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How do I change the number on my counter?
My counter currently reads 503, but my site on my previous web host had about 16,000 hits before I left. Is there any way to get my counter to reflect my real number of hits?

Certainly, although you'll need to contact us in order to have it changed. All counts are stored in a single text file, stashed away on one of our servers. To change the value, all we need to do is edit it for you. It takes almost no time at all from our end of things, and will result in an accurate count for you. Just let us know what you'd like your number to be, and which count file you are using (ie. 'yourfile.dat') and we'll change it for you.

Last updated: Apr 12, 2003.

User Post (2005-09-25 18:53:49 by taichi)
You can also set the counter yourself, but only the FIRST TIME the counter is activated.

It's done by adding the following command:
&st=XXXX
where XXXX is the number you want the counter to start at.

The full tag would look like this:
<img src="http://counter.dreamhost.com/cgi-bin/Count.cgi?df=username-
countername.dat&st=XXXX&pad=F&ft=0&dd=E&istrip=T">

You use this the FIRST TIME you load the page with the counter on it, after that you should remove the &st=XXXX from your HTML.