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

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.

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.

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

YouTube used to be a place where you can watch videos, shows and movies for free or even download them for free without being illegal or containing viruses.

But then complaints about them being copyright took place and YouTube removed those videos because of that, yet it's going out of control, even edited videos get removed for those reasons

2 Too Many Advertisements

One time, I skipped two ads at once and it brought me to another ad.

Not even the "Skip Ad:" function works.

Also, months prior to August, The Adblock wasn't working at all.

Waaay. too many ads. Seriously, YouTube, you're insisting I tell you no, I don't want your TV and telling me to vote about my experience on every single video, AND making me watch ads to see videos?

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.

YouTube wants/needs Ad Revenue. Rather than ban controversial videos because they aren't Disney clean, why not acquire advertisers more congenial to the content? Lingerie and singles resorts advertise somewhere, don't they? And they pay premium bucks. To restate myself: Why not sort out the advertisers rather than censor the content?

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

It takes forever to run a video. I have lost my patience numerous times. You Tube/Google sucks.

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

I was happy but then YouTube had an update and now the videos can't load anymore

4 No More Originality

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%.

YouTube used to be a completely original place to go on, and it was the best as well, but now it's gone.

No more originality (other than those memory videos from you know who) and that's a major reason why YouTube sucks now.

When you went on YouTube back in the past, you were spellbound by all the awesomeness and especially originality it had.

There were videos of people doing original things, think about Numa Numa, Charlie Bit My Finger, Chocolate Rain, The Sneezing Panda, Star Wars Kid, Dramatic Chipmunk, and don't forget Fred.

But if you go on now, and ever since 2014, you are looking at nothing but pure lack of originality and those people are making videos about almost nothing but unoriginal and even gross stuff and showing off their parts to get more views and make more money, yet doing any sexual stuff for money is prostitution and that's illegal, those people are going to get sued one day, maybe sooner than we think/know.

And there are people ...more

There is an underrated channel about Windows that made fun videos and planned them for release (he told me.) But, he also told me his videos were copied. Now he says that his “console startups” video got ripped off for a special final of 2010s special. Also he told me he bought Adobe Premiere Pro, and that other YouTuber was using Premiere Pro as of January 13. MAN! When will they make original videos?!

Everyone wants to copy instead of coming up with original content, yes this includes the bland looking animations of vloggers pretending to be animators. Then of course we have channels reacting to their own content, but of course they need to make a video for everyone else to see and others to folow suit. I could list a million reasons why but sadly I think this is the most logical one out of the top 10 list itself.

5 Good Videos Get Removed While Bad Videos Don't

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

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

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

YouTube used to keep good videos, but now, since its evolution and that of its people, YouTube won't keep many of the good videos anymore, they delete them soon after they're uploaded, while the bad ones, on the other hand, stay for as long as possible.

YouTube sucks man.

6 Clickbait

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.

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.

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.

Clickbait is indicative of dishonesty in the larger sense. Fake thumbnails showing things that have nothing to do with the video.

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.

YouTube used to have awesome and funny jokes that made us laugh, now it has nothing but disgusting jokes from people who have no life or talent, and they like to joke about gross foods as well as poop and their own body parts.

It's just so awful that people are doing that stuff for fame and money, yet they don't even care about their fans and they want to do everything negative they can to get as much as they want.

YouTube sucks now.

8 No More Entertainment

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.

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

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.

There are some channels that I think are still entertaining, but with most of them, video after video is them jumping on a stupid trend like the 3 AM Challenge.

9 Kids Cartoons

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

Scary "kids" videos on YT Kids. Videos that show popular kids characters doing things like sticking metal in a socket, harming themselves, and a lot of creepy things that kids couldn't see.

I am a kid, but I hate these they suck. Peppa pig is a example. more like poopa piss

10 Cringe Compilations

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...

Just let other people be themselves. Youtube should ban these videos.

The Newcomers

? Fake Animal Rescue Videos

People are putting animals in perilous positions to stage a "rescue" of them. It's animal abuse.

The Contenders

11 Doesn't Care About Smaller Channels

If you aren't big, good luck getting any response from Youtube on any important issue. You are completely on your own unless you have a massive channel.

This.

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.

While this may be somewhat true, the viewers are the ones that bring Smaller Channels to light.

If you make content, you are most likely not gonna make it, unless you have a loyal viewer base.

The algorithm will recommend your content if it applies to a demographic.

12 8-year-Olds are Having YouTube Accounts

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.

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?

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.

I agree. Little kids aren't being banned for being under 13 when they should be banned.

13 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

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.

I feel like that happens more here to be honest.

14 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 does this even mean

Game Theroy is awful, and his fan base is full of rabbid six year olds.

He's not awful, he is a theorist, not someone who states facts. His haters need to understand that.

15 Advertisement Friendly Guidelines

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

16 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.

17 Bullying Comments

According to Ralph Breaks the Internet by Disney, the first rule of the internet is to never go check the comments. There you will find cyberbullies and stupid people who think that are better than you.

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.

I said 0w0 to reply to someone and two people began crap-talking me for that, and one of them is a user on here who told me everyone on this site hates me.

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.

18 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.

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

My video gets lots of views (example) but I don't want money.

19 Trolls Everywhere

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

Mainly Bronies and Over Obsesses Idiots

YouTube? More like TrollTube.

20 YouTubers not handling the slightest amounts of criticism
21 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.

That black masked man plastered all over compilations

This is the reason.

22 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.

Miranda Sings today does not swear. She's a good Christian girl and GETS MAD at people once they curse.

Youtuber now is EVIL? at least I have fun watching these videos :P whatever

23 Flawed Algorithm

Not just one algorithm, but many. Recommendations show tons of content farm channels, clickbaiters, drama llamas, etc... It drowns out the content that is actually worth watching.

You've changed it, too. It's even worse. I get the same dozen or so suggestions on every video I watch, and these are the same ones I've been ignoring for ages now.

The YouTube algorithm is no friend to the content creator(s) or viewer(s). It buries individuals who put time and dedication into making videos and rewards those who post long (10+ minute videos) 1-2 times per day. This not only discourages a vast majority of people who do not know about the flawed algorithm but also hides great content from most people, recommending the videos and channels with the most watchtime. Watchtime is the average amount of time users watch a video before clicking away. The longer a video is, the more likely someone is to stay. Also, a video that spans he length of ten minutes can have up to FOUR advertisements, whereas videos under ten, can contain only one ad.

It's become so flawed that it seems only beneficial to the Paul brothers. Even PewDiePie is getting affected by this.

24 YouTube drama causes people to lose all their revenue
25 Too Many SJWs

Bunch of weak-minded people who have smaller knowledge.

I agree to many communist cry babies on there.

This should be saved for Sony.

I see more people complaining about “SJWs” than anything else.

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