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Not a Bug Thread views counter failing

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by foruman, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. foruman

    foruman New Member

    I have noticed in many threads around all the forums here that sometimes the thread views counter for some threads is reporting a non reliable number compared to other similar threads. For example:

    Possible new post notice bug
    Posted: Nov 2, 2013
    Views: 8,378

    Quick search box contains 'Search this forum only' tickbox in categories
    Posted: Nov 5, 2013
    Views: 3,470

    xf_user_news_feed_cache contains invalid data when an add-on is disabled.
    Posted: Nov 11, 2013
    Views: 1,012

    If you're going to say that this is due to a search spider then please improve the way in how you handle the number of views that a spider can generate in a thread.
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Maybe it's a spider, maybe it's just a more interesting thread to visitors, maybe it's come up on search engine results. Any view counts. This is very unlikely to ever change.
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  3. foruman

    foruman New Member

    Could you please check this? http://xenforo.com/community/threads/explain-this.63818/

    It appears that it's not related to spiders nor visitors. Definitely there is something wrong in the way in how you're handling the thread views counter. This problem is present in many threads here at XenForo. This doesn't happen in vBulletin 3.8
  4. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    The thread is simply getting a lot of views from searches, the title has some keywords that play a roll in it.
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