Top 10 Websites That Were Good But Went Downhill

nelsonerica
This is a list of sites that were once good, but went downhill.

The Top Ten

1 YouTube YouTube YouTube is a global video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion.

I can agree, I remember YouTube use to show random funny videos that will go viral, but now it the same ol' Minecraft, Call of Duty, and black ops gaming videos and the same YouTubers that become famous for being cute and put no effort into their work. I can agree with the visitor that said it use to be a minority now its growing. Plus Google plus has messed up YouTube. I think it's best to switch to daily motion not YouTube where it's full of gay preteens wannabes boys who are very egotistical and narcissistic and bisexual wannabe girls who think the world revolves around them. I think it's best to explore YouTube channels that actually put effort into their work instead of the ones that don't or like I said switch the daily motion. - SapphireGrim

Shane Dawson was the first person to put horrible videos on YouTube, and back then that was a minority, but nowadays, many more people are making these disgusting, pornographic, violent, and drug related videos just to get more views from fans and more money, they're so greedy, this is not an opinion, this is true.

Once you go on YouTube, you'll find all these disgusting videos made by disgusting people, and even the original and funny people we once had on YouTube became disgusting narcissists, they only want money, not fans, they don't even care about them, YouTube is dead, no joke/opinion.

MTV has messed up, MySpace has messed up, Cartoon Network has messed up, The History Channel has messed up, Disney Channel has messed up, Nickelodeon has messed up, Twitter has messed up, Instagram has messed up, Snapchat has messed up and Facebook has messed up, but none of those have messed up as much as YouTube, YouTube is so suckish now, too much garbage that's MUCH MUCH MUCH worse than the garbage you find in the dumpster.

I couldn't agree more. - TheSilverEncarnation

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2 MySpace

It was a great site, until it lost quality, and underwent prostitution, like YouTube is undergoing, YouTube will end up like MySpace soon and will be gone forever. - nelsonerica

I can't believe MySpace still exists.

Used to be fun. Now it's a *potentially awesome* site for music & bands... IF one could still sign-in. - Ammyanne

Why is myspace still a thing - wrests

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3 Facebook

Facebook deliberately makes certain things (all of which - In my OWN experience - involve account settings & privacy issues re: the escalation of problems towards effecting tolerable resolutions/solutions) nearly impossible to accomplish. Even when administration is (inevitably & ineffectively) involved, the problems aren't "solved" at ALL.

Rather, they're addressed and then promptly invalidated, citing the "found to not violate our community standards".

Of course, when one merely glances over the said standards, the problems certainly DO violate them. This is then dismissed as interpretation. - Ammyanne

You really can't compare your job to Facebook, man. Your boss is your boss; he's just doing his job and maintaining his authority. If he was nicer, you'd be walking all over him. Facebook is not a place where people need authority, they just like being rude for no apparent reason. Nelson might have worded it like a child, but he sure as heck wasn't wrong; cruelty has, is, and always will be a problem. At least Nelson wants to slow it down before it gets out of hand instead of just ignoring it.

You don't like Facebook because of bullies? I don't like my boss, but I don't quit my job because of that. You get your feelings hurt by someone you don't know over the Internet? That you don't even know? Maybe those bullies are right, you are not strong. I'm sorry if this sounds mean but you need to hear this. Why not block them or even just get off the internet for a while. Learn to just ignore these people and find happiness in your life. Then you will be strong. Keep your chin up and keep going through.

True facebook was great when I first joined then sucked around when I deleted my account

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4 Snapchat Snapchat Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown, former students at Stanford University, and developed by Snap Inc., originally Snapchat Inc Snapchat was made in September 2011

Snapchat, a photo interacting site, lost it's quality with "junk", which explains how much the world is messed up. - nelsonerica

Only useful for teenage girls who want their faces to have some sort of dog effect on them. - LemonComputer

Useless app, you post photos and they kill themselves 10 seconds later. Complete opposite of what a photo really means.

Another site ruined by the users. Douches can't keep their mouths shut. - naFrovivuS

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5 Netflix Netflix Netflix is an American entertainment company founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California.

Aside from Netflix not having all the shows I want to watch, let alone all the shows everyone else wants to watch, one thing that's been really bugging me with Netflix in regards to its anime distribution is solely the way they've been distributing it. Earlier this year in 2017, Netflix announced they would stream Fate/Apocrypha somewhere in November... MONTHS after the first episode of the show already aired in Japan. SERIOUSLY?! Why can't they just simulcast the show as it airs instead of waiting to stream it months after Japan airs it? There's a good reason why people rely more on Crunchyroll and Funimation than Netflix and Anime Strike: those two former streaming services have more shows in their catalog, have cheaper prices for membership, and simulcast their shows. Netflix may have its exclusives, but that doesn't mean the way they're distributing those exclusives is efficient. Plus, I've been watching episodes of Fate/Apocrypha off some obscure anime streaming websites that are ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Too expensive for shows? It's 7 dollars. You think this is bad? Go back to television, costs $75 a month and there is nothing on it.

Netflix now sucks. They have only half of the popular movies and T.V. shows. They don't even have South Park - FerrariDude64

Before Netflix streamed T.V. shows such as Stranger Things and Fuller House, Netflix was a DVD rental by mail service provider. What have we done?!

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6 Google+

Google+ was once great, but got messed up, and it was the first thing to mess up YouTube, though later on, YouTube started, and is still, turning into a porn site.

G+ is full of bullying and mean "jokes" nowadays, as people are getting messed up, no wonder society is going downhill. - nelsonerica

It just turned out to be useless. No one ever sees my stuff, there is no recommended so it just comes up with the same people all the time! I've left out a post for like a year and no one had even viewed it! Unless I am so un-popular...

I think Google+ is just a futile attempt from Google to create a successful social networking site. Obviously, that never happened.

G+ was never good in the first place - wrests

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7 TheTopTens TheTopTens TheTopTens is a website created in 2005, which is used to write top ten lists, where anyone can vote, comment, and write posts about the lists.

Okay, so now it's been over a year since I've been on this site. While I still do like to come on this site to make lists and posts and all that good stuff, the way I used to perceive TheTopTens in my early days as a TopTenner is no longer bright. People keep on making bad lists (and to add insult to injury, can't seem to learn from their mistakes and try to make better lists), trolls have ruined the sanity of this website, visitors keep over-voting items on lists where they don't deserve to be really high or low (whether it be best or worst), the administration is generally inconsistent with its policy and Terms of Use, and to top it all off, the community has now turned into an endless abyss of drama. I remember I would opt for this website since I felt I would fit here more than social media websites like Twitter or anime forum websites like MyAnimeList given my opinions and that I would most likely get dragged into unneeded drama on those sites. Unfortunately, it seems not even ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I don't necessarily think it's gone downhill. There are more users and stuff, and I don't really get bored with this site because I'm interested and distracted in everything. List ideas are getting harder and harder though... - RockFashionista

Mostly because the users don't have much time to devote in making lists plus the newer lists lack quality. Not to mention that newer users don't make much lists since most ideas have been taken already.

Many users retire - Mranonymously

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8 BuzzFeed

Buzzfeed was always bad they would spread out lies and they still do! Plus they are feminists and they love blacks and hate whites. It's literally just stupid! Also, their most successful thing on their youtube channel is where people go around and eat food. This website was never good. - tacoperson

Buzzfeed used to not be SJW. It had funny quizzes on the site and random cute animal articles along with other cool stuff. The YouTube channel went downhill the same way - The videos on there used to be informative and not very political. My favourite series is still the 'Misheard lyrics' one, and that ended a year ago last time I saw. Now, while good, informative, unbiased videos do sometimes come out, an example being the one showing examples of how different living generations are different, they're being drowned by the sea of SJW political stuff. It's a shame. - LemonComputer

This site used to be good?. Really?.

Yes, and the same could go for the channel. I used to like Buzzfeed, but it turned extremely liberal quite recently. - LemonComputer

Buzzfeed was never good it's a bunch of people with red greenscreen backgrounds while whering those 60's plain t-shoirts and full of idiot moaners who get triggered - Vsauce

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9 Twitter Twitter Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, "tweets," restricted to 140 characters.

It's good, but I hate the bullying and the use of profanity.

I still use Twitter - KrazzyMadd

Twitter was once good, it's still useful in some ways, but it went downhill really fast, people are harassing each other and talking about cr@p, yet they can't seem to be careful. - nelsonerica

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10 Instagram

Known as: making EVERYONE an "a list" celebrity at the tap of a button haha

It's a website where you show pointless stuff. The only way to get far on it is to be rich and "hot". Anyone who is unluckily ugly are hated. Sad site. - LemonComputer

A photo interacting site like Snapchat, like others, went downhill, there are graphic pictures nowadays. - nelsonerica

I was okay with Instagram until they introduced the current comment system. - railfan99

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The Contenders

11 Pandora.com

Pandora was once a great site to listen to music, it still is, but not as great as before, nowadays, modern culture music is being played, including music from Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus, and not only that, it checks the users' politics, what's wrong with people? - nelsonerica

12 Tumblr Tumblr Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007, and owned by Oath Inc.

Same with deviantART, Tumblr is ruined by the amounts of disgust that lays upon it. - Swellow

To continue on with my post because I can't edit it, once you've seen the Steven Universe side of Tumblr, you're in for a bad time. - Swellow

Tumblr is now a scary, scary place...

"It's More like a bareknuckle fight to see who is the most tolerant person on the internet"-TAWOG 2017 - Code7000

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13 iTunes

ITunes used to be useful, but now it's messing up, it forces people to pay, and even if they pay, they won't get their items (songs) on time, and they have to have a discount and charge back, and then they lose money, iTunes stinks, people need to start focusing less on money and more on entertainment, education, families and friendship. - nelsonerica

14 GoAnimate

Once a mediocre site for animation, now it's the epitome of the same generic "grounded video" and "making fun of kids shows that ended ages ago" formula which is growing boring and terrible. - Swellow

All because of Alvin hung! - Discord1

They changed their name to Vyond - SuperGamer03

True. its full of "grounded" videos. end of discussion -Z0shi

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16 Club Penguin

It USED to be fun, but Disney HAD to buy it. Now you have to PAY for respect!

It used to be fun, but Disney bought it. I pretty much have to pay to become a member in order to do anything. Then, each member-only thing costs more real money. And I still get ads. Also, it used to work on Android, now it doesn't. - Kaboom

I didn't think this site still existed. Never ever played it. Never wanted to. - BKAllmighty

It was shut down and was replaced with Club Penguin Island, JUST look at negative reviews at Play Store on Android devices. - ChuckECheese

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18 Roblox

The community on ROBLOX is cancerous and even occasionally dangerous to younger players. I'm unhappy that I never knew the real ROBLOX. I just joined last year in 2017, and am somewhat of a ROBLOX "noob". It's insane to see the amount of "online daters" that are influencing other players to become "daters" as well. You can't join a single server without it being full of profanity and other inappropriate things such as violence. The games do not have creativity within them. I must have seen at least one-hundred ROBLOX high-school games and I'm not exaggerating. Not to mention the violent games. Sure, maybe for some people it's laughable to see blood spurt from an exploding avatar, but to me t's cruel and offensive. Online daters are another thing that drive me crazy. To see people perform sexual acts in a kids' game is disgusting and immature. On top of that, it's probably six to eight year old kids that are performing those actions and you can only blame bad parenting and the Internet ...more

The community is the worst thing on Roblox that I would like to talk about. It has been getting worse and worse, especially on the forums. Sure, there are people who can be nice, but the majority of people are really horrible to others. They attack people for liking/disliking certain things (have no respect for others with different opinions to them), call people online daters for dressing up in certain things from the catalog (just because you like 2 hairs, being thin (2.0 body), or even having a 6-pack (because not everyone is fat or wants to be a fat lego person on Roblox) doesn't mean that you're an online dater) and the community would find any reason to moan at people who aren't extremely politically correct. Sure I'm a bit of a liberal, but I'm far from being as lib as these other members of Roblox.

The Roblox community is also full of sheep. To get a friend on Roblox, you must follow how other people behave and act exactly like how the person you want to be friends with ...more - LemonComputer

This Was an awesome sight Until Stupid Little Kid's Came On. Don't Worry God will someday kill them

This needs to be #1. You need clothes, and TIX is gone.
I can agree that Roblox today is a DISGRACE to it's franchise. - BlueBobYT

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19 Neopets

. They have a site? I gotta check that out. I loved neopets!

20 Cartoonnetwork.com

Man, I remember back in the day when Cartoon Network's official website was actually worth going on. The web games were good old-fashioned classics, I could actually watch full episodes and ALL the episodes of a show I liked even without having to buy some stupid app, and the layout and design of the site was easy to navigate through and represented both old and new shows equally. Heck, this actually rings true for me during the days of Stuart Snyder's presidency. As for Christina Miller's presidency, even the website has become a hollow shell of itself like the network has. While the games aren't that bad (I haven't played any of them, so I can't really judge), now it's even more complicated to navigate the website (though, it's still easier compared to how harder it is to navigate Nickelodeon's website). In addition, what with the rise of the Cartoon Network streaming app, said app has essentially become a rip-off since you can only stream a few full episodes of a certain show ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Back in 2003-2005, I loved this website. Probably grew out of it, though, and by the signs of Cartoon Network declining in cartoon quality, I'm glad I did. - Swellow

I hate the new layout! Especially the games based off crappy shows like Uncle Grandpa and Clarence! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This has turned out to be like Agar.io, where the site was changed and tweaked so much the difference between the first version and now are like night and day. - ihearyou

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21 DeviantART DeviantART

A site for great art now ruined with the scarce amount of moderation, which has lead to fights, fetishism and oversexual art spreading, hate art, and many other unpleasant things. - Swellow

I came back to the after a year.

The first thing I saw on the front page was inflation fetish porn drawn with crayons.

Only a small percentage of the "art" that gets posted is presentable.

This was once a good website. But it was ruined by bronies, furries, shall I go on? - nintendofan126

2000-2004: nothing special.
2005-present: welcome to hell.

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22 Scratch.mit.edu

I still go on the site and I must admit that it has gone pretty downhill. The main things that went downhill are the projects getting featured and having lots of attention. The majority of them are art. Scratch is a programming website, not an art website, yet people who make art and publish it on the site get much more attention than the people who actually deserve that attention that is being wasted. I thought that Scratch was meant to be a programming site at least, but the only programmed thing in those projects is the audio! That's just a really basic script! What about projects with lots of programming getting popular, instead of the art? I share art, but I don't expect or want them to be popular, and I make decent projects as well as the art. Scratch is just "Warrior Cat" art and animal art. I love animals too, but at least I'm not a furry. - LemonComputer

I like warrior cats but I honestly think that it is okay if you don't like it. - IcetailofWishClan

I've never personally seen anyone acting in a depressed manner, so that's very interesting for people to mention. Maybe I haven't looked deep enough yet. However, the main problem is that, things like art and comedy are things that depressed people do to get their minds off their depression. This means that, Scratch basically being an art website now, would have loads of depressed people in the community. - LemonComputer

Went downhill awhile ago, it's full of farmers, people who fake depression, advertising, "fan art" insulting history, and those people who never stop reporting people because they're 5 years olds

I've never personally seen anyone acting in a depressed manner, so that's very interesting for you to mention. Maybe I haven't looked deep enough yet. However, the main problem is that, things like art and comedy are things that depressed people do to get their minds off their depression. This means that, Scratch basically being an art website now, would have loads of depressed people in the community. - LemonComputer

Only interested in BLOCKS and 1.4 Mods. - BorisRule

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23 Yahoo.com

Yahoo was major in the 90s but if you set up an email these days it will be full of spam.

24 Nick.com

I hate the new layout! I don't even go on it anymore now that they replaced it with random "Don't Touch" stuff and stupid buttons. Is this what Nickelodeon thinks kids want these days?! And why are Sanjay and Craig and Breadwinners heavily advertised on the website? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

It's so hard to get to ANYTHING! The new layout SUCKS!

I didn't know it was physically possible for a website to be so bad. - Kaboom

What did they do? - Kaboom

25 4chan 4chan 4chan is an English-language imageboard website. Users generally post anonymously, with the most recent posts appearing above the rest.

This is one of the oldest forum sites around, burned hot then, burning hot now

This website was a lot funnier along time ago

It was once a cool meme site. Now it is a site for murderers to gather. - RalphBob

26 Poptropica

The game has gone downhill recently, making you pay for membership to complete the islands after spy island, when a couple years ago I remember completing both Nabooti island and Big Nate island, whereas today when I tried to go to another part of Africa on Nabooti island, and was greeted with something saying end of the demo, buy the membership to complete the island and future islands as well. Same goes for Big Nate island. I attempted to complete it and got pretty far, getting up to completing the comic and doing every other thing possible before getting the gum from the comic guy, and the same thing popping up and saying I needed to buy membership to complete the island, even though I was almost finished with the island anyway. In the end, I decided to go to a newer island and went into the common room where you can see other players, and no one was there, so I can understand why they did that, but at the same time, it's not the right way to go and can actually remove more people ...more

THANK YOU TO WHOEVER PUT THIS ON HERE! In class it just popped into my head and got me thinking of this game and I was like "What is it called again? " Then I was roaming around this website and saw the name of it. Oh my gosh, THANK YOU SO MUCH! It's good, it hasn't gone downhill. Well... I haven't played it in a few years, so...

Some of the new islands are getting boring. But I still love this game! - Discord1

This website is from the creator of wimpy kid - SuperGamer03

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27 Reddit

It is what it is, Its basically built by the users so you have to blame them, there are too many subs run by dick heads that will remove anything they don't like. - j_corvidae

Full of spam and fake stuff

nope

*site

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28 Last.fm
29 Watchmojo.com Watchmojo.com WatchMojo.com is a Canadian-based privately held video content producer, publisher, and syndicator. With nearly 10 billion all-time video views and 16 million subscribers, WatchMojo has one of the largest channels on YouTube.
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31 Habbo

2001-2005 the best. Oh remember The Cunning Fox Game Hall. The purse which if you didn't have any credits then it had three flies. The CAMERA! The Hobba's, the giant hand for the furni. Urgh if you wanted to change you had to leave the room.

32 Study Island

The questions are a load of bs.

I Heard It Was Decent From 1999-2012
But After Edmentum Bought It In Late 2012, It Got HORRENDOUS - JPK

33 Webkinz

Used to be so much fun! I grew up playing Webkinz, and now I can't even play it for all the ads and consumerism...

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35 GameFAQs GameFAQs GameFAQs is a website that hosts FAQs and walkthroughs for video games. It was created in November 1995 by Jeff Veasey and was bought by CNET Networks in May 2003. It is currently owned by CBS Interactive.
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37 Flipline Forum

This place used to be good, but then some incident about gore posting by a popular user using sockpuppeting happened, and now it's really degenerated since then. - Swellow

38 Craigslist

This website should be have this. "Craigslist, where there are loads of killers who are looking for victims" - Mumbizz01

Why is this website still up? - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

After all the murder stories and kidnappings that have happened because of this website, and they still haven't shut it down?!

39 Chatroulette

Bad idea! Screw this site, THIS IS A DANGER - Ikura

Was this ever good - KrazzyMadd

Dicks everywhere

Not just dicks everywhere, stroking dicks everywhere

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41 VK

Can't even create an account for this since it claims my phone number doesn't exist, as well as about 10 fake numbers I had to create since I couldn't use my actual number. - j_corvidae

42 Bebo

Bebo was the big thing in the early 2000s here, and then it vanished from popularity when the iPhone/social media craze began. - Swellow

43 Animal Jam

I'm sick and tired of spiked collars everywhere. Sick of it! - FennikenFan9

44 Yahoo Answers

Full of political wars. Eugh! - LemonComputer

45 Fanfiction.net

Never forget My Immortal, the trash that put shame on this website. - Swellow

NO! Don't insult my second favorite website! (my favorite is YouTube)

46 ScrewAttack ScrewAttack
47 Quibblo

You just can't do anything without an ad!

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49 LiquidGeneration.com
50 Minecraft

The fanbase has destroyed this game. The game isn't that bad itself. It is very child-friendly (except for people who would consider the cartoon murder of an animal dangerous, an example being PETA) and I must admit that it is a fun game, especially online. However, many of the fans cannot handle people criticizing the game. If anyone would dare say anything remotely bad about Minecraft, they should prepare for little kids to be screaming at them and giving dead arguments, threats and insults towards them. I said that it's fun being online, but there is still a disadvantage. I have the PS3 version of the game, and the children there love nothing more but to scream and rage when they get beaten at a minigame. I have often been kicked out of servers because I was too good at the games. I haven't played Minecraft for a long time because I eventually got bored of it and for some reason my PS3 wouldn't let me connect online anymore, so my skill would've obviously significantly dropped by ...more - LemonComputer

Well in -2012 this game was good, Minecon and overadvertising causing fanbase and cringe has made me aboandon it - Vsauce

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