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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 '15 at 0:14
  • I've noticed it on English Language & Usage and Stack Overflow – Kristina Lopez Apr 19 '15 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 '15 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 – Anthony Pham Apr 19 '15 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. – Kristina Lopez Apr 19 '15 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 '15 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. – Kristina Lopez Apr 19 '15 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 Apr 19 '15 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. – pacoverflow Apr 19 '15 at 3:10
  • @pacoverflow, I've seen my own visits to others' profiles actually up the number each time...again, prior to the update. – Kristina Lopez Apr 19 '15 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 Apr 19 '15 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 '15 at 3:36
  • @TimStone Hah. Yeah, that'd probably do it. Thanks for the heads up. :) – Adam Lear Apr 19 '15 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 – pacoverflow Apr 19 '15 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/… – pacoverflow Apr 19 '15 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. – pacoverflow Apr 20 '15 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. – Kristina Lopez Apr 20 '15 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! – Sue Apr 20 '15 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! – Kristina Lopez Apr 20 '15 at 22:34

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