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Bayern, Germany
Joined: March 25, 2019
KitMaker: 81 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 03:46 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

is there something wrong with the count of the views of the topics?

For example: yesterday my topic “1/35 Revell Wiesel 2 SHORAD command”, (page 3) had less than 1000 views, now it’s 2500. This is pretty unusual!

Maybe you should have a look at this.

Staff MemberPublisher
New Hampshire, United States
Joined: December 15, 2001
KitMaker: 12,560 posts
AeroScale: 509 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 05:29 AM UTC
No clue. I agree that seems odd given the number of replies, etc. Also looking at some of the totals for non-Armorama topics (like on Automodeler) there seem to be some seriously high numbers going on. I checked with Google Analytics and they don't show that kind of post activity for sure. However a lot of these 'hits' could be bots via search engines (which often come back daily) and while Google's code can differentiate those types of user clients, mine cannot.

But it looks good.

New South Wales, Australia
Joined: May 04, 2016
KitMaker: 1,476 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 10:24 PM UTC
Hi Jim, eye-witness report:

I was on the site from 10pm to midnight (AEST Sydney, subtract 9 hours for GMT & another 5 hours for US Eastern) Saturday night (Aug 29), watching the visitor-total steadily climb during that 2 hours from around 600 to at least 4,100. My Anthropoid thread took on over 2,000 views. Even weirder was the huge list of members logged on, maybe 10 lines of them – I recognised a few, the majority seemed to be European which made some sense (at the time) considering it was around/after their lunchtime & the Tour de France was rolling although that wasn’t boring, it was terrifying.

You might also be interested to know 11 staff members were listed as logged on, pretty sure you were there, I remember Robin & Darren were– I even wondered if there was an Annual General Meeting going on for which I hadn't got the memo - kicking myself I didn’t take a screenshot.

So if that wasn’t in reality happening it was some hi-jack
Staff MemberTOS Moderator
Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: November 29, 2006
KitMaker: 6,687 posts
AeroScale: 21 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 11:01 PM UTC
I am usually logged in most of the time. Even if I am not actively viewing the site the tab in my browser is still open and I take a look every now and then in case a spammer has been reported
Washington, United States
Joined: March 11, 2016
KitMaker: 1,791 posts
AeroScale: 28 posts
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 05:20 AM UTC
Since the quarantine there are times the site is slow and I mean it can take a couple minutes to load a page. I'll look at number of visitors and see the count up in the thousands. So there are a lot of Looky Lous visiting.