Nearly 1000 Guests Online?

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3 months 4 days ago - 3 months 4 days ago #16204 by SmittyBRS
Is it possible that nearly 1000 viewers are currently online? Our "Who's Online" counter has been reporting unbelievable numbers since the changeover.

Smitty

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3 months 4 days ago #16205 by jer029
Replied by jer029 on topic Nearly 1000 Guests Online?
I did some things to alter the number on the previous site due to bots and webcrawlers. These things are likely the cause of the inflated numbers, but I'm not going to mess with it on the new site. Webcrawlers will sometimes put 25 or more 'crawlers' on the site all at once, and these show up as "viewers" or "guests". I'm guessing our session times are longer than necessary, so that keeps the visitors 'active' for a longer time than they're actually still there. All these things can artificially overstate that number.

Perhaps eventually I'll look at this again, but it's not high on my list at the moment. ;)

John

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