Seems like if you knew how many users viewed a topic, did not post, but did ‘watch’ or ‘star’ it, you’d have some sense of the interest level. Does Discourse have this functionality built in that could be exposed?
I can see views… that’s not adequate?
I’m thinking it might be useful to know how many users, once they view the post, decide to watch or star it vs decide they don’t care and move on. If a post has 100 views and no replies, does that mean no one cares or does it mean folks care but don’t have meaning feedback to post? I guess that’s what I think you would get out of knowing how many watchers and stars a topic has. Just looking at views maybe only tells you how good you are at creating interesting titles