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    Thread view inflation


    Hi.

    The number of views for some threads seems to increasing, sometimes by a lot. I noticed this for thread http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/sus...se-13-2-a.html

    It was started a week ago and now has almost 2000 views.

    Other threads seem to also be affected, see the list from What's New, hundreds and thousands of views for some recent threads.

    I think unix.com experienced a site that was sort of mining the threads. If it was the same kind of thing, I think they banned the offending site from connecting.

    Any thoughts? ... cheers, drl
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    Are you talking about external views of these threads, or local views from your system?
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    HI.

    I am referring to the numbers of views that is displayed when clicking the What's New button.

    For example, that number for the thread I mentioned is Views: 1,890

    If there is a local view count, I am quite sure that I have not looked at that thread 1800-some-odd times.

    Best wishes ... cheers, drl
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    that thread has had quite a few posts (looking at it now, mostly from you and op it seems) over a relatively long period of time, which means it showed up on the "What's new..." for a few weeks now iirc.

    usually threads on this forum have an extremely steep falloff rate, meaning either the topic is dealt with swiftly within a day or two, or it goes down like a stone.

    in this light, 1890 views seems realistic to me.

    i can see other threads with a viewcount >1500, e.g.
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/new...entary-os.html
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ker...ency-mode.html
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...tribution.html
    etc.
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    Hi.

    Thanks for your time in thinking about this.

    The appearance in a What's New list does not increase the views number -- I just tried that on thread http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ubu...nu-15-0-a.html

    I agree that it may make it more likely that a post might get read more often, but one would need to select it for reading for the views number to be increased -- at least that is how it seems to me ... cheers, drl
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    On a running Linux system I would not be surprised that there were so many threads, most of which are idle until they get a signal to run. There are process threads, kernel threads, I/O threads, and whatever.
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    lost in your own computer, rubberman?
    we're talking about forum threads.

    drl, i don't know what other people's usage habits are and whether bots are being counted.
    in any case, i see nothing untoward and 2000 isn't really that much in 2 weeks...
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    Doh! Totally misread the thread(s)... Been recovering from some broken ribs so I do have my head in the computer - takes my mind off of the back pain. Better now, but still aches.
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