6 annoying things that YouTubers do


Reddit’s /r/YouTube community recently put together a list of things that irritate them about today’s batch of successful, popular YouTubers. From begging for subscribers to misleading video titles, the list is pretty ruthless.

Join us as we dive head-first into Reddit’s discussion to pick out 6 annoying things that YouTubers have been guilty of. Pitchforks at the ready, everyone.

Constantly telling viewers about their social media pages

“Thanks for watching, feel free to like, comment, share and don’t forget to subscribe by hitting the button right there. Below, you can find links to my Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, MySpace, and LinkedIn. You can also get in touch with me via Skype, Gmail, Hotmail, MSN messenger, Mirc, smoke signals or two old soup cans and a piece of string.” – Skaschmidt

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”You can also get in touch with me via smoke signals or two old soup cans and a piece of string”[/pullquote]

Super long intros

“15-second-long intros on every single video!” – Thenewboston

“I hate this, especially if it’s a Dubstep intro from one of those ‘free intro creators’ where you just put in the name of your channel. Yeah, you’re not original, I’ve seen like 605 other people with the exact same intro graphic and song” – Magstem

“15 seconds? You seem to have never seen the all-too-common minute-and-a-half After Effects intros” – The6P4


Over-the-top video titles

“Their video titles. They are all so exaggerated and in all caps” – Tylertarian

“TIT JUGGLING IN GTA!! FUNNY EDITS!! Video thumbnail is an ass in a thong” – LIL_BIRKI

“Clickbait titles and thumbnails. Great, you put up a half-naked lady on your thumbnail that is nowhere near relevant to [what you’re talking about]” – Stratys

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”Great, you put up a half-naked lady on your thumbnail”[/pullquote]

Jump cut overload

“Jump cuts between every sentence” – Dampsquid27

“Yeh, I don’t get that. They’ll jump cut every few words at times. Can they not formulate full sentences and memorise them? It just seems like a lot of pointless editing” – TheBen1818

Those broken promises

“When YouTubers say that they’ll put something in the description box and they don’t put something in the description box” – Georgia4eva

Bright lighting

“Extremely bright lighting that washes out their faces” – Celty007

“Jenna Marbles has been doing this A LOT lately. It hurts my eyes, even with my brightness turned all the way down” – AlasEarwax8

Other Reddit suggestions include these irritating habits:

Posting videos on random schedules once every couple of weeks

Dirty fingernails in unboxing videos

‘Heavily sponsored’ videos

Sensitivity to negative comments

Royalty-free ukulele backing tracks

Oh Reddit, never change.

Do you agree with the list? Let us know what you’d add by tweeting us at @TubeChum.

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Tom Morgan

Tom Morgan

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