Top Referrers: difference between "Views" and "Topics"


(Travis) #1

This is my top referrer table. The impression I got from this was that “Topics” was going to be the number of topics that were shared and “Clicks” were obviously clicks.

That is to say, a user may have shared 2 topics totaling 200 clicks or 200 topics totaling 200 clicks (one click each)—where Clicks is always greater than or equal to Topics.

I would say that it’s just erroneously getting the same number except for the fact that the top row lists 789 to 785. Perhaps that’s just a small discrepancy from the early days of the forum or something.

Any insights to this would be greatly appreciated.


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Feels like a regression to me. @neil can you add this to your list?


(Neil Lalonde) #3

Yeah there’s definitely something fishy about those stats. Meta’s stats seem wrong too. I’ll look into it.


(PJH) #4

Is this one going anywhere - was just wondering what the difference was myself…


(Sam Saffron) #5

The whole stats thing needs an overhaul, who referred is very unintersting if you don’t see what it is the referred.


(PJH) #6

Probably not worth starting a separate topic for a related Q then: is there a way of going back more than 30 days with the current interface at /admin?


(Sam Saffron) #7

nope, not yet, but the data is all there.


(Kane York) #8

The fishiness was found and fixed!

https://github.com/discourse/discourse/pull/2999


(Travis) #9

Awesome, thanks @riking!


(Jide Ogunsanya) #10

Yes, it will be cool if one can easily see a list of topics that were referred…