Number of Views

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by GodBless, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. GodBless macrumors 65816

    GodBless

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    I am assuming the number of views a thread gets is based off of one of the following, but which one is it?:

    - The number of clicks that a thread gets (people who visit the thread more than once are counted more than once)

    OR

    - The number of different computers that visit a thread (people are only counted more than once if they visit the thread with multiple computers)

    Thanks in advance for your response(s).
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Also, does the amount include guests or just logged-on members? :)
     
  3. GodBless thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Since not many have posted I'll try to add more clarity to my previous post by giving an image. As you can see in the image below the number of a thread's views are given in the far right column titled "Views."
     

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  4. GodBless thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good point; maybe logged in people are only counted once if they come back multiple times and everyone else is counted for how many times they come back.
     
  5. Salasm macrumors regular

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    Yes. This one is correct. It applies to both members and guests.
     
  6. GodBless thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How do you know? Are you sure? Perhaps all vBulletin forums do it the same way? :confused:
     
  7. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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  8. GodBless thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Also I wonder why it delays with updating the "views" amount. :confused:

    My guess is that it sucks less processing power from the MacRumors site's servers. ;)
     
  9. eva01 macrumors 601

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    It does delay due to server, I believe if i remember correctly you can put down how much time before it updates.

    And it is based on how many times someone clicks on the thread and reads it (so you can view it more than once and it counts more than one view for yourself)

    Also MJ i believe you can set if it is just members or also guests that can toggle a view.
     

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