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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
reply to post by Blue_Jay33
No other forums get the traffic we do. There are many "typical" forum features we don't have.
Think about it...
If we logged every view, that's a processing-costly write to the database (to increment the view count) every time a thread page is viewed. Reading from the database to assemble a thread is efficient... but our traffic is average of 2 million pages viewed every day, our technology budget could not support the server cluster needed to support automatic view-count increments. Even YouTube doesn't do that.
(We looked at YouTube's method of incrementing a separate database, but it still requires the cost of another server just for a minor metric.)
It could be done once every 24 hours, would that eat less data.
So, will we be able to chose our color back ground still?
I do enjoy having that option.
Other than that this is going to be a new adventure and as you know I am always up for that!