When I see that a question has 1067 views, is that 1067 separate people, or maybe 45 people many times? Or maybe even 1 view per person per day is counted. What does the 'views' number mean?

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waffles has answered this:

The view count is not increased for the same IP address, within certain thresholds.

However, if you visit a question 1 day later, the count will probably increase, even if we saw the IP before.

Tracking IP lists per question would be a bit on the expensive side.

Does the number of times viewed track unique ips?

  • Probably? Or definitely? So was my guess right, in my question? 1 view per person per day is counted?
    – Daniel
    Jun 24, 2011 at 16:01
  • @drm if I had to guess I'd say that in that context "probably" means some combination of "it's more complicated actually, but this is close enough" and "it might change later and I don't want to be held to this"
    – Pat Ludwig Mod
    Jun 25, 2011 at 2:22
  • @Pat: Fair enough!
    – Daniel
    Jun 25, 2011 at 10:51

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