also, we're killing our own work (was Re: [thechat] Re: googlewhack point system proposal)

Judah McAuley judah at
Fri Jan 25 17:01:00 CST 2002

At 02:54 PM 1/25/2002 -0800, spinhead expounded...
> > That should be ( [wordcount(1) * wordcount(2) * . . . . wordcount(n)]^
> > (1/n)) / n
>d'oh! oh so obvious, in retrospect. Thanks.

The occasional justification for my math degree.

>Anyone considered that by posting our gwhacks, we're creating an entry in a
>web page (the archive) thereby killing them? Somehow, that makes it feel
>like the chant of the ever circling skeletal family.

I have pondered that.  Reminds me of the dreaded African Turning Disease
where water buffalo get infected with a parasite and turn around and around
in ever smaller circles until they die of dehydration or are attacked and

Of course, the solution is to just keep on making up new words and posting
them on individual webpages out on the net.  Then try to get them into


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