The page for the ingathering contest links to a brief meta.SE discussion that says views are counted conservatively but viewing your own entry does count. I posted a recent question and chose it for the contest; in the course of participating in that question I'm naturally going to view the page, but I'm not trying to artificially drive up views. If I knew that, say, all views from a user wtihin N hours count as one view, I could make sure to clump comment reviews and the like to minimize my own footprint. Can anybody clarify how this works?
(I know I can read responses through my profile page, but obviously I can't post comments that way and it can get confusing when there are comments on multiple answers.)