YouTube 301 views

JayWash124

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As most of you know, alot of big YouTubers have videos that have thousands of like and comments, but only 301-303 views. I had some friends at my school ask me why this was, and I felt smart for knowing the answer.
To try and avoid having this question asked a million times, i figured I'd answer it here for anyone who was wondering. You see, the programming in YouTube checks to see if the uploaders video has 300 views, if it does than instead of it automatically updating the views, they get checked, by a bot or actual employee i do not know. But instead of the code reading:
If views == 300:
Do whatever makes it so it doesnt auto refresh views
Else:
Auto refresh views

(This is just my assumption of the basic logic of the code, not the actual code itself.)

It reads something like:

If views > 300:
Do whatever makes it so it doesnt auto refresh views
Else:
Auto refresh views

So instead of it checking if its equal to 300, it checks to see if its greater than 300.
So if it reached 300 than YouTube would still wait for it to be greater than 300, meaning it would be 301,
But sometimes more than one view comes in at a time, making it 302 or 303.

As far as im concerned this imformation is correct (makes sense to me so I'd think it is, if im wrong please correct me :3)

Hopefully this cleared some things up for some people.
 
Glad you are educated on the matter i made a youtube video about it a while back and it's still available on my channel:)
 
you know the people over at google made a video answering why is freezes at 301-304 views right?
well kinda.. one of the people that works for youtube was in a video where he answered it.
 
Thanks! I had always kind of wondered this but was way too lazy to go look it up. :p It's an interesting little quirk of YouTube.
 
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