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Now what's going on with YouTube?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by D'Snowth, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    They DID fix that last problem I mentioned... but now we got ANOTHER new one...

    Now, after a certain amount of time, YouTube automatically logs you out of your account, even if you've checked "stay logged in"... they claim it's to help keep the server from bogging down... I claim it's just another way they've found to annoy us.

    Kind of like how when you watch an embedded video on another site, then it automatically launches the actual video page in a new tab when you pause.
  2. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    strange ive never been logged out....my main issue right now is almost every video has an add over it and before it
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm sick and tired of their asinine "improvements." I'm never going to make or upload another video on their hatchet job garbage crap site again. *I had to upload a video 3 times and it still doesn't have the RIGHT title and it still won't process, EVEN IF IT SAID IT DID!

    I am beyond furious right now!
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Wow... remind me to never to never take control of your life away from you Drtooth by making you make chocolate pudding at 4:00 in the morning.
  5. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Yesterday videos would stop playing for me randomly in the middle of it when there was plenty of video already loaded, I doubt it was buffering. The little loading circle thing was just there. Backing the video up then playing it helped, but it wasnt sure fire. I havnt been on today.

    Adn I've uploaded a few videos a month ago that do not show up in search. They are kinda stupid. One is a song with lyrics and the other is some audio from Rock N Roll High School, but still.

    I use Chrome by the way
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, it had to happen. It FINALLY had to happen.

    MySpace has gone and pulled a YouTube on us... after we PLEADED with them not to, they're now forcing all it's members to upgrade to new profiles that look absolutely horrible... like, well, Facebook knockoffs.

    I am so absolutely, fricken SICK and TIRED of all this ****! WHY do all these sites keep doing this to us?
  7. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Thats one of the reason I left myspace. That and all the junk people had on their profiles made my computer sad
  8. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    For whatever reason, it's a Facebook world now. I like the clean look personally. It's a content-driven social site. Substance over style. I have my own website for creating style media so I don't really need the MySpace formatting. It is a shame they changed the only competitive factor they had, but someone at the company probably saw their hit rate plummeting and decided to make a Facebook clone.

    The internet is always changing so it's something we will all have to get used to. Facebook will only last until the next big thing takes them over...and on and on.
  9. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i actually just left myspace the other day...( took me a good 2 hours) all my friends are bascially on facebook and i hardly ever used myspace anymore

    but i did notice the change and it was meh
  10. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Woah...I just looked at myspace. All I can say is...eeewwww

    whats with the tacky trashbag thing? its not attractive at all
  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I don't think that's new. I usually stay logged in, and sometimes when I go to YouTube I suddenly have to log in. It's happened to me before any recent changes. There are other websites I am a mmeber of, and in some cases I always stay logged in (though sometimes it automatically logs me off), and on others I always have to log in even if I don't log out (I used to always stay logged in at Muppet Central and Golden Age Cartoons, but in the past years I've always had to log in, and sometimes they won't let me log in even after I sign in... In these cases I just have to restart my computer).
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    deviantART is always a bit more subtle with their changes... I just noticed them when I got internet again this week.

    But is it just me, or do our galleries and deviation pages keep looking more and more cluttered and less and less organized? I got used to the last new deviation pages, even though I still missed the old ones, but these current ones aren't much of an improvement. And actually, I don't really see why they actually reverted back to the old gallery views of three thumbnails per row... I really liked the four per row, it was more snazzy... but I think the number of thumbnails we see per row at the moment is due to the fact that the "folders" menu bar to the side of the screen is a bit larger with the folder designs.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    It was so subtle, I BARELY noticed it... and you gotta say how oblivious I must be if I crank fanarts out almost daily and DIDN'T notice it for about 5 minutes. I'm not sure I like the look of the folders, since I liked displaying 3 key works from each... but the pictures do look a might bigger, and they still show 4 key pieces if you run the mouse over it. Can't say I really really care about it or even care for it, but it's still a million times better than becoming a random Facebook-a-like.

    Yeah, I get the whole everything should look the same because that's progress :rolleyes: but I liked how various sites looked... well VARIOUS. That's the great thing about having all thse options is that they're all different from each other. Now everything's the same unified gray/brown blech just like the rest of media (TV, movies...)
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I think social media should be defined by its function.

    There's the clean format of Facebook for those who don't want to drudge through so many customized pages. It's basically the no-nonsense place to post all of your nonsense content.

    There's MySpace that by definition should be customizable. It's in the name for frog's sake. There are many kids and creative people who can't afford or can't bother with creating a personal website pr want a colorful ambassador to their website that represents them and/or their interests. I've never liked how their cluttered and wild pages made me feel, but that's the job of their art designer to improve how each page appears. Not to strip it of all distinction! Pound a nail in that coffin. MySpace is done. Now that doesn't mean some other outfit will come along to fill that creative social media void. Let's hope a good facebook alternative competitor comes along.

    There's Deviant Art if an artist wants a meeting place to share their artwork with others. It's a great idea and I had one like it in multimedia school over a decade ago, but DA just doesn't pull it off. Viruses, tweakiness and difficulty of use all inhibit my interactions with it. I've waved my creative flag for having such a page, but it doesn't work for me.

    YouTube was always the fantastic tool that never needed fixing. Heck, maybe just clean up the page a bit and move some stuff around so it looks a wee bit cleaner, but that's it! Their recent "improvements" are just plain odd and some of them are inspired by Apple's iphone and they're battle with Adobe Flash. (Psssst....truth is, Apple still feels wronged that Adobe opened up their creative programs for PC development a decade ago so this is actually part of a very long vendetta rather than an issue of file size or proprietary software.) Other reasons just include total stupidity. Of all the changes, they've been less annoying about it.

    What would I like? Well, I'd like a Facebook page that permitted a little bit of customization on color and theme "accents". They already let you move around bits and pieces in the left hand column, but I'd like to fill up certain fields with small jpg images of my choosing. I say accents, because I still like the uniformity of the pages and layout, but I think they can still retain that while allowing some of us creative types to take our crayons to the page.

    I'd also like to be able to sync up Deviant Art sorts of pages, YouTube catalogs, music media and other web presences to Facebook in a seamless way. My thinking is that eventually that will be the premium package we'll all pay for.

    Yes, all this YouTube, Hulu, Facebook, MySpace, Deviant Art and the like are all still in their infancy of this Wild West phase of the internet. Right now it's the guy with the biggest gun and band of followers that takes the lead. It won't be like that forever. But it wont' be free forever either. Companies will find different ways to divine a profit from these web meeting places now that we're all hooked. With payment comes high expectations and much competition. So right now just enjoy this free stuff and don't focus too much on the crummy alterations because a whole lot of people will have their hands in your pocket by the time these things are polished.

    Facebook will eventually be another brand trying to compete in a marketplace of social media vendors.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    My personal experience is that you only really get noticed if you do something very popular. And you'll only get noticed doing that. I once killed myself doing a Man of LaMancha/Japanese Don Quixote cartoon series, mimicking as best I could this old movie poster only to get a handful of views and one favorite... meanwhile I slap together Dr. Robotnik, and I get like several thousand views and almost a hundred favorites. Still don't have anything that cracked the 80 mark. It doesn't hurt to join clubs, if you have any fan based works. I'm a member of several. But it's all popularity. Of course, if you do weird fetish stuff, you get a million views easy. :rolleyes:


    Getting back to youtube... YAAAAY! The video clips automatically jump to 480p when you make the window bigger! Great! There's nothing like waiting a good few minutes to watch a video only to have to COMPLETELY reload the thing. :mad:
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Ah... more words of wisdom from Drtooth of the MightyFilm Commission...
    I said it before, but I'll say it again... just about all my watchers want is Chipmunks... and I'm pretty much out of ideas... my Chipmunk ship has sailed a while ago, I can't keep it up at this point.
    As I mentioned in the other thread, while I do join groups of fandoms I regularly contribute to, I can't seem to get other work of mine featured in the appropriate groups without being a member.
    Oh lord, tell me about it... I do one pic years ago of Jeanette tied to a chair waiting for Simon to save her, and what happens? I get all kinds of requests from people with bondage fetishes wanting me to more. :eek:
    I can't even WATCH 480p videos with Comcast internet... half of the time, even standard 360p videos get choppy after two to five minutes of playback. It's sad that the LIBRARY has faster internet than Comcast, and the library internet actually used to be like dial-up.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The funny thing is, sometimes the groups actually come to you. It takes a while, though. I put up one... ONE picture of Invader Zim for Halloween, and all the sudden, one day this week, 7 groups asked for me to accept it into their galleries. Then my views and favorites shot up like CRAZY!
    One of my watchers wanted a commission/request gift of something... not too dirty, but still fetishy to a small extent. Of course, I forgot to turn it down, and that was a while ago. That said, I never do requests unless it's something I'd naturally do anyway.
    You KNOW they're deliberately trying to slow down your connection to get you to buy the expensive stuff. Verizon keeps threatening to make me buy FIOS. Literally... they do.
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That's only happened to me once I believe... it was an invitation to, of all things, a Jeanette group. *Surprise-surprise*
    Cable companies are evil. 'Nuff said.

    Like I actually do have Comcast's "fastest" speed available for their internet? Yet navigating through sites such as dA, YouTube, MySpace, and such are a nightmare. NEVER had those problems with DSL, and I really wish I had DSL again.
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I can't remember, did I actually make a request to you recently? I don't usually make requests myself (let alone take them), but I seem to recall making a small number of them recently, and I can't remember if you were actually one of them or not.

    Heck, if I did, I don't even remember what I would've requested anyway. :smirk:
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Now something really bizarre has been happening with YT recently, though I'm not sure exactly how this is working...

    Lately, there's been all kinds of completely random videos popping up in my viewing history that I never even watched, ranging from Internet Explorer 9 to Katy Perry... I would assume that perhaps my account had been cracked or something, and someone was watching these videos while logged in as me, BUT, looking at the comments of some of these videos, and people saying things like "Spam" and such, perhaps this is something that's plaguing other people as well.


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