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ACDragonMaster



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:35 pm Reply with quote
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Literally tens of thousands of people came to ASOS Brigade.com at midnight on 12/22 and by the time the dust had settled hundreds of thousands of requests were generated to the webserver overnight.


Yeah but just how many of those hits were the same people refreshing the page repeatedly whenever it hit midnight somewhere in the US and then simply hitting refresh repeatedly once the site actually started being updated? I mean, I think it'd be fair to say that a lot of people individual generated at least a few dozen, if not as much as a hundred or more, hits apiece during that time, which does bring down the estimate of how many people were actually watching the site a bit...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:34 pm Reply with quote
it does say "tens of thousands" or people and "hundreds of thousands" of requests, which does imply 100 requests per head.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:36 am Reply with quote
Maybe, except that I was actually watching that hit counter that night. The counter was already at over 100,000 hits before the evening/midnight rush hit it, and had gotten a little past 150,000 when the site actually went live. (or at least, when the message from Yuki showed up, which was about 10-15 minutes before any actual content went up, and by that point hits skyrocketed because you can bet everyone was IMing their friends and posting on various BBS alerting others to it...)

So in other words, there were only a few tens of thousands of hits during that time period leading up to the midnight launch, and if we assume that most people were pretty refresh-happy and kept hitting F5 every few minutes for those couple hours and every few seconds once Yuki's message showed up... that really means that probably, it was only a few thousand people actually accessing the site, not tens of thousands.
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