there is a bug in askbot, if you press f5 key the view count increment indefinitely?

asked 2013-09-25 05:48:22 -0600

suhail's avatar

if you refresh a particular question page, the view count will increase indefinitely. you can easily earn famous question badge for every question you asked by refreshing the page.

also when i tried to upload an image i got error

Error uploading file. Please contact the site administrator. Thank you.

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well, f5 is refreshing the page and each page refresh is a new view, ain't it?

anshprat's avatar anshprat  ( 2013-09-26 06:39:04 -0600 )edit

>also when i tried to upload an image i got error This question may be noticed by many more others if you asked it as a separate question.

apg's avatar apg  ( 2013-09-27 19:41:23 -0600 )edit

@anshprat I see your point. However, pressing f5 infinitely to make some questions look like they get so many views may not be the way the site administrator wants it to be. The artificially increased views may give false impressions that they are popular questions.

apg's avatar apg  ( 2013-09-27 19:47:07 -0600 )edit

@apg agreed. Don't know if askbot has any such abuse prevention..

anshprat's avatar anshprat  ( 2013-09-28 07:54:19 -0600 )edit

@anshprat it looks like every thing is fixed now :) :)

suhail's avatar suhail  ( 2013-09-28 07:58:54 -0600 )edit