How we count our users
@Pesala sorry for the late reply. Indeed Forum users are only one part of the community, we also have on top of that the sync users, bloggers and mail users.
And so, when it was brought to my attention a few months back that there was maybe a way to handle user counting without it, I was immediately interested in implementing it.
So how will you count users without a unique ID?
I'm interested from a technical point of view of how the new design satisfies all your requirements without depending on a unique ID.
@ayespy: No not 'end of story', merely one (flawed) way of viewing the story. Partners/advertisers will always look to independent sources of information such as statcounter to determine how many users there are.
Having a billion unique userID's means nothing by itself, it is how much browsing they do that they care about. That the people tasked with developing Vivaldi do not understand such a basic concept and the contempt they (including you) show for rational arguments against user tracking and 'phone home' behaviour is a major impediment to the browsers success