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Old 06-17-2006, 02:16 PM   #1
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Based on where you are connecting from, here is where the last few hundred E-R forum (top) and FIRECalc (bottom) visitors came from. (If you are in Missoula and dial into a Kansas City ISP, you'll show up as Kansas City...)
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Old 06-17-2006, 02:22 PM   #2
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Hey Dory

No Missoula? Are you trying to blow my cover or hep me by hiding it?

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Old 06-17-2006, 02:56 PM   #3
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Most cool.

Looks like bpp is accounted for, but who are the guys from PRC?*
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Old 06-17-2006, 03:06 PM   #4
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I see Yellowknife on the map. but not Ft McMurray.
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If you look close... you can see us doing the wave....

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Old 06-17-2006, 04:13 PM   #6
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What, no Mongolians are retiring early? Or do they just not have Internet connections...
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Old 06-17-2006, 05:17 PM   #7
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They probably have to use dial-up, into a Beijing ISP.

But watch out -- everyone in Buenos Aires is planning to retire early!
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Old 06-17-2006, 10:07 PM   #8
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At least 1/2 the country is still working to support our ER. Thank G-d.
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The problem with Dory's data is that it's from Google. It doesn't measure the registered members or "quiet" visitors that have the sites bookmarked.
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It shows the apparent location based on the IP address of the most recent 500 separate visitors to the forum. It doesn't separate registered users, guests, posters, lurkers, or people who came here by mistake -- although some of that information is available elsewhere in their data. 6.66% of the visitors are probably mistakes - they hit the first page and never go any further.

FWIW, the average visitor here looks at 13 pages during their visit. 66% use Internet Explorer, 26% use Firefox, 3% each use Netscape and Safari. 69% connect via cable or DSL, 11% via dialup, and 17% via corporate LANs (get back to work, you slackers, and pay in to my social security!).

The data also tries to track 1st time visitors versus returning visitors, but since every visit shows as a new visitor when the tracking first started (a couple of days ago), it will take a couple of weeks before this ratio is useful.
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It shows the apparent location based on the IP address of the most recent 500 separate visitors to the forum.
So, you are saying it tracks people that "open" the sites and not just the ones routed through Google?
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Probably takes your source IP address, which you can convert to a source ISP and approximate location. Usually down to a city or town. Sometimes far finer than that.

Unless you're using a proxy server, either personal or corporate. Some businesses route all their internal traffic to a central proxy, so while you work in SF, you might "appear" to be coming from NYC.
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:38 AM   #13
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Right. But my mention of Google is probably incorrect and certainly misleading. I'll edit that out after I post this.

All servers track the IP addresses from which visits come (as well as the other info I mentioned above),.

Google provided a way to get the data displayed in a map.
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Some businesses route all their internal traffic to a central proxy, so while you work in SF, you might "appear" to be coming from NYC.
Well, that probably shows the reason why Sweden is on the map. I live in NE U.S. but corporate is in Sweden.

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My geography may be off but is someone trying to ER in Cuba?
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hey, it's getting hot down here in lauderdale. can i move my dot to toronto for the summer?
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Old 06-18-2006, 12:16 PM   #18
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hey, it's getting hot down here in lauderdale. can i move my dot to toronto for the summer?
We aim to please. I'm rusty about Canadian geography, but I moved you near another E-R so you'd have company. I suspect it will be cooler there.
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Looks like I get the "farthest north" award.....at least until the construction season is over.
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Old 06-19-2006, 01:28 AM   #20
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Looks like I get the "farthest north" award.....at least until the construction season is over.
Wow. Is that just south of the Brooks Range, on Kotzebue Sound?

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