* BannedInChina: Sometimes a copyright infringed video is only allowed to be viewed in certain countries. The uploader is able to view it just fine however.
** The whole site was banned in Afghanistan in September 2012 shortly after a debacle involving an anti-Islamic video which sparked riots in Egypt and Libya.
** On various occasions, the site has been banned in Bangladesh for political and religious reasons, with the longest ban active for months.
** It used to be denied in Russia, as the website was used for hosting extremist videos and writings by Adolf Hitler. However, it has now been allowed again.
** YouTube has long been blocked in Syria, along with other FriendingNetworks.
** It was banned in Turkey until 2010, due to a lot of videos insulting Ataturk. It was later lifted.
* CreatorBacklash: The uploader of the first video on Youtube, jawed, didn't seem happy with Google Plus' integration into Youtube, with comments such as "why the [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] do i need a google+ account to comment on a video?" and "I can't comment here anymore, since I don't want a google+ account.".
* FanCommunityNicknames: People with an account are often called "[=YouTubers=]".
* FandomNod: 2012's AprilFoolsDay joke, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_UmWdcTrrc The YouTube Collection]] is full of these. This includes "first" comments, a majority of videos being VideoGame/MineCraft related, and telling the viewers to not forget to leave a [[PleaseSubscribeToOurChannel green thumbs up or a red thumbs down]].
* MissingEpisode: Any video that's removed for copyright or straight up deleted by the uploader.
* RereleasedForFree: Any VHS rip, DVD rip, or album that's lucky enough to not be taken down for copyright.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The phrase ''This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by *insert company name*. Sorry about that.'' is a well know message when a certain video gets taken down due to Copyright Infringement. Often times, The user who would post that certain video would get a full copyright strike and is being forced to watch ''[[WesternAnimation/HappyTreeFriends Youtube's Copyright Lawsuit School]]'' and take trivia questions about the law of copyright. Three copyright strikes will result in the account termination. And the videos the user uploaded will all be removed.
* [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed By [=YouTube=]]]:
** Over the years, [=YouTube=] has shown more and more favoritism and preference to partner channels, or channels that have a significant amount of subscribers or viewer activity. For example: are you just an average joe posting videos of things you find interesting or amusing? Well, good luck generating traffic on your videos, because they won't even show up in the search results, regardless of what tags/keywords you put on them. Want to access certain relatively new features, like checking out "audience" or unlocking custom thumbnails? You'll need a ''ton'' of subscribers and a ''lot'' of people watching your videos ''all the time'', otherwise, those features will be locked to you. In other words, if you're not a partner channel or a regular channel that generates a lot of activity, good luck trying to get any kind of notice, because [=YouTube=] has pretty much swept you under the rug.
** For channels that ''are'' partnered, [=YouTube=] made changes to their Content ID copyright identification system in late 2013, making it more difficult to monetize videos. As Content ID was already considered "judge, jury & executioner" by critics ''before'' the change, this has lead some partners to threaten a move to another video sharing site.
*** For reviewers of media (such as games, movies and music), the changes are even worse, as [=YouTube=] never seemed to like the idea of fair use.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The site was originally a video version of a website called [[http://hotornot.com Hot or Not]], where users upload picures of themselves and other users would decide whether or not the user is hot or not. However, the creators found this too limited, and later made it a general video site.
* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: The founders [[WordOfGod reportedly said]] in several interviews that they sold the website off because of hordes of teenagers[[note]]the aforementioned users[[/note]] uploading copyrighted material on it (instead of making their own videos) and ignoring its rules, thus destroying their dream for a ''you''tube.
** This came to bite them in the ass all those years later, when Google+ became mandatory and they asked why the hell they were being forced into this.