The Emergence of Sueetie Analytics and User Filtering

Much of the Sueetie Addon Pack work I’ve been doing in blocking IPs by geo-location and crawler agent filtering relates to the quality of site analytics reporting.  It was time to start bringing out analytics-specific utilities as we prep site activity data collection for the sweet reporting to come. First up is user filtering where you can prevent the activity of selected administrative and support from being recorded in the Sueetie Request Log.  For Analytics Reporting at, for instance, I don’t want to see what "daveburke" is doing.  I want to know what everyone ELSE is doing.

Below is the humble Filter Users utility where you can also see the first appearance of Sueetie Analytics coming in Version 3.1 in the Administration Sidebar Menu.

I didn’t plan for any of Sueetie Analytics to be released in Version 3.1, but as we move from client access control functions in the Sueetie Addon pack to a more analytics data focus it makes sense to include those utilities in a Analytics Module.  Bonus!

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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.