Scott wrote:Don't forget about the media either. I would guess that most of the hits on my Bluejohn Canyon page (which if it weren't for the accident/movie would be a very obscure page) and photos were due to the movie 127 Hours and several news stories. Every time there's an accident, movie, news story, avalanche, or whatever, hits will go way up on whatever page.
Good points. A lot of us in Colorado link different pages through 14ers.com (a high traffic site), to answer questions, when someone is looking for beta on XX mountain. When someone ask for information on "Mount Powell" (for example) or something, it's easier to just post the SP link.
Right, but the plan was to only count hits for LOGGED IN users. Search engine traffic and traffic coming from 14ers.com isn't going to likely have many SP members who are logged into their account coming to the page that way.
Scott wrote:I guess the voting system doesn't need to be over complicated.
Agreed. I think the current (new) solution is good enough for the time being. Let's see how it goes for a while with it and then address any problems as they arise.