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How do I find what made a question extremely popular?

A few days ago, someone posted an ordinary question, and I gave a mediocre answer. During those days, the question received much attention and my answer received an abnormally high quantity of ...
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Regarding the "one return only" question

Regarding this question: Where did the notion of “one return only” come from? What should be done with it? Nothing Close Delete Wiki lock Something else
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What should we do with "Should UTF-16 be considered harmful?"

Today we stumbled across an old question: Should UTF-16 be considered harmful? I'm going to ask what is probably quite a controversial question: "Should one of the most popular encodings, UTF-16,...
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How would you clean up a question asking if you've written readable and easily maintainable code?

The topic of code quality comes up often enough that there is a wiki Q&A devoted to it: How would you know if you've written readable and easily maintainable code? There are currently 103 ...
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Can we please cleanup this popular question?

This question appears to be quite popular: Why are shortcuts like x += y considered good practice? Currently it has over 34K views, making it in top 250 all time (top 150 if we discard closed ...
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Frequently closing popular questions [duplicate]

Often on this site popular questions (either in terms of debate generated or upvotes) are closed for being against the mythical 6 guidelines. Basically, the 6 guidelines do not currently seem to ...
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Suggestion: Top referrers for popular questions

Every once in a while there seems to be a question which starts bringing in tons of traffic from an external link. For example, I've noticed that the question Why do programmers write applications ...
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