April 28, 2000
3:56 PM   Subscribe

I think this deserves the front page: the two Elian_True guys work for Playboy:

http://www.playboy.com/digital/inthenews.html
posted by baylink (9 comments total)

 
http://www.playboy.com/digital/inthenews.html for those who are lazy.
posted by fil! at 4:08 PM on April 28, 2000


As I'm sure *you* realize, I did that on purpose.
posted by baylink at 4:11 PM on April 28, 2000


Umm, hey Baylink: What is the deal with your greenspunized urls anyway?
posted by CalvinTheBold at 4:17 PM on April 28, 2000


You can click here to access the totality of information that is gathered by greenspinning the links. No more information is gathered than the total number of clickthoughs per day. I do not see how this can offend.
posted by EngineBeak at 5:06 PM on April 28, 2000


It's much less invasive than the common sitemeter.
posted by EngineBeak at 5:15 PM on April 28, 2000


At first it wasn't an offense, it was an inconvenience: It was a chore to dig the destination URL out of all the garbage when checking out the link in the browser's status bar.
Then it became an offense when the greenspun stuff got hidden behind a Javascripted status bar message with just the URL. The deception became obvious when the status bar stopped working properly on other links.
Just post your links and feel good about the contribution! If your posting prompts good discussion, then there's your affirmation.
posted by owen at 7:03 PM on April 28, 2000


As I've explained ad nauseum, Owen, the precise reason I mouseovered the links was because people just like yourself complained, quite rightly (it annoyed *me*, too), that they couldn't see the URL.

The mouseover code was posted, right out in the open, right here on Meta, by David Adams of The Stuffed Dog; I got it from him.

Just because people say you're paranoid doesn't, indeed, mean that there aren't people out to get you, but *I am not one of them*.

Thanks, Beak; I appreciate it.

The total count, BTW, in 27 postings and 107 followups (I added it up for Matt earlier) is slightly over 3600 clickthroughs.

I find *that* affirming, yes.

"Greenspinning". I like that.
posted by baylink at 8:33 PM on April 28, 2000


Heh, I'm glad to have caused so much controversy with some simple code. I didn't realize it broke anything. It doesn't on my browser!
posted by daveadams at 9:48 AM on May 1, 2000


Perhaps "break" isn't the right word...?
posted by baylink at 1:54 PM on May 3, 2000


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