According to the view counter, my question
asked this afternoon, has been viewed 1,261 times. The view count seems to rise and rise in between page refreshes, too.
Meanwhile, the hottest question in the "hot" tab has 80 views.
This seems ridiculous. How can this be?
Update: Now, 12 minutes later, the count is at 1,324.
Update: Now, 18 minutes later, it's at 1,360.
Update: Now, the next day, the massive growth seems to have stopped at 1,437.
Just so you know, I'm not giving back my "popular question" badge! :)