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.
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.