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Apache Server at Port 80

this problem was fixed after i viewed youtube on IE.

On Opera, It Says That "The Link Has Been Redirected", And To Click The Insaneley Long Link, Which Only Refreshes The Screen.

Clarification on the Brazilian lawsuit

The same court of Law that imposed the filtering ended up reviewing their own decision. The original text mentioned there was an injunction that was later overturned by a superior court, and that was not the case - the same court blocked then later unblocked the service.

Loss of sound

Anyone care to write about the mysterious loss of sound on youtube which apprently is rather hard to fix?

Add to famous youtube users

      • Request to add Tony [thewinekone] and Kevin Nalts [nalts] into ==Fame beyond YouTube== section

Proent 04:36, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Same for Stevie Ryan. I will add soon, unless there is reasonable objection. x 19:54, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Also add Cory "Mr. Safety" Williams a.k.a. SMPFILMS, since he is the host of the first national TV show that has ever sprung from YouTube. It's called "The FIZZ" on DirecTV channel 101. Cory also works for HBO now. Here's my contribution to his wiki: Mr. Safety Wiki
  • un to above person - you are cory/mr safety - you want yourself added?? Shoopshoop 15:23, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Shoopshoop, Cory doesn't work for HBO. He works for MTV. Why do people like you think when ever someone talks good about him that it has to be him? I've noticed a trend in the behaviour of people like you and I saw this type of drama all the time in high school. People do like him so get over it. Why do I bother with people like you. He's already added anyhow so good for him.


Youtube ran considerable ads wit adbrite and they had a huge IPOD giveaway promotiont hing too. I think it was a free ipod every day and they where big advertisers with adbrite. I remember adbrite used to send out in there emails when youtube started getting a little more popular that they did heavy advertisign with adbrite.. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by alexenderaa . I gonna like to add couple favorite,, http// 08:56, 12 December 2006 (UTC).


What does anyone know about a site called YooTube. It looks the same as YouTube but with the different spelling? Tim Long 02:53, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Don't visit these spin off sites. Many are link farms, but some may contain malware. For example, is highly suspicious. Some reports [1] suggest installs adware by using a trojan with windows media player. The homepage appears to be phishing When I visited (with javascript and flash turned off), the only link on the page took me to a site which was very suspicious, probably producing pop-ups and possibly worse (if I had javascript on), and probably linking to infected windows media files.
Be suspicious of everything on the internet. --h2g2bob 05:18, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Anthing Else?

YouTube Banned In Iran

The YouTube website has been banned in Iran, information on and about this should be included, thank you. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 04:31, 18 December 2006 (UTC).

Why it's bad to let people post anything

Poseidon01 21:15, 19 December 2006 (UTC) I have used you tube and have a very bad understanding of it this website just puts garbage on it like inapropreate videos that aren't even blocked. They need better protection from bad videos. Otherwise I like it for trailers and video clips. Is it true they acually sold it to google? People have been saying that all day.

Google bought Youtube a month ago. dposse 02:15, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
Yes, Google has bought them. And Youtube will continue to post copyrighted material (I have no problem with that!) and Google will take on the legal costs. The marginal benifits greatly outweigh the marginal costs.

-G —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:31, 11 January 2007 (UTC).

First uploads?

The earliest date for videos I have been able to find are from user BootieChrist. April 24, 2005 is the date of the uploads. Here is a link to one of the videos:

Of course the videos stink, but for historical perspective, it may be good to include a link to an early video. Can anyone find an older video? Alf rules 04:34, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

I found this video from user jawed (Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube) called "Me at the zoo" which was uploaded on April 23, 2005, and is labeled as the first video uploaded to YouTube. It is here:

Hamilton Police Used YouTube to Identify Murderer

I just read this on page C1 of the Windsor Star (Ontario, Canada), Friday, December 22 2006, and I think it would be worth adding to the page, but because it's locked I can't. If someone with pull reads this it's probably on their website, so post it up. windsorstar.comGregor Dee 18:18, 22 December 2006 (UTC)Greg Moore

what? that was not right KanuT 04:33, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

What wasn't right, the police catching the bad guy? Or the bad guy appearing in YouTube?Axe995 02:35, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Time Magazine Dec 2006

The Meteoric Rise of YouTube, companion photo essay to the Person of the Year 2006

Most Subscribed

That whole Geratriac most subscribed as of August blah blah blah thing could be updated. Lonelygirl15 has almost, if not double as many subscribers as Geriatric. I'm not saying you guys at wikipedia dont do a great job; it's just a suggestion.

You tube is blocked again in Brazil

I don't know why, i was accessing you tube for 15 minutes and then was blocked again! I'll see on the TV and then I post more informations... 14:01, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Never mind it my friend. They banned it in Turkey too. Damn we are a democracy and nobody knows what the government is trying to do. You can't reach your political goals by banning websites! I have to watch Top Gear and our digital platform doesn't contain BBC 2 so I need YouTube at least for that. Deliogul 14:50, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

The photograph issue again

This is just to raise the issue again since the previous discussion was archived. If anyone lives in San Bruno near YouTube, please take a good picture of the new headquarters if you get the chance. I assume the trees have lost their leaves now so it should be easier. I am too busy myself to drive into the vicinity of YouTube, find public parking on the street in the residential neighborhood half a mile away (since YouTube picked an office park with no public parking and poor mass transit access) and walk all the way into the complex to get a good shot. Again, I strongly suspect YouTube picked its current location (the former headquarters of the Gap) specifically for privacy (which its former headquarters in the attic of the pizza parlor clearly lacked). --Coolcaesar 07:08, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Your Mamas a Bitch

Nice title...from the person who seems to be having some personal issues with himself (or herself). Now could someone fix it the way it is supposed to read, like "History".

Origin of Name

Does anyone know why it's called YouTube? My little brother asked me if it was related to Senator Ted's Series of Tubes speech, and, while I know it predates that, I couldn't give him an answer and wikipedia didn't have one for me. Kingkiki217 18:26, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

I think tube refers to tv. Then why not YourTube I dunno. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 11:04, 24 January 2007 (UTC).
YouTube was founded on the idea that its users would want to publish their own, personal videos. The intention of the title was likely to express that 'You' would be on the 'Tube.' Makes sense to me! — Zioroboco 18:11, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Cathode Ray Tube, maybe? 21:00, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

consider controversy section

there has been a GREAT deal of controversy over YouTube as a video clip sharing website. please consider adding a section showcasing where YouTube stands and where it is going. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:36, 21 January 2007 (UTC).

Number of Favorites allowed?

Does anyone know the limit to how many favorites you're allowed? I got up to 304, then I got a message saying limit reached. Now, even though I've removed loads (I'm down to 200), it still displays the message.

Should this "limit" be mentioned on the article with a link? --rjcuk 00:14, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

I don't think so its worthless and unimportant.Lokon40 23:28, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

The Current limit is 40 I think

Andy5421 23:04, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

no right now i have over 200 and i can still add faves ∆ Algonquin 12:08, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

How long do videos remain available for?

Does anyone know what the policy is for deletion (assuming nothing contraversial)? Does it depend on the video's rating, number of viewings...? 22:08, 29 January 2007 (UTC) Andrew

I think they remain permanently.--Orthologist 14:22, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

A Book Trailer category for the YouTube page

There needs to be mention made of the growth of the book trailer on YouTube and perhaps also some of the common synonyms such as vidlit and litvid. There is currently a new page for this on Wikipedia named Trailer (book)

Vidlit 02:45, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Cultural references to YouTube?

Does anyone want to start this section? I may start it myself if I find the time. Svetovid 16:08, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

YouTube Bug Leaks Passwords To Homepage

I'm trying to find another reference to "YouTube Bug Leaks Passwords To Homepage" it's an article that describes how YouTube leaked it's users passwords to the site. This is an extremely important event in YouTube history because every user appears to be affected and the ramifications of every users password, email address and full name been leaked to the Internet is huge. I tried adding this to the Wiki but you know what it's like trying to add controversial content to a Wiki. If you find another reference to this event it would be valuable to add it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 00:36, 2 February 2007 (UTC).

Videos ending prematurely

I got fed up with this problem because I had to use Javimoya's Video Downloader on many videos just to watch it's full content! Basically, it just downloads a portion of the video, the downloading grinds to a halt then sooner or later the whole bar fills with red colour and the player shows the two buttons that allow you to share or watch the video again. It happened to me several times that I remembered that this article had some content that addressed this issue. I think it happens when YouTube's servers are overloaded or if one's internet connection is horrible or overloaded. Reloading the page with normal/forced refresh sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. I've readded this issue to the technical limitations section, albeit with just enough info to be a "section stub". Some editting help is appreciated. --Bruin_rrss23 (talk) 15:13, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

That sometimes happens to me too ∆ Algonquin 12:13, 12 May 2007 (UTC)


As of Feb. '07, Viacom has ordered youtube to remove 100,000 videos that they own the copyright to. This is the largest number of videos requested to be taken down.

Acoustic Fingerprints

In October of '06 Youtube agreed to use filtering software to stop copyrighted music from appearing on Youtube. It's February of '07 and they still haven't done it. Viacom is forcing them to remove any vicaom videos from the site because of this.

How do you know this? Have a source? dposse 16:01, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
Here are some links to articles about this: —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:21, 7 March 2007 (UTC).

Google video

Will the one which wrote that the video of YouTube became able to be searched in Google Video not be better?--Naohiro19(Talk Page/Contributions) 12:08, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

update on the google deal.

[2] Can someone please add infomation from that news article into this article? All of the details of the deal need to be in here. I tried, but i'm not sure how to write it into the article without plagiarizing. I'm not very good at putting things into my own words. Thanks. dposse 16:01, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Section "Reports"

"To capture a YouTube video would require a camcorder and video output, and player artifacts cannot be defeated." This is completely wrong - as described in the article! Please correct this. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 18:35, 8 February 2007 (UTC).

Done --h2g2bob 18:55, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Clips of teachers that went "angry" at school

There were numerous reports of users uploading clips of teachers without consent, including angry teachers. For example, a user used hidden cam to show a teacher making a violent outburst because a student brought a cell phone, and he broke it. When the officials found out about this, they felt violated and had to deal with this situation. Look at or Google, and see for yourself. —Gh87 03:06, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Found it. If anyone wants to use it, here's the ref.

Tami Abdollah and Amanda Covarrubias (2007-02-08). "Extracurricular videos roil campus: Malibu High students secretly tape unguarded moments for YouTube". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 

Balsa10 23:46, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

3rd party application

There isn't currently a link to any example of a third party application for downloading Youtube videos. I would've added a link, but this page is protected. A good example is youtube-dl, a cross-platform python script(program) under the MIT license. I'm not trying to advertise for them or anything, I just use it and think it's a simple, well-written program that (perhaps) more people should know about. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 06:06, 9 February 2007 (UTC).

A 3-rd party web-based player named Green Player is available at as well as an application to generate the playlist for it. The player is skinnable and supports numerous video sources including Google Video, Revver, and direct FLV links.


It would be interesting to include what OS and web-server software YouTube is using. Of course Adobe Flash video format and player is used for the video itself. DonPMitchell 19:48, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Sesame Street Closings

Did you know Sesame Workshop ordered YouTube to remove all clips related to old Sesame Street closings? 15:01, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Web Technology used to serve pages

I would be interested by the question : what is the technology used by youtube to serve its content? Which language/platform do they use? PHP, ASP, PYTHON, JAVA ? Thank you. MatthieuWiki 12:47, 25 February 2007 (UTC)


How much data is there on the YouTube servers?--Moonlight Mile 02:38, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

External link of YouTube

Should YouTube really be externally linked to as the first word of the article? Isn't it enough that it's in the External links section -- doesn't WP:EL advise against ELs in the body of the article? --Fbv65edel / ☑t / ☛c || 05:30, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. --Alex (talk) 03:38, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

GA promotion

I am promoting this article to GA because it meets WP:WIAGA and seems to be fairly stable. Good work :) Some things that I thought might be worth working on for the push to FA:

The recent events section is broken up into too many sub-sections and interferes with the flow of the article.

The social impact section could be expanded more I feel, YouTube is referenced in popular culture all the time.

--Veesicle (Talk) (Contribs) 20:50, 28 February 2007 (UTC)


Shouldn't its internet popularity be mentioned in the introductory paragraph with a little more than just 'it is popular'? I think that the Alexa Internet Rating should be added to it. Currently, YouTube is the fourth most popular internet site. Obviously, this fluctuates, but it is consistently ranked in the top 10, usually even the top 5. Shouldn't this be added, it is an interesting fact, and it adds credibility to the popularity claim. I think that the intro is the proper place for it. Anyone agree? By the way, the link to the statistic can be found here. Wikipediarules2221 01:06, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Violating YouTube videos againist Turkey

I added about this on the article because it's recent in Turkey. Ont 02:17, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

I don't see how that's relevant, especially since the sources used aren't in English. If it's important enough for inclusion in the article, I'm sure someone will write an English article about it. —Disavian (talk/contribs) 02:22, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

So from your point of view, if an incident is not reported in english, it is not important? Wow, talk about eurocentrism! 13:05, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

I was right, wasn't I? It's received some significant attention since then-- in English. If this were a less prominent subject, then it wouldn't be true. However, since everyone and their mom uses YouTube, mainstream press are quick to pick up stories about it. —Disavian (talk/contribs) 23:11, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Uses by the authorities

I have many different cases in which authorities have used YouTube as part of their investigation. Would this be notable enough to be added?CityPride 07:59, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

As long as it's well-written, well-referenced, and you use the proper citation templates, I think it could be a good addition to the article. —Disavian (talk/contribs) 20:16, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

It was on the news, theres nothing on the web as far as I can see.CityPride 05:41, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

equivalent venue for music?

I'm just wondering: is there a site similar to youtube in size and organization, but focusing specifically on music rather than video? (i.e., user-created music) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hermitage (talkcontribs) 23:41, 4 March 2007 (UTC).

yes there is, its called

Well, I finallly got a decent photo of YouTube HQ

As everyone has probably noticed, I finally found an excuse to be in San Bruno on the weekend and got a decent photo of YouTube's new home on Cherry Avenue. Unfortunately it was overcast at the time. San Bruno is usually overcast and foggy, like San Francisco and the rest of the northern Peninsula. This is why San Francisco International Airport is notorious for fog delays. --Coolcaesar 13:18, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Mention BBC?

The BBC is now putting some of its content up on youtube, should this be mentioned? Boyinabox 20:03, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Youtube banned in Turkey

As of 06.03.2007 access to youtube is banned in Turkey. Trying to access youtube gives a "Access to site has been suspended in accordance with decision no: 2007/384 dated 06.03.2007 of Istanbul First Criminal Peace Court." page. Reasoning for the ban is videos insulting Turks and Ataturk on youtube.

Scottish Insult

The word "tube" is a Scottish insult, like idiot, a-hole etc. So "You Tube" is just a fantastic name for a website if you're from Scotland! I love it!

The French will have an even better laugh if YouTube starts a French outlet and name it J'entube. Cretanforever 12:00, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Barenaked Ladies

The band Barenaked Ladies have many youtube celebrities in their new video for their song "sound of your voice". They include Brooke Broddack, Barats & Bereta, and geriatric1927. This should at least get a mention on the page. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:15, 9 March 2007 (UTC).

Youtube ban lifted in Turkey

The site is accesible now. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 19:08, 9 March 2007


One of the most popular dubbers on youtube and is best known for creating the Yugi-Oh Abridged series, and as of March 10th 2007 has had the first two videos of his series removed for copyright infrindgement, which has infuriated many youtube users. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Speedfreak69 (talkcontribs) 05:16, 11 March 2007 (UTC).

That would not be notiable enough for inclusion unless ther is not trival media coverage of this. -- 06:07, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Viacom sues YouTube for 1 billion dollars

I have added it to the infringement complaints section of the article. Look out for more information on this.

Hello32020 14:52, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Do Youtube employees actually care about copyright infringement?

Over 24 hours ago, I did a simple search for 'Spongebob' to see if any results would pop up, and found a video featuring several Spongebob clips. I flagged the video, I sent a mail to Youtube, 24 hours later, the video is still there. I don't understand why they can let this kind of activity slide, when a simple 'search and delete' can get rid of the copyrighted clips. I didn't have to look hard for it, I did every last thing a user could possibly do to inform Youtube that they have a copyrighted clip by Viacom on their site, yet I see no action taken towards the clip and its a day later. How can they let this slide?

Enough of my rant, but can someone answer this question: Do the employees at Youtube actually care about copyright? DietLimeCola 05:47, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

do you own the copyright to spongebob? or anything to do with the video you flagged? did you write the material? they wont remove a video because one person who is no threat to them asked for it to be removed Artynmay 21:48, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Also, I'm not sure if this applicable in the Spongebob case, but remember that Google has deals with a number of major copyright holders so that they can legally offer copyrighted material on YouTube. Google pays a fixed fee for this right. Google makes money, the copyright holders make money (without having to incur any additional promotional or distributional costs, mind you), and the consumers win big.
However, that aside, the Talk page is for discussion about the article, not for discussion about the subject of the article. This is not a message board, heh. (And yes, I know I just broke that rule too.. I'm a hypocrite, I admit) --Jaysweet 21:52, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I just needed to know the answer to this question. Perhaps somewhere else would be a better place to discuss. DietLimeCola 22:15, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

New video limit length

I have heard that YouTube is reimposing a 10 minute cap on ALL videos again, except for those of previous directors. Has anyone else heard this? Sly 23:01, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes. Here. Previous directors, I'm not sure. But still sucks. Anyway, someone should update that in the article somewhere; I'm not familiar enough with the article to add it somewhere. --MPD T / C 04:52, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

The Thailand banning. This section should probably be removed. It seems to be a technical issue rather than an issue of censorship.

Subdomains named after airports

I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but all the youtube subdomains/servers seem to have been named after airport-codes (e.g. chi, sjl ...). 13:28, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

lax, ash, and sjc are all IATA airport codes. chi seems to be an all-inclusive code for airports in Chicago. Does sjl represent the ICAO code? There's also sjl-casing. Maybe they just denote the city location of the servers. Anyway, this is all trivial and shouldn't belong in the article unless there's a source asserting significance. –Pomte 23:02, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

How did he do it?

just a question here? How does someone upload a video that is more than 10 minutes long?


Naruto Shippuden: Episodes 1&2: 46+ Minutes and the quality looks pretty good to be more than 100MB Andy5421 09:17, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

youtube-dl says it's 81 MB:
15:36 ozzmosis@blizzard [~/tmp]youtube-dl ""
Retrieving video webpage... done.
Extracting video URL parameters... done.
Video data found at
Retrieving video data... 75k of 81137k ^C
--ozzmosis 05:38, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Possibly good compression and the conversion to SWF lessened the size. Thanks Ozz. Andy5421 13:21, 28 March 2007 (UTC)


Why are they taking down the music videos and things like that, we see it on tv all the time for free, so why we not see on the internet on you tube. All those people are getting free publicity so why are they complaining? Can anybody explain this? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Angel,Isaac (talkcontribs) 23:34, 29 March 2007 (UTC).

They are taking down all of the music videos because artists see it as people stealing their music. When you see it on MTV, it is because MTV had permission. On MTV, you might hear a song and then decide to go out and buy the CD. On youtube, you can just listen to it again, or possibly even take the audio from the video and burn a CD. MTV is just there to get publicity for the song. Viacom and some other conglomerates are suing youtube. If you want to watch a show, they want you to either watch it on TV or buy the series on DVD. That way, they make money. They don't care about you getting the music or show, they only care about they money they make.

Viewing deleted videos

I tried the link in the article and ended up with downloading some random video. Can anybody confirm if this "Deleted YouTube Video Viewer" really works? There are ads on the site. I suggest removing the link in the article if it doesn't work as promised. 11:22, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Venture capital contradiction

In the history section there is a mention of YouTube being an angel-funded enterprise - something with is separate from venture capital - and then goes on to talk about venture capital. To me this seems contradictory. Biddlesby 11:31, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Technical notes .. Video format .. ERROR in content

ERROR - under Technical notes; Video format ...

Current text:

The different files are stored in obscurely named subdomains, to make ripping the videos difficult.

Suggested text:

The downloaded files are usually stored in the browser cache, with obscure names, to make ripping the videos difficult. Some of those files can be re-viewed locally, from the hard-drive, by adding .FLV as the file extension, then using a media viewer with appropriate codecs installed.

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:46, 9 April 2007 (UTC).

fame beyond youtube

I think that Kimbo and Ryan Weiber should be added to the list, but i don't know how to do it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:35, 10 April 2007 (UTC).

Who is Kimbo and Ryan Weiber? A YouTube Junkie 01:44, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

just go to youtube and type "ryan vs dorkman" and then after you finish watching that one, search "kimbo" and you will see. ryan wieber was a guy who worked for star wars, but is now currently making lightsaber battle videos, and kimbo is a street fighter.

yamour links

User:Love4girls has repeatedly added back these links to the external links section:

These don't seem relevant or notable to me. The "forum" only has a few non-spam posts, and the "video downloader" doesn't seem to actually offer anything. I've removed these once already and they've been added back again under the guise of "reverting spam". Do other people agree with me? fraggle 15:53, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Youtube an "American" site

I don't disagree that Youtube is owned by Google, which is an "American" company in as much as it has its headquarters in America. However, I don't think it really adds anything to the article to say "Youtube is a popular American video sharing site" rather than just "Youtube is a popular video sharing site". For an Internet website, the place where the company is located seems rather irrelevant. This just seems like an attempt to force an American patriotic point of view on the article. In any case, the details about where the company is based are provided in the second sentence of the article.

I'd also say that for a "social" site like Youtube where the user base is important, the nationality of the users who use the site would determine the "label" of nationality that we apply to it. Saying "Youtube is an American site" implies that it is only targeted at Americans, which is not the case:

Founded in February 2005, YouTube is the leader in online video, and the premier destination to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience.

As you can see, Youtube's website explicitly states that it is targeted at users worldwide and not just Americans. To claim that it is an "American" site is to imply that it is targeted only at Americans, which is not true. It is also true that there are thousands of users of the site in other countries outside America. In conclusion, Youtube is not an "American" site in as much as being targeted as a site solely for Americans, as this is not true. fraggle 16:34, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Viewing deleted videos a fake?

The site this article links to in the viewing deleted videos section is filled with ads, and has no videos (that I saw) which obviously violate Youtube regulations. I think that it is just regular embedded Youtube video's with ads to pull in revenue for the sites owner. But I am not sure so I will not remove it. Does anyone know more? --Datacharge 20:41, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

i think it's fake too it had 1 video and i clicked on a link on that page it took me to site selling penis enlargment pills. remove the link please..

Downloading videos from Youtube

This article only lists Firefox extensions and downloadable programs for downloading videos from Youtube. What about this: 1. That's online, and there are many other online youtube video downloaders of which I think at least one of them should be listed in this article. Slartibartfast1992 01:40, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

eden white performer at the good earth concert w.c,.post performing arts center long island new york april 12 2007

Huh? Would somebody give a relevant answer? Slartibartfast1992 20:06, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

I don't think youtube is blocked in Brazil

I live in Brazil, I can access youtube, I don't know anyone who can't and I never heard of people who couldn't access youtube in here. I'm pretty sure the banning wasn't carried out.

Youtube marketing

I have found an article about youtube marketing here:

Do you think this article's link should be placed in the youtube wikipedia entry under the 'further reading' section? Daabomb 00:10, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

"YouTube celebrities"

The New York Times devoted an entire article to defining the term, and other sources frequently use term in the absence of one better. [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]A cursory search on YouTube finds substantial use. Despite its prevalence outside of Wikipedia, however, Wiki-readers tend to get confused without a firm sense of what the term means. See Talk:Caitlin Hill I renamed the section so that all instances of "YouTube celebrity" on Wikipedia can have somewhere to link. Ichormosquito 08:08, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

I gave back section its old name for now but kept citations for "YouTube celebrities". Should I rename the section? Ichormosquito 08:41, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

West Point bans Youtube

It should be added to the article that the United States Military Academy at West Point banned Youtube in the US ban section.

BaronGuard 20:24, 27 April 2007 (UTC)BaronGuard

Got a reliable source? --ElKevbo 20:28, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

australian ban

it should also be added in the australian section that any australian school that has its own network and the capability to block sites will always block you tube foremost. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 05:14, 1 May 2007 (UTC).

We'd need a source, do you have one? Regards, Ben Aveling 08:06, 1 May 2007 (UTC)


I am not sure i understand "youtube fame". when will this list ever end. what is fame "after" youtube. i think this is a completely ridiculous and bias idea of fame BEYOND youtube. anyway, please discuss. maybe i missed something. but to me the only famous youtubers would be maybe LG15 and renetto. but this un-ending list of people is a tad disturbing TomSkillingJr.

YouTubers who meet the qualifications put forward by Wikipedia's inclusion guidelines, especially WP:NOTE, WP:BIO, and WP:WEB, all deserve mentions. Ichormosquito 04:17, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Most subscirbed user 23:10, 2 May 2007 (UTC) It looks like the most sumsribed user has changed from lonelygirl15 to smosh...

Advertising in videos?

I heard Youtube is going to start displaying advertisements in certain videos before they play. Anyone heard news on this? It's not in the article. Pizzachicken 06:07, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

as of 5-6-07: hasn't happened yet. Andy5421 20:59, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Check under YouTube celebrities. YouTube now places advertisements adjacent to videos posted by certain well-established users. As of yet, no one has made public exactly how much revenue YouTube shares. Ichormosquito 04:30, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Videos of Garanti Arkadaş

[8][9] Both of these videos by Tuğba Özay's Garanti Arkadaş service has been watched more than 24 million views. OnurTcontribs 22:28, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Charlie the unicorn

Has had over 10 million viewings (over 15m actually) as

  • Charlie The Unicorn
  • Charlie : Candy Mountain

and various other names. Also on rapidshare and newsgrounds (over 1m views) as well as filmcow. Rich Farmbrough, 10:52 7 May 2007 (GMT).

I don't think there's a way to mention it, unfortunately. Ichormosquito 04:20, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

most popular videos

somebody should update this section looks smosch[10] is the most viewed video right now. 10:35, 8 May 2007 (UTC). felisberto , 10:52 7 May 2007 (GMT).

"As One" YouTube gatherings

Subsection has reliable source, and that so many notable Tubers regularly meet up should get a mention. Also: its 8 organizers are YouTubers in the over 10,000 subscription range. Ichormosquito 05:28, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

It is stretching things a little too far to describe as the "mainstream press". I think this should be rewritten for the sake of credibility. TonyWyoming 09:25, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. Ichormosquito 07:36, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Silly chainletter comments

(Chain messages post) i dont know why people think "ur mom will die" in "4 hrs" if "you do not post this message" "20 times"

however, its annoying enough (and persistent enough) to warrant as a fad in Youtube.

goddamn chain messages ruin everything. if i wanted to read that sort of shit, id go to the conspiracytube site. 03:28, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

  • yes they are annoying there is a Mark as Spam link on the messages. People who upload videos should actually read the comments section of their video and delete them. Andy5421 20:59, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
That message is actually illegal (a Type of death threat).----User:Rock2e Talk - Contribs 19:39, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Everybody knows about that superstitious chainletter that was practically viral on youtube. Should any mention be placed under criticisms?

Chain letter from HELL!

In 1945, a young girl named Katulatakulu came over to America in a grey boat from Africa. A mysterious man killed her by cutting the word "LATUALATUKA" into her back. now that you have read this message she will come to your house on a full moon and steal your soul unless you follow these directions: 1. Retype this message as a comment for three other videos.. --Richco07 17:27, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

  • The only things I hate more than the chainletters themselves are the idiots who repost them. People seem so dumb as to not notice that the number of videos with them as comments increases exponentially. Of course it's practically viral. It multiplies itself by three for each video that gets it as a comment! And when you complain to them, they say "it's not as if I actually believed it". Then don't post it! Slartibartfast1992 19:32, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

YouTube offline

I think this article should be updated regarding YouTube resolving to a page stating that the service is unavailable. Lcarsdata 18:49, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Ignore this. Lcarsdata 18:58, 10 May 2007 (UTC)


i found this site and it is a shameless ripoff of youtube. ∆ Algonquin 08:13, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

YouTube spam

Should something be mentioned about the sudden increase in YouTube spam? I've been spammed twice so far. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 23:19, 12 May 2007 (UTC).

You'd need a source. Ichormosquito 04:11, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

You mean, like, a spammed profile? (Or a screenie of it?)

You need to wait until the news media reports it. A "screenie" would constitute original research, a Wikipedia no-no. Ichormosquito 04:03, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Does everyone need to curse? They randomly throw out the f***, s*** in sentences. -- 05:59, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Youtube is cool

I find youtube cool as a web 2.0 application —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:07, 14 May 2007 (UTC).