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Date: 06/26/12 08:00 AM

26 Responses to Why Do YouTube Views Freeze At 301?

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2012 at 2:45 am
    Link: Why Do YouTube Views Freeze At 301? - An explanation as to why YouTube`s view count freezes at 301.
  2. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 8:15 am
    I know the answer without even playing the video: because anyone that finds this happening to them has been spamming their own Channel. When your view counts hit 300, YT begins to use a different algorithm to indicate your viewing figures. If you`ve got a lot of traffic from one IP address or from your own Google account, that`s taken into account at that juncture and your view count gets frozen until more `real` viewers actually view your videos.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    June 26, 2012 at 8:26 am
    Who cares???
  4. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2554 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 8:28 am
    freddyferret - People who are interested in the workings behind websites. Such as myself.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31799 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 8:35 am
    ?? I`ve never noticed this ??

    Nor do I care, actually...

    @Matwix: Oh it`s kinda interesting, I`m not complaining! I`m just not caring, lolz!
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    pumba62 Male 40-49
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    June 26, 2012 at 8:38 am
    Thanks MacGuffin for repeating what I just watched in the video. I didn`t quite understand what was being said .... it could be all those foreign accents.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    June 26, 2012 at 8:49 am
    I thought it was interesting :3
  8. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 9:03 am
    Really close, MacGuffin, but not exactly. It doesn`t freeze your IP`s views and wait for more real views. It switches over to an algorithm that scrutinizes all views. It verifies every view that you received, beyond 300. It takes several hours for the count to be run through and for it to update the info on your page.

    It seems to understand this stuff really well. You should watch the video. It is interesting.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 9:36 am
    @5Cats, I`ll say this on behalf of Matwix. The feeling is mutual.
  10. Profile photo of Langer
    Langer Male 18-29
    394 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 9:37 am
    interesting that they took misleading thumbnails and quick closing of a page into account...the rest that was mentioned i would have assumed anyway
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 10:22 am
    This reminds me of Animaniacs` useless facts. Here`s one of my own:

    Did you know that peacocks sleep in trees?
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    syke22 Male 18-29
    1136 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 11:11 am
    It`s odd because it used to sometimes freeze at the mid 400s as well
  13. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 11:18 am
    I concur with Lillian, quite interesting.
  14. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 11:27 am
    So you mean THIS probably has a lot of views taken away from it, then?
  15. Profile photo of Langer
    Langer Male 18-29
    394 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 11:30 am
    It`s odd because it used to sometimes freeze at the mid 400s as well

    not really if it`s posted on a high traffic site like 4chan or somewhere

    simultaneous actions like that happen all the time on single webservers, so if it`s being compiled across multiple servers, that error threshold would probably be that little bit larger...just a lot of actions over a few milliseconds
  16. Profile photo of Nickel2
    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm
    Am I to understand that by this explanation, if the counter had reached 299, and a server input came along with a block of 100 views the counter would trip to 399 then stop?
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    Well im not afraid to admit it but i was just rick roll`d
  18. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    @TheGuySmiley - Luckily that video is disabled in my country due to copyright shizz!
  19. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2554 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    Nickel2 - Yes, but having 100 people watch the video at the same time would take some doing. It`s not impossible, but quite unlikely, hence why you`ll usually see 301 / 302
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    this D bag is way too serious about that subject
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    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
    674 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    Wow. I never knew Youtube was such serious business.

    And whoa -- he said `serious business` right when I typed `serious business`.
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    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    youtube guy needs to shave before he shows up for work.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    TDK, Rickroll was the first thing I thought of.
  24. Profile photo of godthaab
    godthaab Male 18-29
    220 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm
    A "view" is a secret?! Gimme a break!
  25. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 27, 2012 at 1:34 am
    O.O A rare Lillian sighting! I was beginning to think you`d gone extinct. =^.^=
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    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    June 27, 2012 at 5:44 am
    Thdot, or he could not and still get paid 10 times more than you do and still have a 10 times better work place than you as well. Moron.

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