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thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:25 am
by Mario_AU
situation:

i made it (in acp) so that even guests when they click on a thread link and read it, it counts as a view.
but
if guests or members click on any thread link directly it does not register a view. is there a way around this ?

example:
if you click on the below link it will NOT register a view.
http://mariosworld.org/forum//viewtopic.php?f=2&t=32
but if you go to the parent forum
http://mariosworld.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=2
and then click on the same thread it does count.

thanks,

Re: thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:33 am
by Mario_AU
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Re: thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:11 am
by Mario_AU
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Re: thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:13 am
by karlsemple
The view counter works perfectly when I visit the link you claim it is not working for when I visit

Re: thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:43 am
by Mario_AU
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Re: thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:44 am
by karlsemple
The view counter will increase everytime the page is loaded, thus it does not matter where you link from.

Re: thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:56 am
by Mario_AU
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Re: thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:00 am
by karlsemple
because BEFORE i went to the ACP and changed the option so even guest "views" count, it DIDN'T count views from guests. so originally i was right - i think.
Where are you setting this apparent setting?

Re: thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:14 am
by Mario_AU
well i went to group forum permissions ---> guests ---> select all forums ---> advanced permissions ---> misc ---> Increment post counter

it was on NO and i selected YES.
i assumed that this was exactly what i wanted.. was i actually wrong ?

and now as i type this, i may have been.... but the above made sense to me. i took it to mean "turn this on if you want everybody's view to be counted when viewing a post and not just registered and logged in users."

so again, was i wrong ? and if yes, what DOES it do instead of what i THOUGHT it does?

anybody can read my forums - so at the end of the day, i would like, that every "view" is counted. even that of non registered "guests"....


MAJOR EDIT
just now looking at the settings i just realized that i only applied this setting to the test forum and none of the others got done, even tho i selected each box and clicked apply all permisions... anyway doing it manually for each thread just to be sure....

Re: thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:13 pm
by Mario_AU
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Re: thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:55 pm
by grantgrant
Have you figured this out. I have similar issues: there is a thread on my forum
http://www.fitnesssocial.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=74

which gets 10k views today from other site, but the view counter seems to only count the views when user clicks from previous page to this page, hence it only registered a dozen views.

Are there any mods to fix this?

Re: thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:00 pm
by dowelld
That thread is counting up for me, I've just added three views to it.

I've now added 8 views to it, four from your direct link above and four from entering it from the forum.

Re: thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:08 pm
by grantgrant
dowelld wrote:That thread is counting up for me, I've just added three views to it.

I've now added 8 views to it, four from your direct link above and four from entering it from the forum.
well, thanks:) but how could that be if you directly landed on that page? I checked google anlytics on that page there should have been "7633" page views just today directly on the page. but...I did not do anything since I posted the question 10 min ago.

Re: thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:27 pm
by dowelld
I have no idea, but it is working for me, no matter which way I go into that thread it adds another view to the view counter.

Maybe it's something to do with google ?

Re: thread counter not working from direct link ??

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:55 am
by Mario_AU
time for an update,

now i know, without a shadow of a doubt that i'm correct and my original post is correct.
i had a recent post that was viewed by over 2000 people via direct links to the actual post. by that i mean that once they clicked the link via another forum (ie digg.com) - so they did not click on the post title from within my forum, themselves.

it's simple:

if you go here and THEN click on the "need for speed undercover save file warning" topic it WILL count as a new view.
but if you click here it will NOT count as a new view.