Deciding whether or not to show the number of or "hits" or "views" that an article has received is easy with Joomla: you toggle them globally, and on a per-article basis. So if you have an blog with relatively low traffic, but you have a popular article where you want to show how a hit counter, it's easy: disable the view count globally and enable it for the individual article.
After a while, this starts to get old, because you generally post an article without the hit counter showing and then if it gets a lot of traffic, you want to turn it on.
With this in mind I decided to write a quick custom script.
The original code looks something like this:
<?php if($this->item->params->get('itemHits')): ?>
The new code:
// declare new "hit" variable
<?php if($this->item->params->get('itemHits') && $c2hits > 100): ?>