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How does stackoverflow calculate the number of views in a question?
How are question views counted?

Pardon me if this has been asked somewhere else or belongs in meta, but I'm wondering:

What logic does Stack Overflow use calculate views on each question?

There must be some code to determine a 'visit' from a view and then increment the counter for that question, but what exactly is checked/done in a scenario like this?

If anyone has any further insight to the generic problem of collecting views per piece of content, I'd appreciate it.

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    Why the vote to close? I'd like to use similar logic in a web application I'm building - how is that off topic? – barfoon Feb 8 '11 at 18:01
  • it would be better asked on meta (the stack site about stack sites) - the vote to close will automatically transfer the question to meta when enough people have voted - it's nothing personal – Martin Beckett Feb 8 '11 at 18:05
  • ...addition? :P hahahahaha – hauntsaninja Feb 8 '11 at 18:32
  • increment every time you get a hit from a unique SO account? – hauntsaninja Feb 8 '11 at 18:32

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