Hey, I was just wondering if you guys miss having article views? Is it an incentive to see how many views your article received? Or can you live without it?
vBulletin's view counter was always just a simple increment counter everytime a thread was fetched from the database. However, that meant that the counts were RIDICULOUSLY inflated from bots and that sort.
Therefore, the goal with the new system was to play around with the Google Analytics API ... I figure, if we already have Google using their resources to accurately count pageviews, why not take advantage. However, I'm browsing the API now and it seems kinda daunting (never played with it before) and I'm wondering if it's necessary.
Do you guys miss having views? Is it something I should definitely carve out time to get working again or is it not missed?