Views Count

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Wizerzak, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

    May 30, 2010
    United Kingdom
    As far as I know, at the moment the views count on topics only gets updated hourly. Whereas the posts count gets updated instantly. I'd like to know why this is and why we couldn't change it to update instantly. Sometimes it can be quite fun to watch and see which topics are gaining lots of interest at the moment.
    I'm guessing it might be something to do with too much of a load on the server or something, but surely the views count is being stored somehwere, so it can't make much of a difference can it?
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Server load.

    When you post info about the thread needs to be updated anyways.
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  3. Terminator02

    Terminator02 ヽ( 。 ヮ゚)ノ

    Apr 10, 2010
    United States
    Somewhere near monkat
    It's every 3 hours IIRC, not every hour.
  4. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

    Mar 4, 2010
    United States
    It's more preference; the amount of posts is significantly less than the amount of views. Same reason why youtube doesn't update the view count real time.
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