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Date: 05/17/11 04:05 PM

84 Responses to YouTube Then, YouTube Now [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of floydevans
    floydevans Female 13-17
    168 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:04 pm
    Link: YouTube Then, YouTube Now - Damn, those were the good old days...
  2. Profile photo of Zach82
    Zach82 Male 30-39
    319 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    Everything always gets worse.
  3. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25350 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    O how times have changed
  4. Profile photo of haveheart
    haveheart Female 18-29
    407 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    very true.
  5. Profile photo of Norris
    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    youtube has always sucked :P

  6. Profile photo of whyme73
    whyme73 Male 18-29
    469 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    Thumbs up if you like this post.
  7. Profile photo of Plague555
    Plague555 Male 18-29
    553 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    hmm.. adblock plus + fast internet = win
  8. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2029 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    if you get google chrome and get the ad blocker it never plays that advert before and it annoys me how people bitch about this on pretty much every video.
  9. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    I`ve never had a commercial on YouTube... I don`t know why. I don`t think adblock would stop it. I use both FF and Chrome. Huh.
  10. Profile photo of Ontario
    Ontario Male 18-29
    229 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    And searching threw videos was so much easier back then, and you didn`t have pooty featured peoples videos on the front page
  11. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    so true
  12. Profile photo of Tubby12370
    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
    1440 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    Adblock FTW!
  13. Profile photo of ashyboomstik
    ashyboomstik Male 30-39
    133 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    LOL, funny!
  14. Profile photo of Kassandra
    Kassandra Female 18-29
    34 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:46 pm
  15. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1678 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    Ugh yes. I almost had an aneurysm when it made me switch to a drating google email (which I had to CREATE JUST SO I COULD WATCH KITTENS EAT WATERMELON) after using a hotmail one for YEARS. And why was that necessary? I don`t know, because Google is going to take over the world and I`m going to be powerless to do anything about it. Resistance is futile.
  16. Profile photo of newbzoorz
    newbzoorz Male 13-17
    217 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    I can`t believe there was nothing about the stupid youtube comments.
  17. Profile photo of Norris
    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    yea i didnt realize that youtube had ads on it till i used IE to load youtube is really worse than i thought lol
  18. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    i hate having to have a google account now, and i hate the ads and the speech bubbles!!
  19. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    Most of the time it still works exactly as described on the left. And the sign-up process is a one time inconvenience.

    I hate it when people get angry over non-issues.
  20. Profile photo of funnehkitteh
    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm
    F GOOGLE, F ADS, F SLOW INTERNET CONNECTION! firefox and virgin media <3
  21. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    Oddly, what annoys me the most is Google`s disinformation policy, stating that you need to link your Youtube account to a Google account for added security. That`s obviously untrue - linked accounts are less secure than seperate accounts. It`s all about data gathering, which is Google`s core purpose. If they were honest about it, I wouldn`t find it so annoying.
  22. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7368 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 5:17 pm
    i never have a problem with my videos buffering.
  23. Profile photo of Negativitron
    Negativitron Male 18-29
    66 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    if you need, you can just use a mailinator account- I used one, it worked.
  24. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2346 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm
    Steps 9 and 13 don`t ever happen to me. Step 11 doesn`t bother me. Other than that, yeah, annoying youtube being annoying.
  25. Profile photo of antagonizer
    antagonizer Male 18-29
    509 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 5:50 pm
    tubestop for firefox. no mo ads.
  26. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    Ads don`t make it to my screen, even on Hulu. I love AdBlock and FF4.
  27. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    Mine still works like the "Then" example. Though I do have my own channel and post videos to it occasionally.
  28. Profile photo of Ripper398
    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    I agree, youtube has become a twat
  29. Profile photo of SystemFail
    SystemFail Male 13-17
    108 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm
    Well to remain free, youtube needs to show ads at the beginning of its videos, so I really don`t mind having them there that much.
  30. Profile photo of EntrE
    EntrE Male 18-29
    535 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm
    the buffering problem occures all the time. youtube isn`t up to date with it`s bandwidth AT ALL
  31. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    YouTube hardly works on my PC, it says it instantaneously buffers, with the red line going all the way through, but I get the little circle loading screen for a really dang long time.
  32. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
    1195 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 6:37 pm
    Buffering and flagged videos have always been around. You don`t have to connect to a Google account and you can get an ad blocker.

    What bugs me is the content and comments... it`s happening here too.
  33. Profile photo of danky
    danky Male 18-29
    559 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 6:49 pm
    this is so old
  34. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2589 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm
    If you switch over to the html5 version of youtube there`s no ads
  35. Profile photo of intrigid
    intrigid Male 18-29
    914 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    Almost none of this applies to be. The worst thing about YouTube now is how hard it is to view high rated videos.
  36. Profile photo of nubblins
    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    As Tubby12370 said:

    Adblock FTW!
  37. Profile photo of DCBizzle
    DCBizzle Male 18-29
    230 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    too true
  38. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3233 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 7:53 pm
    and its getting wose
  39. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11744 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm
    YouTube sucks and this place will soon too since the motherf*cking Meebo bar is back.
  40. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    Thought the buffer crap was my bad connection, but it really does seem to just be youtube.
  41. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 8:14 pm
    Yeah, new YouTube sucks balls. Oh, and Freddy, sweetie, just collapse the Meebo bar. Poof! Out of sight, out of mind.
  42. Profile photo of BRKNVLTR
    BRKNVLTR Male 40-49
    377 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    This is so true. They all sell out to the almighty $$$$
  43. Profile photo of Reganom
    Reganom Male 18-29
    505 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm
    As Tubby12370 said:

    Adblock FTW!

    I don`t use adblock for youtube, most of the videos i watch are subscription videos and the ads give them a bit of revenue to keep making videos.
  44. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12155 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm
    It`s sad because it`s true.
  45. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    Firefox + Adblock Plus all the way. 8-)
  46. Profile photo of PringleMan
    PringleMan Female 13-17
    1356 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 8:41 pm
    I`m just glad i have a youtube you can tube on...
  47. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3332 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 8:43 pm
    wait...what? it`s not just our computers? sigh.
  48. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15512 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm
    Thats Youtube for ya!
  49. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    Uuuh is that how it is? Cause when I go to youtube, I just press play and let the magic happen. Dont think I`ve even witnessed an ad yet. Maybe thats thanks to fire fox.
  50. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4009 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm
    They forgot one thing.

    To make the video full screen, and then Hi-Def, which means it has to buffer again, and then make it full screen AGAIN!!!

    Also: User captions need to be completely removed, except for links to the next part of whatever it may be you`re watching AT THE END OF THE VIDEO. I don`t want to rewind your stupid video to find the link for the next part.

    All videos should automatically start loading in the highest possible resolution...WTF YOUTUBE!!!
  51. Profile photo of elgrappa
    elgrappa Male 18-29
    96 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    word!!! btw you forgot the stars
  52. Profile photo of Fleaman1797
    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
    718 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 10:29 pm
    Fake and Gay (am i doing it right?) lol
  53. Profile photo of xoxcassxox
    xoxcassxox Female 18-29
    263 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 10:45 pm
    so true
  54. Profile photo of liberalirony
    liberalirony Male 18-29
    196 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 11:34 pm
    Thank you adblock. Have never seen an ad on youtube :P
  55. Profile photo of BexyWexy
    BexyWexy Female 30-39
    63 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 1:03 am
    4,5,6 - only happen when you need to register, which most people will have already done, so take those out.
    7 - is what the back button is for
    8 & 10 - what are these ads you see?
    11 - is habit for me. Annotations, and anything else selected is turned off automatically now.
    9 & 12 - I just play/pause at the start and download it all first. Habit again >.<

    Thus said, It`s getting damn annoying with their videos. "Missing" ones, "removed" ones, "only available in some obscure town in the middle of nowhere" ones, "only viewable on the site itself" ones, "log in 6 times to view a kiddie saying something to f@@k because it`s flagged" ones.

    I miss my good old YouTube days, even with the assimilation to the new YouTube.
  56. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 1:08 am
    AdBlock and a decent internet connection ... problem solved.
  57. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3830 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 2:31 am
    its so true- i was getting so pissed when they first brought in the ads, but now im used to it and forgot about it. huh.
  58. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 2:37 am
    On the upside, videos are much higher quality now (720p 1080p)
  59. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 4:16 am
    Adblock is like a big giant cow shover on my internets.
    When you plow through them you get to see the chunky bits of the ad go flying over your head.
    So satisfying.
  60. Profile photo of dukorider1
    dukorider1 Male 18-29
    210 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 5:53 am
    I just login with gmail and watch everything I want, in 1080p no less, but that`s because I live in Belgium. How come the country who started it has to suffer?
  61. Profile photo of SapphireHart
    SapphireHart Female 18-29
    412 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 6:05 am
    I love it when the website says "will return after this ad" and goes straight to the next page. Good old adblockplus
  62. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10445 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 6:46 am
    Firefox + Adblock Plus all the way.
    Yep. 8-)
    That and a sock account you automatically sign into to watch flagged videos and comment.

    We don`t get unlimited internet, so 720 and 1080p videos are out.
  63. Profile photo of mitha
    mitha Male 18-29
    269 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 7:05 am
    Only annoying thing is that "This video contains material from <insert reason for piracy> and is not available in your country".
    Everything else about youtube is fine for me, high resolution rocks.
  64. Profile photo of trippyhippy9
    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
    559 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 7:25 am
    What a whinny little cry baby. Oh it doesn`t let me watch all videos ever instatntly for absolutely free. They expect me to look at ads to help pay for this service I am using!?!? How dare they want to make a buck!?!

    Get over it.
  65. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 7:46 am
    It`s true but not that much effort. Especially if you signed up in 2006...
  66. Profile photo of mclovin973
    mclovin973 Male 18-29
    407 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:24 am
    I`m so glad I stopped coming to this site cus unfunny stuff like this is filled all over the iab pages,its just lame
  67. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
    878 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 10:26 am
    it also wants your cell phone number verification
  68. Profile photo of ShadowDD13
    ShadowDD13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 10:45 am
    @trippyhippy what an non-nice individual, the internet was designed for the free exchange of information for normal users like you and me, cooperations only got on to make a buck, which really thats not how it should be, we only put up with it because we have to, your just a dick though
  69. Profile photo of Anger
    Anger Male 18-29
    218 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    pretty soon they`ll get your social
  70. Profile photo of flyducks
    flyducks Male 13-17
    231 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    even i remember this
  71. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    @ShadowDD13: Whether the original intent was free exchange of information or not, it costs money to run a website. You can`t fault a person/company for trying to run a service without going bankrupt. The real issue is in what ads do to the market. By charging companies for ad space, rather than charging the consumer for using the service, the companies are shelling out money that they need to recoup elsewhere, meaning that ubiquitous ads increase prices. So maybe you get to use Youtube for free, but that computer you buy to watch Youtube with is going to be slightly more expensive. It`s not necessarily a bad model, but one that people should be aware of.
  72. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
    778 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    " the internet was designed for the free exchange of information for normal users like you and me"

    You drating idiot. It still works that way. You can easily go onto the internet and directly send any file that you own to any other person.

    Services however, cost money. That is very common. If you are surprised by the fact that you need to pay for a service that costs money to provide, then you should take a knife and run into it.

    Personally, I don`t mind dealing with ads if it is for a service that is otherwise free. Especially since I can open up multiple tabs and do whatever I want while the ad is on mute.
  73. Profile photo of xbx214
    xbx214 Male 18-29
    956 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    I was at it around the time when they started the flagging thing.. Its a shame the law comes to drat everything and bust a nut...
  74. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    you gotta love the ads that play before you watch a movie preview. the movie preview is an ad itself, but to watch that ad you have to watch another ad before it.
  75. Profile photo of Pandasmuggle
    Pandasmuggle Male 18-29
    7 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:21 pm
    AdBlocker. Didn`t even know Youtube had advertisement in their videos until I saw it on my friends POS laptop.
  76. Profile photo of osmandias
    osmandias Male 40-49
    205 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 1:19 am
    I don`t use YouTube anymore. I`m tired of being told that I live in the wrong country.
    And don`t tell me about proxies - YouTube blocks them as soon as they are up.
  77. Profile photo of maxxim
    maxxim Male 30-39
    125 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:27 am
    Literally none of that happens for me, I didn`t know there were ads, never seen one. haha, living in the US with a fast internet connection and a none sh***y browser does wonders for youtube viewing I guess.
  78. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 10:59 am
    We don`t get unlimited internet
    now that is really drated up!

    Download adblock plus and stop bitching about ads....
  79. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    yuuuup aint that the truth
  80. Profile photo of killscreen
    killscreen Male 18-29
    10 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    but you can play snake now!
  81. Profile photo of GrumpyOwl
    GrumpyOwl Female 13-17
    1 post
    May 21, 2011 at 4:11 am
    True Dat bro
  82. Profile photo of cosmicevo
    cosmicevo Male 18-29
    7 posts
    May 21, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    AdBlock Plus and NoScript for Google Chrome and FireFox, no ads or pop ups or bullpoo. :->
  83. Profile photo of kbubb91
    kbubb91 Male 18-29
    89 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 12:04 am
    adblock plus for the win

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