A Conversation for h2g2 Feedback - Feature Suggestions
Researcher U203681 Started conversation Jan 4, 2005
How about displaying counters to show how many times an article has been read? Writers may like to know how popular their articles are.
SEF Posted Jan 4, 2005
"Writers may like to know how popular their articles are."
People can always post to a thread under the article page to tell them. Meanwhile, this particular idea isn't new (in its various forms) and here's one such thread explaining why it isn't implemented:
Researcher U203681 Posted Jan 10, 2005
Most of the conversation on that thread is about whether or not ratings should be implemented. I wasn't suggesting anything like that, just a counter to show the writer how many times the article has been viewed. It doesn't have to be visible to anyone else. I've got a website on Geocities and that shows me statistics on how many times each page has been viewed. It would be good to have something similar here. Plenty of people will read an article but not comment on it.
Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired Posted Jan 10, 2005
Traveller in Time counting other sites
"I do not have any references for it but 'SEF' could have pointed to a similar request.
It has been suggested in several ways and it has been rejected several times as the 'simple' counting would load the servers out of proportion.
And some s would think it is 'fun' to play with. "
I'm not really here Posted Jan 10, 2005
It's on the <./>Development-Features</.> to add hit counters to pages. Which means someone must have thought it was a good idea at some point.
Hit Counters - Implement hit counters for Members' Personal Spaces and articles, showing varying levels of detail.
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