Incorrectly numbered reply in Forum Spy.

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  1. jmann macrumors 604

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    This is about a new thread that popped up in forum spy the " Chances of locking a front page discussion thread?" It shows both the original post and the first reply with a replies amount of "0". Is this due to a moderated/deleted post? I took a screenshot of it, and the problem was fixed upon a page refresh. I am using Safari BTW.
     

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  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Yes. :)
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    A lot of times it happens when I reply to a post very quickly after it showing up in Spy. Happens to others as well.
     
  4. celticpride678

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    I have noticed the same issue with my Forum Spy. Seems like a bug with vBulletin.
     
  5. jmann thread starter macrumors 604

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    It happened again with your post *you must be lucky* there was 3 minutes before you posted the reply. Forum Spy must not like you and thinks your posts don't count. ;) See here again:
     

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  6. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    Post count includes the first post. That is shown in the top right corner of the post. Reply count is shown on the front page and beside the thread on the forum index. Forum spy shows this too. (I think) I really do not use forum spy much.


    The numbers are the same with the "reply Count" shown on the forum index page
     

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  7. Doctor Q Administrator

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    MacRumors wrote the Forum Spy. It's not part of vBulletin although it relies on the same database.
     
  8. jmann thread starter macrumors 604

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    I have seen other forums with a "spy", Did MacRumors create the original one, and other forums are just copy cats?

    Here I notice it happening again. Can anyone verify this happening in Firefox?
     

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  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I've seen it before, but I don't see it for the posts you show in the attachment.
     
  10. jmann thread starter macrumors 604

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    Refreshing the page always fixes it, and it happens to other's posts I see too, not just mine.
     
  11. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Ours was written independently of others that preceded and followed it.

    I used to be a fan of Digg's spy, but I'm less enamored of the Big Spy they replaced it with.
     
  12. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Seems to be really prevalent today. Even 20 minutes afterwards.
     

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