Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Peter T Chattaway

view counting

Recommended Posts

This is no big deal, but I've noticed it, and it's got me curious.

It used to be that whenever I started a new thread and then clicked on "view new posts", I would find that the thread already had 1 or 2 views -- frequently 2. I figured one of those views would be my own, and the second one might be some automatic board feature.

Lately, however, when I start a new thread and click on "view new posts", the site tells me that there have been 0 views in that thread. Okay, I figure, my own viewing of that thread doesn't have to count here; it certainly doesn't count when I look at photos in, say, my own Flickr account.

But just now, I posted a reply to a new thread, and then when I clicked on "view new posts", it STILL said that the thread had had 0 views. This, I don't understand -- someone else had started the thread, and I myself had to view the thread before I could even think of posting a reply. So how could the view-count still be at 0?

Has there been some change in the board software that would account for this? I'm guessing that, if there is, then it might just be so highly technical that it would fly right over my head. But on the off-chance that I might understand it, I figured I'd throw this observation/question out there.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've noticed bugs in the view-counting recently too.

I have no idea. We haven't started upgrading the board yet. Could be just a glitch in the Invision software since it's getting old.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My ego depends on that view counter, Anna. If I don't see 25 views by the end of the day on a thread I've started, I drink myself to ruin in the evening. So there's a lot at stake here. :)


P.S.  I COULD BE WRONG.

 

Takin' 'er easy for all you sinners at lookingcloser.org. Also abiding at Facebook and Twitter.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Similar topic -

In The Informant thread, Peter lists the actors in the title, but then goes on to list them "for the search engine" in the thread itself. I thought if something was listed in the title it would automatically turn up in a search. Not true?

The searches in particular throw me a bit off. I think we've lost some stuff from years ago. I was looking for the thread to Tales From the Gimli Hospital, which I swear was a thread since the time we became A&F, but apparently there is no longer such a thread.


In an interstellar burst, I am back to save the Universe.

Filmsweep by Persona. 2013 Film Journal. IlPersona.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Persona wrote:

: In The Informant thread, Peter lists the actors in the title, but then goes on to list them "for the search engine" in the thread itself. I thought if something was listed in the title it would automatically turn up in a search. Not true?

The A&F search engine has never paid any attention to thread subtitles. Titles, yes. Posts, yes. But subtitles, no. I wonder if this is related in any way to the fact that new A&F threads will show up in the RSS feed with titles and posts, but no subtitles.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...