something strange

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  • #55550

    lior20
    Member

    I wrote a post yesterday, which is now at the “top posts” section of my blog. Nevertheless, the hits counter didn’t budge since yesterday afternoon… As far as I know, I’m the only one who has read that post. How can it be a Top Post? Was it me? did I make it “popular”? or is there something wrong with the hits counter?

    Thanks.

    #55920

    raincoaster
    Member

    There was something wrong with stats yesterday. Try clearing your browser cache and doing a forced reload of the page; that’s what I finally did and that seemed to work. Otherwise my computer was just looking at the stored version of the page.

    #55925

    lior20
    Member

    hmmm… that’s a little embaraasing, but how do I do that? do you mean the cookies? and what is a forced reload?

    Thanks for your patience…

    #55926

    raincoaster
    Member

    Go to your Control Panel, then Internet Options and delete the cookies and “delete files”. That should clear out the cache. And to do a forced reload if you’re using Windows, it’s Control F5. You can’t just hit Refresh. Hope this helps.

    #55929

    lior20
    Member

    Ok, I did it. I deleted the cookies and the files and pressed f5 on my blog page. The hits counter didn’t change.

    What is this Top Post thing anyway? Does it count hits on a certain post? Does it count my hits too? it seems absurd, but I don’t have any other explanation. How can a post be at the top if nobody read it yet?

    #55931

    dibnah
    Member

    the stats seem to be strange today too mine don’t seen to have budged and also I keep getting spam comments that are not being caught by the spam filter which has never happened before.

    #55944

    drmike
    Member

    The spammers may be trying something new. Just tag the spam as such. This sends it into Akismet and allows for the system to learn.

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