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January 19, 2011

New YouTube Homepage

Last month, YouTube tested a new homepage with many useful features. The new homepage is now available to everyone. The list of new features hasn't changed, even though some of them have been slightly tweaked:
* Combined list - Merges your subscriptions, friend activity, and recommendations into one easier-to-scan list
* Don't miss a video - If a channel uploads 4 videos in a day, you'll see all 4 - instead of just the latest video
* Delete anything - Hover over any video you don't want to watch and click 'x'
* Or just grey it out - Videos you've already watched will be greyed out - so even without deleting, you'll know where you left off
* Help me re-find stuff I just watched - Your homepage will include your recent likes and favorites so you can easily get back to them
* Easy inbox - Links to your inbox (personal messages & comments) are front and center
* Load much more - Watch older videos - all without leaving the homepage


If you don't like the combined view, click on "subscription uploads" at the top of the page to only see the latest videos from your favorite channels. Unfortunately, the homepage is no longer customizable, so you can't hide the sections you don't use.

185 comments:

  1. I don't really like it, it's quite clumped together. I liked things in their own sections...

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  2. Ugh! I just logged in to YouTube and noticed the new homepage. I didn't like it that much when it was in beta, so I guess I better get used to it now.

    I hate it that watched videos aren't removed but grayed out.

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    1. Im not able to fill the screen any more when I watch video's and Im not able to download video's ???????????
      you tube is starting to suck.

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  4. This is the worst thing Google's ever done to Youtube. I HATE it.

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  5. YOU FUCKING TWATS!!!!!
    THIS SUCKS!!!!!

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  6. GO FIRE YOURSELF YOU FUCKING HOMEPAGE DESIGNER!!!

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  7. Hate absolutely everything about it. People have been telling you that for months, but it's not like you give a damn. Worst case of job justification to date, even outdistancing the beta page. All kinds of things broken on You Tube that you refuse to fix, but this you had time for. YouTube and Google staff should be embarrassed by yet another debacle, to go along with every other failed redesign you've introduced, and there are plenty.

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  8. Yep, the new homepage is awful. It's like they're taking tips from Myspace.

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  9. Less confusing when everything was organized in sections.

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  10. looks like everyone aggrees, it sucks, i dont know what youtube is thinking, the way it was was perfect... easy, uncoplicated, and usefull. if its not broken dont fix it!!!

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  11. does anyone know how to return to the old homepage ... this is even worse then the playlist bar thing they bought out, they even took the message and comment section away ...AAARRGGGHH !!!

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  12. I don't care about the latest "popular & trending" videos. The recommended videos are retarded as well. This is dumb.

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  13. No. Change it back.

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  14. CHANGE THE HOMEPAGE BACK

    WE DON'T WANT OUR SUBSCRIPTIONS ALL IN A HUGE TOWER, WE WANT THEM IN ONE BOX THAT YOU CAN SEE WITH A GLANCE

    WE WANT TO SEE AT A GLANCE HOW MANY COMMENTS AND MESSAGES WE HAVE RECEIVED ON THE HOMEPAGE

    WE WOULD ALSO LIKE A WHOLE PAGE OF RECOMMENDED VIDEOS, NOT JUST THE 12 YOU'VE ALLOTTED.

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  15. Please return it.
    Youtube, we don't need new redesigns every 5 minutes.
    The last design I liked.
    Please return it to that and stop the changes.
    This homepage sucks, I have 1000000 subscribers, if every one of them took up one row, ill need to scroll forever.

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  16. So, because a few people liked it, everyone has to be cursed with it. Is that how it goes?
    I think the new homepage looks like a pile of s&#*, but I guess my opinion doesn't matter, since you freaks are more concerned about what you think that about giving me the option to go back to the way it was. You people need to pull your heads out of your a$$e$. Seriously, you people are the reason sites like Viddler and Vimeo are becoming more popular! Because you don't have a freaking clue.

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  17. Don't remove the new comments/messages section for fucks sake.

    Change it back!

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  18. BTW - "available to everyone" doesn't mean that it's supposed to be FORCED ONTO EVERYONE.
    AVAILABLE means OPTIONAL, morons! Seriously, whoever's in charge needs to be replaced.

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  19. People who hate it don't know how to use YouTube.

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    1. i know EXACTLY how to use YT. I hate the new version. Get over it. No one likes it, except maybe you. But you don't matter.

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  20. We want our subscription box back! You have made the homepage a jumbled mess! Almost every comment here is a negative one! Change it back! Trololo!

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  21. I don't like being forced to have sections I removed before, and seeing uploads from subscriptions all over the place instead of together makes the new page look clumsy. Its also greying out things I haven't watched yet, which is confusing, because isn't it supposed to grey out what I HAVE watched?

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  22. It's a huge mess! It looks awful. Terrible design.

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  23. Please put it back the way it was, or at least give us the option to remove and or size the sections we want to our own prefs.

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  24. Can we revert out pages back?

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  25. Youtube's quite wonderful at making things overly complicated....

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  26. Omg what are you playing at? Can I have a CHOICE to change it? I liked having my subcription's new videos at the top of my homepage so I could see their new videos. I really don't care if someone has liked a video - this isn't Facebook. Do something about it.

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  27. WTF SERIOUSLY YOUTUBE? This new "design" is horrible and looks like a giant mess when you've subscribed to a lot of people. Please, please revert it back to the old, clean, practical homepage that everyone liked.

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  28. I think the new homepages are made to make the old homepages look good by comparison.

    They get steadily worse so the devs can read user comments about how the old one (which some hate) was so much better and we want it back.

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  29. Change it back right now please. Stop "fixing" things that don't need to be changed. Your "quick tip" does nothing for me about my subscriptions, it took me ages to get used to the new layout and now I have to try and get used to this? I'll stop using it soon. Give your users an option, stop making decisions on what a few people want.

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  30. It seems that YouTube is becoming less and less usable over time. I think Google is doing this on purpose, they know it sucks, and they just seem to want to appeal to the major producers Universal Films, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, etc. Within the next year or so YouTube will be completely unusable and eventually shut down due to decreased usage.

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  31. i dont like it. is there a way to get them to at least make it an option to use it?

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  32. Horrible when you have to scroll forever to find content you want to watch. The old system was better.

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  33. I kinda like it. Been using it since beta.

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  34. WORST HOMEPAGE EVER.

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  35. Youtube users do not want 'Most Popular', 'Trending', 'Spotlight Videos' and a horrific 'recent activity' feed. They want a clear inbox near the top, a clear, large subscriptions box, an Insight chart + link, and Featured Videos somewhere thurther down.

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  36. ...So I can vote down videos but not your shitty homepages.

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  37. I can't tell if people commented on my videos because i cant find the inbox thing. I hate this update.

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  38. if aint broke don't fix it

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  39. Don't fix what's not broken!

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  40. The new homepage is over designed garbage. There were millions of ways YouTube could have made the default home page better, but it's like they went out of their way to make it terrible.

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  41. Are you serious Youtube? Cut it out with the "minimalist" crap. YOUTUBE ISN'T FUCKING FACEBOOK!! And we want to keep it that way.

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  42. This is the worst thing that's ever happened to YouTube. Not one person likes it. That should say something. Change it back.

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  43. Stop.. just stop with the changes. No one's going to use YouTube eventually if you keep doing this. Just stop.

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  44. Browsing in groups is much easier than this overly detailed list they have going on. What do I care about the first ten words of the vid's info? It's not enough to read the whole thing, so it just clutters the screen.

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  45. This SUCKS! Months ago they change the rating system and now this? WTF am I looking at? Do I really care what everyone else liked? WAY to cluttered up and to much BS to scroll through!
    IT SUCKS!

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  46. I hate it too, it's ugly and now I can't revert back to the old one...sigh!

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  47. If you want to change the home page, fine. But you should always give everyone the option of retaining the old format. It's obvious from this and many other blogs that a huge number of people hate this new layout. So why would you force this upon them?

    What the hell were you thinking?

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  48. Dear Google, please return the old homepage. The new one looks too clumped together, and confusing. Thank you.

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  49. I liked it the way it was. There's too much confusing shit up on the homepage now. Why the hell do people have to change things? Do they do it on purpose to piss people off?

    At least give people the option to change it back if they want to.

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  50. This is the most clusterfucked homepage I have ever seen in my life. I never thought I'd leave youtube due to it's popularity but I guess I have no choice.

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  51. the worst thing i've ever seen in my life. this is awful. i tried the beta, but hated it so i switched back! now i'm stuck >:( lame.
    i don't CARE what my subs are likeing/faving. i don't care. i didn't friend them, i subbed them.
    i don't care about their personal likes and what makes them laugh, i only care about the quality product they film. i'm subbed to about 40 or 50 people, this is a lot to deal with. and they are all listed out...
    it keeps giving me updates from FLuffeetalks, but i SWEAR i'm not subbed to his channel!!! i just watch him sometimes! i keep checking but it says i'm not a follower, but i keep getting updates on his favs and likes and shit. total lame , if you don't switch back, at least have it be customizable!!!!

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  52. I don't like it at all.

    I was against the channel update and I still prefer the old ones. But what the heck, I don't always need to visit channels but this? I can't use YouTube properly anymore! D:

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  53. So, so, so tempted to leave youtube. Sadly, I want to listen to music.

    Millions of people? What about the other billions? If millions liked it, there are still another billion or so. Personally, I think you guys just didn't want to admit to your failures.

    The next time you choose a update, make it so that you can choose homepages!
    You ruined Youtube.
    Completely.
    I have been watching youtube since I was seven. I loved it at the beginning...
    Then you guys turned to some messed up Myspace-Facebook mix.

    Congratulations.
    You guys turned into everything I hate.
    Fix it. If you don't fix it, everyone will quit. I am serious here.

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  54. Horrible youtube, don't you take your users' feedback into account at all?

    At least provide us with an option to go back to the original design.

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  55. I agree I Hate it, they need to change it back.

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  56. The same kinds of ridiculous changes that are making peopole leave Facebook by the thousands. YouTube, hire some web designers.

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  57. So what's so terrible about the new homepage?

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  58. the new page ruined youtube for me

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  59. This has to be the BEST UPDATE EVER!

    wait,what i must have been hit by a car, I meant
    WORST UPDATE EVER!

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  60. Have to agree.

    my main issues are probably in order.

    1 - the removal of choice, everything new forced upon us.
    2 - the lack of ability to configure the new page. options also get ignored in prefs anyway eg. on video res.
    3 - the complete mess that is now the home page, forced to view what videos the people I sub to like, I dont care about what they like.
    4 - the removal of quick access to inbox and comments.

    Sorry but I think they are morphing youtube to a commercial video site, as these are the sort of changes big media corp's would want. Some of it may be about copying facebook etc. as well which is also bad. I hate facebook and dont want youtube to be a clone of it.

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  61. Oh my god,please stop it
    PLEASE
    WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS?
    Why are you FORCING us to get used to crap we don't even like?
    Whoever thought people would like this needs to get skull fucked by a sasquatch.
    They literally just ruined youtube for me.

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  62. Please give us the old home page back!!!!

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  63. the new youtube channel sucks donkey dick!

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  64. I want the OPTION to CHANGE BACK! You could avoid all negative feedback if you just gave us CHOICE!

    I want the OLD LAYOUT!

    ...not this confusing clumped-together crap.

    And, while we're on the subject:I WANT MY INBOX BACK!

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  65. I hate this damn new page layout. I hate losing Youtube but I think I may just ditch 'em until they get some sanity back.

    Let me design my own homepage not some junk you throw on me.

    Oh, when I logged on last night and saw the new layout and not a damn way to remove all of the clutter I too removed most of my subs. Seems extremely counter productive to have this new layout when people are unsubbing due to it.

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  66. I dont give a fuck anymore, ill get used to it, because I love youtube. But im still pissed... Altough ill get used to it I wanted to say fuck you GOOGLE!

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  67. Hi Youtube/Google hybrid why have you changed your homepage? It was fine before. I subscribe to like 30 people they're now in a stupid messy list, greying out videos I haven't watched. The comment box is glitchy, we used to have easy access to our inbox...I DON'T CARE IF SOMEONE LIKED A VIDEO!!!! I'm not on Facebook I'm on Youtube and so I expect to use it for what it's for, to watch my favourite videos online but how can I do that when you overcomplicate things. AT LEAST GIVE US A CHOICE!!! IF IT AIN'T BROKE...

    From, Really unhappy user.

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  68. Crap crap crap and nothing else! I don't want this crappy looking new home page.... I want to switch back to the old one! Seriously, when you think YT can't get worse, their fag programmers show you it CAN!

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  69. I hate this new youtube homepage :( I can't even favourite or like a video anymore cause everyone who is subscribed to me will see it :( I'm soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sad

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  70. I can't believe the bog-shite that Google has turned you tube into...
    I have spent so many years praising and recommending the thing to friends and now they appear to be trying to rip it down with their own hands. The g mail forced linking and subsequent loss of passwords and accounts was my first inkling of the sort of nonsense being forced on us and since then its gone from bad to worse...
    seriously pissed off and desperate for a good alternative

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  71. well. from one designer to another. This is worse than grating my testicles and dipping them in lemon juice!
    I hate it. What the f**k is the point in making a layout that recreates the leaning tower of Pisa in F**KING SUBSCRIPTION ACTIVITY!!
    A child is more organised than this!!
    how about. instead of redesigning everything! you add stuff. New modules or something. HELL! You could expand youtube into flash gaming support or organise your Pro businesses and Indie businesses content better?

    but no. oh no. only thing satisfying to you is crushing our eyes and making a 5000% cluster f**k of your homepage. bravo. bravo. You dumb f**ks.

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  72. thank you Alex Chitu ✿◕‿◕✿

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  73. Need to have the old page back plz.

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  74. I hate the new YouTube homepage with a burning rage of pure hate. It is a jumbled together mess that adds nothing to my experience using YouTube. Lately it seems like I am at war with YouTube trying to fight all crappy design changes you try to make. Over the last year or so you guys keep doing things that make me want to search for a viable alternative to YouTube.

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  75. Pretty awful design..
    Really clumped together and tough to even get to see other subscriptions without going to my subscription page. Not Youtube/Google's finest work. There was the same ish thing that happened when they decided to change the User Layout and it turned out pretty awful.
    I suggest Youtube to attempt to listen to their community more so there wouldn't be such bitter feelings between both parties. Possibly implement a poll on the homepage that would ask the users if they wanted these updates.

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  76. I don't even want to know it from friended people on youtube, let alone share my activities with the rest of the world. Didn't see an option to cusomize or disable the new homepage.

    They'll have to come up with something, soon.

    --lucb1e who was too lazy to login

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  77. This FUCKING SUCKS IT'S CLUMPED TOGETHER AND NOT ORGANIZED THIS MADE EVERYTHING SHIT

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  78. Yet another attempt to manipulate people. The idiocy of corporate America, with it's metrics and greed strikes again. Who do they have designing these things, crack addled monkeys?

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  79. ┌∩┐(◕_◕)┌∩┐at the new page.

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  80. SERIOUSLY, we need to boycott youtube. Stop uploading. Stop watching. Just stop having anything to do with it until youtube/google figure out that WE are the ones that keep them going.
    For that matter, seriously boycott Google too. There are plenty of other searches we can use. Plenty of them that don't keep screwing up the image search making slower computers run like molasses trying to load all those damn thumbnails at once. And plenty of search sites that aren't directly linked to video sites, so one won't corrupt the other.
    Make one vid, and tell people that your boycotting from this moment, until whoever's running youtube/google finally gets it together, and starts caring more about youtube's users that youtube's ego. Or gets fired, since youtube can't get much worse for replacements.

    A FORMER youtube user

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  81. this shit is fucking horrible looks like youtube just lost a viewer

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  82. What really gets me is the option to only view your subscriptions shows all the popular and trending videos as well. If I liked that, I'd be subscribed to it. Everything is just thrown together. Every favorite and like from somebody is front and center in "all activity". Click on the X to the right to remove it. However, do that too much, and all the popular videos will be displayed instead. I like my homepage simple, and clutter-free. For the love of God, stop pushing all these videos on me. I know these are the videos that make Youtube the money so I refuse to watch a single one.

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  83. Just because I'm some one's friend doesn't mean I want to see all of the video's that they like! Get that shit off my home page!

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  84. I hate the new YouTube homepage ... we should have the option of going with the new or staying with the old. Since we don't have that option, we should STILL have the 'customizable homepage option' ... I want to decide what is on my homepage - not YouTube deciding for me!

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  85. They ruined everything! The old homepage used to be so neat and clean. I could see the newest uploads from my subscriptions. Now I have to deal with a fucking Eifel tower when browsing through my subscriptions! Change it back for god sakes. -_-

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  86. crap crap crap, they stuffed it up again. each "improvement" they do makes the site less and less user friendly.

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  87. HOOOLY SHIT it sucks. What was wrong with the old one??

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  88. ^^ what they said....gahhhhh

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  89. THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT!

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    BRING THE OLD HOMEPAGE!!!!!

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  90. The older page was much better. Gave negative feedback during testing and it obviously was disregarded. Someone is justifying their job.

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  91. Great going you google nazi's

    you're guys really are trying to run youtube into the ground arren't you?

    Worst change in the history of youtube. And we can't even manually change back to the old? Bye bye youtube, hope I never see you again.

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  92. It's not organized at all I can't find anything and its not grouped and with no uptions to customize the way we want it ...... it sucks, no 1 likes it and we dont want it..... I'm sure someone just did that not to lose his job....

    Big mistake imposing a change like that I almost feel like clsing my channel becose of this change and I dont enjoy youtube because of this.... Thanks a lot asswipes..

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  93. I have a few subscriptions. I don't want to see what they like or favorite. That is clutter and none of my business. How do I find "help" for this page? How do I remove the items with the microphone icons?

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  94. how can i return to the old one??

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  95. Wow this is gay as hell.

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  96. "try our new Home Page, if you don't like it you CAN return to this Home Page"

    Lying bastards!

    READ OUR POSTS:
    WE WANT THE OLD PAGE BACK!!!!!!!!!

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  97. New layout sucks. Change it back or at least give us option to use the old layout.

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  98. Why Gootube? Why??? ;_;

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  99. Someone should mail this page to google :-P

    --lucb1e who was too lazy to login

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  100. First, you force that damned Leanback crap on us whether we want it or not, with no way of shutting it off.
    Now you pull this shit AGAIN with no way of shutting it off.
    The Leanback garbage is still around. I have no say if I want it or not, or when it will pop up and distract the hell out of me. This homepage shit is going to be exactly the same because Google doesn't give a damn about anyone who doesn't directly work under it's wing.
    I hope the earth opens and swallows every asshole working at Google and Youtube. Maybe then, the PEOPLE will have say over what they want instead of you stupid ass pieces of shit.

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  101. I also hate this crappy new homepage. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!?

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  102. There's always initial backlash when a website rolls out a new homepage layout. But this one is truly justified. What the hell Youtube! There's very little customization possible. If I want to lose subscription's likes and favorites (which are totally useless) then I lose Youtube's recommendations as well. This blows!

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  103. I have been using the new homepage intensively for the past few days, and really DISLIKE it! Scrolling through the comments, there's a lot of passionate negativity I agree with, but let me give a simple list of questions, which seemingly (and INCREDIBLY!!!) the DESIGNERS didn't bother to ask themselves:

    1) Why is it MOST important for me (USER) to look at the recently favorited and liked videos? These are the most prominent on the new homepage. Am I supposed to look at the same videos everyday?!?!? What the hell is the Favorites list for (which is much longer usually than the sad 4 videos displayed on the homepage)!?!?!?

    2) Why would I only want to see ONLY 4 recommended videos, buried in the middle of the homepage?? Expanding the list is not remembered for the next visit.

    3) Why must I click to switch to my subscriptions, instead of them being there immediately???

    4) Where's the list of categories?? Instead, you fill my homepage with videos some random people from my subscriptions favorited???

    5) Cannot customize AT LEAST the order of the sections, remove sections, NOTHING is allowed, NOTHING is remembered (the 'see more' expansions)????

    I might have missed some of the things on the list, but certainly not all, therefore the DESIGNERS managed to really destroy a good thing. I don't care if there is marginal improvement by having the inbox front-and-center instead of having to click on the link in the upper-right corner.

    Please try to explain to me that 'I should give it a chance, and try to get used to the new features'.

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  104. I still haven't seen a positive comment yet.
    Plans to change it back....?

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  105. Do you guys need another negative comment??

    yes you do:

    this is absolutely ridiculous and awful! It feels like this could've been youtube 8 years ago and you're seeing it just to remember how lame it was and how happy you are that it evolved... but it's the other way around!!! You were able to reverse evolution. Wow! That's pretty uncomprehensible, that's the worst decision I've seen on a major site.

    You suck biiiig time.

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  106. Youtube, I have tried to make this new homepage work by giving it a couple days to learn it...doesnt matter, it still sucks.
    I think your team needs to do some more research on the typical youtube user.

    While I do like the fact that my watched videos are greyed out, I hate almost everything else about it.

    I know I am missing video uploads from my subscriptions and I find it funny that a video I watched over 5 hours ago pops up as being just uploaded 3 minutes ago but is greyed out...?? I want ALL my subscriptions in one box and I would like to be able to click on a username and see a grid of their videos...not just zipped to their chanel where I cant view comments.

    C'mon...there are many unemployed designers out there, hire one that has some insight.

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  107. Total Crap, when I tried the Beta I expressed this in the survey when I changed back, but surprise surprise, this $hit is now standard.

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  108. Utube Management please note.
    You have now removed the right for subscribers to configure their own home page and to view their preferences. The recommended section has now been diminished and I hate it. Please go back and give people the option to configure their preferences. I love Utube but you have destroyed what was once a pleasant passtime and forced your style on everyone. I wonder if there has been pressure from you advertisers to fit more of their proper gander onto the page??? You better rethink your strategy before people turn to alternative video sites.

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  109. This will probably decrease the amount of time I spend on youtube by ALOT. It looks so ugly now and inaccessible.

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  110. Guys! You can go to: http://www.youtube.com/my_subscriptions to view subscriptions in the old style.

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  111. its absolutely terrible ! i hate it

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  112. I like the Youtube Home Page Because they provide the easy access for their users and developers

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  113. "Guys! You can go to: http://www.youtube.com/my_subscriptions to view subscriptions in the old style."
    Thanks, though it's annoying that the youtube homepage doesn't and this page also shows video's you've already watched.

    "I still haven't seen a positive comment yet.
    Plans to change it back....?"
    Searched for that too, but didn't find anything yet. I'm quite sure they will do something though. If they haven't by sunday I'm going to unfriend everyone (got <10 anyway), that way I at least see uploads from subscriptions rather than 'mrX likes those videos:'.

    Boycotting youtube like said somewhere above, would only be an option if there was a good alternative. I find youtube the easiest to use though...


    TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO REPLY HERE:
    Copy your reply to:
    http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2010/12/youtubes-homepage-experiment.html
    The only blogpost from google themselves about this. It has a moderation qeue, but I got through with my negative comment. Linked them to this page and suggested they read the comments. As it's been viewed before publication, I'm sure Google knows about this. Still I think it has more impact if we post on their blog.

    --lucb1e

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  114. On Safari, I can't even see a Search field. That's all I ask for, a way to actually FIND something. This makes NO sense. Did they do all their testing just on Chrome?

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  115. Of course it sucks. YouTube knows that most people won't flee just because of their horrible new homepage. The purpose is for it to make it take more time to do anything, this is intentional.

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  116. usually, i gotta admit, YouTube always improve things in a good way.

    The new Video-Page is amazing. People complained alot, but all in all, it's a lot better than the last one!

    But with this new Homepage I gotta admit, it sucks. I miss every new video of my favorite subscribtions! I don't know where the catergories are. I just miss every good video!!!!!!

    Thanks but no thanks!

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  117. Google, are you crazy????? This new youtube video is HORRIBLE!!! I unscribed from all my channels to avoid being thrown to my face my own subscription and having no change. PLEASE BEING BACK THE OLD PAGE!!!

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  118. I just click on Username --> Subscriptions to watch the subscribed videos the old way. I entirely avoid the homepage now. There must be a way to undo this!!

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  119. I found a way to change the idiotic new homepage of youtube. 1. unsubscribe from all your channels. Note that this won't prevent youtube from spamming you with your own subscriptions' favorites and other totally uninteresting things, so you have to do 2. block user. This way the chance that they spam your homepage is reduce if not eliminated. I am currently testing with 3. use Miro as an interface to access videos rather than youtube.

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  120. I have long used 2 things on the Youtube homepage, the search bar, and the subscriptions box. Those two were all I needed, and all I wanted. My only complaint was with something that should have worked but didn't, which was removing videos from the box. I didn't need the new homepage, and it has made navigating what I watch a pain. I don't need catagories for each uploader, the name under the video was enough. Please change it back to the previous format. Scrolling is a nightmare, and I really don't care about what my subscriptions like or favorite. I am asking as a dedicated user.

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  121. You can use this page: http://www.youtube.com/my_subscriptions, which looks almost like the old homepage.

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  122. Dear youtube,

    Your new homepage ROYALLY SUCKS. I have almost 6000 subscribers and used to get 2000 video views in a week on one video I upload. Thanks to your dumb new homepage, nobody knows that I've uploaded videos. It's been a week and my video has gotten more than 1000 views less than they used to get. Good job youtube, your new homepage is ruining my channel and everybody else's. I've talked to some friends and they say their videos aren't getting viewed either. Change it back ASAP.

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  123. It's called YOUtube for a reason. this shitty new homepage is basically taking a dump on any channel that doesnt have over 100k subscribers. the homepage favors big channels. If you don't change back, I'll probably leave youtube. There's literally no point in being a user and a video uploader if I work hard on a video for it only to get like 500 views in comparison to my previous 3000+ views. Go back to the way it was and don't touch it again

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  124. There used to be a nice area at the top where i could see the videos from my subscriptions that i haven't watched yet and they would disappear after i watched or canceled them, and the newer videos would appear in that spot. now i have to scroll through a long list and backtrack to find the videos from my subscriptions that I haven't watched yet because the new videos keep flooding the homepage. Not all of us are on youtube 24/7.. i want to watch the older videos before i start watching the new ones. also i can't find the top videos for each category anymore!!!!

    AND ever since the change my videos are getting less than half the amount of views they normally get because only the subscribers who are online at the time I upload them are able to see my video on the homepage, anyone who comes even a few hours later than that won't see it because its been pushed out of the homepage by all the new videos :(

    please change it back!

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  125. is there a possibility to remove the greying out of a vid after watching it. I just want them removed from my subscriptions...


    (new home page sucks)

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  126. So after watching a video it will continue to sit on your homepage, but greyed-out until you manually delete it.

    Why do videos on the homepage grey-out after you have watched them? I don't understand this "feature" and would appreciate if the Youtube staff could clarify it's purpose.

    If a user clicks a video displayed on the homepage, it should then be deleted from the feed automatically. If the user likes the video enough to want to watch it again, then the video can be added to Favourites. There is absolutely no point in leaving a grey version still lingering on the already overly cluttered homepage.

    Furthermore, the ability to see what Subscribers have Liked etc is not a popular feature. By all means have a tab available for the few people who make use of it, but don't leave it as the default display option, it's pointless.

    To be honest I'm really not bothered by what you've done to the homepage. It's tacky, impersonal and difficult to manage. I'm using a script which reverts the page back to the original and far superior format. If only the same thing were possible for the channel pages...

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  127. you should upload your script and become a hero! I'd love to give it a try!

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  128. I wish GOOGLE WOULD PAY ATTENTION to what the people really want! This new home page sucks! Bring back the inbox and get rid of the list being merged... There is an over load of crap on this page it sucks!!!

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  129. I ABSOLUTELY DON'T understand how the FREAKING HELL you guys have MANAGED to DO THIS???? This is a TOTAL CLUTTERED MESS! Please, WAKE UP! HOW ever could THIS MESS be better than ORGANIZED boxes? PLEASE GOOGLE, AREN'T PEOPLE'S LIVES MESSED UP ENOUGH ALREADY?
    Sorry for my bad english. But THEY NEED TO KNOW THIS!

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  130. This new home page looks messier than a completly soiled baby diaper.

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  131. Messy is not the word,... it is absolute crap.

    I am thinking of removing all my subscriptions just to get some acreage back.

    Ozzirt

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  132. Combined List - Shows me stuff I don't want to see including videos that people I subbed to liked. I DON'T CARE WHAT THEY LIKED.
    Don't Miss a video - Wasn't a problem before. Now I can't get rid of them!
    Delete anything - Ummm no! Even the vids that get the X come back when I reload the page!
    Or just grey it out - Yes, thank you. That's EXACTLY what I needed grey versions of videos that I've already seen!
    Help me re-find stuff I just watched - The Back Button has been in every browser I've ever used.
    Easy inbox - Now instead of just looking at it I have to go to another page. Why make it harder?
    Load much more - Yeah because it's easy to watch & listen to multiple videos at the same time.

    EVERY change you made was useless! Revert to the old system. It WORKED & didn't flood me with popular videos that I couldn't care less about!

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  133. youtube is fucking retarded for changing the page to this shit. "Palo Altarded" is the word I use to describe it. It's that belief that the shitheads in Palo Alto have that they know better what we need than we do. Fuck them and fuck youtube.

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  134. what is this feedback thing all about? Google doesnt seem to give a crap about users

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  135. HATE IT!!!

    HATE IT EVEN MORE!!!

    HATE IT PUT IT BACK THE WAY IT WAS BEFORE!!!

    I'm unsubscribing from a lot of channels and leaving only a few so I don't have to look at that POS

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  136. It sucks beyond logic, seriosly, where are these millions of monkeys that actually found it better?!?!?!??

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  137. You could at least allow us to change it back to the way it was before. Usually, when you change something we get used to it, but this change is one I know I won't be able to warm up to. I barely even watch my subscriptions anymore because the homepage is a mess.

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  138. first they buggered google image search and now youtube is rooted >:(

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  139. you tube is bloody awful, fuck google
    facebook is shit too
    south park got it right, these social media sites are just people feeding off each others shit
    and shit it is

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  140. YOUTUBE IS BECOMING SHITTUBE. Remember what happened to MYSPACE-it got too big and then imploded TO CRAP! DOES ANYONE REMEMBER NAPSTER BEFORE IT WAS BOUGHT BY THE GREEDY CORPORATE THUGS? I cannot believe these greedy MF's do not learn basic business lessons- if it gets bought by an already greedy company it will die out. In a few years youtube will be RIP. GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN OR ENJOY IT WHILE IT CRAPS!

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  141. WTF why can't I view the new homepage

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  142. Just make it so we can hide modules again. I don't give a crap about what's popular in ANY category. I've put up with this worthless, cluttered design for 6 months and it's not growing on me. It's just making me hate it even more.

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  143. I unsubscribed too' some guy's , & they are still on my home page under my subscruption , Really wtf '

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  144. Someone said those who hate it don't know how to use youtube. Well, I have searched and searched but I can't turn OFF the sort of front page view "at a glance" where I can see any comments I get back.

    I don't give a damn about getting any comments back. I don't want to see them, I want them tucked away where I do have to look, in my inbox where I have ot click inbox to see them. But I can't turn it off, I'm stuck with this crap.

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  145. Thanks for nothing you wallies...With this latest change you have managed to lose six years of videos I had previously favourite d.
    What a bunch of incompetents,you should all hang your collective heads in shame and sweat on the revolution coming.
    Duh !!!

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  146. Horrible horrible horrible! I find the new homepage cluttered, and quite frankly, an eye sore.

    If it wasn't for my channel/subscribers/and loads of uploaded and favourite videos I'd get rid of my account in all honesty. Things like this annoy me SO MUCH! IF IT'S NOT BROKEN, DONT TRY AND FIX IT!.... don't follow Facebook. It's not a Facebook, and so, should not try and look like one!!!!

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  147. HATE IT!! Mane thats an ugly design square and grey

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  148. The new design is the worst yet. So much clutter, and YT puts videos in the sidebars I don't even care about. Furthermore, why does every update remove my ability to customize the site how I want to view it? Ugh.

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  149. Now the reason I hate this as much as I do is because
    A. This is way too clustered together. I can't tell one thing from the next.
    B. You can't delete the videos you've already watched or don't want to watch. They just sit there and I'm tired of looking at them.
    C. I can't tell if someone sends me a PM or comments me anymore because god forbid you alert us of that.
    D. Video responses aren't there anymore.

    Now, people have been telling you guys for months and months that no one likes this. Granted there are a few that do like it, but this isn't user friendly at all. This is the most un friendly site I've ever been too and it's getting ridiculous. It's like no one listens to what we're saying at all. People take the time to tell you how we all feel, and you ignore every single comment.

    This is not Facebook. This site shouldn't look like facebook. Can't you just go back to the old design and leave things the way it was. Nothing was broken, people were finally happy and getting used to the new channels and everything and you go and do this just to make everyone more angry all over again.

    So yeah, if it wasn't for all my favorites, I would honestly De-activate my account because I've just about had it with all these shitty updates.

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  150. That's it, I can't take it anymore! This new Youtube....oh my gosh. Just look at the new layouts! I literally cried when I saw the new layouts. Google, what have you DONE?! Boy, you have messed up BIG time now! this is going too far! The new Youtube is worthless shit now! Now whenever I try to go to some dudes channel, I just sit there, confused as FUCK! "Dude, like seriously. What the hell??" "people were finally happy and getting used to the new channels and everything" I agree, 100%!!!! Nice going, GOOGLE. You have gone TOO FAR this time! I...I'm just speechless. May I just ask 1 question..just 1....question. Is this Youtube?! Cause, like, seriously....I don't even know anymore! What rating would I give this new Youtube, if you must ask? a 1 out of 10? Nah. I would give it a 10- out of 10! Thanks, Google! This new Youtube rocks my socks off! *Rolls eyes*

    P.S. Sorry if this has any spelling mistakes or doesn't make any sense, or if the grammar/punctuation sucks...I'm just really disapointed at the mommnt...

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  151. This is really starting to pissing me off, whenever I click some dudes username, I have to log in to view their channel! WTF?! New Youtube sucks! BRING BACK THE OLD YOUTUBE!!! -.- Might as well change the name to "ShitTube" fits perfectly!

    P.S. Did I mention that new YouTube sucks?
    P.P.S. Did I also mention that the new YouTube sucks?! DID I?! DID I?! HUH?! HUH?!!?!?!

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  152. I am just so tired of people like Youtube, google, facebook etc. Deciding what I want FOR me. Users are much more happier when they are allowed to customize the look and feel, when they are given a sense of control rather than feeling like their whole fucking life is dictated by what's "In our best interest".

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  153. This new YouTube is crap! I dislike it, completely! Now whenever I go to some persons channel, I sit there, clueless. Please bring back the old YouTube! PLEASE! DON'T MAKE ME BEG, CAUSE I SURE DAMN WILL! Please, please, PLEASE....bring back the old YouTube! *Gets down on knees* See?! SEE?! LOOK! I'M BEGGING! CAN YOU PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD YOUTUBE NOW?! I'LL KISS YOUR FRICKIN FEET IF I HAVE TO! I'LL EVEN RUN OUTSIDE AND SHOUT, "MY MILKSHAKE BRINGS ALL THE BOYS TO THE YARD, AND DAMN RIGHT! IT'S BETTER THEN YOURS!" PLEASE!!!! )': I WOULD EVEN SING BABY BY JUSTIN BIEBER! PLEHEHEHEHEHEASE!!!! *Cries* T_T I'M LIKE SO CONFUSED RIGHT NOW, IS THIS EVEN YOUTUBE?! IS THIS EVEN REAL LIFE?! SOMEBODY GIVE ME MY SHOT, NOW! T_T

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  154. "I am just so tired of people like Youtube, google, facebook etc. Deciding what I want FOR me. Users are much more happier when they are allowed to customize the look and feel, when they are given a sense of control rather than feeling like their whole fucking life is dictated by what's "In our best interest"." I agree! This new YouTube is a piece of shit! -__-' BRING BACK THE OLD YOUTUBE, DAMMIT!

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  155. God, this new layout is so wrong... They should know it's wrong, what exactly is in their mind?
    And, I read some comments being "positive" about this, saying something vague like "is not bad" "you don't know how to use youtube"
    Well, ok, I respect that, but i'd like those people to tell me WHY it is not bad. Because i have many reasons to say it is, i won't list them because i'll just be redundant compared to what everybody have said already...

    Fix this whoever is in charge, please, or at least make public the real reason of screwing youtube this way.

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  156. I miss the friend list anyone else?

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  157. Why was it necessary for YouTube to have our friends list removed? How does anyone receive benefit from this? The friends list provided a viable means to distribute our videos to those people of similiar interest. It was also a means to introduce them to our channel. Now we are left with only our subscriptions which are not only more difficult to build up but they tend to be more of a one way means of communication. People didn't mind being friended but they are reluctuant to subscribe for whatever their reasons. Being left with no alternative, we must now collectively appeal YouTube's decision and request that our friends list be reinstated.

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  158. I've seen a lot of rants floating around about the new Youtube, but here's the comment we need to be posting, people:

    IF YOUTUBE DOESN'T CHANGE BACK TO THE OLD FORMAT, I WILL LEAVE THE SITE PERMANENTLY. I WILL CEASE UPLOADING, WATCHING, COMMENTING, AND EVEN BROWSING. I WILL REMOVE MY ACCOUNT.

    Youtube/Google doesn't care how inconvenienced you are unless it effects them. Keeping browsership up is all they care about.

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  159. I hate the new changes and can't see why they were necessary in the first place. Every single person I talk to says the same thing. The fact that you don't warn anyone before you make changes is inconsiderate. Many people invest a lot of time creating and maintaining their channels, and viewership, to end up with something they hate through no fault of their own. Those people feel cheated. Perhaps you didn't take into account that some users like the social interactions they developed by means of their channel comments, list of friends and other features that have been eliminated. Why try to be more like FaceBook when many people enjoyed YouTube more than Facebook, but the way it was before? Lots of people are turned off. It boggles the mind! This time you REALLY messed up, maybe for good, though I hope not.

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  160. Yep, it's time to look for a new place to upload other than Youtube. It was free and pretty good but if you are an uploader looking or an audience this is no longer the place to be.

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  161. I don't like my activities in the feed displayed. I want privacy.
    How do I make viewers/subscribers COMMENTS THE DEFAULT & NOT MY
    ACTIVITIES??? How do I make my activities private?
    In the old system, I could, now I can't. Not good.

    I too hated the new look. I finally got use to the new site & organized everything quite nicely.
    Change is never easy, it took me days to figure things out, but now, it looks & feels pretty good.

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  162. How do I delete subscription videos I've watched?

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  163. Boycott YouTube and lets start our own version... one that listens to people until we too become billionaires.

    Besides, the ownership of YouTube and Google are now “Fat, Dumb and Happy” – let history repeat itself!

    Ever hear of WordPerfect, Lotus, AOL, Netscape, etc.

    Like I said, let history repeat itself.
    --
    Da Canadian Dude

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  164. Who is the Brilliant Idiot that designed the New Youtube Webpage Design ? It looks weird and ugly.

    I prefer the old Youtube design so I reverted back. I wish the Friends list wasn't taken away -_-

    I demand the Friends list back, Also new features to the old Youtube Page Design would be nice, Like Mini Blogs or Chatrooms !

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  165. Is there any possible way to show the favorites list on one's channel with this terrible new design?

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  166. im tired of it they ruined everything

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  167. Why don't you give us the option to switch back to the old homepage look? This new one really doesn't work for me. I can't get it to list my videos by "most viewed," for example - I click on it but nothing changes. Doesn't Youtube test these things with real users before releasing them? Ug.

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  168. I tried commenting under my Wordpress identity but I don't see it posted, so I'm trying under my Google identity. I just wanted to ask Youtube to give us the option to switch back to the old home page. It worked much better. For example, when I wanted to list my videos by "most viewed," it was easy under the old homepage, but nothing happens when I click that button under the new homepage.

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  169. I do miss my channel,the ancient vids and the friendly acquaintances around the globe .However,the Big Bro aspect was creeping me out.Within minutes of clicking yes to delete the account-felt like an lucky former East Berliner running the gauntlet of barbed wire & machine gun towers to freedom in the West.

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  170. Youtube is your table at Cafe'Passe'.So,like Jaguar Paw,it's time for " a New Beginning."

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  171. All credit to Google/Stasi,leaving my Youtube channel was like running the East German gauntlet of brick ,razor wire & machine gun nests to the West.With nothing but the memory to show for all my effort- freedom is indeed sweeter.

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  172. I know of some major video uploaders and partners that are leaving...And i myself have stopped veiwing videos or searching the searches now are broken also... I think the public should start a contest on how long it will take before youtube goes under... But all an all people they are not going to change back and they really do not care what you have to say. If they really did we all would not be here posting our objections.I also have removed google search and block it when i must i refuse to use them in anyway what so ever.

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  173. Another example of how paying for something is better than free, then the end user has a SAY in the product they pay for. YouTube, like Facebook, doesn't care what you want or like, money and power are at stake - and we are the lab mice. Why else change something that works for us?

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  174. I hate the new layout i was fin with the way it was it is to confusing trying to find what you want it is just a piled up mess now it was better organized before if you care about your user at all you should change it back

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  175. I actually love the new layout!
    but somehow it changed back to the old one?
    how do i get it to change to the new one again?
    pls help me! :D

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  176. I really don't care to have all the recommended and liked videos at the top of the page. If I wanted to watch anything other than my subscriptions, I'd go search for it.

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  177. sorry i agree with all the other naysayers, the new design sucks.
    you can't tell what's actually new and what isn't just something that someone has replied to that could be 5yrs old.

    the old way you just select only show new uploads, hey presto.
    and the perpetucance for YouTube to decide what i want to watch is blasphomy, HATE with a passion having to click on My Subscriptions every frigging time i load the home page, I don't care what You want me to watch or your suggestions. Leave them on the side where they are out of the way.

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  178. Should be spending time improving the server capabilities so we dont get constantly badly streamed video's and add the browser extensions into Youtube itself so you can set your viewing style to your liking. That would be far better then screwing up the design that was good.

    What is it with companies doing that in the name of "progress" make stuff unintuitive, longer to get stuff done, irritating and in some case look like it was designed by a 3yr old. Windows 8 for example underneath that god awfull metro and the default UI of the desktop it's a great OS but the look is awfull, this is no different.

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