Worst Things That Ever Happened to YouTube

Here's a list of the worst things that happened to YouTube.
YouTube was once a great site, but eventually, like many things, it went downhill, and not only that, it went downhill like nothing else, it went way downhill too far.
The Top Ten
1 COPPA

I was 13 years old when the 2019 COPPA update was announced in September 2019, so I find it extremely stupid that it applies to all of us 13+ users as well as people 12 and under. I seriously thought I was going to get fined $42,000 just for having a YouTube channel.

I get that they were trying to protect kids from bullying me, but you shouldn't really have a YT account under 13.

Worst thing youtube could ever do.

2 Lucas Cruikshank sold the Fred Channel to Trolls in August 28, 2014

What a day where YouTube's greatest legend, Lucas Cruikshank, the guy who did Fred, made a horrible decision, he sold the Fred Channel to a bunch of little trolls, and he did that just to make money, he wanted to be rich, how stupider can he get?

Some of us find Fred annoying and obnoxious, especially with his high pitched and squeaky voice from when he sped up his videos, but he had TONS of creativity and imagination, yet he was like no one else, creating a vivid character and becoming the first YouTuber to do many things, get a million viewers and subs, make T.V. guest appearances, make movies (even in the form of a trilogy) and make T.V. shows, he did all of that because he had talent and creativity.

But then in August 28, 2014, he sold his Fred channel with a video uploaded on that day, at first you feel glad that he's returned, but then you realize that you're wrong, he says he turns all those trolls to Fred, and he is "gone".

Saddest tragedy ever to happen to YouTube, and ever since his "death", YouTube has been going downhill so much lately, he became too greedy and that's why he sold his Fred channel, yet he didn't even make a finale, Why end/cancel something without a finale?

So we all mourned the tragic loss of Fred, I wanted to kill myself, he was doing many greedy and stupid things like many YouTubers nowadays, but then, without expectations, he brought Fred back, but you guys won't find him as easily, but I'll help you guys, go onto Lucas's channel, and you'll find a few new Fred videos, he made one 2 days after Christmas (first Fred video in 1.5 years anywhere), and another one on Valentine's Day, yet he even admitted his biggest mistake at the same time, which is something most people anywhere don't do these days, he had the balls to do it.

They just might be follow ups/encores for the fraction of fans who miss Fred the most, including me.

I was lucky enough to go on that channel after he sold his Fred... more

3 Comments Disabled on Family Videos

This was stupid that they removed comments on family videos, it's not the same without the comments

This not fun, it not the same without comments on family channels

There is no reason

4 Trolls Invaded YouTube

Remember when YouTube was such a great place, full of awesome videos, people, games and searches.

Very fun to go on.

But not anymore.

Now, ever since 2013/14, it became infested with worthless trolls, people making stupid videos just for shock value and money, they talk about and make fun of sexual content and drugs, show off their body parts, make sexual/drug stories, and make stupid food eating videos, their "food" is usually barf, it's the worst kind of food you'll ever find.

No wonder they're so greedy, Drew, Joey, Jenna, Shane, Sam, Jenny, and stuff.

Those stars were once good and funny, but now they messed up, and this is only a fraction of the total trolls out there.

Nowadays whenever someone uploads a flat earth related video it gets flooded with paid government trolls frantically trying to convince everyone they live on a globe.

Let's see, there's the one guy who thinks tornadoes are fake and tried to get everyone else to believe him, the one dude who took the time to dislike several of my videos a few years back, and many more.

5 Too many Sword Art Online haters

I can't go to any Sword Art Online-related video without seeing two or more annoying hate comments about the anime series! I don't need a Frozen treatment!

Guess millions of people never watched Boku No Pico.

6 Demonetization
7 YouTube Star Sam Pepper Raped People

YouTube's Sam Pepper was once thought to be an average YouTuber, until he sexually abused people, making sexual videos while raping people just for his "experiments" and "pranks". He's such a mean troll, he even got in trouble for that, yet he also made a video called "Killing Best Friend Prank", and he got into trouble for that too, yet when he apologized, he never really meant it. It was a joke, he did all of that because he chose to do that because he wanted money, what an @$$ (censored to stay clean).

Thankfully at least he gave up and left YouTube, so Hallelujah.

8 People Complained About Copyright
9 Adding "Made for Children" Feature

Duo Cartoonist literally deleted their entire channel because of this! Thanks a lot COPPA update!

I not looking forward to this change! It going to ruin my subscriber that makes family vlogs they sometimes do kid related things

10 People Started Making Porn Jokes

People had been telling Dirty Jokes online It is not okay at all

The Contenders
11 YouTube Removing Dislikes Count

Personally the disliking button can be useful when it comes to expressing opinions on someone not liking a certain video.
Besides, removing this feature is quite pointless considering how there are some people out there who are not going to like a certain video.

This makes me so angry even thinking about it now how will we know which videos are clickbait? Or maybe the real question is what will YouTube do next? Remove the like button? How about removing comments? Oh wait that sorta happened already. OH I know, removing all the videos ever posted!

One of worst things YouTube has ever done. I installed an extension called "Return YouTube Dislike" which has a dislike count. If you install Return YouTube Dislike, you will see dislikes on YouTube.

12 Advertising Went Overboard

Advertising is one thing to get attention, but too much advertising during a video is getting out of control, there's stupid ad strikes and ads that even involve drugs, porn, and violence. It's just ruining our minds with garbage and interrupting our videos, why look at stupid ads?

It's so annoying to see ads in the middle of the video. It's fine if it's in the beginning or in the end of a video. But in the middle! Also, there are unskippable 30-second ads that exist. It's annoying.

As if Ads before videos wasn't bad enough, now we have ads DURING videos!

13 Vlogging Went Downhill in 2014

YouTube was once a great place to go on, even vlogging was once great back then, but eventually, people decided to make stupid vlogs and act stupid in them just for money, they used to be creative, but not anymore.

14 People Started Posting Mean Comments

Everyone now is just so toxic one time jzboy deleted his animation when down in the comments everyone acted so toxic and forcing haters to not hate, like WHAT? Everyone is so immature that just needs to learn to live and all you have to do is post a comment and wait for someone to bee man to you. Literally everyone learned to not bully turns out 80% don't listen.

"Mean comments". Do you mean opinions? Or ad hominem attacks on arguments?

This should be called demonetized comments that should be moderated

15 Double Ads

Having to deal with 1 ad prior to June 2019 was bad enough, but now there are double ads on YouTube, and it's even worse when they're both unskippable.

16 Quantum TV
17 Susan Wojcicki became the CEO

Tell me a GOOD thing she's done. Before that, likely all of these things will happen:
Susan Wojcicki steps down as CEO ( already happened)
Nicki Minaj will make a good song (already done. It's "Starships")
Jake Paul will stop being a scumbag and make good videos (the world will end before that)
and finally...
People will stop hating Justin Bieber for a song he's made 13 years ago and isn't even that bad (never).

It was all fine until she came along. From harassing innocent YouTubers for making fun of a shooter to introducing the COPPA policy. Let's not forget defending the Paul Brothers, not doing anything about animal abusers and demonetizing innocent content creators for saying hell in a livestream because it's not FaMiLy FrIeNdLy.

She has made so many bad decisions as the YouTube CEO.

18 People Started Making Stupid "Challenges"

Is this what YouTube has come to these days? It was once great, but then one day, some stupid trolls decided to make up stupid "challenges", they're unoriginal, stupid, boring, and nonsense, yet sometimes, they're even abusive.

Even those who were legends are doing these stupid "challenges", they do some of the grossest things on the planet, and harass one another.

Why watch stuff like the Condom Challenge or Charlie Charlie and stuff like that?
People have become so stupid (no offense), and have lost their creativity.

And they're doing all of that stuff because they are just too desperate and hungry for money, Money isn't the most important thing in life, although it's one of the things that keep us living, but still, greed is just the wrong thing to do. Greed ruined YouTube.

This should be number one because people are dumb these days and one of the worst of these challenges is the tide pod challenge and people need to stop doing these challenges because they could get arested or die!

19 Vtuber Pikamee Quits

One of the best VTubers in the world, Amano Pikamee received a lot of hate due to her announcing that she will play Hogwarts Legacy.

It didn't help that she was taking a long break due to her mental health.

Because of this, she ended up Graduating (Quitting/Retiring) on March 31st.

She did however return in June or July under the name, Henya afterwards.

20 Google+ Bought It

Google+ is a good reason why YouTube started to decline. It was shoved in our faces for half a decade; you needed a Google+ account to comment, and you were constantly asked to use it. Thankfully, Google listened, and they aren't merging that crap with YouTube anymore.

Google is great, but Google+ was one of the things that messed up YouTube, YouTube was pure gold, but Google+ was one thing to decline the gold quality.
Videos became less entertaining, and people started making mean comments, what's wrong with humanity?

What did they do with it

21 Joey Graceffa Started Planning on Marrying Daniel Christopher

This is part of gay marriage, and he's gay, Man the world is screwed up.
Religion tells us positivity, and our world is full of negatives.

22 Google Plus
23 Fake Giveaways
24 Google Buying It
25 Logan Paul's Suicide Forest Video

Who would upload something like that? Logan Paul should be ashamed of himself for making fun of a dead body and uploading it to YouTube.

Why does that place exist?! What should I be saying is why did Logan Paul do this?

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