#1
HylianDev
the worst forum feature in history is the fact that viewing your own topic adds to the viewcount

I hate it with a passion
#2
HylianDev
about 90 of this topic's first 100 views were mine. broken as fuck
#3
Beako
Agreed. I feel like people are less likely to reply to my threads when they have 50 views from me and no replies.
#4
Draku
i forget that the view stat exists
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#5
Pedigree
This is literally how almost every single forum works, though. Shrug
#6
Yoshi2
Why do you view your own threads 90 times when nobody has posted in them yet? :uniporn:
#7
rtsmarty
what do you suggest? just don't add views if you are the op?
#8
HylianDev
(Feb 20, 2017 at 2:36 AM)Pedigree Wrote: This is literally how almost every single forum works, though. Shrug

unfortunately :/

(Feb 20, 2017 at 11:03 AM)Yoshi2 Wrote: Why do you view your own threads 90 times when nobody has posted in them yet? :uniporn:

to show that I could and that it's dumb lol

(Feb 20, 2017 at 1:24 PM)rtsmarty Wrote: what do you suggest? just don't add views if you are the op?

yeah
#9
rtsmarty
(Feb 20, 2017 at 2:26 PM)HylianDev Wrote:
(Feb 20, 2017 at 1:24 PM)rtsmarty Wrote: what do you suggest? just don't add views if you are the op?
yeah
could you argue why you feel that the op of the thread should be exempt from view counts?

if anything i feel like a more useful metric would be "views that aren't you" rather than "views that aren't the original poster". "views that aren't the original poster" only seems like it would be useful to the original poster. to anyone else, the view count would be both inaccurate and useless.
#10
Spritanium
IMO the view count is entirely useless and could just be removed altogether

I dunno about the rest of you but I never even read view counts, they're arbitrary-looking numbers that don't really provide any useful information and just take up room
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#11
HylianDev
I only look at view counts when I post a new topic and Get Excited For Replies. I have to keep a number in my head of how many times I re-read my own post (for editing, re-reading to see if I worded it alright, maybe adding a new post, etc).

Also this is influenced by the fact that (at least back in the day) YouTube would allow you to add views to your own videos also. There's no reason it should allow you to, and I feel the same about forums really. But I guess nobody else really cares so it's not that important.
#12
Spritanium
I think the issue is mainly that the OP's views have to be included for the number to be accurate. It's already not useful as an accurate number, so having an innacurate one is probably undesirable.

This thread has actually made me hate the view counts though. I think everyone else uses them in the same way - the first few before you get any replies can be exciting, but then as soon as you have even one reply, the view count becomes pointless.
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#13
HylianDev
maybe some progressive forum feature could be like:

"3 users have viewed this topic" and keep that up until there's a reply

maybe make it so only the OP can see it?
#14
Spritanium
What I'd like to do is get rid of the view count column, and ONLY if a thread has 0 replies, show the view count in parentheses next to the 0
#15
Spritanium
Went ahead and did that, if a bunch of people miss the whole column dedicated to view counts then I'll put it back later
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#16
HylianDev
Wow what a guy!

though I basically always use "user -> today's posts" and it's not there yet
#17
Beako
what the fuck

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