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Lack of interest Robots should not cause thread view counter to increment

Xon

Well-known member
#1
I don't find it desirable to have the view counter increment everytime google, or bing, or various automated robots crawl threads.

It gives the impression of activity which isn't actually there.
 

Xon

Well-known member
#3
Personally, I still count them as users all the same, just like guests.
Search bots have a bad tendency to cluster around highly active threads. If you use any sort of view trending addons for showing active threads, this distorts those metrics.
 

Isil`Zha

Active member
#4
Search bots have a bad tendency to cluster around highly active threads. If you use any sort of view trending addons for showing active threads, this distorts those metrics.
Case in point:



I wonder how many views were bot generated.