questionsdeal and question stats?

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Whoa. New toy! Whoo-hoo! Thanks for pointing this out.

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Well thats kinda sorta awesome.

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The only thing worthwhile is the view count. You can see when the question was asked, who it was asked by, the number of comments, the number of upvotes, and the number of downvotes without the new addition in a matter of seconds.

Though it is fun to go through all of my old questions and see how many views they've gotten. My April Fool's BoC question got over 6,000 views o.o;

That's cool!

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If you F5 the screen, the Viewed stat goes up (which is logical). Just an FYI.

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@rlapid2112: It would work better if it went on unique views and not just views in general. Views on pure viewcount can easily become pray to an autorefresher. Speaking of which...

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kinda cool, but also a subdued style

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There is also a stat counter on deals.

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@holymythos: My town has a local website with general things like post comments and deals...no it is not local.woot

Back to what I was trying to say. My wife's friend posted something for sale on the classified side. So I wrote a tiny script that refreshed the page and went to bed for the night. When I woke the item had hundreds of hits when the standard item on the page got no more then 40.
My wife thought it was mean, I disagree.

Yes I did notice that stat thing before I saw this question and saw that it could be manipulated before I saw this question.

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@caffeine_dude: I guess that means there won't ever be a "most views" reward showing up on our doorstep any time soon.

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Whoa, @danpalm noticed this change and had a question posted about 30 seconds after it launched. If anyone has stat ideas I'd love to hear what you'd find useful.

Other changes include thumbnails to the similar deals module and an overhaul of the similar algorithm that identifies slightly more accurate similar deals and questions.

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@shawnmiller: Actually, I noticed the thing with the thumbnails, and I've been meaning to ask if we could have the number of comments back instead. The pictures of things isn't nearly so interesting as whether there have been comments on something. I know that it's a limited space, of course.

It's early for me, yet.

I'm glad to hear that you've been working on the "similar" algorithm. It does seem like I've noticed less duplicate deals lately. Pity people aren't more careful about the questions (I'm sure that the similar questions are pointed out, but it seems that everyone believes that their own question is unique and wonderful).

Have there been less duplicate deals in the past few days, or is that just a misperception on my part?

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@shawnmiller: While we all wait for someone, anyone, to wake up and notice that the Fresh Questions side has a few questions that need deleting, I'd like to point out that when a deal is expired, you zero out the "clicked" and "viewed" fields. I can understand freezing them (although I'd find it more useful not to), but it would be helpful to leave this extremely useful and interesting data in the fields, even after expiring.

I am actually finding this addition to the Deals side to be very useful, and thank you. One of the side benefits is that it shows when comments complaining about the deal aren't necessarily justified (if there aren't click throughs, then we know the complainer is making an uninformed comment). Of course, we know this is all easily gamed, as has been pointed out, but it is always nice to have additional data.

Interesting. I now see that this problem is limited to Moofi.

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@shrdlu: We turned off view/click counting on woot.com deals because they often end up in the millions and become pretty uninteresting for competitive analysis. I can see how it might be fun to see in this new context though. I'll see if we can't just turn them back on.

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@shawnmiller: Just turn sellout and moofi back on (if that makes any sense). I note that Sellout deals seemed to have it on already (perhaps because they're now a part of Deals).

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@shawnmiller:

Very cool but you asked "love to hear what you'd find useful"
I replaced useful with interesting.

I ordered the request in order of interest over data.

Number of times tattled.
Percentage reflecting how close the deal\question is to popular.
Click on "Voted for" stat to find out who voted for.
Click on "Voted against" stat to find out who voted against.
Before popular and after popular stats (same stats just before and after).

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@caffeine_dude: I've said this before, but it bears repeating. The hard feelings generated by having a list of who did or did not vote for a question or deal far outweighs your natural curiosity. I see that you are one of the people that seems to get negative votes on what seem to me to be perfectly good comments (and I vote them up). You can check on a particular voter, and I think that's plenty.

By the way, am I the only person who ever down (or up) votes by mistake? I'll go back to something an hour later, and see the opposite of what I thought I did, and I'm beginning to think I shouldn't vote (in addition to not commenting) too early in the day.

There's more, but I'm going to quit while I'm not any further behind.

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@shrdlu: Fine how bout just

Number of times tattled.
Percentage reflecting how close the deal\question is to popular.
Before popular and after popular stats (same stats just before and after).

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@caffeine_dude: I hadn't even thought about that third one (before and after popular). Interesting.

BTW, Number of Times Tattled? Brilliant! Also very useful.

I'm not sure we'd want them to spend compute time on the "how close it is to popular" though. The site is already slow enough (at times).

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This is definitely one of my favorite's.. it helps put a lot of things into perspective.

I was watching the Wal*Mart Gears of War/Tritton Price-error deal the other morning (Exciting right? It helped put my "interests" into perspective too..) and it was getting some pretty crazy numbers after a handful of hours. It's interesting how lopsided deal traffic/numbers gets when there's a deal like that to be had - word spreads FAST. It was like 9am and the views were into the 2,000+