how can I get rid of the annoying "recommendations" on youtube?

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how can I get rid of the annoying "recommendations" on youtube? 321neel 3/19/11 10:27 PM
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Re: how can I get rid of the annoying "recommendations" on youtube? epontius 3/19/11 11:41 PM
Your recommendations are based on videos you have watched or favorites in the past.
You can try clearing your viewing History (My videos > History> Clear viewing history) which will get rid of some... As soon as you start to watch other videos it will begin recommending more. There is no way to eliminate them completely.
Otherwise... just click the Subscriptions button at the top of your YouTube home page and you never have to see Recommend videos.
Re: how can I get rid of the annoying "recommendations" on youtube? epontius 3/19/11 11:41 PM
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Re: how can I get rid of the annoying "recommendations" on youtube? 321neel 3/20/11 8:03 AM
i tried this and it didnt work. even if i delete the history, recommendations still show up for videos i watched months ago.
Re: how can I get rid of the annoying "recommendations" on youtube? epontius 3/20/11 9:00 AM
Right... it is pretty impossible to clean all of it out. On your recommendation section of your home page, it should indicate in light gray italic text why it is recommending that particular video ... such as "because you watched..." such and such video or "because you favorited.." such and such video. When clearing the history it should clear out the "because you watched..." recommendations, until you start watching more videos and it will provide new recommendations based on "because you watched..."
Clearing the viewing history doesn't have an effect on the "because you favorited..." recommendations. Not sure how you would clear those out...perhaps removing the referenced video as a favorite.
For removing individual videos from the recommendations page, you can mouse over the thumbnail and click the X that pops up in the upper right corner. The system will still be recommending videos based on whatever criteria it recommended the video you removed..however, you won't have that recommended video on your recommendations page. It will replace it with something else it thinks you might like.
Re: how can I get rid of the annoying "recommendations" on youtube? slokker 4/18/11 10:32 AM
I also had same problem....

I was able to clear my "Recommended for you" list by doing the following:
1) I cleared my youtube viewing history
2) Signed out of youtube
2) Closed the youtube tab
3) Cleared youtube cookies from browser (In mozilla: Tools --> Options --> Privacy --> remove individual cookies --> [then remove youtube cookies])
4) Opened youtube and logged in

When I logged in again there were no recommendations!!!
It worked for me hope it works for u as well....