1. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Nifty or any mods,

    Is it possible to have a column like The Easy Garden where you can see how many members VIEWED your thread that you started? I know there is a column with replies, but not views.

    If it cant be done, thats ok! Just an idea!

    Thanks
    Hannah
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I know that having that 'column' takes up lots of space on forums and that's why it isn't usually used.

    I do love having the ability to see how many have looked at a thread though. At least then you know if people have read it and just don't have an answer or if nobody even saw it.
     
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Chirpy is spot on. Our CPU and Memory usage on our server (starting around 1/4/08) started to go through the roof. We had already done 2 upgrades to the server and decided to keep costs down it would be a good idea to remove the view count (which is pretty database intensive).

    Hopefully we'll be able to add it back on in the future. We'll keep you posted!
     
  4. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    So do you own and operate you own servers?
     
  5. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Thanks, for such a quick reply. I totally understand about the space issue. Yep, just keep me posted if we ever do get it.

    thanks
    hannah
     
  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Quote:Without getting too technical, yes, we "rent" a server in a collocation and as our usage grows (FYI, BYC is more CPU / Memory resource intensive than bandwidth and disk space) we upgrade our server as needed. The server is in a fully managed location with multiple redundant power supplies, fire suppression and daily backups.

    As a footnote, chat is not hosted by us because chat is VERY resource intense, so we pay a monthly fee to a 3rd party to make that available to everyone.
     

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