How is the quantity of views a question has received calculated by Stack Overflow?
Does the site always check the user's IP Address in the database?
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Not quite a duplicate, but a fellow MSO user posted an interesting writeup about this at Dissecting the Stack Overflow views counter. Excerpt:
The last part of the URL - a947 - seems to be dynamically generated. It is changed every 15-20 minutes and is the same for all questions and presumably users (I tried anonymous access, changing my IP address, it stays the same during the interval).