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corknut.org is the fifth and sixth links on Google when you search for "livejournal". It's the fifth link when you search for "sitcom". This is a bit frightening.

Here is something I re-learn every time I post a meme: people don't read directions/instructions/notes. When a user is selecting which friends to use for their 12 Days results, it clearly states on the page that if you don't have 12 friends, random friends will be inserted to fill out the list. However, both mangofandango and I have received several comments saying "hay when i did the 12 days thing ur name was on my list but u r not my friend!"

The meme is going strong (half a million hits on the script so far), but not as strongly as the trick-or-treat one did. I guess it's just not quite as compelling. That's okay, though. It's nice to not have to worry about overloading the server for once!


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Dec. 17th, 2003 10:09 am (UTC)
Re: typo?
The "a apple" thing is just me being too lazy to write code to use the correct article. Sorry. :)

Also, the "u r not my friend" thing was actually me exaggerating for comic effect. Most of the notes so far have not been that bad!
Dec. 17th, 2003 09:16 am (UTC)
Thats really weird, i was just checking out your live journal just b/c i did the 12 day's or whatever, and your name ended up on my list. So i figured "hey i'll just look 'em up" and...yeah here i am! So your on my 12 day's thing.
Dec. 17th, 2003 09:30 am (UTC)
Let's just say I've seen the meme on at least one of my Israeli friends' journals, who obviously do not celebrate (or live in an area where someone else visibly celebrates) Christmas.
Dec. 17th, 2003 10:14 am (UTC)
Wow. That's unusual.

I should make an '8 days of Hanukkah' version. But I don't know any songs to base it on!
Dec. 17th, 2003 10:01 am (UTC)
lololol i no!!!11!!! but want 2 no whats even wierder?!?? ur on my 12 days list but u R on my friends list bc I added u so lolololol rotfle!!!!

ps ur meme r0x0rz
Dec. 17th, 2003 10:21 am (UTC)
But dude, you aren't on my friends list.. Oh wait, you are.

I like the twelve days, but halloween was better. Thank you though...
Dec. 17th, 2003 01:57 pm (UTC)
where do I go or what or who do I have to to do to get to the 12 days?
Dec. 17th, 2003 02:45 pm (UTC)
I guess it's just not quite as compelling.

I must say it surprised me a little. I usually take a look at your LJ toys, even if I don't post the results, but I think the interest lies in being told something which is, at least on some level, a surprise. I was expecting it to pick friends at random from my list - the fact that I had to pick them myself meant that I wasn't really getting anything interesting from it.
Dec. 17th, 2003 03:00 pm (UTC)
Well, it's 6 of one, a half-dozen of the other. When I created the sitcom meme, people complained that they couldn't choose who to include, because it randomly selected people from your list. So the last two memes have allowed users to select which friends to use, and some people wish it was randomised.

The more of these I build, the more I learn what bits work well and what bits still need tweaking. Perhaps next time, you'll have the option of either choosing which friends to use or letting the script randomly select some for you.
Dec. 17th, 2003 04:09 pm (UTC)
I like them all.
Dec. 18th, 2003 03:33 pm (UTC)
Yep, you ended up on my list. So much for my counting skills! :O)

BTW, I loved the trick or treat meme! Very funny.
Dec. 18th, 2003 11:49 pm (UTC)
i got you in a pear tree.
Dec. 19th, 2003 11:50 am (UTC)
hahahahahaha yes, people never read directions. i came to check out your journal because i know that you were randomly given to me for my 12 days of christmas because i don't have 12 friends. so thanks for being randomly chosen for my list!!!
Dec. 19th, 2003 09:54 pm (UTC)
whistling in the dark!? they might be giants! cool!!
Dec. 19th, 2003 10:46 pm (UTC)
I did the 12 Days thing and you showed up on mine also. And while I realize you're not on my friend list, it does say it will generate enough names to make 12 if you do not have 12. Your name apparently happens to be immensely popular. Interesting actually, and definately a good way to meet people.
Dec. 20th, 2003 07:07 pm (UTC)
Hello, I really don't have a comment on your entry but you were pick as one of the randoms on my 12 days ofx-mas thing. If it's ok, I'd like to add you to my LJ friends list.
Dec. 21st, 2003 06:58 am (UTC)
i got 5 blue you-s :-) wheee
Jan. 2nd, 2004 09:05 pm (UTC)
hey, i really like the christmas and halloween things you did, just wanted to say thanks.
Feb. 10th, 2004 12:00 pm (UTC)
Hey you should do a valentines day one like the halloween and the christmas one
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