revjonty Would it be a fair assumption that it is being posted to by bots in order to game the payback system?
I just happened to notice that an apparently popular thread on GD (I won't name the thread) has over 70k posts, but only 50k views.
We'll need to do some proper investigation, but just eyeballing the discussion in question I suspect this is caused by members who open the discussion (generates a view) and then reply to multiple posts before leaving the discussion (adding replies does not generate a view). I've noticed a lot of instances where members in that discussion aren't using the new Quoting tools to construct a single "reply to everyone" post, but are instead replying to individual posts as they would have on the old platform. (Ian's just confirmed I'm right).
As a result, it's possible for 1 view to generate 1 or more replies.
endorphin I think the view counts were propagated to Flarum
Correct, we migrated over the view counts.
blackfive460 Although I may be wrong, I always assumed that threads like that one are excluded from payback though 'more getting more payback' may still be the expectation of those posting in it.
Correct, threads like that one are excluded. On two counts for that one: first, it won't be counted for December because it wasn't created during December; second, it won't be counted even if it was created in December because it's a chit-chat thread. The Payback formula is looking to reward members who create content that generates more complex discussions than simple "good morning"'s or "what's for lunch?"'s.