I finally got Vermont Where's George County Bingo with this hit in Concord, VT! (Essex County) I actually had the county bingo since August 9 but I didn't realize it until I checked my Hits by State report today. That took nearly 8 years since I started, so getting hits in Vermont is tough compared to the other New England states, at least from here in New Jersey. I still need Franklin County in Maine to complete New England County Bingo. Let's see how many years that one takes.
Speaking of 8 years, it's my 8-year anniversary on Where's George! I signed up on August 29, 1999. I found the website quite by accident. Back in those days, I didn't use Google and web searches were somewhat of an art because Altavista, which I used back then, would often return search results that were only tangentially related to my search keywords. The Where's George website was one of those accidental finds. It was a rather primitive website back then but I liked the idea of tracking currency for fun, and 8 years later, I'm still there.
First, my "Your Bills" summary:
You have entered 128,190 Bills worth $220,575 Bills with hits: 24,363 Total hits: 32,917 Hit rate: 19.01% Slugging Percentage: 25.68% (total hits/total bills) George Score: 1,383.12 Your rank (based on George Score) is #21 (out of 51,987 current users with a George Score. [100.0 Percentile]) Your State Rank in New Jersey is: 2 out of 3,180 [99.9]I'm still pretty close to the top in both state and sitewide ranks!
I think the most appropriate table for this occasion is the Breakdown by Year:
Breakdown by Year - Hide
* Bills entered that year which have received at least one hit.
I might've overdone it in 2001 and 2002. I'm still getting the occasional hit here and there on some of the many bills entered in those two years.
My WG hit rate (bills hit / bills entered) peaked at the beginning of 2004 and has been in decline since. I think I've already bored all the people in my neighborhood with Where's George bills. :)
This chart shows how the average value per bill of the bills I've entered in my WG account has changed over time. The minimum is, of course, $1 if I enter 100% singles. A higher bill value average means that I've been entering more bills of higher denominations. This chart shows that I've been entering more singles in recent years.