[THIN] Re: Unfriendliness of theThin website

  • From: "Tyler Kinchen" <tyler.kinchen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 10:35:31 -0500

        I don't mind any of the ads on the thin.  The site has been a great =
resource for me over the years and anything that helps allay your costs =
is fine by me.  I just wanted to find out if you knew about that part of =
the ad and what it did.  Thanks for the info.


Tyler Kinchen

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Kenzig [mailto:jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 10:33 AM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Unfriendliness of theThin website
> The trend one isn't an ad or a bug. It goes out to the trend=20
> site and pulls
> down the top ten viruses.  The housecall button looks for a=20
> cookie it has
> set as to whether it has been previously run or not so it can=20
> call itself
> back up without having to reload the java applet so you can=20
> scan your drive.
> That is all.  A lot of users myself included have found both items
> (housecall and the top ten virus list) to be of huge benefit.
> Regards,
> Jim Kenzig
> http://thethin.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf Of Tyler Kinchen
> Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 10:05 AM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Unfriendliness of theThin website
>       Jim, did you know you had a web bug on the thin?  It=20
> looks like it's
> a =3D
> part of the Trend Ad based on the url.  They probably=20
> included it in the =3D
> ad they gave you or the url that points to the ad.  It=20
> doesn't look like =3D
> it does much other than send the thin name and the date in=20
> it.  It may =3D
> be just for tracking how many eyeballs they get from the ad. =20
> Did they =3D
> tell you about that part of the ad?  Just curious.
>       For those who don't know what web bugs are, look at =3D
> http://www.bugnosis.org/faq.html.  I found the bug with the software =
> from http://www.bugnosis.org.  I've been amazed (probably=20
> shouldn't be) =3D
> with the number of sites that use these things. =3D20
> Regards,
> Tyler Kinchen
> tkinchen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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