I am not complaining.

I just want to understand how it works; I asked one question a couple days ago and compared to other questions around the same period, the one I asked (I won't link it; you can investigate me if you want to find out which one it is) has shot up like a weed, with views and posts far out of range of other questions.

Did someone share it on a couple of social networks, or did it get put on a blog, or is it just that some questions are more "fun" to debate and answer than others?

I'd like to know because it is striking to me how much of an outlier it appears.

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    When I investigated you, I found out that your dog likes to eat and drink gross stuff :p
    – nxx
    Jan 20 '14 at 22:44
  • @nxx - that is true!
    – JoshDM
    Jan 21 '14 at 2:42

On the sidebar of most pages, there's a list of Hot Network Questions, and this list is reproduced across the entire Stack Exchange network. As of this moment, your question is on it. I can't say for certain when your question got on the list, but it was very likely getting on that list that provoked the large number of votes, posts, and views.

  • Thanks, that seems reasonable.
    – JoshDM
    Jan 19 '14 at 17:30
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    @Josh The Hot Questions list is referred to colloquially as the Multicollider, and the act of getting on to it is sometimes called "getting multicollidered".
    – Kit Z. Fox Mod
    Jan 19 '14 at 18:30
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    Well then, apparently I got multicollidered. I'm gonna go lay down for a while.
    – JoshDM
    Jan 19 '14 at 19:39
  • And what makes a sentence get multicollidered?
    – nxx
    Jan 20 '14 at 22:39

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