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braindead [Jan. 29th, 2004|09:22 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Hi Brad,

[name protected] has scribbled in your scrapbook. To read the new entry, visit orkut.
You already sent me mail, fuckers, so you could've just included the scrapbook text.
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[User Picture]From: niko
2004-01-29 09:25 am (UTC)
Friendster does that shit too.
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[User Picture]From: cerealkillah
2004-01-29 09:30 am (UTC)
But that wouldnt have generated traffic for thier site.
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[User Picture]From: krow
2004-01-29 09:30 am (UTC)
But then they don't get a page view :)

This is why Slashdot doesn't send out the comment and a form to fill it out when you get email about one.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-01-29 09:43 am (UTC)

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Lame, lame, lame..... ;-)
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[User Picture]From: krow
2004-01-29 09:56 am (UTC)

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Just be happy you never had to worry about banner ads.
Your model is the opposite of most sites. If you can get a user to never connect to the site by just letting them see the comments in their inbox it keeps a lid on your page counts :)
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[User Picture]From: dormando
2004-01-29 10:06 am (UTC)
Most popular OSS message board systems do this too, which is maddening, as they don't have the banner ads excuse.
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[User Picture]From: dpb
2004-01-29 10:49 am (UTC)

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But it makes their site easier to sell to others...

"Over 2 million people visited the site today" vs "About 50,000 visited and 1.95 million people checked their email today."
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