Friday, March 11, 2011

Explanation of Top Commentator Thingy

In a recent post, Truthinator, had this to say:

Eddie...About that comment counter thingy dingy, it doesn't work. I haven't commented in a while and I notice I have fallen from 95 to 75...Maybe my comments are so bad they carry a negative value? That is a real possibility...

Carry on, and here is my check for $7,000.

(Okay - I added that last part -- Eddie) 

My answer:
Until I can find a better widgety do-dad, I am stuck with this one. It is based on ONLY the last 500 comments. At the present, I have OVER 6,000 comments on my Calvinistic Cartoons blog, so each new comment from anyone causes changes in the individual totals. If the widget were based on my comment TOTAL it would be a lot better for everyone involved...but, alack and alas my friend, I haven't found one that does that. Just keep in mind that these are the comments poll of the last 500. If anyone knows of a better McWidget, let me know. I thank thee all, brethren and sistern, I thank thee all.

Here...enjoy some bacon and eggs with toast...


I like to keep my readers well fed y'know...

54 comments:

  1. I like my bacon a little crispier...

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  2. Oopx, I should be consistent with my commenting identity if I want to make it on to the widget list!

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  3. Thank you for the explanation.

    One question, though...is the food pre-blessed?

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  4. Hey, brother: here's one that bases it on the past 5,000 comments.

    http://www.bloggerplugins.org/2008/06/top-commentators-widget-for-blogger.html

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  5. Thanks, and yes, it's done been blessed!

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  6. My Magic 8-Ball says...ask again later...

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  7. I was wondering the same thing, Angus. I'm still trying to catch up to my alter ego.

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  8. well, who can turn down bacon and eggs? Of course if it is pre-blessed that will save me some time this morning. Eddie you need to develop a logo, stamp, FDA-PBF so we know and don't have to guess. What happens if I bless it? Is double blessed food healthier, less calories, more nutrious? Will I have visions or see angels? These are things we need to know and not take for granted.

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  9. I like the top 500 comment thingy just the way it is (and the bacon just the way it is). This forces everyone to stay current. What if somebody who stopped commenting 2 years ago (because they died laughing, of course) but had left 1,000 comments gets stuck in first place for a really long time? This would be a real tragedy. With the top 500 comment thingy, only relatively recent commentators show up and that keeps it more competitive. Sure, you'll get the occasional commenter who leaves 7 comments in a row trying to artificially stay ahead of a fast approaching rival (me), but that's to be expected. :)

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  10. Oops, that last line was supposed to read:

    :-)

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  11. There, I got 5 comments . . . no, wait, six!

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  12. That's creepy...looks just like the breakfast I had this morning...

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  13. Without a doubt

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  14. You'd have to employ that tactic a lot to catch up to stranger... and SamWise.

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  15. Well, I am SamWise...but not the real SamWise. I am a fake.

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  16. Stranger in a Strange DeliMarch 11, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    I was about to say the same thing about myself!

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  17. I'm the fake Derek Ashton! Yes, I do exist. But, I'm not feeling too well today.

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  18. You got any of them French fried Taters in that there deli?

    How about some hash browns?

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  19. What do you want from me?

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  20. They let me loose from a nervous hospital . . . said I was cured

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  21. This has gone way off track if you ask me!

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  22. It's a little too deep for me!

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  23. You've never seen the movie "Sling Blade" - starring me? I'm going to the Arminian Antics blog, I'll fit in better there.

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  24. ...oh, THAT Karl was spelled with a "K".

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  25. I'm not the real Karl. I'm a fake.

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  26. Hey! No fair posting so many comments, y'all! Play fair! :D

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  27. I'm not trying to break my own rule, but..........
    Mr. Eddings, is this the first time you've gotten so many comments on one post? at this time there are 47.

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  28. So this is why there are so many comments on here...

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  29. yeah, one short of fifty comments...I'm thinking my blog was mistaken for Pyromaniacs or the Sacred Sandwich...

    The irony is that most of the comments come at a post about commenting. Go figure.

    But come back once you figured.

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  30. So are you going to start a commenting clog? Where all you post about is posting comments? You might get a lot of traffic.

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  31. *cough* AHEM. commenting blog. Though a commenting clog might be entertaining, too.

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  32. Commenting blogs seem to have the most traffic. The Old Geezer blog is one such site. It has, to date, 2,327 followers, and it is still growing.
    I will never have that many Calvinists join this site unless I write them are personally and offer to cook them breakfast.

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  33. It keeps it close and personal, right?

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  34. How come I always have only 61 comments on my name? Shouldn't that flux, too?

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