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Old 28th November 2002, 09:37 AM   #1
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Hi!

How does it work, the cool site ranking? Is it manual or simply based on something?

Why do I ask? My site is very popular but uncool (yes, it's not very cool if we talk design at least). Rod Elliott's site is both popular and cool.
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Old 28th November 2002, 12:38 PM   #2
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Hi peranders,

I've wondering about this. If you hunt through the links section and find your entry, you should be able to click on [ Edit / Update Listing ]

This takes you to a page that tells you this:

If you are the owner of this site, you can achieve ranking in the What's Cool Section
by using this code to send traffic to diyAudio.com. diyAudio.com:

http://www.diyaudio.com/phplinks/in.php?ID=324


(I've removed the hyperlink syntax so that it displays the URL)

Unfortunately, it doesn't work! Which is a shame, because I've got a prominant link to DIYAudio.com on the front page of my website!

Try going to this test page. Scroll down and click on diyaudio.com (the text - Not the image, which will work). You should get an error page...

It will be nice when this is fixed, as I'd love to be cool
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Old 28th November 2002, 10:31 PM   #3
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It's made for people for make their own links up, but I think I remember hacking it so people don't need to 'make an account' to add links (too much friction). That said, I only get one new link submission every month or so, so it can't be working that well. The old system got at least one new link a week, usually in batches.

Uhm, yeah it will be revisited down the tracks, especially if someone can find a decent link script (I can't find any!).
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Old 28th November 2002, 11:23 PM   #4
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I'd forgotten that i'd even got my site listed there. When i go into browse it shows 329 links, when i go into What's cool i get 329 links. What's popular i get 329 links.

Seems to me like the last 2 would be more useful if they picked a top X number of sites.

And i guess i should finish writing that intro essay for my site that has DIYaudio mentioned (it is on the sponsor's page)

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