I have already read 2 other similar questions on meta - this one and this one. However I still don't see the answer to my specific question - are my own views on my questions excluded from the count?
They are included in the count. If you refresh the page after a few minutes, you will see that the counter has increased.
I discovered this feature when I periodically refreshed my question to check for new answers and comments. At every refresh, the counter increased by at least one.
A commenter said that s/he don't like that his/her own views are also counted on own questions. Me neither. A long time ago, I have created the following userscript.
To add a new question to the no-view list, just add
@include http://<site>/questions/<id>/* in the meta-data section.
This is not restricted to your own questions. In fact, Using
@include * will block the view counting on any site which matches the Stack Exchange's view counting method.
Use case: I want to see if my monitored questions have received any updates. When I open the question with my script enabled, I won't get the false hope that someone is looking at it ;)
16And here I was thinking people were interested in my questions ;)– LixFeb 13, 2012 at 12:45
5Uh oh ... so that means the count is not strictly reflective of the interest my question has received! Feb 13, 2012 at 12:50
6View and refresh your user profile's question list instead. Feb 13, 2012 at 12:56
email@example.com That's right. If you want to read your (comments/answers to) your own question without affecting the count, you can visit the Activity/Responses tab at the profile. Feb 13, 2012 at 12:58
1Is this not a bug? I for one do not like that my own views are counted...– CuriousAug 31, 2012 at 6:16
2@Curious Me neither. I have written a userscript which prevents my own views from being counted on my own questions (for convenience, the IDs are hard-coded; I have only 2 questions, so that's maintainable). I'll edit my answer to include that script, in case anyone wants it. Aug 31, 2012 at 8:03
2@Curious No problem. I think that you might also be interested in my "View vote totals without 1000 rep" script. It allows you to view the +/- votes on a post. Aug 31, 2012 at 8:18
1Is there a feature request for not having my own views counted? (I'm pretty sure I've a question with 46 views where 40 of them are easily my own!)– user399844Sep 11, 2018 at 5:45
From a "technically" standpoint, it is correct to count the profile view (page hit) when the user visits his own profile. However, from a "usability" standpoint it is nonsense. And it also removes the information when a third person visited his profile.– AvatarJul 19, 2019 at 10:31
@user399844 feature request/bug report here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/141416/… May 22, 2020 at 15:39