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Questions tagged [views]

Times a question has been seen by eyeballs, or a profile has been looked over

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How to gather more views for a posted question other than putting bounties? [duplicate]

I am new to Stack Exchange and want to know how shall I increase the view of my question which is not getting answered and has gathered small no. of views. I have used bounties in stack overflow in ...
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What has happened to the views count recently?

In this question I even received an answer, but the view count is still 1 (one), even after a forced reload of the question. I am also suspicious over very low view counts on other questions, is there ...
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70 views

Views counter still working even after question deletion

If you open a deleted question the view count will increase. Is this a bug or status-bydesign?
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54 views

Is scraping triggering a profile view? How to avoid?

I want to generate some stats myself exclusively concerning my profile. For that purpose I chose to use Google Apps Script. With it, I'm making a request to my profile page with UrlFetchApp and I'm ...
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What is Views of users in the database schema documentation?

In the Database Schema Documentation, what is the Views field for Users? It does not match the (estimated) "number of people reached" displayed for users on their profile page.
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Is it possible to obtain data on the evolution of questions' views over time? [duplicate]

In the SE data dump we can obtain a snapshot of the number of views over time. In particular, it is in the Posts table. I am looking for data on the evolution of views over time. My question is ...
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View count history [duplicate]

I am using the Stack Overflow data dump (located at https://archive.org/details/stackexchange) for research that involves looking at the popularity history of posts, and I have a question regarding ...
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63 views

Are the tags the best way to get more views? [closed]

I asked a question here on Server Fault 2 days ago, but it only has 5 views. I read in other questions on meta.stackexchange.com where providing more tags can result in greater exposure. Is this ...
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69 views

How to get data on who viewed questions and profiles?

I am working with the Stack Overflow datadump and have a general question. I would like to obtain more detailed data on the "views" attribute, pertaining both to question views and profile views. ...
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Is searching with view-filtering inaccurate by design?

To my surprise, I figured out just now that one of my questions on movies has a very high view-count. I wanted to see how many other questions on this site had a similar or higher view-count. ...
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84 views

Number of views not available from an Android phone

When visiting any Stack Exchange site's mobile version from an Android device, the view counter is not displayed. However, it is there on the full site view.
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Add question's view count to iOS app

The desktop site lists a question's view count on the top right corner of every question page, but I don't see a way to check views on the iOS app or mobile site. Can an option be added to view a ...
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Why does SE tell others I have edited my question if nobody has viewed it?

If I edit my question five minutes after I ask it, and nobody else has viewed my question yet, then why does Stack Exchange say that I have edited my question?
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39 views

Is it possible to use SEDE to plot the pageviews for a specific question over time?

I answered a question on Chem.SE earlier today and noticed just now that it'd made it to HNQ. This got me wondering just how big the HNQ Effect™ is in terms of a jump in pageviews. I found a handful ...
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Inconsistency between view count for profile and view count for question

I had never seen view count for question less than one, but frequently I see zero count of views for the new users profile: You could make sure by checking most of the new users from the list. I ...
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How do I look into the gift horse's mouth? (aka, how do I find out why my old answer got many upvotes today?)

I come to SE one evening, and to my vast happiness discover that I have just earned 70 rep points due to 7 upvotes on a single answer. This causes me to think deeper. No, not about whether it's ...
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Filtering search by views gives results with more views than given [duplicate]

Steps to reproduce Search using views:..2 criterion, e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=[java]+views%3A..2 Observed Most of the results have more views - e.g. twenty-ish . Although some ...
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Add thousands separator for view count [duplicate]

Question view counts can be hard to read when over 1,000. For example: "viewed 10000 times" would be clearer as "viewed 10,000 times": "viewed 298513 times" would be clearer as "viewed 298,513 times"...
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Why doesn't my question have zero views?

Why is the minimum question view count not 0? I have never seen (if it's not buggy) a view count less than 1. Even for my own just published question. Is it viewed by me? If that is true — what is ...
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57 views

What is the average number of views per question?

I'm wondering what the average number of views for a question is over the entirety of Stack Exchange. Knowing this would give me an idea of how 'difficult' getting 10,000 views really is, depending ...
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91 views

Update number of views of a question with AJAX

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 ...
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Prettify, commafy, beautify the question views [duplicate]

A very small and rather simple suggestion... Could you please (pretty please!) prettify the the number of times a question has been viewed, so that at a glance you can figure it out instead of having ...
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63 views

Getting questions with >N views despite searching for questions with ≤N views

Trying to search for questions with at most n views, I'm getting questions with more views than asked for. For example, I tried to search for views:1..5 on CrossValidated, but I'm getting results ...
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52 views

Search for questions with at most n views

We can search for views:N and get questions with at least N views. How would I search for questions with at most N views? I'd like to know how usual or unusual it is that nobody clicks on my ...
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90 views

Well attended: What question has the most views? [duplicate]

What SE question has the most views, and where could I find this information?
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41 views

View count and vote count are not matching on a question [duplicate]

The screenshots speak for itself. How is it possible to have 2 upvotes but only 1 view (which should be anyway my view)? Link to the question. I tried to refresh and hard refresh but the view count ...
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Views are not updated in search when a question was migrated

If I search for views:1..1, I get numerous results. Most of them have far more views than just one, however. Like 27 views sometimes. You might assume caching causes newer questions to stay in the ...
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Query view counts give incorrect results

Consider this query, which yields 3 questions (today). [hortonworks] -[hortonworks-data-platform] is:question views:10..10 Anticipating the Meta effect, the view counts will change, but here's what ...
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Has SE ever witnessed its posts going viral all over the Internet?

First things first: I came across this viral SE post 3 years ago. It was being shared left, right and center across Facebook groups. I thoroughly enjoyed the post! Thus my (rather highly curious) ...
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Difference between Profile Views and People reached

My profile showing me, ~48k people reached and 341 profile views. What's the difference between both?
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54 views

Why has my profile stats on Careers decreased?

A few days ago my profile at Careers was as follows: But now the stats have decreased. I think it is 2 or 3 days after the previous image: Why is it happening? Is it the fact that it is counted by a ...
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70 views

Is it possible to see who viewed my question? [duplicate]

So I know that every time I refresh my question page, it increases the view count. Is there a way where I can see the IP address of the unique views on my questions?
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First view of the question on Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

I am just curious about the very first viewer of the question as soon as you post any question. It always show that "viewed 1 time". Is this like we are the very first viewer of our own question as ...
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One vote after 10 minutes of posting. Still 1 view [duplicate]

Is there anything wrong with this? I have refreshed many time but the view still be 1. How to wake up before ejaculating in a wet dream? I don't think think this is a dup of A bug in the views ...
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Where do high view counts come from?

On a couple of the Stack Exchange network sites in which I regularly participate, there will frequently be a new question (less than an hour old) with views reaching 1k, 2k, or even more. Normally ...
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Can the “viewed number” on a question have better formatting? [duplicate]

A few times now I have glanced at the "viewed" field for a question and had to count digits to figure out if it has been viewed 4 million times or 400 000 times. Adding a thousand separator would go ...
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How long do I have to be on a page for it to count as a “view”? [duplicate]

I have noticed that when I post a new question, it has a 1 view straight away. It has this even if I post and then close the tab within 0.05 seconds. Is this long enough for the page to count a view?
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What is that “1 view” which automatically appears after submitting a question?

Are the questions submitted on SO and other SE sites initialized with 1 view, or does the first view belong to the user who posted it? Why is a question given a free first view? It just appears, as ...
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How did this happen? [duplicate]

So recently I looked at a user's profile. However, its profile view count was 0. So how did this happen? Since I'm logged in shouldn't it be at least 1?
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Add separation of numbers to view counter?

For usability reasons, for example in RegEx match open tags except XHTML self-contained tags, the 'viewed' counter should show as ...instead of... . It's much harder to decipher that there are a ...
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Why should I ask a question on beta sites when I don't get enough views?

I have asked a question in Project Management SE (Beta). But, there are very low number of views generated as compared to Stack Overflow. This discourages me from using the topic specific beta site ...
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Can't show how many Views for particular question [duplicate]

Recently i have open SO in my Mobile Browser (Chrome) and particular question. but the page can't show me how many Views on that particular question? I tried to scroll up and down but there is no ...
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Show the number of profile views in the iOS app

When viewing a user's profile on a specific site in the iOS app, it will display the user's "Member for" and "Last active" information (unless you encounter the bug that I've described in another ...
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Show the number of question views in the iOS app

This is basically the same as this request for the Android app, except I am making the request for the iOS app. When viewing a question in the iOS app, I'd like to see the total number of views for ...
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On the Careers profile, why not include the non-public employer searchers in your total views count?

I noticed Zeros for the amount of views on my profile – yet I had just been contacted by a recruiter on Careers, who explicitly stated that they had looked at my profile. I found that only public ...
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View count class name thresholds

Over on StackOverflow there was a recent meta post about how comment colors are applied. When looking through the CSS of a question list, I noticed the same class names are applied to the views of a ...
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View counts on tag wikis aren't monotonically increasing?

I posted this feature request on 16 Jan 2015, which happened to mention that the python tag wiki on SO had been viewed 35,714 times. Now that I look at it on 21 Jan 2015, I see that it has only been ...
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Increase the Hot Network Questions randomness (proposal for testing)

Related: Ease up on the Hot Network Question Randomness. This is a recent change which resulted in a 30% increase in engagement. All of this engagement came from repeated clicks... we do have ...
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Votes and downvotes don't line up [duplicate]

We just got a spammy post (here) and I'm confused by the view / vote counter: This was after a refresh - I saw it, though what!?, refreshed and it stayed... I this due to the weird behaviour of the ...
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1k views

What is “People helped” and why does it exist at all?

I wonder what is "People helped" (PH) stat supposed to signify. From what I read in Profile Page Makeover, Part 3: the Prototype returns, it stands for cumulative number of views on some (all) of my ...