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I have this Terminal Tips & Tricks for Mac OS X question since last October. I have also since gotten 3 Gold badges off of it. Sure I like them, but it seems iffy that the question would have this much activity now, so long after I asked it.

I am getting almost daily updates of people with 1 rep posting answers. The question itself has 75k views. That's a lot of views!

Can someone check and make sure that this is legit? I.e., that the users are real?

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That was linked to on Daring Fireball a few days ago, so it was probably passed around on Twitter and Hacker News as well. I'd say it's just a legitimate spike in traffic to the post.

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See, I should get some sort of alert when stuff gets linked from DF. – Josh K Jul 27 '10 at 21:02
It actually hit Hacker News three weeks ago. – mmyers Jul 27 '10 at 21:04

Probably it was linked from a very popular blog or website, such as slashdot.

This explains the spike of interest and the 1 rep users.

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Indeed, a Google search for links to the post returns 95 results. – Robert Harvey Jul 27 '10 at 20:55

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