The question Do bigger or more monitors increase productivity? was asked yesterday, has 10k views, and is one vote away from being the highest voted question on the site (47 at the moment).

Where did all this activity come from? I assume it was linked externally somewhere, but does anyone know where?

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It was posted on HackerNews, which probably accounts for most of the traffic.


Jeff Atwood also tweeted it which accounts for another, smaller part of the traffic.


It was also on one of the other SE pages before it was moved to skeptics.SE (programmers.SE, I think.)

  • I thought that it might have been, but if it did why doesn't it say migrated?
    – Nicole
    Commented Apr 5, 2011 at 15:07
  • I might be mistaken. The list of edit revisions shows that @Sklivvz created it '2 days ago'.
    – oosterwal
    Commented Apr 5, 2011 at 15:13

It's a question about programming practice on which programmers mostly hold strong opinions. Given the demographics of StackExchange I'd be astonished if it didn't get high traffic. The tweets and links help too.

  • I'm pretty familiar with traffic patterns on these sites and that many views doesn't just come from incidental visits to the home page.
    – Nicole
    Commented Apr 28, 2011 at 17:07

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