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How did new users come to my site and is it safe to keep them?

I'm launching a website as a hobby, it is somehow a stackoverflow clone. I noticed a very weird thing that I can't understand, I don't know if this is normal because I'm pretty new to the web ...
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How do I troubleshoot users having issues paying on my site with Paypal [closed]

We are using Express Checkout for taking payments on a site. It seems like the site was working fine in sandbox testing and in production for some time. We have, however, received word that a user ...
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How to calculate unique number of events, one event per user in Google Analytics?

We have an event which fires every time user initiates a download. How is it possible to calculate number of downloads occurred let's say this month & calculate only 1 download per 1 user? If to ...
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Issues granting access - Google Analytics [closed]

I am the administrator of my company's Google Analytics account, but was recently asked to give a client access to their Google Analytics data. Whilst I fully understand the new permissions ...
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Change Subdomain follow IP Country?

I have something don't know to do it. I want to config domain when the User go to my website, system is catching IP Country of user and auto change my subdomain from www.mysite.com/index.aspx to ...
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How to include canceled Adwords account user credential to invited account?

I need share my AdWords account with another user therefore, as AdWords usual way I send him an invitation. From his end he cannot activate the AdWords shared account with his current Google ...
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filter admin access by IP with httpd.conf

I am trying to filter all backend url to one IP in the httpd.conf file using this code: <Location /admin> Order deny,allow Deny from all Allow from 100.x.xxx.xxx </Location> ...
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Strategy to get X many users that have visited any pages that directly link to the current page [closed]

Forums have a "x many users online". And "X views" on each threads. What I want is how many users have visited the pages that link directly to the thread in place of "X views". Sort of combining the ...
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Limit Joomla user login sessions

I am testing a Joomla installation for making a commercial website where you pay for accessing content. I just found out that it is possible to login from two different computers at the same time into ...
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Best practice: Should I note Gravatar is used on the website?

I am going to implement a comment system on a website and I'm going to implement Gravatar as user's avatars. Since the form for posting comments doesn't have a field for uploading an image, nor does ...
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Dynamic Content Editor [closed]

I've asked this question around the net and still haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. Basically I have several sites that I run through a custom PHP framework. I'd like to add a way for users ...
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Force users to use Google Chrome

I have a very selected group of users on my web application. Not everyone can just visit the website, and if they do they will need login information to see anything but the login box. The users have ...
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How to maintain unique user per paid account in a website with given set of Email ID and password?

For a website, there is a free and a paid membership option. Once the user pays some amount he gets a membership for a month for additional products that are not in the free account on the website. ...
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How to populate a social-focused website

I'm about to launch a website (that's almost finished) of classified ads specifically for my country, but I just realized that I don't know how to populate it. There's a recursive element to it: if no ...
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Effects of Active Virus Scanner on WebApp for XS Azure VM

Suppose a public WebApp is hosted on an EXtra Small (XS) Azure Virtual Machine (VM). What benefits and/or performance problems might visitors experience if a Memory-Resident Virus Scanner is run on ...
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Allowing users in embargoed/sanctioned countries to register on my site

I run a website that contains technical content and users gain access to it by purchasing a subscription. I am based in the United States, and I'm wondering what the laws are regarding sanctioned ...
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Should users be deleted after inactivity on a website?

When you have a social website or a website where you can register, would you eventually delete them after a certain time (after a year of inactivity) or would you rather keep their account records ...
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How frequent is user feedback on an onsite poll?

I have a feedback poll on my website, and need to find some sourced data or article which states how frequently users generally give feedback when using online polls that look like this: For ...
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Should I indicate that the user exists or was deleted on the error page?

On an ordinary public website, the user's profile is always publicly visible to all visitors (such as Stack Overflow), where they can limit certain pieces of information via privacy settings or just ...
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Trying to push an affiliate program onto members, how soon is too soon?

On a site I run we have recently launched an affiliate program - one of the groups of people we want to target as potential affiliates are current members of the site - I mean who better to sell a ...
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How to confirm the Mobile Numbers of my users?

How can I confirm the Mobile Numbers of my users in order to reduce the number of scammers claiming to be in the US but who are actually in another country? A free solution would be preferred. I use ...
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force users to activate account before using service?

i am not sure if this is the correct SE site to post this, but ill go on... So at the moment i force my users to activate their account upon registration if they want to sign in. I see some decent ...
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Is it generally a good idea to allow the reuse of old usernames from deleted accounts?

On a Social Networking site, is it generally a good idea to allow the reuse of old usernames from deleted accounts, or is it better to prohibit their reuse forever? How do the big boys do it ...
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Adding a user specific website to a domain

I just got a domain (first time) and set it up with Google Apps. I was wondering if it was possible to set up personal websites for individual users on the domain using notation such as abc@xyz.com ...
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How do you get a user base like Yelp did?

I am working on a website that will be community driven by user generated content. I need people to write reviews and their experiences in similar way as Yelp. What's the best way to offer them value ...
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What is the ideal publishing workflow for an enterprise CMS?

What is the ideal publishing workflow within an enterprise CMS? Background: Company size is 1,000. There are approx 20 Managers that must approve their respective department content before ...
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How to organize /var/www/ for multiple users and vhosts in apache

I've been creating new directories for each site in the var folder like this: /var/www -- localhost -- owned by localuser:www-data (+setuid/setguid) /var/www-somesite -- somesite.com, ...
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Let tester directly click on web site to report bugs, similar to bugherd?

I'm doing website User Testing and want them to report issues by clicking on web site and type text into a comment box. Similar to diigo.com or bugherd.com Bugherd is designed for this but it is ...
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Is the idea of user registration flawed if we can't provide any real value for it?

I work in a newspaper publishing company and currently, all the contents in our site is free and no user registration is required. Recently, the lifestyle column team proposed to implement a small ...
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Using Google Analytics to establish busiest time of day

I am trying to find a way to establish my sites busiest hour, but when using the "hour of the day" metric, each seems to have a date specific code, rather than just a number from 0-23, as I would ...
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Are there any tried and tested methods for rejuvenating an old message board?

I have a moderately successful message board with an excellent (but tiny) community associated with it. One of my goals for the month is to try and increase the amount of users on the site and also ...
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1answer
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Apache, www-data and custom user permission

I'm running an ubuntu server with apache and I have web directory which is owned by the user www-data and the group www-data. WordPress works great in this directory. It can auto update and I can ...
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How to make users arrive at site through the home page

A client has requested that all site visitors arrive to internal pages via the home page. At present a lot of visitors are hitting internal pages directly from google search results. Are there any ...
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How can i check how many users can visit my website at the same time?

i have my website on a shared webhosting account. I would like to check how many people can visit my site at the same time without the server slowing down or crashing. I don't have SSH, if that makes ...
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Easy user management on html site?

I hope I'm not asking a question for which the answer is obvious...If I am, apologies. Within my html site (i.e. not Wordpress, Joomla, etc.) I want to be able to have a level of user management. ...
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How do sites like alexarank and w3spy.net work?

I am curious as to how companies are able to track the number of unique visitors to other people's sites. Seems like an impossible task to me. Any ideas?
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Amazon-like ecommerce site [closed]

Hey there, My idea was to make an e-commerce site alot like Amazon. Not exactly cloning it, but since its for a niche market, i need something like it. I was thinking of using Magento or something ...
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How to get useful feedback/bug reports from users

I'm sure most webmasters have recived a mail like this: Creating [insert item here] is not working! When you check it out there is no general problem with the function but rather the user has ...
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Should Designers Be In Charge Of Developing User Experience?

Should a designer be in charge of mapping out the user experience of a website? In my opinion, a developer should draw out how the website would work, what pages link to what etc. Then the designer ...
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Managing accounts on a private website for a real-life community

I'm looking at setting-up a walled-in (i.e. mostly private, with a small public-facing login page) website for a real-life community of people, and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with ...
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Checkout Process: 1 page or 3 pages?

What's better for a checkout process? One relatively long checkout page? Multiple short pages/steps ?
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Tool for managing support requests from end users

I am looking for help desk webapp that can help a small team manage support tickets. I would like the tool to be able to convert email received via an email address like support@mydomain.com into ...
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One-user databaseless CMS authentication

Background: My client needs a one-user bare-bones content management system, which should be capable to Edit text-content in plain-text or in WYSIWYG-style Possibly create new subpages Update image ...
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Are there any studies regarding the psychology of viewing web pages?

This may seem a little... out there, but have any studies been conducted about the psychological or even physical aspects of viewing a web page? For example, psychologically, what makes a good or ...
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Do users need to be 13?

A lot of sites require users registering to be 13 years of age. Is there any actual law that requires this?
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What are some methods to rewards users for participating on your site?

This is not strictly programming related, so I apologize. But I think this fits within the scope of this site. We have a community site (part forum, part wiki, part knowledge base) where our users ...
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Need stats on the effectiveness of user verification systems on fraud, abuse and/or compliance?

Here's an example, although not a good one from Craigslist.
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Is JavaScript or Flash able to extract the MAC address from a browser?

MAC address = Media Access Control address Believe I saw that this was possible somewhere, but now that I'm looking for it I can't find the implementation.
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User Registration forms— Do we need a user name?

Lets say we are designing a new website's registration form. Would I need to provide a space for a username, or should I simply require an email address? Are there any serious issues with either of ...
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Best Ways to Develop “Chicken and Egg Content” sites?

By 'chicken and egg content' I'm referring to user-contributed/crowdsourced content - sites like StackOverflow / StackExchange. When SO launched, Jeff and Joel were essentially able to 'cheat' the ...