When I see that a question has, say, 100 views, how should I understand it? Is it the number of distinct users that viewed the question or the number of distinct views regardless of the viewers? Are my views counted?
Here's a question on MSO that explains how views are counted:
While there are no SE employees on the thread, Jeff Atwood has closed some questions as dupes of that one (e.g.), so presumably it is not too far off from the truth.