Wednesday October 20, 2004
By MONKEY SAM
Kuala Lumpur: "Record hit numbers have been recorded for the wAntAn productions
web site!" claims site owner Lee Wye Jon. The Monkey Times
was able to obtain an exclusive interview with Mr. Lee in a coffee shop along Jalan Puchong earlier this afternoon.
According to Mr. Lee, the Nedstat Basic 3.0 Counte
r that he hid somewhere in the wAntAn Productions
web site has recorded a record number of hits to his modest web site. A total of 130 hits were detected by the counter!
Mr. Lee was jumping joyously while trying to explain the following (paraphrasing by reporter follows ) - "130 hits is nothing for sites like Google
who may get millions of hits per hour! However for my puny site it is a great achievement. I may now rest in peace knowing that changing to a blog format has not had a negative impact on viewership to my web site".
was previously a custom HTML formatted web site. In June 2004 it was modified to use the Blogger
engine for easier updating.
The average number of hits for wAntAn productions
were 3 per day. In order to understand the impact of this unusually high number of hits, consider that this is an 4000 % unexpected increase in hits.
Signs were apparent from the first day of October that wAntAn production's
hits would gain significantly. The average hits during the early half of October harboured in the 15 per day region. However the sudden influx of 130 hits is unexpected.
Mr. Lee attributes his success to the posting of the leaked Proton Satria
and Tiara Replacement Model
pictures on his web site. He also states that the picture of the two cars were unethically linked to in forums and in emails (an unethical practice commonly known as hot-linking).
Mr. Lee does not intend to disable hot-linking on the wAntAn productions
web site. However he has expressed his wish to be properly credited by those using images hosted on wAntAn productions
. In lieu of this he has watermarked the image of the two Proton
cars in hopes that viewers will be aware of the originator of the pictures.
This reporter will keep a close watch on the hit activity of wAntAn productions
. Please read the next exciting edition of the Monkey Times
for an update!
Update: The final results are in: 205 hits for 20 October 2004!