I recently got stuck on this: Zero view, one answer

How is that possible?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I've seen the view counter take a minute or two to update before, its probably all cached data. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jan 25, 2011 at 17:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ What's weird is the view count on Area51. Why hasn't that updated yet? \$\endgroup\$
    – Andrew
    Commented Jan 25, 2011 at 18:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ I would of thought the cache flushing mechanism for the views would be at the same time as the answer and the votes, why would you need to separate them ? \$\endgroup\$
    – RobertPitt
    Commented Jan 25, 2011 at 18:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ @RobertPitt, totally agree. Still listening... \$\endgroup\$
    – Shoe
    Commented Jan 25, 2011 at 18:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ Mine just got 2 votes and 1 view :) \$\endgroup\$
    – s.m.
    Commented Jan 25, 2011 at 20:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ @s.m, It's just Jeff's power to double-vote \$\endgroup\$
    – Shoe
    Commented Mar 1, 2011 at 16:51

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According to this answer on meta.SO view count updates are buffered (not written to the db right away) so it's not unusual for the view count to be a little behind, especially for a question that was just posted.


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