I find that there are more than 50 views in one day. It is ridiculous. How can I find out who have view my profile

  • $\begingroup$ It ain't ridiculous. As an aside, visits to your own profile sometimes get counted as views by the software. $\endgroup$ Nov 10, 2012 at 10:10
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    $\begingroup$ I had not looked at your profile, but now you have me curious. $\endgroup$
    – Will Jagy
    Nov 10, 2012 at 21:05

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You can't. Besides, your profile is meant for viewing. Usually a surge in views means that you participated or were mentioned (directly or indirectly) in a popular thread. You could check and see if something you did seems somewhat popular.

Besides, there is a rumor that when you hit 1,000,000 profile views you get a free unicorn. So more views are great!

  • $\begingroup$ @robjohn: "again"? :-) $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Nov 10, 2012 at 10:04
  • $\begingroup$ I have never made something popular.50 views in a day for me is unbelievable. $\endgroup$ Nov 10, 2012 at 10:08
  • $\begingroup$ @PENGTENG: You may have commented or answered something which was mentioned somewhere; or that was made popular by someone else. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Nov 10, 2012 at 10:08
  • $\begingroup$ @PENGTENG: and even this question will net you some profile views. $\endgroup$
    – robjohn Mod
    Nov 10, 2012 at 10:15
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! Do I have right to make a proposal that the website should add this new feature? : ) $\endgroup$ Nov 10, 2012 at 10:55
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    $\begingroup$ @PENGTENG: Sure. Just post a new meta thread describing the feature and explaining why you think it is good, don't forget to use the [feature-request] tag. Be forewarned, if you ask for a list of visitors to your profile you are likely to be encountered by a barrage of downvotes. These only reflect that people disagree that such feature is useful. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Nov 10, 2012 at 10:57
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    $\begingroup$ I'd be one of the first to object against profile views by a particular user being visible... $\endgroup$ Nov 10, 2012 at 14:17
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. Have you ever used Google Analytics for your own website? We can find many useful and interesting data in GA. It's useful for some people while others may think it's useless. Everyone has their own right to choose to use or not use that feature for their own website. We also have the same right to choose to use that feature on our own profile here. $\endgroup$ Nov 11, 2012 at 5:06
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    $\begingroup$ @Peng, It's useful, sure. Me, I prefer privacy over utility. I don't need other people knowing all the things I'm looking at. $\endgroup$ Nov 11, 2012 at 6:27
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    $\begingroup$ @PENG: It should be allowed for a user to be invisible then. If we're listing profile visits, the next thing we'll list upvotes and then downvotes... $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Nov 11, 2012 at 6:51
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. If you do not like leaving footprint after viewing others profile, you can turn it off and at the same time you can not find out who has viewed your file. It's fair. It will not disturb you and other people have their own right to choose use or not. No one can force you to and you can not force others : ) $\endgroup$ Nov 11, 2012 at 9:26
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila 1) Actually, people who give downvotes always leave a comment. It's visible too. 2) If someone like to show their names while give a upvotes, I think it's a stronger way to show "trust" or "approvement" than just showing a number of upvotes.3) People will consider their reputations when they give upvotes or downvotes. It will result in more reliable votes. 4)In addition, it will definitely provide more opportunities for us to communicate. 5) Everyone has their own right to leave footprint or not. It depends on you but you cannot ban others to do so. $\endgroup$ Nov 11, 2012 at 9:36
  • $\begingroup$ This is a giant waste of time. $\endgroup$ Nov 12, 2012 at 17:09
  • $\begingroup$ @TheChaz: I'm glad you took the time to let us know. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Nov 12, 2012 at 17:14
  • $\begingroup$ My pleasure, @Asaf! $\endgroup$ Nov 12, 2012 at 17:22

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