Currently some things on a question page update "dynamically" (with AJAX without page reload). That includes the number of votes for a question and some other things.

I propose to update dynamically also the number of views of the question. Personally I often click Reload in the browser to see if the number of views has changed. I think this should be automated and without full page reload.

  • What real use does this have, other than making watching a post more like a movie? If you keep reloading just to watch the view counter go up, you're doing it wrong. – Marshmallow Aug 20 '16 at 9:47

This is one of the least interesting metrics about a question. And it certainly does not need to be updated in real-time.

  • I recall from comments or a discussion in chat that viewcount is also not live as votes are. Viewcount is updated by a batch that runs? – rene Aug 19 '16 at 19:42
  • I don't recall for sure, but wouldn't surprise me. – Oded Aug 19 '16 at 19:45

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