Was surprised to see that a certain topic had nearly 1000 views ... considering that there are just about 10 people active on these (sify) forums. So I suppose a lot of guests are dropping by and watching the topics.
you are forgetting multiple views from same individual. esp. when you get a mail and you click on it to see someone else's reply. and then you post your reply and you get another additional view after posting. Views will reach to even more heights as they reach higher on google ranks