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

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Xon, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Xon

    Xon Well-Known Member

    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.
    cclaerhout and Isil`Zha like this.
  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Personally, I still count them as users all the same, just like guests.
  3. Xon

    Xon Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Isil`Zha

    Isil`Zha Active Member

    Case in point:


    I wonder how many views were bot generated.
    Xon likes this.

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