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Old November 7th, 2013 (8:23 AM).
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So YouTube has taken other step in integrating Google + into there ecosystem. They have overhauled the comment section, and like all YouTube changes, a torrent of negative feedback has hit Google.

I like how they have implemented hashtags in the comments and have made replies easier to read. The character limit on comments has been made more flexible, which I think promotes more thoughtful replies rather than splitting them up clumsily. The new way to reply to comments is egregiously clumsy and there are some glitches.

I can see what Google is trying to do with they new layout, but they need to test this new layout much more before forcing everyone onto it.

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I wish Google didn't implement Google+ into Youtube comments, because not only does that mean we would have to have a G+ account just to comment on a video, but it would also deviate users from Youtube that would want a Youtube account, but not a G+ account.

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Old November 7th, 2013 (8:34 AM).
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I only have to say this to YouTube: Dont fix what isnt broke.

Really YouTube annoys me with all those useless changes

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Google is just acting like a little kid. Nobody wants to use their ****** social site so instead of accepting their lose and bowing down to Facebook, like everyone else, they decide to use the success of YouTube in order to force people into using google+.

Google has been ****ing up YouTube since 2008.

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Comments got much harder to maintain, as I need to Login into Google+ (and I maintain a few Accounts/Pages), before I can even Reply to them.
Also, what's the difference between "Mute" and "Ban from Channel"?

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Comments got much harder to maintain, as I need to Login into Google+ (and I maintain a few Accounts/Pages), before I can even Reply to them.
Also, what's the difference between "Mute" and "Ban from Channel"?
I'm guessing "Mute" makes it so they can't comment on your videos or possibly like/dislike them while "Ban from Channel" makes it so they can't view anything at all on your channel.

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Really disliked it, makes commenting on videos more annoying.

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When I saw YT earlier today: what the obtuse utter fudge.

I don't even want to associate my G+ with Youtube, but apparently that's inevitable now.

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Also, 9 Comments are Marked as Spam, and:
- I can select none.
- I can remove none.
- I can Approve none.
- I can't even Reply to any Comments.
- All I can do, is delete individual Comments.

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Old November 7th, 2013 (4:54 PM).
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Absolutely hideous integration, truly. Nobody but little kids and aging hipsters use Google+, and frankly I find G+ to be a whole other monster besides.

But seriously, it's like every single time you get offered an option to do this or that, you can guaran-damn-tee that they're gonna force it on you later on. It's like, why give us the option to begin with? To mess with our heads that YouTube is still cool and useful?

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I just hate what YouTube changes.
I like the old one and many users have been reporting on it.

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And now they changed their site layout.

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Google what r u doing? Google. Stahp ! I don't normally complain about changes on websites, but this is just awfully annoying and confusing. Nobody wants Google+, it's rather boring and no one needs another social network site. The layout is ugly and there's so many bugs. I fear Google is just gonna kill YouTube with all these changes.

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Doesn't the layout shown in the pic look like what I've been seeing lately? Anyways, even though I do have accounts on both sites (but they're basically not even used) I do think Google is still destroying YouTube as we know it. Thankfully the only thing I do there is just watching the videos anyway.

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Quote originally posted by Hikari10:
Doesn't the layout shown in the pic look like what I've been seeing lately? Anyways, even though I do have accounts on both sites (but they're basically not even used) I do think Google is still destroying YouTube as we know it. Thankfully the only thing I do there is just watching the videos anyway.

That's not the layout the thread's talking about, if you take a look at the comment section of any video, you'll see what the change everyone is hating about. (For example.)

There's a petition for Google to change the layout back. If anyone doesn't like the new comment changes they should sign this.

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Old November 8th, 2013 (4:03 AM).
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I don't see the petition doing much in of itself, tbh.

I think there's some good ideas in there. Ability to edit comments finally? Threaded comments? Ability to actually have some minor formatting in there? That's actually decent imo.

Where it falls over is the forcing people to have an account on google+ which wants real names (=/) in order to comment. Which is pretty darn obtrusive.

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Okay, so maybe this is a little off topic, but it's YouTube-relevant, so I though I could post this here.. but apparently in Google Chrome, I'm now being forced to use the HTML5 player, and I can't turn it on or off at all. It's just being forced onto me.

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Quote originally posted by ShadowExcadrill:
I only have to say this to YouTube: Dont fix what isnt broke.

Dont fix what isnt broke

Dont fix what isnt broke

Dont fix what isnt broke

Dont fix what isnt broke

THIS!!!!!!!!!

Wow. Just when you'd think Google can't **** up Youtube more, they pull off this B.S.

Look at the ratio of likes to dislikes. That tells you all, basically.

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Ugh, I'm not quite sure what to say about this.

It's... not that great for watchers etc, but certainly helpful for the creators of the video. It's much more easier to control stuff, delete spam etc. But Youtube REALLY should of have told us before doing this. Like, most people on Youtube hate this. The main reason is because you have to connect to yo Google+ account, and who wants to do that? lmao :P

Eh, I bet most people will get used to it. I am already lol. It's also a chance they might switch it back! Doubt it unless a campaign is made, haha

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THIS!!!!!!!!!

Wow. Just when you'd think Google can't **** up Youtube more, they pull off this B.S.

Look at the ratio of likes to dislikes. That tells you all, basically.

That alone right there should be enough to say that what Google did there isn't going to work.

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It's just so frustrating. It was fine before, now it's awful. And you need a Google+ account, which is like the worst social network of all time (it's 100% true)...
It literally makes no sense why YouTube keeps changing for the worse. Just leave things as they are (is what I would say, but after today I say "CHANGE THINGS BACK, NOW")!

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Quote originally posted by ZachLMedia:
Okay, so maybe this is a little off topic, but it's YouTube-relevant, so I though I could post this here.. but apparently in Google Chrome, I'm now being forced to use the HTML5 player, and I can't turn it on or off at all. It's just being forced onto me.

Same here, but the HTML5 player is much more reliable and the speed options on them is much more useful.

Also just saw the new homepage layout. It actually looks better than the current one we have but the white empty space is even worse.

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I can't even figure out how to re-enable comments. I might just quit with Youtube altogether.

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It's Awful I can't even see the new comments on Pewdiepie's page (or even Smoshs) and everytime I comment it asks if I will show it in my Google+ page and I didn't even have a Google+ page. (F**k you Google.)

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Old November 9th, 2013 (1:23 AM). Edited November 9th, 2013 by latias190.
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Why can't YouTube see that we don't like these useless changes and go back to the 2005/2006/2007 layouts and where we didn't have this Google+ ****? I'm forced to have Google+ on my new accounts, which I do not want, let alone will ever use.
What's the point of having Google+ when all I do on YouTube is comment and watch videos anyway?

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Google being one of the mightiest companies there is did nothing else than using its power. Many people complain so much about Google, but that doesn't change the fact that YouGoogleTube is the most popular video platform existing.

Even though they said that they want to do something against spam, haters, etc. it actually got easier for them since all they need is a fake Google+ account. Also content producer actually seem to have much more trouble dealing with such comments since stuff like bold font, hash tags and unlimited comment size can be abused easily.

The main reason why Google forces people to use Google+ is that they are so powerful. Google+ is a flop, everybody knows it, even Google knows. There are way better social networks out there, but as long as the majority of the people doesn't stand up against it (what will never happen), nothing will change for the better.

In the future, Google+ will be even more integrated into GoogleTube and viewers will have no choice but to create an account.

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