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Old 12-29-2016, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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I hate how the little red line under the videos or the "watched" in the corner is no longer on most of my viewed videos. So that means they keep popping up on my front page, I click on it to only find out I've already watched when it begins. <inserting a big fat thumbs down here>
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I have to use a google plus account, and enter a first and last name.
I wasn't aware of this until I posted a comment on a video & then my real name came up because I had a old Gmail account !
Then you can't even retract it !
The ads are annoying as well too.
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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What's annoying is how they forced Google+, and Gmail integration into it. Google+ is their absolutely terrible terrible , non-user friendly version of social networking. I can't believe the way Google+ is now is the best Google could come up with. The older version of it was actually better.
That is also my only and biggest dislike.
Imho, that was a big "FU" to existing users.
I personally never liked Google and how they did business despite all the -seemingly- free products they offered.
For instance, gmail and how they scan the e-mails for keywords for analytical and advertisement purposes.
Not to mention allowing certain government organizations to monitor data traffic based on other "buzz" word based algorithms.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:48 PM
 
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We'll eventually have to pay for everything that was once free.

I don't mind the ads that much because I still get to watch videos/listen to songs for free.
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I don't mind the ads, just the increased frequency. I don't need to watch an ad for every 30 seconds of video time.

As for the recommended video's, it has always been that. I remember when it first came out I was researching sometime on Lions and watching videos on it and the recommended videos after that was women jumpin on trampolines. Though, I am grateful for that.
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:06 PM
 
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I hate how the little red line under the videos or the "watched" in the corner is no longer on most of my viewed videos. So that means they keep popping up on my front page, I click on it to only find out I've already watched when it begins. <inserting a big fat thumbs down here>


This. It's almost like my suggestions list now has now become a recently watched videos list. I do not like this.

As far as commercials.. Youtube was a revenue loser for years, it was only a matter of time...The ads are easy to get rid of on a pc or laptop. Haven't figured it out on my phone yet.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:20 PM
 
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I don't have a problem with most of what you are complaining about.

Advertisements- I also find them annoying, but I also understand that Youtube is a business and needs to make money somehow. They aren't providing an outlet to upload and watch videos for fun.

Movies and TV shows- These things also aren't free and for the most part have copyrights owned by someone. These people deserve to be paid for use of their property.
How many years? I can understand if it is a fairly new movie. But when your talking about shows that are more than 30 years old give me a break. They should be released when they are that old.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:22 PM
 
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omg they are getting terrible with the ads they are trying to get people to sign up for their monthly subscription service. I knew it was only a matter of time I'm surprised they didn't do it years ago. I think it's kind of bs though they are essentially making money off of content that other people post. Yes some people make money off of making Youtube videos but from what I understand you have to get millions of views for it to amount to much. They're getting too greedy and are a monopoly I'd like to see a competitor come up and challenge them.
Completely agreed! Rep awarded lol!
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:24 PM
 
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This! It was bad enough that Google kept changing and screwing up YouTube's layout and features, but when they started forcing all that other crap, that was it.
Agree completely, they should've left it the way it was, imo.
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:15 AM
 
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You can block the ads. The Firefox browser and UBlock add on (or adblock) works. It's wonderful
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