Re: Counter & Statistics (fwd)


Al Gilman (
Wed, 13 Aug 1997 11:18:09 -0400 (EDT)

The count I think you really want is something that isn't
recorded at the moment. The question is whether we could
make it lightweight enough so that visitors would use it.

My rough notion is that you want to record "Thanks, this
answered my question!" events. Could be mechanized as a
form with only the submit button visible. Auto-generated
hidden form fields could capture the context (if you are
worried about clients with Referrer: turned off).

It would also be possible to craft a mailto: response method
which honors the Followups-To: indication and uses some
mail-to-News gateway where this is not poster. This goes on [at
the foot of] the HTML-in-archive image of the FAQs (and FAQ
parts) themselves.

Al Gilman