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A rift in the time space continuum

Jun 11, 2012 2:49 PM

Have a look at date/time of the  OP and then the posts here:

 

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/502084?tstart=0

 

Posts # 1-11 are two years and a half before the OP, including post #9 by the OP (poster), posts # 12-13 are half a year before it.

 

 

And more than 31,000 (pre)views as shown in the list of threads.

 
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    Jun 11, 2012 2:50 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    The date/time on the initial message shows the last time it was edited. Someone might have edited the message (removed an email address or phone number, or something like that) on April 18.

     

    I'll edit it again and see if it updates to today's date.

     
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    Jun 11, 2012 2:51 PM   in reply to adobe-admin

    Yes. As expected it now says Jun 11

     
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    Jun 11, 2012 4:15 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    As far as I know, a date change also occurs when a post is removed, such as for spam

     
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    Jun 12, 2012 4:16 AM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    Jacob Bugge wrote:

     

    Indeed, John, but that leaves the date of the OP unchanged.

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    This makes it rather a coincidence that someone should go in and edit the OP in two old unrelated threads, and rather strange that it should suddenly attract posters in both threads just about one month later.

    Does it, Jacob? I thought that in cases of spam, the date of the OP was changed for several days, after which it went back to normal. And I see nothing strange in spammers choosing highly visited old threads...

     
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    Jun 12, 2012 7:11 AM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    Jacob, we either wait for JC or someone else to clarify this, or one of us posts a fake spam message and see what happens when it is removed. I suggest waiting first.

     
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    Jun 12, 2012 7:32 AM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    I occocaionally see thread that are several years old.  Fools me as I usually don't look at date and I respond like it is new.

     

    Not uncommon to see threads that are several days or weeks old pop to the top without any comments.  Maybe see this once every couple of weeks in Photoshop forum.

     
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    Jun 14, 2012 6:26 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    Jacob,

     

    That is unreal. Something odd is happening.

     

    I cannot imagine 320K views, if the title was "Adobe Giving Away Free CS 6 Suites!" That would probably only get about 10K views.

     

    Do we know if there was any spam posted to that thread? Even if it was offers for free unreleased Summer Blockbuster films, I cannot imagine generating 320K views. I mean this is a fairly small communtiy, as opposed to some other forums. My mind is spinning, with not logical thoughts coming through.

     

    Maybe John C., or another Adobe person, can look behind the curtain, and let us know what the deal is.

     

    I have not seen such elsewhere, but will keep my eyes open for it.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jun 14, 2012 6:35 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    I just checked some long-running threads elsewhere, and the Views were in the 7K to 8K range, with up to 55 pages of Replies. Even my most popular video articles in Tips & Tricks are 16K to 42K, and those links get posted to three Premiere forums, plus a few Photoshop forums. Not even close to 320K. Now, I feel horribly impotent.

     

    Wish that I could have set up a concession to charge US $1.00 per view...

     

    Yeah, something odd IS happening.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jun 15, 2012 1:21 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    Dang,

     

    It's like a nuclear reactor in melt-down mode. Hope that we are not witnessing a thread going super-nova!

     

    Heck, it's not even THAT interesting a thread, but seems to be wildly popular - with someone.

     

    I keep trying to figure out how a spammer could be involved, but haven't a clue.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jun 15, 2012 1:50 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    Sorry, no idea on the view count for that thread.

     

    Right now it is at 321,130 views. Let's see what happens over the next few days.

     
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    Jun 15, 2012 2:53 PM   in reply to adobe-admin

    One view more, I just looked at it.  I am disappointed, I expected at least 1,000 views more since my theory was that all my counterparts in parallel universes would be counted too.

     
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    Jun 15, 2012 2:56 PM   in reply to acresofgreen

    Yes. I rather suspected that a few of my dopplegangers were sneaking off and viewing the thread, but I think that John C. was able to corral them.Must be a whole cage-full, down in the Adobe Lower Basement...

     

    Odd - just plain odd.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jun 15, 2012 2:59 PM   in reply to acresofgreen

    I just looked at it.

     

    I hope that you were wearing your OSHA-approved welder's goggles. That thing could burn your retynas.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jul 8, 2012 9:13 AM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    Jacob, I did bring this odd behavior to the attention of the research group inside Community Help & Learning in June. I don't know what they'll do to address the problem, but obviously it's something we have to fix!

     
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    Jul 8, 2012 12:29 PM   in reply to Terri Stone

    TerriStoneCHL wrote:

     

    it's something we have to fix!

     

    Are you sure?

     

    It's not difficult to imagine a computer somewhere running a web crawler or something that's just stuck on reading and re-reading this page.  Do you have usage stats to show whether the views are real?

     

    -Noel

     
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    Jul 8, 2012 12:38 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    I'll let the experts in the research group decide what to do. Just wanted to let you guys know that I've passed on the info to the right people.

     
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