I find myself mildly fascinated by the relationship between the length of a thread and the number of views. Some threads seem to have more views than their length ought to suggest.
For instance, the "popularity poll for 1sf" has 85 replies, but only 8499 reads, while "On the wearing of beards" has only 56 replies, but 10,177 reads. Now, you might think this is explicable in terms of public interest in 1sf compared to beards, but then "Which satnav system for Europe?" has no replies, but 1666 views for what is an unanswered question, while "Colin Macrae is dead" has one reply, but only 610 views.
I suppose I could compile a list with the proportion of replies to reads for each thread in Off Topic, or at least for the first page, but it's getting a bit late.
Nevertheless, one would expect a thread with more replies to have more reads as the posters keep up with the thread, but why do some threads get read more than others anyway? What makes a thread interesting to others, but not something they want to reply to?
Edit: Your replies or reads are not necessarily sought