Help!

I am confused by some things on this website. I was hoping that someone can explain to me something in regards to the statistical page.

Here is my perplexing problem:

Between 7:18 and 7:21 PM, I was the only one that was marked as "users online." No "guests" were logged.

At 7:18 PM, the statistical count was 1,629.

At 7:21 PM, the statistical count was 1,639.

In three minutes, the statistical count tallied a total of ten "hits." What it is really counting are the number of times a user clicks onto a new page on the forum.

So, what is the real number of "discreet" users per day?

At 7:27 PM, there was one guest and two users online. The statistical tally was reading 1,660, an additional twenty-one hits accumulated since 7:21 PM, though only three of us were online at one time.

Is there a "discreet hits" tally anywhere? I can care less about the number of times a single user or group of users opened a new page.

Sorry for being so anal. I was simply wondering why, as a lone visitor, I was tallying such a high number of hits.

God bless,

Joe T

PS: I checked back at 7:55 PM and the tally of "hits" read 1,731. In such a short time (26 minutes) there were just over 100 hits even though there were only a few names online and a few guests too. Should the "hits" column (the number of times a forum page is clicked on) be changed or modified to read actual number of discreet users per day (the number of individual registered members and guests visiting)? Just a suggestion. It makes more sense, doesn't it?