I knew the view counter on the gallery was nearing twenty-two million and should hit it in the coming days. Actually, I had hoped to reach it before the end of 2012. The beards.org gallery view counter hit twenty-two million already this morning some time while I wasn’t expecting it. Therefore, I did not see which was the lucky twenty-tow millionth photo viewed. So I’ve just selected an image from Andy‘s album to commemorate today’s milestone.
This counter started at zero back on January 26, 2006. That’s when the gallery moved to the current software package. The true count is not known because of database glitches and other various subtractions over the years. There are also some legacy photo galleries within the site that remain outside the main, whose views are not counted in this total. We can say, however, that the true count is greater than the number displayed. And where can you see this counter? It appears here.
The hits just keep on coming here at beards.org. On the afternoon (US Pacific Time) of March 25th, 2011, the gallery views counter rolled over to sixteen million! We hit fifteen million back on January 2nd, 2011. The counting only began back on January 26th, 2006. So the real number is unknown but much higher.
I wasn’t here to see which was the sixteen millionth photo. So I selected one of Andy’s photos to illustrate this post.
Andy kindly participated in an official beards.org photo shoot on September 23rd, 2010. Unlike any other beards.org photo shoot to date, Andy’s photo shoot included a trip to the barber shop for a haircut and beard trim. Here are some preview shots from the first part of the photo shoot.