On Stack Overflow, your profile page provides a facility to determine the impact of your questions and answers.
Yesterday it was showing 7k and right now it is showing 19k, so in single day it increased by 12k. How is this possible?
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So yes indeed, you reached 11,778 people in a split of a second. :)
Technically speaking, the upvote just caused your answer to become eligible, as described here:
- Answers - Views of the parent question for answers that are:
- Non-deleted AND
- Score > 0 AND
Worth to mention, that it goes both ways... if you will get a downvote on that answer, or other answers will get enough upvotes, that 12k will be reduced again from your impact. Unlike badges, this is a "live" stat.