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    Atomic Punk chefcraig's Avatar
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    HUH? This Is Just Plain Odd...VH Links Custom Avatars Appear On Google Image...

    Yeah, I'm an internet nitwit. Yet this struck even me as odd. The first step I use in creating a birthday thread is to use a Google Image search of the username of the person in question. Although I may have a particular idea as to how I wish the post to look beforehand, one can always find some inspiration by mere chance.

    So rather than type out the entire name, I merely cut and pasted onefootoutthedoor's name (from the birthday announcements on the forum page) into "Google Image", and clicked Search Images.

    To my ultimate surprise and amusement, a wide selection of VHLinks custom avatars showed up on the results page.

    http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...h+Images&gbv=2

    Strange, eh? Does anyone have an explanation for this? No, it isn't Earth-shatteringly important, I'm just curious as to how this might have come about.
    Last edited by chefcraig; 03.24.08 at 09:56 AM.
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    Eruption Goldustgrl's Avatar
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    That IS weird. I just typed in goldustgrl and a bunch of other avatars from this site showed up.
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    July 1986 Meadowlands, NJ
    Oct 1988 Nassau Coliseum, NY
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    April 1995 Nassau Coliseum, NY
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    Nov 2007 Nassau Coliseum, NY
    May 2008 MSG, NYC

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    Hang 'Em High sickman's Avatar
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    Mine turned up on page 7.
    I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.

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    Future's in the past....
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    I did a search for VanHalenRules and the 4th hit was my profile. Weird.
    11/05/78 Hollywood Sportatorium
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    Atomic Punk chefcraig's Avatar
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    It's probably due to those "Yahoo/Google Spider" things, though why the dork-bots would be interested in this stuff is beyond me.

    Zahzoo offered a quite compelling post recently regarding internet info...

    http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/show...0&postcount=38

    "Well then the best advice I can give you is go remove your images and information immediately and never post it anywhere on the net again. Unfortunately the web archives have probably already nailed you and stuff will be there forever unless you can convince them to remove it.

    Nothing is safe and everything you post on the net can never be considered private ever again. There's no privacy in the internet. Future employors search and read facebook and myspace. If they don't like what they see you may lose a job.

    Nutcases are everywhere on the net. Piss off someone here and they can go find your stuff and post it in places and ways you've never imagined. Don't be naive... the net isn't a safe place for personal information."
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
    George Bernard Shaw

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    http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en...-8&sa=N&tab=wi

    My Avatar is the first image on there.

    Fuck there is even pictures of ThaiBoxer and his fiance when you type in my name in Google.....Thai.....I'm innocent I swear
    My man, when you are fantasizing, don't go for attainable, you can get attainable at the local Applebee's. - Dave's Dreidel

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    Mine is on page 4. And it's not even a custom avatar.
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    I've been doin' this for 'bout 20 years now, and I'll tell ya, to this day I still don't know the right drumstick from the left drumstick -Alex Van Halen


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    Emperor of VHLinks.com Brett's Avatar
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    We're a big site guys, we show up in Google results a lot in many places.
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    This forum is very search engine friendly. If you will notice, it has what SEO folks call "search engine friendly URLs", which means the URL of the page is packed with keywords about the topic. Google loves that, and most forums do not have it. This is why many topics show up on Google from this forum within a few days of them being posted. For example, type in "eddie's hearing" on a Google search:

    http://www.google.com/search?complet...+hearing+&aq=f

    A topic that I started on the forum comes up as the top two results, and beats out a topic from another forum that does not have search engine friendly URLs.
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    Damage your reputation seenbad's Avatar
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    I googled myself (oh stop) and found a lot of links stuff, an army thing and a personal add for a man seeking woman. Not mine, and I'm not sure I like the reference out there!
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    Good Enough atomicpunk5150's Avatar
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    My avatar is on there as well. Strange?
    "Question is,not does love exist,but when,she leaves,where she goes. I got a feeling she don't know either. Wait like the wind,watch where she blows..."

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    Well, I was on the first page so you can eat my dust, Bitches. I have ARRIVED!!!
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    Sinner's Swing! Wickett's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    Well, I was on the first page so you can eat my dust, Bitches. I have ARRIVED!!!
    KSCUM brings up nothing but your baby, as well...
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    So somebody else can use my Boy Howdy then???

    I haven't looked at the page so taking your word for it. How many smithjc's can there be out there? Honestly?
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