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Why do YouTube views freeze at 301? (Just computing history)


For those that have noticed how YouTube view counts freeze at 301, you'll likely enjoy this as a fun little tour through some obscure Internet history.

tl;dw - They have to scrutinise video counts, and decided on a threshold to do it. i.e. 300. However, the code was:

--- Code: Text ---if (viewcount <= 300) { viewcount++; }else {...
So, 301 got counted.

It has nothing to do with number types or data size limits or anything like that.


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