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(Bug - Askbot ver 0.7.43) - Number of views is incremented every time a question page is reloaded

asked 2012-09-06 03:45:14 -0600

Boris gravatar image

updated 2012-09-07 11:29:16 -0600

pajju gravatar image

Every time I reload a page with question the counter "Seen" increments. That happens even when I logged in and even on my own questions. Is it a correct behavior? If so, then what a purpose of this?

Seems to be a straight way to make up question's rating

PS. I am logging in with Google account

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What version of Askbot are you running?

todofixthis gravatar imagetodofixthis ( 2012-09-06 09:41:08 -0600 )edit

I am an end-user, but footnote says it's 0.7.43. Here, on askbot.org, it behaves as I described. Same for the answers.ros.org

Boris gravatar imageBoris ( 2012-09-06 20:37:38 -0600 )edit

I went ahead and re-tagged your question. This way, future visitors can still find this question useful (for example, if it is fixed in a future version, someone who hasn't upgraded yet can see that only the old version is affected).

todofixthis gravatar imagetodofixthis ( 2012-09-06 21:49:51 -0600 )edit

@todofoxthis as you said, we should tag all bugs with askbot-version. This will be ease for others to identify and comment. Also tag as un-fixed-bug or Fixed-bug? May be adding this information in the title of the post too? Shall we go ahead and fix this format for all old, new posts? @Evgeny

pajju gravatar imagepajju ( 2012-09-07 00:27:23 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-09-06 07:10:09 -0600

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IMO, views coming from the same IP should be treated unique.

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It sounds reasonable, but looks like something is broken. Now it 24 views or so and in the next few minutes I will try to make it around 60 by simply clicking on the caption link.

Boris gravatar imageBoris ( 2012-09-06 20:41:02 -0600 )edit
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Sorry, I was impatient so I did 1001 view :D

Boris gravatar imageBoris ( 2012-09-06 20:49:30 -0600 )edit

looks you wrote a script to make it 1k? :D

pajju gravatar imagepajju ( 2012-09-07 00:28:07 -0600 )edit

I was just clicking the caption for 5 minutes :) Does it work like this only for me?

Boris gravatar imageBoris ( 2012-09-07 07:25:04 -0600 )edit

@Boris this is a bug. It should be fixed soon. :)

pajju gravatar imagepajju ( 2012-09-07 11:27:15 -0600 )edit

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