• sadreality
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    153 months ago

    hey’re cutting down features in my account because “I don’t have enough of a history”.

    any idea what this actually means?

    What features are they cutting down?

    Is this a free account?

    • e-ratic
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      223 months ago

      I had the same email, it’s creator-related features. So if you don’t produce content it shouldn’t affect anything

    • edric
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      93 months ago

      I received the same notification on my artist account. I can’t remember everything, but it was something like daily upload limits for videos and shorts and other creator related stuff. I don’t think there’s anything related to just basic usage features.

      • MudMan
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        103 months ago

        They take away the ability to include links in video descriptions. That’s still not related to watching videos, but it seems like a legit eff you to small content creators.

        • edric
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          73 months ago

          Oh yeah I forgot about that. That’s definitely a big issue. I think you can’t also pin comments.

    • sour
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      they turn off video recommendations if your watch history isn’t on

      • @jjjalljs@ttrpg.network
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        53 months ago

        This is a plus for me. I don’t want them to recommend me anything. I don’t trust them not to recommend me stuff that’s going to piss me off.

        • @floofloof@lemmy.ca
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          83 months ago

          Their recommendations engine seems to stuck on “50 more of exactly the last thing you watched, plus a dash of right-wing conspiracy nonsense.”

          • @TheFriendlyArtificer@beehaw.org
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            Once I made the mistake of looking up how to change the oil on my Kawasaki Vulcan without being in incognito. Now half of my recommendations are how to perform maintenance on motorcycles that I’ll never own. And ads for Harley Davidson. A company whose business model is converting gasoline into noise.

            I just use youtube-dl now and have it go to my NAS. It’s not easier then going to the website, per se. But now the video lives on my storage and it won’t go away after a corporation’s billionth DMCA claim that hour.

            Genuinely wish I had done this a decade ago on my favorite articles. Link rot is getting worse and worse and YouTube is the absolute worst.

          • MudMan
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            43 months ago

            Turns out when you stop using it the recommendations become more and more unhinged and take on a slight pleading tone.

            It’s weird and kinda satisfying to watch, honestly.

          • @theneverfox@pawb.social
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            33 months ago

            For me it’s "oh? You really like this creator? Be careful not to binge their backlog all at once! I think you’ve had enough. Let me hide the rest of their content for you so you’re not tempted

            Hey, how about this news show where the guys stand instead of sitting, and wear normal clothes? They still awkwardly read off a teleprompter and have a very shallow understanding of the topics, but come on, you should watch them again. I know their shrill, forced, voices make you cringe and exit the video as fast as you can, but let me put that up next on auto play for you again