I have a question about online scoring systems. I keep a close watch on my webstats to make sure things are going in the right direction and growing every month. For the last 5 months, the growth has been 18-22% over the previous month. They are still pretty small as I'm sure some of you see 1,000's of visitors a day while I'm still in the low 100's per day. My question is how to best go about doing an online scoring system that will NOT effect those stats as updating the online database should not technically count as a 'visit' to my site. Would it be best to do this on a completely separate server to keep them apart? Thanks!