[development] Module to Track RSS Subscribers

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Mon Jan 16 19:52:45 UTC 2006


This is a good idea.

However, instead of parsing the logs (which can be expensive), how
about intercepting the logging as it happens and if it is node/feed,
then write an entry to a special log. That log would have the IP
address, time of last access and cumulative number of accesses for
that IP address?

Or maybe all we need is additional indices on the existing table
(although an index on the URL would be expensive).

This could be part of statistics.module of course.

On 1/16/06, Nick Lewis <nick at smartcampaigns.com> wrote:
> Hi folks, I'm in the early stages of building a set of scripts that
> parse out info about hits to a site's RSS feed. The goal is to
> trasmogrify what is now only viewable as thousands of anonymous hits to
> node/feed to a list of total hits to node/feed by ip address. My hope is
> that this will be the foundation for a module/feature that gives me a
> ballpark idea of how many RSS subscribers I actually have.
> Anyone working on something similar?
> Or should I consider building this as a new feature to submit for review
> in the statistics.module?
> Finally, the statistics.module dropped a lot of functionality that would
> have allowed this anyway after the port to 4.6 -- was there a good
> reason for this?
> Best,
> Nick Lewis
> http://nicklewis.smartcampaigns.com

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