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Why doesn't Javaranch show how many times a post has been visited?  RSS feed

 
Rogerio Kioshi
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Hi,

I think it would be nice Javaranch showed how many times a post has been visited. Why doesn't Javaranch have this feature? Is it too hard to implement?
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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There are some rather specific reasons why we are not displaying this information, actually. Can you tell me why you think you want it? If you post a question, and you see a large number of views and no answers, how do you feel? Or if you see a very small number of views, and no answers, how does that make you feel? Would either of these cases make the ranch a better place for you? Or would they just cause you stress?
 
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Rogerio Kioshi wrote:Hi,

I think it would be nice Javaranch showed how many times a post has been visited. Why doesn't Javaranch have this feature? Is it too hard to implement?


JR had this feature, if I remember correctly. But it was removed, perhaps, because of the psychological reasons and its utility quotient, as stated by sir EFH.
 
chetan dhumane
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Monu said correctly JForum has this feature.

You should enable it.
 
paul wheaton
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I asked for it to be turned off.

I felt that the value to clutter factor was not high enough.

But ... we have recently talked about a way that the information might return while adding no clutter. We'll see.

 
Ulf Dittmer
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Reasoned answers to the questions Ernest asked would certainly help us make an informed decision. So far, there have been none, which -IMO- is an indication that things aren't all that bad the way they are.
 
Frankey James
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Rogerio Kioshi wrote:Hi,

Why doesn't Javaranch have this feature? Is it too hard to implement?


Some weirdo named Frankey James compalined about before you did. See here:
http://www.coderanch.com/t/425045/Ranch-Office/Some-things-don-t-work


 
Michael Dunn
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> I think it would be nice Javaranch showed how many times a post has been visited.

1) often the 'view' reading is false - many people click a post to see what a particular person (one they respect) has posted,
nothing at all to do with reading the problem
e.g. if (the real) James Gosling slipped in a reply, the view count would probably go through the roof.

2) from my observations in a few forums, the only people interested in view counts are those that post an occasional solution
and then want to see how many people have seen their 'magic'

personal preference, leave it the way it is.
 
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My personal opinion is that the number of times a post is viewed is meaningless. I don't care how many times a thread is VIEWED - that is a measure of how well crafted a subject is more than a measure of how useful the containing information is.

My vote would be to leave it off.
 
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