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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.
** 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.
* 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. And this team has ApprovalOfGod from {{Creator/Funimation}} in regards to [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged their most famous work]].
*** 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.
* MotorMouth: Countless videos plays this straight, but this can be sometimes invoked by increasing the video's speed (this only works on PC's).
* {{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: My god, where to begin? 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.
* 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.
* 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.]]
** 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...]]
%%WinBackTheCrowd: YouTube Rewind 2012.
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