Don’t panic! Your subscribers are still here!
In this past week an interesting bug has cropped up on youtube. Youtubers are seeing thousands of subscribers just suddenly drop off of their channels. This led many people to wonder what they were doing wrong – were they not hitting the right target market, have they become boring, have they been hacked?! The complaints and frantic questions poured into Twitter for a short period of time before the issue was found.
As it would happen, this massive drop off of subscribers was a bug! When a subscriber legitimately unsubscribed, it took off 100 subscribers instead of just 1. To further this issue people figured out relatively quickly that they could subscribe and unsubscribe as many times as they want. This was the reason why some channels subscriber counts dropped by hundreds of thousands in a few hours.
Finally after a few tense hours, Youtube officially stated “No actual subs are/were lost, it’s just the count that is incorrect. We’re working on fixing it, so it shows the correct number.” So if in this last week you were unlucky enough to see your subscribers plummet dramatically, have no fear!
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