Top Ten Ways YouTube Sucks Now

YouTube was once so great to go on back in the day.

But recently, it has become a piece of bullcr@p like nothing else.

Some might agree or disagree with what's said on here, but it's the truth, no harm done.

Here are the reasons why YouTube sucks nowadays.
The Top Ten
1 Copyright Paranoia

Unfortunately, it's like these days YouTube videos don't seem to have any background music or other videos put into theirs to explain their point for a source. It's probably because of copyright. Also, I don't think using background music for certain videos is that bad. I also don't like it when people bleep out the cuss word for some reason, if there are kids watching your videos , then don't cuss at all.

YouTube, what are you doing? The copyright is bullcrap, it's even going to lose you money. The copyright system is flawed to the point were it's just so easy to falsely claim copyright, the claimer when they are caught doesn't even get into terrible for it. It just takes 3 flawed claims to ruin a entire channel, or life depending on what channel is deleted. Do you even know what the word "fair use" even means? Legit parodies are getting taken down, PARODIES, are you kidding me? Well, YouTube probably won't see this, but whatever.

Everything can get copyright claims. Even if you make all original content Content ID will detect something it thinks you took from someone else or some copyright troll will illegally file copyright takedowns on your videos.

This is actually why I'm the angriest at youtube I've ever been. It used to allow parody channels to exist, but they figured they may as well delete them because of "copyright" even though it was perfectly legal. Frankly, I may just start using another video uploading site, I'm not sure if I can deal with youtube anymore after it deleted one of my favorite channels

2 Too Many Advertisements

All gods bless those who make adblockers to those incredibly bad and crappy yotube ads. Yt literraly forces you to watch tons of those wack ads without adblocker. 30 second unskippable ad followed by another one? Oh you are in middle of video? Here's your 2 ads, first is loud and not even close to interests and another contains ear-bleeding "song". Again, bless you ad-block creators.

There are ads that are like an hour long! Yes you can skip them but if I'm listening to music or something and I just leave my phone playing I have to go over to my phone just to skip. Then there is the double ads where there are literally 2 in a row! Or when you have a 5 minute video with an ad before, middle, and after! All this does is turn people off. 95% of YouTube I watch on PC so I can run AdBlock, if it wasn't for the ad spam they would have made more advertising money of me. These are just the problems with the ads but of course YT has many more problems. (Censorship of Speech, Demonitization, False Copyright, Left Wing Bias, world's worst trending page that consists of 50% LGBTQ make-up tutorials, 40% Ads, and 10% music videos. They claim to be a platform, but they haven't been a platform in years.

Today I got a copyright claim on my own self created song. This was the only limit which is crossed I yet remember the time when I used to enjoy being on youtube but now it is a necessity to everyone hence they are being unnecessarily strict. bhosdika youtube...

YouTube's ads are bad for all the wrong reasons. When I try to watch a gaming video, it gives me an ad for a mobile game, that 1. Looks absolutely terrible, 2. Shows some stupid caption, and 3. Promotes stupid/unethical concepts (e.g. Breaking out of jail, Finding the man who cheated on you, or trying, but failing to pander to the youth with Spongebob pics, Disney World jokes. Also, TikTok ads exist and play on every single video I watch, which makes me NOT want to download the app.

3 Buffering

What happened to the commentary? I agree, I found this site because I was unable to find a way to increase the buffer size in video downloads. I have a slow connection and use to buffer a video while I did something else. Now I have to watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a video, wait, watch 3 seconds of a ...more

Or when it actually loads but refuses to play
Or when they care more to load their ads instead of the main video...
Or it decides to made to troll you.
Back then you could wait until the video fully loads and then hit play. Since around 2010 it loads only few seconds and it needs to be running to load more, and if you jump it erases all it already loaded. It's so idiot how it works now compared to how it was. I wonder what explains that...
Their main competitor is probably Facebook, with their "watch" thing. But just imagine the Facebook YouTube...

My computer is pretty good, but I've noticed an influx of buffering in the past it just me?

I really hate it when your videos load for a really long time, especially for 25 min.

4 Clickbait

It's honestly so infuriating seeing those types of YouTube videos. The ones with the effortlessly made fake thumbnails so that the video can get views only to find out that it didn't have that at all in the video. That's the exact reason why people dislike on reaction videos because reaction videos nowadays only ever want clout and viewers.

One of my biggest pet peeves. I'm sick of seeing video thumbnails with exposed body parts (yes if you use the view source feature and search for og:image youll see the full size image) flung all over YouTube. There are so many videos with this that I am sure children are seeing because I don't sign into YouTube. Thus proving that there is no maturity filter present. Thanks click bait... Because idiots click that crap in the hopes of actually seeing what is depicted in the picture more and more crapbait exists.

5MinuteCrafts and all the sister channels of it are great examples. Almost everything about the videos are lies. Rarely is there a case where the thumbnail and title accurately represent the video contents.

Clickbait basically runs the site now. Every "popular" video uses it to draw in viewers who then point out that it's a clickbait video and yet Youtube themselves continues to promotes this junk.

5 No More Originality

Yep, no more. Good old youtube days for true creators are gone. Now its filled with trash "youtubers" who copy from eachother. None of them is rememberable because they all do everything in same way. Those who stick from the horde of talentless, fameseeking morons, well, I hope they still somewhere exist and are doing well.

Yeah, it feels like creativity has died out of YouTube since youtubers nowadays wants to be trendy, look cool, and act all goofy.

There are still some original and actual good youtubers but they're overshadowed by the unoriginal videos. I'd say 2010-2012 was when youtube got bad.

In 2005 up until maybe 2010-2011, YouTube was a social network site where you could broadcast yourself and watch original videos like Charlie Bit My Finger, Chocolate Rain, Urban Ninja, Evolution of Dance, Smosh (when they were good, and Nigahiga (when he was good).

Now YouTube's basically a low-quality streaming service filled with ads and low-quality YouTubers who make the same reviews, bad gaming videos, and stuff just to make money. It's a shame that YouTube went from an original social network of fun videos to a safe haven for the richest 1%.

6 Good Videos Get Removed While Bad Videos Don't

Parody channels that make people laugh are often shuttered while channels harassing others stays.

Whoever mentioned the YouTube kids video bs and Logan Paul THANK YOU! Also the grounded videos are so annoying and yet they're still on there

Channels that helps to improve people's life are being deleted such as the Subliminal Music channels, the advices and even animal rescues being deleted lately, YouTube remains Logan Paul like channels

Whoever the idea of bad video staying. It gets more views with negative comments.

7 Disgusting Jokes

Also the reaction channel's are so bad I can't believe people actually call that talent and call themeselfs You tubing people. Silly as jokes is annoying and doing anything to get attention I miss eating people making stories.

I always hate disgusting jokes.

8 No More Entertainment

Youtube don't know how to entertain. Just look on their most recent rewind. Most hated youtube video is from youtube. How sweetly ironic.

YouTube was once entertaining to go on, but then very recently, it has started to change like nothing else.

Many users have either gone crazy or YouTube gained crazy users, they aren't even funny at all, they just do stupid and random things that rely too much on shock value and junk, like worse than vomit.

They just want to discuss the worst parts of their personal lives to others, and yet the people also use bad words and talk too much about certain things, like when was the last time someone lost his/her virginity? It's just stupid that people on YouTube these days are especially taking it the wrong way.
And not only that, they do that stuff because they're too desperate for money and yet since YouTube has paid them to do things, they're especially nowadays going way too overboard on it.

Yet even the best YouTube channels are either gone or messed up by idiots, again, because of money.

Now we don't have anything entertaining nor original on YouTube ...more

I'm 14 and I must honestly say when I first started seeing ads on YouTube was back in 2015. I was all like well this is new. Everything is not good anymore. Music has been dead since 2004 2005 something like that. I was only 1 or 2 when music popularity when't just garbage. Also their are a lot of rude jerks in this world. Not just on YouTube but also real life. I was wearing my Oilers hat when this little ignorent God awful piece of crap called it garbage. I wanted to kick his stupid teeth in. I hope he gets knocked out. He is a dumbass. His personality is garbage. He is like 12 to 13 or something. But anyway let's get back to talking about YouTube. I still watch older YouTube videos from 2010 and 2013. But nowadays their are just stupid trolls in the comments. I hate that. I wan't YouTube to get better.

Very true, it was once great, but took the DeviantArt path and became a horrible site.
People are fighting and making some of the worst videos about some of the worst parts about their personal lives and letting others invade their privacy.
And the reactions don't make any sense and the anime fans are just going out of control.
It used to be great, but now it sucks.

9 Kids Cartoons

I think what's the problem is cartoons disguised as "Child-friendly"
Normal baby stuff is fine, as far as I say. They're for babies, not you.
The inappropriate ones are the ones worth worrying about.

If you even call those kids cartoons, I mean the "kids cartoons" on YouTube aren't even kid-friendly those kids cartoons can be terribly animated, cringe-worthy, contain blood, or even have inappropriate content, I remember watching those kids cartoons by accident, AND HOW IS ELSAGATE EVEN A THING?!?!.

How to make a YT "kids cartoon
1. Put on either Disney princesses and Spider-Man for seemingly no reason or creepy babies with eyes that almost never blink.
2. Throw in a nursery rhyme that teaches lying to children (Johnny Johnny) or a song that has overstayed its welcome 2 months ago (baby shark)
3. Make sure your animation is so bad, it gives "Ratatoing" a run for it's money.
4. Throw in at least five stupid "trends" such as fidget spinners or the ice bucket challenge. Congrats! You have made a video that nobody over the age of 2 can't figure out the purpose of its existence!

They ruined YouTube for me. I swear they are everywhere and no matter how many times I click not interested they still won't go away. Just go into incognito mode and look at your recommended and you'll see what I mean

10 Cringe Compilations

There's this youtuber who does this. Unfortunately, she only does gacha. Don't worry though, people send her videos of their old or cringe animations.
But this is not the point.
The point is that cringe is gonna be cringe, and you might as well rely on this, because at least they have different videos there for ffs

It doesn't even help the kids who are called "Cringy" with their videos. It just shames and bullies innocent kids instead of giving them helpful feedback and constructive criticism. And the video's aren't even cringeworthy. I wish these videos were replaced with giving beginners advice.

Why would you want to watch a bunch of videos that are all either disturbing to watch or just complete cancer?

Cringe comps aren't that bad
I tried to make 3 cringe comp videos and they got lots of views within a few weeks...

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The Contenders
11 Doesn't Care About Smaller Channels


I used to have a YouTube channel where I'd upload memes and make videos about games and computers, as well as animations and logos for other users. Around August of 2017, I decided to stop making offensive memes and start focusing on more serious content due to backlash from viewers on the latest of these memes.

The same day, I had received my first Guidelines strike for an Emoji Movie 9/11 meme that had garnered about 15, 000 views and tons of negative comments, then another one the next day for another 9/11 meme, which was a Neon Evangelion opening parody. My ability to upload was taken for two weeks, so I tried to alert the fans through the comments section about what was going on. I also set every video I made tagged "9/11" private so no one could flag them, and made a backup account on Vidme in case my YT channel was taken down. Eventually, the worst that could happen did, and on August 12, my channel was terminated and my Google account was disabled. The ...more

Why isn't this higher on the list? In my opinion, this is the main reason why YouTube stinks nowadays. YouTube fails to support newer channels, which is leading to a lack of original content. Also, YouTube is not giving any opportunities to smaller channels. Several YouTubers have had to quit YouTube to find jobs, and this is because YouTube is not supporting them. The new YouTube policy is a huge middle finger to smaller YouTube channels. YouTube clearly does not care about smaller channels, and this is the absolute worst.

yes, my channel stopped growing since last few years, I had a decent start and used to get around 10-15k views when I joined the partner program back in early 2013 I had a dream of going big but my channel went downhill after I got depression and stopped making regular videos though I still used to put out some quality content.

Considering how YouTube's more business oriented and junk, only the big, money-making YouTubers like Pewdiepie get attention. Whenever you go on the homepage and look in your suggested videos, all you find are a bunch of television stuff and videos from larger YouTubers. Also, people are very picky about the quality of the video these days...

12 COPPA update

Now I can't comment on SpongeBob and Adventure Time videos. Thank God Toonami isn't affected by this update. It's too good.

COPPA sucks. What's the reason for making YouTube Kids if you're gonna make the original adult one for kids?

They literally flag adult content for kids because there animated.

This update gives animation a bad name.

13 8-year-Olds are Having YouTube Accounts

Little kids go on the internet to comment on things they don't understand about at all. This is probably why that annoying YouTuber Dhar Mann has so many views and likes. A majority of his fans are all little kids who think that he actually changes lives while in reality all he ever cares about is money and recognition.

I don't think its right for little kids to have accounts because the internet can be a very mean place and on YouTube they might hear bad language or might get mean comments from other people. The YouTube comments section is not even worth looking at anymore.

All they do is curse with emojis, spell things horribly wrong, use all those "cool" trends, and act like they're fans of someone when really they're stupid little kids who want to be those douches on the internet. Who even buys them all this equipment?

Dude, I'm 13 and this kid I knew who is at my old elementary school who is 6 and he makes vids but he is just copying Ryan's toys. He thinks he's sooooo better than me but he only has 36 subscribers and I have 967 subscribers. I can't wait to get to 1k so I can put ads on my videos and get money.

14 Retro Hipster Kids That Think They're The Best Because They Like Pop Culture From the 1950's, 1960's, And 1970's While Their Peers Don't

So true, most of them say "social media is ruining everything" when they're using it right now. There are also lots of people with this strange obsession with pretty much everything from 2013 but that's the most recent year that gets overloved. by the way it's now more like "70's, 80's and 90's" I hate those kids, just because you like old stuff doesn't mean you're special.

Why isn't this number 1? I hate it in the comments when old people are like "Our generation was better! " Then cherry-pick information about what kids today do. I'm a kid and I don't go drinking and twerking at parties. I bet 99.9% of what they think about kids is what they see on those "shocking" news channels where the kid(s) get kidnapped by a pedo for posting some nudes on Instagram or whatever. And then those, "Kids these days lie, cheat, and steal." Like yeah, you've never lied to your mom to get a candy bar, never looked over someone's shoulder on a test, never took something without asking in your ENTIRE LIFE.
It's even more annoying when teenagers try to copy those old people by trying to be "edgy" by hating on popular things for no reason. Just because someone shakes their butt ONCE then they hate the song/video and then they try to say that ALL videos are like that. There WERE songs and video like that back in the "good old days" except they were mostly hidden due to ...more

Honestly, I'm a kid that loves many things from before I was born, but I don't think that makes me superior to other people my age.

Acid Attack everyone that hates One Direction, and the haters deserve it.

15 Account Termination for No Apparent Reason

When I said that PETA is the most hypocritical company, YouTube actually isn't that far behind. They terminated Mumkey Jones just for making a satirical video about Elliot Rodger, yet both Logan Paul and Peluchin Entertainment only got a slap on the wrist for severely violating the Terms of Service. Logan Paul laughed at a man who committed suicide at the suicide forest, while Peluchin Entertainment brutally beat his pet cat to death. And no, the number of subscribers is not an excuse since Mumkey Jones had more subscribers prior to his termination than Peluchin Entertainment has today.

Everyone knows someone who got at least one bogus strike. Multiple strikes can occur as a result of the system automatically detecting something inaccurately and trying to get it resolved is an uphill battle as it's difficult to get anyone at Youtube to respond.

My son is now going through this. Unable to communicate with anyone from YouTube to discuss the issue. Seems YouTube is untouchable.

Yes I know! I appealed many times but it takes long time for them to reply!

16 Game Theorist Fans

To all matpat fans, shut up! You keep getting pissed off when we disprove a theory, you keep spamming "Mario is mental, matpat is right! ", and finally, you spawned one of the worst fandoms in 2017. Hopefully you know what it is (It's not really Cuphead. Someone else caused the fandom to become rabbid).

Not the biggest thing but god will they ever shut up about disproved "theories? " Do they even know what theory means?

What's wrong with game theorists! At least we don't spend all our time playing fortnite

What does this even mean

17 Bullying Comments

The thing is about the internet is that people don't seem to get the difference between bullying and constructive criticism. Rebecca Black gets cyberbullied and death threats for a song that SHE didn't even make. That's real bullying. Some actor gets a couple of comments saying that he's cringey, his acting is bad and that's somewhat worse than what happened to people like Rebecca Black, Justin Bieber or Victoria Justice who literally got told to die and got blamed for supposedly "ending Victorious". Some people are honestly so CLOSED-MINDED that it irritates me. It's like people just never seen to want to accept constructive criticism. Some people get shamed for their appearance and getting told that they should kill themselves because of how they look! Those types of comments are somewhat okay but getting told that you're bad at acting is a bigger problem than anything else. First off, I really can't take the amount of attention seeking anymore and the person who I'm talking about ...more

When you see a video, you comment on it, but then not long afterwards, there were people posting mean comments about the videos and other people, some even said they want to f others off or even kill them.

Many even made fun of other people and/or their bodies/body parts and used the wrong words.
And some even said "kill it with fire" and that isn't even the worst, the worst is "if you don't like them, don't watch them", it's so mean because they're telling the others to go away/to h just because they don't like the videos/people.

Opinions exist, but mean comments are unnecessary and only hurt other people's feelings, and can even cause fights, which would ruin their lives, yet that's bullying and that's one of the worst things in the world.

It's one of the main things that ruined YouTube.

One of the biggest examples being Anime America Podcast. Those people bully people over anime like Clannad and Sword Art Online. We get it! You guys hate Clannad and Sword Art Online! But you don't have to bully and block people for it! I can't believe I actually used to like them. Now that I know the truth about them, I hate Anime America Podcast now.

YouTube is also known as "one of the worst places on the internet." Bullying is the main reason behind it. YouTubers nowadays are so arrogant and full of themselves. That mostly applies to anime reviewers.

18 Advertisement Friendly Guidelines

The term "advertisement friendly" sounds dumb, that sounds more like an excuse on why YouTube keeps shoving ads up your face.

I hope the AVGN doesn't fall into this catogorey. Also this rule is deathly stupid!

19 Bad Video System/Quality Controls

Old YouTube, you click the quality you want, you play it, and you can skip back forward with minimal buffering. Current YouTube, you click the quality you want, click play, wait 20 minutes to buffer, hope that your quality doesn't drop to 144p, and maybe, if you're lucky after 5 refreshes, your video plays.

20 Trolls Everywhere

The problem of the system of YouTube which is full of mutants. It's like Stalker Zone.

Imagine someone hurt themselves because of trolls smh. Trolls are hurtful narcissists.

This was always on the internet but I hate those.

21 People are Greedy

That's exactly what YouTube's about theses days, people are so greedy that they just want to do whatever they can to make money, like take pictures of their bodies and/or talk about sexual related stuff/jokes and even swear and play with/eat poop or vomit.

It's just horrible that people choose to do that stuff because they want money so bad and they're trying so hard to make money, and while YouTube pays them, they're going too far.

Yeah, it's true, sometimes the only reason make more videos on YouTube is to get the money they provide when they get verified. Like Pewdiepie, I have no idea why he is popular, but he just screams, cusses, and plays games to make them popular. That's all he does, it takes no effort what-so-ever to do that. So this what's popular today? Well, I'm not shocked since VINE is popular.

Almost every channels these days:
1. Sell merch (especially when they are not popular)
2. Are going to sell merch
3. Have a sponsor for every video
4. Talk about subscribing in the first 10 seconds of each video
5. Make a movie for the fan profit and then quit their channel to buy a mansion
6. Claim to do YouTube solely to appease the fans but instead get popular and make a movie, game, etc that just flops

Most them ask for likes, comments, and subscribers who turn the post notification on.

22 YouTubers not handling the slightest amounts of criticism
23 Comments Disabled on Family Videos

That's only because nobody can seem to take criticism anymore. It's sad, but that's how it is on the internet nowadays.

24 Extremely Repetitive Content

Accidentally click on the video right next to the one you really want to see and when you click dislike because it was a bad video. Next thing you know it's 6 months of nonstop recommendations of the same type of content. Never mind that you even tell YouTube you're not interested in it by clicking on the little not interested button and they don't even listen to it.

Well, back then until...2011 I'ma say, YouTube was just so you could upload short little videos. Watch the first few videos ever uploaded and compare it to all the trending channels. You'll see how some YouTubers have lost their sense of creativity.

This is the reason.

25 YouTubers Become Bad People

YouTube used to be full of awesome people, but it seems it took the Disney Channel route, with good people becoming bad people, we've seen original people, like Smosh, Miranda Sings, Fred, Jennxpenn, and NigaHiga.

These are the most famous originals, now they're all bad people because they made bad choices such as posting videos about garbage and sexual content uncensored, yet they even swear.

It just ruins us that many of the YouTubers that got millions of views would do that later on in their life, and as Disney Channel took that path, YouTube took it too.

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