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View count per wiki page

Posted by deltanz on 22 January 2017 in English (English)

Hey, folks! This is a question more for the admin team, but I'm just curious if somebody else had this habit. Some months ago there was a feature at the bottom of all wiki pages that showed the number of views that each page had since its creation. Although it doesn't seem to be the most useful information, I always checked those numbers in the pages I created for one main reason: to see if the wiki pages I created were interesting for other people. I could easily figure out the pages people liked the most by the amount of views they had and I used that info as some feedback to my wiki editing (although I know the number of views should not be the sole aspect of a good wiki page).

Recently, though, this information has disappeared from the pages. I have no idea why, so that's my question for the admin team!

Thank you and happy mapping!

Comment from ante44 on 22 January 2017 at 11:28

Yeah, I liked that feature too. Wish it comes back!

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Comment from Leowezy on 22 January 2017 at 12:37

Thank you for asking that, deltanz. I have been wondering about that for months as well, but never got around to posting a diary entry about it xD

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Comment from thilo on 22 January 2017 at 15:47

The functionality was removed in MediaWiki 1.25:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_1.25#Hit_counters_removed

It has been re-implemented as an extension, but which apparently has some major problems:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:HitCounters

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Comment from deltanz on 22 January 2017 at 16:12

Oh, too bad! Thank you for the answer, thilo!

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