@baris perfect. Thanks
okay. one needs to use /flags as route for the navigation bar object and add /flags inside the <li> tag again. we were using /admin as route ...
We fixed a bug that was causing anon views to not count for topic views, thats probably where the extra views are coming from.
This code: https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/blob/a9ca035e1e3d54fc457569196116871bfc8c3ba5/src/topics/unread.js#L118-L145 😄