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* AcceptableTargets:
** [=Youtube=] commenters, and to some extent, [=Youtube=] itself due to the number of changes (for good or [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks ill]]).
** Copyright directors, owing to their KnightTemplar attitude and exploitation of the broken Content ID system to take down criticism or parodies of the works they legally represent.
** On a related note, the Content ID system: [[ShiftingTheBurdenOfProof the burden of proof lies not with the claimants, but with content creators,]] [[KarmaHoudini fraudulent claims lead to no repercussions for claimants whatsoever,]] [[MiscarriageOfJustice while the "Three Strikes" rule for creators getting hit by claims (real or otherwise) are considered to heavily penalise legit creators,]] and [[{{Greed}} claimants can collect any revenue from the creators' videos being targeted regardless of the validity of said copyright claims.]]
* AuthorsSavingThrow: In 2015, [=YouTube=] dropped the deeply unpopular policy of requiring a Google+ account to comment.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Most, if not, ALL YouTube video ads that are in the start, middle, end (or worse, [[UpToEleven EVERYWHERE]], if you are watching something like a foreign film/softcore film) in the video are like this. It could show something completely irrelevant to what you are watching/about to watch, like a shampoo ad in a video about sports. After it ends, the video starts/resumes/ends immediately, as if nothing happened.
** Sometimes, though not as much as when they [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness first installed the ad system]], an "ad" video can seem to "misfire" and go to a completely random video on [=YouTube=]. It's one thing if you get to the little yellow bar and get an advertisement for a product, it's another entirely when you're watching a ten-minute clip from a nature show only to suddenly get interrupted by a four hour concert, or a cellphone camera video where someone is ranting about something in a completely foreign language.
** In 2011-2012, there was a troll war (or if you made TV mocks a mock reviewer war), where trolls and users fought (in communities like the Barney Bunch, the Emergency Alert System fanbase, and other fanbases and groups) and for people who made TV mocks, mock reviewers "reviewed" mocks and fought with the makers. Fast forward to 2016, and '''almost nobody''' remembers it, as if nothing happened.
* BrokenBase: The Youtube ad system is a divisible topic between the users. Defenders say it's a good, albeit flawed, idea which bring more creators to the website (giving half of the ad revenue), increasing the content. In other hand, people who hate it say it's annoying to have to watch ads and Youtube should be ad-free again.
* ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow: The MemeticMutation of ''"{Insert number of dislikes a video has here} People Missed the Like Button."''
* CriticalResearchFailure:
** There have been hundreds of videos taken down due to [=YouTube=] recognizing bogus copyright claims. So much so, that listing them all would take all day, so that's all we're saying on the matter.
** They released a pay service called "YouTube Red". Apparently whoever thought of that hasn't realised that [=RedTube=] is the name of one of the largest pornographic websites.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Among the seemingly unending pile of comments, ''many'' witty remarks can cause this to occur, nowadays usually located in the "Top Comments" section.
* DiscreditedMeme:
** Comment memes tend to stick around past their expiration dates.
** Also comment chain letters, due to many users deleting them from their videos on sight.
* FanHater:
** Some people will not only troll videos of bands/works they don't like, while harassing their fans -- but some will even go as far as to upload videos that insult said fans of the band/work.
** Not to mention the comment section... What's worse is that it ''gets upvoted''.
* FlameWar: You can locate them on almost ''every'' video. Some span over weeks, months, or even ''years'' [[ThreadNecromancer if someone replies to an age-old comment]].
* {{GIFT}}: The Website/YouTube comments section can be filled with this. Quite a few [=YouTube=] videos often lampshade and parody this.
* {{Glurge}}: Many animal videos.
* InternetBackdraft:
** [[SchmuckBait Go ahead]] - ''try'' telling the userbase that you like any of the changes that Google has applied to the website.
** If you're feeling even braver or stupider, try saying you understand why the copyright rules are so shoddy and allow for exploitation.
** If you say you support Google+ being on YouTube, be prepared to get dozens of hatemail.
** Do ''not'' mention that you think a site user that abused their position should be allowed back.
** In fact, it might just be wise to not state any kind of opinion on any topic at all because YouTube commenters tend to be an incredibly volatile bunch...
** False copyright strikes or even ''automated'' copyright strikes are a surefire way to raise a stink. Two such examples include the controversy regarding VideoGame/DayOneGarrysIncident and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic launching a "Where's the Fair Use" movement directly calling out [=YouTube=] for exactly this.
*** This one reached a fever pitch when Creator/TeamFourStar wound up having their channel ''taken down'' due to 4 strikes in a single day.
*** More and more, users are now coming to believe that the Copyright ID system was created specifically to cater to the big media corporations, who seem to view Fair Use as legalized piracy, and also see reviews and parodies as threats to their reputation and profits.
* MemeticMutation: So many memes have originated from this site that it [[Memes/YouTube has its own sub-page]].
* {{Misblamed}}: Many people will accuse YouTube of their constant attacks on users involving Copyright, ''when'' it's actually not them doing that, it's the companies that involve said content that attack the users, YouTube simply being in a sense, the dog of the company on chains.
* UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism: Among a ''vast'' number of other things.
* {{Narm}}: A good number of the comments are hard to take seriously, and are unintentionally funny. Even the serious comments that get upvoted often have too many misspellings and errors to ever take seriously.
* NostalgiaFilter: This is one of the most often used YMMV tropes on YouTube. Any video from the 90s or earlier decade (some even ''early-to-mid 2000s'') will have comments (usually with several thumbs up or even as the top comment) claiming that everything was better back then or that said mass-media (music, cartoons, etc.) "sucks now." Even if it was something heavily criticized at the time.
** Greek videos of anything that aired/premiered in Greece from the 2000s or earlier take the cake, though: Almost any of those videos is guaranteed to have at least one comment bashing anything belonging in that mass-media, some even going into full-on FanHater mode. A good example would be a comment in the Greek version of [[Disney/{{Hercules}} The Gospel Truth]], where someone said something along the lines of "now the actors in Greek dubs of Disney films can't even talk". And this type of comment is ''more'' likely to be upvoted or even the top comment in there.
* ObviousBeta: Most of the changes that the site undergoes tend to be implemented haphazardly - made even worse considering that there is little to no beta-testing for most of the changes in the first place. The best example of this would have to be the Google+ incident, where a number of people were left unable to leave replies to messages and were repeatedly reminded to use their real name on the internet.
* OvershadowedByControversy: Most discussions about [=YouTube=] in TheNewTens have revolved around their tricky relationships with content creators and advertisers, which has led to a large number of [[ScrappyMechanic scrappy mechanics]] covered on the site's own segment on that trope's page.
* PanderingToTheBase: [[http://utubeclassic.com/ Utube Classic]] in a nutshell.
* ScrappyMechanic: [[ScrappyMechanic/YouTube There's a whole bunch of them. So much, that it warrants its own page.]]
* SoBadItsGood:
** [=YouTube's=] captioning device (which is originally used for deaf people) qualifies when it has such word salad gems as "[[Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple I have a six-year-old and that may be headed for trouble]]", "[[Creator/AbbottAndCostello Fuck my sex life]]", "[[Anime/YuGiOh I designed this virtual stadium myself in prison]]", "[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Let me show you who's going to lose a lot of pot]]", "[[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd It's like you've given up on election day]]", and "[[Anime/SonicX My brain, you know it going to die]]" being around. These captions are considered FunnyMoments, even if the video shown is supposed to be serious and/or not funny. It's even more hilarious when you find shows and video games that are mainly meant for a younger audience and they find naughty words like "[[VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn Sexy]]", "[[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck Vaginally]]", "[[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck S]][[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames h]][[Series/KenanAndKel i]][[VideoGame/MarioParty t]]", "[[VideoGame/MarioParty Genitals]]", "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Fuck]]", "[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Cock]]", "[[Creator/{{Disney}} Asshole]]", and "[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Faggot]]". We actually want you to go click on the CC button for almost any video around if it's shown there. If you want to find some ''more'' of these pictures, click either [[http://youchew.net/forum/index.php?/topic/66074-post-inaccurate-youtube-transcribed-captions-here/ here]] or [[http://www.youchew.net/wiki/index.php/User:Crazy_Luigi/Funny_YouTube_Captions_Gallery here.]]
** It is even known for mistaking names [[https://youtu.be/B8I8vhGHC2E such as Tucker]] for the word "fucker".
** To show that Website/YouTube's captioning system has ''indeed'' left a mark on the Internet, one needs to look no further than ''[[EnsembleDarkhorse/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic "Steven]] [[Memes/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Magnet"]]'', a FanNickname given to a purple sea serpent that appeared in one episode ''because'' of the line given out during one of his scenes, ''and became his canon name''.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks/YouTube Hoo, boy... where do we begin...]]
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Some people feel that Youtube's Copyright School video falls into this. While the video itself is fine in theory, the video chooses to use the ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' to tell the story, despite them not really having a channel on Youtube[[note]]There are videos of episodes from that series on Youtube, but they are uploaded alongside other content on one channel[[/note]]. As some people have pointed out, it would make much more sense for people who actually have to deal with Youtube's Copyright system on a regular basis, like LetsPlay/PewDiePie, to be the ones to walk people through the process.
* WinBackTheCrowd: YouTube Rewind 2012.
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