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Thread viewcounts going crazy!

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Hi guys

 

Some of us have noticed the amount of views for any thread or post are skyrocketing in the hundreds or thousands. I think there might be a forum bug or someone is attempting to DDoS your forums by F5ing all the topics on a board. Are you looking into it? I saw it happening in the Home general discussion not sure if it's happening anywhere else.

 

Toodles!

 

EDIT: See what I mean?? Over 1k views on this!

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Apr 22, 2013

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Hi guys

 

Some of us have noticed the amount of views for any thread or post are skyrocketing in the hundreds or thousands. I think there might be a forum bug or someone is attempting to DDoS your forums by F5ing all the topics on a board. Are you looking into it? I saw it happening in the Home general discussion not sure if it's happening anywhere else.

 

Toodles!

 

EDIT: See what I mean?? Over 1k views on this!


I'm not sure if there's an issue or not, I intentionally backed out of this Thread of yours 4 times & each time I returned it had added one view to the count, so that was working perfectly fine.

 

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EdwCarnby wrote:

Hi guys

 

Some of us have noticed the amount of views for any thread or post are skyrocketing in the hundreds or thousands. I think there might be a forum bug or someone is attempting to DDoS your forums by F5ing all the topics on a board. Are you looking into it? I saw it happening in the Home general discussion not sure if it's happening anywhere else.

 

Toodles!

 

EDIT: See what I mean?? Over 1k views on this!


I don't know. This is weird. I hit the refresh button and I think this thread went up 200 views. Or maybe I just imagined it. (it is very late at night and I am sleepy). It has 3000 views now. I will check again tomorrow.

 

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Apr 23, 2013

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Apr 25, 2013

It would take a VERY large group of people...or someone running a zombie net (a bunch of infected computers with trojans that make it do the bidding of the hacker) to DDOS this place by "F5-ing" haha

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Apr 28, 2013

EdwCarnby wrote:

Hi guys

 

Some of us have noticed the amount of views for any thread or post are skyrocketing in the hundreds or thousands. I think there might be a forum bug or someone is attempting to DDoS your forums by F5ing all the topics on a board. Are you looking into it? I saw it happening in the Home general discussion not sure if it's happening anywhere else.

 

Toodles!

 

EDIT: See what I mean?? Over 1k views on this!


I just looked at a bunch of threads around this one.  They all seem normal.  I wonder if it has anything to do with the title of the thread.  I'm wondering if maybe it's getting tagged by Google and showing up as results, leading to a view bump.

 

I also looked at a few of your other recent posts and they seem normal as well.

 

Let's see if the thread title has anything to do with it.

 

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There.  I just started a thread with the same title as this one.

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Forums-Support/Thread-viewcounts-going-crazy/m-p/...

 

Let's see how well it does.

 

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Re: Thread viewcounts going crazy!

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Hi guys

 

Some of us have noticed the amount of views for any thread or post are skyrocketing in the hundreds or thousands. I think there might be a forum bug or someone is attempting to DDoS your forums by F5ing all the topics on a board. Are you looking into it? I saw it happening in the Home general discussion not sure if it's happening anywhere else.

 

Toodles!

 

EDIT: See what I mean?? Over 1k views on this!


DDoS would go differently than this.

 

Anyways, I usually notice this post-view-count behavior on high traffic forums. What gets my attention is when a post have over 300+ or 600+ views and nobody answer the question being asked by the OP.

 

Anyways, funny how the main post has 3,070 Views - time stamp 04-22-2013 @ 07:37 AM [as of this post] where the first reply by BRIT-KO only has 98 Views - time stamp 04-22-2013 01:12 PM [as of this post]

 

To me it looks like someone has been hotlinking the main post many times over.

 

 

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Apr 29, 2013

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EdwCarnby wrote:

Hi guys

 

Some of us have noticed the amount of views for any thread or post are skyrocketing in the hundreds or thousands. I think there might be a forum bug or someone is attempting to DDoS your forums by F5ing all the topics on a board. Are you looking into it? I saw it happening in the Home general discussion not sure if it's happening anywhere else.

 

Toodles!

 

EDIT: See what I mean?? Over 1k views on this!


DDoS would go differently than this.

 

Anyways, I usually notice this post-view-count behavior on high traffic forums. What gets my attention is when a post have over 300+ or 600+ views and nobody answer the question being asked by the OP.

 

Anyways, funny how the main post has 3,070 Views - time stamp 04-22-2013 @ 07:37 AM [as of this post] where the first reply by BRIT-KO only has 98 Views - time stamp 04-22-2013 01:12 PM [as of this post]

 

To me it looks like someone has been hotlinking the main post many times over.

 

 


I remember there used to be a site where they scan various forums for recent action.  I don't remember the name of the site, but I was looking for a particular thread I made long ago and I found this forum tracker site.

 

I was one of the people being tracked.  It showed my activity.  It was super weird being at that site looking at all the stuff they were tracking.  That was the whole reason for its existence.  O think the threads were atuo-tracked.

 

But then if I recall there weren't a lot of users there.  So it still wouldn't explain the wild thread counts.

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Apr 30, 2013

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Xuchilbara wrote:

EdwCarnby wrote:

Hi guys

 

Some of us have noticed the amount of views for any thread or post are skyrocketing in the hundreds or thousands. I think there might be a forum bug or someone is attempting to DDoS your forums by F5ing all the topics on a board. Are you looking into it? I saw it happening in the Home general discussion not sure if it's happening anywhere else.

 

Toodles!

 

EDIT: See what I mean?? Over 1k views on this!


DDoS would go differently than this.

 

Anyways, I usually notice this post-view-count behavior on high traffic forums. What gets my attention is when a post have over 300+ or 600+ views and nobody answer the question being asked by the OP.

 

Anyways, funny how the main post has 3,070 Views - time stamp 04-22-2013 @ 07:37 AM [as of this post] where the first reply by BRIT-KO only has 98 Views - time stamp 04-22-2013 01:12 PM [as of this post]

 

To me it looks like someone has been hotlinking the main post many times over.

 

 


I remember there used to be a site where they scan various forums for recent action.  I don't remember the name of the site, but I was looking for a particular thread I made long ago and I found this forum tracker site.

 

I was one of the people being tracked.  It showed my activity.  It was super weird being at that site looking at all the stuff they were tracking.  That was the whole reason for its existence.  O think the threads were atuo-tracked.

 

But then if I recall there weren't a lot of users there.  So it still wouldn't explain the wild thread counts.


Now that is creepy.

 

I'm sure they are still around, but between/around 2004-2007 I used to see a lot of these content thief sites. They usually crawl & log open forums & unencrypted IRC chats.

 

 

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