Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A few of our favorite things

What's up, channel beta testers? It's been a while since our last update - we've been hard at work behind the scenes adding new functionality, fixing bugs, and more. Here are just a few updates we released today or in the past week:
  • Backgrounds should now be fixed - yes, these broke for a short while - if your background isn't on your channel right now, try uploading it again
  • Can now message a user again
  • Can now delete recent activity items
  • Squashed the bug that prevented you from featuring a playlist
  • Subscribe button appears when you're looking at your own channel
  • UI improvements
  • Lots of bug fixes
Still have more to go - all your early feedback has been especially helpful here. (And yes, choosing which video to feature is coming!)

Also, have you noticed the "our new favorite channel designs" box on the right hand side? We're using that to keep track of some of some of the best channel designs we've spotted. Here are a few:
  • IceflowStudios' Channel - A great light blue theme (with some nice color contrasts) to go with an "icy" name
  • vlogbrothers' Channel - Love the lighter color scheme and the alternate font. If only you moved your modules around to fill in the large gap in the lower right. (Oh, right...you can't yet. We should probably build that piece soon!)
  • mnathanielc's Channel - A darker theme with a great matching background that works very well - and a good use of switching the right hand side of the screen to show "Uploads" by default
We'll post on this blog every now and then to highlight some beta channels with great designs. Any out there that you've noticed?

-Brian

156 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you guys but you shouldn't change things that don't have a problem in the first place. I really don't like the new beta channel design and I think you should stop ignoring peoples' complaints about it. Listen to US youtubers who actually use youtube. Try to be more sensitive to our needs and stop ignoring our complaints. If WE youtubers don't want a new youtube beta change then you SHOULD listen. DON'T ignore us and act like we don't matter. stop being so inconsiderate. we matter. thanks.

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  2. hey i have a problem,my feature video wont pop up.i cant see the subscribe BUTTON because the feature video and stuff wont pop up!!!!!
    i cant see it!!!! so i cant use the beta version!!!!!! fix it NOW!!!!!!!! or i'll kill you >:)
    just joking XD I'm a little hyper but really,i cant see the feature video on my channel so i cant use the channel beta,please fix it guys

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  3. Thanks for the background fix.

    I think you should leave it as an option. I frankly like the new layout, but many people don't. More options are better for a website like this.

    Speaking of more options, is there ever a plan to extend the font selection? I understand that you're using universal fonts. I guess what I'm saying is that there are more than 5 universal fonts. There's Tahoma, Trebuchet, Segoe, etc.

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  4. Thanks for the update, guys. Good to see that the backgrounds are fixed!

    Keep the updates coming. And thanks for noticing my channel. Appreciate it! :)

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  5. Would it be possible to make it where people could subscribe to a Playlist like you can to Videos and Favorites? For instance if I want to subscribe to a musician an want to keep up with the music videos but not their family outing. Thanks for considering this.

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  6. Hey wow how can you actually change the look of you channel like the featured ones?

    Oh thanks for the background fixing (;

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  7. What about the ability to change the autoplay video, this is the only thing keeping me from using the new beta channel.

    youtube.com/fallofautumndistro

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  8. Hey there, for some reason, my channel is not working anymore and I have videos that are not mine that show up when I go to the address:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/kaysha2201

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  9. I'm sorry I had to remove the new Beta from my channel. I talked with Briam about the issue I was having.

    Kaysha, that is my issue exactly. The video on the channel is not mine and completely random, and none of the buttons work like the uploads, favorites, etc.

    -Slyth66

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  10. Where are the sorting options for the videos? I'm talking about when you look at all of the videos in the channel and then have the option to sort by Videos | Most Viewed | Most Discussed in the video box.

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  11. Hi Can you feature my channel in your 'Our favorite new channel designs' section This is my channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/Rigyy

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  13. Love it that you fixed the background thing but now I have something else. Just like most I would like to be able to move around the modules on the profile. AND while trying to fix that today I took away all my modules and can't get them back now :3 which would be nice to have them back again.
    Also, the "awards" that you have don't show up on the beta like on the old one. The Most Viewed and such.

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  14. I'm a partner and switched back because autoplay doesnt seem to work and can't find the button to activate it. Though some partners have it working and others don't. It might have something to do with being in widescreen?

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  15. Thanks, I was very confused about the background issues! Now we've got ours up again.

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  16. woooohooooo the backrounds are back thanks guys!!

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  17. i uploaded a video set to private, let 1 other person see it and it does not show up on my channel when i reverted back.

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  18. I do like the new design! BUT there are 2 issues I am having right now:
    1)My featured video is not the one I want to feature (which is causing me not to use this new set up until it is resolved).
    2)As of today I can't add any friends unless they have the new channel set up, even if I am old the old channel set up as well.

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  19. Yessss, font options would be nice.
    My Terminal layout looked a lot better back when my page actually had the Terminal font. D:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Daakun

    And like I said on that last blog post here, you could just use one of the current font options as a fallback for people who don't have the font you want to use.

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  20. Youtube Keep up the good work(Plz change it to the beta i really like the new and improved 2.0 beta channel)
    Some stuff i would like to say so you can improve it

    #1 Let us choose subscribe button background color and subscribe button text Color

    #2 let us change our avatar while we are in the beta channel

    #3 you may have finally added the function to add your own background but everything is covering the background!(Videos,Recent activity,name,about me,subscriptions,subscribers,and channel comments)

    #4 if you are going to change it so the front wont cover the background please leave its nice look
    _______________________________________________

    thats all the feedback i can give so you can improve it and 1 more thing please dont change it back to the 1.0 look i like the 2.0 beta look better than the 1.0 look.i said that because i dont know why everyone does not like it in previous news they said before that its ugly but i like it its just fine and again keep up the good work!:-)

    youtube account : HCDPAMF

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  21. Great job guys keep up fixing bugs and adding more features. :D
    I think that this scroolbar in comment section is unnessary. And I think that subscribe button should have classic yellow color

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  22. And yes check out my channel, background looks pretty good with new design
    http://www.youtube.com/user/DeviantPicturess

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  23. 1.) There is a big gap between the buttons under the diplayed video(Share, Favorite, Playlists, and Flag) and the displayed video on the channel page.

    2.) Make the profile picture larger.

    3.) Make the video thumbnail larger.

    4.) Please add themes, not just solid colors.

    5.) Please make the channel sleek and modern looking.

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  24. I would like to see weekly or bi-weekly updates on this blog.

    To rearrange the modules, please add the ability to drag and drop the modules the way you can drag and drop in iGoogle.

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  25. I'm getting driven steadily crazier by the inability to change the featured video. That's been the biggest flaw from the start of the beta release.

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  26. RalasInChains here I still hate the fact that YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR FEATURED VIDEO Please fix this I'm reverting again

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  27. I hate everything about new channels, their ugly as crap , there's no transparency, I want to see my background image, and, to be able to change main video.

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  28. The scroll bar in the comments section is really unnecessary. Please leave the comments the way they were WITHOUT the scroll bar. And please let us choose the color of the subscribe button and make it so we can choose the color or we can have the same color as the old subscribe button which was yellowish orangish.!!!

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  29. I'm having a problem. When I try to view my featured video on the new beta, a message appears stating: "An error occured, please try again later." However, if I try to watch the same video on my normal channel, or normally (off of the channel)it will work just fine.

    See for yourself: My YouTube account is mtdhlite.

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  30. I'm actually starting to like the new chabnnels, I was one of the people that couldn't revert back, but now, I don't really want to, I've kinds come to like the new channels, and now that I made a custom backround, I'm definately not going back, heres my channel for all to see :P

    channel is: AsskickulaterV2

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  31. Revert my channel!

    youtube.com/mark360videos

    DO IT!

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  32. i love the whole layout but dont like the fact that you cant show off your awards and you cant set a transparent background on your windows

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  33. btw my youtube is http://www.youtube.com/ImNoTRiTardID

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  34. Here are some issues I have:
    I really hate how when you edit your channel info, when you click on the area to edit, it turns into a tiny text field in which you have to scroll all the way. This is really annoying and really unnecessary. Why can't you just click on the area you want to edit and keep it the way it is? Why do you have to shrink it to a very tiny text box and make it extremely hard for us to change our channel?

    Why can't you change your channel icon?

    We need the old bulletins back! The new ones are VERY suckish! And no one posts any of them anyway! Take out that 'Recent Activity' trash and bring back the bulletins and the recently watched videos!

    And seriously, although many people have already said this, PLEASE BRING BACK THE YELLOW SUBSCRIBE BUTTON!!! The new one's VERY boring and no one ill want to subscribe! Or even better, let us customize our subscribe buttons! That would be so great! =D

    Again, sorry my comment is so long. I just want to tell you everything I want changed on the new channel! Thanks for reading this! =D

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  35. Please i want my new channel that you guys put!

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  36. I love it!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Siran

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  37. Cool story bro.

    Is there a way fix the background image uploading to where you don't resize it by a few pixels? That bugs me when I have made a background and it doesn't fit properly.

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  38. I can't revert back to my old layout. Can you fix it?
    My username is KrodoProbuctoins

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  39. *sigh* this new channel design is confusing.
    i don't like it. i would never want to have my channel setup this way because i only want my videos, vid log, favs, friends, info 'bout me, and my subscribers visible. i don't want to promote other videos with a "related" tab attached to my channel. that would be steering people away from my videos, and towards others. people don't click on a channel to watch videos that are completely NOT mine in any way. they click to watch mine, and/or what i'm interesed in.
    that's why channels were created in the first place. so that people can see youtube from the creator's point of view.

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  40. First of all I'd like to say that I do love how everything looks. Just a few tweeks that I'd like to have.

    What I want changed:
    1. Of course I'd like the transparency so you can see the background better. Its makes everything so much nicer.

    2. The subscribe button needs to be seen better. Which is why I want it back to yellow :3

    3. When you edit the information you get a very veeeeery tiny spot to write on. Why can't I see everything at once?

    4. I need to be able to move the modules where I want them to be. Even between the upper and the lower places. So, if I'd like my info to be where the scroll with all my videos are.

    5. The name of the profile needs to be bigger so it can be "remembered" more or at least seen.

    6. The "medals" and "awards" you've earned needs to be seen. I can see them on the old one but not the new one.

    7. In the scrollbox where the videos are you should be able to decide the order. Like if I want "this" playlist to be over my uploaded videos and so on.

    8. IMPORTANT!!!
    If you take away, let's say the friends module, it doesn't go back if you click you want it back. I actually took away my comment, friends, subscribes and subscription modules and now I can't get them back on the new channel if I revert back they're there again. I like the new one so I want to use it but I can't.


    Things I like and should stay:
    1. The scrolling comment box. I like that it doesn't take up such huge space but a limited space. Great idea.

    2. The look of the channel. The design!

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  41. OK...
    my channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/PrinceAthas
    look it xD

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  42. Love the new arrows for which you can move around the modules, but the subscribe boutton has GOT to be changed.

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  43. we are loving things so far and will be patient for the little issues to be worked on. Right now Kayla's profile is different than most and its what we want!

    www.youtube.com/kaylastarrsings

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  44. I'm really liking this new layout.

    I made a pretty cool background (at least i think so) to go with it.

    http://www.youtube.com/thirdhourtv

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  45. Background now visible - Check. Move modules around - check. Going between branding options and modules section still buggy. Keeps deleting what I had already saved. Would REALLY REALLY like to be able to change the FEAtured video to anything I want. Pleeeeease let that be next. Thanks!!

    Mugglesam
    http//youtube.com/mugglesam

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  46. Oh and I think my channel colours and design is set up better then anybody's! Yeah I said it! lo :)

    http://youtube.com/mugglesam

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  47. my uploads and favorites are not showing

    youtube.com/rockmusic96

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  48. I Have a problem, after I upload something, it links with this video on the main page:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81EfBRcTChM
    and deactivates the right video bar.

    Image:
    http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Criseg/photoexample.png

    I actually deactivated the new design due to that.

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  49. Ugh! My featured video still isn't working! Can you please fix it? My channel looks so boring without it, but I don't want to revert back.

    My youtube is:
    http://www.youtube.com/karenc2011

    Oh and I'm loving how you guys fixed the bg problem. Keep up the good work!

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  51. I love the new design, but maybe instead of using the colors given, users can copy-paste the colors they want. But overall, it's awesome.

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  52. http://youtube.com/user/wickedhiphop
    ^^^^
    Without a doubt the nicest channel I have found so far.

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  53. I don't like it. Although a fixed background is good (and should be optional) and the organization below is nice... the scroll bar at top is unnecessary and compacts things too tightly.

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  54. The new design is... well, to be frank... undesirable. I find all the modules sort off mush together and it's hard to tell things apart. Personally, I think the current design is better. Every thing can be clearly seen and distinguished. The new one is just odd. While I respect your choice if you institute this new design, I would like to remind you that things tend to break on the quest to fix what isn't broken.

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  55. Hi guys, I'm having woesome trouble here, I was playing around with the module layout and I appear to have broken my Tubes oh noes!

    If someone at YouTube could be so kind as to reset my layout or something I will appreciate it, my username is 'ChristopherElison'.

    P.S: Reverting to the old design doesn't fix it and I love the new design!

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  56. URL's need to be clickable in Video descriptions, IMO

    :)

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  57. Check out my profile design!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/BasiX123

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  58. Thanks! I want to switch to the new version! But when I switch over, the featured video is an old deleted video that isn't functional anymore?

    Can anyone kindly repair this for me so that I may switch over! I'll switch to the Beta for a day so that you may see!

    http://www.youtube.com/junorave

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  59. I have a problem from way back when you guy first started changing everything... Info that I added a long time ago through the edit channel button is stuck there.. Because now you go to account and change it there the stuff that was previously there cannot be deleted. It says "check channel description". Also in my inbox when i get a new message or comment and then I read it it keeps it as a new message not a read one... Yep... Thta's about it... By the way new channel design id okay, but I still like the old one better... The new one is too crammed, the old one is more spaced out.

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  60. ummm, how do you switch to 2.1 beta?

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  61. One should be able to hide his or her age.. I don't know why on my youtube it says I'm 23, when I'm really 18?

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  62. Hey, guys. Have you ever considered making the background still and not scroll? That would be cool.

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  63. Hey I think I did a pretty good job at my own channel so yea please take a look at it haha~ http://www.youtube.com/user/blacktronic

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  64. Dear YouTubers developers team,

    As a developer, I know how much effort & time you spend guyes to fix bugs, satisfy users and respond to their comments.

    Well, thank you for your great efforts and continuous supprt.

    I would like to raise 2 design issues.

    First, please make the desgin fits all screen resolutions. For example, I have my background image being cropped if I'm using 1024 or less screen resolution!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/jeddahamanah

    Second, please remove the buttons under YouTube logo or let them be as links not as buttons (Home, Subscreitions, Videos, Channels)

    That's it from my side...

    Best,

    Tasneem

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  66. heres my feedback and what i think should be added in.

    1) Background image should have an option that lets u stretch image to the size of the page.

    2) Subscribe button should have its own colour code box so text on the page isnt the same as the subscribe button. I think it should also have a option to have the old subscribe button or an option that gives u a few diffrent subscribe buttons to use.

    3) Backgrounds under 1mb or 500kb should be aloud to be used.

    4) friends box should have an option to let u just click accross and go through all your friends one by one instead of having to click see all and wait for the new page to load all the friends.

    Thats all the feedback from me

    ______________________________________________

    Hey check out my youtube page aswell i think u guys will love it :)

    www.youtube.com/boen747

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  67. YES!!!!!
    The backgrounds are finally fixed.

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  68. Backgrounds are NOT fixed. I'm still having the exact same problem: I'll upload a background, and it'll work fine at first. I'll save it, and it still appears to work fine. The moment I close the theme settings or reload my page, the background vanishes.

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  69. It's great but, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let us put links in the channel description again. Otherwise I love the new channel.

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  70. Ok, so now that the background's working I actually spent about an hour tweaking the colors and stuff until I got the perfect look.
    Check it out; it's quite attractive, I'd say!

    MY CHANNELI pretty much love this new beta! Rock on, YouTube team!

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  71. Can you please comeback my channel to oldstyle i cant!!! http://youtube.com/marebg

    Can you please comeback my channel to oldstyle i cant!!! http://youtube.com/marebg

    thank you

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  72. My account looks tight better than the other fags (Devil1045) ha! do something! people!

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  73. Hey, wat up, yo,

    I've had my friend's video featured on my channel for enough days now. I can't find out how to change it. So uh, how do I change it?
    youtube.com/xolin11

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  74. Hi,

    I added an annotsyion on one video but suddenly it appears on ALL my videos!! Please fix that.

    Thanks,

    Tasneem

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  75. I'm loving the BETA channel design now that everything is coming together (although I'm still missing my honours). Here are my two channels:

    http://youtube.com/smailsnail
    http://youtube.com/WiiloveitTV

    The only suggestions I can really make now are the following little things:
    The ability to change the size of the comments and recent activity boxes
    A video length to be displayed alongside their name whilst scrolling
    Be able to watch a featured video in full screen and show videos that aren't normally supposed to be embedded on other sites than YouTube
    The ability to hide certain videos from showing up in the "uploads" section (for people creating YouTube annotation games and whatnot)
    The ability to scroll through the whole description box of the featured video

    And here are a few, less probable ideas that might make the new experience a bit better:
    New modules showing only honours, other websites a user is on (ie, links to twitter and blogger)
    The ability to see when the user is online and what they're watching now
    The ability to scroll through all friends and subscribers in the same window, and possibly see when they are online with a little "online now" icon in the corner of their picture?

    I hope you like!

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  76. can u please do that to my channel http://youtube.com/lightningdash11

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  77. can u please do that to my channel http://youtube.com/lightningdash11

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  78. One more thing I forgot to mention before: how about a way to subscribe to favourites and separate playlists like the old channels offered?

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  79. plaese design my channel i need help plaese visitb my channel and help me

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  80. Hey! I like that you're adding channels who's designs that you like. Check out mine :) I just finished re-doing it with the new format.

    http://www.youtube.com/digupmyheart

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  81. I've got a really cool looking Beta channel! If it doesn't look right it's because a use Google Chrome. http://www.youtube.com/user/triplexero

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  82. Hallo can you make a transparency feature for viewing backgrounds the box covers all you cannot see the background maybe not 60% but at least a clear background selection on the edit box thank you!

    and maybe make a video log box as well?

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  83. hi

    Just wondering how I change the featured video, can't seem to do this, even after reverting to old style.

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  84. I like beta. but my BG isnt fixed. i cant see it >< other than that, i like it alot.

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  85. Why does some random playlist show up on my channel? (http://www.youtube.com/kylewebs) It's called "~!ty-ty!~" and I never even made that playlist. I only made one and it has none of those videos in it. Could you guys fix this?

    This blog is the only way to contact YouTube so plz help!

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  86. I am so glad u fixed the background issue!!!!!!!!!

    I think my page is pretty awesome..(hahaha wow i am conceited)

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  87. This one is very good I think :)
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Ralleh1

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  88. i like the mnathanielc's Channel layout alot. how can i get the beta on my page

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  89. can ya make the changes to my page??
    www.youtube.com/bam1987tv

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  90. lmao I love the colors and the blends in the new channels! its amazing and i love how this is a secret-op hehehe

    Anyways please check out my "Aquatic-colored" channel, lol
    www.youtube.com/ItsUmed

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  91. Check out the cool channels

    users :

    cannibalcookbook
    aladdinslamp7
    acidityfalls

    hey ,can you make a videolog box to feature one video LARGE from like 3 playlists and transparency feature for the B/g

    also, did you ever consider like live video, the ability to move the entire boxes, many line the walls, then leave he very center blank, showcase the vid in the middle?
    just a thought.

    OH!!!! you NEED a REPORT background button, there us no way to report image violation and someone went ***** happy and made their b/g extra-x rated.

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  92. its actually pretty good, quite like the rounded cornered boxes :P

    now i wish there was a sort videos by... option under that box though.

    nice touch on the nice background option.

    www.youtube.com/crevlthe

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  93. A lot better, Check These Out:

    http://www.youtube.com/oscormama1

    ~and~

    http://www.youtube.com/tomcycle14

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  94. I want one! please can u make me one my account name is Hiroko855 in Youtube

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  95. The Channel description is not gone, if you had entered any for the old design, but you are now unable to make changes to it.

    Also, the channel description was the only place on the channel homepage where you were able to post additional links (plain) to relevant pages. Those URLs are now no links anymore in the new design. I use it to reference to other YouTube channels or to a file share, where people can download my videos in AVI or WMV format, because YouTube still does not offer this optional feature to download the video in original format (although I know that you keep those. You can see this remark as another suggestion hehe).

    It was nice to have something like that, but more important is to make up your mind, if you want to include the feature in the new design or not. If you do, provide the option to update it, if you don't, remove it from the channel homepage.

    Where is the search box to only search the videos of the user? I have a channel with over 300 videos. I often refer to this search option, if somebody asks for a specific video and I also use it myself (in addition to the search in my account) to find my own stuff. You have rather way too few options to search for stuff (something you wouldn't expect from a search company), so removing any search option that you have is a bad idea to begin with.

    I know that you are working for the front end team, but I have some comments for the backend as well.

    One thing that I just encountered today again, is the missing feature in the "edit video" detail page to see the play lists where the video is attached to and the option to remove it from any of them or to add it to different ones.

    I also happened to blog about some of the annoyances that I notice time and again as somebody who uses your site pretty much daily.

    I won't repeat everything here. I hope that your blog does not swallow links like the video comments on YouTube itself :)

    http://www.roysac.com/blog/2009/04/some-google-tools-services-and-other.htmlCheers!

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  96. Just ignore those who hate the new layouts!!!
    They just can't accept change and new things!!!

    The new layout is great!!
    You should look at mine!
    My YouTube user name is FluffnRipples

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  97. Setting the "Do not display age" has no effect. You should really change the priority of this defect (probably a P3 now) to P2, as this is a privacy issue. Also, why aren't you guys using a bug tracking system externally for the beta testers, something simple, like JIRA, instead of this cumbersome commenting system? Do you guys take this stuff seriously ?

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  98. Umm... WHAT THE HELL IS THAT CRAP?

    No, really new beta thing is so bad that not even a swear word could explain the crapiness.

    Yes, i hate it, why change things that are good?

    I like the old layout. In the beta layout i'm limited to tiny video thumbnails with even tinier text even when i'm in fullpage mode, not sidebar mode. You don't listen to REAL YouTubers, aren't you? Keone is right!

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  99. I love the way the featured channels can put their names into the background. how does one get the extra space needed to do this? Is it available to everyone?

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  100. This new beta thing is great, it's the first time i have ever been able to change my channel! But one problem still remains, I still can't get my background to upload! It's the right size and everything so i don't know why it wouldnt work...
    More options would be cool too. There used to be an opacity option in the old version (which i never got to use!!) It would be great if that was in this new beta version aswell :)

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  103. Please fix the picture uploader tools. I cant upload background pics or a profile pic at all, it never works.

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  104. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I also can't upload a background pic, this is the message that got squeezed into the space that should have shown my background image:

    This webpage is not available.

    The webpage at http://sjc-v121.sjc.youtube.com/my_profile_theme_post might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

    More information on this error
    Below is the original error message

    Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error.

    My channel is www.youtube.com/srizziler

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  105. i want to know how to put my channel like yin 324 and yang 324 help my plese Brian

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  106. I'd quite like to see the oppertunity to change the player size (4:3 or 16:9) because it get's annoying seeing the bars. Also partners using the new layout don't have that option which I would imagine gets quite annoying.
    Also, transparency settings would be nice because we've lost them.
    Also maybe something like the iGoogle themes - a list of different designs that you can use on your channel. That way, it would liven up the pages a bit and make them more attractive.
    I'd also like to be able to put my Twitter and DailyBooth feeds on the channel too. Everyone seems to have them now-a-days and it'd be nice to see what their activity on their channels, rather than having to go over to the seperate site.

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  107. I've heard there were some issues with the new channels before. But it looks fixed and I'm using the new channel now. Awesome job, I like it unlike most people. new fresh, organized.

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  108. Can you tell me how to to add a header like the one at http://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers? That is, the vlogbrothers' logo with the links—nerdfighters.com, john's blog, etc.

    I know html but cannot find how to add a header like this to my youtube channel.

    Also, on the bottom left of the vlogbrothers channel are graphics with links to Hank Green, Paper Towns and Nerd Fighters. How do I add those?

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  109. Hi. How do i remove my subscribers box?

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  110. Having problems playing videos on my channel from the playlist. They will not load. This is my channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/stoked289 I really like the design, but this bug needs to be fixed. Because right now I can't do anything on the channel as far as videos are concearned.

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  111. How do you get a banner at the top of your channel like IceFloStudios, the WhiteHouse channel and invodo's Channel?

    Is that only for YouTube Partners? If so, how could the Whitehouse be a partner? I'm sure they do not want ad on their channel.

    Thanks,

    WLO

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  112. i can`t convert back to my old style lay-out !! please help me if possible. I like the new lay-out but it still has to many bugs to fuction properly (witch is understandable in this stage of development)please can you convert my lay-out back to it`s former style ??? many thanks: 5nakeye http://www.youtube.com/user/5nakeye

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  113. I really like the new profiles, one question which I'm sure you've answered a hundred times. Will you be able to have transparent modules to see your background easier? And I've noticed some channels have a kind of bar across the top of the page with some info and a name? I was wondering if everyone could make one or just certain YouTubers (like do you have to have a big time channel and have ads and things like that haha). Thanks for giving us the opportunity to work out the kinks.

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  114. WE WANT CHANNEL CHOICES

    Copy and Paste if you want Choices!!!

    WE WANT CHOICES

    If you commenting add it under your Comment

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  115. hello, i like it. But need more colors for the themes and no only solid colors.

    my channel is: http://www.youtube.com/user/josedanielmp2007

    regards.

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  116. I like new view of channels, it is quite original and nice.
    But I have noticed one defect: in russian language the wrapper text (right under the video on the channel) is shown not well enough, some part of the text is hidden. I hope you will fix it soon.
    Also, I hope you will do something with this annoying deleting comments system, so we can delete OUR comments to OTHER videos, not just hide it.
    Thanks in advance

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  117. 1. i cant go back to my old channel
    2. why would i want to see my subscribe button? -_-

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  118. The new channels are great. but. You should leave it as a decision. I hate the new channels. They make my icon smaller. and If I can't suscribe to myself why would i want to see the suscribe button? Its harder to edit! Its boring. its drag. PLEASEEE Leave it as a decision. Or else Im deleting my youtube.

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  119. I HATE THE NEW CHANNELS! LEAVE IT AS A DECISION! LIKE OMG. YOUTUBE IS MY FAV SITE! IT WON'T BE IF WE HAVE TO HAVE THE STUPID NEW CHANNELS. I'D RATHER DO DRUGS OR DELETE MY ACCOUNT!

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  120. ugh. beta channels suck. they block your background so you can't see it, which seems to infringe my rights of expression. and what's worse, you'll be forcing us to have plain, boring solid color backgrounds. PLAIN BACKGROUNDS?! WTF?!
    and it's a weird, unfamiliar interface. instead of making it easier to do stuff, it seems, it's actually making things harder to work with and it alienates us with that strange, weird, unusable interface!
    Listen, YouTube, if you're gonna keep your page in play for longer than 3-5 years after this, you'd better start getting up off your lazy asses and start listening to the community's complaints! Why don't you just go restore things to how they were around 3 years ago! And fix that "false flagging" problem you have out there. Like, make it so people can't just randomly flag a video for no reason. And what's with the stringent copyright issues? You just go around flagging vids even if they have ONLY 5 seconds of music or certain images! Seriously, YouTube, stop. Just stop. Stop being so afraid that you'll be sued for people putting short clips of music or using images that they didn't even claim copyright over! ugh! So YouTube, stop being such babies and bitches and fix all the problems you ALREADY have and stop worrying about aesthetics! Not everyone cares about a fancy, shiny, bubbly new look! we just want something that works and just works.
    Ok, I've ranted on for long enough...

    matakshaman13 out!

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  121. You still totally ignore the will of the People. We want "Choice" not "Change" against our will. Some of us will lose the beautiful pages we been working in exchange for something plain and very limited. The new templates at first look interesting. But they suffocate creativity and indivisuality.

    The Old templates can continually evolve allowing us countless opprotunities for unlimited Creativity. There is no true freedom of expression with the old Templates. There would truly be no "You Tube". But boring uninspiring conformity.

    Danny

    Simplydannygirl/You Tube.....

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  122. My old YouTube groups won't let me go to the second, third, fourth, fifth, etc pages. It just directs me back to the first page. Also, my old YouTube groups don't show up on my channel.
    Can you give us the option to edit our group description in the beta YouTube groups?
    And can you let our playlists be shown on our profile?

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  123. Ok, What Do We Want You Say? You have THOUSANDS that Answered: WE WANT THE CURRENT FORMAT! Why?

    We understand you employ people that need to earn their money. I was told 'What you call changing it we call our Jobs' OK, we understand you want to be High Tech and CHANGE to the "New" whatever.whatever version.
    But the whole reason YouTube was a hit was IGNORED in that change.
    YouTube "Broadcast YOURSELF" allowed people to EXPRESS themselves, CREATE A FEELING to their Page unique to themselves. Show the world their Personality or Interest. THAT, that "YOURSELF" part was MySpace and Daily Motion all in one! UNIQUE YouTube that is what all of us out here found so attractive!
    Backgrounds of Transparency, Scenery, Art, Hobbies, Interest. Who other than a Business or Pop Artist, NBC etc or people with Aspergers that enjoy things as emotionless as possible wants Cold Square and Rectangle BOXES packed in and bunched up on a page? Publish YOURSELF? HOW? What were you thinking?
    You stripped Millions of their personal expression, you pulled the rug from under them and closed in the Cold Boxed Walls.
    Any wonder people feel betrayed and used? You stripped them of All that You claimed to be!
    Now they think you just want to jam pack videos on a page to make money. That leads to rebellion! Strip someone (instead of their Design it is YOUR Generic COLD BOXES), Use someone and then say 'Sorry, this is the way WE design it' and you have a big big problem!

    You gave the people something, they made you famous now you take it from them? Your not biting the hand that fed you, it's more like sticking people in the heart. Listen to the people! When people are THAT Angry they have either been hurt or they fear. You guys did both. People put their personality in their DESIGN on their pages it became PART OF THEM.
    They wanted to visit this little place of their own and venture out from their comfortable channels and explore the world through your videos. Like sitting in your favorite chain watching TV with your remote in hand. Safe and Comfortable, feeling secure people can expand out and explore the world. Do you not know people feel 'at home' on their channels? They deigned it to feel that way. THAT Comfort Zone keeps them there relaxed viewing more & more videos.
    I spent an hour on Daily Motion, it was like going over your great Aunts that is so set in her ways you don't know where to sit! I came back to YouTube and said Ahhh! theres no place like home!
    People fear you are taking away their big comfy chairs they worked to get just right and will go ahead and change it anyway; knowing Millions are happy with YouTube format now and that hits below the belt.

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  124. When people Twitter and Facebook are getting in on a revolt against YouTube and now Google You KNOW IT MUST BE BAD!!!!

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  125. No optional old channels? OK, then no more ads for me either... Buh-Bye ad revenue, hello Adblocker!

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  126. I hate the new beta channels in general. I love the way my channel is now. PLEASE, MAKE THE CHANGE OPTIONAL. I beg of you!!!!
    Dont change what isn't broken

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  127. This new channel layout seems interesting but its not really for me. I want to have the old channel layout but it doesnt let me go back. When i click the "Revert back to old channel" it doesnt take me back to the old one, and im getting a little frustrated. What do i do?

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  128. NOOOOO NEW CHANNELS SUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  129. why do you guys want to force us to use the beta design? i dont have a problem with you having it, but i have a SERIOUS problem with you forcing us to use beta! i just don't think it's right.

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  130. Yeah, why can't we keep our old channels? No huge biggy but it is disturbing we can't choose. Does it save you money or what?

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  131. DONT FORCE US TO CHANGE TO THE NEW CHANNEL DESIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT SUCKS! you cant have your own background cuz you cant see it at all. its to cluttered. it fails. HAVE IT AS AN OPTION DONT FORCE EVERYONE INTO IT!!!

    YOUTUBE CHANNEL DESIGNERS YOU FAILED NOW GET OFF MY INTERNET AND GO SIT IN THE CORNER!!!!!! >.<

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  132. i do not like the new design one bit, people can't view my videos thanks to your new design, fix this now! and please make it possible to revert back!

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  133. The new channels fail, I want my old one but it wont let mechange back!!!

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  134. Is the reason that I cant change back is because I made this account yestarday as a backup? If so, thats stupid! >:O

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  135. Yeah, I'm just wondering... why are you forcing every youtube account for the beta channel? First of all, It's gay, second, it's confusing, and third, no one wants it. So if I were you, I would let the people on youtube choose if they want the bata channel or keep it the same. I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE!!!

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  136. Hey i am new to YT and its starting to tick me off. I would like the old chanel not the new one. But the new chanel does not give me the choice. No offence but thats just making up somebody's mind for them ! And i'm not to Happy. I have heard great things about YT but i am not impressed ! I would like the old chanel back. If you could somehow help here that would be great !

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  137. WE WANT CHANNEL CHOICES

    Copy and Paste if you want Choices!!!

    WE WANT CHOICES

    If you commenting add it under your Comment

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  138. I don't understand why i can't change back to the old channel design, i switched just to look at what it's like, but now i can't change back

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  139. WE WANT CHANNEL CHOICES

    Copy and Paste if you want Choices!!!

    WE WANT CHOICES

    If you commenting add it under your Comment

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  140. We really don't like the new channel beta 2.0 thing. How can we revert to the old channel looking background??

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  141. They're all made out of ticky-tacky and they all look just the same. Especially annoying is the arrow shape at the top that points right. How utterly boring on channel after channel after channel. I was just on a channel (old verson) that is exquisite and will be totally ruined by the upgrade - no way to duplicate the effect the new opaque boxy boxy boxy boxes. YOU MIGHT BE ON TO SOMETHING IF YOU ALLOWED INDIVIDUAL BACKGROUND IMAGES IN EACH OF THE BOXY BOXY BOXES.

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  142. FUCK YOU. My account name is Runeravenger1, and I'm an average youtuber. A few friends, a few subscriebers, not that big, 5 comments a day on my vids, 1-2 comments on my channel.

    I HATE THE NEW DESIGN, IT SUCKS! I HATE THE LAYOUT! LISTEN TO YOUTUBERS! YOUR &!@#ING DICTATORSHIP OVER YOUTUBE MUST END! YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE! YOU DON'T GIVE A %$## ABOUT ANYTHING! YOUR INCONSIDERATE MOTHER ^#$%ING BASTARDS

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  143. I don't like the new design. It not only takes longer to load than the current design, but it causes FireFox to crash periodically. If you're going to make these new channels, at least make them OPTIONAL. =/

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  144. it is a shame that a site that talks about being democratic with technology, now is using old companys trick to be rude with their public. I can not belive youtube DOES NOT HAVE AND ADRRESS TO ASK QUESTIONS. You are becoming a rude and cold money-thinking company, shame on you. I can not belive I spent 2 hours tring to figure where to send an e-mail to ask for help, screw you all. I want a reply, you stink to me now, same as microsoft, at least the have technical support. Mi e mail is comovatodo2003@yahoo.com.ar, you better write a response there or you can all go to hell. Adrian.

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  145. 23 FUCKING HOURS AND MY FUCKING VIDEO HAS NOT MOVED!! WHAT THE FUCK ITHE THE MATTER WITH YOU PEOPLE!!!!

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  146. YOU KNOW YOU PEOPLE DRIVE ARE WHY HACKERS ATTACK!!!

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  147. How do you delete the Wrapper?
    I can't get a background.. >.>

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  148. I’m a big fan of youtube, what it represents to the future of media, and how much respect the TV, film, and news media give it.

    Here are some early notes on your new homepage design for what they are worth. Keep up the creative work!

    1) Transparency!!!

    2) The ability to arrange the default order of the videos shown beyond date, views, and ratings

    3) A background song or sound effect loop that can be played optionally as wallpaper

    4) Click on the channel icon and it plays an introduction video in the icon box

    5) More animation options and interactive options

    -- ra

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  149. Playlists shown wrong

    Some are shown next to eachother instead of right below eachother

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  150. I completely agree with keone. What is the point of changing it to a format that so many people are complaining about when it was perfectly fine in the first place?? I really don't want to be forced to change my channel to the annoying new layout. Please leave it as an option!

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  151. DarkWorenx is right. The new designs are really annoying (and pretty ugly, too). I really hate the new layout, and you shouldn't force people to change it. PLEASE KEEP IT OPTIONAL!

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  152. FOOL, SO MUCH PEOPLE WILL LEAVE YOUTUBE IF YOU CHANGE


    YOU CANT EVEN SEE PEOPLES BACKGROUNDS ON THE NEW CHANNELS. MAKE IT OPTIONAL OR DONT HAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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