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Re^6: Why PM needs web stats

by Argel (Prior)
on Jul 12, 2012 at 18:43 UTC ( #981474=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: Why PM needs web stats
in thread Why PM needs web stats

PM has had a philosophy of avoiding cookies, javascript, etc. and I do not see how GA fits into that. Would it really be that hard to track some of this info ourselves? Does E2 already have something in place that we are just not using? What about our hosting service? Do they provide any tools or reports?

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Re^7: Why PM needs web stats
by kimmel (Beadle) on Jul 12, 2012 at 22:40 UTC
    GA was just one of two proposed options the other being using an open source tool on the server like piwik or AWStats or even something else. I have no answers for your other questions.
Re^7: Why PM needs web stats
by DrHyde (Prior) on Jul 13, 2012 at 10:36 UTC

    It has no such policy. The proof? The 'userpass' cookie on this 'ere machine.

    A sensible policy is to avoid making javascript and cookies etc a *requirement* unless they are absolutely necessary. Those oddballs who have a browser that doesn't do Javascript, or who choose not to run it, won't lose out. And the paranoiacs who don't accept cookies can still look at the site without logging in.

      It has no such policy. The proof? The 'userpass' cookie on this 'ere machine.

      Of course, but you see no-other cookies.

      If in firefox, Start privacy mode, ctrl+shift+p, visit perlmonks, view a few nodes, view your cookies, observe no cookies of any kind

      ... oddballs ... paranoiacs ...

      Stay classy DrHyde

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