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Type of site: Video hosting service
Language: Multilingual
Created by: Chad Hurley

Steve Chen Jawed Karim

Date of launch: February 14, 2005
Status: Active



YouTube is the world's most popular American video sharing website, founded by Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley, and Steve Chen back in 2005.

Bad Qualities (As of now, the website is almost completely rotten)

  1. It is becoming incredibly biased against right-wingers or centralists. For example, it restricted a video uploaded by Mr. Dapperton that was meant to debunk "white privilege".
  2. Numerous features added to YouTube by Google are almost always heavily disliked, such as Google+ integration, the constant changes in the interface and YouTube Heroes (which may have been scrapped because the video was deleted and the system doesn't seem to be in place anymore).
  3. There are lots of users who are focused on trolling like TTGMinecraftboy37, DA BEZD CHANL, PS3inDaPleezle, N. Brio Da Zuera and many more. Sometimes they can reupload someone's video or commentary because they think the user is wrong, a sell out, or anything like that and cause drama. A bad example of this is Trap Town NCS, a bot who scams people by saying that it likes your video and wants to be friends, but in reality it gives the real Trap Town a bad name and ruins their reputation.
  4. Bad Quality #1 even started the trend of Cartoon Police groups, most of which are dead because they were either terminated or are inactive.
  5. There are also certain YouTubers who perform or encourage unlawful acts such as vandalism, harassment or gambling.[1]
  6. YouTube is notorious for its rampant comment sections that are often filled with rabid fans/haters, trolls, SJWs, overall idiots, and people who try to cram political beliefs onto everything. And because of the amount of comments from these groups that are made every day and how ugly and worse it has becoming, media outlets like to use these comments to represent the entire YouTube community, though they do have a point about the amount of toxicity that goes on.
  7. Speaking of #6, there will always be users who gang up on you because you have a different opinion.
  8. Too many YouTube Kids cartoons, toy channels, generic gaming channels, generic commentary channels, generic top list channels, generic meme channels (some good, some bad), and grounded videos. Basically, every idea for your channel might already be milked.
  9. "Comment Memes" such as people saying "first" or quoting everything that a youtuber says, which gets incredibly annoying and makes the comments more unreadable than they already were..
  10. Adpocalypse (which most YouTubers are struggling while shovelware and fetishes are just chilling because the bots cannot decide on what's monetized or not).
  11. It shows favoritism towards Social Justice Warriors such as Anita Sarkeesian, as when her channel was taken down, it was put back up in less than 30 minutes, while usually it takes either way more time or never.
    • Many videos or accounts criticizing them also get censored.[2][3][4]
    • They've also allied with the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) to block conservative videos.[5]
    • Even Susan Wojcicki is an SJW.
  12. Recently, YouTube stopped hiring white and Asian males for technical positions because it wants to improve diversity in the workplace, which is just racist and hypocritical considering the fact that Chad Hurley is white, Jawed Karim is half Asian, half white, and Steve Chen is Asian, and they are the founders of YouTube.
  13. Unlike many sites and services. Currently, there is little to no viable competitor to YouTube, although the most recent popular rival: Bitchute has been seeing some success. However, the website is designed very archaically and isn't as intuitive and is filled to the brim with political and conspiracy content. Just like Steam, YouTube is a virtual monopoly and the user base has to tolerate it until something else takes over and can properly rival it.
  14. Worst of all, YouTube sometimes interferes with content creating. Not because it wants to, but because it is forced to in order not to lose sponsorship.[6]
  15. Treats some weapon-related channels harshly. They once demonetized several of ZombieGoBoom's (now ZGB Studios) videos simply because they are "not family-friendly". They also moved InRangeTV to PornHub.[7] (Thankfully, he is back on YouTube.) They are also demonetizing Tigerfield (a Youtuber who uploads videos showcasing weapons from various video games) because he was reusing content, even though his videos THEMSELVES are recorded and edited exclusively by him, which is the reason why he hasn't been uploading that often lately, as said on his Blaser R93 video.
  16. The Recommended Videos section can mostly pop up and function quite poorly, as it may display videos you have already watched (some of which as recent as yesterday), videos that are from channels you've already subscribed to or even your own videos and videos that bash your hobbies. It is also prone to catching clickbait and kids/toy videos.
  17. The new Partner Program was well-intended but executed poorly (many would say it is essentially a giant middle finger given to smaller YouTubers) as it more easily gets channels with less than 4,000 views/1,000 subscribers per year monetized.
  18. Back in the end of August 2016, YouTube made changes to enable the labeling of videos as "non-advertiser friendly" (and therefore demonetize it) for extremely petty reasons: Sexually suggestive content, profanity, violence and even the discussion of controversial topics like politics and national tragedies. This policy can only be executed selectively since if done strictly, YouTube will end up demonetizing more than 90% of its content.
    • This system is more strict with non-celebrity YouTubers than with mainstream media related channels. For example, the YouTuber CaseyNeistat uploaded a video in which he stated that the ad revenue (along with the benefits of a gofundme campaign he made) will be donated to the victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting. However, said video was demonetized because, according to them, their policies say that they cannot run ads on videos about tragedies. Meanwhile, TV channels (like Jimmy Kimmel's show, for example), which talked about the same tragedy, had ads in their videos, even if they didn't state what was going to be done about the ad revenue.[8]
  19. Despite the fact that YouTuber reviewers are usually more trustworthy than journalists, corruption still exists between certain YouTubers and companies.
  20. It censors and demonetizes many YouTubers who so much as dare to criticize it, like SuperMarioLogan (mostly because of Jeffy), while other inappropriate YouTubers, such as Logan Paul, haven't received any penalties.
    • Speaking of Logan Paul, YouTube did nothing when he broke several community guidelines, likely because of his high number of subscribers, until NINE DAYS of the suicide forest incident.
    • Even Susan Wojcicki (YouTube's executive director) defended Jake Paul.
    • Another thing about him is that YouTube now let him revived his The Thinning sequel, even after the horrible things he's done.
    • Sometimes, YouTube's censorship is ineffective with certain channels/videos that needs to be taken down, like Lolokaust.
  21. YouTube Heroes left YouTube's already faulty flagging system to be abused by millions of people, making it easier to silence discontentment, and even eradicate entire channels out of spite.[9] This got the most dislike ratio in the top 50 most disliked YouTube videos before it was taken down.
  22. Speaking of flagging, one user named Skipdip (now NikkyBoi) false flagged SML.
  23. Ironically, with YouTube encouraging users to subscribe to black creators, it was also flagging them for inappropriate content, despite none being found of.
  24. Its copyright and Content ID system is a horrific mess and media-based channels' worst enemy, even before 2013.
    • The biggest problem is that most of the copyright verification claims on YouTube are done by bots which compare footage used in videos with the original copyrighted material. Since bots are just made of lines of code, they can put strikes on videos that are authorized to use the materials.
    • Even when the source material is applied under fair use, it can still receive copyright strikes and may result in demonetization, age-restriction, videos or even entire channels removed, a lawsuit, or other penalties
    • Furthermore, it's so flawed that some people can exploit the system and make false Content ID claims, like certain record labels, such as SME (Sony), WMG (Warner), and UMG (Universal); rights societies (especially LatinAutor); indie game developers, such as Digital Homicide, LLC, which used the flawed copyright system to silence negative press and criticism.
    • The Copyright Act of 1976 is rarely utilized as a lot of videos that use clips from movies are taken down.
    • Even Who Wants to Be a Millionaire music got taken down by a copyright holder who doesn't even own the songs. Keith and Matthew Strachan own it, along with their parent company, 2waytraffic.
  25. Fighting Content ID claims is just as broken as the Content ID system itself.
    • The entire dispute process works on the presumption of guilt; rather than put the burden of proof on the claimant, it's up to the user to prove that their use of copyrighted content is not infringing. This system heavily favors large media corporations and punishes independent creators.
    • When a user disputes a Content ID claim, the copyright holder, not YouTube themselves or an impartial third party, gets to decide whether or not the Content ID claim is valid. This is a conflict of interest when the claimed video is a review or critique of the copyright holder's material, which is (supposed to be) protected under fair use.
    • If the initial dispute is denied and the copyright holder doesn't immediately file for a DMCA takedown, the user can submit an appeal only if their account is in good standing; however, the copyright holder again gets to decide the validity of the claim. If the subsequent appeal is denied, the video gets taken down and a copyright strike is levied against the user's account. A copyright holder can request a "delayed takedown", in which the user can rescind their appeal within 7 days to keep their video up and avoid a copyright strike; however, if the user does so, then they permanently lose the ability to dispute that specific claim.
    • To get a copyright-stricken video reinstated, the user has to file a DMCA counter-notification, a legal action that can result in a lawsuit from the copyright holder.
    • During the dispute process, a claimed video can go as long as three months without being monetized if the copyright holder waits until the latest possible moment at each step to respond (30 calendar days for the initial dispute, another 30 calendar days for the subsequent appeal, and 10 to 14 business days for the DMCA counter-notification).
  26. Uninspired services such as YouTube Gaming, YouTube Premium, YouTube TV and YouTube Music with which YouTube tried to compete with Twitch, Netflix and Spotify with little success.
    • Speaking of YouTube Gaming, you will sometimes see a non-gaming video.
  27. The result of them censoring YouTubers who have opposite views are now facing a lawsuit by PragerU.[10]
  28. Recently, many channels have been hacked and taken over by an unknown party to promote a cryptocurrency scam site called "Swell by Ripple." Not only did YouTube's staff do nothing to help content creators regain their lost channels, they inexplicably made those stolen channels "verified!"
    • The purpose of being "verified" is to signify a channel is legitimate and to prevent impersonation. Before getting hacked, most of the affected channels tried to get a verified status but failed. However YouTube made the channels under hacker control verified in little time.
  29. One representative of YouTube threatened a YouTuber over asking questions about the site.
  30. YouTube drama is everywhere, leading to many clickbait videos and attention seeking all over the place.
  31. It removed a parody video that mocks it and was forced to bring it back uploaded, as a result of heavy backlash.
  32. It blocks creators' access to Patreon unless videos are demonetized.
  33. Little to no advertiser control whatsoever, just about anybody with money can become a sponsor. Naturally, this has lead to multiple questionable and unfit ads.
    • One advertiser showcased a money glitch for GTA online, the ads were removed after Rockstar Games filed a cease and desist.
    • The Real Cost.
    • Some sponsors can even be scams, most notably BetterHelp.
    • Some YouTubers are even sponsored by Edubirdie, which is really a cheating site for essays and homework.
    • In late 2018, a mobile app called "Period Calender Cherry" depicted a poorly-drawn image of two legs with pink blood leaking from the "you know what." It did not help that the drawn model was wearing nothing but socks and panties.
    • Some "ads" are literally just animations, lets plays, or anything else along the lines from other channels on YouTube.
    • In November 2019, an ad surfaced called "Raise Pigs Right | Experience life on a factory farm". The ad contained sounds of pigs screaming in pain and terror, along with flashing pictures of dead animals. Even worse, the ad was 30 seconds long and unskippable. As a result, warnings were sent out across sites like YouTube, Tumblr, and Twitter.
  34. Forced positivity by their creators (especially on vlogs) gives it an unnatural and forced feel to it.
  35. Some YouTubers do really extreme and sometimes illegal things to garner views, such as Logan Paul filming a corpse in the Aokigahara "Suicide Forest" in Japan, and Ricegum behaving terribly in Hong Kong.
    • Sometimes, the dangerous activities they do can lead to serious bodily harm or even death, like some Internet challenges.
  36. They also censor livestreams as well, such as h3h3 discussing about Alex Jones’ recent removal from YouTube and a Senran Kagura livestream being censored for "sexual content" even though the game isn't rated as Adults Only (it has fanservice but that isn't enough to guarantee the same rating that games like Manhunt 2 or Hatred have), rather as Mature (+17).
  37. YouTube loads way slower on Firefox than on Chrome, needless to say, because it encourages Google products and puts third parties down.
  38. One channel, lewdgamers, was terminated by YouTube for spam, and SML was wrongly demonetized for swearing puppets, which would be called false flagging.
  39. Some channels, like the music critic Anthony Fantano's meme review channel, thatistheplan, got permanently demonetized no matter which videos were submitted to it, essentially killing off the channel.
  40. YouTube banned Mike Cernovich's documentary on Sweden's refugee crisis from being viewed in European countries, then restored the video but placed it in "YouTube Jail," disabling comments and sharing, while adding a warning message to viewers.
  41. Some of the most requested features were the ability to play videos in the background on mobile and an official way to save and download videos. Well, those features were added... behind a paywall.
  42. Their Twitter account makes no effort in solving people's problems. The only notable time any action was taken was the #Ps5MasterRace incident.
  43. On October 16th, 2018, YouTube had an outage for nearly everyone for no reason whatsoever. They did not fix this issue until hours or even up to two days later.
  44. Many YouTubers do immoral things to exploit their audience (often children) for money, such as faking their own deaths and many of these get way with it.
  45. YouTube has recently started censoring donations through a feature named Super Chat - if one of YouTube's algorithms thinks a donation is "inappropriate" the money will go to charity instead of the creator, and the channel being donated to will get a community guidelines strike.
  46. In November 2018, they added a feature called YouTube Stories, which, as the name implies, is a carbon copy of Snapchat Stories, which is even more shameless when one take into account that at some point, Google attempted to buy both Snapchat and Instagram (which also ripped off the same feature after being bought by Facebook).
  47. Recently, comments can be ghosted for various "trigger phrases," such as "spoilers." If a comment is ghosted, you cannot see it anywhere other than your account, effectively wasting your time. An easy way to tell is when the number of comments shown does not increase, but in other instances it might not be obvious. You can not see a comment count increase but the comment might be there and vice versa. YouTube can also shadowban accounts with ideologies that oppose theirs, and these two facts are not stated anywhere in YouTube's official information and are difficult to dig info on.
  48. The algorithm is inconsistent and leaves random videos, regardless how old they are, to appear in everyone's recommendations for no apparent reason.
  49. The Trending tab is a cesspool in which barely ever you'll find good content and most of the time you'll find clickbait, a TV show reupload, a music video or any viral video (at least the latter is obvious). Another thing worth mentioning is that it's region-locked, so if you want to see another country's trends, you have to manually change your location by scrolling to the bottom, since there's no global trending ranking in a feature aimed to the mainstream audience.
  50. Their YouTube Rewind, an official mega-collab video which serves as a recap of the year, has a lot of problems which have been made worse and worse over the years:
    • Their way of choosing the guests makes no sense. Most of the time, they are the same people regardless of how popular they were during the year, missing a lot of important content creators during said year, like PewdiePie on both 2017 and 2018, the latter being even more nonsensical, since it was the year of Meme Review and the T-Series vs. PewdiePie trend.
    • Speaking of guests, they have been including more and more celebrities, which isn't inherently bad, but feels out of place in a video about YouTube.
    • The problems in the guests choosing also affect the trends choosing. As an example, in 2018 Rewind, they didn't make a reference to Stefan Karl's passing away (in the form of a homage, like they did with David Bowie), the aforementioned T-Series vs. PewDiePie, the KSI vs. Logan Paul fight, etc.... yet they put Fortnite dances (when they already made a Fortnite reference at the start and in the middle), the Royal Wedding (was broadcasted on YouTube, but other than that it has nothing to do with it) and Baby Shark.
    • On 2018, they used the Premiere feature. However, it was premiered two hours before the upload, and the chat was restricted to the collaborators, which made the Premiere chat isolated from the rest of the audience.
    • It's obvious that they try to appeal to the mainstream audience more than to the YouTube audience.
    • In fact, the 2018 Rewind became the most disliked YouTube video of all time in a mere two weeks, even surpassing Baby by Justin Bieber.
    • In 2019, their most recent YouTube Rewind was just a top 10 of 'things they liked', while they also got things they didn't like, contradicting what they're saying.
  51. They are really hypocritical, since they are vocally against Article 13[11] when their copyright system is broken and just as harmful for content creators.
  52. They terminated Siivagunner, a popular channel that had nearly a million subscribers and uploaded parodies of video game music, due to copyright claims, forgetting that parodies are under Fair Use. But they're back now.
  53. Despite them having a feedback option, they choose to ignore user feedback.
  54. Back in March, 2017, YouTube removed the ability to add annotations to videos, and now, on January 15, 2019, they removed all the annotations from all videos!
  55. There are even YouTubers that promote content involving child abuse and animal abuse! For example, a 15-year old Chilean YouTuber made a video about him killing his own cat. This made outrage on worldwide, and YouTube still hasn't terminated his channel.
    • This could gets worse, if there's a trend about such abusive content on YouTube. They may get a number of lawsuits, potentially leading to the service's end.
  56. YouTube's bots are incredibly unintelligent. They think that anything with the initials CP, such as Club Penguin, are automatically child porn. That led to a lot of Club Penguin channels (or channels unrelated to Club Penguin that made a video on it such as Vailskibum94) getting terminated, while ACTUAL pedophiles are still allowed on the platform.
    • As already mentioned, they also strike channels who are authorized to use copyrighted material.
  57. Several innocent videos get demonetized, but surprisingly child porn gets monetized by companies like Disney and Grammarly on YouTube![12]
  58. While child porn is still an issue on YouTube, the guy who brought awareness to it (MattsWhatItIs) was exposed by Keemstar as a fraud. Because of him, several advertisers have deleted their ads from YT and have started a second Adpocalypse.
    • Regarding the issue of child predators, YouTube released an update in late February 2019, where content creators can get their videos demonetized if the comment section has inappropriate content. The update was widely hated by everyone and says that it shares many similarities with YouTube Heroes, where it will easily be abused by trolls to destroy channels, forcing most content creators to either disable the comment section or risk demonetization. The already mentioned second Adpocalypse only makes the situation worse because creators have no control over what users comment.
  59. The userbase has became more toxic than ever and became more whiny over silly things and petty things. Examples can be users such as D.C Network.
  60. They started to disable comments on channels ran by kids or have kids in their comment section.
  61. Has basically turned into a heavily censored platform that does not stray very far off from Chinese video streaming sites such as Youku. The front pages of controversial search results are all mainstream or apologist reports defending the subject on their view while anything that does not conform to that view are wiped out or purged quickly. This has accelerated after GamerGate and is not a coincidence.
  62. The website itself can't handle criticism. For example when EmpLemon made a video about him criticizing YouTube for allowing Logan Paul's suicide video to be on the Trending list, the video was age restricted which shows the the website can't even handle a little criticism.
  63. The "Latest YouTube posts" feature is a very abysmal feature. Not only is it very annoying but also useless, especially when they only show comments. They also show you posts from channels you're not even subscribed to. Even if these channels are blocked, their post will still appear. And of course, there is no way to remove this widget from the YouTube page when you've logged in. Therefore, the true reason that made the feature "very abysmal" is because it also does show you posts with porn images. Some channels (Like Classic Cartoonz) put pornographic pictures on their posts, posts that can be seen by everyone, which means underaged people might see it. That shows once again how bots are unintelligent and how YouTube staff are full of incompetence because although they removed the pictures later, they did NOT terminate those channels which is unacceptable. And of course, even if their pictures are removed, those channels keep posting more porn photos.
  64. On August 2019, YouTube abbreviated subscriber counts [13] which had quite a reaction and of course they didn't revert the change.
  65. Also on August 2019, they have deleted some robot combat videos because they think these videos promoted animal abuse, when the animals they see in robot combat videos are just robots based on animals.
    • Thankfully they have stopped doing that.
  66. In late 2014, they removed the original inbox. Afterwards, they did a terrible job on making replacements for it before ultimately scrapping the feature for good on September 18, 2019.
  67. The Safari version of YouTube crashes at times.
  68. YouTube channels have been suspended for using emotes on livestreams they pay YouTube $5 for.[14]
  69. After getting in a $170,000,000 lawsuit with the FTC, YouTube decides it should show compliance to Children Online Private Protection Act (COPPA) despite being a +13 website, enacting the COPPA Policy in 2019 that many consider a censorship attempt.
    • Sometimes, the YouTube Bots will set a video as "Made for Kids (set by YouTube)", although once again, they are incredibly unintelligent as there are a lot of adult videos being set as this, even if they don’t contain kids content! They also ignore swear words, too, so this is pretty much why using bots to detect a video is a bad idea.
    • If you had a comment that was really popular in a video that was autoclaimed by YouTube, you cannot see it now due to "Set for Kids".
  70. YouTube is now trying to ban channels who complain about scummy people like Onision, while allowing said scummy people to abuse copyright claims, people and policies.
  71. YouTube lags a lot on older processors, as it uses more CPU cycles than most video streaming sites! As a result, people with older processors have to download the videos through unofficial means and play them in a media player. Otherwise, they can't watch videos at all!
    • This even happens on processors powerful enough to run Dolphin Emulator, a demanding GameCube/Wii emulator.
  72. An overload of advertisements. YouTube started having 15 second ads that people couldn’t skip, and now there are 2 advertisements played at once. And they pop up before almost every video.
  73. The community can be just as bad, if not worse than many other social networks or even YouTube as a whole.
    • The most common and egregious are the YouTube Commenters(this page sums it up perfectly)
    • There are certain groups on the site that promote really toxic agendas and are hostile to anyone who doesn't conform to their views or have a certain opinion (for example: Good Taste/GT, Cartoon Police groups and other similar ones, certain political attitudes, etc.
    • Another is that users and other channels can make videos or commentaries against another user or channel due to very absurd or plainly stupid reasons and can instigate drama.
    • Hackers are almost rampant in the small YouTube space and can and will, take down a channel or account because they don't agree with them. A big channel isn't entirely immune to this and can happen with big YouTubers.
    • Back to the commenters point, the comments can be so bad that it can ruin a potential creators' careers. Sometimes you will get constructive comments but this isn't always the case and small channels can be trolled very easily. Not kidding.
    • You can get dislikes for no reason even if your video or commentary is spot on, and we're not talking about not getting an equilibrium ratio. It's when there's no likes and the first you get is hit with a dislike and no likes and comments
    • There have been known cases of doxxing being tied to YouTube users. Behind the Meme's doxxing incident is a prime example.
    • There are commenters that judge users or YouTubers for the smallest details, like filming location, sound or tone of voice, how they look, etc.. These are incredibly common comments
    • Users will make entire channels to troll and reupload someone's video because they think it's right to do so, which proves even more that the YouTube community is super toxic and corrupt.
  74. The only way to grow on YouTube nowadays, is to promote your content. However, you have to pick a group that is capable of checking out your content and because of how toxic the community on YouTube is, this is a cautionary step to take. Not everyone is also going to care about your content unless you clickbait or have video experience that not everyone has.
  75. Speaking of point #74, the algorithm makes it impossible for smaller average creators to grow organically and to maintain monetization.

Good Qualities

  1. Most of the bad qualities didn't exist back when the website originally started. These reasons can be found on the Best TV Shows Wiki or click hereFWW.
  2. Without YouTube, many memes and other internet technologies wouldn't have been a thing, such as the Crash Bandicoot "Woah!" meme, and there wouldn't have been great YouTubers making great videos and many old videos are still watchable to this very day.
  3. They added the dark theme for free, which was also highly requested.
  4. It helped many talented internet celebrities like James Rolfe, Felix Kjellberg (PewdiePie), and Doug Walker rise to fame.
  5. There are also anti/non-Social Justice Warrior users such as Doug Walker, who made fun of these extremists on his Ghostbusters (2016) review and made another video criticizing PC culture destroying comedy. AlphaOmegaSin has also called out political correctness and social justice warriors multiple times in his videos.
  6. There are still plenty of really great YouTubers such as Smosh, PhantomStrider, Jem Reviews, Markiplier, Pyrocynical, Jaiden Animations, Glitchmaster, many Thomas & Friends YouTubers, and so many more.
  7. It is currently age-restricting Toy Channels and YouTube Kids cartoons. YouTube has even deleted and terminated thousands of these channels and videos.
  8. It is still a very popular website with tons of informative resources.
  9. The staff does a pretty good job of pushing the limits to show how corrupt enterprises can be and they were quite effective doing so.
  10. YouTube Premium has lots of good web series (even though it can be considered a "rip-off" to some).
  11. Google+ integration was discontinued, with that service shutting down in April 2019.
  12. They are against Article 13 despite hypocrisy.
  13. Some people do get banned and age restricted for reasonable reasons.
  14. Some members of cartoon police groups go after users who have committed serious crimes (i.e. child pornography) and get them arrested in real life.
  15. The site promised there will be an upset to make YouTube safe for kids.
  16. After receiving criticism that musician royalty payments were low, the YouTube Music service increased its royalty rates.
  17. Many of the bad qualities can also be applied to other social networks or sites as well, but not to the extreme extent of YouTube.
  18. Although it could be considered a bad quality to some, YouTube can get addicting.
  19. The vast majority of these issues can be blamed on the staff and Susan Wojcicki, although the users on the site accelerate and add to these problems.

Trivia

  • This is the very first page on this wiki, KassiasGrandel added this article back in 2018.
  • This page is also the longest on the wiki.

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References

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Quboid

17 months ago
Score 4
Should I add racism as a reason why YouTube sucks? https://www....=dsVIvpXBYes That comment section is calling me racist as I'm Chinese.
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S012891

17 months ago
Score 0
Oh come. It’s not that bad. It’s still good today right? I use it all the time. I’m autistic though?
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JLouidr

17 months ago
Score 2
The comment section is bad
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S012891

17 months ago
Score 0
I use it all the time.
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JLouidr

17 months ago
Score 1
Why can't you respect a opinion about YouTube being on this page
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S012891

17 months ago
Score 1
You know. Now that I think about it. YouTube is pretty bad about the community and how it’s so addicting today that effects somebody. Including me.
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S012891

17 months ago
Score 2
You know. Now that I think about it. YouTube is pretty bad about the community and how it’s so addicting today that effects somebody. Including me.
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LoudHouseFan777

15 months ago
Score 2
Article 13 is trying to murder this website!
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RoboticJeffy

15 months ago
Score 1
Not only that, Article 13 might ruin the internet.
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PeterPhantom

14 months ago
Score 0
Please tell why Youtube terminated Munkey Jones?
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Seanbuscus2600

14 months ago
Score 3
For making edgy jokes about a shooter. Just for that. While other YouTubers like Peluchin Entertainment go scot-free. I hope YouTube gets shut down, because I can't take it anymore.
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Echidamu

3 months ago
Score 2
Or at the very least, hand it over to another company that actually plans to fix YouTube and run it properly, right?
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EijiZeBoi

13 months ago
Score 0
The only ads I really see on youtube are from Grammarly (which I use), but I don't see any child porn on their ads.
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DmitriLeon2000

13 months ago
Score 0
What about the infamous 2009 thumbnail hack caused by MeiAIDS?
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HarvettFox96

13 months ago
Score 2

I'm new here to contribute, but here's why I posted my comment:

Since late February, YouTube was partially changed, and dropped against a deprecated media format 3GP (stream itag 17 (144p) and 36 (240p)) as low quality playback. Worse yet, selecting different media format and quality to either download or stream can waste data bandwidth.

Anyways, what do you think?
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Stephenfisher2001

12 months ago
Score 0
I mean, no don't remove it. i'm sorry.
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BlinxTheWinx

12 months ago
Score 0
Add that they removed the ability to automatically share your activity on Twitter (liked videos, adding to playlist...)
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Backman

12 months ago
Score 0
YouTube prevents certain users' videos from being seen or found by other YouTube users. I know this since I'm a victim of this godawful system myself. I tried to upload a video of me using two recorders and a xaphoon yesterday but it was automatically put into private against my will. To add insult to injury I had gotten a message in the beginning of my channel that said that only I can view my videos which is something I did not want to happen. No joke.
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Backman

11 months ago
Score 0
You know what? I found out I may have wrong, never mind.
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Pacsonic9000

12 months ago
Score 0
You think YouTube's bad? Vimeo's worse. They even have a category called mature but anyone can watch mature videos without an account or being a minor.
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PeterPhantom

10 months ago
Score 0
Well, that's means that parents or legal guardians have to watch minor then, but still, doen't excuse the flaws of Youtube.
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PeterPhantom

11 months ago
Score 0
"One representative of YouTube threatened a YouTuber over asking questions about the site." Where did that happen?
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Mar9122

11 months ago
Score 1
YouTube will always be my "career" even if it has flaws.
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LoudHouseFan777

8 months ago
Score 0
I will also like YT even with the downsides.
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Jeva

10 months ago
Score 0
The only thing I have a promble with youtube is the fanbase.
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UmbraframeRWW

18 days ago
Score 0
I wholeheartedly second that
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TC2000

10 months ago
Score 1
Despite how massively flawed YouTube is, I can't stop using it.
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Dominicmgm

8 months ago
Score 1
It's because they have a practical monopoly on the video website market.
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Eric Cartman 2001

9 months ago
Score 5
I hate those year comments with a burning passion.
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Dominicmgm

7 months ago
Score 0
I also hate JoJo comments in songs that were featured as stands in the anime. I commented about how I hate these comments in "Rock the Casbah" and they started saying things like "I hope the Pillar Men devour you."
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Valcan20

8 months ago
Score 0
WARNING: Don't go to Classic Cartoonz's channel on youtube. I'm serious, I don't want you to see those *pictures*
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ThatDudeRightHere

8 months ago
Score 7
YouTube has many problems, but the SJW CEO, Susan Wojcicki, is just too lazy to FIX THEM and is more focused on being a social justice warrior! If we still had Salar or Chad as CEO, none of these problems would exist in the first place!
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ThereIsNoUsername

8 months ago
Score 2
It seems like vloggers are YouTube's poster children for "Ad-friendly, family-friendly content".
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LoudHouseFan777

8 months ago
Score 0
One time I was searching for DashieGames GTA 5 videos, I got an SML video as a related search result.
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Eric Cartman 2001

8 months ago
Score 2
I swear if one more person wrote those "first" "I hope 99% won't read this" and "Watching in 2019" comments, I'll...I'll... Well I haven't decided though but it'll be dreadful.
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BetterSkatez

7 months ago
Score 3
.
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Nihirichan

6 months ago
Score 1
Best comment ever.
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GrilledCheese800

7 months ago
Score 0
did i forget to mention some music videos on youtube use fake Vevo watermarks in their thumbnails.
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Gucci Rsbbit

5 months ago
Score 0
I understand the point even though I like that website.
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Sofaking we todd it

5 months ago
Score 2
I miss it when people uploaded videos on YouTube as a hobby and not as a profession.
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Necromancer223

5 months ago
Score 4

Worst thing about YouTube? How they take down tons and tons of historical videos (even songs) for "hate speech", yet actual hate speech goes at times unnoticed.

In shorter terms, literally anything that references nazism (even a damn picture for example) is taken down for hate speech. How are people supposed to learn historical music or even listen to it if YouTube simply takes it down?

Not to mention that some songs are extremely rare and that also just because the songs have political ideas, that doesn't mean that the people who upload them promote hate speech or political stuff.
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Hendicted

4 months ago
Score 0
can we add another bad quality so it can get to 69?
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What.jpeg

4 months ago
Score 7
Anybody heard of the COPPA rules on Youtube? it's awful.
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Eric Cartman 2001

5 days ago
Score 0
Yeah, btw why did they even turn off the miniplayer on kids' mode? That is straight up bullshit.
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Darthsaiyan8697

4 months ago
Score 0
YouTube recently added a new terms of service states that they will terminate your channel when it's not "commercially viable." They can even terminate your gmail account for not being "commercially viable."
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Maxkatzur

4 months ago
Score 0
This is terrible, and I consider it as an act of corruption. We need to report to investigation businesses.
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Animdude64

4 months ago
Score 3
Now COPPA is here to wreck this site. As much as the site has it's bad qualities, I still rely on this platform. It's my dream to make money off my content and I don't want some SJW political trash ruin it for me.
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Echidamu

3 months ago
Score 1
I can't make money off of my content at all. YouTube decided years ago after I finally gained monetization for my channel for only about a week or so that I didn't deserve it and took it away.
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DmitriLeon2000

4 months ago
Score 0
What about the removal of dislikes?
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Animdude64

2 months ago
Score 2
People who run COPPA should be arrested for violating the constitution and the 1st amendment. Then, the FTC should title themselves as the united states terrorist groups.
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Sabu

2 months ago
Score 0
Youtube's in the crapper already when Google bought it. Also, comments on YT is a cesspool of filth.
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SpazJR61

2 months ago
Score 1
Youtube is really broken these days.
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Freeze0820

2 months ago
Score 0
I go on YouTube every day in every week and in every month til the day I die! But I only agree on some or most of the reasons why YouTube went downhill.
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Sofaking we todd it

2 months ago
Score 0
I recently found out that YouTube made it difficult to find videos of people having a meltdown over Donald Trump winning the 2016 presidential election. If you look it up you will only find videos from the mainstream media. Had I known that they would do this, I would've saved it so I can get a good laugh.
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Dorkfishie

2 months ago
Score 0

This is a minor thing, but you know what I hate? That the beginning frame rate on mobile YouTube is always 240p.

If you try to change it to a higher setting early in the video, for some reason, you go back by a couple videos!
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Url8

2 months ago
Score 0

Did you mean resolution? Frame rate and resolution are 2 different things. 240 FPS? Like, what kind of videos do you watch? I don't know anything with that kind of frame rate! If that's the default FRAME RATE, then why do you want to change it so bad? And what kind of mobile device has a display like that?

If you did mean resolution, then NewPipe to the rescue. You can force every video to play at higher resolutions.
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Tarbiz

one month ago
Score 1
Some of these reasons are because of Susan Wojcicki
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AudiomachineForLife

one month ago
Score 1
Not some. MOST.
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UmbraframeRWW

one month ago
Score 0
Added to the fact that the users make it worse, they even managed to be just as bad as the staff themselves.
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UmbraframeRWW

one month ago
Score 0
The people who use YouTube casually are lunatics
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Eric Cartman 2001

one month ago
Score 1
75 WIS pointers? Boy oh boy.
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UmbraframeRWW

27 days ago
Score 0
It's a record and this proves that YouTube has become the worst website of all time
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Nihirichan

26 days ago
Score 0
I've been doing research and I can not find who or what this "NRF" was. Can somebody tell me who they are with evidence?
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Seewater514

26 days ago
Score 0
All I found was the National Retail Federation's channel, which is completely unrelated.
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KamafaDelgato021469

22 days ago
Score 0
There are other alternatives, such as Vimeo, DailyMotion, and NicoVideo. However, theee also have flaws.
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Eric Cartman 2001

5 days ago
Score 1
74 bad qualities and 19 redeeming qualities? Wow Susan, you don't seem to give a fuck about the website's reputation.
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UmbraframeRWW

3 days ago
Score 1
Goes to show you that YouTube is officially the worst website of all time, Google+ ruined everything.
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Eric Cartman 2001

2 days ago
Score 1
Even when Google+ has been closed, YouTube still shows no signs of improvement.
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DuchessSponge5000

2 days ago
Score 2
That's a lot of reasons.
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Eric Cartman 2001

2 days ago
Score 1
I just hate the comments on StoryBooth videos. I mean even if the stories are extremely tragic, people would not shut the fuck up about memes. Those comments are more painful to read than to watch any sad story posted by StoryBooth. I mean sometimes it is fun when they post the "other channels" meme comments on their videos but at the same time they need to stop posting such comments on heartbreaking stories.

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