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October 25, 2007
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What is a kiriban?

:iconcatu182:
catu182 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
I've heard it millions of times and I know that it has something to do with pageviews, but otherwise I have no idea about it ^^; Can someone please tell me what "kiriban" means?
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:iconmartypunker:
martypunker Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Necro'd thread. Please refrain from commenting on threads older than six months. :lock:
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How'd a topic from 2007 come up? :confused:

Kiribans are awards that pageview whores give out, hopefully to encourage people to check by regularly in hope they get the award, which in turn, raises their pageviews faster...but I bet the OP found that out already :p
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candysmile4006 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
From Wiktionary:

:bulletred:kiriban

English

Etymology
Japanese キリ番 (kiriban) from 切りのいい番 (kiri no ii ban) - "a number which is a good place to stop", "a round number".

Noun

kiriban (plural: kiriban or kiribans)

1. A milestone; an interesting number displayed on a web counter, such as 10000, 22222, etc.; particularly, one selected by the website owner for the purpose of giving a prize to whoever reaches it.
2. A gift or prize given to one who reaches such a milestone.
3. The system of giving gifts to those who reach web count milestones.

Usage notes

Also used as in attribution, as kiriban winner, kiriban number, kiriban picture, etc., or with a number indicating the kiriban, as kiriban 5000. Can also be said as kiribian.

Retrieved from "[link]"

Category: English nouns
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:iconsteph1254:
Steph1254 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Woah, talk about bringing a thread back from the dead. :|
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:iconcandysmile4006:
candysmile4006 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I had wondered what the actual meaning of it was, found this, read the first comment and did it, when I came back I figured what I had found explained it way better, so I decided to post the info I found in case someone else wants to know. Is that bad?
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:iconsteph1254:
Steph1254 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Well since the thread is nearly a year old I think it would have been better to put it in your journal ;).

It also seems like the OP obtained the answer they wanted soon after starting the thread :).
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:iconcandysmile4006:
candysmile4006 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Number one:
It doesn't matter how old the thread is, I was looking for information and when I Googled it, I found this thread, since I assume that others may do the same, I posted it there.

Number two:
If someone else Googled it or went looking for it on here, it would bring up the thread, not my journal genius!

And finally, number three:
It was never meant to actually answer the OP in particular... in case you didn't notice their account is dead.

So, thanks anyways for your input, but it's definitely not needed.
I knew exactly what I was posting... where... and why!
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:iconaddark:
Addark Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Student
I always kinda wondered where the name came from myself. >w> This thread explained it nicely.
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:iconkbclise:
KBClise Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I just figured it's something you draw because you got a certain amount of page views. :P I'm not an otaku or anything but its a good word for it so I use it.
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Dagon22 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
A kiriban is a small woodland creature indiginous to the United Kingdom and parts of northwestern Europe. It eats broken bycicle tires and used bandages it finds on hiking trails.
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:iconcatu182:
catu182 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Thanks for the laugh :rofl: I imagine that as some kind of fat rodent.
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:icondagon22:
Dagon22 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Kinda like a chinchilla, or something...
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XgAD Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
It means that if you speak for extended periods of time in "Wapanese," you will get banned. :bucktooth:
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:iconcatu182:
catu182 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Don't know what Wapanese means either.
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:icongraelyn-chan:
Graelyn-chan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Student General Artist
Wannabe Japanese... :paranoid:
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:iconcatu182:
catu182 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Why would I have to know it? Not everyone is an anime fan.
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:icongraelyn-chan:
Graelyn-chan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Student General Artist
<.< I never said you had to know it. I just told you what it was. I was trying to be informative. :O_o:
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:iconcatu182:
catu182 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
Sorry, I thought the "¬¬" face meant something else.
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:icongraelyn-chan:
Graelyn-chan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Student General Artist
Haha! It's okay. I put that in there because I sadly used to be one about 7 years ago... :(
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:iconcatu182:
catu182 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
I was a Pokémon craze by the time. Now I prefer other cartoons (especially South Park).
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:iconvisoads:
visoads Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
hahahah sexual favours...probably pageviews :)
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:iconcatu182:
catu182 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Thanks to everyone.

But I don't mind what it means in Japanese... I have no interest in learning it. I just wanted to know what it's used for.
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Hello-Uh-AHCRAP Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007   Photographer
When someone gets a screenshot of a certain amount of pageviews they can ask for a favor from you in return. The favors could range from anything from a requested drawing to sexual favors.
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:iconlaurart:
laurart Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Sexual favours? I did not know that! :iconsexytimeplz:
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:iconhello-uh-ahcrap:
Hello-Uh-AHCRAP Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007   Photographer
That plz account always makes me smile.

And the way some people treat them, they might as well be.
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:iconlaurart:
laurart Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
I know, I find the mustache funnier than the name of the plz =P

Yeah :O
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:iconowlity:
owlity Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Oh baby. :eyes:
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:iconhello-uh-ahcrap:
Hello-Uh-AHCRAP Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007   Photographer
I don't do kiribans because I don't believe pageviews are important... so, sorry.
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:iconowlity:
owlity Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
I do 'em. It gives me an excuse to draw. :P
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:iconrejecteddreams:
RejectedDreams Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Japanese for:
GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!111
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:iconcomrade-bea:
Comrade-Bea Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
:lmao:
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:iconspike7:
spike7 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007   Filmographer
Googleplz
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:iconspike7:
spike7 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007   Filmographer
...It's a hit counter :)
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