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Old 07-15-2011, 06:29 PM   #1
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Question Does youtube manipulate view counters?

Hi all,

I've watched a video on youtube and we found the counter got stuck at 305, even after several viewers watched and thumbed up/down. Since the subject has political connection to latest news I prefer not to include the link.

Did anybody notice similar anomalies before?

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The changes are not always instant, it can take time for the displayed information to update.
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I've seen a lot of "video removed by user"on free energy stuff , far left political stuff and things that would be embarrassing to the government
things that would NOT have been removed by user
someone who puts up a web site to showcase these videos is not going to remove them and keep paying for the web site
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Maybe cookies prevent people from artificially inflating the views.

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Yes it does manipulate and recently it is acting bit strange too. Probably testing out new stuff but still..
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Thanks for the comments. I went back to the video. Last night when I submitted the topic the thumb ups were 148, downs 7. Now ups 203 and downs 7, counter still sits at 305. This is not update or cookie issue, there are miles of comments on that everybody experiences the same.


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