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Former good articleYouTube was one of the Engineering and technology good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Content (non)-accessibility[edit]

It appears YouTube has universally disabled downloading of videos, effective early September 2019. I have a browser plug-in that used to be able to download MP4 files for local viewing on my older Linux system, but the plugin link is now gone in the browser, although it still shows as being installed and enabled in the Add-Ons Manager. Also, youtube-dl, a command-line utility for Linux and Windows can't fetch any videos that I've tried downloading, including four-year-old "funny cats" compilation videos; it displays "ERROR: This video is unavailable." If anyone can confirm this, the section should be updated. Of course, it could be a short-term coding screw-up at YouTube, but who knows? — Quicksilver (Hydrargyrum)T @ 18:01, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

They did not disable it, they just changed something. Web downloaders still work, and there is already a patch in youtube-dl. Furthermore, and more importantly, the section cannot be updated just because someone confirms it (on their computer). Original research is not allowed on Wikipedia.—J. M. (talk) 19:29, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Splitting proposal[edit]

I propose that section Features be split into a separate page called Features of YouTube. The section itself contains a disproportionate amount of information compared to other sections, bringing the whole article near the character limit. 9March2019 (talk) 03:04, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

  • Support The article has had WP:SIZERULE problems for some time.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:19, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Soft support The features are kind of the "main attraction" to this article, though. What about separating out the "Content and filtering" section instead? This is a tough one. --Doug Mehus (talk) 07:15, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 November 2019[edit]

Please remove "during the PewDiePie vs T-Series rivalry" written in child pornography protection section. There's no need to write that as it already mentions over there that this was done in early 2019. Vansh9 (talk) 02:39, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

Not done To provide a date is not why the rivalry article was referenced - it was referenced because this was a rivalry that featured numerous instances of people attempting to get videos flagged for takedown, so is relevant. Fish+Karate 10:47, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 November 2019[edit]

Mistake at the Company history section, in the last sentence of the fifth paragraph (row 13):

According to data published by market research company comScore, YouTube is the dominant provider of online video in the United States, with a market share of around 43% and more than 14 billion views of videos in May 2010.

I believe it should be

According to data published by market research company comScore, YouTube was the dominant provider of online video in the United States, with a market share of around 43% and more than 14 billion views of videos in May 2010. Primqo (talk) 15:33, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

  • Not done: I can see that the problem is that things might have changed since 2010 and it would better to find a more up to date source. In terms of its Alexa rank, YouTube is still easily the most visited video website.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 18:06, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 December 2019[edit]

Youtube is worth £985,090,000,000 159.242.116.98 (talk) 09:29, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. VictorTorres2002 (talk) 11:55, 6 December 2019 (UTC)