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Should we display the number of views?

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I personally like the idea of knowing how many people have viewed my posts. Even if it's only shown for the person who posted the question

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This is a 2-part issue: 1 - Is this information recorded? 2 - Do we want to display it? Recording this is a significant hit to the database - an update for every single view. It gets a bit more complicated if we want to track unique (i.e., per user) views. If this is already being tracked then display is a UI/policy issue. If it is not already being tracked then (based on my experience in other projects) I would think long & hard before adding that tracking. @ArtOfCode ? manassehkatz‭ 3 months ago

I would imagine that the main reason SE displays it, is to see which posts that are most profitable. They refuse to delete some bad or off-topic old posts if they have enough traffic. We hopefully will have no need for that. But maybe there are other uses - knowing which ones that are high traffic vs low traffic tags might be useful during moderation. Lundin‭ 3 months ago

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I think we should, voting score is a poor indicator of how useful a post is because most visitors aren't going to sign up and vote.

Right now it's hard to tell how many people are reading the posts created here from a user or even a moderator standpoint how successful we are at getting people to read our content.

On the old sites, I would also use that as an indicator of what questions people thought were interesting and then see about writing similiar ones.

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Codidact is already wasting a lot of storage space in the edits history2 and who knows what else, let's please not request unnecessary space waster features until the not-for-profit is already set up and the cash flow is demonstrated sustainable.

1: Temporary.
2: By storing (for each edit) both the state-before and the state-after edit.

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A single number column is a very small amount of space. Even if you add it to 200 tables, it's insignificant. Incomparable to something like edit history, which is X number of large Strings dustytrash‭ 3 months ago

Let's lobby against unnecessary editing until the edit history is optimized. .                                                .‭ 3 months ago

The edit history is unrelated dustytrash‭ 3 months ago

Couldn't you use something like Git for revision history? mbomb007‭ 2 months ago

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