Read x times in SMF 2.1

Started by jsx, January 12, 2023, 04:45:34 AM

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Hi. In SMF 2.1, there is no read topic function next to the topic name by default. In this topic, a user mentioned this:

Arantor provided a solution:

But unfortunately, this function does not work properly in SMF 2.1, if the topic has 1 thousand views, then 1 reading is displayed instead of 1 thousand.

Is anyone able to look at this and give a solution for fixing it?


I repeat my question. Maybe this time someone would be able to look at it.

Doug Heffernan

Quote from: jsx on March 25, 2023, 05:57:46 AMI repeat my question. Maybe this time someone would be able to look at it.

There is nothing to look into as this is not a default feature of Smf 2.1.x.


Answered in your other topic because keeping it together made more sense.

It's still not (nor going to be) a default feature of 2.1 - doubly so because the trend over time is that the number is functionally useless: bots inflate this number artificially, so every time you get search engines visiting this number goes up, so older topics will just trend towards being the highest, occasionally skewed by individual topics that have a lot of replies.

Take a look at the top 10 most viewed topics on this site, half of them make no sense why they're that popular, but they are *old*.


Arantor, thanks for your message, my colleague the second admin wanted this counter so I wanted to add it for him.