I don't think my profile views are working since the update - has this been reported?

I've noticed that my profile views are frozen on my and my friends' English Language & Usage and Stack Overflow sites since the update.

  • On a particular site or all of them?
    – jonsca
    Apr 19, 2015 at 0:14
  • I've noticed it on English Language & Usage and Stack Overflow Apr 19, 2015 at 0:22
  • I did not downvote, but you may want to incorporate that into your question to make it more specific.
    – jonsca
    Apr 19, 2015 at 0:23
  • I downvoted because the question has very low quality. There is no details or proof and the question is very narrow; it's a yes or no question Apr 19, 2015 at 0:28
  • @PythonMaster, I'm not even sure this is the right place to report this but my anecdotal evidence is that since the update, my profile views are frozen, as are my friends' on these sites. Apr 19, 2015 at 0:36
  • Are you expecting a lot of views from a lot of different places? Or are you expecting the number to count based on something else?
    – random
    Apr 19, 2015 at 2:21
  • @random, when I check friends' profiles for new activity and reputation changes and they look at mine, the profile views used to go up by one view, accordingly. Despite visits to our profiles, the view count has not changed since the update. Apr 19, 2015 at 2:28
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    @PythonMaster This is the right place to report oddities/bugs/etc. We can't expect everyone to come in with hard proof and such since different people have different levels of technical ability. (p.s. I'm adding the "bug" tag so that someone can look into this next week and check if views are working as intended still.)
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Apr 19, 2015 at 2:44
  • @KristinaLopez I'm pretty sure the profile view count only increases by 1 when it's visited by someone who's never visited it before. Apr 19, 2015 at 3:10
  • @pacoverflow, I've seen my own visits to others' profiles actually up the number each time...again, prior to the update. Apr 19, 2015 at 3:21
  • The profiles views are/should be cached, so I wouldn't trust the number going up every time you view someone's profile. Will look again next week just to be sure.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Apr 19, 2015 at 3:33
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    @AnnaLear For when you look at it next week: Looks like the /users/ivc... route only gets triggered if you view the activity tab, which might explain it.
    – Tim Stone
    Apr 19, 2015 at 3:36
  • @TimStone Hah. Yeah, that'd probably do it. Thanks for the heads up. :)
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Apr 19, 2015 at 3:36
  • @KristinaLopez A few sites on SE still don't have the update (such as SciFi.SE). If I hit refresh on user's profile 5 times in a row, should the view count increase by 5? I don't see that happening on this user's profile on SciFi.SE: scifi.stackexchange.com/users/20774/richard Apr 19, 2015 at 4:29
  • @AnnaLear Are site-specific bugs allowed here? I had this question closed because it was about a bug on a specific site: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/252000/… Apr 19, 2015 at 4:36

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We were only counting views on the activity tab.

This is now fixed and has been deployed across the network.

Thanks for reporting!

  • Strange, I visited Kristina Lopez's ELU profile yesterday - both the Profile and Activities tabs, and it stayed on 2753. Apr 20, 2015 at 15:57
  • That was what I saw too, @pacoverflow, and thought that what was happening was that the visits to the Activity tab counted the visit but didn't push that to the "counter" on the Profile tab - or that there should now be a counter on the Activity tab, which there is not, currently. Apr 20, 2015 at 18:24
  • @KristinaLopez I'm seeing 2762 visits on your ELU profile now. Is that as it should be? The system also just caught up with another user I was tracking. Looks like it's fixed. Thanks Oded! Apr 20, 2015 at 21:57
  • Yes, @Sue, that seems right now - I usually get a couple/few per day. I'd consider this fixed for ELU. Thanks for checking! Apr 20, 2015 at 22:34

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