I found this Stack Overflow question:
That has 40,000 views and only two upvotes shared between the question and answer. How did it get so big if no one ever upvotes it? (I checked the vote count, and it's not a controversial post with lots of upvotes and downvotes balancing each other.)
Compare it with this question, found in 'hot'. 25k views, over 200 total up votes across question and answer.
I can't think of a straightforward explanation for this except that it could be highly contested and the votes on question an answers have balanced out.
Is it possible this is a bug or abuse of the Stack Overflow views calculation?
After a bit of exploring in the data explorer I have found that yes this question is rare, but not alarmingly rare, there are ~80 other questions on SO like it.