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Project view #'s

by meaded
posted 572 days ago


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 572 days ago

I suspect someone has “learned” to view the project (multiple times) while they are NOT signed in in order to jack up their own numbers in hope of making a “Daily Top Three” rating. FWIW, when signed in you are not counted in the ongoing count tick.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Tennessee

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#2 posted 572 days ago

I tend to agree with Mike. Isn’t there about only 44,000 people total joined? Something wrong there, for sure.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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shipwright

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#3 posted 572 days ago

Don’t be too quick to judge.
Here and here are two by the same member. One has unrealistic #’s and the other not.
I suspect it may be a random glitch.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Tennessee

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#4 posted 572 days ago

Interesting that Celticscroller had six projects posted over two days, and the one basically posted in the middle is the one that had the 10,000+ hits. All the rest are relatively low.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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Tennessee

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#5 posted 572 days ago

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/71404

Here’s another one, although maybe within the realm of possibility. I think there is a glitch somewhere.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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tenontim

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#6 posted 572 days ago

You’ve had over 100 views on this thread, and most of them probably took a look and added another 100 to the count.

-- Tim

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 572 days ago

Agree with “shipbuilder”—glitch somewhere. I noticed the same thing with “excessive” number count in first few minutes of a project being posted several weeks ago, but that was only one project while it appears to have happened with four (maybe five) projects this time. Hope management or board monitors are checking things out.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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lumberjoe

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#8 posted 572 days ago

Shady indeed. What is the “not signed in” loophole? I would hope views are tracked on a browser cookie/IP basis.

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 572 days ago

another possibility to toss into the mix—some people have their own websites and blogs and post some of the projects on these sites, asking the readers to check it out etc. There’s a whole other audience brought into the mix.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#10 posted 572 days ago

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/71404 – Here’s another one, although maybe within the realm of possibility

I’m really really flattered that that number of views might be possible on a piece of mine.
I think glitch somewhere is way more likely.

some people have their own websites and blogs and post some of the projects on these sites, asking the readers to check it out
I was thinking that might be the case MsD, but one of the projects is mine, and I certainly haven’t done that, so perhaps a little more evidence for “glitch”.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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rance

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#11 posted 572 days ago

I have had a few Top 3. I’d like to have more. It happens, or it doesn’t. I can’t predict what folks will like. If I could, I’d not be unemployed & struggling.

As for the high numbers, they look suspicious. Knowing databases, I’d say it is unlikely it happened inside LJ. More likely affected by an outside influence(not necessarilly from the author of the named projects). If one were interested, they could compare against the views of blogs or forum topics. However, no matter what… in 10 years(or less), it won’t amount to a hill of beans.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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lumberjoe

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#12 posted 572 days ago

Externally linked images vs uploaded images?

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 572 days ago

That same project got the daily top 3 before there was a single comment. the number of views does not make any sense whatsoever. It really does not matter unless it puts dinner on the table or folding money in your pocket…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 572 days ago

This makes my post #3000

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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joewilliams

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#15 posted 572 days ago

sounds like bots running wild…looping on tags

-- Joe - - - something witty should go here - - -

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HorizontalMike

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#16 posted 571 days ago

Oh well… I know that the ”Daily Top 3” was started to give an attaboy for all the heard work that LJs put in on their projects, however, even that appears to have been subverted to someones alternative purposes.

Just this past week I noticed and then audited one of our LJs who cut and pasted his “Welcome to LJs” mantra on hundreds/thousands of consecutive posts. I quit checking after 60 PAGES of this cut & paste routine. I feel sorry for folks who are so driven by their own “post numbers” that they artificially inflate them by the thousands just to “look like _” (fill in the blank). I know that at times there are folks that want and do tell me to shut up on occasion. At least when that happens, it is because of an actual original thought or statement I made, and NOT the result of an identical paste #9,945th times, of thoughtless blabber.

Thanks for thinking about us with the “Daily Top 3”, but it appears that it has been trivialized into oblivion.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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robert triplett

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#17 posted 571 days ago

Dennis Hunter called me last night to ask me what I thought was going on. He thinks there is a glitch that his puzzle project got so many views. I certainly know he did not do anything nefarious. One post in the daily top 3 had 14,000 views in 54 minutes when we looked.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#18 posted 571 days ago

I was stunned when I looked at the Freedom Pens project I posted 3 hours ago…
Click for details
... 2 comments and 4122 views!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#19 posted 571 days ago

computers gone wild…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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rance

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#20 posted 571 days ago

>sounds like bots running wild

That seems most likely Joe.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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DIYaholic

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#21 posted 571 days ago

I need to post a project soon, before the glitch is fixed, it’s the only hope I have of getting that many views!!! Lol.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Sailor

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#22 posted 571 days ago

Probably Al Qaeda infiltrating our community! Apparently, they are able to find a way to influence what we are exposed to. Maybe it was Obama’s doings? The “handle” looks like his guilty smile…... lol Just kidding.

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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#23 posted 571 days ago

There is something weird going on. My latest project jumped by 5500 views overnight and I sure wasn’t sleeping with a spastic finger over the reload key on someone else’s computer.
But then I was sleeping, no? Better check to see if they took my truck to make their getaway.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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joewilliams

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#24 posted 571 days ago

in another life I do some web design work and have on occasion found it necessary to restrict the frequency that googles bots visit a site…they can chew up a ton of bandwidth quickly!

-- Joe - - - something witty should go here - - -

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meaded

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#25 posted 571 days ago

The numbers have not skewed strangely since a couple of submissions went into the tens of thousandths. Are any of the administrators able to verify a problem or a reason.?

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meaded

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#26 posted 570 days ago

Now strangely my last project posted days ago in the last 2 or 3 hours or since the above posting has jumped from 230 views to over 3000 but only the one project changed.

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vipond33

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#27 posted 570 days ago

Up another 2500 today. Change my name to Gary K!
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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KnickKnack

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#28 posted 570 days ago

HorizontalMike said… FWIW, when signed in you are not counted in the ongoing count tick.

I thought that was the case too – perhaps it used to be.
But I’ve just tested on a very very old project and, even though I’m signed in, every “refresh” on the project page did bump the view count.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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HorizontalMike

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#29 posted 569 days ago

Well Knickknack, you got me. I think it is now down to who did you wink at when you posted your last project? And did they notice? ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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KnickKnack

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#30 posted 563 days ago

Nice to see the site admins chirping in here, as usual.

Whatever’s going on, it’s made the whole “Daily Top Three” thing completely meaningless and very misleading.
I think this project is cool, but it’s got the badge by virtue of the 5355 views (it has but 1 fave and 2 comments). And this is a cool bench, but, again, it’s the views that got it the badge (1 fave and 4 comments).
Posted between these 2 projects, was this piece, with 5 faves and 18 comments, but only 308 views, so it didn’t make it, yet clearly the LJ population think a lot more highly of it than of the other 2.

What’s going on?
Presumably there are site access logs showing what’s happening?
Yet silence…

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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woodworker59

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#31 posted 563 days ago

All I can say is that it is obvious that I know more about woodworking than I do computers, you folks are talking Greek to me..Bots and outside influences.. what the heck is the top 3?.. just give me a piece of wood and a spoke shave, I can probably may a robot for you…Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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TheDane

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#32 posted 563 days ago

I agree … the “Daily Top Three” is pretty much meaningless (I’ve never been quite sure what the intention of it is … I don’t view woodworking as a competitive thing).

I had two recent projects that showed astronomical numbers of views that were clearly artificially inflated.

Nobody died, nobody’s taxes went up, so it isn’t a big deal … just makes the site look silly.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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CharlieM1958

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#33 posted 563 days ago

Gerry, I sure did enjoy the project page a lot more before all this top three nonsense.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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HorizontalMike

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#34 posted 563 days ago

Open and wondering/wandering thoughts…

Just how does say “Chisel Handles” compete with a “Walnut Highboy Chest”? Surely they wouldn’t/shouldn’t be in the same category for Daily Top 3 honors, are they? Oops, now I’ve mentioned categories… ARE there categories? And should we know/understand them? How many? What are they? Why those?... and… and.. ad nauseum…

FWIW, in a way we already have a pseudo “Top” competition, if you will, and that is the “most discussed” tag.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."


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