Most Annoying Things About YouTube

We all love YouTube. But how can it be better?

The Top Ten

1 Copyright Paranoia

I can understand the issue with showing full songs/videos of songs, but what really annoys me is this:

Someone uploads a video that could be of say: skateboard tricks, bloopers, stunts or anything really. They use bits of songs in it to make it "cooler", and because one of the bits of song is deemed copyright infringement, the whole soundtrack for the video is removed. It just seems a bit over the top. - wizardryuk

YouTube is working with the already rich corporations to isolate certain material and censor the internet. It all seems innocent now, but this is setting up a population for brainwashing and social manipulation. Soon entire websites will be banned and controlled and the only people who serve to gain are, again, the already rich.

These petty copyright issues shouldn't be a problem. I shouldn't have to dispute a claim because of 20seconds of someones song. It's not even the whole thing. Unless it's a 1 to 1 copy of something in its entirety YouTube should bud out. To hell with the lobbyists looking to improve sales stats at the costs of freedom.

I played a song in the background (But did not try to include it, because I was going to put a soundtrack to it ON YouTube) while I recorded an important video, and YouTube removed my sound! Now I can't even put any songs in the video to cover it up! It's so annoying. Plus, who cares if random people, especially ones with videos of less than 100 views, use things plenty of people know isn't their own? - emraldYE

Copyright warrants Being Given a Lethal Injection

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2 Ads Before Videos

Ugh, I just wanna see the video, do I really have to see an ad of Pizza Hut? If I buy your products, will you PLEASE leave me alone?

(Them-) No.

The crazy thing is that sometimes you have to watch a commercial about something that's not even sold in your country.

Every single VEVO video ever needs to have a commercial before it. No I don't want to buy pizza, no I don't want to buy acne control, no I don't want to but baby swimming diapers. The possibilities of what will come up is ENDLESS

I can understand your hate for this, but this is how Youtubers get paid. - Pokemonfan10

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3 Haters

I hate nirvana I love guns n roses, I hate Metallica, I love motley crue. What the peck, these are the words that comes from those annoying, self-righteous, dumb, hypocrite fans. And also, if you are a fan of a band don't do anything worse like throwing bottles on stage, putting the bad sign on the band, saying an ex-member's name in front of the band that you wish that he is there but nowhere to be seen, fighting the band on stage, damaging the band, the crew and other people including their things. In other words, riot. - ronluna

Whats the point in watching something if you hate it?!?!

But still, after you watch one video you shouldn't go on and watch the another one if you already know you hate it. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

So much hate spread by these people, its like they spend all night and all day doing this, from racism to any form of hate, on nearly every video. IT NEEDS TO STOP.

They’re just fat bastards who live in their mother’s basement at the age of 30 with no success academically so they sit on their fat @sses hating others so they can feel good about themselves instead of going to college again. - SoloPotato

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4 This video is not available in your country

Agree here!
It really sucks - Alexandr

one of the worst things about youtube. in past years there is none of this, I can't watch best videos now because of that american annoying blocker - ronluna

agree! I couldn't see many good music videos because of this :( - rock2metal

Its just stupid! Like once I wanted to watch some Ninjago Season 9 episodes in YouTube but I couldn't! >:( I watched them already but I wanted to watch them again. I'm happy they came in Netflix later.

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5 Trolls

I remember the dark age, the days of AnimatorBenny23!

If you speak your opinion, they tell you to go kill yourself for no reason at all. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

It used to be no so many trolls when the time YouTube can let user to dislike comments.

Maybe the problem is that YouTube didn't weed out the corruption. They use these so called trolls to stalk more people by profiting more money. - Rawflesh0615

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6 Google Buying It

Youtube is dead. It died as soon as Google bought it.
Youtube was once a giant forest where everyone has their place in it, sharing the fruits of the trees and having fun with each other. After the corporates discovered this elysium, they cut down the trees, deprived the people of their property and built estates/manors for the powerful landlords (like Smosh, RWJ, ShaneDawson) who then enslaved the natives and made makes every effort to profit off the already-poor natives. That is a perfect metaphor to what happened to Youtube.
R.I.P. old Youtube!

Google sent YouTube's trajectory down a black hole when they bought it, throwing in the small YouTubers first into the event horizon and letting the big channels stay on the asteroid (YouTube) that was slowly drifting towards it's ultimate doom. As Google kept on making unnecessary changes to the site, the asteroid picked up speed, getting ever so closer towards the event horizon and ultimately, the central singularity. While this happened, the asteroid was beginning to be torn to pieces as rogue meteors (copyright abuse) began smashing against the asteroid, causing some users to be knocked off into the black hole (terminated accounts and channels) while the big channels kept their ground. By 2013 A.D., the asteroid reached the event horizon as the linking between the civilization of Google+ and inhabitants of the Youtube Asteroid was successfully created in an attempt to pull the asteroid away from the hole's grasp. But it was not successful as the inhabitants on the asteroid ...more

It's all downhill, from here.

Good news Google+ is closing next year in august 2019 - Mranonymously

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7 Unskippable Ads


My biggest pet peeve on YouTube. - CrimsonShark

I hate it when I can't skip an ad and it's so annoying. - andrewteel

Four words: 10 minute unskippable ad.

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8 Racist comments

I hate it when those guys on the comments that say racist stuff. I looked at the comments for a thin lizzy song, and I saw the n word everywhere - Razor79

I saw this youtuber drahn1275, who hates japan and I hate him because he creates numerous spams about false details that koreans better than japan and he still idiotically in it. actually I blocked him. - ronluna

God these people are idiots, just because they were born in a different country and maybe had a different native language and/or skin colour doesn't mean you have to be an idiot about it. They were BORN that way, they couldn't change that when they were born, their mother can't stop herself from being that origin, passing most of it towards their babies. And, strangely enough, stupid racists, YOU can't do anything about it by being an idiot, so get off YouTube and get a life.

Bunch of jokers. - Rawflesh0615

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9 Vevo

The most evil and selfish thing on YouTube. They blocked numerous music videos from Latin and European artists in order to make American trashy garbage like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Kanye West, Jay-Z... The most viewed persons in the world!

There is a legend that says if a person watches Vevo all the way through, YouTube would be destroyed. So IF you're trying to watch Vevo, GO BACK and watch pigs, MLP or other things because Vevo can destroy YouTube. Remember the saying: VEVO IS A VIRUS. VEVO MUST DIE

Alright, before 09 you could search up a song, enjoy it and watch the video if you wanted, then Vevo came along, and blocked all the "bad" words. Now some songs you can't even find the original uncensored song (like Cyclone-Baby Bash), and the uncensored music video is impossible to find on nearly every song. I mean it's annoying as hell when the sound just blanks out in the middle of the video. They could at the very least make a Vevo Uncensored or something. But sometimes they go overboard, on Candy Shop-50 Cent I think the blocked "lick". And some songs are meant to have lots of bad words, like Colt 45-Afroman, the song is about his many sexual encounters, and about 25% of the song is blocked because of it.

They are replaced now by the official music artist symbol. - Ilovestephanie

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10 Buffering

With all the advanced technology we've created we couldn't make it to where YouTube videos don't have a second loading bar that makes the video buffer and pause if the red bar goes past it? Like why can't the video start and already be fully loaded? It's even more frustrating when the video buffers for like 20 seconds and then says "Loading Error, Tap to retry". It's super annoyingf

To be honest I stopped watching YouTube last year because of all the errors that the videos and my computer had with it. - Anonymousxcxc

YES?! This happens to me with me watching on VPN when I watch The Backyardigans. Experiencing interruptions? YES?! LEAVE ME THE FLIP ALONE?! - Ilovestephanie

I agree, they must be #1or 2 because they were there longer than ads! Eversince youtube came out!

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The Contenders

11 Screamers

Since when do people have a sense of humour about when people get scared by them and they can get heart attacks by them as well. I agree that scarers more like are annoying and they should be banned for life for good. Sheesh, people can be so stupid these days. I got scared by ghost caught on tape and scary blue dot pop up. So avoid these screamers, they're the maze game, scary tic tac toe, what's wrong with this picture, ghost caught on tape, toy story secrets, kfee commercials, behind the scenes of scary car advert, follow the red dot, optical illusions (most), spot the difference, scary DO NOT WATCH!, kikia, not for children, the elmo song (safe for kids) and many more.

I got scarred for life by the innocent car ride

I know me too I thought it was just a car ad. Then that zombie pops up and nearly gives me a heart attack.nearly fell out of my chair! - MJfan119

My first screamer was the scary rocking chair. I think I was 8 or 9. These kinds of things don't scare me anymore. The reason I saw it is my parents let me be on the internet unattended. When people get pranked by these they are usually little kids and old people. Little Kids scream and run out of the room. Old people can get heart attacks. There are reports of people DYING from these. I saw two videos on YouTube titled:"5 year old reacts to scary rocking chair" and "5 year old reacts to scary make game." Why would anyone do this to a 5 year old!? I love YouTube but I hate these.

Just turn on funny music and it will be enterntaining

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12 Errors

It is VERY annoying when you are trying to watch a video, only to see "An error occurred. Please try again later." in the middle of the video, or when you go to your channel page and something like 1% of the time you get an error very similar to the video player ("An error occurred. Please try again.") Or how about when you try to upload a video only for it to sit at 0% for five seconds and then say that an error has occurred while "sending data over the network"? That makes me want to bang my head on the keyboard! - allamassal

I HATE THIS! I try to watch the shadow reader's videos to listen to his scary stories sometimes and this comes ugh. And when I watch the backyardigans on a VPN I HATE IT?! - Ilovestephanie

Very annoying when it says an error occurred. please try again later. - andrewteel

13 Ads that come in the middle of a video

The one thing I hate most about this, is when something good is about to start, like there about to start playing the game, and just when they say "Let's get right into the video! " a stupid French perfume ad comes on which I can't understand! Seriously, people need to cut down on the ads! I mean, if it's a 40 minute long video (which I would never watch) then I can understand, but if it's just 12 minutes long, you don't need 5 ads!

So annoying enjoying a video then an ad comes, I thought ads before and after were bad, this is worse like watching something you really enjoy then it stops and ad plays, worst when ads keep going off

This was actually my pet nuisance on YouTube for a while until I got an ad blocker - allamassal

I hate this I am enjoying a video and ads come up, or skip to a part and ad comes up

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14 Fred

I used to like this channel, but them Lucas Cruikshank sold his channel and used the money to buy some stupid vehicle... - thunderstar1124

His channel is dead - SamuiNeko

AGREE! No one wants to hear a kid with a baby voice rant on and on about how he hates cabbages

He’s not even funny - blackflower

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15 Stupid comments

Gr I hate these. "thumbs up if your watching this in 2012! " no retard I'm watching it in the year 350 on my irock. But even that joke gets old after about a week or so.

It's quite simple, really; almost every other thing on here is almost entirely the fault of trolls, of whom we cannot exactly complain, now, can we? Now THIS, on the other hand- why, only around fifty percent is directly attributable to the intentional troll.

Some are so stupid like in a video of funniest moments of jennifer lawrence this pig of a man said "She's the kind of girl every guy wants." and thankfully, someone with common sense replied "You're only saying that because she's famous." Honestly, that guy was an idiot. - maddyparrot22

Most annoying types of comments on YouTube:

1. Please heart my comment!
2. You are a hater if you didn't give this video a like!
3. I will add a [insert emoji] for every like I get on this comment.
4. My whole family forgot my birthday. Please comment birthday wishes to me.
5. Who is watching in 2019?
6. Where do you live?! What is your real name?! Pleaaase respond and heart my comment!
7. Check out my channel and subscribe for a subscribe.
8. Hi.


never said this would be interesting



9. Please do a face reveal!
10. If you don't like my comment and subscribe to me, you hate god.
11. [random emojis]
12. I hope you all have a wonderful day and you are so special to me! You are amazing, beautiful, and a wonderful person. Also check out my channel.
13. I am 8 years old and I find this 'Kid Funny Fails' video very offensive to people my age. I almost ...more - my_account107

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16 Disrespectful Comments

Actually many people jumped into conclusion and proclaimed that they think that you didn't understand them and they tell huge amount of insulting words - ronluna

With flaming comments that tells you are a noob, stupid, idiot, moron, dumb without saying it in a nice way

Like "i don't know where you're from and hobbies but you're dumb" - ronluna

yes, there are many people who don't care what are writing - MatrixGuy

So annoying. All you do is say something, and in a few minutes some dude would insult you with out and word than everyone would go nuts and start hating on each other.

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17 Age Restriction

The kind of people that report these videos are angry parents with 3 kids that aren't allowed to watch nick, Cartoon Network, Disney, Disney Channel, or anything but baby shows and can't get on the computer unless it's for school.

I seen a lot of false age restrictions that don't think need it since I turned 18 and I watched a few that didn't seem inappropriate, if they uploaded robot chicken then age restricted video would be good for that of a 18+ show or movie clips from an 18a movie

The Letter A song by Leap Frog is age restricted.

I'm over 18 now, so I don't have to worry about it. - railfan99

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18 Chain Letters

I see a lot of "PLEASE DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEXT NIGHT" and "Say your crush's name, cover your mouth, post on 10 other videos" -type chain letters all the time. Like you're really and honestly and truly going to get your crush the next day if you post these. Come on.

Like your'e really gonna die in the next two hours. come on.

It happens a lot on videos with transformations, magic, or anime. They always tell you to say you want to be _____, then kiss your hand, and to post it on another 4 videos then say transform. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

2011 to 2012, the age of chain mail

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19 Constant Layout Changes

Right when you're used to the old layout... A wild new layout appears! - HunkOfJunk123

I wish they made you change back to the old layout...

Oh wait, they did, but I never knew, and in March of 2018, they removed it! - Gehenna

I feel like they're getting worse every time. Please decide on one layout, for the love of Trump.

All these new layouts are complicated and way too modern.

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20 Comment fights over lame videos

whats the point just watch the video and move on... - thedeadman16

Half of the time, it's not even about the video. - Minecraftcrazy530

Very irritating and unnecessary.
Oh by the way, anyone wants to talk politics?

Jzboy’s video where he ended the terraria animation series everyone acted like demons and things other than human souls

21 History Box
22 10-second Clips of Concerts Taken on a Cell Phone

these cheap ass videos should be deleted

It is very short and you can't see whats happening, if you are going to film a concert bring a real camera and film at least one song. - dragon13304

I am a video lover not a commercial lover. - aeromaxx777

I do watch a video that is too short. Why bother uploading a video that is too short?

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23 Comments That Say "This Is Cancer"

Seriously! Why do people think that something they don’t like is worse than a deadly disease that so many have died from?! God, humanity makes me sick!

24 Dotted Circle Appears While Playing a Video

That's when it buffers. You can also play the snake game with them!

Catch dots torture dots KILL DOTS

I hate that pain in the backside spinning circle of dots

Ugh, I don't care how fast my internet is, I just want to enjoy a video

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25 When Your Account Gets Terminated

...and if you don't have a billion views & subscribers, you're not getting your channel back.
If YouTube could care less about your son's 10th birthday party or knitting videos, they would.
I would go so far as to say if YouTube knew they wouldn't make any money from your videos, they wouldn't allow them on their site.

This should have been bannede

26 The 10 minute rule

It's so annoying, when you're watching a T.V. episode it's cut into parts because of this stupid rule and then you have to switch to the next part. - purplemonkey123

At least that's nothing compared to excessively stupid ads and greed, the main problem is that people are making stupid, gross, sexual, and drugged up videos for money, they can't respect their fans. - nelsonerica

So… a video can only be 10 minutes? This ain't gonna be good for my YouTube channel in a couple of days.

I never noticed this rule, well, anime are usly full eps

27 Clickbait

Clickbait is lying and spam and should be punished

Thank Rick Astley for that - Gehenna

28 "First!" Comments

You don't get a damn prize if your first - jbella9000

Congratulations! You had the first comment! You won nothing!

Congratulations. You were the first person to comment on this video. Now you win a free prize and let's see what you won. *Drumroll* Nah, you got nothing. That's right, you won nothing. Now enough with the first comments because they're annoying and pointless. - HoldenFanatic

It's fun - Pokemonfan10

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29 8-year-olds are having YouTube accounts

Seriously! Why do kids 6-11 years old have Youtube channels?

You know those people on YouTube who insult others but get so upset when someone insults them? Yep. These are most likely those people!

Kids, they shouldn't be on here - Gehenna

Kids 6-9 to be honest - RoseWeasley

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30 Google+

This is what officially ruined YouTube.

Google plus is one of the reasons why youtube is dead - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

Good thing Google ended Google+ integration.

I wish Google should seperate from Youtube
and Google needs it's own business and make their own video program like the way Youtube do like GoogleVideos.

Google's job supposed to search on something for answers not "adopting" Youtube.

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31 Videos You Don't Like Are Recommended for You

Yeah, this bugs me so much, that I had to close my browser and restart over again.

Even if you accidentally click on a bad video just once, similar stuff floods your recommendations all of a sudden. So annoying! - Entranced98

This should be on #4 or #3. It's bugs me. - LapisBob

I get annoyed by stuff like shrek and other memes. And I don't even have a account. I mostly listen to music on yahoo's video search.

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32 The comment section

It's not just specific things that are annoying about YouTube. The YouTube comment section as a whole is a cesspool of idiocy

Half of the people on the comment section are complete idiots - Gehenna

I do not go to the comment section that much. Annoying, stupid, or offensive comments are predictable. I steer clear of it.

Finally, I found the ultimate list that should be like number 3 - HakPlayer7

33 People that say you're annoying when you don't state your opinions

That Well Hurt Your Feelings - CuteGirlJigglypuff

34 Fangirls

Especially the Invader Zim ZADR idiots. - PhoebeThunderman

Ugh, stop rubbing your fandom in everyone's faces

Mmm yaasss that's a big problem for me. - Anonymousxcxc

Also these sons of bitches have already got to CupHead! CupHead is creative and fun but ITS ALREADY BEEN RUINED. Always got to brag about those ships,gender switches, and terrible dark porno fanart. IT MAKES ME SICK!

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35 The Dislike Button

I rather rate the video with stars instead of liking or disliking - Gehenna

Yes like on a cute video people dislike. They don't have heart. - Ilovestephanie

Why, I like the dislike button.
If your videos or comment didn't suck, you wont have to worry... would you.

No. You would. Cause some people will dislike videos with good content for whatever reason. Similar with comments. - LordDovahkiin

36 Slow Loading

Ugh I hate it! It drives me insane. - andrewteel

�� this rarely happens to me

37 Age Blocking

o let's see this Blues Clues episode, WTF!, lol - SmoothCriminal

That doesn't happen to me when I watch The Backyardigans. I love those cute animal children. - Ilovestephanie

There is this You tuber called the Gaming Lemon which is EXTREMELY funny. HE did this Wack the Boss video once that whenever I wanted to watch it on the television, I had to be signed in! What if you have permission to do this? A minor annoyance that needs to be fixed. - sdgeek2003

This is stupid, people need to wake up and realize that, especially in this day and age, you can't shield everything from everyone, you can't just make a kid go through life and expecting to just be able to prevent anything bad from influencing the, especially in the age of the Internet, it's pretty much impossible to do now, so stop trying

It's not that strict at least

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38 Bullies
39 Anti-Bronies

I'm an anti-brony, but I don't bully bronies or send out death threats, but I mean, I just put hate comments

It's Fine If You Don't Like MLP, But That Doesn't Give You The Excuse To Bully People Who Like It, Spam Dislikes On The MLP Movie Trailer, Or Send Death Threats - JPK

40 Porn Spam

porn scam gets a million views and good vids gets 23

I think there's a reason why most of us watch YouTube instead of - Darrell

wow... I've never experienced this... It makes me wonder how bad it was that the peoples faces werent glued to the screen. - fireinside96

So porn isn't removed but audio from good videos are. The hell YouTube. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

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41 Copyright Claims

I Hate Viacom. I have a whole bunch of old Nickelodeon shows that I want to upload, but I can't because of stupid Viacom.

My friend once got a copyright claim on a song he made on GarageBand. The song didn't even match the claimant's song one bit.

42 Beta Channels

Back in 2009, YouTube started forcing a new channel design on us. Back then we thought they were awful, but they're nowhere near as awful as what we have now. We can't even customize out own channels anymore!

43 Advertising


I'm doing this in a different sense as there are already advertising topics above.
You know comments like "Be sure to check out MY channel! "? They're one of the most annoying things that spam the comments section. I remember one particular channel saying "I would like some reviews for my music..." and it IS advertising! He/She was on the SAME channel posting the SIMILAR comments for like... Years! There's also people saying "Please check... out I need help my (relative/friend) has been seriously injured (Or whatever pity story they could think of) and I need some MONEY.". That is still advertising, because you are asking people to check your things without permission or relation regarding the main video. However, there are people dumb or pityful enough to think that it is with purely good intent. It just pisses me off how many people fall for their traps. They want views, likes, subscribers and more. Even if they did do actual content and such, they should have permission and ...more

When there is an advert I normally end up not watching the video. - tenthsage

So bad it's on here twice

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44 Porn Scam and Naked Pictures

Don't judge me: I'm a guy, it's hard NOT to click on a video of a hot girl. I've fallen for this crap 600+ times and am sick of it. Instead of putting a hot girl on a thumbnail only, how about actually put it in the video? That way you'll get MORE views and less hate comments

If your a pervert, I feel sorry for you. Doesn't it try annoying to find pictures of a hot naked girl, and you just wanna open it? Huh? Annoying right?

Shaving?!?! Naked girl with boobs hanging out for thumbnail?! THIS IS FOR MY SUGGESTED VIDEOS?!?!

It's disgusting. I don't know why guys can't help it. Boobs are just useless body parts. I'd rather use actual milk to feed a child than fake boob milk.

Did you pull that theory from your backside? There is nothing wrong with feeding your kids breast milk. - Swellow

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45 People thinking camcording their television counts as a video

I hate this, I will be searching hard for an old show, and when I think I've found it, someone is just recording their T.V. and interrupting, usually by repeating exactly what the T.V. just said

I want to slit the user's throat when they do that. You spend an hour trying to find the right video and when you find it, it's on of those types of crappy videos.

That is such a cheesy way to capture video. Use a video capture card for Christ sakes!

Sometimes it's the only choice. If you don't have a capture card then what else would you do except buying one? - THEEPICDUDE990

It's awkward to watch, especially with the noises you hear in the background. - Mochi

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46 An error occurred. Please try again later.
47 Zackscottgames

Okay...I like his videos.

Why is he on here - venomouskillingmachine

Dude, don't like Zack because he is a bad game player somehow


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48 Fake Celebrity Accounts
49 Fake accounts of cartoon characters

Yeah, fictional characters are just fictional characters. They don't have social media or such like we do.

Reaally annoying. People pretending to be Mario and Anime characters, even pretending to be real! - LemonComputer

I just type in sonic channel to see if there’s any people trying to think there sonic

Seriously. It's annoying.

50 Gangnam Style

The Latest fad of the internet scoring a billion hits. One hit wonders have never been this popular. Is this video even that good?

I don't hate it, but frankly speaking, one third of the world knows this song.

I thought it was good at first, but I didn't replay the song like 20 times like all those other idiots did. I can see, and so can the others too. This song is absolute garbage.

I actually heard this song first in T.V. while some people were riding their motorbikes on one wheel. - Alkadikce

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