It appears to me that there is something strange going on with the number of views for questions.. For example, this question got 465 views in 18 hours.

Is there a mode to automatically update copyright years in files?

That is quite a lot of views in short time period for this site.. Just out of curiosity, is this normal? I have seen that many question only get 5-10 views the first 5-10 hours, and then suddenly the next day, they have around 100 views..


The question ended up on the multicollider (AKA hot network questions list).

Once a question is on the list, it gets way more exposure than normal, and a hot topic like copyright is likely to cause exponential growth in views for a short period.

This happens (or used to) for questions about swear words on EL&U.

For more information see: How do the "arbitrary hotness points" work on the new Stack Exchange home page?

  • Yes I think this should explain the mystery.. Nice to know :) Feb 10 '15 at 12:00

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