How does Stack Overflow calculate the number of views in a question?
How are question view counts calculated with respect to users that are logged in or anonymous?
I ask because sometimes when I ask a question on Stack Overflow, I really need to know the answer so I keep checking back on the site somewhat obsessive-compulsively.
I'm logged in every time, so does every time I go back count as a new view? Or only if some sort cookie has expired in my browser? Or once my user id views it, can I not create any more views?
I'm not trying to artificially inflate my views - I couldn't care less. I just want to know why I'm not getting an answer - is it because plenty of people are looking but nobody knows, or is it because nobody is even looking?