ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube

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ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube Maximus23623 4/2/12 4:29 PM
I have one question;
Why?
Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube desenagrator 4/3/12 6:12 PM
Money.
Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube Maximus23623 4/4/12 7:13 AM
This question was not directed at you. I actually want a Google employee to admit it themselves, even though I know that won't happen.
Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube ytRebeccaJ 4/4/12 9:17 AM
Hey there, you can find a lot of the answers to "why" by checking out the official YouTube blog

Overall the changes we have made are to help viewers find the content they want and enable them to more easily navigate YouTube.  We started with the homepage and we have continued through Channels to provide a consistent and valuable user experience.
Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube powerman 4/4/12 10:07 AM
Same copy and paste answer you give on each topic against the new terrible design change
Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube BaltimoreAndOhioRR 4/4/12 1:04 PM
Rebecca-
Have you or the other YouTube designers actually ever USED YouTube?
 It sure seems not - if you have an honest bone in your body you can NOT make that statement to us!
 This new design does EXACTLY OPPOSITE of what you claim it is intended to do!
 It's not just a little off, but is absolutely 180 degrees away from what you claim it does!
 It is much HARDER to navigate!
 It is harder to find content we want! (only a random percentage of our subscriptions are delivered anymore, channel comments are hidden behind at least 2 clicks, many buttons are moved and changed to gray-on-gray, words/numbers are changed to obscure symbols such as screen resolution, and so much more...)
 Your statement is either a total lie, or your design team is totally incompetent. Either way, it's obvious that your users are not satisfied with the product you've given them. Why are you so determined to tell them they should be, and not consider everything they've said?
Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube anmoose 4/4/12 2:01 PM
>>Overall the changes we have made are to help viewers find the content they want and enable them to more easily navigate YouTube.

And as you can easily read in ALL of the feedback submitted by THOUSANDS of REAL users over a period of MONTHS now, the changes DO NOT in real life help viewers find the content they want, nor do they enable them to more easily navigate ANYTHING. In fact, as you're being told countless times every day, they make it harder to find the content we want, and more difficult to the point of downright unpleasant to navigate and use the site. The changes have failed miserably to do what you seem to think they do.


>>We started with the homepage

Indeed you did, and the homepage that I, and countless people I know, used to visit regularly for casual viewing has now been rendered useless. I don't even bother looking at it anymore. And again, the complaints IN DETAIL about why it doesn't work, what's wrong with it, what needed features have been removed or broken, etcetera, have been repeated in feedback threads all over the fora, FOR MONTHS. Has anyone on "the team" actually read any of that feedback? Do they care?


>>and we have continued through Channels to provide a consistent and valuable user experience.

You have, for certain, provided a consistent experience. Consistently ugly, frustrating, and FAR from "valuable." The channels are awful. They're desolate, ugly, impersonal, dead grey tombstones, with valuable features either buried beyond use or removed altogether. Everything that could be wrong with it IS wrong with it, and as above, detailed complaints about exactly what is wrong, what's missing that's needed, and so forth, have been pouring in since the design was in beta.

We KNOW you have no intention of going back to the previous design. We're all painfully aware of that fact and you don't need to remind us, and that's not what 99% of the feedback is about. The bucketloads of real feedback that you seem to be overlooking is directed at trying to get you to turn the mess you've made into something real users can actually use

How about this suggestion: Instead of continually copying/pasting the same old praise for our feedback, saying you're "listening," and asking us for more, how about taking the feedback the users have already provided you, and listening FOR REAL for once. Address the issues directly and respond to them, or if you can't do that, stop pretending that you care.
Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube Besthiroeu 4/4/12 2:53 PM
This is a worst design I've seen for awhile. Hell I even like fb's timeline but this is too much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q56nxmAikpA&
158 likes, 9,949 dislikes

And still you force switch everyone to this new layout. Thanks alot for hearing community.

Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube grokit5 4/5/12 1:21 AM
I was in the process of checking the Favorites of a channel when so-called improvements made any further progress impracticable if not impossible. I was about 600 vids through a list of over 800 when I had to give up. That Favorites playlist is even more impenetrable today. I wouldn't even contemplate going through a list that size, now that Google coders have worked their magic on Channel access and navigation.
Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube ohnoitszb3hell 4/5/12 1:36 AM
These changes are made to:

-prevent people from using YouTube as a social network site
-force people to use G+ (fail)

they are also limiting channel comments & messages.
not to prevent spam, but to prevent people from talking here.

Staff replies like this because:

-they are forced to
-they need money to survive.

they all know this design sucks etc. they can't admit it otherwise they would be fired.

Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube TheSolaris810 4/5/12 3:14 AM
Sorry but the new layout is not user friendly, and now channel views have been removed. Has youtube nothing better to do than to break something that wasnt broke.
Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube nh6central 4/7/12 1:40 AM
money ;
Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube Mr Link 4/7/12 3:39 AM
Google will not answer that question truthfully.

Instead go find a video site that works and come back and tell us so we can move our content there.

Best way to tell google that youtube sucks is to make them lose money.

Moving popular content to another site and tell the users to go there for the content will defiantly get googles attention.

Even youtubes policy is unfair. Very american-christian rules. I'm very offended by that.
A video site must be neutral with _common sense_ rules.

For obvious short example: nipples are bad, promotes sex, teen child births, videos should be kid friendly and all other crazy christian reasons, that doesn't make sense in the REAL world.
Just bullshit and hypocritical crap.
Its not very hard at all to mark kid unfriendly content with age restrictions.

Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube sirtokesalot 4/7/12 3:54 AM
lmao h changes have made it harder for me to find the content i look for and more difficult to navigate around. dont you tell me that bullshit!
Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube You1984Tube 4/7/12 5:15 AM
I'm sorry, but I'm too polite to tell what I honestly think about these "reasons".
Hey, I get it's your work & you are paid to tell us all these lies & defend this total diseaster called "new layout", but it's not a reason for me to spot giving feedback, even it's apparently what Google wants - you guys remain silence, don't answer simple, plain question we are asking on forum and hope, that the topic will naturally die out. No, it will NOT.
the changes we have made are to help viewers find the content they want
Yeah, sure. Now to go through subscripions I have to go to subscription page, becasue the homepage is so crowded I can't find anything. Right side - recommendations that I don't care about. Left side - annoying chart without any purpose, that I haven't used even once since it apperad, all it doeas it taking avay space on homepage. Plus this big sign "Upgrade account". Oh yes, I once used Google+ for like 2 days - getting rid of it made me really happy.
The small middle column for my subscriptions - so many steps back since the last subscriptions change! I can see only last user's upload, I can only see few videos because of lack of space,I have to scroll down & load more, and even if the video is watched already, I can't remove it! I CAN'T REMOVE A VIDEO I DON'T WANT EVEN IF THE SPACE IN SUB COLUMN IS SO LIMITED & SO PRECIOUS! Come on - has the person who designed it EVER used YT...?

Of course, don't even get me started on channel page, I already siad what I think. Videos that we can't watch on channel page, dull colors, favourites changed into playlist, vanishing old comments (altough it might not be such  a big problem - comments are so perfectly hidden right now I don't think anyone will bother to read or post them), lack of subscription box, no possiblity of personalizing channel...
We can say a lot about these changes, but THE LAST thing we can say is that they provide a consistent and valuable user experience.

Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube Matti Brad-Lee deZune 4/7/12 2:15 PM
I have to admit I found no way to implement the graphics I need to display on this new design. There should be a central image of your own creation, and the rest of the details surrounding it. If you're not a creator of images or a photographer, choose a stock image from Goog. They can provide plenty.
Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube ytusr 4/8/12 3:31 AM
valuable to whom?
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Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube markm27 4/19/12 8:13 AM
The homepage is still a design mess. Every time I accidentally go to the homepage(trust me it is an accident I use my_subs page as my YT homepage) I am reminded of this. Crowded with poor use of space. Cant remove watched videos STILL. It is a how to on poor UI design anybody that think that this is an improvement of the previous design is seriously deluded.
On widescreen monitors nearly 50% of the space is wasted with these horrible drab gray columns down each side. Everything should be visible on the screen without the need to scroll down as it was with the previous design. Screen resolution have moved on from the year 2000 pity your design is heading in the wrong direction.
I don't want to see G+ mentioned on this page let users hide it. I will never user G+ and it definitely isn't an upgrade . "From Youtube" and the "Suggested Channels" section let users hide these.
Youtube have completely lost touch with reality and all the Google staff can do is deal out the same old marketing spin over and over without actually changing a thing.
I don't know why we bother giving feedback( it does help get rid of some of frustration on having to navigate this site) as it is clear YT don't listen and have the design blinkers on and will continue on with this poor design philosophy
Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube evilfingers 4/19/12 4:43 PM
Overall the changes we have made are to help viewers find the content they want and enable them to more easily navigate YouTube. 

Its easy to navigate around YouTube. which doesnt take a whole lot of effort, if one knows how to correctly type in the Key Word/s for each uploaded video and that millions of YT Users have been doing just that since the very beginning.
Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube YouTube Dun Goofed 4/19/12 7:14 PM
On Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:43:10 PM UTC-4, evilfingers wrote:
> Its easy to navigate around YouTube.

Of course, Google won't admit to the fact that it was easier to navigate prior to the homepage and channel layout changes--like how this forum was changed from its previous, far less inefficient design.

Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube FreelanceDesigner 4/19/12 10:45 PM
It's the money and statistics mate..

Clicks, thats whats its all about.

The new design takes 3 different clicks (videos, featured, feed), which refreshes the page everytime. That gains them 4 times more views than one click on the 2.0 channels did.


Comon guys! This is the REAL REASON! You didn't think actually believe it had any other purpose right?

Re: ATTN: Everyone at Google who implemented changes on YouTube Matti Brad-Lee deZune 8/24/12 4:46 AM
Then let them give us 20 clicks to our channels. One of them being the old design. Then I wouldn't care.
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