Yeah, well up your thread views baby! Why some threads may ridiculous view counts.

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    Jul 07, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    Ok I know this isn't News & Politics but I was curious why some threads seem to have ridiculously high view rates and started poking around on-line. If you use Firefox you can install an add-on that will automatically refresh the page you are on every second (you can set the refresh rate.) So just open that thread page and set your Firefox to autopilot and then all your friends will think you are really really popular!

    https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/reloadevery/
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    Jul 07, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    aeois saidOk I know this isn't News & Politics but I was curious why some threads seem to have ridiculously high view rates and started poking around on-line. If you use Firefox you can install an add-on that will automatically refresh the page you are on every second (you can set the refresh rate.) So just open that thread page and set your Firefox to autopilot and then all your friends will think you are really really popular!

    https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/reloadevery/






    Yup.
    That is the explanation.

    It's best to ignore the view count.
    There's threads that have inflated view counts that have been manipulated.

    Silliness.
    Nobody goves a shit how many times your thread has or (in some cases) has not been viewed.
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    Jul 07, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    Hmmm. Go into News & Politics and click on "views" and the threads will be put in order by most views. You will notice a common theme to the topic of the top threads. Are there some shenanigans going on here?
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    Jul 07, 2012 6:59 AM GMT
    The forum software is kinda whack. It doesn't distinguish unique views. So you can click on a thread multiple times and the view count will go up. And some people have OCD here and will reload the thread to see if anyone posted a new reply. Pretty common occurrence in hot topic threads or flame bait threads. icon_lol.gif

    Also, some/most of those views are the Google bots indexing the forums.
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    Jul 07, 2012 12:52 PM GMT
    xrichx saidThe forum software is kinda whack. It doesn't distinguish unique views. So you can click on a thread multiple times and the view count will go up. And some people have OCD here and will reload the thread to see if anyone posted a new reply. Pretty common occurrence in hot topic threads or flame bait threads. icon_lol.gif

    Also, some/most of those views are the Google bots indexing the forums.



    But those would be factors in many other threads, besides these ones in News & Politics. If you look at the number of views on the threads in question, they are extremely out of whack with the number of posts compared to the number of views when compared to other threads.
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    Jul 07, 2012 12:56 PM GMT
    Could it be that SB has been manipulating the view count of his departure thread 'from beyond the grave'?
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    Jul 07, 2012 12:58 PM GMT
    People pop in and out of the same threads to read replies. Page views as a stat are kind of meaningless unless accompanied by unique page views (IP address). Even that can be misleading as some get a new IP address each time they connect to the internet, then there are proxies.
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    Jul 07, 2012 1:14 PM GMT
    There was some horseshit a few months back or whenever it was that there was another admin shakedown and a big 2do about view count on those threads about it. So I did a count, I forget, either per minute or per hour or whatever the fuck it was and reported that it had to be some sort of cleverly designed macro. Interesting to learn now that it was probably just some stupid fucking browser option. God, you guys are so fucking lazy; you could at least be creative about this shit. Good find OP. Thanx for the info. For a moment there I thought there was some talent afoot.
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    Jul 07, 2012 1:22 PM GMT
    Sorted by most views.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/73?sort=3
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    Jul 07, 2012 1:29 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidCould it be that SB has been manipulating the view count of his departure thread 'from beyond the grave'?

    Yah think? Or his supporters here?
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    Jul 07, 2012 1:34 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Ex_Mil8 saidCould it be that SB has been manipulating the view count of his departure thread 'from beyond the grave'?

    Yah think? Or his supporters here?


    Hmm, well they do seem to enjoy 'bigging him up' in his absence.