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Discussion in 'Cephalopod Fossils' started by Architeuthoceras, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    what is going on in the UK today (and yesterday)? I've had more hits on my site today than ever, folks googling "Fossil Cephalopods", my bandwidth is running low. :shock:

    I had this on another thread yesterday, moved it to a new thread today because it is happening again.

    Quite an upsurge in hits, makes me think some TV show or something has spawned it. :grin: Any Ideas ?
     

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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Hmm, can't say I'm noticing the same thing; mostly because I'm swamped with searches for colossal squid!
     
  3. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Its all relative Tony, I am used to seeing 10 hits a day, you probably see that many in a minute 8-) When I see 50 hits in a day (57 yesterday and 41 today) somethings up. :wink:
     
  4. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Despite being one of our few UK fossily types, I'm afraid I have no explanation Kevin. There have been no TV shows on this week relating to prehistoric marine faunas as far as I know. Although I posted a question about Endoceras on a UK-based science site a couple of days ago, I did not give a link to your site in my question. I've had a look at your site twice this week (I think) so can barely held responsible for this upsurge in traffic. Still, all publicity is good publicity I'd imagine!

    It's probably just a completely random thing. Maybe there's a few college dissertations on the way.

    Having said that, just you wait, a familiar sounding documentary about ammonoids may yet mysteriously appear on BBC2 in 6 months time...
     
  5. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Phil, is this a hypothetical explanation, wishful thinking, a premonition, or do you have some inside information :wink: :cool:

    Hits are back down today, must have been a weekend thing.
     
  6. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Er, no, purely hypothetical. I made it up I'm afraid.

    I really shouldn't try and be witty after coming back after a night out on the lash. Seven pints of lager and a keyboard rarely mix well together! :beer:
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah, the old forehead prong gets a bit shaky, eh, Phil. :razz:
     
  8. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    It does indeed, Kat. I use my Palaeo-Prong in conjunction with my special TONMO moderator keyboard to help me find answers.
     

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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks like youve got 2 or 3 dead keys on that keyboard Phil :lol: I sure do enjoy pressing those Goo glee keys though :razz:
     
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    neuropteris GPO Registered

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    Good Lord Phil - 7 pints of lager and you can still type!:notworth: They obviously make better palaeo prongs down your way than up here.

    Not that I need any liquid assistance in triggering the old finger dyslexia - I once managed to fax a customer asking for his bonking details instead of his banking details. :oops:
     
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    hey Architeuthoceras
    i get about 400 hits or more on fossils galore my website.
     
  12. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    :roflmao: , both to Phil and neuropteris.
     
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    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    :lol::lol: I hope he didn't reply with details! I know banks do like to keep your personal details, but really....

    That reminds me of the time when I confused two phone numbers on a couple of post-it notes and successfully managed to fax the entire office sandwich order off to Maidstone Police Custody. Ooops.
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    :roflmao: again...
    Must watch this thread more often.
     
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    Suddenly this thread seems much more interesting. so tell me about the boinking give lots of details.....heh
     
  16. neuropteris

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    Luckily my customer was Turkish and didn't understand, unluckily the MD who saw the fax did!

    Also have the occasional problem with language from my non english speaking customers. One of my favourite tales is of a Spanish lady called Maria

    Neuropteris : "hello Maria how are you"
    Maria : " ok but I am constipated"
    Neuropteris "your constipated?!? (thinks she must have got this wrong) What are your symptoms?"
    Maria : " my nose is blocked and I cannot breath"
    Neuropteris : "thats not constipation Maria"
    Maria : " what is constipation?"
    Neuropteris explains constipation
    Maria : "I WILL NEVER SAY THAT AGAIN!"

    In case you hadn't guessed she meant congested.
     
  17. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Heh, sounds like a few of the papers I marked last semester... some of my favorite sentences were:

    ‘… the organic maters decomposed were decomposed by bacterial.’ [sic]
    ‘Worms are more suited to living in polluted and silly water than any other organisms.’
    ‘So some insects are not tolerant of pollution whereas others are not.’
    ‘Vegetation coverage was minimal, with lots of sunlight shinnying through onto the stream.’
    ‘Quadrat counts are used extensively on plants, because they rarely run away when being counted.’
    ‘There are lots of methods have been used for the study of distribution of species in the universe.’
    ‘The methods were used, was applied to compute the snails and then make some statistics to analysis the data.’

    :hmm:
     
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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    So that kind of stuff happens Kiwi-land too?
     
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    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    Gawd, it sounds like my Geo 210 class...

    One of the grad students gave a geology outreach presentation to a group of kindergartners a couple weeks ago. He came out of it telling us that they're smarter than the freshmen are.

    Dan
     

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