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Subject: RE: UKNM: The fundamental issue: who is the *real* "Top of the Bots"?
From: Jatinder Rai
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 16:57:23 +0100

I'll speak to Trev on News at Ten and ask him if he can do an "And Finally"
piece on getting to the bottom of this one. Sorry about the pun, but I
couldn't help myself.

Jatinder Rai
Online Sales Executive

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London WC1X 8XZ

Tel: +44 (0) 171 430 4728
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-----Original Message-----
From: owneratchinwag [dot] com [owneratchinwag [dot] com]On">mailto:owneratchinwag [dot] com]On Behalf Of Philip
Sent: 26 August 1998 16:02
To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
Subject: RE: UKNM: The fundamental issue: who is the *real* "Top of the

This sounds like an auditing problem to me! Better call in the ABC!

Philip Rooke
Sales Director

Carlton Online
25 Knightsbridge

Tel: 0171 663 6363
Fax: 0171 895 9505

-----Original Message-----
From: Mat Morrison [matt [dot] morrisonatbmpinteraction [dot] com (mailto:matt [dot] morrisonatbmpinteraction [dot] com)]
Sent: 26 August 1998 13:28
To: 'uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com'
Subject: UKNM: The fundamental issue: who is the *real* "Top of the

Jo Guest has won the Star readers' "rear of the year" competition.

MegaStar is running a similar poll online, entitled "top of the bots"

If only they knew how right they were...

In a fit of unusual chivalry, an account director at a well-known
interactive agency took pity on the daughter-in-law elect, Emma Noble
was falling behind in the polls, err... coming bottom). He decided to
support the Noble cause.

A quick phone call to one of the more technically minded members of this
list seemed to provide the solution, a neat little piece of code which
mindlessly for Ms. Noble about five times every second.

To the account director's joy, Ms. Noble began to creep up the charts.
Quarter of an hour later, however, he was surprised to notice that Ms.
had more than doubled her votes.

A quick flurry of calls later, and the issue became clear. Someone else
built a better bot, running off a Unix box somewhere.

Internet diva Jo Guest is now well ahead of Ms Noble, and is set to
bottom of her class.

But the question remains. Who was the *real* top of the bots? Can anyone
shed any light on this?

  RE: UKNM: The fundamental issue: who is , Philip Rooke

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