Yesterday I asked following Qn:
What is "Brahm" in "Brahmacharya"? How does it relate to celibacy?

And just now I was notified for a badge due to 1000 views. However, I don't see so many people active in this site. To me it seems hardly 100 people will be active in a day.

How can a Qn garner 1000 views within 24 hours? Is the number of "views" counted differently or the site is popular more than expected. :-)

BTW, I have been in main StackOverflow for several years and there I have never seen view count reaching up so fast. It usually takes a week or more for an above average Qn.

Hot Network Question (HNQ-s) work like a charm. Following Qn got 1000+ views within 5 hours! To promote our site, we need more and more HNQs.
Is there any god / deity for the mathematics?

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    Question was on HNQ list. So, it got many views.
    – The Destroyer Mod
    Sep 8, 2017 at 11:01

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Usually when a new question gets considerble views, votes (and probably answers), it becomes a hot question within a community. Sometimes (based on the interest of users) such a hot question, raised to HNQ list i.e flashed on the StackExchange homepage!

This creates chances for a question to be viewed more and more. If such a hot & interesting question success in keeping the eyes of visitors, it remains on HNQ (Hot Network Question) list for enough time. And it can get unpredictable views!

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