I asked a question today , and in about 6 hours it got about 850 views ( as it reads in the description ).

I wanted to know whether its a glitch since none of the other questions that were asked today got so many views.


It just became 954 !!


Just for the happy beginning , it crossed 1000 :)

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    It probably ended up on the "hot network topics" bar on the right.
    – Valorum
    Mar 5, 2015 at 19:42
  • @Richard Oh okay thank you.So these Hot Network Questions change in some time intervals ? And do you know the criteria of this selcetion (just curious).
    – stud
    Mar 5, 2015 at 19:45
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    They change periodically. I don't know the mechanism (other than that it's based on a algorithm). I'm sure someone will be along shortly to quote you the relevant bits from the main stack exchange site that explain it.
    – Valorum
    Mar 5, 2015 at 19:47
  • @Richard Thank you . Just an offtopic question, is the scifi meta site duller in look than the main site ?
    – stud
    Mar 5, 2015 at 19:52

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Confirmed - your question made the Network Hot Questions List, so it's showing up for users across the network


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    Thank you . Never imagined that on the first day I would squeeze into 'Top Network Users' :)
    – stud
    Mar 5, 2015 at 20:01

It is not impossible to generate tons of traffic for a specific question.

When I posted this question What states did the 2 extra stars on the American flag represent in Star Trek TNG "The Royale"? to reddit, I received the Publicist badge within 10 hours.

  • Thanks for the update . I wonder why I didnt get this badge then . 2500+ views must gather 1000+ unique IPs right ?
    – stud
    Mar 17, 2015 at 7:13
  • @stud You don't just get it for posting a question, you have to share it (using the share link) in order to get credit for traffic. Then people using the share link are counted towards the badges. Mar 17, 2015 at 14:31

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