Blocking View Counter?

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Blocking View Counter?

I was wondering if there was anyway to use adblock to block MySpace from counting the views I make to somebodys profile? I know they urchin tracker (http://x.myspace.com/js/urchin001.js) or something, but I don't think adblock stops those type of trackers does anybody know?

   

PatO7
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RJMG, hey here is a thread about it. Click here. :)

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Thanks for the link, but I don't think that answers my question. The posts kinda get into talking about something other than blocking the view counters. I know the main post said she did it, but like someone else noted you only get counted once at a time... maybe she was wrong. Does anybody else know? or has tried it?

PatO7
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The urchintracker seems to still be a mystery in a way, sorry for the confusion but here is another link click here. It may not also answer the question, but will give some info.

When you are logged into myspace and you view someones page, they only get one count on their profile views even if you view their page 500 times within that same login session. You can keep your computer on for weeks (hybernate) and view their page as many times as you want--and they will only get one hit on their counter as long as you are still logged into the same session on myspace. (if you keep your computer on for days at a time, be sure to have a quality surge protector in case of a power outage, blackout, and a brownout. Otherwise, your pc can be majorly damaged.)

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thanks, pat.

thats interesting info about the view counts. if thats true, then why do view counts keep going up every time you're exchanging comments with the same individual back and forth? does tom just add counts when they leave a comment? so, myspace's profile counter is completely off from actual profile views....

PatO7
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I was unaware that leaving comments makes the profile views go up. (i rarely use comments on myspace). So, maybe someone who may know more could shed some light on this.

However, that could be a glitch--just like the blog counter. (on some profiles, when you create a blog on your own profile--it will add a count on your own blog counter, plus if you go back and edit your own blog--it will add a count on the blog counter as well.) You may be having one of myspaces famous glitches

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possibly, but thats been happening ever since i've joined myspace and it still continues 'til today. i doubt its a glitch. thanks for your help though.

PatO7
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You are welcome :) By the way, I wanted to further mention that I did some testing on the blog counter views last year, and I found that only random profiles carry the glitch and it is carried for the whole duration of the profile's existance.

The reason is for that is unknown. So, I was thinking that this could be related to what you are experiencing. I dunno.  But, one way to know is to determine if every profile does add counts to the counter while exchanging comments back and forth. I rarely use comments on myspace, but maybe you could test it out if you want to :)

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yup, it happens with all profiles. its really easy to notice when its a long ongoing conversation and ive had many like that. i guess mine does have a glitch and maybe some of my friends do to... happens with a lot of theirs too.

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