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I think there is a mistake in the Talk City Chat forum category list of the Delphi Forums Index.
I have been trying hard to build my forum, 40+ Friends, and make a good showing on that list. But I am frustrated by always being listed below rooms that have many fewer vistors and fewer posts. I am listed even below a room that doesn't "exist" any more. I am directly below a room that closed its chat room totally, years ago, and has no more posts, and sometimes one visitor.
How can my somewhat thriving room be lower than a totally non-functioning room? Can they review the list, please?
*Edit to add, as of 9:30pm, 58 active vs 1 active. How is 1 active rated better?
It's not the current actives, the position is mostly determined by the pageviews you see in Reports (only DelphiPlus Hosts see that.)
You're up there in the list and people will see where it's hopping at the moment!
How can there be a lot of "pageviews" in the room on top of mine? It is a "closed" room, with no posting going on. And today there are actually 3 people who went there. That is a LOT for that place. Three. Three people are doing all those pageviews of no posts?
I guess I need to post more.
The 3 were in the last 24 hours. Seems earlier this week there was some heavy activity.
Guest views likely also counts in the "algorithm"
I couldn't see that a years-ago deserted forum where there is no chat room, where there is no posting, and that daily has just 1 visitor (and one day that I mentioned I saw 3 visitors that day!) how they were higher on the list than engaged forums WITH chatrooms and WITH on-going postings, and MANY vistors.
I thought it was a mistake. That is why I brought it up.
And now, that deserted forum has been moved down in the list, which was the proper thing to do. I still have misgivings about where I see other rooms listed. I hope things are really being looked at carefully.
I found the Pageview Report for my forum. It says, " The following table shows the number of pages viewed in the current forum. " Question: What is a page?
I still do not understand how the forum ahead of me, that has no posting EVER, (= ZERO) and has far fewer visitors to the room, is having anyone view anything more than in my room. It can't be something like "there was a lot of activity earlier in the week" because I have been watching this for a couple MONTHS. The difference is staggering. Right now I am looking at my 93 active -vs- their 22 active and their zero posts , as always. Who views zero posts?
Question: What constitutes a "view of a page"?
Is it a visit to the start page? Is it a visit to a message on the message board? Is it a visit in the chat room?
(I am hoping that Delphi is checking carefully still. I am working on this, but am beginning to feel like I should just give up. Last year I finally gave up and quit because my numbers seemed so high but the room stayed below. At least now I am not listed down with the rooms that have zero visitors or 2 visitors. Gives me hope.)
Pageviews happen each time someone loads a new message or page, including Chat and Guests.
If someone posts 20 messages and one person reads them, that's not as good as someone posting only 1 message and 20 people read that one message. The latter means more traffic and ad views.
It could be old messages being loaded or Guests dropping by. Current posts and Active means logged-in members visiting today, it doesn’t show total activity.
I found the Pageview Report. I see where Delphi staff came and viewed, and then my room was moved up.
The last time they checked was Aug 11.
Since then there has been 6,393 more Page Views. and no Delphi Staff has viewed them in those 16 days.
Question: Would they get mad , do you think, if I was wanting to be looked at again?
Since in the corresponding time before that there were only 5,326 views, which back then was 1,050 fewer than the same time frame with 6,393!
That means I have a 20% increase in views this 2 weeks! And the room ahead of me hasn't had any post made since one post in June and one in July.
Would Delphi be mad? If I asked to be checked again? What is your opinion?
IF you think it is ok to ask... given I have such a marked change the past couple weeks, then ask.
Otherwise, tell me how it is... maybe this is a monthly thing - or whatever, and I should wait, because it will be forthcoming soon enough.
Then I will wait.