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Prowler
08-07-2017, 03:28 PM
Nowadays, what seems to be the most popular on youtube are fake and/or stupid prank videos, react videos, vlogs and drama between SJWs. Back in, let's say, 2007, what was popular was everyone trying to be come the next Angry Video Game Nerd. The "angry gamer" gimmick was the in thing back then among the video game community on yt. Other than that, I also remember Smosh being the most popular channel around with their parody videos of tv show openings and the Mortal Kombat theme. People making covers of songs was big then as well. You'd search for a song and the search results were full of "My nephew playing Beethoven!" videos.

Pre-google buyout youtube was also a gold mine for anime and cartoon streaming and wrestling videos since channels didn't get taken down so quickly due to copyright issues. I defintiley miss the days where youtube didn't take down videos as often.

Also, do you remember when you could rate yt videos with a 5-star system?

So, which things do you miss from youtube?

CyberCubed
08-07-2017, 04:06 PM
I only ever used youtube to watch official videos by companies who put trailers/E3 videogame gameplay, or to watch a clip from an old movie/tv show/cartoon, etc. that I wanted to see again.

I never watched anything from these so-called, "youtubers." I was already 20 by the time youtube started in 2005, so I was already out of the age range for this to catch on. I had no idea people even made money on youtube until like 2013 or so.

I just use youtube to watch "officially uploaded" clips from companies for movie trailers, videogame trailers, or stuff like that. I can't believe people waste their time watching your average Joe shmoe make a fool of themselves on youtube and find this entertaining.

MikeandRaph87
08-07-2017, 04:08 PM
I miss the ability to place videos where ever you wanted in a playlist. I wanted the ones that I made to have a certain transition, but the shuffle feature quietly disappeared despite its convinence.

Cure
08-07-2017, 04:11 PM
Nothing, really. I don't get attached to **** like that. Youtube isn't a community to me; it's a video playing site.

plastroncafe
08-07-2017, 04:20 PM
I'm with Cure, youtube isn't a community to me. It's a place where people I like put stuff I enjoy. I don't tend to venture outside of that.

So I guess the only thing I miss is this one fanvid from Avatar that used M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes."

That thing was awesome.

Powder
08-07-2017, 04:23 PM
All I miss is the time before they started shilling/censoring content.

ProphetofGanja
08-07-2017, 04:24 PM
Youtube shows you a selection of videos based on other videos you've already watched and/or liked, so the videos it suggests to me are things I'm more than likely interested in.

I was never a fan of "youtube personalities", so I never really watched videos like that so I don't miss them

MikeandRaph87, what is your issue with youtube playlists? To my knowledge you can still edit the order of playlists you make, or watch/listen to them on shuffle

and yeah, as far as online communities go, youtube is the worst. most comment sections are full of nothing but garbage

IndigoErth
08-07-2017, 08:55 PM
...only videos that were in my faves but were deleted from YouTube.

Trying to get fame on YouTube is pretty lame and annoying imo. I mean, if it happens because you've got a good thing going and you're that likeable, rather than actually trying to get lots of attention, great for you. The try hards however... :roll: I guess I technically miss when it wasn't a platform for the attention desperate.

Also, children on YouTube. Also frequently annoying. I miss when more parents would not have dared allow their child to be exposed online like that.

DestronMirage22
08-07-2017, 11:27 PM
Things were better when YouTube wasn't so strict about copyrights. These days a lot of people are hit with claims and have to take down or edit their videos. So annoying.

Wildcat
08-07-2017, 11:39 PM
Everything is basically the same. The ads before videos are annoying but it's nothing compared to tv.

I guess they've tightened up copyright but it's understandable if companies don't want multiple full episodes of thier shows up for free.

Cure
08-08-2017, 12:03 AM
Things were better when YouTube wasn't so strict about copyrights. These days a lot of people are hit with claims and have to take down or edit their videos. So annoying.

Then they're uploading things they shouldn't be in the first place. Get over it.

PApagreg
08-08-2017, 01:18 AM
Then they're uploading things they shouldn't be in the first place. Get over it.

Well not really, a good chunk of the times some of the videos get taken down despite being under fair use thanks to youtube's "Take down and ask questions" policy. Hell Teamfourstar got episode 59 taken down twice by Toei

snake
08-08-2017, 01:45 AM
Then they're uploading things they shouldn't be in the first place. Get over it.

There are still issues regarding fair use.

TheCanadiandrome
08-08-2017, 01:55 AM
I miss before we had all this google plus bs

Autbot_Benz
08-08-2017, 01:58 AM
I miss before we had all this google plus bs

This x1000000000000000

Prowler
08-08-2017, 05:18 AM
I miss before we had all this google plus bs
Oh yeah, definitely that too.

The Deadman
08-08-2017, 05:41 AM
I'll miss the video editor that they're getting rid of next month.

Splinter the boss
08-08-2017, 06:46 AM
Multiple videos I save to watch later end up being deleted all the time. It's irritating really, they're not full episodes of copyrighted shows, but clips of things.

Vegita-San
08-08-2017, 08:21 AM
Things were better when YouTube wasn't so strict about copyrights. These days a lot of people are hit with claims and have to take down or edit their videos. So annoying.

and there is no easy way to dispute them either.

sometimes I'll get a claim on something from someone i know doesn't own the music I use and I'll have to take the video down.

Others, like my turtle videos, there is no way to dispute that it's a fan made video, even though it is using official audio. and i'm 99% certain it was probably a bot going around doing it, not a live person. sigh.

I also miss the ability to replace videos. if you have an ongoing project, having to delete and re upload and loose the comments/ likes is annoying.
or if you want to update it later with fixes and changes


I never really cared for youtube personalities either.
there where a few i found mildly entertaining. The angry Video Game Nerd. Chad Vader. the kid who blew stuff up in microwaves. but other than that, i mostly found them to be annoying fame hogs that where not worth my time on. the earlier guys seem a bit more genuine in just having fun creating content, not fame imho.

Candy Kappa
08-08-2017, 08:30 AM
I miss SpoonyOne creating content.

Fair Use is something that a Youtube content creator should get to know what it really means and how far it protects your stuff, fan creations are stepping on someones IP and that can have consequences if you overstep your boundaries. But the YT takedown system is so easy to exploit that groups like The Christiano Brother's have used it to shut down negative video reviews which got them sued by The Bible Reloaded guys.

So if you're under Fair Use and are being constantly harassed you can go to court with it, if you have the dough for the long and tedious legal process.

Spike Spiegel
08-08-2017, 08:56 AM
YouTube was like a slightly more palatable version of Newgrounds before Google bought it and made it a corporate machine.

Vegita-San
08-08-2017, 11:48 AM
which of course, I don't have any money to do...or the patience.. sigh.

If It was a bot taking things down, at least I'd have a chance of seeing if a real live person could help. or at least make concessions so it can stay up. they can place ads on it or something. oy.


sigh. depressing deleting ten years of work.

CyberCubed
08-08-2017, 01:00 PM
I'd wager 50% or more of videos uploaded on youtube are done illegally. Even people putting up small clips from movies/tv shows technically isn't supposed to happen. The fact that these people also monetize their videos means they're getting money just from uploading clips from shows/movies.

sdp
08-08-2017, 03:12 PM
What changed was $$$$

Yeah, youtube was more of a community before and even if it was filled with angry game reviews at least you knew everyone who was making videos back then was not to make a quick buck online since there weren't really monetized videos and even later when only a select few were youtube partners the majority who did it, was because it was for everyone. All videos are so click baity now and these youtube celebrities feel like they are"someone"

Prowler
08-08-2017, 03:22 PM
What changed was $$$$

Yeah, youtube was more of a community before and even if it was filled with angry game reviews at least you knew everyone who was making videos back then was not to make a quick buck online since there weren't really monetized videos and even later when only a select few were youtube partners the majority who did it, was because it was for everyone. All videos are so click baity now and these youtube celebrities feel like they are"someone"
Yeah, also, back in 2006-2007, not everyone carried around a phone with a good quality camera in it. Smartphones weren't something everyone owned at the time.

I guess it becoming a business was something eventual and I cant' blame people for trying to make money off youtube.

On the other hand, youtube became a better place to watch news videos and follow companies' news and announcements throughout the years.

YouTube was like a slightly more palatable version of Newgrounds before Google bought it and made it a corporate machine.
Newgrounds? Damn is that place still around? That is so turn of the century. 2000-2002 was the time where everyone went there to play borderline porno and violent games. :lol:

TurtleWA
08-08-2017, 03:30 PM
What changed was $$$$

Yeah, youtube was more of a community before and even if it was filled with angry game reviews at least you knew everyone who was making videos back then was not to make a quick buck online since there weren't really monetized videos and even later when only a select few were youtube partners the majority who did it, was because it was for everyone. All videos are so click baity now and these youtube celebrities feel like they are"someone"

Yeah money ruins everything. I miss when youtubers didn't stop in the middle of the video to start crying about needing you to donate money to them because YouTube is screwing them over.

Prowler
08-08-2017, 03:32 PM
Youtube needs some competition. No, Veoh, Vimeo and Dailymotion aren't good enough competition for Youtube. I bet millions of people aren't even aware those websites exist.

Vegita-San
08-08-2017, 03:39 PM
vimeo used to be good, but then you had to pay to get certain features IIRC. and the money to feature ratio wasn't great. plus, not alot of hits or notoriety compared to YT.


As far as 'YT' 'celebrities'...my god.. it's like a whole different culture there. they all talk about each other like they are Harrison ford or Jennifer Anisten. like we should all know what's going on in their lives.

There are some good ones that just do what they do and don't get involved in that community crap...but not alot.

ProactiveMan
08-09-2017, 10:12 PM
If Google didn't buy YouTube, there's no way they could have defend themselves against Viacom. They were blowing through their funds at an astronomical rate, and the Comedy Central lawsuit would have killed them faster than Hulk Hogan leg dropping Gawker.

The IP bots were apparently a peace offering to Viacom, to convince them to drop the suit. You have to imagine that Viacom is more afraid of Google's war chest than some VC startup chuds with no viable business model.

Unfortunately, I don't think YouTube would exist the way it was before the dark times... before the Empire.