# Why do some questions get tons of views when ones around them do not?

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but why is it that some questions will all of the sudden have an enormous amount of views when the ones around them have only a few.

Notice the Image Below,

Somehow the number of views skyrocketed from only several to thousands. What is going on here? Is the system incorrect?

• Okay, I get it now. I didn't realize that that post with 10k views was only Modified 9 minutes ago. I thought only the newest questions appeared on the front page, but now I see that that is wrong. Thanks a lot! Mar 29 '15 at 21:27