It counts the author as a unique reader/normal user. Pretty sure the system cannot tell the difference
I suppose this is why authors ask for votes and comments so often in author’s notes.
I like going back to my work, time to time, and reading what I conjured up…but that only ends up inflating the reader count.
It makes the ratio of views vs votes disproportionate, and makes your work seem as if it was poorly rated
Yeah, I’ve been doing the same thing with the edits and massively inflating my reads. Decided to stop caring about how the reads looks like: the true benefit of Wattpad compared to other places to ebook centres is it’s a community of writers, not just readers. So gonna focus on leveraging that to improve the book.
I never care cos I thought my story too racy to read
Isn’t there also a potential for abuse? Say someone just kept editing and re-editing to make it look as if their story has a whole lot of attention? I mean, not exactly a big problem, but I’m sure its been done.
Well the fix is easy do, just redirect the user to their profile page once an edit is done.
Ooooh, why didn’t I think of that? Wonder if we could direct this to an ambassador?
Hope that works
But I didn’t do anything wrong, I’m just mentioning what I would do.
Yes, I thought that idea was brilliant so I’d get the attention of someone official by flagging it. Very quickly realised that would be a bad idea >.<
Ah ok gotcha, was a little confused.
Sorry about that! Must have made you worry
Eh I’m a worrywart anyway! ^ ^
Yeah… It’s true…
Especially as a new writer, I tend to read my published work a lot due to insecurity and other stuff, and when I see reads that I don’t know if they are mine or not, it’s kind of annoying:expressionless:
I noticed this myself, aha. I had to train myself to stop getting excited whenever I updated, because it was just me contributing to the “new” views.
Hi all! This is my first Wattpad group!
Agree. 100% agree.
I also agree. It’s hard to gauge the interest of other’s if I can’t tell who’s reading.
Not sure if anyone’s mentioned this, or maybe it’s just my own thoughts, but since the data refreshes daily, a writer is technically capable of giving themselves more reads everyday. If I had the time and the desperation, I could scroll through all 70+ of my chapters every day and get those reads counted. JUST my theory. I think most of my “unique readers” are the same people, since they come back to reread chapters.
I’ve ignored the data for the most part. I care more about comments (and votes half the time).