There's a certain new tutorial which is not only terribly un-useful as written, but despite being released earlier today has almost 3,000 (update: over 8K views). I refreshed it after a period of five minutes and it had almost 200 additional views.
I'm pretty sure this tutorial just needs to be taken down and the individual to have their profile/rep ... adjusted.RandomExile2013-05-04 15:37:11
The new tutorial system currently is logging unique IP views (but this is currently hidden in the background). It's my aim to list this as the view count and not each page views as it currently does. This should make scamming the view counts a lot harder.
That will certainly cut virtually all the scamming out. It does change the tutorial view metric to how many users wanted to see it at least once. Are you interested in finding a way to still measure how much ongoing value a tutorial has? For example, a beginner's guide to platform games or an in-depth discussion of design best practices may hold continuing value from repeated views, whereas a simple "check X to do Y" tutorial has one-time value, but depending on how views are counted, they might have exactly the same views.