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The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« on: November 25, 2021, 06:04:44 am »
Have you guys noticed this or it's just me?
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2021, 06:43:50 am »
Just you mate, you'd better start troubleshooting

Most common cause I think is Disliking too much. Have you been Disliking a load of videos? If that's all you do then they may well remove the function for you.

What YouTube videos have you disliked lately?

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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2021, 07:21:24 am »
Have you guys noticed this or it's just me?
Not just you mate. Google has decided to remove likes and dislikes. It's been a big story for a while now, I don't know how you have missed it.
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2021, 08:14:04 am »
Have you guys noticed this or it's just me?

I was angry that the dislike button wasn't available for this post :(



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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2021, 08:19:30 am »
Just seen this as well. I hope they don't get rid of the like button, I've got a massive list of videos I've yet to watch on my "liked videos" section

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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2021, 08:53:23 am »
Think it's designed to prevent Promoted videos from being massively disliked but being sold as looking after the mental health of small creators.

It's a stupid idea that will harm efforts to reduce spread of misinformation (or for things like bat How To videos that give really bad advice).

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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2021, 08:57:36 am »
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2021, 12:44:00 pm »
Not just you mate. Google has decided to remove likes and dislikes. It's been a big story for a while now, I don't know how you have missed it.

come on, don't wind him up, we need to know what videos he's disliked to help him

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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2021, 03:35:33 pm »
Just you mate, you'd better start troubleshooting

Most common cause I think is Disliking too much. Have you been Disliking a load of videos? If that's all you do then they may well remove the function for you.

What YouTube videos have you disliked lately?

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That could possibly be the case
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2021, 03:36:31 pm »
Just seen this as well. I hope they don't get rid of the like button, I've got a massive list of videos I've yet to watch on my "liked videos" section

Quick move them to "watch later"
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2021, 03:38:42 pm »
I was angry that the dislike button wasn't available for this post :(



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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2021, 05:27:59 pm »
Just seen this as well. I hope they don't get rid of the like button, I've got a massive list of videos I've yet to watch on my "liked videos" section

That's... not how you do it? There's literally a 'watch later' option. Likes are for when you, you know, like what you've seen.

On balance I think I'd take away any of those 'instant reaction' buttons from the internet as a whole, both positive and negative. I've seen some stupid strops online of people threatening to delete accounts because their subscribers weren't liking enough of their content etc. It's made the world mad, seeking this instant gratification after putting trash online.

With regard to things like technical 'how-tos' getting dislikes/downvotes as a way of warning people off them, then you'd have to keep a reporting function for inaccurate or dangerous guidance, although I'm not sure how a random YT moderator is going to be able to police that without themselves referring back to online videos.
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2021, 05:50:43 pm »
It's a dumb move that insults everyone's intelligence. Just have software to ensure people have to watch a certain percentage of a video to have the dislike count. Simple.
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2021, 09:50:10 pm »
That's... not how you do it? There's literally a 'watch later' option. Likes are for when you, you know, like what you've seen.
For some reason I've always used the liked videos, then after I've watched them I simply click the thumbs up to get rid of it from the list. But as Rick Rude suggested I'll move them into watch later

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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2021, 06:03:30 am »
YouTube has gone to the dogs since the last 4-5 years. It started with the advertisements. Its now this removing the dislike button.

I think they were just slightly peeved that the Youtube rewind hasnt gone the way they wanted it to go.

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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2021, 07:51:32 am »
Pro tip:

Watch youtube on firefox instead of the app on android phones, you'll see much fewer adverts.

On topic: I loved voting down shite videos.  Bad tech guides, DIY and clickbait videos need to be marked as such.  Already annoying enough to trawl through a sea of shite to find something relevant.
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2021, 03:58:20 pm »
YouTube has gone to the dogs since the last 4-5 years. It started with the advertisements. Its now this removing the dislike button.

I think they were just slightly peeved that the Youtube rewind hasnt gone the way they wanted it to go.

I couldn't survive on youtube without my adblocker. Some videos I watch are only a minute or so long, but they try to attach a four fucking minute ad to it.
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2021, 02:43:03 pm »
I couldn't survive on youtube without my adblocker. Some videos I watch are only a minute or so long, but they try to attach a four fucking minute ad to it.

Can't you skip ad after 5 seconds?

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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2021, 03:43:50 pm »
If you put a hyphen between the t and the u in the url gives you an ad free version anyway
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2021, 05:54:10 pm »
If you put a hyphen between the t and the u in the url gives you an ad free version anyway

It's much easier to just use UBlock. Harder to block on TV apps etc unless you use something like PiHole (I'm not sure how well they work with Youtube though, been meaning to build one with a Raspberry Pi for ages but never got round to it).

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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2021, 10:09:54 am »
SmartTubeNext (STN) blocks all adds and even automatically skips in video promotion sections!

https://github.com/yuliskov/SmartTubeNext

and for some reason I still have a dislike button

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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2021, 10:12:33 am »
Can't you skip ad after 5 seconds?

It doesn't matter if it's 5 seconds or 5 minutes, youtube is still unviewable without adblock.

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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2021, 01:00:08 pm »
Is YouTube Premium expensive there?

It's like 4 pounds for three months here. Totally worth it not to put up with ads.
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2021, 08:37:39 am »
Dislike buttons are on my You Tube
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2021, 12:01:55 pm »
Dislike buttons are on my You Tube

But you cannot see the no of dislikes/downvotes for any video anymore. It was a good indicator of the quality of the video in question.

Now you have to sit through shite content and waste your time.
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2021, 12:59:06 am »
But you cannot see the no of dislikes/downvotes for any video anymore. It was a good indicator of the quality of the video in question.

Now you have to sit through shite content and waste your time.

*Dislike*
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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #27 on: January 2, 2022, 12:01:18 pm »
Such a heavyhanded response on their part to a real issue and clearly they have avoided implementing something better because this "solution" disproportionately benefits corporations (in addition to scammers) than it does regular users.

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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2022, 07:34:13 pm »
My Youtube homepage now has a bunch of random videos on the homepage instead of the things I would usually watch and be interested in, is there any way to change this?

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Re: The dislikes on YouTube are gone?
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