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## Main Question or Discussion Point

The UK mirror site of arxiv counts "full-text downloads".

Like if instead of going

http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0507235

you say

http://uk.arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0507235

then you get the abstract for Smolin latest, "The case for background independence"

and then if you decide to download and say

http://uk.arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0507235.pdf

(or something like that, I'm not quite sure if that's the correct form)

and download the full text, then it gets counted---the yookays bump the counter. But if you download from any of the umpteen other mirror sites like Cornell or LosAlamos then it does not bump the counter.

HERE'S THE RECORD OF A SAMPLING OF PAST SMOLIN PAPERS UK downloads.

"How far are we from the quantum theory of gravity?"

http://citebase.eprints.org/cgi-bin/downloads?id=oai%3AarXiv.org%3Ahep-th%2F0303185 [Broken]

146 UK downloads in first two months (March-April 2003)

"Scientific alternatives to the Anthropic Principle"

http://citebase.eprints.org/cgi-bin/downloads?id=oai%3AarXiv.org%3Ahep-th%2F0407213 [Broken]

98 UK downloads in the first two months (July-Aug 2004)

"An invitation to Loop Quantum Gravity"

http://citebase.eprints.org/cgi-bin/downloads?id=oai%3AarXiv.org%3Ahep-th%2F0408048 [Broken]

103 UK downloads in the first two months (August-Sept 2004)

"Falsifiable predictions from semiclassical quantum gravity"

http://citebase.eprints.org/cgi-bin/downloads?id=oai%3AarXiv.org%3Ahep-th%2F0501091 [Broken]

46 UK downloads in the first two months (January-Feb 2005)

"A quantization of topological M theory"

http://citebase.eprints.org/cgi-bin/downloads?id=oai%3AarXiv.org%3Ahep-th%2F0503140 [Broken]

46 UK downloads in the first two months (March-April 2005)

"The case for background independence"

http://citebase.eprints.org/cgi-bin/downloads?id=oai%3AarXiv.org%3Ahep-th%2F0507235 [Broken]

So far zero UK downloads showing.

HOW MANY UK downloads first two months DO YOU THINK THERE WILL BE? Since it is late in the month let's count August-Sept 2005 as well as the tail-end of July

Under 50

50-69

70-89

90-109

110-129

130+

Like if instead of going

http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0507235

you say

http://uk.arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0507235

then you get the abstract for Smolin latest, "The case for background independence"

and then if you decide to download and say

http://uk.arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0507235.pdf

(or something like that, I'm not quite sure if that's the correct form)

and download the full text, then it gets counted---the yookays bump the counter. But if you download from any of the umpteen other mirror sites like Cornell or LosAlamos then it does not bump the counter.

HERE'S THE RECORD OF A SAMPLING OF PAST SMOLIN PAPERS UK downloads.

"How far are we from the quantum theory of gravity?"

http://citebase.eprints.org/cgi-bin/downloads?id=oai%3AarXiv.org%3Ahep-th%2F0303185 [Broken]

146 UK downloads in first two months (March-April 2003)

"Scientific alternatives to the Anthropic Principle"

http://citebase.eprints.org/cgi-bin/downloads?id=oai%3AarXiv.org%3Ahep-th%2F0407213 [Broken]

98 UK downloads in the first two months (July-Aug 2004)

"An invitation to Loop Quantum Gravity"

http://citebase.eprints.org/cgi-bin/downloads?id=oai%3AarXiv.org%3Ahep-th%2F0408048 [Broken]

103 UK downloads in the first two months (August-Sept 2004)

"Falsifiable predictions from semiclassical quantum gravity"

http://citebase.eprints.org/cgi-bin/downloads?id=oai%3AarXiv.org%3Ahep-th%2F0501091 [Broken]

46 UK downloads in the first two months (January-Feb 2005)

"A quantization of topological M theory"

http://citebase.eprints.org/cgi-bin/downloads?id=oai%3AarXiv.org%3Ahep-th%2F0503140 [Broken]

46 UK downloads in the first two months (March-April 2005)

"The case for background independence"

http://citebase.eprints.org/cgi-bin/downloads?id=oai%3AarXiv.org%3Ahep-th%2F0507235 [Broken]

So far zero UK downloads showing.

HOW MANY UK downloads first two months DO YOU THINK THERE WILL BE? Since it is late in the month let's count August-Sept 2005 as well as the tail-end of July

Under 50

50-69

70-89

90-109

110-129

130+

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