clarified - Word counter incorrect?

Posts3Likes1Joined26/12/2020LocationUS
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I imported subtitles from a show that I am watching which has a word count of 5,756. The counter on this site says there are only 1,188 words in the passage. Any way to fix this? 

It's not that big of a deal but it's a pretty cool feature to see the total words read on the site.

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Posts42Likes25Joined18/3/2018LocationGB
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Hi Dante3,


It's not a word count of all the words in the passage it's a count of all the 'unique' words in the passage.

So for example in your passage where it says 'No, no, no' that's 1 word and not 3 in the 'Total words' count.


If you go into your stats (click anywhere you see your level or 'stats' under your avatar when logged in) there's a 'total words read' stat which comes from completed passages and bookmarks.



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Posts3Likes1Joined26/12/2020LocationUS
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Ok thank you for clearing that up. So the counter in my stats keeps track of total words read or just total unique words?

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Posts42Likes25Joined18/3/2018LocationGB
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Yes the stat is total words read without any uniqueness check.

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Posts3Likes1Joined26/12/2020LocationUS
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Perfect. Thank you so much for taking the time to clarify that for me. Have a great day.

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