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.

Every time when you upload a video with music which is ridiculously somehow copyrighted even when it's a music video mirrored, there's always copyright bashing right in your face, so basically your mirrored creation or skits have to be so bland, non musical, and boring, same with Nintendo music, the YouTube staff needs to wake the heck up and let everyone have their enjoyment for once

Yeah once I added music, and it got blocked I think until I was able to fix it - trains45

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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 was once forced to watch an ad for three minutes in a foreign language!
Also if I skip the ad. Please never show it to me ever again. - DylanB5

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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.

There is a saying "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say at all'

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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

Like youtube blocking an oilers live stream event in canada, that made me so disappointed, oilers are from canada why block it in canada, why not block it in a county that doesn't understand english - trains45

Really annoying - Malkiboy

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5 Trolls

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

I remember the dark age, the days of AnimatorBenny23!

Who let the dogs out?! - Rawflesh0615

Those trolls should burn in hell - Gehenna

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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

Why is this not #1?

It's all downhill, from here.

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7 Unskippable Ads

Now they sometimes force you to watch 2 ads can be worse - trains45

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

You can’t skip a 15 second ad but you can skip a 5 second ad even though the ad already finished before you skip the ad.

Four words: 10 minute unskippable ad.

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8 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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9 Buffering

The stupid loading circle is annoying. - andrewteel

WHY? - GerryIsHere

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

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

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10 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

These appear on every country videos - ElSherlock

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

Bunch of jokers. - Rawflesh0615

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The Newcomers

? People creating petitions to get their favorite YouTubers to date

Someone actually made a petition to get TheOdd1sOut & Jaiden Animations to date. I ship it too, but they shouldn't be forced to date. - RoseWeasley

? Earrape Without Warning

This is super annoying and hurts the ears if your volume it turned up on headphones - trains45

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.

Try not to get scared challenge - ElSherlock

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.

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12 Ads that come in the middle of a video

This is super annoying, I also hate it when they start while the person is in the middle of talking, it drives me nuts - trains45

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!

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

Yes so annoying and it drives me nuts. - andrewteel

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13 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.

Like, who is watching in 2019, I see that lots on videos from the past, this gets annoying - trains45

Basically everything about youtube comments. - JoLeKosovo

Why do these get a lot of likes? - ElSherlock

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14 "First!" Comments

This gets annoying I see this a lot - trains45

No one cares if you're first - ElSherlock

Nobody cares if you are the first to comment. - Supersalsa

From this day on anyone who says, just "first" in their comment. GETS BLOWN UP like in kingsman the secret service but 50288 times slower - DylanB5

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15 Fred

His channel is dead - ElSherlock

His voice makes me want to bash my head open - Gehenna

His voice is so annoying. - andrewteel

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

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16 Errors

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

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

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

17 Disrespectful Comments

I have had bad comments, one time I put a comment on a live stream, train, and some guy was rude and banned me for no reason, I got banned for saying train! It was stupid - trains45

Especially on tragedy videos - ElSherlock

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.

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

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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.

2009-2013 was the bomb of chain messages in the internet, facebook was at the peak of chain messages.

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

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19 Age Restriction

I hated this when I was under 18, now I over 18 and don't have to worry anymore - trains45

And the lack of it. Too many false positives exist

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

The only thing wrong is that not enough videos get flagged. Just check out most animation memes! (Don't do that actually.)

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20 Videos You Don't Like Are Recommended for You

Once I had caillou episodes recommended for me, I hit not interested - trains45

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 - DylanB5

Francis would enjoy this list. - GehennaTheSecond

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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21 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

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

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

22 Constant Layout Changes

Can't they just have a mechanic where you can change the layout to the old one?! - GehennaTheSecond

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

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.

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23 History Box
24 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

Really, people wanna show off that they went to see someone famous but all you hear is screaming and you can't even see the singer because it's way too dark and it's SO SHORT.

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25 Comments That Say "This Is Cancer"

The same with "Drink Bleach" or "Suicide" or thing like that because of something they hate.

Jeez, since when does something that's terrible get to be called Cancer? That's just dumb and idiotic... - GehennaTheSecond

From this day forth, anyone says "this is (gave me) cancer" should get a cancer and see how it feels - DylanB5

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!

26 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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27 The 10 minute rule

YouTube lets me upload videos that are whatever length I want - sadical

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

28 When Your Account Gets Terminated

I saw this happen to one of my subscribers twice in the past year, first in december 2018, and second in april 2019 - trains45

...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

29 Comments are Disabled for This Video

I hate it that they disabled comments on family videos it's not the same anymore on family videos - trains45

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

That is YouTube's fault. - GehennaTheSecond

Always - ElSherlock

30 People who bash you just for having a different opinion
31 The comment section

Almost every comment section is toxic as hell and there's rarely any comment section that isn't toxic - ElSherlock

The comment section is awful - ElSherlock

Dear God... - Supersalsa

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

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32 "Childhood ruined" Comments

I saw one of this comment on a surgery video (and don't ask why I looked at that) - ElSherlock

This can actually be true (sometimes) if they grew up with it, say Han Solos death or Toon Disney. They really love them, but now since there gone they are sad since they were with them for a long time!

This gets pretty annoying after a while

Yes, I hate those. I mean their childhood is over. So of coarse they're going to hear creepypastas, commentaries, and other things about their childhood shows. They should grow up and accept it. - anonygirl

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33 When YouTubers Ask to Like and Subscribe at the Beginning of Their Videos

This is so annoying, I only subscribe if I like their channel - trains45

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

That Well Hurt Your Feelings - CuteGirlJigglypuff

35 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

Oh come on I'm a fangirl...

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36 Porn Spam

This is YouTube, not Pornhub! - Supersalsa

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

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37 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

38 Clickbait

I hate the clickbait titles too - trains45

Clickbait is like a virus to Youtube - mlcassidy9

Too much clickbait on YouTube - ElSherlock

Thank Rick Astley for that - Gehenna

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39 Slow Loading

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

�� this rarely happens to me

40 Bullies
41 Anti-Bronies

I hate the really harsh ones - Zombieworldcomix

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

42 Unrelated Videos in the Recommended Section
43 People who use autism or cancer as insults
44 People thinking camcording their television counts as a video

Too many of them - ElSherlock

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

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45 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


So bad it's on here twice

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

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46 Cringe Compilations

I knew this would be on here... - GehennaTheSecond

47 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!

48 Porn Scam and Naked Pictures

That's so gross! - andrewteel

TheRichest is an example - ElSherlock

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?

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49 Misleading Videos

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. - dragonfly99

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. - ronluna

I hate it when he is continuing fooling others - ronluna

I once saw this video of the transformers video game. But it said driver San Francisco gameplay. RIPE OFF!

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These heartless comments are bound to appear on animal videos, and seem to be more common on angry cat/dog videos. For example, a lot of Chihuahua videos have comments hoping that the dog(s) get(s) hurt or killed. People who say stuff like "I'd smash that cat's head against the wall! " or "Kill the stupid rats known as chihuahuas! " should get banned from YouTube. - DikkunDiniandTwiTheAwesomeLinx

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