Okay, in case you don't know... we DO have a newsbox <a href="http://guide.keenspace.com/newshack.php?out=guide"> HERE </a>, login to <a href="http://siteadmin.keenspace.com">siteadmin</a> and configure it, or maybe I just need to make configuring it easier to use.
Ghastly wanted to know if I could make stats from it... so 2 hours later, we now have <a href="http://guide.keenspace.com/guide_newsbox.php">this</a>, albiet very ugly...
It's sole purpose is to track in/out on the newsbox... kinda like "top lists" , except this more tracks who is or is NOT putting the box on their site.
It's only been running for about 2 hours and is only showing "clicks" in this version. I might extend it a little to show counts instead of the same link over and over again. Still, I don't expect too much use of this one.
I might backport it to guide itself however, which means it could be used as a <strike>popularity contest </strike>page rank that could then be used on the front page.
Oh... and just a reminder, if you don't update your comic for 7 days, your newsbox will not show up. Some incentive to not go on hiatus.