Possible PN member page view counter bug

Discussion in 'Photo.net Site Help' started by stevemarcus, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. I noticed over the weekend that if you are logged in to your photo.net
    account, the newly incorporated view counter does not advance each
    time you view your own community member page (this is a good thing).
    However, if you are not logged in, the view counter does advance each
    time you view your own member page, thereby making it possible for
    those who care about such things to artificially inflate their member
    page views. Just wanted to bring this possible bug to the attention of
    the site maintainers in case they were unaware of it.
     
  2. That is true, but I can't see how to fix it. If you are logged out, we have no way to know that it is "really" you when you visit your own page. This counter is mainly for the interest of the person who owns the page, to give them an idea of how popular "their" page is. If they want to inflate the number themselves and brag about how many visitors they have, I guess I don't care enough to stop them.

    I am not planning on basing anything on this number. I don't foresee a "Most Popular Community Member Pages" feature based on this counter, for example, or anything like that.
     
  3. Surely, member page views will not turn into a competition between members. Who cares how many times a members page is visited? Isn't it reasonable that senior members who have been active here for years would have developed more relationships than new members. Shouldn't a higher number of visits on their pages be expected? What about those that post more often to the forums? Do page visits have anything to do with photography? I say click away to those who want to bump their page views. It means nothing.

    My hope is that our attention will remain focused on those issues that really count.
     
  4. How long before the member page views are converted into a new "interesting people" list or even a new sort for the TRP. Hmmm, positively drooling at the prospect.
     
  5. "I am not planning on basing anything on this number. I don't foresee a "Most Popular Community Member Pages" feature based on this counter, for example, or anything like that."
    Brian, sincere apologies, that'll teach me to read the previous responses before diving in.
     
  6. Still, it is an indicator of popularity to visitors both inside and outside the community and will imply a level of quality to some viewers. I wonder who asked for this feature and why?
     
  7. People were putting counters from sites that specialize in generating counters into their biographies, and there were at least two posts in this forum in the last month where someone was asking how this could be done. So, it seems like some people want to know how often their Community Member page is being looked at.
     
  8. Still seems like only a very small number would care how many looked (still having no idea who or why), but chose not to intereact in some way.
     
  9. I notice right now that we can put a view counter in our photos. Would anyone tell me how? I have been exploring photo.net and I don't find the way to do it. Thanks.
     
  10. portfolio > folder > details
     
  11. It was so easy! Thanks, Carl for the information.
     

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