forum thread view count?

jaryd Staff jaryd
Created: 5 years and 3 months ago
Is anyone interested in seeing a "view count" for forum threads? Or is this a meaningless vanity metric?

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posted by <hidden> • 5 years and 3 months ago
Agreed. I don't necessarily mean a display of who viewed what so much as a count in main view indicating how many users have read the thread. I see it as more of an engagement metric.

For example, see the attached screenshot:

posted by jaryd Staff5 years and 3 months ago Link
Just to clarify--this could be done without any type of tracking at the user level. We'd just count how many times the page was loaded or the link was clicked :) Not super accurate since there could be some false positives but it's a way to anonymously get that type of data, if anyone thinks it's useful.
posted by zac Staff5 years and 3 months ago Link