posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 09:52 PM
I was thinking more along the lines that ANY page where userbars are displayed, that is loaded into a members cache would be also loading the userbar
image into their cache, thereby using the bandwidth on your account.
Hope this clarifies a little better.
Of course my line of thinking could be wrong, as well.
Also you would have to take into account using my theory about this, is any increase in page hits.
I recall somewhere here that S.O. mentioned that January was the busiest month ever here.
Perhaps this month is even busier, resulting in more page views and possibly more hits on avatars and userbars in your account...
sounds plausible at least in theory...
[edit on 2/10/2007 by Mechanic 32]