In less than 24 hours this question got 7k views and shot up to my highest rated answer.

My second highest rated answer has 2.5k views and it took over two years to get to that view count.

What happened traffic wise to create such a flood for such a rather odd and basic question, with plenty of other odd and basic questions appearing constantly?

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It made it to the hot network questions list. I don't know what pattern of activity got it onto the list in the first place, but as soon as you make that spotlight, the views and votes will pour in.

  • This. The HNQ always gets tons of views and votes.
    – JohnP Mod
    Jul 24, 2017 at 21:28

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