Thursday, April 16, 2009

In ur tubes, fixin ur bugs

Hi everybody!

I'm Nick, your friendly engineer. I heard there were some bugs with the new channels. Michael and I pulled out some bug spray this morning and got the ones that were right in front of us. Sadly, we haven't quite killed them all yet.

Well, for now, we slipped the commas (or language-relevant separators) into the view counts on the videos. Sorry we forgot that the first time round! Also, IE users should be a touch happier now. We tried to clean up some visual issues there.

As I said, there are still a bunch of bugs to squash, so be patient with us. This whole public beta thing is a bit new for us, and so far I'm happy with how it's turning out. We're going to take your opinions into account as we tinker with this, and it'll turn out better with your help. A few of y'all might have noticed the super seekrit opt-in URL wasn't working for a couple minutes. Well, it's working now! If only you know the seekrit. :-P

Anyway, they're letting us engineers out of our cages to post here on the blog, so expect more from me and Michael (the other engineer) in the future.

Rock on,
-Nick

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Update: the whole "can't revert" thing was unintentional, I promise. SuperLuigi and Muddytrails, I reverted your channels by hand. It looks like a logic error in the code on my part; people who somehow hit the migrate function twice (maybe browser error?) lose the ability to unmigrate. I'll fix the logic for the future, and attempt to find all the other broken accounts.

558 comments:

  1. One big problem: When I watch a video that has annotations, and then watch another video, the old video's annotations show up in the current video I'm watching. Seriously weird and annoying, and can ruin the experience for many. Help?

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  2. Experienced the same issue as above with the annotations, I will add that this only occurred when I watched a video from inside my channel page.

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  3. I'm liking the new account keep up the good work also beta tests should be used more in the future

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  4. I really like to new profiles, I didnt think id like anything besides the current one, but I was wrong!
    I just wish I could move the sections around, and stuff.

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  5. where the Send Message featUrE?

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  6. I agree the annotations problem is a pain.
    Another thing that I would VERY much like is to have when you click on 'Uploads' or 'Favourites' or 'Playlists', and the list of all of them comes up, I wish in the header it would have the amount of Favourites, Videos or Playlists in brackets like it used to. Not a major change to be honest, but it is major to me...

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  7. How do you change the featured video on the new page? The one that displayed is two videos old. My original was set to let me enter the code and now selecting "Account / Edit Channel" takes me to the page itself. Thanks!

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  8. i cant switch back to my old channel, when i click the revert button it just takes me back to the pop up that has the button to change to beta and the whoa get me outta here button
    is this the system acting up?


    anyone got a answer for me

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  9. with our profiles, it would be good if we could still have a 'background image' rather than having the plain colours and pre set themes

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  10. Hi!Can youtube enable javacript?

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  11. Hey, well I just want to say that now that most accounts will have this feature, Its going to be using up all of my CPU. Even though I know that my computer is old (5 Years old, Exactly today :P), I just want this to use less resources on my PC.

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  12. Hey Nick,

    You and your team are doing a great job so far. Is there any way that I can have a subscribe button so that when I press it, it drops down a list, or something, that displays all my channels so that people can subscribe to all or some of my other channels too?


    -Chris
    http://youtube.com/user/techfuse

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  13. By the way, when I link inside my channel description - it breaks the links and nobody can click them, can you please fix this or at least allow links to popular websites such as youtube, twitter, myspace etc?

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  14. u should add somthing like wat partners hav... were u can show othe chanels and a little picture.... also, fix the rounded corners... they disapeard

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  15. It won't display my background image, although it's smaller than 256K. And that also means, that it want repeat it.

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  17. Here is my concept: http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/4075/consepte.jpg

    IF YOU LIKE MY IDEA OF MULTIPLE CHANNELS ON THE RIGHT OF YOUR VIDEO, COMMENT "DO CHRISTHEFERALS IDEA"


    -Chris

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  18. I dont like the fact that when viewing all uploaded videos, it shows all of them in one massive list. This makes it very difficult to locate videos when viewing them in upload order, not by title. Also with videos of similar titles it makes it easier to mix them up, as there is no clear way of telling wether you're at video 100, or 1000. The pages were good, as with 20 videos per page you could easily get to where you wanted if you knew roughly the number of first video on page.
    Also, the 'add to quicklist' option does not seem to be available, i dont know wether this has just not been implemented yet, but i think it should be. These have been my main issues with youtube beta at the moment. Other than those points, all seems to be fine.

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  19. Also, one cannot seem to scroll though the videos with the use of a scroll wheel, it will always automatically scroll the whole page instead. I would like it if, once the scroll bar has been used, the scroll wheel will be effective in that area. thankyou

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  20. ((thats when viewed in grid version by the way))

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  21. ooh ooh, feature ive just noticed; i do like being able to go directly to previous and next videos!

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  22. huuuge problem. When i click the revert button, it says confirm, reloads the page and then stays the same. YOU ARE MAKING ME ANGRY!!!

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  23. Chris, i like the concept but can you make a copy that is not a sketch, i want to see exactly what it will look like =)

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  24. Honestly, I dislike this new layout.
    Could you stop changing youtube? It's good the way it is. And I'm pretty sure that the millions of others on here would agree with me.

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  25. I think im in love with the new design. Check mine out www.youtube.com/bodylikemind GREEN = WIN! <3

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  26. Also, a thing ive noticed is that descriptions do not fit in the allocated space under the videos, maybe a show more button could be put to use here?

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  27. I clicked on 'View comments, related videos and more' and it just took me to the featured video, rather than the one i was watching.

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  28. Can you bring back the transparency option on the video boxes?

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  29. The Edit buttons don't work for me, I've tried both Firefox and IE.

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  30. Very good so far! It's still needs some work though :)

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  31. Personally, I think it looks like shit. The old layout is 100x better.

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  32. good_intentions has a point with the descriptions issue. I noticed the exact same problem with the featured video on my channel. The description for it is extremely wordy, and hence the bottom bit of it is clipped. You guys either need to expand the amount of space provided for video descriptions, add a scrollbar or make the text scroll up and down.

    On the overall, however, I think the new design is quite a nice change.

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  33. @The Candy Kid I'll see if I can alter on, I think I'll do a design on exactly how I want the profiles to look like instead of working off of theirs, might be easier :P

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  34. Dear YouTube,

    Hello YouTubers, I have expirienced a huge problem thats ruining my birthday and making me sooo frustrated, when I click on the revert back to my old channel button, it doesn't let me revert. I says welcome to Beta Channels 2.0! But all of my friends are allowed to change back, EVEN MY BACKUP ACCOUNT CANT CHANGE BACK. How come SuperLuigi248 can't? PLEASE RESPOND, I would be soo happy!

    From, Luigi

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  35. dear superluigi,

    that exact same thing happened to me. I still cant revert and i hate the new backgrounds!!! I AM SO ANGRY!!! IF ANYONE CAN HELP US, I WILL SUB THEM 10 TIMES!!!!!!

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  36. Wrapper colour for profile would be good if you could get transparent colours if you know hwat i mean, so that you can still see the background image.

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  37. Stop ruining YouTube. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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  38. Suggestions that I would like fixed/added:

    1. The "Send Message" button.
    2. Customize the "Subscribe" button color or make it default yellow.
    3. Move the modules around.
    4. Make the whole description visible or "See More".
    5. Leave a comment/rating directly from the channel.

    With these fixes I think many will be pleased.

    Keep it up!
    Slyth66
    http://www.youtube.com/Slyth66

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  39. Hi, I switched to the beta last night and decided to revert, but everytime I try to downgrade the only thing that happens is my profile switches to a different theme. Is this a known bug and if so, do you know how I can change back?

    -Josh
    (MuddyTrails)

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  40. In addition to slyth66;

    6. Allow the url to change.

    You cant link videos to other people if the url just takes you to the channel.

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  41. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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  42. The top banner with the logo, links, search, etc. should adjust to whichever settings the owner of the channel chooses.

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  43. Thanks for the update, Nick. Glad to see the bugs are being fixed. Keep it up! :)

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  44. I wasnt able to update the video embedded into my channel in the beta. Hopefully you add that to the channel editor soon. It is a pretty big part of promoting your videos or videos of your friends/inspirations.

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  46. sxephil doesn't have the beta channel design anymore, there is now space for TechFuse in the "our favourite new channels" list :D :P

    Maybe?

    Gah.. I tried..

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  47. I noticed while watching videos on someone profile in the new set up that while it will show you the average rating for the video, it won't let you click on the stars and rate it yourself. I don't knbow if that is intentional or if that is just me, but it would be nice if you could I think.

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  48. A MAJOR PROBLEM IN MY OPINION.

    Is commenting on Video's... I really think people are going to get lazy and stop commenting on users video's. My reasoning is because you can choose video's from the main page, and it just switching the featured video on your page to the one you want to watch, So people won't make comments because they won't be bothered finding the small link under the video featured to go to the actually page were the video is. Do you follow?

    Basically changing video's on the main page and watching them without having to go to a different page is great, but their should really be a comment box on the main page under each video you choose to watch on the main page. So that people can view and put a comment without having to find a link to the channel (which is a small link... For some reason the video title isn't a link to the actually page the video is stationed at)

    Hopefully you get me haha
    Cheers McEvoy2006 (a youtube member)

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  49. I can't change back either. What's going on? FIX MY CHANNEL!!!

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  50. I like the new profiles, but c'mon, we gotta fix these bugs already! Now my recent activity is unscrollable. Also, are you going to add more modules?

    youtube/jtgolant

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  51. Thank you very much for reverting my channel! I'm probably going to switch back as soon as I can make my modules transparent.

    Good luck with the beta,
    Josh
    (MuddyTrails)

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  52. I was also thinking that maybe you could create an SDK and there can be third party modules on profiles. Is that possible? Thanks!

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  53. The view count keeps freezing up around 300. Are you going to do anything about this because I had to dlete 3 of my videos for this and 3 of my videos just unfroze. One was frozen for over 2 weeks. My insight says I got a lot of views but the view count didn't give me them.

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  54. There seems to not be a way to directly access the comments on the video you are watching. I liked on the view comments tab and it brought me to the latest video instead of the video I was actually watching.

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  55. Could we maybe get the Most Viewed/Most Comment functionality back on the new profiles? If you look at my channel youtube.com/fallofautumndistro I implemented them in my banner and they're not working. Thanks.

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  56. the colours and themes does something weird when i try to open the drop down box to edit my channel, a portion of the advanced options for backgrounds is blocked by the background colour itself, so i can't edit my colours. oh and please add some transparency too? it'll be better to show of our own backgrounds a little more, the solid colours look a little clumsy at the moment.

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  57. Im Liking it so far but just a few things are buggin me...

    Theres no transparency setting (that i can find) in the edit menus.

    When in "player veiw" the search box is automaticly set to "sear channel" :( head recking stuff.


    Also, I need something clarified real quick, will we be able to use the featured video section of our page to watch a video and the side menu on the right to search another without acctually leaving the page? If so, its a brilliant idea. Just remember to add a popdown comment box at the bottom or somthing.

    Is this feature already in the beta or what, becuase i can't seem to figure out how to work it :(

    Altezza07 (youtube account)

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  59. Hey again man, Another problem for me, When in player veiw the videos lag pretty bad, i can't seem to point out whats causing it, even when the video is fully buffered. The sound always stays on track but it never goes out of sync with the video, just a lot of lagging!! I hope this is fixed becuase its really frustrating. plus the anotations mess up in player veiw sometimes. thought ya'll should know.

    Altezza07

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  60. i don't like it, i liked the first layout

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  61. One thing I've noticed is in the new edit profile menu, it seems counter intuitive to have the Checked boxes be the items that are NOT visible and the unchecked items be the visible ones.

    Seems like it should be the other way around, anything you want to show is checked, anything you want to hid lacks the check mark.

    There is definite issues with annotations, sometimes they don't show, sometimes they show the previous videos annotations, etc. As a heavy user of the annotation system I'd like to see this rectified soon.

    The "Featured Content Set" option do not work at all, it always reverts to "All My Stuff" which for my alternate channel is bad because I really only want people to see ONE playlist, everything else on the channel I use for internal testing and would rather not feature on the channel page, but also don't want to private because I need limited subscriber feedback on occasion.

    I echo others when I say that the ability to rate/comment from the channel page should be a priority in this stage of design, before all the transparency and bells and whistles we need basic user interactions reestablished with our videos before anyone can begin to stop griping.

    That being said I'd still like to see the modules be mobile, the videos be able to pop out (the title being hard-linked is a great solution to this) I'd like to see ratings on the videos in the side scroll bar, or maybe an option to choose whether ratings or view counts show there.

    I still think the subscribe button should go back to yellow, or at the very least give us the option to change the color scheme as many others have already said.

    As far as end user experience I do think the videos should load into pages for those people like Nalts and others that have 600+ videos waiting for them to load, even on a faster connection takes a long while. For collab channels that link the members of the collab in the info box, all those links seem to be disabled, which limits traffic to individual YouTubers that we may be interested in.

    All in all I think this design is a great step forward, and will be very cool when all these kinks get worked out, great job guys, keep up the good work...... or else *bwahahahahahaha*

    youtube.com/TheMeFund
    youtube.com/BobbyJonesInc

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  62. I like the new look, but there are some things I think need to change before this beta gets complete!

    1. I don't like how the videos only seem to play INSIDE the channel. I don't like that one bit. I think that clicking the link to videos needs to send you to the video page with all the comments. I think it would badly hurt YouTube if this does not change.

    2. I don't like how the videos get displayed in one long list. I think there needs to be a separation mark. Like maybe separate videos with a line by month. Maybe give us an option of doing it by month, day, or year. That would improve the organization of the look.

    3. I think the subscribe button is WAY too small! Please make it bigger! I do not think it is noticeable enough to the average user! And make it yellow again. Yellow was awesome. And make it show up for people who aren't logged in/don't have accounts. It will give some people an incentive to join if they see the subscribe button on a channel they like.

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  63. How do I change the home page video in Beta Mode. There is no option yet like there was.

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  64. You guys suck! I'm SURE you've realized that sxephil isn't using beta anymore, but you keep him there because of his rep. I'm bitching because my channel isn't on the list.

    youtube/jtgolant

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  65. I don't like how all the uploads and favourites are on a scroll down menu and how when you click on a video it just shows up on the same page.

    It makes it more confusing if you want to comment.

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  66. Wheres the Search area???? That was my favorite part!!!!!

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  67. Hey Nick!
    I love the new beta-channels, but there are a 10 things that I miss, or would liked to see improved:
    1 "the connect to user" box. Users with the 2.0 channel interface can not be invited as friends, or being sent PM's with a link from the page. Also, blocking users has become more difficult.
    2 user/techfuse or ChrisTheFeral's idea is pretty good. Multiple accounts can be managed more easily that way.
    3 on the front page of my channel, under the all, uploads, playlists, and favorites tab, I miss how many videos I've uploaded. It was handy to see that large 7, but now I can't see it any more. This should also be for my favorites under all, where I miss that big 426. To ways of fixing this problem: under the All tab: say Uploads (7) Favorites (426) Playlist 1 (3) Playlist 2 (2) playlist 3 (200).
    or All-Uploads (7)-favorites (426)-playlists (4).
    4 I really miss the ratings! If you have a good video on your channel, the stars will get your attention! also, i miss the number of comments on my videos in the channel.
    5 We should be able to give our subscribe button a custom colour or texture, independent from the theme. This would give it a even more "custom channel" look. Also, it should be a bit bigger.
    6 There should be an option to close the edit bars, and re-open them. A small button would be enough.
    7 when your watching a video under the all-tab, and if you have a long description,it does only show a very small part of the discription.
    8 also, under the all tab, the "favorite" and "flag" options are pretty useless. Most of the times, when you are watching from your favorites, you won't favorite it again. Also, when you're watching your own videos, you're most likely not going to favorite them. And the flag option is useless because: you are not going to flag your own video or a video you like. But there should be an option to rate and leave a comment directly from the channel.
    9 there should be a transparacy option for all your boxes, so you can see the background better. But this should only be in effect on boxes, not on videos.
    10 last but not least, the boxes should be allowed to be moved arround in the edit tab.

    This was pretty much everything i wanted to say, I hope the updated channels will be awesome, I hope this idea will help and I'm really looking forward to it!

    -Simon
    youtube.com/user/Astyanaxastinia
    P.S. the blogger account is still my old username, dashalpha777, which i created a couple of years ago.

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  68. I dont hate the new channels, but I dont love them either. I think if the user icons were a bit bigger on Comments and the Title Bar, that might help, and instead of scrolling to see all the comments and recent activity, just make them longer. Or, there could be an option, like a check-box for "Scroll Bar". Also, I would really like it if the text and subscribe (make it yellow and more visible!) were bigger, and dont like how the videos are now organized on the Top Part of the page (next to the featured video) their icons should be bigger. I also think that Top Part of the page should have it's own separate color options than the "Wrapper color" (But I think the Title Bar should either have it's own options or keep the Wrapper Color). And where's the search field :D? Finally, it would be cool if the user could resize or move around the Modules, and take some limits away from the Channel Description (such as put back the clickable URLs, re-enable HTML, and put Influences/Similar to on,in my case, Director Profiles. Otherwise, why is it there to us :D? The last thing is
    to put back the "Videos | Favorites |etc." bar back on the new channels, and maybe give an option to custom-color it.

    Ok, sorry about all of that, just trying give my opinion! I do have several glitches to report, however. The font is a bit off, [beta] channels load much slower, and when I double-click on an already customized "Theme", the font resets to "Times New Roman". These channels go very slowly. There were several other bugs I saw, but I forgot!

    That's all for now!
    Oh, and please put back streams back in the channel, and put Bulletins back!

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  69. how do i get beta version?i didnt get it.

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  70. Hey can you update my channel into beta my name is AeroDX5

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  71. Hi I'm NileySeriesWatcher on Youtube and I'd like to know how to get the beta version. How can we get it?

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  72. Well, with the new in-channel player you can see the rating but you can't rate the vid yourself. That is frustrating. It would also be nice there could be a way to see comments without having to change pages. After all that's a big part of Youtube and if you get rid of that, this might as well be hulutube.

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  73. hiii can we get a subscribe button on this new beta channel thing plz :) thanks

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  74. the subscribe button is there even tho there are no videos for a particular user

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  75. Okay YouTube,

    I've now been using the new beta profile for about two days now, and I'm not as pleased as I used to be. A few more things I'd like to point out:

    1. The Comments Section, I am NOT happy with the need of scrolling down. The whole point of have such an amount of comments displayed is so you can see them all and I can't. You need to fix this.

    2. Featured Video, I should be able to choose whatever video I want to be featured and I cant, sort that out please.

    3. You have to have seperate module boxes for Playlists, Favourites and Uploads. I don't like those little microscopical things at the side; its terrible. FIX IT

    4. And once again, i mentioning this again, because I want them back on the beta version. The playlist video boxes. I want them playlist video boxes on my beta channel, but you didn't give me that option. Please fix that. If your not sure what on earth I'm talking about, have a look at BenLoca's channel page. You will notice under his "videos" section, he has two little video boxes, this is the playlist video box section, I want this on beta.

    5. As computernerd01 said, "The Subscribe button needs to be yellow" (or at least orange).

    6. The background image uploads need to be accepting bigger images as I said before.

    7. In the channel description box, it should be allowing people to click on url websites as links; as sometimes the website is never enough. A lot of YouTubers use Twitter, Facebook, MySpace etc, and I expect my subscribers to be able to link to these sites directly from my page. If it is a case of you informing a policy of no free advertising, so be it.

    8. And you already know about the contact module simply not being there. When prevents people from sending my personal messages, and friend requests. You need to sort it out YouTube.

    9. People need to move all the modules wherever the want them to be.

    That's all for now!

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  76. You can barley see the background when you upload an image for the background and you put it on repeat

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  77. We should be able to change the subscribe button to whatever color we want. Not the same color as one of our other colors is. We should choose the color for the subscribe button like red orange yellow blue pink

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  78. I don't like the comments where you have to scroll down. Why can't it be like the old channel and show all of the comments without scrolling!!!

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  79. I agree the background image upload should accept larger images. And it should also have it so you can either upload an image or have a background from an image link

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  80. I can't choose the number of rows displayed for my friends, i select 2 rows, and it says changes saved, and yet, it is still on one row.

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  81. The annotations in the first video that plays on my channel theshadowfan does not always include its annotations.

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  82. BUG REPORT: When you click on edit colors and stuff and then hit cancel in internet explorer some stuff on the channel changes and won't go back to like it was before you clicked cancel unless you refresh the page.

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  83. I can't save the number of rows for friends and subscribers also!

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  84. hey...this isn't a bug...but i don't like how the new layout doesn't let you select the most viewed and most discussed video of that user...i like doing that for new users i see...so that should be added in the functionality (not sure why you guys would want to take that away).

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  85. The new layout isn't that great tbh. I wouldn't pick it over the old layout, it looks cluttered and messy. All the videos for example are stuffed into a corner of the screen. I don't like that. Shouldn't videos be the centre of attention? The comments are what should be in the corner. Tbh, I'd rather see them improve the existing layout, introduce new themes and features etc. than change it to this.

    Instead it looks like features have been removed.

    =/

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  86. i have the annotation problem too!

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  87. Ok. This may seem like a big request to you guys at YouTube, but it would be amazing for the rest of us! Partners get a huge banner at the top of their page, which makes it look so much better. So why not at least let us upload a custom logo, to replace the display picture and channel name in the top bar. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! This would be great for the rest of us non-partners!

    Thank you!

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  88. Hey nick, not to be rude or anything, but i was one of the first people to write that my channel could not revert, and i wrote it several times. Now i have been waiting very INpatiently for the old design, PLEASE PLEASE revert my channel.

    youtube.com/homersours

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  89. Can you please make my channel into the Beta Version! I like the look of it.

    youtube.com/ShadowChaos322

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  90. An issue I found it that the initial (featured) video on my channel page doesn't display in HD or HQ when my channel page is first loaded, but if I click on it or any other video in the menu on the right, they display in HD/HQ. This should be fixed.

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  91. How come Partners can't edit the banners and text boxes?

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  92. Also, I don't like how our videos are called "uploads", like "ericleamen's Uploads". Please just call them videos.

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  93. One think i don't like is how the videos no longer open up in their video page if clicked on the channel. I would like to see that changed, so that the video played is just the featured video and the videos on the list links to the actual video page.

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  94. some one help me, i don't know how to activated it :(

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  95. My YouTube hasn't updated yet...i see the channel beta's but the tabs and home page haven't changed yet. is this normal?
    (i do live in canada, are the changes only in the US so far?)

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  96. Any way I can get in on the new channel design? www.youtube.com/StudioCOnline.

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  97. I'd like it when if your on the profile, and you click a video, The title should be a hyperlink to the video like it used to be on the featured video slot. Makes life easier :D

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  98. I've been helping a lot of people with setting up their channel with the new beta and the number one question I've been getting from people is: "How to change your featured video you your channel?"

    (even going back to the original channel design changing it then going back to the beta doesn't work)

    I made a video about the features, I kinda did a Beta channel tour and how to participate in the beta, my user name is MacManLtd

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  99. Hey. I think when the beta is done, we can still switch to the new layout, and old. And I really want a "Transparent," option! Please! Because then you can't really see the background!
    Here this is what I mean but shorter:
    1. When beta is done, add options to go to the old type of channel and new, available all times.
    2. Add a transparent option to pick the % of the transparency.
    Thanks!

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  100. It's alriiiight but honestly the backrounds r kinda a issue for me....I mean like if u dont have it the perfect size you cant see it or you only see half...I think you need to make it where you can do the transparency level thing (idk if thats spelled right) cuz then I could see my backround plz post this :)

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  101. I only have one complaint so far. Why aren't the URL's in the channel description hotlinks? I want people to be able to click them, if they have to copy/paste, the probably won't bother.

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  102. I agree with Eric Leamen about the uploads hting, and also I also agree with penguingrl. I also want this when we see the "uploads" (change the names to videos) Bigger thumbnails, Ratings, How long the video is, Views, and WHEN it was uploaded. Not when we click on it, but like the old way. and PLEASE make an option for the old channel, at all times. even when this isn't beta. thx

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  103. I agree with Spritemoney and Eric Leamen about the uploads/videos thing: many beginner users of viewers would be asking me where are my videos and they can only see "uploads", and they wouldn't know what uploads mean. I think having it called "Videos" is better ;) I also think that having videos on the profile not link to the actual video but just play on the profile can be neat, but isn't handy when I'm trying to attract people to comment my videos. Would be great to either have an option to make the previews link off to the video url or profile player, or have some big text saying "comment here". Cheers

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  104. oh and I agree with another comment that the % for transparency would be great.

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  105. by the way, I had some trouble on the new profile beta disabling my country. Having the country section unchecked, still publicly showed Afganistan (for some reason) as my country on my profile. Keep up the great work

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  106. Hope I don't sound like a twat with so many comments! I couldn't find the option to add Playlists (or video logs) to my profile. and I miss that envelope icon for send message! :P Have a good one

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  107. Would be cool to change the colour of the Subscribe button, or have it to the great old yellow/orange! Just to make it easier to find that's all :P

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  108. ok, when editing channel description, check boxes hides elements, empty boxes shows them, like books, and country, and stuff.
    also, how do i change the featured video?
    and, what happened to transparency? i want people to see my background.
    finally, below the comments, there a ton of blank space that is just the chosen color. i want that to be removed so the background can be seen for that whole space.
    looks great beyond those problems.
    my channel is youtube.com/sten4sw by the way.
    thanks.

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  109. and put channel descriptions URLs as clickable hotlinks! i can't stress enough how important that is to me.

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  110. If you switch the font to courier new then the
    words below the video drops down a bit

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  111. oh and also my channel name is Wierdman Productions make sure to check it out !

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  112. I'm not liking it. I liked the other one.

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  113. also you could maybe have an option where they can choose what their featured video is and an option to place things on the left or right.
    CHECK OUT MY CHANNEL WIERDMAN PRODUCTIONS !

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  114. oh, why are there no annotations in the featured video. that's an important fix.

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  115. Dear Youtube,
    How do you like mine? I feel mine is a unique blend of colors!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/funner

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  116. Not sure if this has been brought up. Or if you guys are already working on this.

    But it would be cool if you could move the modules like on Myspace profile 2.0.

    And how do you change the featured video on your page?

    And it would be nice if the "Settings", "Theme and Colors", "Modules" and "Revert!" were hidden until you pressed the button that allows you to edit your profile.

    I don't like seeing that everytime I view my page.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to when more changes are made.

    Keep up the good work.

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  117. I just switched to the new beta version and am taking it for a spin for maybe a week or so. I have one small complaint though at first site. I use my Youtube channel to link to other websites, such as Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter. In the old format, they would become hypertext and clickable to the other websites. However, in the new format, they become just text. Like I said, this was small, but can you make those text into hypertext again?

    Ellison
    http://www.youtube.com/Elli21486

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  118. I'd really like to make a comment on how the new look it but I haven't seen it yet! I know of some other people in and around the Toronto, Canada area who can't see it either. Any ideas?

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  119. Just to let you guys know I went to catch up on 5awesomegay videos and couldnt click on anything on their home page, to view the rest of their uploaded videos for the week in the top right corner.

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  120. The only thing i dont like about the new youtube channle is i cant put a bg on my page but i love everything else i just wish u chould have a video vlog on there too

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  121. hey i love everything but one thing is i cant put a bg on my page can u plz fix that and also i hate that theres no video log other then that I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE NEW PAGE
    jessica aka 879345612335

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  122. I have a few irks with the new profile page. There is some way to view the 'Most Viewed' videos? I don't know the name of most videos I like but I know they're in the person's top most viewed viedeos.
    Also, when you go to 'Uploads' on the profile page, why is the audio of the front video still playing? It gets annoying because I'm sure most people are listening to music while on the computer and the background video audio is playing (and you cant turn it off from that page). I know you can turn it off by going on the front page but it gets really tedious doing this for every profile.

    I know you have a lot to fix, so keep up the good work!

    P.S. Are there tabs (Movies, TV, Music, Videos) at the top of the page like most people said there would be? Or do only Americans get that?

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  123. When on a profile of someone, and want to do a general search (at the top of the page, for all of youtube search), you hit search, and are always just redirected to the page that you are on... ;)

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  124. I just don't like the look overall of the new layout. I applaud that you were going for something totally different, but it seems like too much. I feel like I'm on a MySpace wanna-be site with the new profiles.

    I don't like that for the featured video on the user's channel I have to search for the link to the page where I can leave comments, etc. instead of just clicking on the title.

    I won't be changing to the new layout until I have no other choice or it starts to look more appealing.

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  125. You can't choose the video on the front. D:

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  126. There is know way to set what video plays on your channel. This needs to be done, because i am a YouTube partner!

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  127. when I try to convert my channel to 2.0, it doesn't show any of my videos

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  128. Looks great.

    Can I try it out @
    http://www.youtube.com/user/footballshirtculture

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  129. Here's another possible minor glitch:

    When viewing a 2.0 Channel with an extremely long main video title in Safari, the "Share Favorite Playlists Flag" and "View comments, related videos, and more" sections are not contained within the wrapper area and goes beyond the bottom of it. Apparently, the Ratings box is forced one line down in Safari, which subsequently causes the two offending sections to be forced off the bottom of the wrapper.

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  130. hey I want a bog-ish channel like my friends soxsweetie0429 and 3miley7,I really want one,can you please make and do my channel like it?

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  131. I still haven't gotten the beta channel function yet on my channel, but it's on all others. I guess waiting will do the trick :)

    Amazing job, Nick and crew. I've seen the layouts of the new channel and it looks really easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing.

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  132. hey,can I have my channel blogged too?

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  133. If you want the new channel layout go here: http://www.youtube.com/super_seekrit
    I hate the new channel layout, but I'm giving the link for people who like it. I hate it.

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  134. Also when you click on the video, make it go to the VIDEO PAGE! I really hate that feature. Also bring back URL uploads for backgrounds. You reserved this feature for partners, please just bring it back. If you asked people on youtube right now, if they'd want it back, they'd say yes. Maybe not the really new ones, because they didn't know how it worked, and never experienced it. But come on, just bring it back!

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  135. I can't see my background picture.
    On the top right and bottom right, there's like big white spaces that shows on the layout, cutting parts off.
    The annotations from the other video are in the next video you watch.

    Oh and when the BETA IS DONE can we still get a option to KEEP SWITCHING back to the old Youtube channel? Available all times?

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  136. I had another glitch. I tried to leave a comment on a video, and it said "Remaining character count: 2", but when I clicked "Post Comment", it said "Your comment must be shorter than 500 characters". I had 2 left!

    -youtube.com/user/joshinvents

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  137. I think regular members should have the ability to add banners to their page rather then just reserving that for partners. That would be exciting.

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  138. I disagree with Olar, partners deserve privileges! And that's coming from someone who isn't a partner! I'm not a fan of the new design, well, I prefer the old one. I like the option of choosing either, as it seems to work for people. One thing I would suggest is having collab videos "hosted" by the channels involved if you get what I mean. So the video is on everyone in the videos channels, unless it was of course edited and everything by the person that made it.

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  139. Also, Nick, I think you did a great job on the design. It just needs all the old features, and some new ones!

    I would really like it if you could customize the color for the top module w/ the videos.

    I dont know if it's just me, but the "Share Favorite Playlists Flag View comments, related videos, and more" text on the featured video is UNDER the channel description module! Also, the featured video's name needs to be a hyperlink to watch it on it's regular page. Also, could the video description be scrollable? Sorry if I'm asking for too much!

    And where'd the "Guru, Reporter, etc" and their "style" labels go? And the subscribe button should be yellow! And unless I'm not seeing it, how do you like up other accounts to you (when you click the subscribe button, you see the list) or is that just for partners? I do think that part should go with the CHRISTHEFERALS IDEA.

    Modules should be resizeable and moveable, and bring back the "Videos | Favorites | Playlists | Groups | Friends | Subscribers | Subscriptions" bar.

    And can you re-enable html and put streams in channels like they were before "the changes"?

    Sorry if this was too much,
    -Josh
    youtube.com/joshinvents

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  140. The new version of the channel is cool!The layout is awesome but there's one problem.
    We couldn't use our own background..Help?

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  141. This is not fixing it! This is just making the blogs the way YOU guys want it! It rids us of our freedom and creativity and just prepares the website for when Disney takes over!

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  142. OK, I did say I was going to take this Beta version for a spin and came up with one glitch and one problem.

    First the glitch. It seems that the new layout will automatically insert a spaceevery 30 characters in a row that are not separated by space. I don't believe there are words that are over 30 characters but it will cause some grief with URLs. Take one of my links, http://www.myspace.com/elli21486. It will appear as http://www.myspace.com/elli214 86. Since this is no longer a clickable link, viewers will either write in the browser or most likely, copy and paste. If they do copy and paste, they will most like get the usual "File not found" or something like that.

    Second is a problem for all those who want custom backgrounds. According to the specs, the file must be under 256K. I did do that with a file that is roughly 218K. However, the problem came when it was uploading. Instead of going through, it gave me, and I don't know if I'm the only one, a "500 Internal Server Error." I will try again later but this is a problem that needs to be fixed.

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  143. Just three things and it would be awesome

    1 Ability to rate, comment and favorite the videos with out having to leave the channel page! That would help alot!

    2 SUBSCRIBE Button being turned back to yellow

    3 Simpley more customisation options about where you put everyting and different textures for the colors besides the plan flat colors

    Thanks

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  144. Haha i like my new layout its pretty cool! I love it but i wish it had more options like as in the old layout it had a option to pick your featured video i just cant seem to find out how to switch it to another video,but over all its pretty cool i hope you guys keep this

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  145. the new layout is different but really cool :]
    good job// sesse1234@youtube

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  146. Yeah, I don't like the layout. Actually, it's pretty dang crap. Can't you just leave the site alone? It's fine as it is.

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  147. I like the look of the new pages. I think it's far better than the old ones. more... sleek lol.
    But theres no videos count on the page like there used to be at the top of the videos box. i ust liked that is all and i don't want to have to count up all the videos lol

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  148. How do you get the layout and can you move the stuff around instead of HAVING to have your videos at the top and your description at the bottom. (also some things people have in their descriptions like the big fancy SUBSCRIBE might get messed up by the info not being down the side.
    In my opinion you should have choise between the classic layout and the new one.
    That should stop people whining.

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  149. I am like a kid in a candy store. This is cool! I think the new backgrounds are very professional. I would love it in the future if the big empty background box, at the bottom left could fill up with the uploaded image. Maybe even being able to add shadows to text or more outer borders. Oh, possibly more color options. Ok, you guys are doing great.

    Thank you, youtuber-Radicalcomedy

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  150. How do you change featured videos?? I turned switch to old view change featured video and going back to new but it doesn't show up anymore

    Please fix this Nick

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  151. I really like the new look on my channel
    It made it look flavory and candyish
    check it out and tell me if you like it
    youtube.com/freecashfast

    And another thing i noticed is alot of the people that are trying to subscribe to me are saying i cant find the subscribe button and i understand why since its not yellow anymore.

    I think you guys should add a feature which lets you choose what color you want your subscribe button to be. Like yellow,red,or green etc... But you get it. I think that would be really nice or just make the subscribe button bigger or more noticeable some how.
    Well thanks

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  152. BUG REPORT!
    It shows country and hometown but not city!!!

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  153. I do like this new layout. HOWEVER, you need to fix the annotation problem where the previous video you were watching's annotations show up on the video you are currently watching. This is annoying. ALSO, we should be able to move the parts of the channel around. AND one last thing, there is no need for a scroll bar on the comment box, as there is a ton of space below it. ALSO PLEASE BRING BACK BULLETINS!!

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  154. I don't like it where you can watch videos on the channel. The only video I want to be viewable is the featured video. And I want a section like the playlist back where you can have it on your channel. I don't want favorites playlist and videos all on one big thing.

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  155. I have the same problem with the annotations please fix it!

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  156. I love watching the videos from the profile page, but it would be really nice if we could rate them. I'm cool with taking the effort to click and extra link to comment, but the rating shows below the video - can you just make it so we can click that to rate it just like on the view page?

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  157. There is no Channel label like comedian and guru and director. And there is no style for it like variety, Sketch, and stand up.

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  158. I find that my videos have NO annotations on my channel.(After I watched another video then went back to the same first video I watched this was fixed.) I am also having the same 'ghosting' annotation problem.

    I also agree with robynnealane. Rate on channel please?

    SUBSCRIBE BUTTON MUST BE YELLOW. I am sorry. But that is a classic YouTube trait. You just can't rid of the Yellow Subscribe button to 'match our layouts.'

    "Search Channel" option still is not working, but expected in a Beta. Just letting you know.

    I would like to move 'modules' around. However if that's not currently possible. I'll live.

    The area where our 'information' is given is WAYY to split up. Remove the horizontal bar the separates things from Name to Website. From there allow the same horizontal bars that you have.

    I would like to have clickable links inside the description box please. Thanks ^-^

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  159. Hey how can i get my youtube 2 look cool like that Wrestlingfan365

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  160. Having been involved in other Beta programs before, folks here need to realize that this is a testing area which requires patience and the realization that tweaks are a given. That is what Beta is all about.

    Peace, Youtuber- Radicalcomedy

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  161. 1. Add stars and comments in the sidebar next to the featured video. They can fit. there's space.
    2. Add more modules? I don't know.
    3. Add more pages to comments. Once there are more than 10, older ones just get wiped off...
    4. Some featured videos have HQ, some don't.

    http://www.youtube.com/jtgolant

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  162. not able to change the featured video, or no place that I could find to change the featured video in the new format...

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  163. Awesome!!! I've Seen This On a YouTubers Profile and It Looks Epic!

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  164. i cant change from beta to my old style channel... is that a bug ? any idea how to restore on old channel style ? thank u
    http://youtube.com/marebg

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  165. A problem i found is that thier is not search videos for favorite and the person video. How am i going to find a video in a channel with thousands of videos

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  166. Here's some other problems:
    5. On the channel comments, it displays an incorrect number of comments.
    6. There's a whole issue about editing the rows in subscribers and friends. It's a great addition, but you have to like refresh the page to fix it.

    http://www.youtube.com/jtgolant

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  167. yo how can i get the channel beta

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  168. i like my layout

    http://www.youtube.com/rickyis911

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  170. PLEASE make it possible to RIGHT CLICK on videos in peoples channels (i.e. vids, favorites etc.) so you can OPEN THEM IN A NEW WINDOW/TAB. Right now it's somekind of javascript, which doesn't let you open links in a new tab. This is a major user interface flaw if you ask me...

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  171. Ehh can I get a channel beta 2.0? my username in youtube is RukiaKuchiki09

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  172. i love the beta!! i would love it if you did this for every channel. but please bring back the transparentcy level. BUT I LOVE IT!!

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  173. id like to say the new youtube background is rubbish and update it and also partners should be able to place ads on their channel

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  174. i still cant revert

    channel name: homersours

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  175. I like how the Favorites and the videos used to be on teh same page. Now there is a separate link for them, and i really hate that. overall i like the old channel design better. please leave that OPITIONAL like how myspace did.

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  176. I like the new beta channel! Although I had trouble with the background image at frist, i got it to work. But my browser keeps on crashing sometimes when i try to watch a video! :( (I use Opera) Other than that it works fine!

    Check out my Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AceGamer445

    -AceGamer445/Jm2341

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  177. hey i like the new beta channel. it is very cool.

    please check my youtube channel it´s:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/robvandam91

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  178. You should have a choice option for channels 1.0 or 2.0, because some people might leave YouTube if there is no choice with channels 1.0 and 2.0

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  179. Hey, for some reason when I try to upload a background image it goes all weird. I'm the Quentin Super Spy channel

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  180. When changing "themes and colors", my channel generates the preview very slowly.

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  181. Some suggestions and bugs:

    1.) At the top of the channel there are "tabs": All, Uploads, Favorites and so on. I would like to see "Uploads" changed to "Videos", "My Videos", or something similar.

    2.) On the right side of the channel, under uploads, the video thumbnails needs to be larger.

    3.) The current/old YouTube channel is in need of redesign. Please make it more modern looking than this beta version. I would like to see a sleek look to the channels.

    4.) Themes and Colors: rather than a solid color theme, please make themes with various designs.

    5.) I am not sure that I like my profile information at the bottom of my channel.

    6.) The profile picture at the top of my channel is too small. Make it larger.

    7.) The videos under "uploads" are vertically off-center.

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  182. I tried out the beta and I just don't like it.

    Can we have the option of keeping our pages in the old format? That would be my preference.

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  183. i think i prefer the old format better. it was a lot easier to navigate and find videos.

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  184. (1) When I click on a favorite on my channel that has requesting not to allow embedding it will not play. No way to go anywhere to play, just says in my channel embedding has been disabled.

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  185. (2) I have had people tell me that can not add me as a friend?

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  186. (3) would like to be able to organize videos (favs and my videos, etc..) in the order that I would like them to appear.
    (4) icons are awfully small for the videos.
    (5) icon is smaller for me than my friends and subs etc...seems like the icon for the channel should be bigger than the icon for the people visiting.

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  187. by the way I am youtube.com/miraclePaws and youtube.com/LilyTails

    Been going back and forth between versions on both channels.

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  188. Also, if you're going to make it so that people can watch all of your videos from your channel page, then make the channel page just as interactive as the watch page. Allow viewers to rate, comment, share, embed, etc. all from the users channel page. Otherwise, just make videos link to their watch page instead of playing in the channel window.

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  189. hey Nick...there is no transparency and how i make my bg show up? im a bg girl..I love backgrounds soo much lol:) plus the featured video from my page...hmm....how I change the link?

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  190. I do not like the new layout. I hate how we can't sort uploaded videos by "most viewed" or "most discussed." I also don't like how the about me stuff (the long column) is AFTER all the video stuff.

    There are a few little things I like, like how the Hometown and favorite stuff is separated from the rest of the about me column.

    But overall, I like the last version better. PLEASE don't keep this beta!

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