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by xsawyerx
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] validate topic view count using javascript
Replies: 22
Views: 20305

Re: [RFC] validate topic view count using javascript

The problem is two-fold: 1. The "views" is not necessarily helpful since it's not people actually "viewing" the website, but rather "fetching" the content. The fact someone fetched the content does not mean they actually viewed it. Perhaps they were scanning it for something, indexing the content, l...
by xsawyerx
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] validate topic view count using javascript
Replies: 22
Views: 20305

[RFC] validate topic view count using javascript

A major problem that I have with a phpBB forum is that bots, spammers, crawlers, and other scripts keep bumping the view count. For a board I just started I already have a view counts of a few hundreds. It makes no sense. When a script that tries to harvest emails, post spam, etc. identifies its use...