What happened to the number of thread views?

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Its a while since I've noticed that the number of views a thread has had, is not shown anymore. I think it was useful information. Is there a reason its not there anymore? Could you bring it back?
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A year or two ago we decided total Likes was better information to display. I am interested to know what use view count has. However the feedback survey has shown more interest in views too. I am looking at possibilities. Stay tuned.
 
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Had some time and got it done. Enjoy!
 
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If forum member X looks at a thread twice, does that count as 2 views ? If so, I think it would be more interesting to have a count of the number of distinct forum members who have viewed the thread.
 
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I think it is numbered by log in session for active members and by IP and day for non-members.
 
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If forum member X looks at a thread twice, does that count as 2 views ? If so, I think it would be more interesting to have a count of the number of distinct forum members who have viewed the thread.
It's total views, members and guest, and not unique. Unique would require a ton of data storage and processing for each view.
 
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Unique would require a ton of data storage and processing for each view.
Only a ton?
 
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Only a ton?
A ton of electrons is a gigantic amount...

No, seriously: I don’t know any forum that counts unique thread views. It would also give a strong bias towards guests.
 

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