are the hit rates for member profiles stored anywhere November 20, 2001 3:36 PM   Subscribe

Just as a matter of interest ... are the hit rates for member profiles stored anywhere? Any chance of a league table? Wouldn't that end the debate about who is actually A-list?
posted by feelinglistless to MetaFilter-Related at 3:36 PM (20 comments total)

Good thinking! And whatever happened to making IQ and income mandatory fields in the user profiles!?!
posted by sylloge at 3:53 PM on November 20, 2001

And whatever happened to making IQ and income mandatory fields in the user profiles!?!

Actually, only the A-list Members get access to those fields....

posted by ParisParamus at 3:56 PM on November 20, 2001

Gads, I hope not. People will just start posting nude photos of Molly Sims to their profile page in an effort to jack-up their hit rate and gain A-list status.

Jesus, what am I saying? That would be fantastic!
posted by Shadowkeeper at 3:57 PM on November 20, 2001

I am quite fine here on the T-list.
posted by owillis at 4:01 PM on November 20, 2001

So alright, what motivates us to click on the member tags? And how often are we disappointed because there isn't a link to a personal website...
posted by feelinglistless at 4:17 PM on November 20, 2001

I would rather think there are thousands of people clicking my profile just for the sheer unadulterated joy of it. It's a lot better than the sad reality that no-one really cares except that one guy I pissed off a few months back who is stalking my every move and compiling a list of my lunch habits.
posted by Kafkaesque at 4:26 PM on November 20, 2001

Muhahahaha, enjoy that Burrito today, you bastard? It may be your last.
posted by Doug at 4:28 PM on November 20, 2001

"Clicker" 2456 who e-mails me via my profile will receive a special gift. Void where prohibited. And in Chile.
posted by ParisParamus at 4:28 PM on November 20, 2001

If you're that curious about people clicking through to your profile, you could always embed an image on there from a website whose statistics you can access (a la rcade) & check the hits the image gets.
posted by zempf at 4:32 PM on November 20, 2001

kafkaesque, I'm glad you mentioned that, because I'm a couple days behind on my list of your lunches. Please reply with Nov. 15, 19 and 20. Thanks.

On topic, I like checking out people's profiles and their sites, and I hope I don't disappoint anyone sees no website on my profile; I don't have a website. Sometimes I just mouse-over a name I haven't seen much to check out their user id # (i.e., how long have they been here)

Sometimes I go to someone's profile to skim the links and comments they've posted and put single comments in perspective.

I would be interested in seeing the activity level of members across the board, because I feel like there are many in the middle who don't show up much, and maybe they could be de-activated to ease the memory load on the server (maybe minor effect), but that's a topic for another thread (already covered ad nauseum).
posted by msacheson at 4:33 PM on November 20, 2001

How many of us have had an entire thread devoted to their profile? *whistles innocently*
posted by rodii at 4:43 PM on November 20, 2001

When I see a comment I strongly diagree with, I check out the user's profile to see if they have a site. If they do, I visit it, and then look for more evidence to support my belief that they're dumber and/or uglier than I am.

Of course, if they turn out to be smarter, then they're just academic twits who know nothing about the 'real world', and if they're more attractive, they're obviously shallow.

Either way, I'm better than all of you.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 4:57 PM on November 20, 2001

15: Lobster Thermidor followed by Baked Alaska

19: Chicken Head

20: On this day I chose a delightful concoction of nature's bounty: tree frog and rhododendrons fresh from my garden. A precocious and heady mix that always puts me in mind of a fresh breeze off the island of Malta one day when I was sailing with that gang of pirates I used to hang out with.

Doug, you almost got me, but I traded lunches with a coworker today, and was plesantly surprised when he keeled over and began vomiting blood. Talk about lucky!
posted by Kafkaesque at 5:01 PM on November 20, 2001

if you want to know who looks at your profile, you can add an tag that points to something on your website. then you can count up the requests for that image in your referrer logs.
posted by moz at 5:26 PM on November 20, 2001

I can't believe that not one single person sent me an e-mail since I write that, above. Perhaps Mefi doesn't have 1.2 million stealth readers after all. : (
posted by ParisParamus at 5:43 PM on November 20, 2001

Hmmm ... interesting point, moz. I just set up a little image servlet (image isn't even visible) and it printed all sorts of interesting info when I looked at my profile, including IP address and hostname. I wonder if anyone's ever tried to track a live thread in this way? Very devious.
posted by dlewis at 5:51 PM on November 20, 2001

I try to remember to check profiles because I am often rewarded with interesting websites when I do. Also, exactly what obiwanwasabi said, especially the part about being better than all of you.
posted by jennyb at 7:40 PM on November 20, 2001

checks jennyb's profile
wanders over to jennyb's site
...socks, hardware, Mexicans...

Yep - thought so ;)
posted by obiwanwasabi at 10:18 PM on November 20, 2001

That is so strange; I was just wondering what people would think of that idea, so I came to MetaTalk to post a thread about it, and here one is.
posted by donkeymon at 7:55 AM on November 21, 2001

Thanks, Obiwanwasabi... I'd never visited her site before. Very nice.

And for the record, Rodii... who do you have to thank for that thread? Huh?

Yeah. Exactly. : )
posted by silusGROK at 9:07 AM on November 21, 2001

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