Question #640e4

1 Answer
Dec 30, 2015

This is why the dots were placed on the world map. The more views you get from a specific location, the bigger the dot will be.

Now, it is assumed that most views from your location actually come from you. You have a minimum of #1# view for every answer you post, and that #1# view is generated when you post the answer.

Any additional visits to your answers will generate views from your location.

Will they count as views from around the world? Yes.

But at the same time, the dot assigned to your location will get bigger as well.

In general terms, a view is a view. Once someone clicks on an answered question, there's no way of telling what exactly they are doing that for, i.e . post a comment, edit the question, post a separate answer, actually read the answer posted, etc.

There's no need to start policing views. There's no point in going "Hey, you should have #x# views less because those came from comments!", or things of that nature.

The purpose of the world map is to give you an idea of how many times people land on your answers, regardless of why exactly they're there for.

So if you want to start viewing your own questions #10# times a day, you will indeed bump the number of world views, but at the same time you'll bump the number of views from your location.

So the truth will always be in dots! :))


The whole idea of bumping the views on your world map by clicking on your own answers really only makes sense for relatively small numbers of views.

Once you get into tens or hundreds of thousands, or even millions of world map views, views you add to your own answers are no longer an issue.

We have to assume that people are on Socratic for the right reasons, which is why world map views work the way they do.