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Joe, my message was not at all to discount the value of the feature. In fact, I even said we appreciate the suggestion and as with all ideas, we would need to weigh it against the overall priorities. A good technologist understands the difference between technical enhancements and broader business objectives, and consistently works to strike a balance between each.
The number of reads on a forum thread is not as useful as you might think. This is a legacy item from the old site, and its value is limited.
The total page views is typically much higher than the number shown in the forums. We perform very aggressive caching of visitor traffic, so the reads are more focused on those who are registered members of the site. There is a small component of the figures that are general site visitors, but it's minimal and highly underrepresented.
There are potentially other ways to more effectively track interest in a topic. As with all functionality, it would need to be discussed and weighed against other initiatives. We certainly appreciate the suggestion.
We updated this functionality about a month ago to be flushd for greater periods of time (it's in the order of minutes, not hours). This allows us to serve content more quickly from memory rather than continuous (process-intensive) queries to the database. The end result is a faster experience for all users.
We will most likely continue to adjust and tune the flush settings in the coming weeks and months, but you should expect some items may have a delay before the listed figures are updated.safewrite wrote:
We should all email the site admin to see if they can make the forums searchable again.
The forums are searchable, and always have been. As an example, I selected a random post in the forums titled “Withdrawing 401K” (http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/withdrawing-401k/71689). I scrolled to the post comments and look for a term to use for my search. I decided to use “self-employed 401K”. See the picture below:
I use the search field in the upper right corner and enter the term “self-employed 401K”. I scroll down and the 5th entry is the exact comment from the 401K Withholding forum thread. It also says “Forum topic” in the lower left corner, so we know it is from the forums.
AKGrannyWGrit, the “Add follower” option means that you will see the posts the selected user makes on the site on your personal “My Account” page. As an example, if I select to follow you and then visit my account page at http://www.peakprosperity.com/user, I will see your posts in my activity stream.
This becomes a quick and easy way to follow the posts and activities of favorite contributors. No message is sent, you just immediately will start to see the activities of others on your account page.
Chrome changed their settings panel with the release of version 19 several weeks ago. It can now be found at “Settings” > “Show Advanced Settings …” (link at the bottom of the page) > “Clear browsing data…”
While we continue to make various adjustments regarding caching, sessions, and security, you may see occasional situations where your account becomes “logged out”. We expect this will soon stabilize as we’re making less changes and eventually it won’t be necessary to clear cookies again. Thanks for your patience in the interim.
Please clear your browser cookies per the instructions here: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser’s-Cookies
Then report back to let us know if you are still seeing your session log out. Thank you.
Moved the post to Chapter 17a.
JuanGalt, I would recommend reading the Forum Guidelines and Rules as a refresher. By becoming a registered member of the site, everyone has agreed to them. There is a checkbox during the registration process letting us know you have agreed to uphold the guidelines: https://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/forum-guidelines-and-rules/9528