Sorry for not replying earlier, it's been a particularly hectic week and I'm often juggling 3 or 4 things at once - so no offence meant. I did spot your post, and had a look on the who's online as you will have spotted but came to the same conclusion that JPWone did - that being that guests can only read the main index, and not any actual threads - in fact the threads don't even appear for them. I took another look over the weekend, but same story. If you think I've missed something please let me know.
yes, I think you have missed it.
Perhaps they saw you coming ?
but guests definitely appear to be accessing threads.
If you really dont spot it I could take a screen image for you if you want. but had rather assumed this would be under software control !!.
Big Business may have raised a point ? see his post.
I'm afraid jpwone just didnt read my post correctly and may confuse matters..
The location ie "Viewing thread .... " is actually a little misleading - what it means is an attempt to view that thread. Even if you are unsuccessful ie. "sorry you do not have permission.. you need to be logged in.." your location is the thread you've attempted to view, and not a permission denied location.
Those two threads in your screenshot were both in the newsletter I sent out last night - so people must have clicked on to them from their email - but they weren't previously logged into the website (ie. no cookie stored on their pc to say they were logged in). Hence, they come up as guests who are trying to view that thread - but unsuccessfully.
So how did I manage to figure it out.. well I logged into to www.trade2win.co.uk, but didn't log in to www.t2w.com (as they are treated differently. I then went to a thread directlyon t2w.com from front page/newsletter etc and in my logged in account saw that myself (as guest) was at the location of thread even though I couldn't view it!
Sorry bonsia but I did read your post correctly and replied covering the possible options (forums and chat - just in case you had confused them) as you seemed to be getting your knickers in a twist as you had not had an instant reply from Sharky.
All the search engine bots also appear as Guests - if you look at their IP addresses you will often see bot or search as part of their address. Bots seem to be like buses - when the come they all come together, and often you'll see 15 or more bots busy as Guests.