Friday, 20 September 2013

Youtube? Why You Gone Taken My Annotations Away?



Haven't updated the website in a while because like everyone else I have no creativity at the moment whilst I splurge every second of my free time into ploughing through GTA V. So far it's a damn good time. Fun, funny and doesn't feel as repetitive as its more recent brethren have led us to believe it has to. I still dislike you GTA IV. I'm sorry, but you were just boring. I think this might also be a Vice City beater, which is a big thing for me to say. It's kind of like a widow finding that she loves her second husband more than the dead one who she had been idolising all these passing years that she'd lost perspective. And that's me, settling in with my new man and finding that he can make feel ways and feelings that I'd never felt before, even with Tommy Vercetti's fun times back in that whacky ass 1980s setting all those years ago.

There won't be a full GTA V review for the fact that it's good and I don't really like to review good things on the site, but instead criticise things that have been critically well received but that I hate, or just the worst shit in the world. So if it doesn't turn up in a full article review, then that'll be a good review from me.

So I took a little break from it to go on Youtube and was immediately pissed off by the appearance of a slug of annotations spread all across the screen. So I went to hit the remove annotations button, the ultimate defence against lazy bastards who can't be bothered to put all the information they wanted in the video itself when they were making it, and so plumped it in post production with corrections of spelling errors and recommendations to friends channels. But there I found there was no remove annotations button. That's right, from what I've heard, this seems to only be for Chrome users, but we have luckily been gifted this latest update and be the guinea pigs to a slightly more irritating Youtube.


Now Youtube rejiggers itself a lot and I use that word because words like improve or update don't quite fit the criteria of what Youtube does. Sure they move the subscriptions bar to the left and move videos on the channel around, but in terms of features and a massive change to how streamlined the site it, saving possibly a few button clicks, I haven't really seen a difference. The only annoying things they've done up to this point was make you have to subscribe to people's channels instead of becoming their friend, which was annoying because it deleted your existing friend's list. It also at one point made the Youtube symbol in the top corner, stop being a link back to the main page, which was just a weird thing to have done.

But these were most cosmetic and at pointless adjustments and I really just though that it was less them experimenting, but instead that the people at the Youtube offices have created such a perfect self perpetuating product, that it is basically the internet equivalent of the vagina; providing entertainment and cheap thrills to anyone who has the necessary services to attain it, e.g an internet connection or the dollar. You don't see god adding an update to the vagina in the form of a newly installed chess board or a fifty inch plasma every few months, thus proving the design is solid. But in order to prove to themselves that their jobs mean anything anymore at this point than the simple maintenance that a robot could provide or the simple content censorship that an over reactive suburban mother could provide, they decide to mess around with the format every few months.

But this is just such a weird adjustment that it blows my mind. Why would you get rid of that button. In one click all the bullshit could be gone and now, that button's gone. Now you've gotta go through, clicking the little x boxes at the top of each annotation whilst trying to catch glimpses of your video behind it as it rolls on. Maybe you'll miss the x and end up hitting a link annotation which will take you even further away into the shit that you tried to so desperately to avoid.

What an asshole sees as video editing

I don't know what anyone was thinking but please stop being bored or making executive decisions via dartboard anymore Youtube. I'm sorry I used Vimeo once. I'm sorry that I made a video titled “Vanessa Hudgens and Zack Efron totally doing it” about 6 years ago just to get views, to push a video on people that comprised of nothing more than me and my cousin covered in leeks and dancing around. It wasn't funny. I'm sorry I wasted a few seconds of your time and a few dollars of your incalculable worth to remove that video. I'm sorry, I'll never stop watching Youtube. I promise I'll watch it all day and will turn off my adblock so I can see adverts. Hell, just show me adverts, endless adverts and I promise I'll watch and buy everything that I see.

What I'm trying to say is that I want Youtube's annotation button back and for them to stop making such strange format changes. Just leave it as it is. It's basically perfect already.


GTA V review: 9/10 cause it don't do ladies right and stuff. Plus it's slightly too easy.

Also I did come up with a joke about Carolin's sex change in conjunction with her GTA V review, but for reasons of feeling like an asshole and not finding a problem with her criticism at all, I shall keep it to myself. As should a 1000 other less funny jokes have done so

16 comments:

  1. Re GTA V, I find I have trouble with driving, and shooting, and snow, and jumping. But it has scope. It's scope-y.

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    1. Driving's abit floaty, but how are you having trouble with the shooting? It's auto aim, that's impressive to mess that one up. Unless you mean you jsut hate autoaim.

      I agree though there seems to be that rare mark of there just being too much to do. I'll take that over an empty sandbox, like True Crime or something.

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  2. I won't but GTA V for two reasons: teeth and pliers. I can't walk past a dentist without a sedative.

    Enjoyed the article and agree!

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    1. I also hate it when you type y but get a t.

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    2. Ah but the teeth bit was so fun. But maybe that's why people complained about torture in GTA, because in video game form even the worst things can be so damn satisfying.

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  3. Thank God you're alright after the GTA V mayhem. I was afeared you may have been hit with a brick. In future, it would be nice if you'd just sign in to reassure the proles:/

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  4. Why do people feel the need to fiddle with perfectly good buttons?

    That came out wrong.

    You do grumbling with style.

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  5. GTA V. Trevor and I will never bond. We shall be bondless.

    Annotations. Annoying.

    Article. Enjoyed over boiled egg this morning.

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    1. Late response. Trevor and I bonded. Crazy bastard is funny.

      Annotations. Stab a baby frustrating.

      Article. Glad you liked it over eating a piece of ham that was gone of and made me ill last night.

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  6. I think I saw that video you made. It's ok, i'm out of therapy now.

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  7. I'm lost in an open cast mine.

    Should I be worried?

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    1. Not if you're still getting an internet connection down there. Download some shitty quiz game about brands for free and have a ball. Then when the batteries gone, wonder why you commented on this website and played games instead of getting help.

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  8. @Youtube. Bring back the flipping button. There. Job done.

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    1. I don't think you put enough exclamation marks and capital letters for them to hear you.

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    2. Perfect. Everything will be solved momentarily

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