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yochaim
 
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Post Posted September 8th, 2018, 7:11 am

can anybody explain how DownThemAll (for ex.) was able to break the quantum barrier and have about 450000 users on ff61...
at least according to the stats page https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... /?last=365
counts should be average for enabled add-ons in the past two weeks... https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2017/06 ... tatistics/

p.s
posted this on Extension Development but it doesn't seem very lively so i'm trying here...
Last edited by yochaim on September 8th, 2018, 3:29 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Post Posted September 8th, 2018, 7:18 am

Well AMO fiddling stats (up or down to support the party line) is hardly news is it ?
@I'll try to find the related threads from way back.
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Post Posted September 8th, 2018, 3:11 pm

yochaim wrote:can anybody explain how DownThemAll (for ex.) was able to break the quantum barrier and have about 450000 users on ff61...
at least according to the stats page https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2017/06 ... tatistics/

p.s
posted this on Extension Development but it doesn't seem very lively so i'm trying here...


Sorry but I am confused. Where on your posted link does it says this? I can't see it.

yochaim
 
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Post Posted September 8th, 2018, 3:37 pm

fixed it thanks...

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Post Posted September 9th, 2018, 12:58 am

Once it is installed on an old version of Firefox, you don't need to keep your useragent the same anymore so maybe those with a changed user agent are counted as that user agent version.

It also counts if it is a disabled addon, I don't know if those who update from an old FF version where it was already installed would be counted as it is still there just not usable.

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Post Posted September 9th, 2018, 9:09 am

Such "stats", such details, such telemetry, they're able to come up with.
Unfortunately, they've failed to realize that all their wonderful "data" is meaningless.
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