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  1. #1 Views? 
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    I just thought of a question I thought everyone would like to know the answer to. Why does this forum show total views instead of unique views? Or why not both? It seems to me that with the current view-rating system each post has, it's artificially inflated dozens of times over the actual number of unique views.

    This, to me, doesn't seem very useful at all. A lot of times I wanted to know the UNIQUE views a post has. Especially to judge how many people are interested in what I write. As opposed to, y'know, a few crazy stalkers refreshing the page every ten seconds.


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    I noticed that I look more at my own webpage than all the other people put together in the world.

    So indeed it would be interesting to see the unique views.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
    I just thought of a question I thought everyone would like to know the answer to.
    Here's another question: Whatever happened to grammar? Just teasing,
    Why does this forum show total views instead of unique views?
    I don't understand what a "unique view" is. Do you mean that, once you have looked at a post, your next view of that same post wouldn't be recorded?

    Makes sense, and I second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarist
    Here's another question: Whatever happened to grammar? Just teasing,
    Grammar died a few weeks after grampa (ouch!)
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    It tends to die when you haven't slept for over 15 hours :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    I noticed that I look more at my own webpage than all the other people put together in the world.
    Such self interest is unhealthy. I can send you a picture of my navel if you wish: you can contemplate that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    I noticed that I look more at my own webpage than all the other people put together in the world.
    Such self interest is unhealthy. I can send you a picture of my navel if you wish: you can contemplate that.
    not sure if I am interested to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
    It tends to die when you haven't slept for over 15 hours :P
    Huh? I regularly go without sleep for well over 15 hours; over here we call it "daytime".
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    And? My sleeping schedule is special tuned to my genetics. After 12-14 hours my brain functionality starts to decline.

    Although I normally stay up around 18 hours. It's hell on my sleep schedule (I sleep for at least 10 hours).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarist
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
    I just thought of a question I thought everyone would like to know the answer to.
    Here's another question: Whatever happened to grammar? Just teasing.
    Ooo er missus - we have a prescriptivist in our midst - and one who's prescribing the old dangling pereposition chestnut, popularised by a grammar-teacher of ill-eductaed young ladies in the UK back in the late 1700s, with no good reason or precedent for this behaviour, he made this rubbish the norm amongst social-climbing young women (and, alas, the older women and mothers they subsequently became). Time to give it up, surely, and to boldly go forward to a world of elegant, but non-stupid grammatical rules that we can all agree with and stick to. No?

    (BTW: Also just teasing - but definitely stating my position on this one.... )
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    So you'd have no objection to the following sentence, then?

    "My mate and me decided to briefly go to the pub we was closest to"

    Call me a pedant, I don't care, but things like that make me squirm
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    Unique views would require us to track not only the IP of every single person that hit the exact thread but also something else to try to help identify that person. The IP alone is not really a good indication of "unique" as many people can be on one IP. Family members for example.

    So that being said it would be technically possible to track pseudo unique visitors however the database tracking needed would far exceed the entire rest of the forum, not to mention get a little bit slower as time went on.

    The only other option we could do is cookie the computer that views the topics to ID them. This of course doesn't work with everyone.

    Perhaps in a newer implementation of this forum we can have such things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarist
    So you'd have no objection to the following sentence, then?

    "My mate and me decided to briefly go to the pub we was closest to"

    Call me a pedant, I don't care, but things like that make me squirm
    My mate and I decided to briefly visit the pub we were closest to.

    There are my prejudices all laid out.
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    Still two "errors" in my book. But each to their own prejudices, I suppose!
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    Thank you (In)Sanity. I know how difficult it would be to implement successfully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarist
    So you'd have no objection to the following sentence, then?

    "My mate and me decided to briefly go to the pub we was closest to"

    Call me a pedant, I don't care, but things like that make me squirm
    I see the problem....Who goes to a pub for a brief visit?
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