Does the number of times a questions is viewed get increased when a person from same IP refreshes the page multiple times?

  • @waffles. that was a good edit
    – CHID
    Jan 14, 2011 at 6:10

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The view count is not increased for the same IP address, within certain thresholds.

However, if you visit a question 1 day later, the count will probably increase, even if we saw the IP before.

Tracking IP lists per question would be a bit on the expensive side.

  • thank you waffles. I encountered this doubt while checking if anyone has replied to my question or atleast viewed by refreshing the page often.
    – CHID
    Jan 14, 2011 at 6:25
  • @waffled what about a SO user if I log in to site and visit on question and after a weak I visit that question again is it count 2 times? or each question has a table that contain SO visited user?
    – Am1rr3zA
    Feb 3, 2011 at 20:44
  • Is it possible that the threshold is less than a day? I've been refreshing fairly often (every 5-10 minutes or so) many times the view count goes up by just 1.. Apr 5, 2012 at 21:41

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