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Possible to have a view counter on threads?

Discussion in 'AfterDawn feedback & suggestions' started by g1neo, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. g1neo

    g1neo Guest

    Hi dRD,

    Would it be possible to put the number of people who have viewed a particular thread in somewhere, i know there is nothing major to be gained from this however me personally when looking through threads i do wonder how many other people have viewed the same thread?:)
  2. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

    Jun 10, 1999
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    I've wondered the possibility quite a lot, but the fact is that implementing such feature would put quite a lot of pressure to the database, specially if the feature would be implemented "correctly" i.e. if the same user visits the thread twice, he/she will be counted only once.

    And more pressure to the db means slower page loading times, so at the moment it's not a feature I'm willing to implement (we survive currently quite well by having only one db server and four web servers, this would/might lead to a situation where we would need to invest more cash to get yet another server).

    Thanks for the suggestion though, feedback is always good to have :)

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