And laugh aloud with me, ladies and gentlemen. Point and laugh.
P.S. Also, note that the fourth entry for 'pit of voles' is for a product called VoleBloc, which is a powder that discourages voles. Gods above, ladies and gentlemen, we've found the answer!
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*laughs maniacally* No, I have no reason why Google lists ff.net under that search, but... it's *perfect*!
Posted by Nathan @ 05/03/2002 03:49 AM EST
If you go to see Google's cached version, you will see this statement: "These terms only appear in links pointing to this page: pit voles." Now that is why Google is a great search engine.
Posted by inky @ 05/03/2002 07:41 AM EST
It's because of the way Google calculates hits. If enough people link to ff.net by "pit of voles" that's what it'll be under.
Posted by Charmian @ 05/03/2002 12:49 PM EST
Heh, I use the phrase "Pit Of Voles" in my rambling authors bio on Fan Fiction.net, Land Of Voleish Writings- it's the best description of the pit I think I've ever seen!
Posted by Pouncing Fossa @ 05/03/2002 01:52 PM EST
I feel enlightened. This helps me in my understanding of Google's operation. Google rocks ^_^.
Posted by Nathan @ 05/03/2002 01:58 PM EST
You know, I think this could be subtly used to the advantage of trouble-makers. The way Google calculates these things, I mean. If you can designate fanfiction.net as 'pit of voles', think of all the other memes you could rewire the internet with....
Posted by Arielle @ 05/03/2002 04:19 PM EST
Imagine....If we did it long enough, we could turn the whitehouse website into something horribly amusing.
Posted by Chiyo @ 05/03/2002 04:26 PM EST
Regarding the wanton rewiring of Google - concerns about it have been raised before, but Google mostly shrugs it off (of course, their policy may be changing...)
But I think that ff.net should bear its new name with pride!
Posted by Adobe @ 05/03/2002 10:27 PM EST
Heh heh heh heh. Everybody gets the government and the weblisting they deserve...
Posted by Sheerlyevil @ 05/04/2002 12:57 AM EST
Ah, a successful Google bomb. BTW, thanks for that vole prevention link...do you know how much cable line gets damaged a year by voles? I'm not kidding. They love the taste of RG-6 like you wouldn't believe.
Posted by Meril @ 05/04/2002 02:31 AM EST
Ahahahahaha! You must've been a pioneer in a past life, Moonie.
Posted by Red Draco @ 05/04/2002 07:05 AM EST
That is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
(Off topic: Hey Moonie, check this out--the case for soulbonds, as presented by a sixteen-year-old: http://www.livejournal.com/talkread.bml?journal=auroranfurashu&itemid=25955 Dunno if that last little thing is a swipe at you or not.)
Posted by Tim! @ 05/06/2002 02:21 AM EST
Heh. Might be. Hey, long as she's happy, right?
Posted by Mooncalf @ 05/06/2002 05:49 AM EST
*turns into the Shiny Therapy Faerie and throws seven years of psychoanalysis at that LJ* ;D
The bottom line is, eventually you grow out of having imaginary friends. There are more healthy and effective ways to deal with life than having Rufus order you around, or whatever on earth it is they do.
Posted by StB @ 05/06/2002 10:16 AM EST
Christ, that google hit was beautiful, Moonie. Right smack dab at the top of the page, there...
And that chick made MY soulbonds laugh. (... "Incestuous Cow Molestation?" Ouchies. Somebody didn't get asked to the prom.)
Posted by Shoiryu @ 05/06/2002 10:32 AM EST
Hey, that's Auroranflash, a good friend of mine. Be nice. I don't think she was swiping at anyone. She doesn't know Moonie, unless she reached her journal from my own.
Posted by Red Draco @ 05/06/2002 11:44 PM EST
did that girl just call you a "child of incestuous cow molestation"??? LOL!!!
Posted by Kyrn @ 05/07/2002 03:08 AM EST
Mind you, Red, that Ysc put up a link to one of Moonie's entries in Mountain Dew or Crab Juice a while back, so if Aurie knows of this hallowed place, she might have gotten here from there.
Posted by Tim! @ 05/07/2002 02:10 PM EST
the whole google bombing idea is giving me evil ideas.
Posted by Kyrn @ 05/08/2002 12:23 AM EST