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On any SE universe site I'm registered my user page displays "views" right next to the number of reputation points.

What's the use of those "views" counter? I mean, okay, someone viewed my user page N+P times, so what? How does this help anyone in asking questions and getting answers?

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Obviously, this sort of ego-stroking fluff was included in anticipation of the eventual integration with Facebook. In the future, all things will be Facebook, and Facebook will be all things. – gnostradamus Mar 14 '11 at 14:49
@gno, and all things will SUCK. – jjnguy Mar 14 '11 at 15:14

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It doesnt... we all just love statistics, how does location/age/name/member for/last seen/openid/site or the customisable about me section help get questions answered?

It doesn't.. It's just nice to know.

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It's like the ${count} people were looking at your profile on LinkedIn emails... I don't really care... But gosh darn it I click through every time to see who it was... And get ticked off every time when the "${bigwigTitle} from ${superExcitingIndustry}" is the one viewer they hold back from me without paying for "pro" :-P – scunliffe Aug 29 at 19:44

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