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From: "Kevin Boyd" <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Update or Last Modified
Date: Sat, 6 May 2000 17:30:09 -0400
Jim (and others),
> >Maybe you or someone else could tell me if there is any html code that
> >be inserted in the counter coding to ignore owner.
> >Not sure I'm making sense. Would like the counter not to register when I
> >visit my webpage, if this is possible.
> As to excluding a given user from a counter script, I've never seen this
> done with a counter. What you need is the real server logs. You could do
> all the fancy analysis yourself, and wouldn't need these stupid counters
> (Sorry, but I hate the things.) This could all be set up to work
> automatically through a Web interface. Shouldn't be hard to do. So how do
> we get the powers-that-be at RootsWeb to put this on the wish list?
I used to have a counter through http://www.thecounter.com and it *did*
allow the user to set it up so that it would not count him/her. It worked by
using cookies, though, and you had to add an extra element to the counter's
tag. I think I saw that RootsWeb's counters service is handled by somebody
else, not RootsWeb. You might want to check into that... go to the website
of the service who handles the counters. Possibly even e-mail them about it.
So you could get a counter through http://www.thecounter.com but they have
been changing their servers lately, and they aren't working too well. I
switched my FreePages site counter to the one provided by RootsWeb just
because I didn't want to have all of my "goodies" scattered around the web.
Just thought I'd throw my bit in!