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'm fed up with these ads! Once, I started a VEVO video & a commercial appeared about diapers and I was like "Do singers wear diapers?!? " - Victoryboy

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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.

I hate people who hate me. I don't know why - THEEPICDUDE990

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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

Yes I hate that

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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.

After what happened today I don't feel safe on YouTube anymore I got trolled a lot latley I had to close my account, and other things were bugging me - flaggy0666

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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!

It's all downhill, from here.

Google + brought spammers getting endless typing, screamer links and forcing people to sign up for their horrid network. News is that someone tried to post a link to reverse comments and Google suspended their channel. Google just can't accept being beaten by other social networks. To comment on Youtube you need to sign up for the trash of Google. The only good thing anymore is Bob.

Should be 1 Google did that because it was going to surpass them!

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7 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.

People who are throwing racists comments on youtube should be banned. Esecially that I’m seeing too many Korean and Japanese nationalists throwing hate towards each other on youtube in the comment sections. And it’s getting way out of hand!

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8 Unskippable Ads


My biggest pet peeve on YouTube. - CrimsonShark

Should be in the top 3

Can skip a 15 second ad
Can't skip a 30 second ad
Seems logical. - naFrovivuS

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 try too hard to censor. Eminem - Stan had a bunch of words confusingly censored. They censored "Shut up," "suffocates," "die," and "vodka," and didn't censor "ass." And in a censored version of Eminem - Berzerk, they didn't even try to blur out his middle finger. They just pixelated his entire hand. Well done, now we definitely can't see that finger. - naFrovivuS

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10 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.

Screamers are only annoying on one condition. Let's say that a YouTuber user put out a video called MUST WATCH or YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS or something that sounds entirely stupid like that. If it says "K-Fee" (usually) or if the videos are something like a peaceful environment for a long period of time (K-Fee Auto is spot on) you should expect a screamer. Screamers should not be banned

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The Newcomers

? YouTube Kids
? Misleading Thumbnails

Oh this one irritates me from the time I open YouTube! - Victoryboy

The Contenders

11 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

The YouTube comments section is often atrocious now. This is a list of comments that are (somewhat) common in 2018."Like if you're watching in (year)" "Kys noob" "It's my birthday today, can I get 30 likes? " "Early/notification squad! " "Noo I'm 3 minutes late! " "Spot the difference and like if found. mmmnmm" "This is Bob. Bob is sad because he has no friends.1 like-1 friend" "Subscribe-Win $200,000,000 Like-Get 5 things you've always wanted Reply-Good luck for 2 days Keep scrolling-Bad luck for life" "It's spelt *chocolate not *choclat! "

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12 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

They do Fred videos on the Lucas channel a little now. - Dragontree102

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13 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

14 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

Especially the ones who tell you to kys. Nobody deserves that kind of disrespect.

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15 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

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

16 Ads that come in the middle of a video

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 is so annoying I hate it always comes up right when your enjoying the video, one day at school we watched a YouTube video and ads kept coming up in the middle of the video made me mad - flaggy0666

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

As if ads before videos wasn’t bad enough! - thunderstar1124

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17 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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18 Constant Layout Changes

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

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

I like it when they keep it simple - TwilightKitsune

All these new layouts are complicated and way too modern.

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19 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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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? - naFrovivuS

21 History Box
22 Dotted Circle Appears While Playing a Video

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

I hate that pain in the backside spinning circle of dots

Catch dots torture dots KILL DOTS

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

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23 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

24 When Your Account Gets Terminated

This should have been bannede

25 Google+

This is what officially ruined YouTube.

Good thing Google ended Google+ integration.

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

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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26 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!

My cousin has a YT acccount (she uses it for roblox) AND SHE'S NINE! I'm 10, and I don't have one.

YouTube was once an adult website, but nowadays kids younger than 12 are the vast majority of YouTube users and commenters.

I don't think that ALL 8-year-olds are terrible, though. However, I do think that young children using YouTube are pretty disrespectful. - anonygirl

27 Clickbait

Clickbait is lying and spam and should be punished

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

That Well Hurt Your Feelings - CuteGirlJigglypuff

29 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

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

30 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!

31 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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32 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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33 Age Blocking

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

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


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34 Slow Loading

�� this rarely happens to me

35 The Dislike Button

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 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

37 People thinking camcording their television counts as a video

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.

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

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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38 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. - naFrovivuS

39 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!

40 Advertising


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

I find it annoying when I'm watching a relaxing video and a loud ad ruined it.


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41 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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42 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.

SuperMarioLogan is getting age restricted for no reason - GumballWatterson

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43 Fake Celebrity Accounts
44 Bullies
45 Zackscottgames

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

Okay...I like his videos.

Why is he on here - venomouskillingmachine

WHAT HE AND POPULAR MMO's IS AWESOME! - venomouskillingmachine

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

Why is Gangnam Style so damn popular?! Just like PewDiePie, it will remain a mystery. - LordDovahkiin

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47 "First!" Comments

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

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

Nobody cares who's first

I know, it's not like YouTube is going to give you some kind of prize for being the very first person to comment on a user's video. - MJfan119

CONGRATS! YOUR FIRST! You win nothing! No go make a comment that's normal! - THEEPICDUDE990

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48 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

Seriously. It's annoying.

49 Popular MMO's

Why is he on here - venomouskillingmachine

Sky is much MUCH worse.

Hey they are awesome skydoesminecraft curses in every video popularmmos stopped cursing. Popularmmos is ultra funny sky only curses.

They are copying DANTDM. - MinecraftHater

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50 Pointless Comments

Pseudo adventure time fans post pointless comments on YouTube!

People will ask things like "Who ended up here on [insert date here]? " And about 150 Kabillion people are idiotic enough to like and reply "Me". - thunderstar1124

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