MSX Rating

by Fudeba on 14-02-2006, 20:02
Topic: Websites
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Many years ago, Novatec hosted a service called MSX Rating. It was a ranking system, presenting a list of the most visited MSX WebSites. Unfortunately, MSX Rating was disabled a long time ago. MSX Resource Center also shortly offered an MSX website rating facility, called Top Sites, which was closed in January 2002.

As of now, a new MSX Rating service has been introduced, with even more features than the original one. To webmasters, this rating can give a nice impression of the amount of visitors a website attracts, and it's relative popularity to other websites, whereas visitors of websites linked to MSX Rating can easily find other MSX websites. Webmasters interested in a daily page visit counter with MSX logo can register an account at the MSX Rating WebSite.

Relevant link: MSX Rating WebSite

Comments (17)

By Whizzy

Master (208)

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14-02-2006, 21:08

nice.. just added Paragon to the list, now we only need visitors !! Cool

Visit http://paragonmsx.com if you haven't got already LOL!

By tfh

Prophet (2975)

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14-02-2006, 22:04

SPAM SPAM! Wink Wink
Anyway, I added the counter to Smile But I guess I won't reach the #1-spot like I did in the old MSX Rating Wink

By snout

Ascended (15184)

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14-02-2006, 22:39

Anyone who joined the MSX Rating service is allowed to spam the URL of the website here Wink

By Konamito

Paragon (1037)

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15-02-2006, 00:16

Well, I added mine too to this fantastic rating engine! Wink My webpage is www.konamito.com, it's in spanish but I'm thinking about english translation.

By tfh

Prophet (2975)

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15-02-2006, 08:25

@Snout, well.. OK Smile Smile
http://www.file-hunter.com <-- Go there! Dunno why, but just do it!

By msxgamesbox

Champion (397)

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15-02-2006, 10:22

Since everybody does it's little promotion... the Rating System has been added to MSX Café as well. Just go to www.msxcafe.org and join the other 110 french msx mads!

By viejo_archivero

Paragon (1395)

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15-02-2006, 12:42

A nice initiative. I've just added the Karoshi Forums to the list!.

By SeD_NcL

Master (152)

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15-02-2006, 14:43

MSX Posse too LOL!LOL!LOL!

By Yukio

Paragon (1540)

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15-02-2006, 16:02

Another MSX Rating ...LOL!

By Sonic_aka_T

Enlighted (4130)

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15-02-2006, 17:53

Nice! I really liked the MSX rating system back then! Great to see it back! Smile

By Sylvester

Hero (536)

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15-02-2006, 19:50

hmm, it seems we generate too many hits:

Error connecting to SQL Server.
Try again later!

Too bad, cause now it slows down my site Sad

By Fudeba

Expert (113)

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15-02-2006, 22:10

Just corrected.
Buggy, buggy! Tongue

By BiFi

Enlighted (4348)

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16-02-2006, 07:11

Nice initiative to restart the MSX Rating... though I wonder why not use GIF (or even better PNG) to enable transparency? People with a different background color will have a white rectangle because of the image.

By Fudeba

Expert (113)

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16-02-2006, 17:56

Well, that is a 3D border. In my dark sites it looks good. Tongue
Anyway, I did not used PNG because not all browsers support it. I do not want to do something that works only on latest browsers.
Maybe I can add an option for GIF with transparent border, if you want to. But it'll be an aditional parameter. Smile

By rflopes2000

Supporter (8)

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21-02-2006, 02:45

Nice job! I added http://www.basic.msxall.com (MSX.bas) to the list. LOL!

By viejo_archivero

Paragon (1395)

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23-02-2006, 09:55

Just a question for the MSX Rating crew... how the counter works?. I mean, how the rating is obtained?. Please, check this screenie, and you'll see how this morning Karoshi Corp. forums counts 7 visitors + 1 user but the MSX Rating just counts 5... kinda strange. Anyone? :-?

By Fudeba

Expert (113)

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23-02-2006, 16:12

Hi...
The counter only register different IPs. If more than one access is made from de same IP on the same day, it is just ignored.
If it was showing a counter of 5, that means 5 different IPs had acessed that page (or, at least, had accessed and waited for
MSX Rating image to be "called").