5) Copyright strikes
Getting your YouTube videos noticed is already a tough job and the miserable folk over at Sony and Universal (amongst others) aim to make it just a little bit harder. I’ve lost count of the amount of times great quality content has been taken down or muted completely because of an issue with music. That ‘Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life’ video, for example. Should the creators have used royalty-free music in the first place? Well, yes, but that doesn’t change the fact that good videos are being removed without warning.
6) Night mode
Most of my YouTube watching is done in bed late at night. Don’t worry, it’s not as sinister as it sounds. This probably seems like a minor issue to most, but I find the lightness of YouTube can hurt my eyes on a bright monitor. I’d like a night mode to darken the website, please. I can think of countless websites that offer a similar feature. Me and my eyes are begging you. Please YouTube, please.
8) ‘Check out my channel’ posts
Go to any popular content creator’s Discussion tab on their channel page and you’ll be overwhelmed with ‘check out my channel plz’ comment spam. It’s irritating. Uploader’s should be gaining views through their original content, not because they begged some 10 year olds on PewDiePie‘s latest Amnesia video to check out their ‘sick montage’.
9) Fanboys / Fangirls
This suggestion has been put forward by Tube Chum’s very own Graham Marshall, who said: “People get so obsessive with YouTube personalities that when stuff is going on in their lives people think they have a right to know. Content creators give you that content free of charge. You shouldn’t expect any more than they feel they can give. TotalBiscuit has recently talked in depth about his health problems but he keeps his family life very private. People need to respect that with their favourite YouTubers”.
10) Faulty Subscription Boxes
This has been an issue for YouTube since the dawn of time, and it’s still not fixed. If you use YouTube on a regular basis, the chances are you’re constantly battling against a subscription box that doesn’t always tell you when your favourite YouTube has posted a new video. Yes, they’re better than they used to be, but they’re still fairly temperamental.
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