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Old October 23, 2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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G'day.
I have been wondering for a while how the 'Views' column worked?
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Old October 23, 2009, 09:16 PM   #2
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That number represents how many times the thread has been viewed, as in click on the title and view the thread.
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Old October 23, 2009, 11:18 PM   #3
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Right - the column lists the number of times a thread has been opened by members.

However, if by "how the 'Views' column worked" you mean what does the title link do, it sorts the current page by view count in descending order, i.e., highest number of views first, followed by the next highest, etc. You can change to ascending sort by clicking on the little arrow thingy next to the title. It's not a very useful function, but it's available if needed. (Note - all stickies are sorted also but they remain at the top.)

That type of function is available for most of the thread index page columns. The default is to sort by Last Post in descending order.
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Old October 24, 2009, 10:54 PM   #4
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G'day. It seems as if you open and then close a thread several times in succession it doesn't make any difference to the tally.
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Old October 25, 2009, 12:39 AM   #5
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I believe there is a little intelligence built into the function such that if it sees the same member open the thread multiple times, it doesn't count each one. In addition, the thread view count isn't constantly updated. I think it happens maybe every hour or so.
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