Here are a few of my favorite Youtubers talking about this very issue:
However, the point I'm making is basically the same situation that's happening here with YouTube and it's creators and users. Basically the users are the victims of bad coding that YouTube would like to say is on the user for creating the right content and understanding the opt-in options for content, when in reality they are really denying the fact that they didn't test this new feature thoroughly and it's really all the result of REALLY BAD coding.
I do agree with Buck Hollywood though that this new system for content and what we can see and not see really messes with the audience. In fact, when I first started on YouTube, most of my viewers and base were from that community and there are You Tubers like Michael Buckley that I do follow on YouTube because I like his content. And what I don't understand is why is it one particular group being shunned for creating content? Why are a small minority of people who instead of just finding content they like on YouTube have to pitch an egoistic bitch to get their way because they don't like certain "words." It's because of that ignorance and mentality that we are where we are in America and we are being thwarted from learning and communicating with each other.
So, I think instead of focusing on the who's not getting their audience issue, we should focus on YouTube's bad coding and IT people who really should test their equipment out before we find other flaws like we are now. YouTube has become like any other business these days in which when a new product is pushed to be rolled out, instead of spending a little money to test for flaws, we the customer/consumer become the guinea pigs.
In addition, YouTube politically correct, polite, generic statement basically sounds like they don't want to take responsibility and admit that there are flaws. Part of doing good customer service is COMMUNICATING DIRECTLY when the customer when they want to get information and have a question answered. How can you grow your viewership and base when you're not hiring people to answer and take care of customer complaints and concerns for you? Is that another way to save money for the company and only caring about your stocks?
For as long as I've used YouTube, I've never, ever seen such a debacle and poor execution as this. I thought YouTube was better than this and I thought they were for free speech. So much for Net Neutrality anymore right? So much for supporting different viewpoints. It's not about the customer, its about the business supporting the customer, and if you can't do that and if we keep harping on this issue, its bound to create bad press for YouTube which I know they wouldn't want.