Archive Panic: There are countless different authors of Youtube Poop out there, and thousands of the videos have been cranked out each year since the mid 2000s—good luck trying to watch them all. Making it even worse is videos that get flagged for copyright infringement, which results in making it harder or flat out impossible to view quite a few of them.
Ear Rape being used in poops. It was originally regarded a staple in YTPs, but nowadays, people are split between whether it's annoying and a tell-tale sign of a Spadinner poop or if it's Actually Pretty Funny and just not used properly by poopers. However, this hasn't stopped many in the dank meme community from using copious amounts of ear rape in many meme videos.
Spaghetti-Dinner/Spadinner poops themselves. For some, they can be funny if done right, but to others they're a form of "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny and simply overdone. There's also a third camp who say that, while they can be done right, it takes quite a bit of effort and has to done in a way different from all the others.
Making sense vs not making sense. Making sense can mean many things, but it's generally agreed that a YTP that makes sense tells a story of some sort, even if it's just a Random Events Plot, and has at least one logical character in it. On the other end we reach True Art Is Incomprehensible territory, where there is no basic sense or plot in it at all. Which is preferred varies from pooper to pooper, with some trying to make arcs within their YouTube Poops and apply tropes to characters they use, and others simply aiming for as much nonsense as possible. It's a sliding scale for where each pooper lies, but there's no agreement which is better, and where it should be.
What defines YouTube Poop as a medium is also an issue of debate, and what it should mean as a whole. This especially applies to those who started from the beginning, where its overall aim was to drag users to something that made no sense, and just confused and frustrated viewers looking for other videos, as a form of Dada. Others keep up the nonsense and prefer to amuse with it, taking it into Surreal Humor territory. A third don't enjoy being too nonsensical, but will still amuse with the basics of editing the videos to entertain, especially with characters being In Name Only versions of themselves.
Nearly everyone uses Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere, as they are capable of doing anything within the average pooper's abilities and imagination.
Before it was overshadowed by Sony Vegas and Adobe Premiere, Windows Movie Maker was the default choice as it was instantly available to anyone with a Windows computer, and the genre was still primitive enough that WMM poops were still considered satisfactory. Nowadays, a pooper that continues to use WMM is essentially doing a Self-Imposed Challenge.
Many older Poopers view the CD-I and video game cartoons — as well as various memes — as overused. Gratuitous usage of quotes from Hotel Mario, the CD-I Zelda games, or other memes that are seen as played out is derided by some as "spadinner". However, if used right, it can actually be even funnier.
Using Windows Movie Maker as the medium for making such videos due to the lack of features and effects other programs such as Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas have. It's certainly not impossible to make a good Poop with WMM, but for some viewers, a lack of effects is seen as boring.
Proclaiming in a video's title or description that it's a Poop, which is seen as defeating the entire purpose of Pooping: subversion.
Even "joj" and "sus" have started to become this, though this is mostly due to being overused by some video makers and losing its humor factor as a result. While a typical video can get away with the occasional sus jokes, videos centered entirely around them tend to be poorly received.
The usage of offensive humor (i.e. 9/11 jokes and usage of racial slurs and stereotypes), which seems to have peaked with Nutty Rosen's YTP's and Mad Mothz's "Offensive Collab". It's a surefire way to get your video seen as overly edgy.
Hell, one compilation of cartoonlover98's 9/11 jokes was "arrested" (i.e. added to one of several playlists with names spoofing those of actual California prisons) by the Troll user DeleteTheseCookieMonsters.
Intros forYouTube Poop have become this for some as they're often a tell-tale sign of a bad video. It got to the point where one of Noisepuppet's YouTube Poops had a comment requesting that the line "It's toot, it's a hoot, it's YouTube Poop!" replace "Where there's smoke, they pinch back!"
Dork Age: The entire medium went through one with the newbie boom in 2007 and 2008. With the influx of new poopers combined with a lack of innovation, the same sources and editing styles were regurgitated to the point where it would cause a backlash within the community, known as the War on AIDS. While the poop community has evolved beyond this point, the fallout can still be felt, as can be seen with any discussion related to "spadinner."note This mainly applies to the mainstream community; Youchew is fully accepting of any kind of poop or source.
Played straight with Youtube Poop and MLG Montages, which are video remixing genres with different origins and intentions. Making an MLG-related post on Youchew will incite unanimously negative or flippant responses.
Fanon: Some concepts not present in the source material have transcended the videos they originated from to become commonly accepted in almost any poop.
Hyrule's royal family living in Ludwig's Castle Hotel from Hotel Mario is one example. Some Poopers change the name on the castle or remove it, but others, even a few who use Sony Vegas and easily could, leave the name intact.
King Harkinian's "Munf Munf" cereal is another that has transcended to become fanon, as well as his "Dinner Blaster".
The King's retainer being named "Fari"
Franchise Original Sin: It began as a form of trolling, and it formed largely around confusing and annoying viewers. By 2009, when the genre became familiar, trolls - mainly MeiAIDS - would ramp up their trolling with increasingly outlandish stunts, ranging from making trap videos to hacking thumbnails (some of these hacked thumbnails are still in the wild though; one example (probably) being that of He Touched Me Inappropriately, as the Samurai Pizza Cats make zero appearances in the video). This all boiled over in 2010 with the DMCA Crisis, when trolls took advantage of the ease of flagging videos, and take down videos and even entire channels. After this near-Genre-Killer, trolling has been reduced to lighthearted jabs made for benign amusement.
Friendly Fandoms: The poop community is relatively friendly towards the general "meme" community, due to the similarities in editing styles and humor.
YouTube Poop is very popular in Germany, where it is called "YouTube Kacke". They even got their own memetic footage sources and arc words, such as "meem" and "soos".
There is a thriving scene of Russian Youtube Poop.
Same with Poops in Spanish.
The Finnish ones (SinäTuubaPaska or occassionally SinäPutkiKakka)note Literal Translations: YouTubaShit and YouTube Poop are also very popular.
An interesting case in Japan: While baseline YTP's aren't as popular, YTPMV's (Youtube Poop Music Videos, the concept being editing video clips and sound bites to go along with the rhythm of a song) have taken off, most notably with the use of Vocaloid.
In No Swearing, ThePlamzJoker's meta-licious entry for The Clean Rosen Collab, Michael realizes he violated the collab's family-friendliness rules after he murders the man telling him to stop swearing. What makes this funny was that DaThings1's entry, The OUTing, was all about a teacher murdering her students.
In Master Hand writes some kind of erotic Smash Bros. fan fiction. there is a joke made at Roy becoming angry at Lucina for stealing his spot. He makes a threat that he'll come back as DLC and destroy her. That's exactly what happened, though minus the destroying her part.
In Dinner Blaster, The King uses a bazooka to fire hamburgers. In 2019, Borderlands 3 has a heavy weapon that does just that - fire hamburgers.
Johnnies In A Cage: After Shinnok tells Raiden to fuck him for the third time, Raiden declares "There are fates worse than dick!", and then forms a (censored) Gag Penis made of lightning. What happens next isn't shown, but Shinnok's body is missing, and he's continuously gurgling.
"Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: Older-generation poops can be seen as this, particularly those that use what are now considered overused sources or memes. Repeated usage of "Mah boi", "Gay Luigi", etc. is now so old-hat that even most amateur poopers don't go for them anymore.
"Stop Having Fun" Guys: Those who hold the copyrights for the material used. Justified, as it is copyright infringement, but most think YTPs are a form of parody, and thus should be allowed. Well known examples:
Most Finnish Moomin poops have a tendency to disappear quickly after being uploaded, often under 2 months. It's commonly joked that a Moomin YTP channel becomes valid only after Moomin characters OY LTD bans the user for using their material.
Pie Pivotmontier-O, best known for his SpongeBob YTPs, committed suicide on February 16, 2019 at the age of only 15. After being affected by family troubles, he jumped off a tall building and suffered multiple fractures, bruises, a pulmonary contusion and internal bleeding. After 7 hours of extensive surgery, it was too late. His family, as well as a major portion of the YTP community, mourned his death, and his sister set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his funeral.
Amazing!Peter Parker: *sobbing* No, please! Please! Please! (scene fades to black) Text: PETER GARFIELD NEVER WORE THE SPIDEY COSTUME AGAIN (J. Jonah laughs while Amazing!Peter Parker continues to sob)
What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: AlpacaHawk states in his channel description that his videos are "(F)amily-friendly and contain clean humour." While his videos are tame when compared to most authors, it doesn't stop him from using any swear word that's beneath 'fuck' (crap, damn, hell, ass, piss, bastard (sort of), and retard), alcohol and drug references, brutal Gory Discretion Shot(s), a character eating feces on-screen, and cracking jokes at Boo (seemingly) being mutilated by the trash compactor.