YouTube’s legendary 301+ views bug count is going away. For as long as we can remember, YouTube checked for any fake views on new videos uploaded after the first 300 to prevent a video from racking up unearned view counts. Due to the way YouTube’s algorithm was written, the count would freeze when it got to 301 views – instead of 300- and displayed 301+ views on a video’s count until these numbers were verified. This, of course, became synonymous with YouTube’s viral sensations, but going forward, the company will be counting how many people watch a video differently.

The 301+ freeze is going to be replaced by a new system that only counts views that YouTube is “confident only come from real people.”

No word on when the new system will go into place, but we’d expect it’ll be live sooner rather than later.