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State of the Riot – November 2008

By johnboy - 1 December 2008 31

So that was November

Here’s our monthly review of where the site’s going and what people are coming here for. A four day weekend at the start of the month did us no favours and there was a lack of elections, murders, retail outlet openings, or building collapses.

Well you can’t win them all.

Key Stats:

Visits: 119,713, down from 134,106
Pageviews: 349,716, down from 400,976
Absolute unique visitors: 44,668, down from 51,899

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Fun stuff

So the 20 most read stories on RiotACT in October were:

  1. 17 year old overdoses on heroin in one of canberra’s ‘regulated’ brothels
  2. Racing connected Elkie Stuart wins Fashions in the Field, says other women need to return to “classic elegance”
  3. Something big at Lyneham flats
  4. Canberra Goss – The suspense is killing me
  5. Is it legal for a truck with Tank Water on the side to fill up from the mains water supply
  6. The sex industry comment wars rage on – Tess Ryan has her say
  7. Tim the Lyneham stabbing victim speaks out, and sends in a picture of his wounds
  8. Scott Alexander McDougall makes an impact in court
  9. Margaret from Ainslie takes a stick to the CMC and Insatiable Banalities on Chief Minister’s talkback
  10. Disputing a speeding fine
  11. Rhiannon Leetham and the mouth of madness
  12. And the winner is Stanhope!
  13. McFatty Day?
  14. Belconnen drug bust
  15. ACT police seek help identifying speeding motorcyclists (240kph on the Parkway).
  16. Jester Ball 2008 – In retrospect
  17. Flame of The Week – VvV in defence of Elkie Stuart
  18. How you say?
  19. Big storm coming in
  20. Inaction Buses.

And the five hundred highest ranked search terms which brought people to RiotACT in July were:

  1. riotact
  2. riot act
  3. the riot act
  4. dfo canberra
  5. the riotact
  6. riot act canberra
  7. alistair coe
  8. jessica wright
  9. the-riotact.com
  10. kitten and snake comic
  11. elkie stuart
  12. scott alexander mcdougall
  13. www.the-riotact.com
  14. fiona patten
  15. peter leonard
  16. graham potts
  17. canberra times peter frey editor
  18. revolve hume
  19. the riot act canberra
  20. kenja
  21. riotact canberra
  22. hill climb data for cyclists black mountain canberra
  23. dfo fyshwick
  24. site:the-riotact.com zanzibar01
  25. mee sushi
  26. ginninderra falls
  27. riot-act
  28. haunted canberra
  29. “the crooked fiddle band” “merry muse” august 2008
  30. philip medical centre
  31. wanniassa medical centre
  32. asian groceries canberra
  33. massage canberra
  34. gershon report
  35. flint restaurant act
  36. act computer fairs 2008
  37. fenner hall wiki
  38. “rhiannon leetham”
  39. the-riotact
  40. club lime
  41. anu singh
  42. norvan vogt
  43. the riot-act
  44. “canberra community support”
  45. jester ball canberra
  46. mark parton
  47. clea rose
  48. mike+hettinger+election+advertisement
  49. monash drive
  50. scott 24 hour results
  51. canberra australian made motorbike apparel
  52. european wasps hotline canberra
  53. mil security receivership
  54. central cafe gungahlin
  55. alistair coe young liberal
  56. helen cross act
  57. book club canberra
  58. greenroom closing
  59. westfield belconnen expansion plan
  60. ferret cruelty
  61. llamafrog
  62. mark parton idiot
  63. wasabi manuka
  64. peter.blakely crying chapel
  65. canberra melbourne cup day
  66. motorist party
  67. canberra weekend jobs
  68. trash packs canberra
  69. “monash drive” act
  70. night club sex
  71. steven doyle chief of staff
  72. what to eat in dickson
  73. open day maconochie centre
  74. “andrea tokaji”
  75. canberra rebels bikies
  76. disabled parking canberra
  77. overheard quinn
  78. act firearms legislation – paintball
  79. canberra cabs
  80. david heidelberg
  81. evatt dentist site:the-riotact.com
  82. academy nightclub
  83. guilia jones senator macdonald
  84. impact records
  85. delissio braddon
  86. hang gliding canberra
  87. rebels clubhouse canberra
  88. christmas lunch canberra
  89. justice refshauge
  90. freestyle tattoo
  91. tuesday night trivia act
  92. giulia jones politics
  93. poachers pantry
  94. tattoo shops in canberra
  95. canberra radio ratings
  96. credit card surcharge
  97. ginger and spice gungahlin
  98. greyhound buses canberra goulbourn
  99. adriano larobina
  100. david palavi
  101. griffin centre canberra
  102. riot act act
  103. actafl
  104. delissio menu
  105. ian warden riot act
  106. trivia at dickson tradies
  107. turkish grill tuggeranong’
  108. woden valley community festival
  109. glebe park canberra
  110. jonathon reynolds
  111. “air news” riotact
  112. canberra times subscription offer
  113. liberal party act+dragway
  114. phillip medical centre
  115. shanston steralise
  116. steven doyle canberra liberals
  117. woden artwork act
  118. bimberi
  119. female tattoo artist canberra
  120. restaurant next to mooseheads + canberra
  121. site:the-riotact.com “barons”
  122. the riot-act’
  123. degas canberra
  124. steak and kidney pie
  125. canberra kiting
  126. soul bar woden
  127. darren churchill
  128. election polling act
  129. gay sex canberra
  130. street view canberra
  131. the front lyneham
  132. best restaurants in canberra
  133. bootcamp in canberra
  134. cotter dam expansion
  135. dfo fyshwick canberra
  136. edmund barton building brutalist
  137. parking price in civic canberra
  138. roller skates women’s
  139. “the forum” city canberra
  140. borders canberra
  141. lanterne room campbell
  142. the riotact david mcfadden
  143. barryf site:http://the-riotact.com
  144. canberra paintball
  145. canberra plan
  146. “bob page” marist
  147. crazy chester canberra
  148. hush lounge woden
  149. ourhouse old parliament house
  150. pots coriander
  151. st edmunds college fire
  152. it was that way when i got here
  153. loadedog
  154. movember
  155. virgil99 riot act
  156. canberra centre parking
  157. pizza garage kingston
  158. site:the-riotact.com gus’s cafe stripped
  159. uci world cup radio station canberra
  160. “lincoln hawkins”
  161. lyneham stabbing
  162. our dry cleaners canberra
  163. shane mortimer
  164. amber jane westin
  165. charcoal restaurant canberra
  166. hargreaves dui
  167. images of mr terry snow- owner of canberra airport
  168. lanterne rooms campbell – review
  169. plastic bags act
  170. steve pratt light rail
  171. two sticks road
  172. elvin group
  173. firecrackers
  174. happy 15th birthday phoenix canberra
  175. lakeside belconnen
  176. tess ryan
  177. ttwbt
  178. gym canberra
  179. massey canberra melissa
  180. site:the-riotact.com skidbladnir
  181. taxi canberra
  182. www.the-riotact.co
  183. act teacher shortage
  184. action bus photos
  185. action buses down northbourne
  186. canberra protest against vietnamese
  187. free canberra sms
  188. lantern campbell shops
  189. massage civic
  190. rhodium “june 2008”
  191. canberra beats
  192. canberra connect weekend
  193. deakin swimming pool oasis
  194. mark parton 106 rumour
  195. stephen hillier
  196. the riot act act
  197. cafe deli marco
  198. cit cooking
  199. corroboree park function room
  200. dickson noodle house
  201. lanterne rooms
  202. queanbeyan high school
  203. renovator discount depot fyshwick
  204. riotact act politics
  205. the riot
  206. “will huang”
  207. 03 8341 4900
  208. fast train sydney canberra
  209. flint restaurant
  210. scott mcdougall
  211. trash and treasure canberra
  212. frank pangallo right to choose
  213. griffith vietnamese
  214. hargreaves gde
  215. haunted house at michelago
  216. la pasa restaurant canberra
  217. riot act, cheesecake
  218. todd carney
  219. canberra a-league
  220. centrelink fraud
  221. house of heroes
  222. second hand sunday canberra
  223. thomas sorahan
  224. todd rohl canberra 2008
  225. trivia night canberra
  226. act statefocus
  227. apk gungahlin
  228. mark parton left 106
  229. netspeed longreach internet review
  230. pasquale barbaro
  231. canberra fireworks
  232. canberra livejournal
  233. cornucopia bakery braddon
  234. traffic infringement take it to court
  235. “justice malcolm gray”
  236. aussie junk
  237. canberra pinball arcade
  238. fireworks canberra
  239. iga chapman
  240. louise de domenico
  241. pop the pot
  242. site:http://the-riotact.com/ loans own homes
  243. superb parrot murrumbateman
  244. zeirholz riotact
  245. australia canberra cpi rental 2008
  246. booner canberra
  247. byo corkage
  248. canberra lizard
  249. election wrap stamp duty
  250. international zombie awareness day
  251. menutree canberra
  252. pink and black ball canberra
  253. the ridge organic restaurant
  254. “the hollowmen” +abc
  255. “the yowie man”
  256. canberra riot site
  257. dralion
  258. erin molan
  259. how many does it take to change a lightbulb at narrabundah
  260. italian erindale
  261. jb hifi civic
  262. marcus rudd
  263. revolve better bits
  264. right lane 2008 site:the-riotact.com
  265. riotact cafepress
  266. trackside 08
  267. zed and the west wing
  268. “alistair coe”
  269. “helen cross”
  270. buy fireworks canberra
  271. canberra wifi hotspots
  272. christmas lunch canberra 2008
  273. danny ralph queanbeyan
  274. moore street canberra art installation
  275. scott 24
  276. “riot act
  277. abc news deadmandrinking
  278. canberra goss
  279. canberra tattoo
  280. michelago haunted
  281. richard mulcahy canberra party
  282. shane rattenbury
  283. state focus
  284. u brew
  285. “flames fitness” riotact
  286. cafe ravello dickson
  287. canberra computer fair
  288. central cafe
  289. paintball canberra
  290. riot act act canberra
  291. tralee
  292. canberra brothels
  293. canberra riot act
  294. canberra secrets
  295. canberra times home delivery of paper
  296. cathedral parliament house
  297. cirque du soleil canberra
  298. e.l.k stencil art
  299. lake george wind farm
  300. meredith hunter
  301. nrma shares
  302. uc gym
  303. www.kingsleyschicken.com
  304. “jason parkinson”
  305. “mick gentleman”
  306. act motoring party
  307. canberra parking
  308. challenging speeding fines act
  309. jamison markets
  310. lanterne campbell
  311. long stay parking canberra train station
  312. mount ainslie
  313. phenom penh belconnen
  314. scumdorg close website
  315. site:the-riotact.com “by of”
  316. video ezy
  317. wide boy jake
  318. wind farm lake george
  319. “caroline le couteur”
  320. asian noodle house tuggeranong
  321. australian american memorial canberra
  322. bicycle bar crawl
  323. david morgan liberal
  324. deadmandrinking facebook
  325. guerilla gardening canberra
  326. judo canberra “hill family”
  327. oktoberfest canberra racecourse
  328. palavi
  329. pink and black jester ball riot act
  330. poac
  331. red hill cafe riot act
  332. the riotact canberra
  333. alyssa pugh
  334. fixmystreet the-riotact.com
  335. hashemoto
  336. haunted michelago
  337. parking in civic
  338. taxi services canberra
  339. top students in canberra schools
  340. “andrew barr” partner
  341. “johnny oshana”
  342. “trivia” quiz canberra
  343. act riot
  344. canberra highschools lightbulb
  345. chloe dallimore
  346. cisac pool + current
  347. class a unit act strata management
  348. i-filed “the riotact”
  349. jessica goode
  350. melbourn cup holiday nsw
  351. mest hairdressers
  352. moonies zed
  353. oasis deakin
  354. “mike desmond” riotact
  355. abandoned buildings canberra
  356. act red light camera
  357. best brunch canberra
  358. bushwalker missing canberra
  359. corin forest snow
  360. cotter dam, enlargement
  361. deakin pool
  362. dfo canberra hours
  363. haunted a.c.t
  364. monash drive canberra
  365. new government grocery website
  366. re opening the griffith library
  367. swamiofswank
  368. wireless broadband lyneham
  369. act teacher mobility
  370. can i get cash out when making a purchase on my visa credit card?
  371. chapman iga
  372. consolidated.builders.limited
  373. defence hq bungendore stupid
  374. doctoring images for the canberra times
  375. justin de domenico
  376. radonzeh
  377. riotact blog
  378. romantic dinner canberra
  379. tania tominac
  380. urban polaris forum
  381. wholesale flowers canberra
  382. woodstock riotact
  383. “ian de landelles”
  384. “riotact pty ltd”
  385. allhones
  386. andree stephens
  387. cabin fever canberra the cashews
  388. canberra pie awards 2008
  389. canberra prison
  390. cirque de soleil
  391. julie sarah tattersall
  392. lake george full of water
  393. mike jeffreys
  394. red hill lookout
  395. richard mulcahy
  396. riot act bbq western park
  397. sultans nightclub
  398. tharwa fair
  399. wasabi canberra
  400. zierholtz
  401. “canberra arrows”
  402. “identical strangers” “canberra” “band”
  403. actpla
  404. annie erindale
  405. japanese restaurant canberra riotact
  406. kingston family surgery
  407. lanterne canberra review
  408. my’s weston
  409. pm&c offices canberra
  410. radio ratings act
  411. swimming lessons cisac
  412. the-riot-act.com
  413. wasps in roof
  414. www.the-riotact.com.au
  415. “barrel of monkeys” gig canberra
  416. akuna st haircut
  417. barbeques galore dfo
  418. canberra massage
  419. canberra mountain bike
  420. canberra wireless internet
  421. christmas day lunch canberra
  422. commonwealth bridge site:the-riotact.com
  423. dfo
  424. downer murder
  425. flint canberra
  426. front lyneham
  427. good mechanic canberra
  428. good quiet pub civic canberra
  429. ingeegoodbee riot act
  430. kingston pizza
  431. mark parton blog
  432. molonglo land release
  433. new shops in fyshwick
  434. nightclub sex
  435. peter leonard canberra
  436. roller derby skates
  437. shoes over powerlines
  438. st john’s home goulburn
  439. toys fyshwick
  440. transact mobile phone how check spend
  441. where to park free belconnen
  442. young labor
  443. “unit concepts” braddon
  444. apk woden
  445. cathy petocz
  446. clea rose sentence
  447. comet mcnaught site:the-riotact.com
  448. cycle city lyneham
  449. delissio braddon out in canberra
  450. dickson college timetable
  451. dralion review
  452. jamison plaza food
  453. lantern room campbell
  454. mick gentleman abortion
  455. pimp my police car
  456. riotact act
  457. ron knapp
  458. “christian kerr” crikey
  459. “grunge_hippy”
  460. “hunters tavern” canberra
  461. absinthe australia
  462. bella vista canberra
  463. chickens for sale
  464. david morgan ad
  465. dendy premium cinema
  466. dominos dickson cockroach
  467. elena kirschbaum battle
  468. family and community day
  469. haunted attics
  470. humanities & science campus
  471. ian bail
  472. jonathon reynolds act
  473. kool keith canberra
  474. public service canberra pay
  475. zierholz
  476. “ben doherty” and the age
  477. “king, the law and the mob”
  478. “rate the plate”
  479. allhomes website down
  480. canberra bushfire information
  481. canberra outdoor dining regulations
  482. canberra strippers
  483. dc registration plates embassy
  484. dfo canberra floor plan
  485. ginger spice gungahlin
  486. infront hotel realm
  487. janine cameron
  488. john hargreaves thumper
  489. magpie swooping time
  490. michael cooney
  491. mike hettinger gde
  492. passport riot act
  493. site:the-riotact.com asian noodle house in dickson laksa
  494. site:the-riotact.com best pizza
  495. summernats
  496. triple j tuggeranong hill
  497. trivia nights canberra
  498. “clare carnell”
  499. absinthe in australia
  500. canberra brothel

Also for all the nerds here’s the breakdown on web-browsers used to read us:

    Internet Explorer 56.44%
    Firefox 31.39%
    Safari 8.34%
    Chrome 1.73%
    Opera 1.22%

And operating systems:

    1. Windows – 84.85%
    2. Macintosh – 12.02%
    3. Linux – 2.13%
    4. iPhone – 0.59%
    5. iPod – 0.12%
    6. SymbianOS – 0.11%
    7. SunOS – 0.03%
    8. Playstation 3 – 0.02%
    9. Danger Hiptop – 0.02%

(There were also a few visits from the Nintendo Wii, PalmOS and PSP but too few to make the percentages. Also our first ever two hits from the Android platform!).

Discuss….

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31 Responses to
State of the Riot – November 2008
Jim Jones 9:29 am 02 Dec 08

Skidbladnir said :

“And the five highest ranked search terms which brought people to RiotACT in July were…”
That list isn’t five items long.

Also, for some reason there are no numbers at all on that list for me…

@Berryaboy:

BerraBoy68 said :

MMmmm… Someone’s been looking for me here too using my real name.

I knew it! You’re Jessica Wright!

Nah, he’s Elkie.

Skidbladnir 9:14 am 02 Dec 08

“And the five highest ranked search terms which brought people to RiotACT in July were…”
That list isn’t five items long.

Also, for some reason there are no numbers at all on that list for me…

@Berryaboy:

BerraBoy68 said :

MMmmm… Someone’s been looking for me here too using my real name.

I knew it! You’re Jessica Wright!

BerraBoy68 8:35 am 02 Dec 08

MMmmm… Someone’s been looking for me here too using my real name. Should I be alarmed and alert or just flattered?

ant 12:27 am 02 Dec 08

Well those are bona-fide stalkers. And stalkers are absolute wankers, as any fule kno.

Overheard 11:13 pm 01 Dec 08

29. haunted canberra
30. “the crooked fiddle band” “merry muse” august 2008
31. philip medical centre
32. wanniassa medical centre

Seems to hit a vein of ye olde stories about here on the list. And very high up too, which is weird.

And ant, someone went looking for my real name up there and it wasn’t me!

nyssa76 11:12 pm 01 Dec 08

ant, my real name has been searched on here, so I know who it is.

Sometimes I wonder why people would do it anyway, it’s not like they contribute.

ant 11:07 pm 01 Dec 08

Yeah, someone searching for a Riotact nym is obviously somethign different, but people searching for real names are, I suspect, the people themselves (or their lawyers).

nyssa76 11:02 pm 01 Dec 08

ant, I’d like to agree with you (jokes aside), but I know that isn’t the case with me…

At least not being in the results means they might have gotten a life.

ant 11:00 pm 01 Dec 08

I reckon those name searches are people searching for personal relevance, or checking what people are saying about them (Jessica Wright, Potts etc).

nyssa76 9:13 pm 01 Dec 08

Woohoo! My stalker’s got a new subject 🙂

grunge_hippy 9:00 pm 01 Dec 08

wooo! someone is stalking me!

bubzie 7:29 pm 01 Dec 08

No 370. No, you can not. Grr.

Your banks gave you a savings/cheque card, use THAT. You can get cash out with that.

(I work in retail, give me a break..)

Footloose 6:28 pm 01 Dec 08

Looks like there are a few people stalking themselves this month.

LlamaFrog 6:15 pm 01 Dec 08

370 is not exactly why I hang out with the riotact. That sounds like a question needing an answer.

p1 6:13 pm 01 Dec 08

All I can say is…

152. it was that way when i got here

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