https://github.com/Anarios/return-youtube-dislike

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/return-youtube-dislikes/

How it works:

This plugin will re-enable the visibility of the dislike count, fetching the total number of dislikes via our API, which in turn relies upon YouTube's Data API.

With the removal of dislike stats from the YouTube API, our backend will switch to using a combination of scraped dislike stats, estimates extrapolated from extension user data and estimates based on view\like ratios.

1 month ago

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Hum, did i missed something? I still can see dislikes without any extension.

1 month ago
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it's not implemented worldwide yet, I still have it here as well

1 month ago
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I think Youtube keeps testing it. I noticed it was removed and then a day later it was back, then it was removed again, and now today they are back again.

1 month ago
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For Americans the dislike count has been removed already such as for myself.

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1 month ago
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Now i cant see em aswell, Thats really stupid change. Ive read YT "why" and its kinda funny. Using this extension now on Chrome. Thanks 4 sharing.

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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literally 1984

1 month ago
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i don't really care my enjoyment of the video i not based on a thumbs up or thumbs down ratio

1 month ago
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It's really annoying, though, if you look for a specfic tutorial, and there are tons of either awful or downright useless tutorials, and it was easy to spot them and don't waste time by just seeing the amount of dislikes.

1 month ago
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i guess that's one thing it was good for

edit: i use brave browser

1 month ago
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It's an important user metric just second to comments imo. It can allow the user to quickly peruse through low quality videos, clickbait, incendiary or misguided content, etc. All without having to invest much time into comments or the video itself. This is just practical application let alone like/dislike for enjoyment of content, disagreement, etc. Just a crap move from Google/Youtube to protect a few from public sentiment.

1 month ago
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It wasn't to protect a "a few from public sentiment". That was just the excuse they gave. It was to protect companies/goverments from public sentiment.

1 month ago
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thanks, now I know which tutorial videos is waste of time

1 month ago
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So they ecouraging people to upload more thrash on youtube

1 month ago
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https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/return-youtube-dislike/gebbhagfogifgggkldgodflihgfeippi/related - also works on brave browser - just installed it and works straight away but December 13 is some API removal or something so be carful when looking at dislikes after that

1 month ago
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The idea behind it is good in theory; it can help stop brigading. Though to echo others the like-to-dislike ratio definitely helps filter out a lof of useless, disingenius or non-factual videos quicker than skimming through the video and adding to the analytics and finding out the hard way that it was all for nothing.

1 month ago
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I feel that the real reason was simply that companies and goverments like to make a lot of videos, and they dislike when people can vote negative. It's bad publicity.

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That is a good point; it's an element of control.

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