skweeker wrote:chaz63 wrote:Ive noticed the same thing in the past.even in the early hours,always seems to be there.post a topic anytime of day or night then go back to it 30 seconds later and youll always have one view.i thought mods at first but its probably cheltenham GCHQ. Makes me feel quiet safe using the tube and going to shopping centres really,as the terrorist threat cant be that bad if they can spare an agent or two to monitor our moans 24/7.
Internet forums sometimes often proffer a false sense of posting statistic.
In my own experience, if one joins a forum and then posts, the read count will always be incremented by one after posting, even when it is physically impossible to post a reading response in the said timescale.
This always happens here (to me anyway), check it out if you don't believe me ... post a thread & see the one reader logged on the post count as soon as you confirm post.
I have been banned from many forums before now, (and moderated & constructed a few) and so know how they work.
The ultimate answer to this threads conundrum lies in the PHP syntax that enables internet forums such as this one to exist.
Learn how it works ... or be forever in the thrall of someone else who does.
Advice that, no doubt, our 'legaleagle' would advocate ..?
Might it be that when you post you are considered the first viewer?