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lazarus9

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Are these Replies/Views statistics correct?
« on: August 20, 2018, 06:39:13 pm »
I put out a tutorial and after 3 days it is showing:

 Basic Indy Connection Tutorial - 4143 Views

http://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/board,38.0.html

The post below this one got around 2400 in just 5 hours.

This seems completely unrealistic.  Anyone have an explanation for this? 

taazz

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Re: Are these Replies/Views statistics correct?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 07:05:42 pm »
I put out a tutorial and after 3 days it is showing:

 Basic Indy Connection Tutorial - 4143 Views

http://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/board,38.0.html

The post below this one got around 2400 in just 5 hours.

This seems completely unrealistic.  Anyone have an explanation for this?
yes the forum records unique views, there is no one cooking the numbers if that is what you ask. How unique views are calculated is a bit uncertain at this point but it does use some short of  cookies. To test it your self record the current view count, clear your cookies/history of your browser and reopen the thread you will see the read go up every time you reveisit the thread after clearing the cookies. If you ask if some one manipulates that to change the views of a thread well I see no motive behind such manipulation.

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test must be made while logged out of your account, known users are only counted once as far as I know.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2018, 07:08:40 pm by taazz »
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Re: Are these Replies/Views statistics correct?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 07:14:43 pm »
I didn't think that the site was cooking the books, but I thought that there might be a bug or something.

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Re: Are these Replies/Views statistics correct?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 07:17:49 pm »
I put out a tutorial and after 3 days it is showing:

 Basic Indy Connection Tutorial - 4143 Views

http://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/board,38.0.html

The post below this one got around 2400 in just 5 hours.

This seems completely unrealistic.  Anyone have an explanation for this?

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