Sunday: 15.February.2004

Site Sabotage

I've been having trouble, lately, with site statistics disappearing. It you read the entry for the first of this month, you'll see that RADIFIED set a new site record last month with over 1.7 million hits. Someone, it appears, has been sabotaging these statistics.

If true, I would be greatly honored .. that someone (anyone) would care enough about the site to consider it worth sabotaging. More likely though, it's probably just a misunderstanding. But there are not many people who have access to these stats, or the utility program that generates them. The number is limited.

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Trouble first occurred on Saturday, 24jan, and again, most recently, on Wednesday, 11feb. Tech support at my web hosting provider called this morning to inform me of the problem and say they're trying to determine who's responsible. Mystery & intrigue. (Maybe I shouldn't be publishing this info?)

Someone (they inform me) has been *archiving* (like creating a *.zip file) the master file generated by the utilty that produces these usage statistics. This is something I can't even do myself, and I have full administrative priviledges. When the utility can't find the original file, it generates a new one, which sends the site's usage stats back to zero for the month, starting the accumulation all over again (stats normally accrued daily).

I'm pretty excited by this news. It could be a good omen. When people try to sabotage you in the workplace, it's usually because you're seen you as a political threat, and typically signifies that you've "arrived". [Indifference is a web site's cruelest insult.] These problems may be a sign that RADIFIED has finally arrived.

But I doubt it. Someone probably just hit the wrong site by mistake, or there is a perfectly logical explanation. Yet I can still hope .. that somebody out there cares enough about the site to wish it harm. Seems unlikely, tho.





Posted by Rad at February 15, 2004 12:04 PM

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