I’m sure you can figure out ways to break it, but it’s a waste of your time (and you need to get a life).
I’m sure it was meant innocently but this really doesn’t read well. Never attack your readers.
Indeed, and I think learning how to break this would be a very rewarding and educational experience. That - to me - is a life.
yep that definitely came across too harsh.
It seems fairly easy to fake by making automatic requests for the .gif (I can’t see how hitcount.me can check for the uniqueness of the requestor). This makes it dubious as a ranking that other people use. It does remind me of the one pixel gif trick that some mail clients used as a consent-less way to read receipt to inform the sender.
Doesn’t Chrome optimize to not request images that are “display: none”?