I saw that a question has a ridiculous number of views (224k), compared to all others. Did some web bot somewhat manage to automatically request this page for technical reasons unrelated to the question itself and make the counter skyrocket ? Or is the number of views actually accurate, reflecting that many people are genuinely interested in it ?

(I tagged bug but for this case it meant more precisely bug?)


Take a look at the top referring terms from search engines (from mod-only analytics):

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Seems like people just really want to be polite in French. N.B. those 'visits' numbers are sampled, and the real figure is likely much higher.

  • Thanks for answering. I must admit I'm quite baffled... Jul 3 '14 at 20:16
  • @RomainVALERI Sometimes we just get lucky and have certain questions that just tickle the internet's fancy :)
    – hairboat
    Jul 3 '14 at 20:18

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