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Why does my question get this many views?

I recently asked a question on the fairly unpopular "Yocto" tag. That is, most new questions have barely 20 to 30 views. Now this one has amassed more than 3k views in just one day, which I ...
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Unable to view exact view count on questions with many views on touchscreen devices

For questions with many views (when a suffix is used) there isn't any way to get the exact view count on touchscreen devices. E.g.: On devices when the mouse pointer is available you can see the ...
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94 views

Viewed count uses incorrect plural form for suffixed value

It seems that the viewed count below the question title uses the plural form based on the exact value, but not on the suffixed (rounded) one with k: In this particular case, the correct translations ...
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229 views

How can I view the actual number of views for a question?

Most questions on the SE websites tend to abbreviate their views above 1000 views. Meaning that a question with 1000 views shows it as "1k views", 10,000 views as "10k views" and ...
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92 views

The question view count displayed in a search result page is inaccurate [duplicate]

Example from android stackexchange: 7 views in search: vs. 168 views:
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104 views

View count are shown highly inflated in display [duplicate]

View count for my post How can never ending decimal numbers represent finite lengths? e.g. $\pi$, $\sqrt{2}$ has barely touched 2500 and it shows 3k view in the display, which is 20% inflated from the ...
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57 views

How can I get the number of accounts that viewed a question? [duplicate]

We can see a question's views by looking at the top of the question. But some people might view the question multiple times. How can I get the number of unique viewers? Perhaps using a SEDE query?
Caleb Liu's user avatar
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115 views

Is traffic from search engines included in the question view counts? [duplicate]

This should apply to all sites, but I'll write from the perspective of Arts & Crafts. According to the analytics, 93% of our site's traffic is from search engines. People don't use Google to ...
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Change "1 views" to "1 view" in the profile page on a newly asked question

In the "Questions" tab under the "Activity" tab on my profile, I noticed that on a newly asked question there was the following information: 0 answers 0 votes 1 views Can the ...
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48 views

Round number of views in review queues

If the number of views on a question is 1,000 or higher, it's rounded to the nearest 1k (and you can see the exact amount when hovering over it). The review queues form an exception; while those ...
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Query to get users with highest number of sites with at least one famous question

I want to know who are the top users across all sites in terms of number of sites in which they've got at least one famous question (so, count is across sites, not across famous questions). I know ...
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197 views

Is there any user data that can be used to infer how many answers are read on individual posts?

On Skeptics we are discussing the new "unpinned answer" feature and I had the thought that perhaps the discussion often assumes the premise that only the top answer is typically read. I don'...
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108 views

Using the views feature during searches

When I run views:0 I come back with questions that have 100k or 300 views. Is the views feature greater or less than? If I do created:2021-09-09 views:0 I don't see anything that has 0 views or even ...
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In the Data Explorer, can you get the change in the number of views for a single question? [duplicate]

I am trying to find out the monthly change in views for a single question in Data Explorer. I was able to get the current number of views, but could not figure out how to get the past number of views. ...
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Should we add placeholders for referencing upvotes, downvotes, views, etc. of a question/answer?

Often when writing meta posts, you are referencing values such as upvotes, downvotes, and views from other questions. This results in lots of "at the time of writing" and "currently&...
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250 views

Have there been analyses to see if views of well-received answers are reduced by closure as duplicate which try to control for other factors?

This is a narrowly-scoped question; I'm just curious if this has been investigated quantitatively. Background only: I spent some substantial time and effort and love and coffee writing this answer to ...
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36 views

We need different string to translate for scaled view count on the question page

View count with scale (i.e. kilo-view) on the question page (at the top of) needs a different string to translate. Example on ruSO: It seems that current translation rely on non-scaled value (i.e. ...
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114 views

Why isn't there a counter for answers (like there is for questions) saying "viewed ## times"?

I noticed that for questions there is a header saying "Viewed n times", but why isn't there a corresponding header for answers?
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97 views

How can I view the median number of views on questions in a given SE website?

Ideally, I also would like to see the standard deviation, average and interquartile range (IQR), add have some way to plot question age vs. median number of views on the questions with IQR or standard ...
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233 views

Save vote/visit stats of all questions and answers to a file so that one can show one's stats over time, not just the points?

Since this feature request was answered with a good workaround, I am rather asking here for any tool to get the stats of the votes and visits of questions and the votes of the answers as a file. Old ...
questionto42's user avatar
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39 views

Is there a way to find out the number of tag-page views?

When curating tags, I sometimes think to myself questions like: Are people clicking on this tag to look at the corresponding collection of questions? Hence... Question: Is there a way to find out ...
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46 views

Exact number of times a question is viewed? [duplicate]

Is it possible to determine exactly how many times a question has been viewed on any Stack Exchange network site? After a page has been viewed for around a thousand times, all I get to see is view ...
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85 views

Is there a way to tell if a question has had a sudden increase in page views?

Other than taking a record of the page views over time, is there any way to tell if a question has received a sudden increase in page views? The reason I am interested is it could be a useful ...
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Data explorer query request: a plot of total views vs. reputation

There's a recent push to be more welcoming to beginners. This leads me to the question: Are people coming to Stack Exchange because of questions made by low-rep users? To get some data (not opinions)...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
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1 answer
74 views

How can I get the top x questions for a tag or set of tags based on number of views?

Is there a way to make a bookmarkable URL of a Stack Overflow search that yields top x questions for a tag or set of tags, based on number of views? Basically, the frequently asked questions. Looks ...
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155 views

Why do these two identical view counts have different colors?

I was browsing popular questions on Code Review Stack Exchange and I stumbled upon this disparity: What causes this behavior to happen? If both questions are above 10k views, shouldn't they both be ...
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Where does my question get posted if it gets migrated?

If my question gets migrated or I flag it to be migrated, then where does it get posted? What is its status? Is it shown as a new question? Is it at the top of the list? Are the chances of people ...
Linux_user0987's user avatar
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0 answers
124 views

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.
tungsten's user avatar
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90 views

First view when posting a question [duplicate]

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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59 views

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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1 answer
85 views

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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51 views

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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1 vote
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86 views

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 ...
darKnight's user avatar
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4 votes
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71 views

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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0 votes
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82 views

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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34 views

Number of views increases for the question if the page refreshes. Is it a design intent? [duplicate]

Number of views increases for the question if page refreshes. Is it a design intent? Or increase number of views per question only when the non-current user views at once.
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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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1 answer
77 views

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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88 views

"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 ...
zerzevul's user avatar
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138 views

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 ...
zEn feeLo's user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
224 views

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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2 votes
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67 views

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 ...
Sir Cornflakes's user avatar
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77 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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1 answer
61 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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292 views

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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32 views

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 ...
splinter's user avatar
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3 votes
0 answers
129 views

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 ...
Ramtin Yazdanian's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
64 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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87 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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36 views

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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