views vs replies

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  1. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    hm, did anyone notice how many views most threads in here get, and how few replies?

    is this a technical problem of counting (e.g. do several visits of one person count as several views?)?

    or is it really that many people remain silent while just a few discuss openly?

    just wondering if we are just actors on a stage here with a huge audience :mrgreen:
     
  2. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    It's a bit of both, each time someone views it does count, so if you go back to read what others have written it adds to the post count. A lot of people just read and don't reply, that's pretty typical of any online community that I have seen.
     
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    CMan TPF Noob!

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    On my forum, a lot of the views are from search engine bots, IE the "googlebot" submitting info to the search engine.
     
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    PNA TPF Noob!

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    My thoughts as well......:er:
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The views by guests who are not registered and therefore cannot reply count as well!
     
  6. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Also, guests count as views too...so non registered people that browse the forum add to the count, too. Often my own threads will have a rather large amount of views compared to not so many replies because I link my non-TPF friends to the thread so I can show them my pictures. They look, but aren't members, so they don't comment in the thread, but rather in emails to me.

    And I know I don't post in anywhere close to all of the threads I view.
     
  7. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    thanks for the feedback!

    funny that this thread got almost the same number of replies as views ;)
     
  8. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    For some odd reason the forum is quite, quite active tonight, but ONE of the very active members must withdraw now for a while and help herself to some "Abendbrot" or else she'll DIE! :shock:
     
  9. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Same here, actually we are waiting for friends to arrive in Exeter to go out for dinner tonight.

    But I will switch off the computer now to get ready for that ;)
     
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    That's something else I was going to mention....often a new thread will have close to even amounts of views and replies (also, the views don't seem to update automatically..I think it updates every 20 minutes or 1/2 hour or hour or something)....but it won't stay that way. I'm willing to bet you in a few hours it will change.

    But pay attention to new threads...especially ones that get posted in right away....they'll be even for a while, but will split up in a bit.
     
  11. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I just wanted to reply to this, so I wouldn't screw up the count. I really have nothing to add however :p
     
  12. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    OK, so this one isn't a great analogy for an internet forum...but the principle remains the same.

    Me too :mrgreen:
     

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