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How can a post have more votes than views? [duplicate]

It's not a time issue, I refreshed the page a couple of times. 1 person = 1 vote.
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First view when posting a question

I noticed that when I post a question, there's always at least one view Asked today Viewed 1 times Is the 1st view always the OP?
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How does downvoting impact a post view count?

If a question accumulates downvotes, does the post receive any more or less attention? I am aware of the Twitter Bot which increases exposure for high-score posts. I am wondering if there is a ...
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Indicate if I have viewed the page I am visiting

In order to determine accurate view counts on pages, Stack Exchange tracks several key factors. It works relatively well, although it does tend to age over time enough that it isn't 100% accurate. ...
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Are some questions hotter than others?

Why can some Hot Network Questions gather over 1000 views in a day, when others only get 100 in two days? Are they shown in the "Hot Network Questions" side bar with different frequency? Or it is just ...
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See number of views for a posted question [duplicate]

I am using the iOS Stack Overflow app. I often use the app on the go to view answers to the question I have posted. I also use it to post new questions whenever something pops up in my mind when I am ...
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Add thousands separator to “xxxx views” tooltip in question list

When hovering over the number of views in a question list, the exact number of views is shown without thousands separator, e.g. 214935 views Can this be added, just like already done on the ...
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Why have view counters been modified?

I’ve noticed that recently view counters no longer show the exact amount of views over 1.000, like they used to. Is that to save space or what?
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Change “viewed X times” to “viewed by X users”

I recently conducted an experiment in which I tried to increase the view count on an old question several different ways: reloading the page going to a different question and back leaving for 15 ...
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Can you get multiple “Notable Question” badges for the same question?

I was wondering if you could get a "Notable Question" badge for the same question twice? For example, if I have 2.5K views on a question, then I get another 2.5K views for it, will I get two "Notable ...
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“Viewed” increases with browser refresh (see question 108318) [duplicate]

It seems that refreshing a question's page increases its viewing count. Not every time, but under certain conditions. For example, it seems that the count increases the first time a page is refreshed ...
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Why don't new Stack Overflow questions get as many views as like 4 years ago? [closed]

I was out of the coding game for a while. Now I noticed, without considering the question time, that it's really rare for a question to get at least 1/4 of the views that a question asked a couple of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...