Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: *** Official “WHAT THE F@CK IS YOUTUBE DOING NOW??!!!” Thread ***

  1. #1
    100% Organic MumblesBadly's Avatar
    Reputation
    -145
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    In the many threads of this forum
    Posts
    7,130

    *** Official “WHAT THE F@CK IS YOUTUBE DOING NOW??!!!” Thread ***

    YouTube is effing up so badly now with how it is handling user interactions in order to police behavior in the comments it doesn’t want, it’s handicapping seasoned content providers in mysterious and frustrating ways. Here are some notable examples



    Quote Originally Posted by Tellafriend View Post
    There is only one scumbag here:


    ME

  2. #2
    Nova Scotia's REAL #1 Webcam DJ sonatine's Avatar
    Reputation
    5459
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    23,979
    gay porn placeholder
    "Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

    "America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers." -- William S. Burroughs

  3. #3
    Owner Dan Druff's Avatar
    Reputation
    4685
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    32,934
    Blog Entries
    2
    They've also intentionally fucked up the searching for conservative figures they don't like, such as Ben Shapiro and Steven Crowder.

    Try to search for "change my mind steven crowder" and not a single "Change My Mind" video of his will come up on the front page. Crowder found that, outside the US, they come right up as the first result.

    Simply searching for "Ben Shapiro" wouldn't yield any of his daily show videos, but it looks like they finally fixed that -- like within the last week.

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    They've also intentionally fucked up the searching for conservative figures they don't like, such as Ben Shapiro and Steven Crowder.

    Try to search for "change my mind steven crowder" and not a single "Change My Mind" video of his will come up on the front page. Crowder found that, outside the US, they come right up as the first result.

    Simply searching for "Ben Shapiro" wouldn't yield any of his daily show videos, but it looks like they finally fixed that -- like within the last week.
    I just did that for crowder, every video that showed in my search was from crowders channel, some were clips and some were entire episodes with change my mind segments.

  5. #5
    MumblesBadly has to be God. Never been so sure of anything.
    "Your clout isn't exactly at an all time high when people make dupe account to be nice to you."
    -Rumi

    "It's tough to have much of an ego when JSearles has a recurring role your movie."
    -Rumi

  6. #6
    Owner Dan Druff's Avatar
    Reputation
    4685
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    32,934
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by monsterj View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    They've also intentionally fucked up the searching for conservative figures they don't like, such as Ben Shapiro and Steven Crowder.

    Try to search for "change my mind steven crowder" and not a single "Change My Mind" video of his will come up on the front page. Crowder found that, outside the US, they come right up as the first result.

    Simply searching for "Ben Shapiro" wouldn't yield any of his daily show videos, but it looks like they finally fixed that -- like within the last week.
    I just did that for crowder, every video that showed in my search was from crowders channel, some were clips and some were entire episodes with change my mind segments.
    Not what's showing for me.

    I can post a screen shot if you want.

    Top result is Steven Crowder's channel itself, which isn't useful if you're looking for a Change My Mind episode from awhile back (because he puts out so many videos).

    The next two results are unrelated Crowder videos. It didn't even show this a few months ago, but today I do get two unrelated Crowder videos as results #2 and #3.

    The next full page of results are a mixture of clips of his Change My Mind videos (but NOT from his channel), mixed with videos from some guy named "Earthling Ed" who bashes Crowder. There are also some videos from others parodying Change My Mind videos. But not a single Change My Mind video from Crowder's channel.

    I did not get a single full Crowder Change My Mind video on the front page by entering "steven crowder change my mind" or "change my mind steven crowder" into the search bar.

    Again, if anyone doubts me, I can post a screen shot.

  7. #7
    100% Organic MumblesBadly's Avatar
    Reputation
    -145
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    In the many threads of this forum
    Posts
    7,130
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by monsterj View Post

    I just did that for crowder, every video that showed in my search was from crowders channel, some were clips and some were entire episodes with change my mind segments.
    Not what's showing for me.

    I can post a screen shot if you want.

    Top result is Steven Crowder's channel itself, which isn't useful if you're looking for a Change My Mind episode from awhile back (because he puts out so many videos).

    The next two results are unrelated Crowder videos. It didn't even show this a few months ago, but today I do get two unrelated Crowder videos as results #2 and #3.

    The next full page of results are a mixture of clips of his Change My Mind videos (but NOT from his channel), mixed with videos from some guy named "Earthling Ed" who bashes Crowder. There are also some videos from others parodying Change My Mind videos. But not a single Change My Mind video from Crowder's channel.

    I did not get a single full Crowder Change My Mind video on the front page by entering "steven crowder change my mind" or "change my mind steven crowder" into the search bar.

    Again, if anyone doubts me, I can post a screen shot.
    Have you tried forcing Google to forget your preferences? By default, Google tailors search results for each user based on info it collect/retains on them, but you should be able to turn them off or wipe the history for uncustomized search results.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tellafriend View Post
    There is only one scumbag here:


    ME

  8. #8
    100% Organic MumblesBadly's Avatar
    Reputation
    -145
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    In the many threads of this forum
    Posts
    7,130
    Another potential landmine for YouTube content creators.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tellafriend View Post
    There is only one scumbag here:


    ME

  9. #9
    Owner Dan Druff's Avatar
    Reputation
    4685
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    32,934
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by MumblesBadly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post

    Not what's showing for me.

    I can post a screen shot if you want.

    Top result is Steven Crowder's channel itself, which isn't useful if you're looking for a Change My Mind episode from awhile back (because he puts out so many videos).

    The next two results are unrelated Crowder videos. It didn't even show this a few months ago, but today I do get two unrelated Crowder videos as results #2 and #3.

    The next full page of results are a mixture of clips of his Change My Mind videos (but NOT from his channel), mixed with videos from some guy named "Earthling Ed" who bashes Crowder. There are also some videos from others parodying Change My Mind videos. But not a single Change My Mind video from Crowder's channel.

    I did not get a single full Crowder Change My Mind video on the front page by entering "steven crowder change my mind" or "change my mind steven crowder" into the search bar.

    Again, if anyone doubts me, I can post a screen shot.
    Have you tried forcing Google to forget your preferences? By default, Google tailors search results for each user based on info it collect/retains on them, but you should be able to turn them off or wipe the history for uncustomized search results.
    I haven't.

    But I shouldn't have to do this.

    The average YouTube viewer such as myself should get accurate search results, and I'm clearly not.

    You can't even say that it's just tailored specifically to me because I actually watch Crowder's Change My Mind videos, so if anything, the bias should be toward showing me MORE of his videos, not fewer.

  10. #10
    100% Organic MumblesBadly's Avatar
    Reputation
    -145
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    In the many threads of this forum
    Posts
    7,130
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MumblesBadly View Post

    Have you tried forcing Google to forget your preferences? By default, Google tailors search results for each user based on info it collect/retains on them, but you should be able to turn them off or wipe the history for uncustomized search results.
    I haven't.

    But I shouldn't have to do this.

    The average YouTube viewer such as myself should get accurate search results, and I'm clearly not.

    You can't even say that it's just tailored specifically to me because I actually watch Crowder's Change My Mind videos, so if anything, the bias should be toward showing me MORE of his videos, not fewer.
    Go ahead and try resetting/disabling your preferences/history and see what happens. Google may be giving you fewer Crowder videos because it learned that you already know how to find them on YouTube.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tellafriend View Post
    There is only one scumbag here:


    ME

  11. #11
    I don't watch Crowder at all.

    I just typed Steven Crowder Change My Mind and it is a bunch of Change my Mind segments from his official channel.

    Shrug.
    I smoke color purple
    I'm up in here feeling like silly
    Nappy ass dreads, what's that you say?
    Watch your mouth, Milli Vanilli
    You can get snaked, you can get faked
    I'll buy the bitch that you feeling
    'Cause you thought that she was an angel
    That bitch ain't no angel, I treat her halo like a Frisbee

  12. #12
    My main gripe with YouTube is their recommended music choices are increasingly more and more regurgitating shit I have already listened to. I get it that most people just want to listen to the same songs over and over, so it probably makes business sense for them to do it this way, but sometimes you want to listen to something new similar to what you are listening to and it is more difficult now than it used to be.
    I smoke color purple
    I'm up in here feeling like silly
    Nappy ass dreads, what's that you say?
    Watch your mouth, Milli Vanilli
    You can get snaked, you can get faked
    I'll buy the bitch that you feeling
    'Cause you thought that she was an angel
    That bitch ain't no angel, I treat her halo like a Frisbee

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 03-22-2015, 09:45 AM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-03-2014, 10:26 PM
  3. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-13-2013, 05:47 PM
  4. Official complain about the new youtube layout thread
    By anonamoose in forum Flying Stupidity
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-23-2013, 06:02 AM
  5. Random Youtube Music Video Thread -- U2 start things off
    By Anonymous in forum The Bathroom Wall
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-09-2012, 02:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •