Rarely asked, frequently viewed

Every month I get a site traffic analysis report for starchamber.com so I can see and better understand what you, the hard-working web surfer (or tireless Google index bot) enjoy reading. In general there are few surprises, but every now and then I see something that is a little puzzling to work out. A piece I wrote on alchemy back in 1996 is a perennial favorite, probably because it managed to get linked to from a popular alchemy website. But this month’s puzzler is the Star Chamber Rarely-Asked-Questions List. It’s getting a huge amount of traffic and I can’t figure out why. I’m happy for the eyeballs, just curious how they happened to roll my way. But I suppose that’s always the trick, figuring out that last bit.

In the meantime, if you have any rarely asked questions you’d like me to add to the list, let me know.

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