YouTube launches Google+ comments!

Google has been looking to bring Google+ commenting to YouTube. The idea is that it will improve comments, make them more social and keep them better moderated. YouTube comments can be a mess, so we have been really looking forward to this. It’s been a long wait since this was announced in September, but now Google is ready to roll the new commenting system to their video streaming service!

The rollout is said to start this week, so you should be seeing some changes in your videos soon. We have no word on when the new system will come to the mobile YouTube apps, but it should be relatively soon. Let’s step back and see how this update makes YouTube better, though.

  • Comments you care about move to the top: Posts from the videos creator will appear at the top (as they do now), along with popular personalities, “engaged” discussions about the video, and of course, people from your Google+ Circles.
  • Join the conversation publicly or privately: Just like on Google+ you can start a public conversation that is seen by everyone on YouTube and Google+, or keep things viewable to only people in your Circles. Replies will be threaded, making conversations easy to follow.
  • Better ways to moderate comments: YouTube creators will have new tools to review comments before they’re posted, block key words, or save time by whitelisting comments from specific users.

YouTube Google Plus comments

All you need to start enjoying the new Google+ powered comments is to sign into your YouTube account, which needs to be connected to your Google+ account. You can connect your YouTube and Google+ accounts by clicking here. Get ready to comment! Let’s see how this works. I have been enjoying the Google+ comments on Blogger, so this should be an even better experience!

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  • Damon Lewis

    I love the Epic Meal Time comment at the end.

    • Pal

      Keeping the YouTube history alive.

  • DavidVarghese

    Well, balls.

    Looks like I won’t be commenting on YouTube anytime soon.

    • Guest

      No more horrible comments making gurls cry.

      • Hank Oswald

        if you think that you are very naiv

      • Gene Novak

        I’ll have to pick up the slack for those who no longer will!

  • ButcherChop

    This is really cool.

  • Lou_Sasshole

    Sucks for the trolls.

    No longer will YouTube be home to the wretched hive of scum and villany.

    • Hank Oswald

      sucks for all of us, the new system is beyond horrible

    • SoItBegins

      But now Google+ will be its home instead.

    • Andreas

      Yeah because Facebook and fucking Disqus comments are all so friendly and intelligent… -_-

  • Lionel Maduro

    Bye Bye Trolls! I’m so glad about this.. let the real conversations start!

    • Hank Oswald

      you are a very naiv person…

      • Gene Duke

        Dude, you are literally on the internet as you comment. You can’t take two seconds to look and see how to spell “naive” correctly? I know your browser told you “naiv” is incorrect both times you misspelled it.

      • Lionel Maduro

        I’m trying to be optimistic and hoping for the best.. In this case I hope it at least helps a bit and maybe it’ll help a lot, who knows? I guess it’s better to be optimistic about change than pessimistic. So I choose to be optimistic.
        How incredible though that you can judge me as a person from just one comment.
        It may be a naive comment but I chose it to be, to ignore the negativity and hope for the best.
        If nothing really changes at least we have more options with commenting and managing comments now..

      • Gene Duke

        Uh, you literally don’t know the difference between grammar and spelling, do you? I was correcting your astonishingly incorrect spelling, not your grammar. If I were correcting your poor grammar, I would point out that one ends a sentence with four ellipses, not three. What grade are you in? Fifth? Sixth? You should know better. It’s not as if you were adding anything to the discussion. It seemed that you learned a new word that you were really proud of and were determined to use it as often as possible. Next time, little guy, learn to spell your new word BEFORE you take it out for a spin. Understand?

    • toomuchgame441

      think again

    • TheBronf .

      oh the ignorance is strong with this one

      • Lionel Maduro

        or the positivity.. I chose to be hopeful. I hope it at least reduces it a bit.

  • danny4572

    they are trying to force their social network site onto people through youtube as nobody uses plus but many use youtube… its so confusing now and stupid… since when was complicating things considered better? look at the comments and its a clusterfuc4 compared to before..

  • =-p0=-0p-=

    This is so bad.
    I couldn’t care less about hiding troll comments and using google Plus, but where are the Like and Reply buttons gone!?
    and on comments that were replied, why aren’t they pushed next to the original comment?
    It’s so stupid to have to load a whole new web page to view what the replied comment is, and you can only do one at a time.
    Honestly what were they thinking.

  • Princess Stephanie

    So the ONLY way to comment is to connect your Google + account?….which i’ve been avoiding because i don’t want my full name and personal google+ account accessible to everyone. Wow thanks Google.

    • nihir

      You don’t need your full name. Google+ has long allowed users to choose a recognized pseudonym/nickname instead.

      This is from January 2012:
      G+ architect Yonatan Zunger
      “Our name check is…looking, not for things that don’t look like “your” name, but for things which don’t look like names, period. In fact, we do not give a damn whether the name posted is “your” name or not: we will not challenge you on this basis, nor is there any mechanism for other users to cause you to be challenged for this.”

      • http://larwick.tumblr.com/ Larwick

        I just tried changing my name, but you are required to have a surname so you can’t have a normal username at all. The ‘nickname’ doesn’t work either, as it simply adds it to your name rather than replacing it.

        • nihir

          It isn’t perfect, but you can make it happen.

          If you actually do have a single-part name, then you should enter it as your first name, and a simple dot (“.”) as your last name, then go through the appeals process.

          https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1228271?hl=en

          • http://larwick.tumblr.com/ Larwick

            Their support page is either out of date or patently incorrect. When you place a ‘dot’ as your surname it stops you from going any further immediately, stating: “The name you entered doesn’t seem to meet our Names Policy. Check it over and try again.”

          • nihir

            I just did a lot of reading and it looks like it’s intentionally difficult, which is disappointing. I’m out of ideas, but hopefully the YouTube community backlash will force Google to create a real solution.

          • http://larwick.tumblr.com/ Larwick

            Yeah hopefully. Thanks anyway.

          • Andreas

            “but hopefully the YouTube community backlash will force Google to create a real solution.” HAH! Google is going with this whether you like it or not. It hasn’t been “Youtube” for a long time, but rather “Theirtube”

            Guess who wont be commenting anymore then.

    • Andreas

      I’ve been avoiding since i simply despise Google. They should’ve stuck with being a search engine! -_-

  • zainfazal3000

    sooo how do i reply to comments? How do I know when someone has replied to my comments? I’ve been on my google plus page and I have no idea what the hell is going on here. It’s all so confusing

    • jackie rachal

      omg yesh i cant find up/down vote or reply PLEASE ANSWER THIS!!!!!!

    • Lou_Sasshole

      You reply to comments by tagging the person e.g. +John Smith.

      • Andreas

        that’s fucking stupid

    • danny4572

      apparently you cant reply to comments which were posted before this new layout directly by clicking reply… although i think you can reply still by putting “+ (their name)” lol

  • Lawl Wut

    what the hell, I can’t even comment on videos unless I use their stupid social networking site, literally forcing me to give them my personal info? This is so stupid. “hurr don’t be evil” my ass google.

    • Antonio Perez

      yes, WTF google??? at least give us the option to choose! I don’t fucking want to share my comments with nobody in google +

    • Elenath

      Wait so . . .not only do you have to have a gmail account to be on youtube now you have to have a google+ account??

    • http://kirkbushell.me/ Kirk Bushell

      The don’t be evil motto flew out the cage years ago. Have you not noticed they no longer use it? Then we find out they’ve been working with the NSA… yeah, trust gone.

  • danny4572

    this will also make youtube very closed… uploaders, popular oploaders and “circles” will be most you see in the comments.. so everyone will be closed off from each other and youtube will just become a social network site with an advanced video system

    • Kyle Jackson

      Maybe a few of us should make our own channel.

      • danny4572

        …what?

  • Danmera Dinglebum

    This is a pain in the butt. The people I need to find me, don’t know me by my “real name” That does me no good.
    This is just not good. Why couldn’t you have just left it alone?

  • Ryumoau

    i’m sick of how obnoxious Google has been lately on youtube. i don’t care about their stupid plus thing and it actually started erasing my subscription feed when i tried exiting out of it.

  • Ryumoau

    btw, is there a way to hide youtube comments period? I really have never had any use for them, and most of them just annoy me.

    • SukatoKjolen

      Just don’t scroll down.

      • Ryumoau

        thanks for that non helpful tip. Its still doesn’t change how idiotic the comments are.

        • SukatoKjolen

          In addition to not scrolling down, you could help support and fund your local education system.

  • Abdihakim Salim

    RIP youtube.

    • Lou_Sasshole

      Ah come on dude, that’s being a little over dramatic lol.

      • josh

        no, he’s right. Google has pretty much destroyed YouTube.

        • Lou_Sasshole

          They haven’t.

          • josh

            YouTube is nothing like it was when it first started. That’s what YouTube should be. It’s just a business now and a way to force people into using google+. it just plain sucks.

          • Lou_Sasshole

            Well of course its not the same as when it was first started, you can’t expect services like this to stay the same.

          • http://www.coffeecraftsandclues.com/ Des Malone

            right. they’ve destroyed it. all it is is censorship at their sole discretion…now it’s censorship AND invasion of privacy. I think the sheer volume of backlash will force its hand though…when it becomes a ghost town

          • Lou_Sasshole

            It won’t become a ghost town lol

          • Elenath

            It won’t, not yet. But if you continue to force people in directions they don’t want to go and enough competitors exist that create tempting alternatives then it will surely decline.

          • http://kirkbushell.me/ Kirk Bushell

            It’s a free service, of course they can (and will). Don’t like it – pay for vimeo.

          • Elenath

            It being a free service does not mean they are immune to customer complaints. It is not just a free service it is a very large for profit business which makes every person who helps them generate that profit a customer . . .each user has the right to be upset about something they dislike and to voice that dislike.

            Honestly the ‘don’t like it, get out’ argument is very childish. They are not a charity, they are a company and they will receive the same feedback that other companies get.

          • http://kirkbushell.me/ Kirk Bushell

            I agree with you – but you do not pay a -cent- for that service, therefore you are not entitled to it (or anything else for that matter). Complain all you want, but in all seriousness – if you really care that much, move on. I say that without condescension – it’s how economies work. If it really means that much to you, move on. Let your internet usage do the talking.

          • danny4572

            it will be a “ghost town” in the sense of communicating… everyone will be closed off with their “circles” and youtube is clearly becoming a social network site with an advanced video system… also this would be a great time for a new video site to sine which could put youtube down…

      • CharlieFox

        Who knows. Comments are now going to be filtered in some unknown way.

  • jmm96

    No, this is unneeded. All it shows in the “top” comments is popular partner channels. Nothing new here, just google doing their usual destructive business.

  • JosiahMKP

    Augh Even worse

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GayBitchandFaggot Hectic

    Well, right as we get used to a change done to YouTube, Google applies another one, and then we have to get used to that one. The same process repeats. Huh.

  • ????????

    I liked the olden day youtube better before the quote on quote “new layout” youtube was here. This motherfucking sucks.

  • ????????

    Either the youtube company was at war with google and google dropped ten zillion nuclear bombs on youtube or the old youtube people is having a suspiciously long holiday.

  • Shizuko Nishimura

    What the hell, I enjoy having discussions in the youtube comments and now I can’t even figure out how to reply to a comment anymore?!?!?!? And no more up down vote?

    • ????????

      Agreed.

    • kughkuykuhjkhj

      You have to have @ then type the fucking youtube name -_-

      • Kyle Andrew James Bacon

        Ah thanks for that….

      • evonne97

        that’s total bullshit, they always mess things up trying to “improve” them.

      • danny4572

        nope… its “+” lol

  • ????????

    It also must be super hard for massive youtube channels like yogscast, captainsparkles, seananners, ssohpkc, smosh and even archmagemelek too have to be dealing with this bullshit.

  • ????????

    What they should do is have the old system back before the quote on quote “new layout” fix all bugs and glitches, make not laggy not even at the slightest even on 1080px, make it so you can comment however you want, make uploading youtube videos super fast and super easy and it doesn’t delete not even 1 video no matter what unless you want to and make it super pretty not this fuggly motherfucking chat/shit.

  • TheBronf .

    sooooo is there any way we consumers do something about it like go up to the HQ of google and beat on them until they get their sense back?

    • http://www.coffeecraftsandclues.com/ Des Malone

      yeah…stop using them.

  • @kasuwell

    i don’t understand this at all

  • Monk Solo

    yeah, i’m not interested in making a profile that google can use to link everything i do and search for on the web to me. they already have a picture of my home.

  • SunnyZ

    Now I can’t even see comments on any videos, not even my own videos.
    WTF youtube?

    • @kasuwell

      its crazy

  • Professor_Tenay

    This is worse than the Obama care website.

    • @kasuwell

      lol

    • Duckster1964

      AMEN

  • josh

    i cannot stand google’s youtube anymore. I just want it to be run independently like it was when it first started. When it was all done for fun, not profit. Screw google. YouTube is dead. Might as well call it Google Video now.

  • CharlieFox

    Stupid. There are other ways to improve the comment system without integrating this crap.
    And the filter is stupid. Post everything in a chronological order like before.

  • Adarna

    I can’t comment at all on the videos……………… WTF!

    • Nesquik

      Glad I’m not the only one

  • FUK YOU UTUBE

    google gives the royal F888ing again . bye bye utube

  • Kyle Andrew James Bacon

    Having the same problem as a few people have said….
    I cant reply to comments on my videos, exellent update was really needed..

    • FUK YOU UTUBE

      excellent update. this is the worst update. you are now forced to have a google plus account to comment. also if you accidently hiot wrong box and click your name. your name and comments everywhere on youtube you made will have your real name.

      • Just a Fanboy

        clearly you do not understand sarcasm

        • Kyle Andrew James Bacon

          Looks like 3 people didnt see I was saying it with sarcasm…

  • evonne97

    This is the worst crap ever. I haven’t been able to reply or comment on anything since the Google douches decided that this mess would be a brilliant idea. the comment section was fine before. If it’s not broke, Don’t freakin fix it!!!

    • Niki83

      I have the same problem! AND…..before we used to be able to follow a thread of comments (by clicking “view the previous comment” or whatever..but NOW when you click on what that user was replying to, it opens a new tab and starts the video over! This new system is absolutely abhorrent!!! :-(

      • Monk Solo

        starts the video over? maybe a new way to bump up the hit count to get more ad money?

        • danny4572

          …sure its a glitch… google would be in a lot of trouble by doing that

    • Nathan

      Yeah, what’s up? No replies? No up-down votes?

    • Nesquik

      It sucks! You can’t upvote/downvote or reply unless it’s a comment from Google+
      I use Google+ but not for YouTube! I’m getting sick of it asking me to link

    • Elenath

      It keeps trying to force me to use my google plus account and trying to make me use my real name, my real name is NOT something I want the average Youtube user to know!

      I’m not one to complain about a youtube change, I tend to think I’ll just get used to it, but their constant pressure to try and make you peruse the site in a certain way is making me want to peruse it less and less . . .

  • Moonswirl Butts

    Not to mention that it seems when you actually try to connect Google+ just to bloody comment, ALL OF YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NUKED UNTIL YOU DISCONNECT GOOGLE+.

  • Infuriated

    This is really unacceptable. There were some problems with Youtube’s community, but forcing the entire comment section to migrate to a social networking system is completely the wrong solution. I will happily sacrifice my commenting abilities in favor of NOT linking to Google+ (as it was hard enough to cancel the first time) until Google either gets enough backlash to undo the decision or a Userscript inevitably comes out that circumvents the process.

  • Garaad

    I have nothing against google plus, but google’s aggressive tactics are disgusting. And as such, I will not willingly submit and join their social network, even if they take away my ability to comment on videos. You’ll have to do more than just that.

  • Camryn L

    I can’t thumbs up, reply, or see linked comments with reloading the page. This new comment system really sucks. I usually get used to new layouts and stuff. But I don’t think I can get used to this one.

    • Nd

      Exactly. Im ok with the other ones but this is way too far

  • Nunya Bidness

    I don’t think Google understands the internet. That sounds ludicrous on the surface, but just think about how the internet community reacts when a corporation tries to force (yes, FORCE) it to acquiesce to a new paradigm that is obviously based on increasing profit margin. Big f**kup, Google. Big f**kup. I personally deleted my own Google+ profile (I was actually one of the fourteen people left on that network) and re-registered with a bogus troll profile because I never intend to use Google+ ever again. This is just an incomprehensible move by a tech giant you would expect to know better, but are somehow not surprised that they just can’t read trends. This goes up there with Hitler invading Russia as the largest blunder in history. GOOD JOB, GUYS!

    • Ryan Faulk

      Hitler invading the USSR was a completely necessary move. It was either that or get invaded and not have that amazing initial surprise.

  • JointhePredacons

    People should learn to educate themselves on the reasons YouTube did this instead of just complaining about it. YouTube comments themselves were highly racist, and cruel, and unmoderated and anyone could make up any name to post. Google is trying to make a system where there is no more derogatory anonymous posts made by cowards that want to say cruel, racist , and rude comments in anonymity. Now with a G+ sign in, you will be right out there in the open. Seems the only people that have a problem with it are the people in the practice of comment-bombing on YouTube. The others just want it to be easy enough that they dont sprain a brain cell. Grow up, adapt, or dont use YouTube. Google wont care. and neither will we.

    • Nunya Bidness

      That was the entire beauty of it. It was unmoderated. Completely uncensored. It was the last mainstream, high traffic place where you could see humanity in its full pathetic glory. Google is bent on “moderating” (aka censoring) now. “Don’t be evil”. Hypocrites.

      • Lou_Sasshole

        There’s still 4chan or Reddit if you want to see that crap.

        • Nunya Bidness

          No. That was mostly smart people. I liked to see genuinely stupid people actually being stupid.

          • Lou_Sasshole

            There’s Facebook.

          • Nunya Bidness

            *facepalm*

          • Lou_Sasshole

            Have you ever actually seen the stupid crap people post on there? If anything it’s even worse that YT.

          • Nunya Bidness

            I can’t believe I have to explain this to you: THAT’S WHO GOOGLE IS COMPETING WITH.

          • Lou_Sasshole

            I could try and explain this to you but seeing your other comments it would just be a waste of time.

          • JointhePredacons

            Good luck dude. Its just sad that the dumbest people in the world think theyre geniuses. I blame the schools for that with their “there are no losers, everyones a winner” BS

          • Lou_Sasshole

            I agree completely man. But screw it, this new comments feature is a good thing and the only ones complaining are the trolls (whether they want to admit it or not).

          • prick

            This guy is priceless, he seems to be exactly the type of person you are talking about.

          • Nd

            what makes you think most people on reddit and 4chan are smart lol?

          • SukatoKjolen

            Hahaha, no no. There’s a difference between “stupid people being stupid” and “stupid people trying to act smart.” One was youtube, and one is Reddit/4chan. I’ll let you figure out which is which.

      • JointhePredacons

        Im sure the people that begged Google to implement a comment control feature far outnumber anyone that will complain about it. Its not even that people want anonymity (judging by the comments) its just a hassle to make a G+ account apparently. Or they dont want their trolling to appear on their G+ page. Its perfect, it will clean up the comments, and make people think twice before they call someone an **shole or say something racist or stupid. Phandroid should actually do that too. Internet comments are getting out of control in general.

    • Sean

      The issue I have with your statement is someone like me, who signed up for Youtube with a non google+ account YEARS ago and now they are requiring me to convert even though i already have 2 accounts (one with my school email and one with my main gmail). I don’t understand why i am required to have 3 Google+ accounts now, its a bunch of garbage. I hate the new system. unless there is some workaround that they implement, I will not be converting my YOUTUBE account to a google+ account.

      • JointhePredacons

        My mind is not closed. You missed the entire point of what theyre doing here. So you may not be “comment bombing” but you are clearly fishing for upvotes. Your solution is simple, use one account to watch YouTube videos. I do. Simply because i want my favorites and history available. I too have multiple Google accounts.

        • Zahti

          That’s what you don’t understand. I have one YOUTUBE account that I have had for years. I am not fishing for upvotes. I am simply telling you the truth man. I cannot comment on Youtube videos anymore unless I convert my account to some Google+ bullshit. I don’t want that in any way at all. I want to have my YOUTUBE account and that’s it.

        • GoogleSucks

          Not everybody is fishing for likes. It’s an opinion.

    • Nd

      People are complaining because you cant reply to people and you have to keep making google+ accounts…..

    • Ryan Faulk

      racist:

    • prick

      Excuse me? You are telling me you find it a good thing to give up anonymity, to continue yet again and again to become completely the opposite of anonymity, to continue to diminish the last bits of freedom and free speech we still have?
      Awesome.
      Say, did you ever hear anything about big brother? Does that mean ANYTHING at all to you? You probably are thinking of the tv show now…
      I pity people like you. In a hundred years when NOTHING is private anymore and they control everything, you would be the first to cry about it.

      • JointhePredacons

        Nothing is private anymore. If you think it is then i pity you. Even anonymous comments can be tracked back to their source. The point of what theyre doing is to prevent people that use the anonymity to attack other people in a public forum. You and others like you seem to think that privacy concerns are just a recent thing, and again if you think it is, i truly pity you. There is only privacy in your own home. Online and outside there is no privacy, has never been privacy. Whatever you post, email, text, say over an open telephone line has been going through a govt filter for upwards of 40 years now. a hundred years ? NOTHING is private right now. But i dont hear me crying, its only you and the other idiots that seem to think that sending information over the internet is somehow, impossibly, private. I bet you dont like Facebook privacy either huh, another joke.

    • SeekWisdomToday

      Let people say whatever they want, the channel can delete if he is bothered by it. Mommy Google and Daddy Google don’t need to come to help.

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  • Search And Destroy

    How arrogant can they be? F you google!

  • Anthony Neilsen

    So far I can’t find a way to respond to a comment. This was my favorite part of the comments section. If someone says something stupid, you HAVE to tell them. If they make a clever or informative comment, you MUST have the opportunity to show that you can respond with an even better one. Sigh.

    • Lou_Sasshole

      Your post reminds me of this lol.

      http://www.mattcutts.com/images/duty_calls.png

    • Kool Breeze

      Yeah I agree I Can’t seem to reply to any comments either

    • SeekWisdomToday

      If only the owner of the channel can reply, then why even make it public?

  • Dani Filth

    I deleted 290 google plus accounts youtube forced me to make now i can’t comment. I rather merge my facebok instead of google to comment. Facebook is enough for me i don’t want to manage another page.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/KniteOwls Knite Owls

    I am now getting rid of everything GOOGLE. F-ck You google, I just switch to Bing bc of this you arrogant A–Holes!

    • Lou_Sasshole

      I’m sure they’re gonna lose sleep over this.

      • Dani Filth

        With an attitude like that is the reason they are forcing everyone to use google plus to have records for cops.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/KniteOwls Knite Owls

        If me and a few hundred thousand quit it might leave a mark. I’ve come to realize that yelling, screaming, and boycotting is the only thing that seems to get results if many people join together and let there voices be heard.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/KniteOwls Knite Owls

    oh and here is my reaction earlier.

  • Rachna Saini

    Um how are new top comments going to be determined if we can’t vote anything up or down? -__- Can we at least have THAT back? Please?

    • SeekWisdomToday

      Poorly working websites is becoming a trend. ;)

      • Rachna Saini

        Agreed. It doesn’t make sense though to get rid of voting. See, if a comment was a bad one, everyone voted it down and eventually it wouldn’t be seen. If it was a good comment people would vote it up and you knew that it was representing the general consensus. So I don’t get why we can’t vote anymore, especially when voting was a kind of censorship of its own, bad comments got negative votes. :(

        Eventually…how are we going to know if a comment is “top”? Seems to me that the comments will stay at the top that are there now since we can’t VOTE any more up or down anymore. -_-

        • Nd

          it still shows the option to vote up on some comments its because they are still fixing it

          • Rachna Saini

            Does that mean we’re going to have the vote up/down feature still? I sure hope so. :(

  • SeekWisdomToday

    I can’t find the ‘reply’ under other people’s comments, only on my own comment.

    • Reco2

      Yes, i want to reply to people and now i can’t!

  • SeekWisdomToday

    Every site now there is an option to ‘share with everybody’. Do people really need to share with everybody, every comment they make, every single thing they buy on amazon, each video they watch? I am not a facebook person so I do not understand this need for people to broadcast everything they do.

  • Reco2

    Now i can’t reply to comments…well done!

  • seth90210

    Here’s the thing, you have to sign up for Google+ every time you want to comment on a video. When you finish your post, you can delete Google+ again. You do this over and over again.

    On the bright side, they seem to have gotten rid of character limits.

  • Ryan Faulk

    Aren’t popular personalities popular enough? Their comments already get big ups from their huge contact list, why do they need yet another leg up?

  • DragoZeroOne

    I’m never ever going to comment on any videos anymore, stupid YouTube should have used its own stuffs, and stop asking us to use our full names.

    • SeekWisdomToday

      It is a data collection system. I don’t want to put my real name anywhere, there are plenty of crazies out there. I don’t wear a t-shirt with my name on it, why do I need to do this on the interent?

  • Nd

    They want every little thing we do to be seen…why does every little youtube comment need to be seen on google+, I dont get it…….

    • SeekWisdomToday

      Just found that out. I didn’t even know I was signed up on this google+, as I posted before I don’t have facebook, don’t want people following me, reading what I write. I am thinking about deleting the whole thing and just forget it. If I have to bow down and worship the google beast, then it would be over.

    • JointhePredacons

      Itll keep the comments clean, and keep people from trying to be secret trolls, especially if you know its going on G+

  • http://www.coffeecraftsandclues.com/ Des Malone

    More censorship – that’s all YT and Google are about…Vevo the censorship whore…this is such horseshit. I have a feeling this is the one will be the last straw and accounts start shutting down en masse and better video sharing options take over. Start downloading all your favorite videos for safe keeping while you can. Pretty soon you tube will become google tube and the only thing you get to watch is the internship…”on the line.”

    • Finaldeath

      The only accounts that will be going anywhere are the troll accounts, and i think i speak for everyone when i say that that is an extremely good thing. Something had to be done with youtube comments and had to be done for years, i for one am glad they are finally doing something.

      • Rachna Saini

        I don’t mind the needing an account to comment, I am against not being able to vote on comments. That just doesn’t make sense to me. Negative/troll comments almost never ended up getting top votes.

      • Nunya

        I for one do not want my G+ account linked to my Youtube account. I would prefer whatever I choose to watch, comment on or post for my semi-anonymous Youtube profile to remain separate from my G+ public profile, and I certainly dont want the problem I had last time with the merge breaking Youtube login on some of my apps.

        Ever read some of the things people say on Facebook, even with their photos displayed beside their full names for all to see? Trolls will troll, and the only thing that will stop them is out disabling comments altogether.

        • JointhePredacons

          Sounds good, YouTube should disable all comments. Sounds perfect actually.

      • JointhePredacons

        Agreed, and well said ! At least youre not getting downvoted. probably because the idiots would have to click “load more comments” to get to you, and you know they cant handle pushing a button or doing something extra. lol.

    • Supafly

      YouTube is worth it just for the videos, even if they remove all comments. Nowadays many videos are 1 or 2 hours long and in very high quality, usually for free. Who needs to read sundry racists and trolls who do nothing but screw up the experience.

      • http://www.coffeecraftsandclues.com/ Des Malone

        I’d rather have all the trolls and their comments and get rid of google+ and vevo – least the trolls have one redeeming quality, they can be greatly hilarious. Vevo is pure censorship (most of the time censoring crap that isn’t even offensive) and google+, nobody cares. it can’t compete with facebook, twitter and tumblr…this is google’s temper tantrum

        • Supafly

          I agree. Sometimes I just read the comments and forget the video. They’re that entertaining.

          • Andrew von Nash

            Me too, often I just scroll down right before the video even starts and have a good laugh. Some videos had great trolls and funny “right in the moment” comments.

      • dunholm1

        Who decides what is racist and what isn’t? I’ve been labelled a racist many times simply for wanting a stop to uncontrolled immigration into the UK, and a xenophobe for wanting us to leave the EU. I’m neither. Part of the fun of YT was that you could say more or less what you wanted, and respond to idiotic comments. For many, it was a window on the world. This is moot anyway, because as things stand I find I’m unable to respond to comments at all. Fk you, Google.

  • Supafly

    Ah…YouTube. Where else could you tell some guy in Greece that he has a hairy back and looks a monkey, even though you’ve never seen him before?

    But alas, those days are gone.

  • Bob Stevens

    I hate this new system so much, so now the comment system is a popularity contest?! How is this an improvement. I don’t need the negative comments censored, I want to be able to view the good and bad. The old system was logical and simple, this is an unnecessary change that is part publicity (oh look we only have feel good comments now from popular people!) I’m sure along with making this some social media tie-in crap. I can’t even directly reply or read what a particular reply is to without jumping through hoops to do so. Change it back, now I can’t gauge what the accurate, initial general reaction is to any video.

    • Andrew von Nash

      Very well said. It used to be a simple, clean-cut system that every 5 year old understood. Now it is messy and the experience of free flow and commenting is gone. Don’t fix things that are not broken!

  • kate

    I hate the new YouTube layout. -.- I hope they change it again soon

  • SeekWisdomToday

    If you have a channel on youtube or if you have a subscription ask them to upload the same content on another place, like vimeo or whatever. This google shoving people into the barn is really annoying. Every youtube video I go, I will leave a comment asking them to broadcast the video somewhere else. They can live that one on you tube, but upload a copy somewhere else.

    vimeo
    hulu

    • http://www.coffeecraftsandclues.com/ Des Malone

      or better, post a comment saying your conversation/debate re the video is over here on this facebook page :P

      • Nunya

        But then people who want to comment have to login to Facebook. I for one don’t want to make a deal with the Mephistopheles to avoid getting in bed with Satan.

        • Andrew von Nash

          Hahahaha….your comment is fantastic.

      • Jacob Sherwood

        I don’t want to make a facebook account just to have conversations. That’s what my youtube is….was for… =(

    • SeekWisdomToday

      I was wrong, vimeo needs to login to watch the videos. Not sure about hulu.

  • Logan Moll

    I fucking HATE the Google+ integration. I am usually a fan of what Google does, but they are freakin’ ruining Youtube.

  • corrny

    Didn’t have a google+ account, I don’t have a fb either, and clicked fast through the pop-ups because I really want to congratulate someone for his video, now I have a useless google+ account. I feel stupid to have been rushed into their annoying attempt to bring everyone there. I feel like I got myself an effing google-plankton bucket on head (cf Spongebob movie), and that everyone is going to get one too.
    I’m scared. Like, really. I kinda feel like closing my account there altogether. Oh wait I can’t, I need a google account to keep my phone running.
    Darn we’re there, dystopia.

    • SeekWisdomToday

      I totally hear you.

      I have an alternate account, so now I will use that one. I feel we r being funneled into the google pen. Like animals.

    • Nunya

      You can unlink your account after you make the comment. I think a lot of people may be already doing so; I noticed many comments on a video that had no reply option.

  • Nunya

    “The more you tighten your grip, Google, the more users will slip through your fingers.”

    The last time I (inadvertantly) merged my G+ account with my Youtube account, it was because Youtube threw up a dialog box with multiple “options”, all of which merged your accounts (you had to x-click to close the dialog box instead in order to avoid merging, which I thought a tactic only scum-sucking malware whores used).

    Merging accounts broke my Youtube login on a couple of my devices, and only by unlinking them was I able to restore the ability to login on the Youtube app on my DVD player, for example. I will not link my Youtube account; I am happy with it the way it is, and if push comes to shove I’ll find other ways.

    I didn’t need Facebook; I dont need Youtube.

    • SeekWisdomToday

      Can you separate the two? I don’t think you can anymore.

      • Nunya

        You can unlink them, if you do so within a certain time frame. After that, it’s permanent, like most parasitic relationships in sci-fi movies. :)

        • SeekWisdomToday

          If you delete Google+, Google attempts to restore your
          experience of other Google products to the way it was before you joined
          Google+ and to permanently delete your Google+ circles, posts, and
          comments. If you delete your Google profile, you delete Google+ as well
          as other services and their data that depend on a Google profile. Learn more

          Delete Google+ content and YouTube channel
          Delete your entire Google+ profile and YouTube channel

          • SeekWisdomToday

            It is late, I have no idea what they are saying. But this is what it shows when I click on something like ‘deleting google+’

          • Nunya

            You don’t have to delete your G+ profile, but you can unlink it from your Youtube profile if you do so within 14 days of linking them.

        • corrny

          Thing is, it’s annoyed me for ages popping up messages like « be cool and link it, you know you want to » beforehand. And just like updates on many a device, you eventually just do it because you’re just fed up. Even if a few don’t, the majority will, and that’s scary as s***.
          So now, add the google+ + youtubegoogleaccount to your already linked google account + youtube account, people, more than ever will want stuff done. And to do that, people, including me are capable of accepting the most ludicrous eula, most of the time without reading them.

        • Supafly

          You can only unlink them temporarily. And as of today, you cannot comment at all without a Google+ account. You can delete the account after posting your comment. But you’ll need to activate Google+ every time you post a comment.

          • SeekWisdomToday

            And when you do, it records on the google+ your comment and other people might be able to see it. Unless you block on privacy setting, which today you can use, tomorrow, they will make it public.

  • Spotted Feather

    I am unable to connect my youtube to my google plus. It says to click a button that says Connect With A Google+ Page. But when I click, nothing happens.

    • Nunya

      Lucky you.

    • http://instagram.com/whenwewerewild Bellerina

      I know. I feel like I am going around in circles! Grrrr.

  • Omni

    Well I think this may just kill more than a few youtubers careers. Some of them rely on comments in order to figure out what they should do next. If they don’t return it to the point where you can easily comment on the video this will be the end. Has youtube not figured out if you do things like this you will forced people to find another site that will do what they want?

    • corrny

      The fact of the matter is, I agree but their thinking must be that global hegemony of yt over the rest on video sharing is ripe for that move : the content there is assumed to be too great and too unavoidable for anyone not to be an active part of it.
      And the scary bit is that they may be right.

      A decent pro-g+ anti-fb plan, but for those who don’t care about either, well we’re basically fucked. Talking about fucked, we can now think of using redtube and youporn for non-porn videos, seems to me anonymity is a landmark in that part of the internet…

  • Supafly

    You CANNOT unlink Google+ from YouTube unless you want to just watch videos without ever commenting. As of today you CANNOT post comments without a Google+ account.

  • Et Navn

    I cant reply to comments on my Youtube videos… my channel was going great after just starting two weeks ago and now my hope of ever getting a youtube career probably is going in the trash…

  • Jacob Sherwood

    The new comment system is utterly broken – I can’t approve mislabelled “spam” on my videos anymore. I can’t look at “top comments” and “most recent” at the same time like before. I can no longer click a reply to see the original comment – I now have to LOOK for the comment (intuitive, Google…intuitive -_-)

    I advise all of you to let google know how much you hate this crippled update by using the “send feedback” button at the bottom of your page (before they make an update and get rid of that too)

    F*** Google Plus!

  • http://instagram.com/whenwewerewild Bellerina

    …I don’t get this! What the hell is going on? May someone please help me figure out how to fix this crap so I can like comments or can we not do that at all anymore?

  • Hank Oswald

    Youtube is dead

  • Rozanne Tiggelman

    youtube, you’re doing it wrong. Now I have a reply to one of my comments but I can’t even see what comment they replied on. I can’t reply on others anymore. EVERYONE HATES YOUTUBE NOW. Someone please make a new youtube, and make it the way it was .. with video replies and normal ways to reply to people. Why does every good social media thing think that they should be like facebook??

    • Andrew von Nash

      You are ABSOLUTELY spot on. These social media sites want to outdo each other and with every “better” version they just do s*#$. Thank you for your comment.

  • Brian Yang

    There are multiple reasons why I like and dislike this new update:
    1. Google+ is still glitchy when updating Profile Pics to a Youtube Account plus it deletes the current one and replaces it with the default.
    2. The new comment system killed the old one, because it is not even useful and is broken because you can’t reply to most Youtuber comments (possibly because Youtube accidentally set it to reply only to ones who have Google+ linked).
    3. Yet they say it this update is great, it completely killed the original Youtube and made a more annoying and horrible version of it then made it permanent until Youtube might make it more worse.
    4. Number of People with Youtube Careers are ruined and decide to use another site to upload videos.
    5. What’s worse if you link the Google+ update to Youtube and leave it like that for more than 14 days, guess what? ITS FUCKING PERMANENT!
    6. Well on the good part, this is the end for nooby trollers commenting on Youtube as this decreases the number of idiotic people.
    7. Yet Google+ is annoying it might get your Youtube Channel to have more attention.
    8. Overall, Google+ has more negative features than good ones, so Youtube please stop ruining it for people.

  • Thirsty

    Why can’t I see comments anymore? Why can’t I post comments anymore? What the hell is going on?

  • plplpop1

    Google, combining with YouTube too much is a very bad idea. Many people are losing their “freedom and flexibility” that they used to have. New updates that are making YouTube more closer to Facebook are not helping our video streaming days easier. I would like to say that you could please slow down and have the whole Google+ account thing be a little backed off. Google+ is making not just me, but many others forced. Please, calm down with all these updates and bringing Google+ more into YouTube before people start using other video sites to stream. YouTube has been a part of my life for a long time, but if it continues to get worse, I won’t hesitate to leave it. And I know I’m saying that for plenty of other YouTubers as well.

  • wolfmeister

    An absolute f**king disaster!! what total **** approved this mess? There is no way you can use this new system to have a discussion or to do simple Q&A. It was not good for q&a before, but in fact it is now worse!! so i cant even answer questions people ask and for me running a technical help channel it’s just terrible.

    also it tells me comments are waiting for me to approve, then when i click to see them it says “there is nothing to review” lol

    also, i see NO connection with google+ – everyone says this is forcing people to use google+, so where the hell is the link between the youtube pages and google+? I cant see a damned thing connecting them.

  • dunholm1

    I connected to google+ this morning, reluctantly, and I still can’t reply to comments on YT, or even “like/dislike”. And sometimes the comments don’t appear at all. I’m not computer savvy and I haven’t a clue what to do now, and even if I disconnect-and I have no idea how-I’m told that as a consequence I’ll lose my YT account as well. I’m fkn furious. The joy of YT was that it was easy to use, and basically uncensored . You could respond to even the most idiotic comments, which was part of the fun. I’m an adult I do not want what I can read controlled by others. But now I can’t respond at all. YouTube, you have just committed suicide.

    • finalfate62

      You can’t comment on youtube if your account is linked to google+. It’s been like this for years.

      • dunholm1

        I’m told that I should be able to respond to new comments, just not those made before they fully rolled out this new system. Not so. Read my other 2 comments on here. Bottom line is, YT was fine, and now it’s not. Why they messed about with a site enjoyed by millions I’ll never know. If it was to give Google+ a boost, then from the comments on here and elsewhere there has been a very serious error of judgement, because it’s just alienating users.

  • wolfmeister

    and btw on latest firefox, my youtube pages do NOT look like the one above.

    • Thirsty

      Same here.

      There is no comments when I look. Zero.

  • Andrew von Nash

    Bye bye good YouTube times. I will stop to comment there and stop reading. It was fun while it lasted. I hate Facebook, but Google+ is a pain. First: Why is the header image like 2000 pixels wide? I can’t even see my Profile name with that big ass header image. Why Google? Why? Why? Argh, forget it. Might as well start leaving the Internet altogether – anonymity gone (you could as well sit at some FBI computer and type your own criminal indictment and click to choose the prison you would like to sit in). Big-ass-corporations that lick Wall streets boots are hijacking the free internet.

  • Ferristown

    This is horseshit. If I wanted to use my Google+ account I would goddamn link it to YouTube myself. I can’t even comment any more. Hey Google, this may be difficult to grasp but the reason people like YouTube is because it’s freaking Youtube, AKA NOT Google+. This is a monumentally bad move.

  • TKH

    You gotta be kidding me. Damn it.
    I don’t want Google+ taking over Youtube like a parasite.
    The only good thing that came out of this was the removal of the 500-word limit, but still. >:(

  • Blizbor

    This is funny.
    Couple days ago i tried to find a filtration system to sort YT comment by their rating.
    I was doable with java plugin, but haven’t worked on my browser.
    I just wanted to see the top comment.
    So when i saw today that it now can be done in YT, i was like “great”.
    I immediately searched for my favorite videos to hit the “best comments” button.
    I did it only to found out it fucking sucks so badly.
    I only see some stupid google+ comment and among the other comment one guy made a point about how much the new system sucks.
    He simply posted entire script for “Breaveheart”.

    YouTube = victim of gang rape.

  • bob

    my comment was accepted but has now vanished. I am having the weirdest internet day in my life.

  • Blizbor

    The old comment system only needed new filtration system.
    I they have simply added “best comment”, “worst comment”, “new comments” and “oldest comment” it would be great.
    But it’s Google…

  • Blizbor

    I have new slogan for Google Inc.

    “If something works – break it”

    I want 5 million dollars.

    • PissedOFF

      This, I can’t even reply to youtube comments anymore.

      • Johnny2071

        I LITERALLY can’t reply to other people’s comments and I don’t know why.

    • Anonymous

      I miss the old Youtube before Google bought it more than ever now

  • PissedOFF

    You bastards

  • bob

    my comment has vanished again – they won let you lot read my comment – obviously key words were picked up and the comment is removed even though initially accepted on this page???

  • Ranji

    They are trying to turn this into the next social networking site. No one wants that. Most people on Youtube will prefer staying anonymous. The enjoyment of commenting on videos on youtube is now gone! An we definitely don’t want to be forced into doing anything, especially when it comes to linking accounts. They completely stuffed it all up for Youtube!

    • 082071

      I don’t even know how to reply to comments on Youtube now. Do you?

      • Lukas S.

        You can’t reply to comments made with the old system. You can only do it on the new ones made through the Google Plus linking. It sucks.

        • 082071

          OIC. Yes, that does suck. So if you want to reply to an old comment, you’d have to reply via the poster’s inbox, making sure to copy/paste the old comment. (so they know what you’re replying to). I thought technology is supposed to make things simpler/easier? Apparently that philosophy is not shared by Google. LOL Anyway, thanks Lukas S.

  • Jeff

    It’s god awful, change it back.

  • Alender

    And even more ways to stop free speech. Congratulations YouTube.

  • dunholm1

    I’ve been reading negative comments about this all over the place. I am no longer certain who is going to get to read this, or where, or if my real name will leak out somewhere. It’s like I’m in a specimen jar and I have no idea who’s looking in. And who decides what is to be censured? Some left-wing, touchy-feely, right-on PC tosser fresh out of uni? The arrogance of it amazes me and so I will never again knowingly use a Google product.

  • alex

    NO!!! Comments where a way to say what you really feel about something, to share a funny comment and to read many different views on may different things. This is censorship and it is unacceptable. BOYCOTT GOOGLE!

  • BeyondBracelets .

    I teach on youtube an I am seeing plenty of legitimate questions being marked by Google+ as spam now… can’t even accept them as appropriate comments because they released this “lovely feature” before working out kinks.

    People asked me tons of questions and now I’ll be forced to ignore most of them because of this commenting system.

    We don’t want a “social site” like facebook- we want our VIDEO SITE like youtube.

    Quit screwing it up, Google.

  • kenny

    Yeah this is bad but predictably I already found a petition for it. Sigh it and spread it to as many people as possible.

    Maybe they’ll fix this mess if the out pour in support of getting rid of it.

    https://www.change.org/petitions/youtube-and-google-change-the-comment-section-back-to-the-it-was-before-the-recent-format-change

  • Mark Durak

    This is the last drop! I ve had it with google and their crap. First they screwed the gmail, then made crap changes to google.com, and now they are ruining youtube!! I guess I ll have to find an alternative. Any suggestions what is the best alternative to google products?

    • JointhePredacons

      If you cant deal with changes to stuff on the internet, id hate to see how you would deal with changes in your own life. But i can give you a hint what the “best alternative” to life is. You’re gonna need it at some point.

  • Fox

    WTF is this? This is so retarded! Google has been screwing Youtube up since the very beginning it poked its nasty nose in it when it had no business there in the first place!

  • Lukas S.

    There exist a petition to change it back to the original format. 2,193 more is needed to complete the petition.

    https://www.change.org/petitions/google-change-the-youtube-comment-section-back-to-its-original-form

    • JointhePredacons

      Yea, no one listens to those things dude.

      • kenny

        Actually it bought back the firefox downloader for youtube, so I wouldn’t say that.

  • http://bokuwanenai.tumblr.com/ Nissim R.A.

    The new comments format is HORRIBLE!!!!
    First, they screwed up ‘Google’ theme, then they screwed up Gmail now Youtube Comments!

  • http://www.flyguy.net/ flyguy

    Wow! Misplaced internet rage here! You can’t reply to comments left in the old commenting system using the new system. You need to use your YouTube inbox for that. https://www.youtube.com/inbox

    However all NEW comments you will be able to reply to using the new system, so before you get all internet rage guy, check it out. It works a charm.

    All the comments are there and you can still do everything you used to and more….

    Please stop all the anti Google bitching, sound like an iOs forum! ; )

    • kenny

      Corporate hack

      • http://www.flyguy.net/ flyguy

        Really kenny you think I’m a Google employee?

        • JointhePredacons

          Yea Fly, theyre upset because they think that the old system was private and this is not. somehow think that just because they post under “anonymous” over the internet ,of all things, that it really was anonymous, and are outraged they dont have privacy anymore. I now understand why people that download thousands of songs, and pirated video games are shocked when the FBI knocks down their door and puts them in cuffs. I think theyre really upset that now if they want to be an *sshole on YouTube itll be with their own name. I think its great and will make a would be internet bully think twice about posting garbage. Anyone that thinks that any part of the internet is private needs to smacked upside the head.

          • http://www.flyguy.net/ flyguy

            No I agree with ya but jeez man they could just make a fake account and make up a name ‘John Smith’ and troll away. Just don’t get all this ‘Google R bastards’ and LOTS OF CAPITALS here. Wtf? This is Android fans! Were supposed to know better than iSheep. I’m bloody embarrassed if this is Android fans here. and gives us a bad name! Is everyone on like a litre of redbull and doing speed?

          • JointhePredacons

            Well they would have to make a fake Gmail to do that and it seems to be a hassle for these people to do that. Im embarrassed as well. I thought people were better educated than this, but i guess not, and i really shouldnt be surprised i suppose. Privacy and anonymity on the internet ? They have to know thats nonexistent. I think the majority of people against this are either TROLLS themselves, or just morons that think spying and govt intrusion is a 2013 thing.

          • Robbie

            Do you work for Googe or something? People are entitled to be pissed off. YT was grand the way it was but google had to go and f*#K it all up.

          • JointhePredacons

            Also Fly i think some people are just trying to up their upvotes on Disqus, just posting something agreeing with the mass so they dont get downvoted. Conformity in action. And these same people worry about no privacy. I think the tech impaired people in the world cant figure out how to make a G+ account or simply dont want to. Or dont like G+ because they got Facebook, a lovely site, that people believe that if they uncheck a box, everything they put online is magically private.

          • kenny

            Well guess what: I HAVE Google+ and I still think it sucks!

            It’s just an awful and unpolished format, no two ways about it.

            Only people who don’t know better will bend over backwards to defend it.

          • JointhePredacons

            I dont use G+ all that much, but as a login to YouTube it works. I mainly use Facebook because most of the people i associate with are on it.

          • kenny

            The part that sucks the worst is we can’t reply to old comments; Any of Them!

            And you have to check your Google+ account just to see who replied to you, ON YOUTUBE! It’s all one big jumbled mess.

            If I weren’t for those two things, I doubt most people would even care.

        • kenny

          No, I think your just a slave to the Google brand and you’re giving them blind praise.

          The new system sucks and you know it.

          • http://www.flyguy.net/ flyguy

            Not a slave K at all, but defo a fan and an advocate of their products over other corporate brands, sure. My choice, that don’t make me a ‘hack’.

            And what truly sucks is they did a bad job communicating how to reply to old comments, and honestly for me it does not suck, at all.

            I’m just now flipping out like most in this thread are. It’s a commenting system, it’s not on par with someone you care about dying.

            Your two word snarky reply and assumption to me does not exactly help us to have a decent commenting system , and I could have just replied and said something snarky back, but choose not too. And as you definitely do know, if you don’t like it don’t use it!

          • kenny

            Maybe “hack” was the wrong term then, the one I was looking for was Fanboy.

            This is a massive misfire and I’ll be shocked if they don’t change it. I have no idea how anyone could like it other than a massive fanatic of the brand of course.

          • http://www.flyguy.net/ flyguy

            Oh I’m a total unashamed fanboy! : ) However objective enough to know the big G did a terrible job at communicating the inbox/reply stuff, awful job in fact. I think you’ll find in time things may be better but time will tell. Everyone hates change at first, jeez facebook does this every single week it seems!

        • Mzuark

          Somebody here’s a freaking Google employee.

    • dunholm1

      I click “to reply click here” on comments sent to my Hotmail inbox. When I get to the YT thread, no comments at all are visible. I go back, click “to see all comments”, find that they have mysteriously reappeared, but that I cannot reply as there is nowhere to click. Elsewhere, I could reply to old comments, but not those only hours old. Further, I am being forced to sign up to Google+. I don’t need it, I don’t want it, yet if I unlink I lose the ability to post any comments at all on YT. That pisses me off more than I can say. YT was great the way it was, and if something ain’t broke, why “fix” it?

      • http://www.flyguy.net/ flyguy

        Clicking reply on new YT accounts will take you to the YT page and give you the option to reply as you are used to. To use yahoo you need one account, same for AOL, same for Microsoft which you use, its the same thing with Google. Doesn’t mean you have to use Gmail, calendar, G+ but it will give you a YT account.

        • Robbie

          Your wrong flyguy…I dont want google+. I want my G-Mail separate from my YT acc..If I want to reply to a comment or simply post a comment on YT it tells me I have to link ti Google+. I have accidentally linked to that in the past and it took me hours to figure out how to undo it. But if l want to comment on YT I have no choice but to link my accounts. This is censorship of freedom of speech. The good thing about YT was it gave ordinary people a public platform to say what you think and it was anonymous if you wished to be anonymous. Iv had many debates, discussions and friendly chats on YT over the years. Its all gone now. I refuse point blank to link to Google+.

        • kenny

          Boy I bet your lats are about to snap the way you’re bending over backwards for this thing.

          Give us a break.

        • dunholm1

          I’ve had a YT account for years. Yesterday I could go there and enjoy the debate. Today, even though I was effectively bullied into joining Google+, I can’t. I’ll see what it’s like tomorrow and if there’s no change then I’ll be just one more of many signing out for good.

  • sdafsd

    I can’t even comment unless I’m forced to have a Google+ account. For months I’ve been able to get out of such account, but now… unless I have a stupid Google+, I get a text box that only forces me to rather than allows me to comment.

    F— GOOGLE.

    • Slosh

      Yeah, Youtube leaves me no option but to set up a Google+ account in order to comment and reply to vids. Such a shame after 7 years I have to go and cancel everything. I won’t be forced to register with something i don’t want, nor need (Google+).
      Goodbye!

  • dongerson

    such a human thing to do… the necessity for control. but you can’t control the troll. the troll runs rampant, ruining your perfect pure lives as you’re fed grapes straight to the mouth in a relaxed position. i can’t believe after all that’s happened in the last few decades we’re already starting to devolve. what happened to the information age? what happen to the founders of fabulous fun-lands like youtube. jesus christ. this is such a white thing to do.

    • JointhePredacons

      And only “trolls” have a problem with this.

      • Slosh

        Sure trolls have a “problem” with it. Trolls have something called “privacy”. Something you know nothing of because you’ll bend over backwards and take it when Google asks you for it. Google is a sheep herder and your the sheep. BahhhhhhH!

    • kenny

      “White thing to do” Huh?

  • disqus_NdTgA1bWm3

    stop trying to make google+ happen

    • kenny

      It’s not going to happen

    • http://www.flyguy.net/ flyguy

      Dude G+ happened two years ago. When Yahoo went all one account everyone did the same. Hell i hated microsofts passport/live/msn single fiasco.
      There is always Vimeo, viddy and more

      • Slosh

        Google+ “happened” 2 years ago. Yes. And nobody since then has been really using it. Lately, in the last 6 months, Google has been aggressively “forcing” any Youtubers to register a Google+ account and in the process taking away their ability to freely function on Youtube.

        Screw it! I’ve had enough. Don’t NEED nor WANT Google+, therefore no longer NEED Youtube!

  • c02pirate

    Now I can’t reply to comments – so what is the point!
    This would have to be the biggest SCREW UP I’ve seen for a long time.
    Idiots who think they know – actually have no clue.
    It’s all working fine and everyone is using it with no problem….

    Stupid nerds trying to justify their positions by changing things for NO REASON.
    Unless this is either fixed properly or completely REMOVED – youtube won’t last a month.
    Seriously ridiculous….

    • Slosh

      Just close / cancel your Youtube account. Google+ sucks and don’t let them “force” you to open one. Just go elsewhere.

      I cancelled my Youtube account. Don’t care anymore + I won’t let Google+ take any more of my data / privacy from me anymore!

    • corrny

      « It’s all working fine and everyone is using it with no problem….

      Stupid nerds trying to justify their positions by changing things for NO REASON. »
      Agreed, and I still remember that I thought it was the same deal -though not a privacy problem- when we could rate videos with a number of stars, being able to tell a few shades between « I like » and « I hate ». Change for change’s sake is a very good way to break working stuff.

  • JointhePredacons

    I hope that if Google even responds to this it will be to announce that its disabling all comments on YouTube. It would be better anyways. Most people just watch videos and trailers on YouTube anyways and dont even partake in the comments. Their absence would actually make YouTube better. YouTube wont change this, they have bigger concerns than people not people not figuring out the new system, there wont be a YouTube 8.1. Learn to use it instead of bitching about it. Life is the ultimate lesson, and ultimate learning curve. Nothing will be handed to you on a plate, start adapting or start getting used to living at home, im sure most of you are quite used to living with your parents, so that wont be much of a challenge. Just the way you like it !!

    • kenny

      Oh buzz off.

    • Anon

      Ok we get it you don’t like the comments on YouTube or the people who comment there, but most of us LIKED the way it was. It’s not just about the figuring out the new system , it’s about the fact that they force us these new updates WE DON’T WANT. I know I’m never gonna comment on YT ever because I would need to use my name. Wtf is that bullsh*it about ? And yeah I could make up a name but that’s not the same. And yes I get that you can’t be perfectly anonymous online, not even in Tor web, but still it’s fucking stupid to be forced to use your name.

      • Slosh

        Remember, Youtube has been aggressively forcing people to use their REAL names and info and have been forcing them to input a phone# to verify accounts. This was not the case years ago. Now Google+? Google has become too intrusive. It’s actually scary when you really think about it.

    • Slosh

      “Learn to use it”?! Dude, you’re a little spineless goat. Google is harvesting all your data and leading you up the mountain for slaughter. Bahhhh bahhhhhh!

      • JointhePredacons

        What “data” are they “harvesting” ? “spineless goat” says the person hiding behind a keyboard somewhere.

    • Robbie

      JointhePredadcons…Whats your problem. You have been on this page for
      hours name calling and insulting everyone. You say you hope youtube
      remove the comments altogether. You say you only watch the vids and
      never make comments. I find that hard to believe from someone who has
      been commenting here for at least nine hours. You think you’re the
      smartest guy here and everyone else here needs to educate themselves.
      You know what I think? I think your an a**hole..

      • JointhePredacons

        I have not insulted one single person in any of my comments. I havent been here for 9 hrs. I commented last nite and came back to comment this morning. Funny how you say im insulting people when youre the one that called me an “a**hole” I make comments in places like this, not YouTube. Sticks and stones dude.

    • Ryumoau

      i’m all for getting rid of comments. They NEVER provide anything actually useful to the video. And most times the top rated comments are always the most profane or idiotic one available.

      • Terrance

        You are stupid. The comments were fun to display as it let’s people give out their opinions on the video. Realize that.

        • Ryumoau

          no need to be rude. Its my opinion, so deal with it. You are just another example of how terrible the youtube community is. Thanks for proving my point. :)

          • Mzuark

            Your opinion is freaking stupid.

      • Slosh

        You’re all for “getting rid of comments”? So essentially what you’re saying is you’re all for censorship. WOW.

      • JointhePredacons

        We are neck deep in the ignorant here you realize, lol. Ill be somewhere else where there are less paranoid and ignorant people.

    • Lou_Sasshole

      But haven’t you read the comments man? According to them this is the end of YT, they think they’re the majority and since they can’t handle change it automatically means no one else will lol.

      Seriously though I agree with your points, but trying to talk sense to these people is futile.

  • Slosh

    Youtube removed my ability to post on comment through my 7 year old Youtube account just yesterday. Something about setting up an account on Google+. No thanks.

    I just cancelled everything. HAHA!

  • Hammockbear

    what does the dark blue line under commenters name imply?

  • Slosh

    Hey guys, look at it this way. For years we’ve all had a friendly plutonic relationship with Youtube. Now Google has given us an ultimatum, do this or else we’ll give it to you up your arse if you like it or not. Well, that hurts.
    So I’ve decided to end our relationship. Goodbye Youtube, Goodbye Google. And no, we can no longer be friends :)

    • corrny

      Done too. The more we do this, the more likely they are to come their senses… Or a contender to the front.

    • ihategoogle

      Same. Google can suck it

    • laxi

      Give us YouTube back, Google.

  • hurleyblane

    I was hoping that this would happen. It only makes sense for them to expand their products to have wider integration.

    • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

      You wanted them to take your privacy away from you? Might not affect you but it affects a lot of other people.

      • http://salviusrobot.blogspot.com/ gunthercox

        It depends how you look at it. What privacy does it affect? I think that there is still many ways that people can use the system to their advantage.

        • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

          I guess so but I heard someone got suspended for not using their real name and I much rather not have people know my real names since I’m not going to friend anyone on Google+

          • http://salviusrobot.blogspot.com/ gunthercox

            I definitely agree that an anonymity feature should be implemented for user accounts. I think its interesting because they have already switched to have Google+ comments for Blogger but they provided an option for users not to use them. I don’t use them but I can definitely see them being useful.

  • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

    Guys I got Google + and a youtube account but for some reason it wont let me comment or at least view comments anymore.

    • kenny

      Yeah, it’s a disaster. What on earth were they thinking?

      • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

        Maybe Google and/or Youtube hates us or knows we will get mad but are like “Eh whatever.”

      • Slosh

        Hey Kenny I think this changeover to Google+ is happening big time now. I was being “asked” to set up a Google+ account for months but last night they took away my commenting and replying privileges last night and essentially “forced” me to set up a Google+ account.

        Seems it’s happening for a HUGE # of people. I’ve cancelled my account and didn’t set up Google+.
        It’s going to be interesting to see how this plays out in the next few months.

    • Jay

      you cant ever again. i cant even access my videos. youtube needs to die.

      • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

        I can’t comment again? Welp brb gonna go and delete my YouTube.

        • Jay

          yes you can comment and like/dislike. but you have to use your real name and everyone in your private gmail account, mum, dad, employer, co-worker, whoever is now informed of your comments, likes/dislikes browsing histories etc.

          i can access my youtube account i was tricked into ‘upgrading’ to this piece of ducking sh1t PLUS . SO DUCKING ANGRY. this is all NSA stuff. people have tried deleting their accounts but then cant open new ones. i’m going to lose over 200,000 views on my videos, and videos only come up the search listings by views and likes.

        • Jay

          this has only kicked off in the last 24 hrs god knows what youtube is thinking. i’m just going to close my account i want no part of their “plus” . at BEST now you’re going to have to change your gmail, delete your youtube account and start all over again with a name that isn’t your full or real name, and even THEN you cant even comment on your own videos anyway, or anyone else’s even or like/dislike without a GoogleSUCK+ account.

        • Jay

          you can download al your videos by copy-pasting the URL into ‘KEEPVID’

  • http://Stans-songs.com/ Stan Williams

    I sort of like G+. Everyone seems to think they have to be on Facebook 24 / 7 but I’ve seen some interesting posts and people on Google + Facebook seems to be a bigger threat to your privacy , if you think about it and do a little research on what has already transpired…

    • Slosh

      Stan, this is not so much about Facebook or Google+ as social media sites. Some of us (myself included) don’t care to use either Facebook or Google+.

      I enjoyed using Youtube free of Facebook or Google+. Of course, since Google now owns Youtube, they have essentially forced me as a Youtube member to use their Google+ social media software. I’m not going to be “forced” to do anything. Like I’ve said before, I simply cancelled it all. AND, my Facebook will be next, that’s a promise!

    • corrny

      Just because you like something it doesn’t mean it’s okay to be forced to be with that thing. I need to be able to say « I want to stop, so I stop, period. » any time. My gf and I have been together for 10 years, I for one know I couldn’t ever get married, no matter how much I loved her. I’d even go so far as to say that BECAUSE I like something (or someone) very much I’d appreciate the freedom of leaving it/her/him even more, and this affection is much more meaningful when it’s a free choice you make every day. G+ can be awesome and exactly tailored for my way to do things and just… to be, if it forces me in I can only think of breaking free.

    • JointhePredacons

      Its just sad that this younger generation doesnt understand that the NSA and spying and data collection has been going on since the 1940s. Anything you put online, whether it be email, comments on Facebook, comments on YouTube, texting, sexting, comments on boards like these are all being seen, filtered, and analyzed by the govt. Even if you dont sign up for G+ or Facebook. Even conversations over phone lines are monitored by computer for keywords. Unless you have zero internet presence there is no privacy online. If these people were really concerned with privacy they wouldnt even be here commenting about privacy. So if its not about privacy, it boils down to inconvenience. The inconvenience of getting a G+ name to be able to comment on a Google property. Guess what, inconvenience is part of life. People are free to watch videos elsewhere. Google wont care. As i said, they had to answer the demand to get control over the outrageous comments on YouTube. As responses to my comments have proven, when the slow minded, simple minded, and closed minded get upset, they resort to name calling.

      • Anon

        K, then why aren’t you using your real name on these posts? BTW you aren’t as smart as you think :”As responses to my comments have proven, when the slow minded, simple minded, and closed minded get upset, they resort to name calling.” You resorted to name calling yourself. Hilarious.

  • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

    You know what’s terrible (for me)? I deleted my Google + account a few days ago and then today they decide to make you HAVE to use Google + and I’m like “WHAT?! I have to restart a new account? All I come to Youtube is to see arguments and trolls because that’s sometimes more entertaining than the videos!”

  • fuckoffcunt

    “and nobody ever commented on a youtube video again…”

    • Mzuark

      Mainly because they can’t.

  • Jeff

    First they blitz us with constant ads, then they screw up the default channel format, and now this?

    Seriously, if they don’t change this back, I’m done. Meanwhile I’ll be buying stock in Dailymotion and Vimeo.

  • corrny

    I have a question.
    I think I like Disqus. I like video sharing sites. I like the commenting feature. Finding there are like-minded people everywhere in the world is one of the cool wonders of the internet. Does any general video sharing site include commenting with Disqus ?
    If anything’s wrong with Disqus privacy-wise, I’d like to hear it. If anything sounds stupid with this idea I’d like to hear it too. Thanks.

    • Jeff

      It couldn’t be any worse. I’d give it a shot.

  • MWD

    I honestly just don’t like being forced to use anything, no matter how good it is. I probably would have had a Google+ by now if they didn’t keep shoving it down my throat. To me, Google trying to force Google+ on its users is like the equivalent of Lay’s forcing me to buy dip if I want to buy a bag of chips because ‘they go well together’. That being said, I do like the threaded comments idea and the fact that I wouldn’t have to dig around to follow a conversation and yes this should remove lots of nasty comments but I still refuse to sign up. Sorry Google

    • spacemonkey82

      google+ is the identity platform for all google services (maps, search, youtube, android, drive, gmail etc etc).

      if you don’t want to use google+ (for whatever brilliant reason) you will find google services less useful in the future.

      google, reasonable so, wants to tie their services (which upto now were disparate). its a perfectly reasonable thing for a company to do. and is common sense if you ask me.

      but if you find that unreasonable go pack your bags to a different place on the internet. internet is bigger than google.

      • corrny

        Pack and leave : that’s exactly what quite a few of us, myself included, did today.
        I don’t imagine you would understand what with the condescending way you put ‘for whatever brilliant reason’ in parentheses.

        But this solution to the g+ problem was clear enough for everyone to read out here and other threads without your troll-fanboying around, so you can safely stop, your point is made.

        • spacemonkey82

          i am a fanboy of reason.

          it makes sense for google to integrate their numerous services which require identity with google+.

          if makes sense to reduce hateful,disgusting comments on youtube but tied with google+ comments.

          if makes sense for me to see what people in my circles are saying about a video before i see a random comment. if i want to see a random comment i can still see that. i like having both options.

          you are welcome to move onto different parts of the internet. like i said, 4chan is a perfect place for you.

          • corrny

            ctrl+F “4chan” gives 4 hits by you on this comments page. Like I said your point is made. I agree that it’s an ecosystem that can be efficient, what we’re saying here is that it cannot be forced onto everyone without at least a poll.

          • spacemonkey82

            a poll? what world are you living in. which major internet company does that? fb? twitter? microsoft? apple? samsung? oracle?

            i will break it to you – nobody. people listen for feedback but this is not democracy where you vote.

            and nobody is forcing anything on you. you can 100% live online without touching google services.

            lots of people use google services because they are awesome not because they have to.

            and believe it or not g+ is actually amazing. give it a chance. its not that bad…

          • Mzuark

            What the hell is your problem?

      • MWD

        If I signed up for YouTube knowing that Google+ was required (like Gmail and others now enforce) that would make more sense, but u can’t create a service and force everyone onto it just because. When fb or twitter change their layout, I don’t complain because they aren’t changing the actual service or forcing me into another.

        When I signed up for Gmail I didn’t need to connect it to some social network I didn’t want. Why do I need to now? Does Microsoft force you to sign up for Skype when u open a Hotmail/Outlook? No. What you get is a Microsoft account which (omg!) ties in all their services! But there’s no forced social network tied to a Microsoft account (gasp!) so what makes Google different?

        The only reason YouTube is less useful without Google+ is because Google made it that way. Yes it’s a free service, which is what you ppl always argue, but it doesn’t mean we aren’t entitled to an opinion if we don’t like a service change. We are still customers and as a BA marketing major, I know that a company needs to listen to their customers or they risk hurting their brand image

  • drjakeyoung

    I want to reply to a comment on one of my video’s but it won’t let me
    unless i join G+. So i joined and it screwed up all my account info and
    changed my avatar. I then tried to reply only to find out you can’t
    reply to comments anymore! So i have disconnected it and will make a
    final video tomorrow explaining i am not using YouTube till they sort
    this out, and will resort to Facebook. At least Facebook doesn’t bombard everyone with copyright crap…

    • http://bokuwanenai.tumblr.com/ Nissim R.A.

      Exactly! I had linked Google+ account a long time ago but I could do things any Youtuber could do. Then today, someone had commented on my Video (yay!) and then I tried to reply to it and BAAM! No reply button! I thought it was underneath the arrow thing but it only said Remove! There you go! No replies, no upvotes, no downvotes! Just a bunch of utter crap!

      • Mousey

        boo so the feature is gone completely?? This is pissing me off, i can’t respond or “like” anything except the video itself. On SOME/few videos I see the option but only for like a few people. So confusing and annoying :|

        • http://bokuwanenai.tumblr.com/ Nissim R.A.

          I know :/ Google is making us link our Youtube accounts to Google+ because they need more ‘User’ Registrations. Almost No-one uses Google+ !!

  • DD

    YouTube has been going downhill ever since Google bought it. First all the spam-o-advertisements, then they were trying to force us to give them our real names by harassing us each time we tried to comment. Yeah, like I want to be stalked by some of the weirdos on YT. Not! My response to their harassment was to start using Bing as my search engine. Now they are trying to force us to get a Google+ account in order to comment on YT. This is less about controlling trolls and more about promoting their failed Google+ system. I’m deleting my YT account and looking for a good alternative to YouTube.

  • Alex

    Well good job youtube! No spam button, now how I am supposed to moderate spoilers on video games shows?! I’ve got people deliberately trying to spoil daily!

  • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

    Anyone know a site we can go to?

    • spacemonkey82

      bing.com. its a great place for everything non google.

      good luck surviving the awesome ecosystem of non google services.

      • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

        I’m just gonna use Firefox and dailymoon but thx.

        • spacemonkey82

          awesome bro.

          here is a factoid i’m sure you won’t believe – 85% of firefox’s funding actually comes from the evil corporation known as google.

          • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

            I don’t hate Google completely. Just Google + and right now I’m neutral with Youtube.

      • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

        Are you saying that I wont be able to survive on the internet without Google? Or did I miss something.

  • laxi

    I can’t comment. I can’t like stuff. I can’t view my liked videos, favourite videos , my watch later videos or even my INBOX.
    Google has ruined YouTube.
    Goodbye, Google.
    Any other site we can go to?

    • Mousey

      Yeah me either, I googled to try n figure it out and came here n saw your comment. Any luck yet?

      • laxi

        I guess we just have to wait…
        :/

        • corrny

          Now we can duckduckgo our way around, but for videos everyone was (already using the past tense, you’ll notice…) so on youtube only that it’s going to take time. But if important uploaders get political and leave, this will might even make it to the tv news.

  • ihategoogle

    Google has killed YouTube, not surprising.. If anyone creates another site that can replace YT, they will be a huge hit and I will use 100%. I’d do it, but know nothing about computer programming, or website building.

    • corrny

      , or server farming, if you’re to be yt2. My guess is that guys at Vimeo and Dailymotion and indie others must have been running on crack for the last 24h to figure out what a good move is now. I’ve closed my 10 yo yt account minutes ago, but the planet has gone so soft in the head recently that I can picture us being the only few dudes who’ll react strongly.

  • laxi

    And now, you want us to RUIN OUR CHANNEL by connecting our account to Google+ ?
    Youtube used to be great. Why, Google?

  • laxi

    Does ANYONE like the new YouTube layout?
    No?
    Didn’t think so.
    Google, just give us YouTube back.

  • Anon
    • laxi

      I signed it. I hope everyone else does too.

      • Anon

        Yea I’ve been sharing it on YouTube too. I suggest you do the same if possible.

        • laxi

          I can’t freaking share it, BECAUSE I CAN’T FREAKING COMMENT!
          Wow Google.

          • spacemonkey82

            you can if you use google+. if you don’t want to use google+ then gtfo and use 4chan. its designed for trolls like you.

          • dunholm1

            You talk down to people like you’re some superior being. We enjoyed YT. Go on for a couple of hours, pick a subject of interest and have your say without the fear that some crazy will find out who you are, or that someone will recognise your name and put 2+2 together. It was easy to use, you could follow conversations easily, click “show comment” to follow the thread of the conversation and so on. As things stand, on some threads no comments at all appear, I cannot respond to even recent comments on the threads they do appear, and like the vast majority on here the very reason we enjoyed YT has been ruined. Being pissed at that does not make us trolls or idiots, and juvenile, gratuitous insults from an arrogant bastard like yourself indicates that in fact it is you who is the troll.

  • John_Kivi

    Well thanks fuckheads, now i can’t see the comments under the videos, when i’m logged in.
    great work google…

    • laxi

      I know, IT’S PISSING ME OFF!

  • laxi

    Google logic:
    Don’t want to ruin your channel by connecting your account to Google+ ?
    Not letting you comment! :D
    Oh, you’re new to YouTube and want to create an account?
    Be sure to set Google as your homepage, get a Gmail account, and a Google+ account!
    Want to view your inbox?
    Oops, 404 not found.
    Uploading a video with a clip from a show?
    Sorry, we banned you because of copyright.
    REALLY, GOOGLE?

  • Gregory Roth

    I don’t even know what its talking about, I don’t have a google+ account, at least if I do I don’t know what it is or how to access it, Plus youtube randomly pops up with a message asking if I wish to start using my real name, with no option for “leave me the hell alone about my real name” Why cant they just leave things alone, It all worked fine before, now its a mess, they always have to tinker and make things completely incomprehensible.

  • laxi

    I miss the old YouTube.
    I really DON’T want to give them my real name,
    I DON’T want to connect my account to Google+,
    I DON’T WANT GOOGLE TO TAKE OVER YOUTUBE!

    • spacemonkey82

      google is not taking over youtube b/c youtube is google (for at least 7 years now).

      and if you don’t want to use google+ then stop using google services b/c google+ is being incorporated into every google service.

      the good news for you is that there are plenty of options for you if you hate google. go use bing. lol.

      • GoogleSucks

        Dude all of your comments get downvoted every time you lick google’s ass.

  • GobbleTurkey

    …… Why have I lost the ability to “directly reply to a specific comment” on YouTube? What a crock!

    If I knew that giving into these invasively annoying pop-ups requesting “changes” and “name change requests”, ect would affect my simple ability to reply to a specific comment I would have just put up with it and looked for the “cancel” button each time.

    *Face palm***

  • Majorfoley

    ill make this short and sweet.
    you done screwed it up now, revert it back please

  • laxi

    I used to be on YouTube everyday and post comments, and have fun.

    YouTube used to be a place where you could watch videos and socialize.

    Google took that away, and I’m not coming back before they change everything they ruined.

    If you think the same, sign this petition.

    https://www.change.org/petitions/google-change-the-youtube-comment-section-back-to-its-original-form

    • GobbleTurkey

      Awesome, thanks for that.. I’m definitely going to sign that.

      And this… RIGHT HERE.. what I just did.. I REPLIED TO YOUR COMMENT!!

      Why the hell cant I do that on YouTube anymore!?!

      THey want me to delete my channel to fix this???? WTF?

      THanks again, laxi

      • laxi

        Bro, we’re gonna keep this page active. We’re gonna get HEARD. We’re going to get our site back.

    • spacemonkey82

      you call racist, homophobic comments socializing?

      you don’t think you can chat with someone if you use your google+ profile?

      you think google that owns google+ and youtube is unreasonable if they want to use a single identity platform to link their services?

      if you want to do anonymous on the internet use 4chan and please stop using youtube. its people like you who have destroyed youtube’s reputation.

      • laxi

        Okay,
        How have “people like me” ruined YouTube?
        I’m a regular Youtuber, just here to make friends and watch videos.
        And, oh, yes, of course you can still chat with people through Google+,
        But you can’t reply to comments,
        And I have a weird YouTube thing, so I can’t see the comments.
        And excuse me,
        Stop hating on EVERY COMMENT I have made.
        You’re a troll, not me.

      • Anon

        Anonymity doesn’t automatically mean people are gonna post racist or homophobic comments. Why should people give up their rights just because of a few bad apples ?

        • spacemonkey82

          no it doesn’t but it makes it super easy to do so.

          thats why youtube has some of the most hateful comments i’ve seen online.

          and what rights are you taking about? right to be anonymous? there is no such right on the internet.

          if you want a parallel site on the internet where nobody uses their real name (just like in real life, amirite??) go ahead and create a site like youtube and attract content creators to build your audience.

          its your RIGHT to do so without interferece. but don’t be surprised if you find that it takes billions of dollars to build a site like youtube that you take for granted and use for “free”. and youtube is a rare sight on the internet where video content creators are able to share revenue with google and make a living doing what they love.

          • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

            So if a site is free we should put up with their problems? Look all I want is to comment since I like commenting and chatting with people since it’s fun. If you’re having a problem with us then you can just go and exit off this page and enjoy your YouTube +.

          • spacemonkey82

            i hate to break it to you – you can easily comment and reply if you have google+ enabled.

            if you don’t want to do so, the gtfo and use another service. pure and simple.

          • Anon

            Yea that’s how you run a business. ”If you don’t like it gtfo”. Goolge should take peoples opinion into account so everyone would be happy.

          • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

            I have Google + enabled but it wont work still. I can’t see comments and can’t comment even with Google + on. Either I’m doing something wrong or Google + is.

          • corrny

            « right to be anonymous? there is no such right on the internet. » YES THERE IS, it’s even at the very foundation of it. I suggest you take a good look at this.

            http://w2.eff.org/Censorship/Internet_censorship_bills/barlow_0296.declaration

            with this quote, and others, to remember:

            ” We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being coerced into silence or conformity.”

  • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

    We should just make a petition on changing YouTube to it’s old form than just the comments.

    • laxi

      Yeah!

  • greg

    hey guys look here for a petition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wf8xCE4q7I

  • laxi

    Did anyone watch the video above?
    “YouTube comments just got better.”
    BETTER?! So, you’re saying that the comments get BETTER,
    if you have to ruin your channel,
    have to have the same profile picture forever,
    and for someone, CAN’T COMMENT?
    No…just..no.

  • laxi

    I’m staying on Disquis.
    Anyone else?

  • GobbleTurkey

    So, I went to Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video that has 297,251,564 views

    and posted this (I got a bit of content from your post, laxi ;)):
    ———-

    “Trying to “DIRECTLY REPLY TO A SPECIFIC COMMENT” and cannot anymore???

    I used to be on YouTube everyday and post comments, and have fun.

    YouTube used to be a place where you could watch videos and socialize.

    Google took that away, and I’m not coming back before they change everything they ruined.

    If you think the same, sign this petition.

    https://www.change.org/petitions/google-change-the-youtube-comment-section-back-to-its-original-form

    ———–

    I suggest doing something similar and making this petition viral.

    • corrny

      Good thinking !

      • Slosh

        Yes! Deleted my Youtube account and any associated Google+ garbage (not that there was much) after being FORCED to take up G+.

        No way!

      • GobbleTurkey

        Done. Gangnam Style has been enlightened. (-:

    • laxi

      The world needs to know about this petition, and you just helped me. :)

  • dunholm1

    I’d appreciate any suggestions on a sensible alternative to YT. Not FB, though. I enjoyed my debates on a wide variety of subjects on YT. That has now gone, so I’m looking for a similar site, but one where they treat their members with more respect than Google. I’m also dumping Google as my search engine. Suggestions on a decent one? Thanks.

    • GobbleTurkey

      Don’t get pushed over.. stay firm! Let’s get OUR YouTube back!

      https://www.change.org/petitions/google-change-the-youtube-comment-section-back-to-its-original-form

      • dunholm1

        I can’t begin to tell you how fkn angry I am at this. They bully you into joining G+, then when you go back to YT you find that they have changed it beyond recognition. Point taken, though, and I’ll hang on in there for a while. But if they don’t listen and put things right pretty soon then I’m off, never to use any Google product again. And I’ve signed the petition, thanks.

        • laxi

          I totally agree with you.

  • laxi

    If they seriously think that people likes the new design,
    That they have to ruin their accounts to comment,
    And that they have to have a Gmail account to sign up,
    I am finding another site that understands that not everyone wants to try all their other websites.
    Thanks, Google, for ruining YouTube for everyone.

    • Anon

      I agree with GobbleTurkey. He said :”Don’t get pushed over.. stay firm! Let’s get OUR YouTube back!”. Let’s do something rather than just give up on our beloved YouTube. Come on let’s fight Google’s BS effort to dominate everyone. :D

      • spacemonkey82

        breaking news – youtube is google.

        let me walk into your home, and your bedroom and tell you what the heck to do, then you have very right to tell google what to do with its service.

        • Anon

          If Google does something we, as their clients, don’t like we have the right to express our opinion. If your government suddenly denied the freedom of speech wouldn’t you protest ?

          • spacemonkey82

            ok lets try reasoning.

            what if i create a website and say only registered users can comment. and lets say you want to comment on my website but don’t want to register. in that case, am i denying your second amendment?

            think about that, and let that detonate in your head for a minute before you casually draw the connection between freedom of speech and google+ comment integration with youtube.

          • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

            But we already registered and now we got to register again with TWO accounts.

          • Anon

            Ok you are missing my point.

            Google does something thinking it’s better.
            –>people don’t like it.
            –>people protest.
            –>Google makes changes so clients are happy.

          • spacemonkey82

            most people (silent majority don’t care or like it).

            i’ve seen this happen many many many times on facebook. every time fb made a change, a very vocal minority would be so upset and pledge they would pack their bags and move.

            they ended up staying.

          • Anon

            True but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. With that logic nothing would ever change.

          • spacemonkey82

            maybe i missed something? what exactly are you trying to change that is in the end contributing one little iota of goodness in this world.

            i can list many many positive things that will happen with g+ comment integration.

            your only counter is “i’m mad because i can’t comment without using g+ first and i don’t want to use g+”. which i’m sorry to say sounds like a 2 year old spoiled kid whining.

          • Anon

            Look buddy it’s not just about the fact that the old system was good enough and the fact that G+ is complicating things. They are forcing us the changes and we don’t want them. Yea yea, we get it ”you don’t have to use it if u dun wanna”, but like I’ve told you we just want to at least try to change things the way we want them to be. That is how politics work.

          • spacemonkey82

            if you are really interesting in making things better, give them feedback. scroll to the bottom of every google service you will see a feedback button.

            write to them how you can make things better or how the newly rolled out feature is causing your problems.

            thats called constructive criticism. fixing things rather than crying over “the old wonderful world we used to live in”

          • corrny

            Yeah, like voting in Russia this can definitely help the world to become a better place…

          • Anon

            I’ve done it already. I’ve also signed the address. I’m not here to whine about things, I’m here to discuss this with people.

          • corrny

            Ok let’s try reasoning.

            What if I create a website and say go ahead it’s cool do what you want, and attract a huge population on it, and then decide I want to change that cool and easy feature autocratically ? What am I called ? I am, I am… I am a despot. Changing the rules into others that limit your free will is what a despot does.

          • spacemonkey82

            every single company has a right to do so and does it repeatedly unless you sign a TOS which specifically would say otherwise (i.e we will never change our commenting system or policy for eternity”).

            but not a single internet company exists today with such TOS. because it would be, how to say, retarded to have one.

            so you are living in a imaginary fairy tale world. come down to earth and lets have tea, mkay?

          • corrny

            So you’re cool with any company making drastic changes that will make it so different that it turns it into something you would never have been interested in the first place ? Like if google said “Now to keep commenting on our videos you’ll have to agree with this ’I am not a communist’ manifesto” you’d be ok with it because they can do what the f*** they want ? Where’s your limit ?

            In a sense I am living in a fairy tale world since I let go of my account a few hours ago :-)

          • Anon

            Google wants to keep its clients happy in order to keep those clients. If people don’t like the way YT is changed they should express their opinion. In the end Google will benefit if people complain.

        • dunholm1

          If you are providing a service, or selling something, then generally you have some consideration for your customers. Clearly, Google does not.

          • spacemonkey82

            of course google does. that why you have videos in hd and soon 4k. you know how much infrastructure goes into providing that kind of service? of course you don’t.

            or how about going beyond 10 min video limit so that educators would upload educational videos which has spawned amazing companies like khan academy or coursera and udacity.

            or how about any content creators who can build an audience can become youtube partner and make a living on youtube creating content and being creative instead of doing shitty jobs they hate just to survive.

            what google thankfully doesn’t listen to is self entitled spoiled trolls who want to troll anonymously and think google owes them something.

          • corrny

            Of course they don’t because they reached what made the public hate Microsoft : hegemony. And like Microsoft, they’re beginning to take advantage of it to secure even more hegemony.
            Yes this infrastructure is needed, and please stop that condescending tone not all of us are as dumb as you think we are.

            So according to you as long as you can justify that doing what you do to provide such and such service is hard, complicated and costly, you can call your customers your bitches ? Reminds me of a South Park episode on internet providers…

          • spacemonkey82

            i don’t want to talk about microsoft vs google b/c thats not what this is about. and i love both companies b/c at the end of the day (although i am an ardent mac user) microsoft is an amazing tech company.

            you are missing my point by a mile. you have every right to complain. but google has every right to ignore your complains. esp. if they make zero sense.

          • corrny

            Agreed, (well not on the love of Microsoft bit that’s not our point here), and I have every right to leave if my complaints are not heard so I did.

            Problem is, this is an important step we’re talking about here, and not everyone is really aware of what’s going on. I am and I made my choice, you have and you have made yours, I’m cool with that, no problemo.

            The issue is when it comes to people who don’t care/dare to think the whole thing through and just do as they’re told, ready to follow any change like a lemming in a precipice.
            To put it another way, if for two weeks people had been discussing this on TV on popular shows, I don’t think this would be taken so lightly. An important event doesn’t look all that important on the internet. This is HUGE, to me.

          • spacemonkey82

            first of all google rolled out the commenting system as a preview last month to give people the heads up.

            and secondly, in the grand scheme of things its not an important event. it might be to you but trust me its not. this will all be forgotten by the haters. sooner than you think.

            google has repeatedly said, google+ is the social spine of google services. expect to see even more integration. you are more than welcome to pack your bags and more to the fertile lands of the anonymous cool and awesome internet.

          • corrny

            Well I’m sorry, and I’m going to sound very dumb to you and the point by a mile &c., but I still think it boils down to a similar situation as Microsoft’s on some points. You do what you do because you can. You can because you were once nicer. Period.

            Giving a heads up is not asking people. If I tell you you I’m going to rape you in three weeks, it’s not less painful when it happens.
            Google may say what they will, I doesn’t make it less ugly.

            This is an important event because it shows us what you knew would happen but we didn’t just because I for one don’t keep on the lookout for declarations by Google before they unlubricatedly f*** me. What’s important is what happens.
            This is an important event because it’s the beginning of this great scheme. You may be thrilled, I’m scared to death.

            I agree that it will forgotten. The difference between you and me, I think, is that I’m very shocked by it. Acceptance without appreciation of what’s happening is the worst.

            Can I ask you to please stop telling people dismissal phrases over and over ? It becomes boring, adds nothing to the debate and makes your comments sound like you’re at least as stupid as you think we are.

          • Anon

            Keep in mind that Google needs it’s clients in order to make money so they do what they think is for the best. I do agree with you that Google giving us no choice but to use G+ in order to enjoy YT is mean, but I don’t think Google tricked us into making a YT account and then messed things up just for fun.

          • corrny

            Well with the android users alone that makes a fair share of clients I
            think ; what I believe is that they now think they can do wtf they want
            with no leash. The internet will never have a government, but with what
            happened today it seems to me like Google thinks they’re a pretty good
            candidate.
            I’m scared but sad too, because I remember what a cool
            company it used to be. I honestly wish I could dive in their ecosystem
            unreservedly, why did they have to force it upon us like that ? Word of
            mouth is what made big what’s big today, it could very well have
            eventually worked like that for this too. Remember the beginnings of yt,
            those of google ? They weren’t always bloodsucking intrusive
            corporations, and they haven’t always needed that to make good money.
            People use your service because you’re good at what you do, you put an
            add or two in there, people click on the adds… But now every little tiny
            bit is a business on its own. I don’t know how to end this post, I
            think I’ll just go to bed. I’m 29 and I feel I’m as bitter as a very old
            man. F*** you very much for this very pleasant evening, Google, I’ll
            remember it.

          • Anon

            Yeah..but as much as I would love to go back to the original YT , we have to accept that things change. But I think clients should have the opportunity to choose what things change and how…to some extent. Right now, Google isn’t doing a good job pleasing people. I have no problem with Google making money out of YT (because I use adblock :D) but forcing us using G+ isn’t a very good strategy.

          • Guest

            edit-wrong clicking.

          • laxi

            :)

          • Anon

            What does the G+ comments have to do with HD videos and over 10 min educational videos? You might have misunderstood the point here; we all love YT and respect it, but in our opinion the new comment system isn’t that good. By helping yourselves we are also helping Google and YT. After all the customer is always right.

          • spacemonkey82

            that was in response to the comment how google doesn’t listen to its customers “If you are providing a service, or selling something, then generally you have some consideration for your customers. Clearly, Google does not.”

            the examples i gave was google is constantly improving youtube and listening to feedback.

            what made youtube the second largest search engine in the world is not “cat videos” or troll/hateful/anonymous comments but rather how google has created a mutually beneficially partnership with content creators (whether they are educators, entertainers, universities) and constantly improving the product.

            this is very clear to people like me who have been following the growth of youtube since 2006 acquisition.

          • Anon

            I think anonymity is a big part of YouTube. You can post things (good or bad) you normally wouldn’t. The voting system allowed us to flag and dislike comments we disagreed with. Trolling ,hateful and racist comments on YT got flagged and disliked pretty quickly by the community. Anonymity allowed me to ask questions on educational videos I normally wouldn’t have asked. It helps people to get over their insecurities.

          • spacemonkey82

            thats a fair point. and i think thats the tradeoff of identity vs anonymity. and i think in the story of the internet so far identity has won.

            the clear case of this is facebook. it enforces identity everywhere and its by far the most successful, pervasive social network.

          • Anon

            Yupp and I’m sure that’s the logic behind Google+. ‘People like Facebook so let’s make a similar system.’ But I think you should at least have a change to choose between anonymity and identity. That way Google would not piss off anyone.

  • laxi

    I made a debate for this on Debate.org, so people can share their opinions.

    http://www.debate.org/debates/Google-has-ruined-YouTube-Am-I-right/1/

    • Anon

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      • laxi

        Hmmm… I’ll try fixing it.

      • laxi

        That’s odd. It happens if I try to go to my profile, too.
        Oh well, whatever..

  • Slosh

    SUBMIT! SUBMIT! All your info to us! Your name, your address, your phone#, where you work, who are your friends and relatives, where you hang out and what you like to do!

    SUBMIT NOW!

    WE GOOGLE AND NO ONE STANDS IN OUR WAY OF COMPLETE AND TOTAL GLOBAL DOMINATION! BA HAA HAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    • laxi

      That’s pretty much Google

    • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

      I thought you were a troll then I saw the rest and I was lie “Did I just call Google a troll/stupid?”

      • danny4572

        wow thats actually kind of crazy.. because of how huge they are the things they do and ask for hides behind their name….

  • Slosh

    We prefer you take it dry, but in the event you require lube while we bend you over, please contact our customer care team.

    The Google Team.

  • laxi

    But seriously…Any other websites we can go to?
    :/

    • Slosh

      You can try Vimeo, but I don’t think it’s as good as YT. Apparently it’s encripted but when I went to sign up I got a pop-up that said “the info you are sending can be read by a third party”, so I threw that idea out the window,

      Maybe Dailymotion.com. It’s not too bad. Again, not as good as YT but you can comment there and they aren’t as strict as YT. They don’t make you sign up with any of their additional silly social media programs, and if you look you’ll even see vids of naked people!

      • laxi

        Haha.. I signed up on Dailymotion, since Vimeo is SO SLOW!

        • Slosh

          Yes! Just signed up as well. I’ll be uploading a bunch of new videos soon!

      • Slosh

        HAHA! Check out Dailymotion.com people. Looks like they have revamped their face page and, ohhhh, it’s starting to look like the “old” YT we all loved!

        Looks like somebody is moving in to pick up all the drop-offs from YT!

      • Mzuark

        I actually don’t think you can comment on Dailymotion. Every video I’ve ever been too, save like 3, says Comments have been disabled.

  • Slimecicle

    There’s a petition to end this Google+ world domination attempt now http://chn.ge/16K2HtS
    But seriously, Google, seriously?

    • laxi

      oh my god.. THANK YOU!!!!!!!! :’DDDD

      • Slimecicle

        I don’t want to give up on YouTube, it’s just Google+ that’s being the idiot here. I really hope that this changes everything :D

        • laxi

          Me too :D

  • dunholm1

    They should rename it Boogle-a cross between Borg and Google because clearly, resistance is futile.

  • Beavis

    Use Youtube on your iPad while avoiding assimilation, better system!

  • CherryGrove

    Foxtrot Universe Charlie Kilo
    You
    Google

    • Adam

      It’s actually “Uniform”. But I agree with everything else.

  • Basiclife1

    I never want to share my youtube comments with anyone on Google+

    Ever

    • CapitalismPrevails

      Then use an alias account. That’s what I’ve always done.

  • chiffmonkey

    And it doesn’t fucking work right. I now can’t reply or add thumbs to certain (totally random) comments.

    YOUTUBE STOP REMOVING FUCKING FUNCTIONALITY.

    • Levi Irwin

      I tried to replying to a comment from a video I watched and I wrote out my reply, hit submit and then waited for a full 2 minutes as it locked up and after? a large box with text stating “you do not have permission to comment” and removed the reply link from all the other comments.

      It wasn’t even my video, and I don’t have permission? dafuq!?

    • http://www.twitter.com/calhountubbs Elroy Preston

      You reply like you would on Instagram or Twitter. Now you @ members in order to speak to them.

  • Amoridere

    This is the most bullcrap thing they have ever done. It’s already bad bad enough they used to force you to get gmail account in order to keep your google account, now they got this, [BLEEP]ing Google+, which was fine until they started merging it with Youtube

    • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

      If you’re going to censor yourself just don’t curse at all because we all know what you’re saying/meant under that bleep.

  • Guest

    “Let’s see how this works.”

    How does it work? It doesn’t! At least for me. I’m looking at a really moronic post that I can’t make a snarky reply to because the button isn’t working.

    • Nicholas Allan

      Same with me!

      • http://www.twitter.com/calhountubbs Elroy Preston

        Like I just said to the other guy, messaging works like Instagram/Twitter now. You can @ members and they’ll be made aware of your reply.

        • Fredrik Bendz

          Yes, but for everybody else, those replies, replies to replies, replies to reples to replies, etc will be out of context and appear totally random. You won’t be able to follow others’ conversations any more.

    • http://www.twitter.com/calhountubbs Elroy Preston

      It’s easy now. You can reply but you just @ the person like you would on Twitter or Instagram and their name will come up as clickable.

      • SalvadorZombie

        As opposed to just CLICKING REPLY before. SO MUCH EASIER.

  • http://www.twitter.com/calhountubbs Elroy Preston

    For those of you who don’t know how to reply, you have to @ the members now like you would on Instagram or Twitter.

  • Christian Huebner

    Google + has just jumped the shark and did the same misstakes just like MySpace did..

  • unclevertitle

    “Oh hey! I know, let’s reinvent the wheel, but instead of it being round let’s go with squares!”

    • corrny

      So long as they get more cash for each 90° angle, that makes a lot of sense.

  • Todd Troutt

    Can someone help me? I can’t even comment on a youtube video anymore if I am signed in it wont even show the comment section I know this is a glitch and not my computer because I signed out and it showed it and then signed back in and it was gone again WTF.

  • mizuluffy

    YT won’t even let me look at comments, it keeps telling me, “you have been logged out”, but i’m not signed out. anyone got any ideas on how to fix this. i can’t even comment , or like a comment, nothing. the comment section is basically useless to me right now and it sucks.

    • Fredrik Bendz

      Sign out and then sign in again? If that doesn’t work try these steps:

      1. Clear all cookies.
      2. If that didn’t help clear the browser’s cache.
      3. If that didn’t help remove all web history.

      Google it if… no by the way, don’t use Google. Use another search engine to find out how to do the steps above, if you don’t know how to.

  • firejack007

    Youtube comments and Obamacare have a lot in common.

    • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

      At least Obamacare is trying to help people.

      • firejack007

        Ya and Hitler gave Jews free train car rides. Geez what a Obama sheeple.

        • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

          ? How does Obamacare now help people and also you don’t need to be all sarcastic and call me a sheepie for just saying Obamacare helps people. I didn’t even say I disagree with you.

          • Ben Ranalli

            Are you joking? Those of us whom already have healthcare, our rates are increasing by over 300% in a LOT of cases, myself included.

            Not to mention only 1% of those that have been trying to get signed up for Obamacare are actually getting it because of the difficulties the website has been having. Which by the way was a nice 150 million dollar project (the $600+ million dollar figures were BS, but still).

            Our government has far too much control over everything in our lives. If you cannot grasp that than I must agree with Firejack about you being labeled as “sheeple”.

          • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

            Can you explain to me what a sheeple is and also I have no idea what you’re saying but from what I know a lot of people hate Obamacare because they only want the people with money to use it.

          • MrG

            If you have a 300% increase it most likely means you were not covered before. You might have had what is called junk insurance, which is worst than no insurance at all. If you were properly covered before you probably can get Tax Credits and such substitute that will bring down the raise. The number of cases where your plan is actually worst cost/benefit wise is insignificant compared to the number of case of improvements. The 2 most likely scenarios are that you actually had a shitty plan before or that you are misinformed on the total cost at the end of the year.

            I can agree on one thing, the ACA is way too complicated. The real solution is the single payer public healthcare. Health services shouldn’t be for profit. Same for cops and firefighters.

        • Fredrik Bendz

          Wow, that’s one of the fastest confirmations of Godwin’s law that I’ve ever seen!

    • Mzuark

      You made this comment for the sole purpose of…somehow bringing your hatred of Obamacare into this, didn’t you?

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    These comments are hilarious. What a bunch of crybabies.

    The sooner the nasty anonymous youtube troll comments die the better. Having a Google+ account isn’t going to kill you.

    Accountability++

    • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

      It’s not but it’s annoying. Also what was the point of calling us crybabies. Calling us names wont make us stop.

      • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

        What’ll make you stop crying? A stick in the eye? Perspective?

        • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

          ? Not everyone here is crying because some got good reason and I’m trying to look at it from other’s view but I just can’t stand Google +. There’s good thing and bad things and I felt like it was a unneeded change because they could of done all of this without Google+.

          • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

            One thing’s for certain: signal to noise ratio improves, and that’s all I really care about. I’ve totally tuned out youtube comments for months because of the spam and trolls.

          • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

            You do know there’s gonna be more spam and trolls since there’s no word limit so they can spam all they want and there’s no spam button to stop them. Only way is to collapse the comment.

          • Damn-Deal-Done

            Signal to Noise ratio? Did you read that in a google promotional campaign? way to tread the party line there. Mindless. I hear the government want to start chipping people to keep track of us all. Care to tell us why that’s a good idea too?

          • Brian Duggan

            Just thought I’d drop in and let you know; you’re being very un-Dude right now.

          • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

            Nah. The Dude abides; the kids cry.

        • Mzuark

          What the hell’s with your attitude?

    • rha in

      the real crazy trolls can upvote their own comments and attain all the topcomments and and there is no spamming opt and down vote either ,,it is worse than before

    • Slosh

      Oh grow some balls, you big BABY!

    • Nixitur

      Actually, this is going to make the problem with trolls even worse. Making a Google+ account isn’t exactly difficult. Yes, Google doesn’t allow you to actually sign out, only giving you a list of your accounts, but that’s as easy to fix as deleting cookies or simply opening a private session on Firefox.

      Also, the character limit has disappeared, making it trivially easy to spam stuff.
      You can now post links, making it possible for people to phish through Youtube comments.
      You can no longer downvote or mark comments as spam, so all the spammers with their upvoting bots are going to have one hell of a time.

      Not to mention that, right now, it’s just broken.
      I can’t even comment on videos, except by replying to other comments.
      I can’t see what comment a pre-Google+ comment was a reply to.
      I can’t reply to pre-Google+ comments.
      I can’t up- or down-vote pre-Google+ comments.
      I can’t mark pre-Google+ comments as spam.

      Keep in mind that most comments on Youtube are pre-Google+ comments and it’s going to stay that way for a few years.

      I really don’t care much for Google+ one way or the other and I don’t really mind having to own a Google+ account, but what I DO mind is not being able to really interact with way over half the comments.

  • tsuru67

    instead of making a new, better addition that people actually want, why don’t we just screw around with pointless stuff like replying and organizing comments! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Also, character limits are off. Wait for people to find out . . .

  • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

    The one good thing about this is character limits. Bad thing is. THE REAL TROLLS GONNA START SPAMMING!!

  • Brent

    You can’t even look at replies to comments anymore so you have to look all over the page to find what comment someone was replying to. I would rather have the trolling and spamming than this crap any day….

    • Damn-Deal-Done

      This seems to remove any possibility of having debates with people via the comments. Discussing videos and following comment threads. Often this can be very informative depending on the video and the discussions can be rational and part of the fun of YouTube. This has ended. Can;t see comment threads. I can’t even comment because I don’t want another redundant google product. I accepted having to have a google account, now they try forcing me to actively use it. I can’t even see new comments on my own videos because I must approve them via google+.

    • shadowguy14

      Man that’s annoying! I’m out

  • Mzuark

    There is literally no reason for this update.

    Google, I ask you: Just WHO are you trying to win over? Whoa re you doing this for? No one likes this crap.

    • TheSuperMypooper .

      I think they are trying to give us herpes, we should take the cue and leave them in the dust.

  • Esther Rose

    I’ve just spent the past 15 min. trying to figure out how to post a reply comment. What am I doing wrong?

    • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

      I think you have to do
      @disqus_e2oQYeekbL:disqus or whatever to do these stuff

    • Jay

      free interaction and exchange of opinion between the people is a threat to the established order.

    • aMidnightBreeze

      Expecting YouTube’s interface to allow you to do that, or that the designers would do something as basic as testing the interface on some regular users first to see what issues might pop up.

  • Ember Quill

    This is a stupid change. Makes it painfully difficult to follow a conversation. I liked when I could see the previous comment that someone replied to WITHOUT HAVING TO OPEN A NEW TAB FOR EVERY COMMENT.

    Seriously, who actually thought this would be a good idea? Because that person should be fired immediately after undoing whatever he or she did.

    • TheSuperMypooper .

      this. that whole new tab shiet is causeing my ram to eff up

  • Breezy Bree

    I’m up for a worldwide ban google day, seriously.

  • Walter White

    This is fucking insanity, seriously, I just want to hold a conversation on youtube, since you have to link your account to this google+ abomination, I still haven’t figured out how to continue a conversation I was having before google+ slaughtered youtube.

    Whatever google is smoking, I want it.

    • Darren Lowe

      But then you’d make terrible decisions that annoy millions of people! Hm… do you think Google needs an intervention?

  • max freeman

    google plus sucks, im sure it was written by the nsa to learn all about you and your friends so everything can be linked together. It has ruined my experience of my youtube account as I cannot comment without having a google + account, I cannot get my comments on my youtube shows without it. You can bet they are going to start censoring in the name of google plus, just watch, it’s all about control rather that freedom and free speech. If I don’t like someones comments on my channel I can BAN THEM, isnt’ that enough control, apparently not, now google wants the power to censor them and me without any imput from the host user or the commenter.

    • TheSuperMypooper .

      I think its time to download all of youtube and upload to dailymotion. unless there is a cached version of youtube?

  • Thomas

    NOBODY WANTS GOOGLE+ LINKED WITH YOUTUBE. End of story.

    • Polarbear

      ….which is why google if forcing its google “frikkin” plus on us like this

  • Kosog

    One thing I hate when ya put something a number of a timeline (3:24 as an example) Its unclickable.

    Just put the reply button on every comment

  • Hamburgay

    Not only can I NOT comment at all anymore but I can’t vote either up or down either. I can’t even view what the replies are directed to anymore. This is one humongous step backward for Google. Who ever thought this was a fucking good idea in the first place?

    They expect that this will actually make things better for our so called “Youtube Experience”? It’s like we’re enduring penance with all this.
    Let’s do a head-check.
    Send replies to E-mail instead of the usual inbox. Check.
    No longer be able to comment or reply. Check.
    Can’t vote at all or even see the “Show the Comment” thingy anymore. Check.
    Can’t sign up without Gmail. Check.

    Way to go, Google. You have done really well on ticking us off. It seems to ignore user’s feedback on the desire to not connect Google+ and Youtube too.

    • Christopher Robinson

      Yes! Lead the Revolution!

      NOT EVEN A FRIGGING “MARK AS SPAM” BUTTON, AND I CAN’T EVEN REMOVE MY COMMENTS AGAIN! GOOGLE! Y U DO DIS

      • corrny

        Well a good way to erase your comments now is to delete your account. Doing for mine led to my 10-ish years of commenting to be as if they never existed : not even an ‘account erased’ or ‘comment taken care of’ mention. In a way I’m glad that I don’t have anything to do with it at all.

  • Roy J Lores

    i cannot reply to comments either except those made with google ++ linked accounts. which are not many.

  • Tommy Rankin

    It looks like it might be a time for someone to put up a new site where people can upload their videos! YT’s time is clearly over, Google has made the mistake of trying to force everyone to use their failed Google+ and instead of accepting that it wasn’t a success they just keep trying to push it by integrating it more and more in to YT! I don’t want to connect my YT to ANY some profile because I absolutely hate some sites and don’t care to use those so stop trying to make me! I want to watch and comment videos on YT without my real name! *sigh*

    • TheSuperMypooper .

      Yeah you dont fix what isnt broke google. I think its time for the internets to move to dailymotion?

  • Eddie

    This is the BIGGEST fail I’ve ever seen on the internet. Way to go Google. I can’t even comment or reply or thumbs up. Comments were fine before. Literally NO ONE was asking for any change, other than getting rid of Google fuckin Plus. When I tried to make a new account after Google Plus got in this, I couldn’t figure out how to change my name other than using my real name. This is so idiotic.

    • UE

      Not quite true, I wanted a change, the limited size and lack of moderation were annoying… But this… this is screwed.. Whomever decided this path needs a quick kick.

      You can’t even follow conversation threads now, it just reloads the whole page.

  • Mihkel Saar

    And why would they take away video responses?

  • R.j. Batts

    yea this update sucks i mean i made a youtube channel with my school email and my school doesn’t allow use to connect our emails with google plus so i can’t even comment on it. THIS UPDATE SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CURSE YOU GOOGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Slosh

    To ALL Youtube sheep; Please follow the solid line to Google+. Please establish your Google+ account and provide all your personal information. This is MANDATORY. Then, please follow the solid line back out to the enclosed grazing field. Have a pleasant day.

    Team Google.

  • Brakkus

    SPREAD DAILYMOTION

  • Brakkus

    LETS TURN YOUTUBE INTO MYSPACE!!!!!

  • Cyrs

    I wonder which idiot at google thought this was a good idea!? Not only is there now a privacy concern, comments on new videos are now a mass of confusion.

    Does Google actually think, sane people on youtube, actually want the crazies they get into various discussions with, to have access to their real name?! I understand they want to deter trolls/spammers, but you don’t screw over legit users because of the minority. Speaking of trolls, this “update” has made the problem worst. Top comments that have no relevancy to the video, ascii art, tons of spam…wth google. I have two Google accounts, and I absolutely refuse to link either of them to youtube through G+. I guess, no more youtube comments for me then.

    Google needs to learn, that they don’t need to put their grubby hands on everything.

  • Ashley A.

    Google can go suck it. omfg. this makes me so mad. I go on YouTube on a daily basis so this is a hugee change. They obviously just want more publicity for their social media website, can’t believe they’d do something this selfish. I’m done with Google+.

    • Cold_Drake_80

      I created a google plus account a while. Guess what? Nothing came of it. It hasn’t done a damned thing. This is a “great” way of whipping a lot of users into the google+ pen. Hell even if only Youtube video contributors adopted google+ it would probably see a huge spike in users.

  • Kdip

    Youtubes comment section is complete mess now. No more top comments, can’t thumb anyone up, can’t reply, can’t comment because it says I am not logged in when I currently am.
    Why would they change it?

    Time to start watching videos on Vimeo.

  • PoliIndy

    Sorry, but somebody needs to come up with a way to get the old layout back NOW (and I mean NOW). And youtube better not even think about patching it, or else THERE WILL BE REPERCUSSIONS.

    • Fredrik Bendz

      I wonder if the server still understands the old commands that were sent through
      the web-page?. If so, it should be possible to re-create those
      functions with a simple Javascript in GreaseMonkey or equivalent.

      • PoliIndy

        Either way, somebody should get something out there ASAP (preferably, within the next couple of days). Or, there will be bedlam in Palo Alto. I can guarantee that.

        • Lionel Maduro

          I guess this is why the option to reply/thumb up old comments from before the switch is impossible. The server must not accept the old commands any more.. So I thing you unfortunately will be disappointed..
          Anyway people always freak out when google does these things to YouTube. You just have to get used to it and see the benefits. Anyway it’s not going to get less crowded..

  • Rain Deer

    What the hell have they done to You-Tube??
    WHY, WHY, WHY….
    I have two Google accounts, and I absolutely refuse to link either of
    them to YouTube through G+. I guess, no more YouTube comments for me
    then.

    • Lionel Maduro

      make a page or a third account..

  • Guest

    I wonder if it’s still possible to reply etc “under the hood”, so to speak or if the functionality has been removed completely. If so, it should be possible to re-create those functions with a simple Javascript in GreaseMonkey or equivalent.

    • Fredrik Bendz

      WTF? I deleted this comment and now it shows up as “guest”???

  • Kujinko Miyamoto

    I DONT WANT TO SHARE MY COMMENTS ON GOOGLE+ WHAT THE HELL, HOW DO I DELETE GOOGLE+?!! ARHGHGHGHGHEFKBER

  • Brakkus

    ten reasons to leave google:
    startpage.com beats google.com in speedtests.
    dailymotion has better quality HD and has 320kbps audio.
    android devices can remove useless google apps.
    windows and ubuntu have firefox.
    mac has safari.
    googles shares all your personal stuff with STRANGERZ
    facebook blows
    twitter blows.
    google plus is a version of both.

  • Brakkus

    and the comment section rules.anyways anybody else have a good video website?im serious about the whole destroy youtube thing.make it happen.turn youtube into myspace.

    • Lionel Maduro

      not possible. same as saying “destroy MS” or “destroy Apple” or “destroy CNN” they’re too big.

      • Brakkus

        android is awesome but this is a huge step backwards.the bigger they get the worse youtube gets.

        • Lionel Maduro

          Ah dude just because you don’t like G+ doesn’t mean it’s “a huge step backwards” try to see the positive side: there are now lots of more options to comment and to manage your comments. – for example you can mute people now. or reply to or start a conversation with multiple people.

          Anyway if you use YouTube a lot you won’t stay away anyway. This is what I mean. Most people will adapt, learn to use the new system (some like me use the loopholes to keep using old nicknames by using a google page) and people who leave initially will likely be back. Same as fb: nearly everyone is hooked because it’s such a standard and used as a means of communication by nearly everyone now – I mean even my grandparents use it.. YouTube is the same: they have the content – the channels and the community. creators of content won’t leave, for them it’s better now on the comment managing part. So if you want to get that content you’ll have to come back.

          So unless you’re really prepared to loose that content and those channels you follow, you’ll be back.

          By the way, I think G+ is a lot better than the mess that is facebook..

          • Twilight Sanity

            It’s more that they’re not giving us the choice or option to not do what they want us to do. It’s always a bad thing if a site forces larger changes without considering the people who use it. If they made it optional to use google+ to comment, it wouldn’t matter. But because they force this change on us, it devalues why we go to the site to begin with. The important part of this is it’s not a seamless transition without drawbacks, so it’s not something I want to simply “adapt” to. People have been having issues transitioning to this new Google+ thing since day one, so why would we want to? Do you fully accept when a cable/satellite screws you over because they’re the only ones around and they can get away with it? I don’t. I just get internet access from somewhere cheap and get all my television online. And if Youtube keeps going down this nasty slope, someone’s going to finally get fed up and make their own video site that calls back to simpler times that people actually want. This sort of thing has happened before. People aren’t all pushovers. A little annoyance here and a little pestering there and it starts to pile up. Yahoo was pretty okay with how they handled owning Tumblr, so it’s a shocking contrast when you compare it with Google’s Youtube treatment nowadays.

          • Lionel Maduro

            It may be harsh but this is in line with google’s vision for the future. And it may be too bad that it’s not what every user wants but they’re the owners so they decide – with of course sugestions from the community (and on this subject the opinions vary a lot) but ultimately they decide.

            A new video website would have a hard time starting up let alone growing to even a fraction of the size of Youtube.. Vimeo and Daily Motion provide a little competition though so if flocks of people are really leaving (which I suspect won’t happen) Google will likely change some things. But they get great positive feedback too from a lot of people. mainly because the new system offers a lot of new great features and the early bugs can easily be solved.

          • Lionel Maduro

            They are giving you the option, just strongly suggesting their preference.

            You don’t even have to give google any personal info whatsoever or make a google+ profile: you can choose to link to a g+ page while keeping your youtube username or changing it to any (appropriate) nickname you want and not ever have to go to the g+ page at all.. Just link to it once from youtube settings or one of those pop ups and never ever go to Google+ at all.. (you can use the Notification bell on the upper right as inbox and reply tool.)

            I’m sure there are some tweaks and improvements incoming also so I have no worries.. Some things are really bad in some comment sections now but that’s to be expected with a revamp this big.. bad things will improve and people will get used to the new system and learn to appreciate the good things and to use it how they want
            remember you can link to a anonymous page and not use it at all. It is possible to use youtube almost the same as you did before.

  • matilda

    I have worked very hard to avoid having a Google+ account and find this change REALLY annoying, especially since I daily get a YouTube popup asking me if I want to connect YouTube to my Google account, which will now have a Google+ profile. I have built separate profiles for every site I belong to and I don’t connect them together for very good reasons. I will never comment on YouTube again, and if the day comes they force you to have Google+ to log in, I’m logging out and never logging back in. I can go back to browser bookmarks quite happily, thanks.

    • Lionel Maduro

      you can just have an idle G+ page for your old username managed by a separate account. You still don’t have to do anything with G+ if you don’t want..
      You do understand that for Google the customers that use more of their services are more valuable right?

  • Kujinko Miyamoto

    Time to delete my Gmail account, google went down the shitter

  • BaldBird

    Wow, they made it harder to comment. Oh well, I’ll still watch youtube but I will delete my Google account and just no longer comment on the vids.

  • Brakkus

    and why doesnt the comments work if my account has already been synced with that stupid stuff for a whole year already?

    • Lionel Maduro

      It’s either one of your extensions if you don’t see any of the comments (try disabling them or log in on incognito mode, if the problem’s solved then it’s one of your extensions.)
      If it’s just reply and thumbs that don’t work it’s because old comments are not compatible with the new system. New comments can be rated and replied to (unless the poster disabled replies..)

      • Generaluser

        What if it’s a new comment, and you still can’t reply or thumbs up comments?

        Reply isn’t given as an option, and thumbing things up or down only gives me this message:

        “Could not thumbs up this post at this time.”

        Youtube needs to fix this. If I want to do such things, I have to go onto the account that has my email address… As well as my real name, which I can’t change.

        • Lionel Maduro

          You’re probably not linked with google+. To do this while keeping your nickname and your identity private you can make a page on google plus for your youtube channel and link your youtube to that. (search for a guide or on googles Faq for more detailed instructions)

          If this still does not fix the problem it’s probably a bug and will get fixed soon. Report it to notify Google. Every transition on this scale will have some bugs. They should get fixed over time.

          • Generaluser

            The thing is, the channel I’ve been using has had Google+ on it for awhile now. I don’t know why it only affects that particular channel.

          • Lionel Maduro

            Have you connected to a G+ profile or a page?
            try to temporarily disconnect when you’re connected to a profile and then reconnect to a page (select “I don’t want to use my real name” or I want to keep my youtube username) you can then even choose a new nickname with spaces which doesn’t have to be unique..

  • Shinobuden

    It asked me if I wanted to change to a new name so I did so YouTube would stop pestering me about it. However, I must’ve completely missed the part about it linking to google+ (I *am* pretty tired after all, been awake for nearly 24 hours) and removing all of my subscriptions and video history (faves, likes, my uploads, everything). Was pretty shocked to get back to the homepage with…nothing at all.

    Really dislike how they keep shoving that sh*t in people’s faces on a constant basis. I can’t see comments at all and there’s no option anywhere to show stuff like that.

    I really wonder why they constantly have to make YouTube worse.

  • Steve Holsten

    I can no longer vote thumbs up or down on any video. It’s stupid as hell.

    • laxi

      Same here.

  • laxi

    I just wish Google would stop changing everything.
    Changing the design.
    Making us have a Gmail account to sign in (new users).
    But now they’ve gone too far.
    Taking away the beloved comment section,
    making us use our real names, (THIS ISN’T FACEBOOK!)
    and ruining the design once again, when we connect our account to Google+.
    Google has taken away the site that once used to be a wonderful place where you could share videos and have fun.
    We will never forgive them for that.

  • Brakkus

    these additions were useless because we arleady had the control comments ability,that isnt helpful it just keeps the dumb channels afloat like darksydephil

  • Mikko
  • JohnSmith41

    …bye bye Google! I can just use my own domain’s email service for emailing ._.

  • aMidnightBreeze

    YouTube’s user experience has been steadily degrading over the years. It was pretty sub-standard when I first joined, but I enjoyed it regardless. However, I’ve now lost all confidence with the site and I’m going to try out some other video sharing sites.

    I’d use YouTube as a case study of how not to design a website and how not to handle user relations. It’s plain to see that YouTube gives no thought to user experience, only to the money they can make (which conversely has lost them income from me as they’re the site that prompted me to install adblock, and the only site I have it enabled for).

  • Grant Butler

    This sucks Google+ makes Youtube worse, just splits the features over two different sites, makes things harder to find and I have still yet to find my inbox :

    • elin

      Click on the arrow besides your profile picture in the top right corner. Click “Video Manager”. To the left you’ll see “Inbox”. It’s a long way, but there you have it at least! (We’ll see how long it’s gonna be there, with all the changes…)

    • Mike Hunt

      you can find them if you click your profile pic and go to video manager.. then you can find your inbox on the left side of your screen

  • Jo Mama

    Frankly, I think people a making a big deal about nothing. The update isn’t prefect, but I personally think that they’ve added some pretty cool feature, features that I’ve wanted for awhile now, like the grouping of comment threads, being able to edit comments and the removal of the character limit.

    • corrny

      There are 2 problems here : the first is that the implementation’s first days are bound to be glitched, I’ve no doubt they’ll fix that. And I’ve no doubt that the features can be really nice.

      This is not what most of us are making a big deal about. What we’re making a big deal about is that this is the first step towards people in 2 years’ time being as shocked that we don’t have a google+ account as if we were not wearing anything on the street. We’re headed towards this being THAT natural. While no, it’s not, we can live without this. I did so far because I didn’t need to, from now on I will because I actively don’t want to.
      Btw many people didn’t care about google+ before this either, only they don’t mind having to use it.

      When you didn’t use to need something and you suddenly need it in a way that you don’t picture yourself without that in your life with no control over your craving, that’s… kinda like being addicted to crack. Well every junkie’s parent will tell you what they think of dealers, I feel the same about Google after this move, only they’re making addicts globally. Wait till the first baby is given a premium account and whatnot shortly after its birth. This WILL happen, I know it today.

      • Jo Mama

        I get where you are coming from, but I still don’t think it’s that big of a deal. All that it is requiring is that you have a G+ account, and to me that basically means nothing. So I have a G+ account now, I’m never going to use it and simply having one is not going to affect me in any inherently negative way, it’s just there. I still get to keep the same username, and basically nothing has changed. I think positives of this change outweigh all of the negatives that there might be, and I guarantee that within a month, everyone who is upset with the change will have gotten used to it.

        • corrny

          To me no positive change can outweigh a negative like this. It doesn’t matter if Google hires Jessica Alba to give me bjs, this is just not right. I’d even say be all the more wary that they give you cool stuff in return for adhesion to sth you didn’t really want.
          Jessica Alba is an example to be funny, I’m thinking about another one : that German soldier played by Ed Harris in “Enemy at the gates” who bribes a Russian kid with chocolate so he tells on his friend. He loves his friend, but the chocolate is an instant pleasure in a gloomy world so he cannot resist. We can resist, despite the current gloominess. Because if we don’t we’re headed towards more gloominess.

          Sure you can be there and give them virtually nothing, but you’re in their system, exactly where they want you to be. Every human have a right to be out of a system owned by one entity and not be an outcast. I fear for that right since that G+ in yt forced implementation.

  • Midori Inaba

    Well, I can’t comment on YouTube anymore. I’m not making a G+ account. I’m just… not doing it.

  • MDillenbeck

    I don’t use sites that require facebook comments, why am I going to use a site that requires Google+ comments? It is not better, it is not a great system, and the best does not float to the top. Additionally, it will only help intensify the information bubble that people live in. I go to youtube to find new viewpoints and ideas and watch educational and review videos. I wonder if I can convince any of the channels I am subscribe to at the moment to switch to a different service… however, which one? Vimeo? Daily Motion? Something else? I don’t know. All I know is I wish someone would restore the old youtube design as a new retro service and get all the old youtubers to move over.

  • Morrison John

    Can’t post or reply

    • laxi

      Nobody can..

  • nE0n1nja

    Can anyone help me about this problem with the comments I have? Made a video about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnoPOOTt7Ww

  • Anon

    This hasn’t been posted by anyone for a while so I guess I should post it for the new people. Sign and share this : https://www.change.org/petitions/google-change-the-youtube-comment-section-back-to-its-original-form#news

    • Grant Watt

      I went there to sign the petition and they wanted me to give all the information I don’t want to give to google+ WTF

  • http://kirkbushell.me/ Kirk Bushell

    I have not commented since they implemented the new system, and probably won’t anymore. Will still use it though.

  • dunholm1

    Just been to YT and though I found I could leave a comment on the site I visited-though not reply to other comments- I was amazed to find that I’d lost interest. I’ve been happily debating for years, and now I couldn’t care less. Is it perhaps because I feel that the site no longer belongs to its members? Or that there’s this creepy feeling that “big brother” is there in the background, watching? I know that’s not true, but that feeling of paranoia is still there. Simply put, I no longer feel at home on YT. It’s like it has been somehow polluted. I need to take my tablets and go lie down in a darkened room.

  • ImACatRawr

    Is the lack of a reply-system because of all the keyboard warriors who like to start fights? :D

  • kebman

    Yeah, the old system was a little unweildy, but #1: I’d still love to like and dislike old comments as I damn well please, though I get that it’s kinda pointless to answer a two year old comment.

  • Noah Way

    How much did google pay for this positive review?

  • Richard McBride

    I posted a video on google plus from YouTube in a private circle. We had a conversation thinking only that circle could see it, but then watched same video on YouTube and our conversation is now in the comments section, why. Thought circles were private. How do we stop this?

  • Justin Forren

    I honestly think it’s pretty idiotic to pester and annoy me to start a google+ account or to changed my youtube name then after finally making the damn thing still can’t reply to anything. FYI google and youtube I like to engage in debates some are fun and actually intellectual from my own experiences ie. the degradation of youth education and that’s something that I enjoyed. Not slamming me in the face with upgrade or change over and over. I hate the change to two different sites for a few gimmicky new features should’ve kept it the way it has been and stop trying to innovate it worked before.

    • Vicki Medley

      Yes, that’s exactly how I feel.
      I can’t comment or like anything anymore because I don’t have google+…
      But I don’t want google+, and that’s the point.
      They just changed a few moths ago too, and I was getting used to it, but this?
      I like to comment.

      • Justin Forren

        Yeah if I desired google+ and the services it provides which on that note I’d like someone to run those “services” by me so I know the amazing upgrades I have…Anyways if I did want it I’d have made one by now. I haven’t so google guess what I didn’t want an account. Wow rocket science. Glad someone shares my thoughts though.

  • Mozi

    I joined YouTube in 2008 and in my opinion things were a lot more simpler and better then they are now. I used to love reading comments but now it looks so messy with all the Google+ stuff.

  • Slosh

    If your going to be a “member” of YT but don’t want a Google+ account, what’s the point? You can’t comment or reply. You might be able to upload vids, but again, what’s the point? Why would you want to support a place like YT that is owned by Google that forces you to do stuff you don’t want to do (Google+).
    Just do what I did, simply CANCEL everything on YT and Google+. Get rid of it ALL! This will send them a message that we won’t be pushed around.
    You can still watch videos, but don’t partake in any activity there.
    I closed all my accounts after 7 years. YT and Google (more importantly) can go KISS MY ARSE!

    • BlackRaven6695

      I’m really tempted to do that, but unfortunately I do have some playlists on Youtube that I want to keep. The new comments section… they fixed some problems, but the overall layout is worse than before. In any case, there’s no way I’m going to be bullied into using Google+. I hope Google’s mistreatment of Youtube will give rise to a new video site that manages to be just as usable and popular as Youtube was before Google bought it.

      • Brakkus

        dailymotion and break.com

  • mjh

    Now I can’t comment anymore on YouTube because I don’t use nor want to be coerced to use Google+ I shall be using other video sites more often, and YouTube less. Was this the plan YouTube?

  • Slosh

    Youtube co-founder SLAMS Google for ENFORCING Google+ on YT members in order to leave and reply to comments. Here’s the link;

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/08/youtube-cofounder-why-the-fuck-do-i-need-a-google-account-to-comment

  • Brakkus

    how is this supposed to stop bad comments?i made those all the time as nervekong and when somebody asked where i lived i told them lol.i think you REALLY wanted people to:
    use google+.
    stop mentioning non famous people.
    kill the chance of vevo dying.
    dude the trolling is only gonna get worse, trust me on this.

  • Mikko Kari

    http://youtu.be/wqaLXlfA94s <- Opinion of one YouTube content creator, one I personally follow and like. He's quite eloquent on why this system is bad for both users (subscribers of Youtube Partner Channels), and for the Partner Channel creators themselves.

    Main problems included are: Comments are no longer rated by YouTube community on a per-video basis, comments are top-rated according to some random algorithm about 'popular personages', and completely legitimate and popular comments are seemingly randomly marked as spam, and video owner cannot comprehensively mark them as 'not spam', it simply seems to add some 'not-spam' rating, which, if high enough, unspams the message or something.

    • Mikko Kari

      Oh, and if you have a YouTube account, congratulations, it seems you now have a Google+ account on your YouTube username. Congratulations. Now G+ has one YouTube’s worth of extra users.

  • blazeaglory

    Where is the up or down votes? And where is the “reply” button? I have posted but chose not to post to “google+” but I cant see any thumbs up or down buttons as well as the reply button…Am I missing something?

    • blazeaglory

      nvrmnd I found it. You have to click on newest or top comments and MAGICALLY the buttons appear…

      • blazeaglory

        Damnit they disappeared again…wtf? Where the hell are the reply or up or down buttons to reply to comments?

        • Mitsuki Kazen

          that’s the problem, they sometimes appear and others it disappears

          • el.jeffe58

            They are gone unless u accept their terms and open a G+ account. I’m out. I’ll comment elsewhere I guess.

  • MaeseDude

    I can’t enter comments anymore (Firefox on Ubuntu). I can click in a comment field, but nothing happens when I type. Great new feature… (don’t tell me I have to use Chrome for something simple like entering text in a text field…)

    • Jewel Markess

      You need to sign up for the Google+ or you can’t comment.

  • Mike Hunt

    i hate the new comments fuqup now i can only see peoples replies to comments, no more view comment button so now have no idea what the original comment was..only the reply

  • Big Tim

    its still new so there are bugs. as of now I am noticing that new comments are not being counted for. on my video manager, it says one number…then on the video another number…and in reality there are more comments than either of those numbers say. I hope they fix the bugs soon. the new comments system is already horrible to begin with…lets at least get the bugs fixed.

    • Jewel Markess

      Here is a thought. Maybe they should’ve better tested it and fixed the bugs BEFORE shoving it down our throats? How about making the legacy system work for a while as well to allow us to reply to old comments e.g. to people who replied to us yesterday morning? And how about the fact that I AM NOT INTERESTED IN SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIDN’T want Google+ and that now I cannot even have my comment reply information in my inbox?

  • A very angry uploader

    Youtube turned to GoogleTube

    • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

      Youtube+

      • Lucius Appaloosius

        No: it has become THEMTube.

    • Slosh

      Gootube+

      • http://bokuwanenai.tumblr.com/ Nissim R.A.

        ‘Goo’ means ‘S**t’ in our language. I guess it suits them completely. :)

  • StopS

    Google decides what free speech is.
    Google decides what comments I should “care for”.
    Google decides what a real and proper name is. Truly international and global.

    I am locked out from my own videos and am unable to comment or reply, effectively barring me from all interaction with other humans.
    Why?
    Because Google computers have decided my name is not a real name and I am not allowed to link to a G+ profile. Where is the + in G+?

    • Slosh

      The same is happening to many people. Google has become too big for it’s own good. Google doesn’t decide everything you listen above. WE DO.

      It takes a simple click of a button to cancel everything. “Real” life begins outside your front door, not some stupid virtual world Google seeks to command and control, starting with YOU!

      • StopS

        So true. Unfortunately, this virtual world has become quite an involved hobby. I can still switch off and live, but some spend more time in the virtual and false environment than in the real and physical world. Pity.

  • Joe Blow

    I bet Google knows more about you than the NSA does.

    • Slosh

      Here’s some famous sayings, look them up.

      “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”

      “Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it”

      “It is not only the slave or serf who is ameliorated in becoming free…
      the master himself did not gain less in every point of view,… for
      absolute power corrupts the best natures.”

      Are you going to trust a corporation that’s pretty much mapped out the entire earth (Google Earth) and a good portion of the atmosphere around it (Google Space)?

      I’m won’t.

  • I_warned_ya

    Google Tube is run by a bunch of pussies. Under the cowardly guise of making YouTube more “civil” they want to make sure every person knows exactly who everyone else is. I’m seriously considering taking down my page altogether. Screw these cowards.

    • Nd

      Thats not the real reason they are doing it….its because google+ failed so they want everyone to be forced to use it..anyone can still make a fake name on google+ to troll

    • Christian Haugen

      same here, really sad how weak they are

  • I_warned_ya

    Greed disguised a cleaning up the YouTube comments. Pathetic cowards.

  • Guest

    I miss when Google was just a searching engine.

    • Christian Haugen

      I miss when we could watch youtube vids and comments without irretating google+ shows up to ruin the day

  • laxi

    I miss when Google was just a search engine.

  • laxi

    And hey, by the way where the HELL is my inbox? Did it magically go away?!

    • Jewel Markess

      No, in their brilliance Google hidden it under the Video Manager. Very intuitive.

  • Brakkus

    guess what?you can only see comments if you dont block ads.

  • Jewel Markess

    Edgar – are you paid by google to promote this crap???? Do you realize that a lot of people are not interested in social media like Google+ or circles or whatever. They just like to watch video and comment on them and maybe sometimes discuss the video right under it. So now you are telling it how great it is that Google FORCED us to create Google+ page which many people didn’t want, and how great the new system is when it doesn’t allow us to reply to any of the old comments and doesn’t send comment notifications to our inbox? And the constant “do you want to share this comment?” prompt which I need to remember to uncheck every time. There are decent things about the new system e.g. allowing longer comments with the ability to expand them or discussions, but this is about it.

    • Edgar Cervantes

      I am not paid by Google at all. I am simply reporting the news and trying to be objective. Sometimes you have to step back and let your audience voice their opinion. It obviously worked!

  • Anon

    They actually said we asked for this update…WTF?

    Btw go dislike this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVGp8Z8Yb28

    • Slosh

      Sorry, I can’t “dislike” anything because I closed my Youtube account yesterday :)

      • Christian Haugen

        T-T I hate it so much!

  • Christian Haugen

    I HATE THIS!!!!

  • I_warned_ya

    Can’t believe Google has the gall to tell us with a straight face that this is about “cleaning up” the comments. This is nothing more than forcing their crappy version of Facebook down the throat of anyone who uses YouTube. Google had pretty much let me forget that they are a big obnoxious corporation. I sure know it now. I hope YouTube melts down to hell.

  • Benzened

    Boycott Google everyone!! Actually I don’t know if thats possible…

  • George Vreeland Hill

    This new comment thing is total garbage.

    It makes me want to forget about YouTube.

    George Vreeland Hill

  • M1989A2

    I closed my Youtube account, G+ was the last straw. I might go back if they stop trying to fix what’s not broken or maybe someone will create a Youtube alternative. Google is like a cancer to the internet. It just keeps spreading until it takes over and ruins everything. NO I don’t want to make more accounts, give more private data to them, share everything with the world, have everything interconnected, or use their system. What I say on Youtube stays on Youtube under the Youtube name only. Youtube used to be good when it had the classic simple layout with all the thumbs ups and downs, and now you can’t even use your inbox. I hated Google to begin with (now I know why) and Google Earth was the only program of theirs I used and now I’ve uninstalled that too. If they want to behave like a virus, they will be treated like a virus.

    • Slosh

      Same here my friend. It’s only gotten worse and being forced to use Google+ was my breaking point. I may still surf the occasional video here and there, but no more commenting and no more uploading videos.
      I’m hoping Youtube turns into something like MySpace. There but irrelevant.

      • SeekWisdomToday

        I hope the youtube channels place their email on the description, in case we want to contact them.

    • SeekWisdomToday

      I spent the last 2 hours, moving to another email service. With time I will change my email address from everywhere. I will try my hardest no to use anything google. I no longer use google for searches, I use startpage.com (google by proxy). I don’t have fbibook and will not use google+.

      I stopped reading and started replying when I read ‘cancer of the internet’ and you are so right. If we feed, it will grow.

  • Lucius Appaloosius

    What part of “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It” don’t they understand?

    Seriously, these bastards should be put up against the wall and SHOT.

  • Danielle

    Man does YOUTUBE have any backbone anymore? GOOGLE why do you think you have to own everything? I liked youtube fine the way it was, and I REFUSE to link my youtube to google+ just to comment. I guess I won’t be commenting ever again. This is because I wish for youtube to stay separate from my google life. Youtube is like my escape, stop invading everything I know and love. I SAY WE BOYCOTT!!! WHO’s WITH ME!!???

    • el.jeffe58

      I am!

    • Principe Johnny

      Ugh, tell me about it… I mean, I feel like my privacy is being invaded over here by Google and it’s plan on taking over the Internet. In other words, I’m 100% with you on this.

  • jay

    guys, for some reason my youtube comments have disappeared since a popup alerting me about a new a comments system came up….

  • dunholm1

    At the suggestion of Brakkus (below) I went to “Break.com”. At first glance it looks similar to YT. Does anyone have an opinion/experience with this site? The joy of YT was that I could debate with anyone on any subject, like/dislike other comments, follow a conversation etc in a simple and uncomplicated, relatively uncensored way. If “Break.com” is similar, then I’m off and YT and G+ can kiss my backside.

  • GoogleSucks

    What a total bullshit. Me and our friends have a gaming channel. We don’t want to change our channel name to someones real name… And our google+ account is suspended because you quess why? It’s because our channel name isnt a real persons name!
    So we are suspended because we are using our real channel name and now because the google+ account is suspended, we dont get any notifications of comments,private messsages or what so ever and we cant send them either.

    Also read that suspended google+ would do this
    The following will be made private:
    Your channel name
    Your videos
    Your playlists
    Your subscribers

    And we’re not the only ones. Google please don’t be greedy bastards and take the google+ away. You will never be facebook even you wish for that so much.

  • http://scercle.free.fr/ Sicer Cersi

    Ce n’est pas se que je cherchai.

    • corrny

      Tu cherchais quoi ?

      • http://scercle.free.fr/ Sicer Cersi

        Je cherchai un bouton j’aime et j’aime pas comme youtube avec le nombre de j’aime et j’aime pas à coter du bouton. (si tu vois se que je veut dire)

        • corrny

          Pas trop… Tu parles de youtube post-enculage par Google ou de cet article ici ?

  • Vokoca

    Welp, I guess I’m not commenting on Youtube anymore. What a load of bullshit – and after they finally let people to change their username, too… what the hell?

  • nothingfin

    youtube is being slowly murdered by google its going to die… i just hate this and fucking hashtags youtube aint twitter . and still google+ is just a shitty copy of a shitty website (facebook) so yeah can anyone give me a link to somewhre better that is like the youtube we knew and loved i just want to go back

    • ItsRainingTrees

      Vimeo

  • Anon

    It’s kinda ironic that Googles slogan is ”Don’t be evil”.

  • ItsRainingTrees

    I hate Google+. I’ve decided to only post negative YouTube/Google+ comments from now on. #FuckGoogle+

  • Chuck Seggelin

    Nice that my YouTube inbox is now useless in Google’s continuing bid to force people who aren’t interested in Google+ to use Google+.

    Google has clearly forgotten its guiding principle “don’t be evil”.

    Emma Blackery summarizes my feelings on the matter aptly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTq8TrA3hb4

  • Anon

    I’ll post this once again for the people who aren’t gonna read all the posts.

    Sign and share this petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/google-change-the-youtube-comment-section-back-to-its-original-form#news

  • Clayton Ousley

    Google: The biggest YouTube Troll out there…

  • Anthony O’Shaughnessy

    I just started out as a YouTuber and my channel is growing quite quickly. Their newest update is SO off-putting that I will consider closing my channel if it continues to bug me. I can’t respond to fan-mail; I can’t see my new video comments. It is crystal-clear and blatantly obvious that this is a move to promote Google+. Google+ launched a few years ago. It was highly anticipated, and it flopped. They tried improving it, and it still flopped. People just do not want a Facebook substitute. Facebook is used by far too many people, nobody is going to switch to another network – even if it is better – because it is more convenient to stay on a network where everybody is already.

    YouTube is going downhill incredibly fast. R.I.P.

    • Dennis

      I’m in the same situation; I cannot even react to comments on my own videos! Google is just pushing an unwanted service down people’s throats here.

  • Rose

    Why can’t Youtube/Google just accept that no one likes Google+?

  • Slosh

    You guys need to get off Youtube and Google altogether. The WHOLE system is a complete CLUSTERF*CK, too much of a hassle to deal with, and this mad science experiment is destined to die!

    It’s easy to screw Google, hit the “cancel” option in your account and LEAVE! I did it,

    • Enough with socialist media!

      I am too pissed off, I found so many other sites but you would NEVER know it due to Google Control in searched, now I know why the ad for Bing ask if you have been Scewgled!

      The stuff I found pissed me off and I got a copying software from Cnet and started REMOVING and transferring my crap off you screwd tube.

      On the software site the list of channels is huge, find the next you tube, I am trying now.

      They have a list on this spot http://www.ytddownloader.com/video_sites.html

      Alot are porn, junk, and upstarts, but theres got to be a option and if all the people in these blogs jump ship from google then maybe we can have a site or sites the other 80% who are not facebookers will go to.

  • Clover Field

    We need a new video sharing site.

    • Enough with socialist media!

      Theirs a ton of them and their upload traffic has quadrupled in the last 3 weeks. WONDER WHY!

      The french owned Daily motion was so bogged down it took 4 hours to upload 3 videos. They are sending out apologies due to a 300% increase in traffic. Google you so screwed your self. Check out http://www.dailymotion.com/us‎ get you a you tube uploader and just move your stuff and send all your viewers links to it. Also there is about 20 more rarely talked about YOU TUBE like services, find them, use them. Leave you tube to the communist since thats their new profile desires.

  • Stranger

    When I click on what the user was replying to, it opens a new tab and starts the video over. Do I have to open a new tab just to see the comment which someone replied to for every comment, or is there any way to see the comment that someone replied to without having to open a new tab? And what is worse, time stamps in comments that link to a specific time in a video such as “I like the part starting at 3:21″ and “I lol’d at 1:23″ aren’t working anymore while time stamps in video descriptions are still working. Is it just me? How do I enable time stamps in comments?

    • Rin_

      u can click the “bell” pict to see ur notification, and u don’t need to open new page to reply a comment, just do it there.

      Dammit double picts, stupid me :3

  • Slosh

    Hey guys check this out I thought I just cancelled my Youtube account a couple days ago. Well, just 2 minutes ago I go to my GMX.com email account and behold, an email from Youtube (which may I add is the first I’ve ever seen) about the “Youtube Music Awards”. Isn’t that fancy? Well, I hit the link at the bottom of the email to “unsubscribe”. No thanks. Screw you Gootube!

  • Slosh

    For people who think Google has STUPID Products, here’s a vid on Google Glass which I got a kick out of. LOL;

  • Slosh

    Brock Talks: Google+

  • Karl Rooney

    You-tube opening new tab when viewing a comment is fucking
    ridiculous.Just so whatever adverts on the particular video get play
    again.One step too far me thinks thats the kind of experience to be
    expected on some dodgy ad-ware filled website….gbye

    • Enough with socialist media!

      We are reloading our videos on Daily motion and other sites. You Tube will be Facebook light! Google has so screwed them selves.
      Our Wind and Solar power videos made them 10′s of thousands as is, now they get nothing from us and soon other search provides will surge and replace google. Why the hell, while facebook the FAD is loosing interest that google decided to be FACEBOOK 2 has made no sense.

  • Brakkus

    looks like we are trapped.either use youtube or quit it and use another site.but google knows most people stick to youtube because its a monopoly.and since they know this they wont stop.

    android device=will be affected.
    apple=might actually come back because of this.

    • Enough with socialist media!

      Your statement is accurate. went to Walmart last night to buy a new NON google related phone. They were sold out of all the NON google options. Lady at the counter said, all the sudden in the last month we can’t get enough NON google operating system phones in. Then I told her why I was Schit canning google, she agreed, said they changed their home computer to Yahoo search engine and mail recently, her 23 year son bought a NON google OS phone just recently too. People will vote with their dollars, the losers who want to Tweet and Facebook all day will now be split 3 ways instead of 2. Google, should have put your communist agenda up for a user vote…. Ooops, Communist don’t do that.

  • Monty Greene

    How can it be more “social” when no one gives a rats ass about google +

  • Giurgiu Dragos

    Fluck this clrap shlitty youtube system ! They just want to get more members on Google “Shlit” Plus

  • Guest

    Why do they have to change the youtube comments like seriously. I can’t reply to people and when people reply to each other and when I click on the comment that the person replied to it goes to another tab and it doesn’t show who got the most thumbs up for a comment I hate the new comment design I hope they change it to be better and crappy :P

  • RJ

    first thing I see on my google+ go kill yourself from a comment giving my opinion. Really youtube… Time to get rid of youtube and google+ I hope both crash and burn…

  • Anon

    Everyone who still has a YouTube account send feedback to YT asking them to change the comment section back to normal. Apparently they think only trolls hate it and most people love the new system.

    • Slosh

      If you actually click on the Youtube above and scroll down into the comment section you’ll in fact see it’s 80% troll comments. Completely hillarious and also filled with spambot comments, A complete heaven for trolls and an EPIC fail by Google. They really butt-slammed Youtube into oblivion!

      • Anon

        Yea It’s ridiculous that Google claims to have ”cleaned” YouTube from trolls. Now it’s worse than ever and they just keep telling themselves people love it. Ignorant bastards.

  • Guest

    WTF All my favourite videos, playlists and subscriptions are gone ?!? Can anybody tell me how to get them back or are they lost forever ? );

    • Lionel Maduro

      if you are connected to G+:
      - disconnect (youtube/account)
      - reconnect (to a page if you want to keep your user name or choose a new nickname)
      fixed?

      If you’re not connected to G+
      connect to G+ (to a page if you want to keep your user name or choose a new nickname)
      fixed?

      what did you do by the way? delete your channel?
      If so it’s probably gone and you should blame yourself.

  • Gina

    I can’t even see the comments section anymore. it’s just completely gone. Anyone got a fix for that?

    • Brakkus

      adblock’s not allowed anynmore.

      • Karam J

        you comment is totally unrelated to the comment you replied to. just sayin’

        • Brakkus

          adblock blocks the comments.

          • http://angel-doll-draws.deviantart.com/ Devil Doll

            I use adblock and it works for me.

          • Brakkus

            lucky.

        • Enough with socialist media!

          It is related, To Google now, your now a integral part of the property of GOOGLE and as a Property of google (your whole life under their eye) the targeted profit from your information, every email, post and statement is for sale to advertisers. Use ADBLOCK and they shelve your words to second class scenario because you cant be sold to or sold away for ther profits.

          • Karam J

            whoaaa… those google bastards! … thanks for the info. :)

  • Brakkus

    Anybody here would purchase a used android device?just curious.

    • Karam J

      there is this thing called eBay and another called Craigslist. This isn’t one of them.

    • Enough with socialist media!

      Good luck finding one now. All the places we have searched have sold out of NON google OS phones. All they have is the New Spy network GOOGLE on the phones to buy. Looks like HTC and Samsung released notes recently that DUE TO GOOGLE + a new user open platform will be offered. That will be awesome, and those 2 companies will crush the sell outs who only offer spy-oogle pus as a so called OS option. trying to locate me one, amazon still has a few in stock but the availability ( just in the last few days) is now posted as LIMITED. Anyone see a trend here, Google is dying. They hired a bunch of damn kids who text 24/7 to decide what the world wants. FOOLS! One hell of a case of suicide.

  • Brakkus

    this update made it easier to troll five times as fast.

  • Guest

    I’ve got nothing to do and my instagram’s down.
    Is it happening to you too?

  • dunholm1

    They say they want to get rid of the “haters”. Don’t they realise that putting down the racists, Nazis and other assorted nut-jobs was part of the fun of YT? And we’re most of us adults. If you burst into tears because somebody says something nasty, you shouldn’t be there, and you have the option to leave. I visited YT this morning and it’s a mess. Comments a foot long, Swasticas, phallic images, all put there by people just to show the stupidity of the new design. Admit you’ve fkd up, you bastards, and give us back our channel.

    • corrny

      I agree, though scarcely did I myself take the time to partake in that putting down stupid people fun. Another reason I liked it before was that I could get a fairly good idea of what ludicrous ideas could roam the f****d brains of my fellow contemporary humans. It was oftentimes depressing but I’d rather take the truth and occasionally try to reason people, than a fake idea of what the world is. Who blamed that well-known character for choosing the red pill ? Anyone ?

      • dunholm1

        It’s as you say-they are trying to create a “fake” idea of what the world is. Sanitise it, in other words. The world isn’t like that. It can be a tough place to live, and hiding from that doesn’t make it go away. In fact, it needs to be faced and putting down the haters by exposing their lies and stupidity helps destroy their arguments and spreads the truth. Overall YT was a place for good enjoyed by countless numbers. They should have left it alone.

    • Enough with socialist media!

      I got smart and started uploading my videos to dailymotion and a dozen other sites like blip and vevo. Google turned communist, I turned away. Looks like google has ran its course and a new Search / Email search service will come to the top of the pile to replace it soon. This always happens when you design your system to meet the hype desires of 20% of your users. Remember AOL!

    • kdeh2

      I say we unhappy you tubers pull together our resources and hire some tech savvy people to build us a better, uncensored video sharing website that we can be ourselves, for better or worse. This most recent stunt says it’s time to dig YT’s grave and bury it for good. Same thing goes for google as well.

      • corrny

        I agree, and though it would indeed be great if this were a collaborative work as you suggest, I’d be happy too if it were conducted by an individual who’s got the cash and the morals —just saying this cos I can see this happening more, you need serious cash to do this. If such a site were to become big it would because of its status of non-google+’d, non google thing anyway, so it could not afford to be evil in addition to just claiming it like some others.

  • Enough with socialist media!

    I have and will soon “have had” 3 gmail accounts, the force play to put my business account, personal account and RARELY used social account on front street to the world for the sake of trying to be facebook which is junk itself. I got a weekend project copying over 1000 emails that are to be kept and deleting 1000′s more then shytcanning all related to GOOGLE THE COMMUNISTAS. Thought I was alone, but read recently that NON google accounts in other services took a 30% increase in sign ups just this month. Looks like google will die from a self inflicted wound. Hooray! couldn’t happen to a nicer piece of big brother, which it is now!

  • GoogleSucks

    Well Google you did it. You spam us with Google+ (facebook number 2) invites, you ruined YouTube very badly, and now nobody wants you, not even as a simple search provider. Oh well I guess watching a video with a youtube player, with no youtube account will solve my own problems because you just gave us a real Dragon Ball Z moment; Piccolo (Google) shoots the Special Beam Cannon (Google+) intending to hit Raditz (racist trolls) while Goku (former YouTube fans) simply has him in a full nelson.

    • richfiles

      I just created a Dailymotion account, and switched my search engine on my browser and my phone to Bing… Maybe I WILL return to Nokia with my next phone purchase!

      Also… The path will be long and hard, but Goku (former YouTube fans) will eventually make their way down snake way and be resurrected (finding an alternative to Google).

      • GoogleSucks

        That’s the truth!

      • Slosh

        I’ve deleted my YT account, and like you, am using Bing & Yahoo as a search engine. Completely avoiding ANY Google products and services. Looking to join a few vid sharing sites and upload some media soon.

        • Mikko

          Yahoo is powered by bing

  • Slosh

    Google blows and they are gathering all your private information!

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    Google+ made my Youtube channel unusable.SCREW THIS i am moving to Dailymotion untill everything is normal

  • SeekWisdomToday

    Tonight I went to see a video and read the comments and it is so annoying to read the comments now. They broke the youtube!!!

    There comments now have a note to the person that shared the video to their friends along with the video comments themselves. Then lots of comments are hidden and you need to ‘expand’ to see them all.

    Way to annoying!! Then there are comments from 4 years ago alongside some from yesterday.

  • SeekWisdomToday

    trutube.tv and dailymotion.com are pretty good. I am happy that now I know about these two and guess many more people will know about them now. If you have an youtube acct, add them to these guys.

    • Paul Taylor

      Many will do this for the first week. Then it will all be forgotten and the world will move on.

      • SeekWisdomToday

        Paul, I am not sure. It is a huge change. If you checked the new comment section, it was turned into a facebook. The people that use youtube use it mostly as a tv alternative, not to look at it and tell the world. They have facebook for that, where you share what you saw from the outside world to your “circle”.

        I saw a video of a person called Noreen kitchen where she was saying: “You know, things changed, no big deal, just create your google+ account so you can still comment. This is a good way for us to have our community”…that is okay, if you want a community. I don’t want a community. I just want to watch a video and interact with the creator. There are people like this lady that listens to this as a lullaby and goes right back to sleep, but I for one, can’t sleep with this noise.

        What hooked me into youtube is no longer there.

  • Slosh

    All my Youtube stuff is gone and I’m uploading a whole wack of stuff on Dailymotion as we speak!
    Google just crippled Youtube with these new changes. Was it intentional, or are they that stupid? Either or, not a good move, imo.

    • RIP YOU TUBE AND GOOD GOOGLE

      You said it, spent 9 hours today uping 13 vids to daily motion. Funny too, the people who run daily Motion (french) are so happy google did this they can piss! One operator I spoke to (YES YOU REACH REAL PEOPLE THERE AT DAILY MOTION) said they were sorry about the crash of uploads slowing the system, seems they suddenly got over 800 thousand new subscribers last 2 weeks and it may take time to get the site running smooth again. And THEY don’t harass you for putting music in the background of your videos or let Trolls get you deleted. I love them Frenchies!

      • SeekWisdomToday

        Awesome…I mean…Awesome!

    • RIP YOU TUBE AND GOOD GOOGLE

      You folks go see me at Daily Motion under user Prepper Mountain.
      I do cost cutting solar and wind power installs and just like here a talk up good companies who sell the stuff, and trash bad scamming companies who lie about their stuff.
      Prepper Mountain MD is vacating YOU TUBE after making them over half a Mil$$.
      SCREW THEM!

      • SeekWisdomToday

        Found you on daily motion. There is also trutube.tv

    • Guest

      Will check you!

  • Inquirer

    Wait, so why can’t I reply to any comments? I don’t see the reply button under comments any longer, except maybe the first two comments or something.

    • Donald Jacobs

      if you make a comment, you can choose to make it where nobody can reply, I think thats why, i dont even know where to go to check for replies now, this new setup is awful, also links are allowed now so theres that

      • Inquirer

        Thanks, I see it now. It just happened without any information. Usually Google is good with letting us know about changes. Something good, something bad…oh well…

  • Brakkus

    every single video sharing website except youtube has 320kbps aac support so your audio wont be ruined.

    every single music sharing website has a better layout than youtube.
    better speed than youtube.
    videos on dailymotion are not nearly as compressed but still run smoother than youtube.
    copyright is almost nonexistant on dailymotion but not youtube.
    uploading on youtube is pure hell for internet below 6mbps.other sites aren’t.

    what else?…hm…the comment section is worse because most of the nontrolls left.
    come to think of it nobody stayed except the trolls hahaha

  • Brakkus

    well damn.I actually got used to the comment system for youtube.I actually like that bell because it shows the replies way faster.howver they took steps back with the whole “you need plus to use this”.

    noscript prevents comments from showing
    adblock also if you arent as lucky.

    • SeekWisdomToday

      So, no need to use google+ to comment? That is almost good. Reading through all the other unrelated things on comment section is annoying as hell.

  • Brakkus

    i take back parts of what i said about youtube’s new update but that mandatory plus, 192kbps audio and compressed 600p videos desguised as 1080p need to be updated as well.

  • tommy_walker

    What a disaster. They have wrecked the whole process of commenting and voting. And I freakin’ hate Google+.

    • Ben

      I agree with everything you said. Also, I can’t even reply to any comments on my videos anymore… It say’s ‘You are not allowed to comment on this post’, and yet it’s my own video!? I wish google and YouTube didn’t join up in the first place, it’s just got more complicated and not as good to use.

  • Mariam Watt

    This is horrible. I can’t comment at all on youtube. Which means everyone is worse off because my inane banter is balm to mankind.

  • Paul Taylor

    This is superb. Welcome to the future folks.

    • SeekWisdomToday

      LOL

  • SeekWisdomToday

    Google+

    Well, many days ago, when this crap started, google+ made all my contact “my circles” do I want my insurance person or the sales person from one online shopping in my circle? WTH? I am probably on the “circle” of people too. I saw some things other people did on my google+. This is set up to fail.

  • SeekWisdomToday

    This lady says it all – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh3d1dQtNHg

    Listen to her, she is good.

  • Brakkus

    ive gotten used to youtube’s new layout and like it now but seriously guys if you make beats or videos upload them to soundcloud or dailymotion.google is a monopoly just like ea sports so yeah…basically we need a “2K” to youtube’s “live”.

  • Bob Vance

    Hey google, google+ sucks and I will never use it. Also I have now changed my search engine to bing and Im never coming back. Lastly I actually like a lot of the changes to the comments and would have been fine with everything. But you forcing your lame ass social network down my throat has made me despise you.

  • Deathadder

    I never liked google never will