YouTube is considering a new feature and people aren't happy.

YouTube Users Want To Review Bomb YouTube If It Changes A Key Feature

YouTube is seeking the opinions of content creators with a view to amend the current “like” and “dislike” mechanic of its platform.

Right now, viewers can choose to pick either option to express their views on the video. An unfortunate trend that can be seen on lots of videos right now is the YT version of review-bombing, with hundreds or even thousands of people disliking a video just because it’s a meme to do so. This is exactly what YouTube wants to combat, and it’s reportedly looking to see if content creators want to be able to hide likes and dislikes, keep them or scrap them for good.

Currently, the most disliked video is one from YouTube itself: the notoriously cringe-inducing YouTube Rewind 2018. Really, it’s not too surprising the platform wants to scrap the mechanic…

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People are pretty angry about the proposition, believing it takes away a lot of the democracy of YouTube. Over on Reddit, the r/pewdiepiesubmissions forum has kickstarted a movement to “dislike YouTube in the App Store if they remove the dislike button.”

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With over 18 thousand upvotes before the thread was locked by a moderator, there’s clearly a lot of interest in saving the dislike button.

Over on Twitter, everyone’s saying the same thing: why aren’t more people talking about this?

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Although it’s not made much of a wave, those who are discussing the idea are pretty angry about it. Hopefully YouTube will still take note of what its community wants…

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