Holy Snap! People are giving us mad props!

bingofuel
January 28 2008 10:19AM

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Well, it was a long and cold All-Star Weekend. And like so many of the NHLers who showed up at the All-Star Game, we too thought we would mail one in this weekend and “think” of posts, but not actually write anything.

So imagine our surprise when we checked our traffic count and found that it went through the roof over the weekend! How could this be, we wondered? Nothing really happened—it was the All-Star break for heavens sake.

Then we saw this.

A sweet write up on the Nation by Journal writer David Staples, under the heading “Item: Best of the Oilogosphere.” Staples writes, “I don't know much about this blog, Oilers Nation, other than it has humorous graphics…Having read through a number of posts, I can tell you this blog is worth reading and linking to. Someone is putting in a lot of effort, is posting regularly and has some acute observations about the Oilers. The blog also has a major presence on Facebook, if you're into that kind of thing.”

Oh baby, that’s some sweet sweet literary justice:

  • “Someone is putting in a lot of effort”—guilt as charged. 
  • “Humerous graphics”—could that be the cartoon “Last Oiler Fan on Earth?” which debuted to scorn and ridicule? Oh man.
  • "Major presence on Facebook"—you know it! 992 members and counting!

Just as we were taking the lid off a 24 of Jack Daniels to celebrate our victory we found this: a shout out from PunjabiOil—a well-known Oilers blog. “Hilarious. Great site. I recommend reading some other entries on that site.”

Hilarious? Great site? WTF? Two shout outs during one weekend?

*turns into a puff of joy dust*

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Bingofuel is the handsome cyborg who pulls all the levers behind the curtains of the OilersNation. When he isn't running the site, he's plugged into a wall socket, recharging. Or Brownlee and Wanye are playing "keep away" with him. He gets little to no respect.
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#1 OilersNinja
January 28 2008, 10:26AM
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I have been reading your articles from the beginning and have enjoyed every one of them!!!!! I am glad you are receiving the "props" you deserve. Now I am no Dave (as I like to call him) Staples but I as well would like to give you mad props.

Keep it up nation

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#2 Paul Kelly
January 28 2008, 11:22AM
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Very nice site, and you'd get even more hits if you had an RSS feed for news readers.

Consider it, please. Keep up the good work.

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#3 Jason
January 28 2008, 12:12PM
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Ha! Nicely done, Nation.

I'm with Paul; RSS would be key, that way we don't have to hit refresh every half hour to know if you've posted something new or not

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#4 Nation
January 28 2008, 12:13PM
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Thanks everybody!

Paul Kelly - we have a vague understanding of what an RSS feed is, and we will get on it! Thanks for the suggestion!

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#5 THEfan
January 28 2008, 10:09PM
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I remember the hype when this site was opening! Love the site i always come here before the Oiler Website. And when your site went down i lost a peice of me. KEEP IT UP!!

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#6 Jon Lee
January 29 2008, 11:05PM
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Definitely an awesome site! Keep it up!

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#7 Tracey
January 30 2008, 10:04AM
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This is my favorite site on the web!!!

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