Did WF get rid of user counts?

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When I would go to the homepage of WF, it would usually list all of the forums/sub-forums, and next to each, it would say say the number of users, i.e. "Warrior Special Offers (3,895 viewing)" or something like that, but it doesn't anymore. Why not? Am I missing something here?
  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    Yes they did and who knows why. Really irritating. Reminds me of Facebook "updating" every two seconds. If it aint broke, don't fix it.

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    • Profile picture of the author admin
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      Originally Posted by Thomas Wilkinson View Post

      Yes they did and who knows why. Really irritating. Reminds me of Facebook "updating" every two seconds. If it aint broke, don't fix it.

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      It was broke LOL!.

      That's why we fixed it :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author waterotter
        Originally Posted by admin View Post

        It was broke LOL!.

        That's why we fixed it :-)
        Did you fix it to not show the total viewers viewing? :confused: 'Cause I don't see the total viewers viewing yet.

        Now, just try to read and repeat the above 5 times in a row after a few drinks...:p
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Sweeney
    Yeah, that is really irritating! Darn!
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      The only place I can see this having a significant impact is for those who run
      WSOs and track how many members are in the WSO section at a given time on
      a given day of the week. If you do this long enough, you can see trends as to
      when the most visitors are and then from that determine when the best time is
      to launch your WSO.

      Aside from that, I don't see how it matters one way or another.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Sweeney
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        The only place I can see this having a significant impact is for those who run
        WSOs and track how many members are in the WSO section at a given time on
        a given day of the week. If you do this long enough, you can see trends as to
        when the most visitors are and then from that determine when the best time is
        to launch your WSO.

        Aside from that, I don't see how it matters one way or another.
        Exactly
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        • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
          Thomas,
          If it aint broke, don't fix it.
          It was broken, in the sense that it was a big contributor to the slowdowns a lot of people experienced recently.

          The folks who were counting on that as an indicator of the best times to post a WSO were operating on a flawed assumption. A very significant chunk of the traffic in that section during peak times consists of visitors who are getting sent straight to a thread by affiliates. Most of them will not look at more than that thread during their visit.


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      • Profile picture of the author John Durham
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        The only place I can see this having a significant impact is for those who run
        WSOs and track how many members are in the WSO section at a given time on
        a given day of the week. If you do this long enough, you can see trends as to
        when the most visitors are and then from that determine when the best time is
        to launch your WSO.

        Aside from that, I don't see how it matters one way or another.

        I have come to believe that even THAT isnt a good indication, as alot of people are sent there from email campaigns... you never know why those visitors are there... Just shoot and take your chances...you gotta make 40 bucks right?

        If not, there is a bigger problem than wso forum traffic with your offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Dammit, Allen! When did you start typing faster than me???
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Yer still the fastest typer in the west Paul. I think he was just quicker on the draw.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    There is NO way to determine if a person leaves a page. Historically, such counts have been WRONG! Hits is the number of page requests. Visits is the number of page requests after about a 20 or 40 minute gap from a given IP. Were those "visits" by the same person? VERY POSSIBLE! If you go to dinner, come back, and click on a page, that counts as another visit EVEN though it is the SAME visit!

    And GRANTED, you could have an exit page say a person left, or have a polling javascript, but that shows things down, doesn't handle crashes, or changing focus.

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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Ummm... Steve? They're not trying to tell when someone has left a page. Just how many are viewing any page within the forum at a given time. And, with cookies that track which page a person is on right now, you can do that with a consistent degree of reliability. Not absolute, but consistent. Which is all you need for relative traffic estimations.


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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Ummm... Steve? They're not trying to tell when someone has left a page. Just how many are viewing any page within the forum at a given time. And, with cookies that track which page a person is on right now, you can do that with a consistent degree of reliability. Not absolute, but consistent. Which is all you need for relative traffic estimations.


      Paul
      Well, cookies don't vanish either. My point is simply that the number wwould tend to be high, unless people stay a while and a timeout occurs causing it to be low.

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Sweeney
    Well I guess the bottom line is that the viewer counts are gone and they're not coming back?
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