Why is the minimum question view count not 0? I have never seen (if it's not buggy) a view count less than 1. Even for my own just published question.
Is it viewed by me? If that is true — what is the reason to make it 1, not 0?
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While it's true that views can give badges, a single view really doesn't count towards anything.
The minimum views that have any effect are 1000, giving a Popular Question badge. One view out of 1000 is really really minor.
Also, if you compare this to voting, voting is an active action: user has to explictly click something to perform this action. Views are passive actions: they are recorded behind the scenes, without any explicit action from the user causing them.
Last but not least, I am pretty sure that technically the views field starts indeed at 0, and updated whenever someone visits a question. Since the code automatically redirects the user to their question after posting it, the code updating the views executes, unaware who views the question.