming from, so if one user clicks a zillion times, they'll still count that as one (or they might decide to black list that site). But if gobs of people click from lots of different places, that has to be all good

Peter Gragert
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Joined: Jan 16, 2001
Posts: 424
Just came back by click to here!
 
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