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#1 jgweed

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 10:46 PM

Out of curiousity, I was wondering if BC can track the browsers used to visit the site. It's no big deal, but I would be curious to see the percentage by browser, and whether the percentage changes over time.
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Posted 27 October 2004 - 09:19 AM

You must have read the slashdot article :thumbsup:

I was thinking the same thing myself. Apache automatically logs the user agent of the browser connecting to the site (which can be changed by a resourceful person). I guess it is possible to determine..actually i know it is.

I will see if I can dig up the numbers

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 04:15 PM

If it is a big deal, don't bother, but I was thinking that this site would be interesting because you have a mixture of "power users" and ordinary users. Some of the other sites that have reported results may be skewed toward "power users," while BC might have (judging from the kinds of problems posted) a wider audience.
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Posted 27 October 2004 - 04:39 PM

I agree...i will see what I can do...but for some reason my log analsys program has been doing a crappy job with the user agents visiting the site. Once i get that fixed I can start going forward wth that, but not until then unfortunately. Its added to my list of items to take care of though

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 07:48 PM

We could probably start an informal poll on it. I know that I would vote on it.
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Posted 28 October 2004 - 09:58 PM

I would too. But the problem with that is I don't think the visitors would be able to vote, so the result would be skewed. I would assume the regular members have mostly already made the switch.I don't see many people submitting hijack this logs also using an alternate browser.
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Posted 28 October 2004 - 10:37 PM

I will get my log analysis porogram working properly and get some good statistics soon. Its on a low list of priorities though

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 10:42 PM

I think that helping people comes before satisfying curiousity. Quite agree.
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Posted 28 October 2004 - 10:43 PM

I was referring to all the new features im trying to code into this forum. I have a list with about 50 items..and each day 2-3 more pile on




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