Most Annoying Things About YouTube

The Top Ten
1 Copyright Paranoia

Lots of content creators are being copyrighted for little to no reason. Sampling music for 3 seconds in your video automatically means your channel needs to be taken down, Susan doesn't seem to care that YouTube is going downhill really fast. But YouTube hit an all-time low when they officially removed dislikes, but thankfully you can still view them with extensions that allows you to view dislikes.

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.

I can understand the issue with showing full songs/videos of songs, but what really annoys me is this:

Someone uploads a video that could be of say: skateboard tricks, bloopers, stunts or anything really. They use bits of songs in it to make it "cooler", and because one of the bits of song is deemed copyright infringement, the whole soundtrack for the video is removed. It just seems a bit over the top.

I played a song in the background (But did not try to include it, because I was going to put a soundtrack to it ON YouTube) while I recorded an important video, and YouTube removed my sound! Now I can't even put any songs in the video to cover it up! It's so annoying. Plus, who cares if random people, especially ones with videos of less than 100 views, use things plenty of people know isn't their own?

2 Ads Before Videos

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

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

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

I couldn't agree more! Especially ads you can't skip! This happens every time you watch a music video or something. I was listening to Three Days Grace as I got some Justin Bieber ad, and apparently, it was so important that I had to sit through the whole thing! I mean... Yeah, sure! I wouldn't mind it if I could stand Justin Bieber, but I can't!

3 This Video is Not Available in Your Country

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

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

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

This is the absolute worst thing about YouTube. Like, I travel somewhere, and I want to watch a video, and like BAM! This video is not available in your country. It's so racist! Like, what's wrong with the county I'm in? If it can access YouTube, it should be able to access every video! So damn racist!

4 Ads That Display In the Middle of a Video

I guess these would be fine once a while on long videos (30 minutes or above). But these appear every minute on videos that are short as 10 minutes it gets irritating fast.

The one thing I hate most about this, is when something good is about to start, like there about to start playing the game, and just when they say "Let's get right into the video! " a stupid French perfume ad comes on which I can't understand! Seriously, people need to cut down on the ads! I mean, if it's a 40 minute long video (which I would never watch) then I can understand, but if it's just 12 minutes long, you don't need 5 ads!

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

Yes so annoying and it drives me nuts.

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

5 Google Buying It

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

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

Google + brought spammers getting endless typing, screamer links and forcing people to sign up for their horrid network. News is that someone tried to post a link to reverse comments and Google suspended their channel. Google just can't accept being beaten by other social networks. To comment on Youtube you need to sign up for the trash of Google. The only good thing anymore is Bob.

6 Videos You Don't Like Are Recommended for You

It's so annoying! Like, I'll watch, I dunno, Wengie and then it recommends JoJo Siwa! I'm like "no! Why do you think I want to watch JoJo Siwa?!"

Yeah I get this a lot. Every time I go on YouTube, I see a bunch of videos that are irrelevant to what I like to watch getting recommended to me. And then I have to constantly press "not interested" to get rid of them. So annoying

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

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

Another Update: I saw Puppy Dog Pals videos in my recommendations and I was like oh great this PAW Patrol ripoff is in my recommendations

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

7 30 Second Ads with No Skip

Ugh so annoying.

8 Unskippable Ads

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

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

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.

Can skip a 15 second ad
Can't skip a 30 second ad
Seems logical.

9 Buffering

With all the advanced technology we've created we couldn't make it to where YouTube videos don't have a second loading bar that makes the video buffer and pause if the red bar goes past it? Like why can't the video start and already be fully loaded? It's even more frustrating when the video buffers for like 20 seconds and then says "Loading Error, Tap to retry". It's super annoyingf

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

The stupid loading circle is annoying.

I hate when this happens

10 Age Restriction

I love how YouTube will unnecessarily censor an innocent video where a content creator accidentally says "heck" because that's inappropriate for kids yet they never age restricted any of Cardi B or any other modern rapper's music videos which contain full pornography.

The kind of people that report these videos are angry parents with 3 kids that aren't allowed to watch nick, Cartoon Network, Disney, Disney Channel, or anything but baby shows and can't get on the computer unless it's for school.

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

There are even videos that aren't even inappropriate that are restricted.

The Contenders
11 Unrelated Videos in the Recommended Section

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

Mario Maker 2 was plastered all over my recommendations

12 Comments are Disabled for This Video

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

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

13 The COPPA Update

Youtube Kids is one of the most pointless apps in the entire universe! What was the point? How am I supposed to comment on MLP videos?! If kids want entertainment, let them watch their shows on TV, not THIS! Youtube was made for 13+ age, not for kids! Did you know that some videos that were not made for kids are on Youtube Kids?! If Salad Fingers (one of the best shows ever, in my opinion) was ever on Youtube Kids because it is animated, I will personally go to court and sue COPPA! This is not okay if you really think about it!

I will always still love Youtube, but the system is broken!

The COPPA Update was likely made because of squealing Karens who restrict their child from watching everything because of the "inappropriate" content that's apparently displayed to them.

Oh so now soccermoms are going to tell US what to watch and what not to watch? Susan doesn't seem to give a damn about Youtube's drowning reputation.

They marked a bunch of inappropriate parodies as kids content.

14 Misleading Thumbnails

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

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

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

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

15 Censorship
16 History Box

You can block it

17 Slow Loading

Ugh I hate it! It drives me insane.

It's ran by a hamster wheel.

It's probably your internet.

18 The Comment Section

Comment section on YouTube should be removed because its underused and useless. Most comments on YouTube are from idiots kissing ass or just being toxic jerks. A video can get a million views, but only a small fraction of people who watch the video will actually comment. YouTube should just get rid of it. The like/dislike button is enough.

I do not go to the comment section that much. Annoying, stupid, or offensive comments are predictable. I steer clear of it.

The comments section is littered with like beggars, sub beggars, toxic idiots, and dumb people in general.

It's not just specific things that are annoying about YouTube. The YouTube comment section as a whole is a cesspool of idiocy

19 Constant Layout Changes

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

I wish they made you change back to the old layout...

Oh wait, they did, but I never knew, and in March of 2018, they removed it!

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

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

20 Banned Because of Copyrights

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

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

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

Well if I made something I wouldn't want anyone to use it without asking AND crediting me.

21 Clickbait
22 Dotted Circle Appears While Playing a Video

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

That stupid dotted circle drives me insane!

This is really annoying when this happens during a video it drives me nuts

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

23 The 10 Minute Rule

It's so annoying, when you're watching a T.V. episode it's cut into parts because of this stupid rule and then you have to switch to the next part.

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

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

YouTube lets me upload videos that are whatever length I want

24 Bad Trending Content
25 Errors

It is VERY annoying when you are trying to watch a video, only to see "An error occurred. Please try again later." in the middle of the video, or when you go to your channel page and something like 1% of the time you get an error very similar to the video player ("An error occurred. Please try again.") Or how about when you try to upload a video only for it to sit at 0% for five seconds and then say that an error has occurred while "sending data over the network"? That makes me want to bang my head on the keyboard!

I HATE THIS! I try to watch the shadow reader's videos to listen to his scary stories sometimes and this comes ugh. And when I watch the backyardigans on a VPN I HATE IT?!

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

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