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In YouTube videos, there are comments and two popular ones stay on the top. I see that for some hot videos on political views (like this one, which is very hot these days), popular comments disappear and less popular appear (though, they support the same idea). I have also seen the same here, where video likes were not accounted and even slowly and systematically decremented. How is it possible and can this be traced somehow?

I guess that there may be a limited history of comments and the top comments disappear as they are removed fall out of the history.

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closed as off-topic by Al E., Vidar S. Ramdal, jonsca Sep 12 '14 at 21:59

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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an issue that no longer exists. – Al E. Sep 10 '14 at 20:48

What your referring to is similar to the views that freeze at 301. Which is actually quite interesting, as I have seen views rapidly rise, and then HALT!, it suddenly stops at 301.

Numberphile has a very informative video on this theory:


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No, it cannot be a correct answer because I am talking about popular videos that have over 100 000 views. They cannot stop at 301 therefore. Secondly, I am talking about popular comments disappeared and upvotes (+likes) slowly going down. What does this has to do with the viewcounter stopped at 301? – Val Aug 3 '13 at 8:14
@Val Sorry about that. I was relating to the ideology of the 100,000 views, which seemed interesting in correlation to your question. – Austin Aug 3 '13 at 16:55

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