Wednesday, November 22, 2006

AOL Counter Attack Resumes Again

The AOL counter f**ked up again.

After taking it down a long time ago, I started it up again on July 14, 2006. Unfortunately, when you start it up again it reverts to zero.  Today, after seventeen weeks, it reached 7000.  Then, for no reason, my counter on Firefox reverted to 000000s again. Crapola. I see it has reverted everywhere now. Great.

I guess I wouldn't mind so much if the date posted on the counter would also revert to the day I started it up again. But, nooooo, for some inexplicable reason, it stays on the date I started my journal. And it's not like the counter has kept counting since then, even when I took it down.  Nope, doesn't do that.

So back to zero starting from today, November 22, 2006.  Even though the date says March 17, 2004. No matter what I do.  I just have to remember to add 7000 to the number.

Actually, the journal has been read thousands of more times since it began. Screwing with the numbers is just AOL's way of reminding us not to get too attached to that kind of stuff.  How zen of them.




4 comments:

mosie1944 said...

There IS some way to put a different number on it when it re-starts.  Unfortunately, there aren't enough geek genes in my blood that I can figure out how.  I got on the Internet and found my own counter, which NEVER resets.

somenuttychic said...

7,000 hits in 17 weeks is very good! But then again, why is this not a surprise to me? I think many more people lurk than comment. CONGRATS Mrs. L.! To h*ll with the counter. Try using one from Sitemeter instead. I installed one of their counters a long time ago and I never once had a problem with it.  

mombzbe said...

I gave up on my counter after it reset the last time.  Best not get  to attached to something here today, gone tomorrow....
Anna

alphawoman1 said...

My counter went down long ago just shy of 30,000 and I had a major cow! I took it down and somehow, when I uncloked the Sitemeter counter for my Blogger blog, it popped up on Alphawoman too! Sitemeter has not let me down since I started it sometime in ....gosh, I can't remember. I have never heard anyone complain about it.  

Happy Thanksgiving!