Weird browser statistics...

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by GFLPraxis, Mar 3, 2006.

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    GFLPraxis

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    So I'm checking our viewer's browser statistics for NintendoPlayers.com and I hit something weird.

    Here's our top five browsers.

    Browser Type Number of requests
    1. Mozilla 330,790
    2. MSIE 247,778
    3. Opera 36,056
    4. msnbot 7,185
    5. Netscape (compatible) 5,620


    As I keep going down, I get to the bottom of the list.


    17. psbot 59
    18. I am using a browser and OS so new and innovative that you will never have heard of it. If I told you what it is, it would only be a tease. 43
    19. WebTV 37
    20. N900iS DoCoMo 33


    Notice number 18.

    Anyone have any idea what browser that is?

    Also, I feel sorry for the 37 WebTV viewers.
     
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    dornoforpyros

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    haha some one is messing with their browser settings.
     
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    43 people are? :confused:
     
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    GFLPraxis

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    Yeah, my first thought was that someone just had their browser modified to tell the site that, but then I saw the number 43.
     
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    dornoforpyros

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    same person 43 times?
     
  6. macrumors Core

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    i don't believe they are hits. i think its showing unique users.
     
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    dornoforpyros

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    yeah but how many ISPs provide static IP #'s?
     
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    GFLPraxis

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    If it's unique, then we must have a very regular viewer, because dynamic IP's don't change THAT fast. The site has only been open about two months.

    Even if isn't unique viewers, that's quite a few views.

    There's 62 browsers not listed, interestingly.

    It could just be one very, very regular viewer, I suppose.
    Maybe I'll ask on our forums.

    Or maybe someone is developing some kind of new self-proclaimed innovative browser. Maybe... a DS homebrew browser...well, it would make sense, as one of our writers came over from DSLinux.org and knows plenty of people there and put the link in his sig.
     
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    Josh

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    It's me.

    I'm using OS XII (.3).

    It's the year 2031, and I'm in Central Park, browsing your site with the integrated screens of my sunglasses (Yes, all of OS XII is installed on them too, as they can project onto walls, or larger screens).
     
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    dornoforpyros

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    Neat...can I see your sunglasses for a second?
     
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    upperblue79

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    I'm curious to know, so as soon as you find out please post here.
     
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    mnkeybsness

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    It's just someone 'browser-spoofing', changing the name that their browser sends to the server when it requests a page. I get hits from tons of custom browser names, like "I-am", "Expletive You", "Something Else", and so on. People like to mess with things and skew browser results. Just ignore them.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    you can force your cable modem to get a new ip by manually changing the mac address for the router and rebooting the modem... heh at least it works on time warner.. so its likely the same person...
     
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    Josh

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    Sure:

    [​IMG]

    Don't look like much, but all the technology is on the inside :D
     
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    dornoforpyros

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    :eek: crazy advanced OS AND stylish shades? this is too much to handle!
     

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