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

asked 2013-09-25 05:48:22 -0500

suhail gravatar image

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 gravatar image anshprat  ( 2013-09-26 06:39:04 -0500 )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 gravatar image apg  ( 2013-09-27 19:41:23 -0500 )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 gravatar image apg  ( 2013-09-27 19:47:07 -0500 )edit

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

anshprat gravatar image anshprat  ( 2013-09-28 07:54:19 -0500 )edit

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

suhail gravatar image suhail  ( 2013-09-28 07:58:54 -0500 )edit