Most Annoying Things About YouTube

The Top Ten

1 Copyright Paranoia

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.

YouTube: Animal cruelty videos? Sure,we accept those!

YouTube: Videos of people and animals vomiting? Sure,we accept those!

YouTube: Videos full of nude owmen? Sure we accept those!


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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.

I made a video of me playing TF2 and 2 hours after I uploaded it, and there was 5 seconds of some random song playing over someones voice chat, and guess what, that song was copyrighted!

Bye bye video!

2 Ads Before Videos

How is this not first. YouTube ads are by far the most annoying thing, if not the only annoying thing about YouTube! Can you really blame me for wanting to throw my computer or phone out the window when I see two little kids advertising Honey Nut Cherios? If I was allowed to skip, the ad, or if it was an ad I liked, that would be ok, but YouTube's insistence to torture me with that elementary school commercial is too much. I refuse to watch it. I just won't watch the video I wanted to see. That ad will not be given the satisfaction of having me watch it beginning to end. Is it really that had to make it skippable? It's not. I can wait five seconds, but I'm not watching a little kids advertisement beginning to end.

Has been getting worse and worse lately. Now it feels like there is ads on almost every video I watch and none of them are skipable. Most stupid thing is when you get same commercial or at least commercial about same product like three times in a row. It's getting to the point that I may start boycotting products in those ads (if I even used to buy them before) and instead buy their competitor's product instead. I don't really mind all of them there are some that are funny enough, but I still don't want to watch them every 4 mins.

I absolutely hate ads before a video. They're just complete annoying and rude and obnoxious to me. Even worse, the ads that I already saw just play again and again which makes me go nuts. There are even mid-roll ads in the middle of the video you're watching which doesn't make any sense at all. There's even 31 second or 15 second unskippable ads which are 10 times worse than the skippable ones. 99% of the ads are annoying and are stuff that I'm not interested in at all, and only 1% of an ad is a thing I like (ex. Donald Trump or Disney). For the billionth time, I'm not buying a kids probiotic with real kids making cringed faces on the toilet as their advertising, I'm not watching the "Can you hear me now" guy on a Sprint ad, I'm not getting a Zyrtec medicine for watching a 31 second ad of crap, I'm not getting beer from stupid Stella Artois, I'm not getting Applebee's food, I'm not switching to T-Mobile, I'm not getting Tide with the princess dress that has nothing to do with the ad, ...more

The worst part is when it says don't skip it or you can't skip it. One time I was watching the Skylander boy and girl and there was a commercial for a horror movie. Why number one it said don't skip it. Number 2 it's a kid's channel. Six year olds come to this channel and if one saw this commercial they would be crying and they would probably not come back to the channel

3 This Video is Not Available in Your Country

About a year ago, I created a playlist on YouTube of music videos, concert footages, and interviews of the band Three Days Grace, and one of the videos I had on the list was Mark Love and Neil Sanderson talk APX. I at least got to watch it before it got blocked, but I'm getting sick of them making it so that you can't watch the video all because you live in a certain country. The even better part though, is that I live in Canada, Three Days Grace's home country, so basically, a video of a CANADIAN band got blocked in Canada. *Facepalm*

This is annoying that they block nhl events in canada on youtube but not baseball, I hate it when they block hockey events or games canada even if it was a canadian team doing an event in canada, they block in canada, it's so annoying! Why don't they block some other county not canada or usa, be like that time oilers event got blocked on youtube, I wanted to rewatch it, then I got that message, was dissapointing

YES! My friend uploaded a backyardigans video and it's not available in the US but she didn't get a copyright strike. Also this channel called Treehouse Direct is a verified channel but like almost all of the videos of the episodes of The Backyardigans same with the official backyardigans channel are blocked except for a few, Surf's Up (Season 1), Race Around the World (Season 1), High Tea/The Tea Party (Season 1), and one of the International Super Spy either part 1 or 2 (Season 2). Those are the only videos unblocked for the official backyardigans youtube channel but all of the episodes on Treehouse Direct are blocked.

I agree! This is very annoying! People just want to watch videos or listen to music, that kind of thing. But this irritating thing completly stops them from having the freedom of access. It's ridiculous! For instance, I wanted to download mp3 audio files of the newest definitely Leppard album to my iTunes, yet I only got the first two tracks. YouTube somehow wouldn't let me access the rest of the album. Why? Is the music too explicit? Is my country not eligible to watch/listen to certain content? I just wanted to listen to their music. Everyone else can, why can't I? And thanks to this "This video is not available in your country" malarkey, I don't know what the rest of the album sounds like because of this bullcrap. Bravo, YouTube, bravo! You've really messed up. Send me back to 2005 style YouTube when this garbage didn't exist and you could watch whatever you wanted whenever you wanted without having to worry about being blocked off. That would be nice.

4 Ads That Display 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!

This triggers me,what's the point of the ads? It's mostly annoying when it says "aN aD iS gOnNa StArT iN 5 4(CONTINUING COUNTDOWN) Then the ad pops up,it's like youtube is trying to trigger us

This drives me nuts! I hate ads in the middle of videos super annoying when trying to watch a video! Wish I could turn them off on moble for free without buying youtube plathem

Yes so annoying and it drives me nuts.

Update: I saw a Sesame Street fabric ad and I liked it.

5 Google Buying It

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

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 + 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.

Google bought YouTube in 2006. 2007-2008 were still good years for YouTube, even though it was still owned by Google. Near the end of 2008, Google was planning to censor profanity on YouTube. Many people were pissed and started boycotting YouTube, so it didn't happen. Since then, Google has been pulling crap on us that we hate, such as taking away the ability to customize our channels, taking away the chat rooms, removing copyrighted videos that fall under fair use, forcing Google+ on us, etc.

6 Unskippable Ads

I had this dream last night that I clicked a video there was five ads before the video! I was like omg so annoying! I hope it doesn't come true, if it did I would be mad.

Just reload the page, or skip 5 seconds by pressing the keyboard arrows, or go to a different browser, use adblocks, many ways to surpass YouTube's greedy things.

They are back as of late 2018, lets make a lawsuit against youtube acuse them for broken promises

And if that wasn't bad enough there's 2 ads before every videos

7 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.

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

The stupid loading circle is annoying.

I hate when this happens

8 Videos You Don't Like Are Recommended for You

In my recommendations one time I saw a Monster High Anaconda Music Video and I was like lol it's in my recommendations.

Update: Today when I was browsing YouTube I saw Barney videos in my recommendations and I was like omg really?

I once watched a nigahiga video. As my friend said it was really funny. I did not laugh one bit and by the two minute mark I turned it off. Next day get load of nigihiga recommendations

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

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.

9 Comments are Disabled for This Video

It's annoying, but sometimes it's not the creators that do it. On about half of my old videos, (that I don't have the password to the channel I uploaded on to take down or at least set them to private) comments have been disabled. I have never uploaded a video where I've disabled comments myself.

Probably because of the infamous update in late February 2019 where people can demonetized for the comments.

I hate it that they disabled comments on family videos it's not the same anymore on family videos

This is annoying on youtube on family videos as well on kid related videos it sucks

10 Age Restriction

I really don't care I mean, like, what? Just curse words/inappropriate sentences? who cares? I am under 18 and I still watch AGE RESTRICTION videos. But not the censored content, though. Only bad word ones.

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 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.

It's so annoying still have to wait a year until 18,it so annoying when you want to see a video and it says sorry this contact is age risticted

The Contenders

11 Unrelated Videos in the Recommended Section

I guess Mario's World 1-1 Calamity and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Animated are now popular and somehow related to what you watch

I once saw a video that didn't had to do with video games.

Mario Maker 2 was plastered all over my recommendations

12 Misleading Thumbnails

So incredibly annoying, and they fool me all the time! I remember I was trying to look for something about "Miley Cyrus's opinion on her VMA" performance, and one video said that Miley talks about it in an interview. I went to go watch and Miley didn't ever talk! It was just photos of her and someone else talking about what Miley said. very misleading. I wanted to hear it from Miley, not some random person. Other times I will try to look for something and the title will be misleading. Example (I'm just making this one up) "Gordon Ramsay gives instructions on how to make his signature dish" but what you actually get is some random person giving instructions on how to make Gordon Ramsay's signature dish.

There is this YouTuber called Papa Jake and one video of his was titled "LIQUID NITROGEN vs MY ARM" And guess what? He NEVER put his arm in liquid nitrogen! He just put some random objects in it and ended the video with "If this video gets (I forget how many) thousand likes, I will put my hand in liquid nitrogen! "
I guess I shouldn't be surprised, because Papa Jake is one of those toy channels, which are known for their deceptive practices.

Sometimes I go to YouTube to watch reviews on certain cars. I do this because I want to see what I should get for my first car. I click on a video, and a lot of times, instead of showing an actual regiew of the car, it just shows a bunch of still photos of the car with bad music playing in the background.

I hate it when a youtube member upload the latest series of manga of naruto but in fact he's only fooling the viewers to have his account more viewers. I wish those people should be banned by the admin.

13 30 Second Ads with No Skip

I hate ads it sucks getting 30 seconds ads with no skip worst with 2 ads with no skip

Yeah worse when it in the middle of the video

Ugh so annoying.

14 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.

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.

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

YouTube lets me upload videos that are whatever length I want

One time I tried to post a 20 minute video to YouTube but it said that I couldn’t upload a video longer than 15 minutes.

15 History Box
16 Constant Layout Changes

They feel the need to constantly make the layout look "modern" but they just keep making the layout worse. Growing up during the "Golden Era" of YouTube (2008-2012) meant the layout was nice and creative with tons of customization, but they've gotten rid of all of that and now the layout is dull and and an eye sore.

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!

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

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

17 Repeated Advertisements

One ad is driving me crazy! It plays almost every video! It really annoying! I just saw it again and, it made me super annoyed! I had to take a break from youtube because it driving me nuts

I have this centr 6 ad keep playing on almost every video since xmas, I hope it won't too long or it will drive me crazy, like that facebook ad did back in august and september

This is so annoying I had this problem 2 or 3 times one was for a whole month until I turned off ad personalization, then I finally stopped seeing it

I agree this capitalone ad keeps playing on every hockey channel video it annoying

18 Dotted Circle Appears While Playing a Video

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

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

I hate that pain in the backside spinning circle of dots

This happens a lot but it only takes a few seconds

19 Clickbait

Yesterday I got clickbaited by a thumbnail and title of a car running over a watermelon wanted to see it get run over, and it wasn't in the video it was a bit dissapointing

Clickbait is lying and spam and should be punished

I hate the clickbait titles or thumbnails too

Clickbait is like a virus to Youtube

20 Banned Because of Copyrights

I feel really bad for smosh... They didn't deserve to get a video with 24 million views off of YouTube! Oh yeah by the way smosh is the best

This annoys me no end. It's difficult to find and watch anime episodes for free without the video getting banned for copyright.

I have lots of friends banned because they put videos, don't ban them just eliminate their right to upload videos

This is probably the worst thing. Just delete whatever is infringing copyright! Don't ban them!

21 Porn Spam

Porn spam is appearing in history even when they videos were never watched. YouTube does not answer to this anywhere that I have found. someone needs to sue their asses for that abuse.

Ick! Porn. This topic, sex, puberty, and seeing a picture on accident of a naked ladyboy (no offense to those people) ruined my childhood. #Bring back the young days.

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

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

22 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.

23 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!

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?!

I agree that it's annoying, but don't blame YouTube for it. It's probably your internet.

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

24 Bad Trending Content
25 AutoPlay

At one point something was buffering and then automatically switched to a different video?

I don't like it when they have auto play

I always turn off autoplay

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