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meaded

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702 days ago

I wonder sometimes about thes #’s for example:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/71820

in excess of 40K views in 8 hrs where nothing around it is anywhere near, are there that many yisitors to this site in 8hrs.

40K and 3 comments, it seems so out of place.


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 702 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 702 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 702 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.

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Tennessee

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#4 posted 702 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 702 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 702 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.

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 702 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 702 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 702 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.

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KnickKnack

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#10 posted 702 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 702 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.

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lumberjoe

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#12 posted 702 days ago

Externally linked images vs uploaded images?

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 702 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…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 702 days ago

This makes my post #3000

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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joewilliams

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#15 posted 702 days ago

sounds like bots running wild…looping on tags

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