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(Fark)   Fark cracks 5,000,000 hits in one month (with 3 days to go)   ( divider line
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1536 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Oct 2001 at 12:02 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-10-29 12:03:55 PM  
Anywhere to get graphs or info of previous months?
2001-10-29 12:04:40 PM  
Congratulations Drew.
2001-10-29 12:04:55 PM  
2001-10-29 12:05:22 PM  
That's quite a few.
2001-10-29 12:05:30 PM  
This just in: Ananova announces 5million hits in one month. :P
2001-10-29 12:07:36 PM  
VERY farking cool.

makes me proud that I have nothing better to do than hang around a website........
2001-10-29 12:08:24 PM  

I knew if I wrote WWW.FARK.COM in enough men's bathroom stalls that they would come.
2001-10-29 12:09:03 PM  
congratulations, gentlemen
2001-10-29 12:09:26 PM  
Is this good or bad?
2001-10-29 12:09:28 PM  
2001-10-29 12:09:29 PM  
Out of control.

Rock 'n' roll!
2001-10-29 12:10:02 PM  
Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

If it's good then Congratulations Drew et al!

If not, I guess I should contribute to the Beer Fund again...
2001-10-29 12:10:13 PM  
Waitaminute......Drew, is this a "good thing", or is it a "bad thing"?

You know, bandwidth operating costs and all...

2001-10-29 12:10:22 PM  
2001-10-29 12:10:26 PM  
yeah .. i know I'm celebrating by clicking no everytime a fark page loads due to a error in the code! damn that's annoying..
2001-10-29 12:10:31 PM  
EXCELLENT...congratulations FARK...Great site.
2001-10-29 12:12:06 PM  
Previous month's stats are on that page as well. The last three anyhow. We had to cut it off at that because the logfiles were too large to hold on disk. However it went something like:

April: 1mil
May: 1.3 mil
June: 1.6 mil
July: 2.1 mil
Aug Sept and Oct are all on the stat page (as well as a partial July
2001-10-29 12:13:13 PM  
I'm holding out that by the time we get too big for me to afford anymore we'll have some financial support either through ads or sponsorship. Or something else.

It's a gamble but at this point we can't stop the growth so might as well go for broke
2001-10-29 12:15:02 PM  
Yeah! Weeeeeeeee!
2001-10-29 12:15:46 PM  
fix line 389 and 391 of your code now.. it's annoying.. it just started happening 20 mins ago or so.. some variable is undefined or some crap...
2001-10-29 12:15:50 PM  
In that case, good work my man! Can I help by clicking those ads on the right bar? If I click multiple times does that help more, or do they want only unique hits?
2001-10-29 12:16:38 PM  
yeah ok nm looks like it got fixed .. prompt service!...

that's alot hits by the way.. congrats
2001-10-29 12:18:07 PM  
No idea on the click ads, I'll find out
2001-10-29 12:20:57 PM  
Search words used to find this site....

12281: pics

God damn, that's almost as vague as searching for stuff....
2001-10-29 12:21:51 PM  
That's nothing, punch in boobies on google image search and you'll get a picture of Mike
2001-10-29 12:21:52 PM  
Weeeeeeeeeeeeee! Here's to 5,000,000 hits.

BTW, anyone have the link handy for the Weeeeeeeeee! Flash cartoon? I can't seem to find it...
2001-10-29 12:25:05 PM  
2001-10-29 12:26:06 PM  
I hope this popularity phase bullshiat passes soon, and we can get back to real farking.
2001-10-29 12:27:39 PM  
5 million hits of crack, that is definitely a drug problem.
2001-10-29 12:29:01 PM  
That's great. This is no doubt my favorite site on the net. I wouldn't mind ads on the site at all, if it meant you guys could continue.
2001-10-29 12:29:03 PM  
Congrats Drew. This is very Farking cool! Headed to the top!
2001-10-29 12:30:03 PM  

250 of those are mine :p
2001-10-29 12:34:40 PM  
that was me I just kept reloading the page, my bad!
2001-10-29 12:35:55 PM  
Congrats guys!
Makes me wonder though;
1. Who is the mystery visitor from Tonga?
2. What kind of scary person does a net search on "Olsen twins nude"?
3. How many hits do you reckon I'd get if I stuck up a page with just the words, "Halle Berry", "Jerri Playboy" & "boobies"?
2001-10-29 12:37:09 PM  
Well done Drew & Crew.

[image from too old to be available]

This was done for 1 mill hits or something, please read as 5,000,000 Congrats, to save me editing.
2001-10-29 12:37:44 PM  
Perl shiat......woohoo!

Makes me proud to be studying computer science......sort of.

BTW, if you need cash, I happen to have a whopping $0.74
2001-10-29 12:46:22 PM  
... etc. :)
2001-10-29 12:47:06 PM  
Whoops, forgot that I can't use those, I'll just retry this...

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2001-10-29 12:48:07 PM  
Wooo-hooo! Die, server, die!
2001-10-29 12:49:36 PM  
This round is on me...Boobies for everyone!

Congrats Drew!
2001-10-29 12:50:07 PM  
1417: olsen twins nude

Search requests that led to

Hmm.... is their something you aren't telling us drew. Where these pics. I knew a non pr0n site could never get so many hits.
2001-10-29 12:55:39 PM  
well fark me running...
2001-10-29 12:58:10 PM  
What was more disturbing (sort of, that's pretty disturbing) was the number of people that searched for '' to get here. Type it in the goddamned address bar already. God I hate that.
2001-10-29 01:01:51 PM  
Congratulations Farkistan. We should hold a Fark-raiser to try and get these guys thier own server.
2001-10-29 01:02:21 PM  
i started coming here in april so everyone can thank me! : )
nah really congrats Drew and Crew.
2001-10-29 01:08:29 PM  
This calls for some

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2001-10-29 01:11:15 PM  
Anarach, that acutally makes sense. If you're an idiot at work and don't want to show up in IE's dropdown link menu, or be autocompleted for the next person who types it, you can just go to google and type in there.

Of course, you could also type Liza Minelli Yoda Boobies or something like that and have Fark end up as #1. (Remember those links? Irritating)
2001-10-29 01:23:01 PM  
Congrats guys, I got you something!
[image from too old to be available]
I'll be there in a little while...
2001-10-29 01:28:10 PM  
my finger was getting rather tired hitting reload all day long.
2001-10-29 01:58:03 PM  
Satan is happy muh hahahah!
2001-10-29 02:08:05 PM  
Fark still seems to be fairly responsive even with so many hits... what sort of server/connection is it on?
2001-10-29 02:10:16 PM  
what happened to the popular search phrase "ass pennies"
that was always my favorite one. I guess it was replaced by bin and laden

Glad to see the olson twins nude is still one of the favorite search terms too

2001-10-29 02:10:52 PM  
May yer potatoes grow large and have many eyes!

- old Irish toast
2001-10-29 02:12:40 PM  
I am so happy to be responsible for at least three or four hundred of those hits a month.

So little time, so many to troll.
2001-10-29 02:16:07 PM  
1379: belinda carlisle nude

Heh, seems boobies rein supreme here. At least, to get people here.
2001-10-29 02:47:34 PM  
Flakeloaf -

They've got you going to Fark in the proxy logs anyway, no point in not conveniencing yourself by going straight there. At work there's a few people that try such things, or go where they know there's a link. Thing is there's always the DNS lookup for Fark anyway.

That aside, I don't care at all for monitoring people via software. That's what bosses are for. If you can't tell if your employee is farking off during the work day (i.e. - they get their work done on time) don't screw with them with logging or whatever. And for the record it was HR's brilliant idea to mine the proxy logs where I work, not MIS's, because, well, we're cooler than that.

2001-10-29 03:02:30 PM  
WeeeHaaa! Time for a raging kegger..a beer-fueled orgy of destruction...Congrats...anybody around the Tampa area,click on our profile and write us..
2001-10-29 03:09:52 PM  
That's a Shiite-load. Bwahahahahaha! God I kill me...
2001-10-29 03:15:09 PM  
You would have only been 4,999,999 if it weren't for me. :) So....hooray for my boobies and their awesome power!

2001-10-29 03:28:11 PM  
OhmygodImsohappyforyaDrewhopeallyourhardworkpaysoffsomedaysoyoucansay weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
HPZ [TotalFark]
2001-10-29 03:31:33 PM  
w00t. w00t, w00t and w00t.
2001-10-29 03:47:43 PM  
I took that many bong hits easy
2001-10-29 04:38:49 PM  
With the tragedy and the increased visibility of FARK, I'm surprised there wasn't more trending around Sept. It looks almost like a smooth progression.
2001-10-29 05:57:28 PM  
5 million drunk guys can't be wrong!
2001-10-29 06:18:40 PM  
2001-10-29 06:53:06 PM  
5,000,000 hits, yet the stupidity of the junior moderators who let stupid lame shiat meaningless repeat posts never ceases to amaze me. FARK used to be cutting-edge, with articles so few had ever seen before. But since the junior moderators are rampant, there are several people like myself who are dissatisfied with their performance. Peformance, you ask? More like lack of. They insist on posting gay-ass faggoty links that suck, whereas meanwhile, several of us veteran FARKers have submitted good shiat that never makes it to being posted. I used to like, but lately it has sucked major fag ass.

-he who stacks pork
2001-10-29 08:12:26 PM  
very well deserved! i only discovered fark earlier this month. it's become one of my favorite websites. fark rocks.
2001-10-29 08:24:12 PM  
Congrats on this number. I have a challange for you fakers. Fark my website! (
Rat [TotalFark]
2001-10-29 08:52:10 PM  

how do you really feel?

-he who porks stacked chicks

ps...congrats drew, 5 million, thats like a lot, right?
2001-10-29 08:56:04 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
good job drew
2001-10-29 09:01:51 PM  
Hey, Fark my site too.
And if I get over ten thousand hits, I'll put up a pic of my boobies. :)
2001-10-29 09:58:19 PM  
What's wrong with Leopold? I was here when there was only one navy blue border, so there! That's hardly impressive to him or other fark vets, but when you consider that my acct of 6469 is about the meridan for acct numbers, then the growth of this site is scary. It won't be long now before I'm not the only farker in Western PA. I'll be able to talk about it with my mouth, instead of typing!
2001-10-30 12:12:54 PM  

-he who stacks pork
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