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Incoherent download count on "Most Popular" top 5 list



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13 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: mao, Assigned: wolf)





(2 attachments)



13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10

As stated in various other bug reports (isn't weird someone has to dig bugzilla
to understand the meaning of an end-user web page?) the download count on the
top 5 most popular should be referred to last week.
My humble FlashGot extension showed up in this list a few days ago, and I notice
something strange in the download count. This morning, Sep 18 2004 10:14 GMT,
for instance, it features a 2187 "per week (?)" count and a round 52000 total count.
But as you can verify in the attached Google cache excerpt, on 16 Sep 2004 13:45
GMT the total count was 43653.
This should mean that only in the last two days we had a delta of 8347 downloads
at least, with a daily average of 4100 or more.
Are the wrong results in the main (top 5) page or in the total count? Or the top
5 page counter has another meaning I missed? If it is so, I think it should be
clarified a bit better for the public on the site, but if I remember right
that's another bug :-) 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Annotate an extension (listed on the top 5 popularity list like FlashGot)
partial (last week?) and total download counts. 
2. Wait for tomorrow
3. Look at the updated counts and see if they seem coeherent

Actual Results:  
I saw a "last week" value of 2187.

Expected Results:  
It should have shown at least 8000 (very tight and teoretical lower limit) if it
is a weekly counter, or about 4000 if it was daily (and where I was supposed to
learn it?).

Comment 1

13 years ago
Created attachment 159311 [details]
18/9/4 top 5 popularity + 18/9/4 FlashGot + 16/9/4 FlashGot

You can compare the three html files packed in the zip to verify the bug.

Comment 2

13 years ago
Created attachment 159386 [details]
Sep 19 2004, Top 5 (2190) and Total (56508)

FlashGot total and partial on Sep 19 2004 10:30 GMT (see current attachment):
56508 and 2190
FlashGot total and partial on Sep 18 2004 10:38 GMT (see attachment 159311 [details]):
52066 and 2187

Perceived daily deltas: 
4442 and 3

I really don't understand what is that number on the top 5 popularity list:
If it is last day count, it seems understimated by 100%.
If it is last week count (like one should believe googling on bugzilla, no
other way to know), it seems totally wrong.

Could someone please explain the reason for this strange behaviour?

Comment 3

13 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 257229 ***
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE


13 years ago
Component: Update → Web Site
Product: mozilla.org → Update
Version: other → unspecified
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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