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 '15 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 '15 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 '15 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 '15 at 19:52

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 '15 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 '15 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. – Jack B Nimble Mar 17 '15 at 14:31

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