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Not all views being counted in gallery

Digby (Community Manager) 3 years ago • updated 3 years ago 4

I've been going through the gallery, and I've noticed that most of the time that I view an image, the count does not increase. There are many images I've looked at but the view count has stayed at zero. There's a good chance people are becoming disheartened because they don't see that they've gotten many views, but they actually have.


This isn't a site-breaking bug, but it makes the site look less active than it is.

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Not a bug

After reviewing this, every view appears to be a unique person viewing a submission. The view doesn't increase until you leave and return to the submission. This is working fine.

Are you sure that they've not just disabled increasment of views if it's yourself looking at them? Or if they only count unique visits per piece - cause if it's so I prefer that a lot more.

Under review

Unique views would be a fine idea, but there were plenty I visited that later said they had 0 views. It's possible the total is updating later, but if so, it's taking hours to do so.

At this point, it looks like view counts are increasing when I view them. Maybe there was just a flub yesterday; however, it does look like it only increments once per person. That's probably fine; if that's the case, I might consider specifying that these are "unique views" since other sites have views work differently.


With that said, we likely won't need anything else for this.

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Not a bug

After reviewing this, every view appears to be a unique person viewing a submission. The view doesn't increase until you leave and return to the submission. This is working fine.