Idea views - Don't increase the counter when idea creator opens the idea

On idea list page, we have counter which shows how many views of that idea are there but it doesn't make sense to increase the count when Idea creator opens that idea several times and you will not be able to tell if those many people have really visited that idea. 

So in order to track the real views, please increase the counter only if people other than creator visits the idea.

Thanks and Regards,

Suraj Borade

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Changed the category to
Community Ideas

HI Suraj

Do you think creators will open the idea constantly to increase the number of views? How does it happen on youtube?

Ana Sequeira

Hi, Ana.

In my experience, commonly in forums each user generates a single view at most (if the same user refreshes the page, the views would not be increased further).

Also, the current view meter is easily spoofed. This idea has over 2k views.

Hi Caio and Suraj,

I deleted your idea since it was duplicated with this one. I'm not sure why someone takes time to constantly refresh an idea in order to increase the number of views. Views don't count to the ranking, so what is the issue with the current process?



Hi, Ana.

I think its importance comes when doing a Likes to Views ratio. That way we can measure the overall interest of the community over certain ideas.


I noticed it refreshes the count every time you reload the screen.

Changed the status to
On our RadarOn our radar

Hi Suraj,

Thank you very much for your idea. I'm marking it as "On our radar" because we think it's a good idea, but we don't have yet a deadline to implement it.

Cheers and stay tuned!

Yes, It is very useful.

If our idea contains a lot of comments, Then everyone will visit the idea page and it will increase that counter.
We will be in thoughts that a lot of people are checking my idea. If it will be a unique count, Then will get an exact number of count.

Merged this idea with 'Improve the counter of views of ideas page' (created on 06 Jun 2018 15:08:49 by Denis Orlandi de Souza)

The page keep increasing the quantity of views when we press F5. This is not a trustful information.

Merged from 'Improve the counter of views of ideas page' (idea created on 06 Jun 2018 15:08:49 by Denis Orlandi de Souza), on 06 Jun 2018 16:30:49 by Ricardo Reis
Changed the status to
Working on it
expected delivery in Q2 2018

Hi Suraj,

We just started working on your idea, so I set the status to “Working on it”. We expect it to be ready during Q2. We’ll post an update once it’s done!

Thanks again for your idea!


Changed the status to
on 27 Jun 2018

Hi Suraj,

Your idea is implemented. Congratulations and thanks again for your valuable feedback!


Thanks a lot Ricardo.