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JamesYeoman
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I have found that if you refresh a post, it increases the viewcount by 1. Surely, this shouldn't happen. I have found many websites that have this same problem and others that don't have the problem. It makes it possible to artificially increase the popularity of a post. I don't know if it does the same thing if you refresh a post that isn't your own but it is something that should probably be looked into...

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JamesYeoman
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I have generated 56 views for the post in the space of a minute. If anyone tells me this isn't an issue, then they're either high or are stupid

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Yes, I've noticed this too, long ago.

But I never look at the views for any posts, so I don't really care.

Unless it skews the search results.

 

> I don't know if it does the same thing if you refresh a post that isn't your own

 

Yes, all posts in a topic get incremented.

 

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@Dennis_Handly shouldn't this be something HP would want to fix? Considering how easily I managed to generate views? What if a Bot is deployed to generate masses of views for someone's post?
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Dennis_Handly
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Again, who is looking at the view count and why would they care?

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