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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Beta Channel Pages

Every now and then, when YouTube starts sensing that we're all happy, they decide to do something to ruin our lives. I came home an hour ago from doing prep work for next week's Royal Family Kids' Camp-- with an explosive headache, mind you-- and was blessed with this video, announcing the ugly future of our channel pages. Can anyone on the planet make those pretty? Like, anyone at all besides fallofautumndistro? This is my current channel: 


Yes, it's cluttered and chaotic, but I'M cluttered and chaotic. For kicks, I tried making a beta page. Obviously, I didn't invest much time into it. I'll probably make new banners and everything. But just to reinforce my point, it looked this hideous:


Boo. Whatever. Right now I'm eating a Snickers cookie that my sister made for me, listening to the DFTBA radio hour, and private chatting with blog reader Ryan (DomesticFruit). That's the best thing about the YouTube community. Google can do whatever they want to the site, but they can't undo the awesome of its users. SPEAKING OF WHICH, NEW BABYPORRIDGE VIDEO. I'm out of here!

Chipotle burritos this year: 22*
S'mores this summer: 2
Subscribers: 17, 527

Bye, guys. Hopefully I'll see you tomorrow. <3

*You clever, clever jerks. :) No, I did not throw up one burrito. Thanks for the suggestion, however, Shannancy, Ryan, A.J. and Melody.

35 comments:

Julia said...

Hayley, I'm with you on this one. I HATE the Beta pages. And unfortunately I don't have my own personal fallofautumndistro to make it look nice. I tried the Beta channel for kicks once, and it was disgusting. I love you current channel! Arrg, Youtube. WHY?

-Julia

Allison said...

Eep, I don't like the new design either; youtubers thrive off of chaos!
If you ever had a change of heart and decided to do it, though, you'd probably pull it off as well as you do with pink hair.

But really, whoever designed the betachannel should go take a hike, and maybe come back with non failure ideas.

Maya said...

Oh dear. The new channels are hideous. I'm sure, like every other major website change, they'll eventually grow on me... but still.

Also, I didn't know you liked babyporridge! (: I remember I had one of her songs show up on my 10-shuffle-songs thing, and I wasn't sure you'd know who she is. BUT YOU DO! YAY!

CRUNKRacoon said...

I hate beta pages too. Ugh.
I really with you had said "Chatting with blog reader Janet(CRUNKRacoon)"

*sigh*
The dreams of fangirling/idolizing.
DFTBA RADIO HOUR?! I can't believe I forgot. *hurries into chatroom*

-Janet (CRUNKRacoon) Your Blog Reader

Claire said...

I don't understand websites' need to change their layout. Apologies for the cliche (but it's 100% applicable here) - if it isn't broken DONT FIX IT!!

Anywhoodles... as an avid HGH reader/viewer I apologise profusely when I say I don't know what a chipotle is. I'm Irish and we don't have them over here. Currently on holiday in NJ and my brother ordered chipolte chicken....but I didn't get which part was the chipolte part... :S

<3 for the pink hair....

goldensnitch said...

Hayley, it doesn't matter what your YouTube page looks like, as long as your videos are awesome (which they always are) then you'll keep us all coming back for more!

Tara said...

Hayley have you seen the HP musical yet?
I think one could even devote an entire blog post about it >_>

flitwicks_choirgirl said...

Hey Hayley,
I'm going on camp next week too! small world. I'm doing an eddie rice camp, not quite sure if there are eddie ricers in the US. I'm looking forward to it soo much! I'm just big buddying this time but my captains are freaking awesome (i don't know why anyone else but me cares but, hey). I hope you have a lot of fun.
DFTBA
Kat

Brad said...

I'm with you on hating the beta pages. Google is the master of fixing things that aren't broken. I won't leave my novel on why I hate them in your comments, but they make it so hard to comment/rate vids... and they're fugly.

Natalie said...

Snickers cookie :O
never heard of it. But now I googled it and I want some!

Brad said...

I have to ask, did you un-eat a Chipotle since yesterday? How does that work exactly?(unless it's gross)

Leah said...

Life is hard, snookums.

catcherofthekey said...

I cannot stand the new pages. I don't think that they're necessarily ugly. I've just gotten used to the old ones. The new ones don't feel like youtube.

Nokorola said...

When I see that someone has changed their page to the beta page I try to avoid it like the plague. Your regular classic design is Haylawesome(I don't know?) with your background and such. Keep your page classic like your style and comedy.

The beta page design needs to go the way of YouTube streams.

Keep it rocking Hayley.

Nokorola said...

...Oh, and it's so awesome that you help with the Royal Family Kids Camp every year. That's so awesome.

Kaitlyn w/ a K said...

Ugh. I agree. The beta pages are so ugly and, arguably worse, incredibly inconvenient and difficult to navigate. I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually, but I wish I didn't have to.

A.J. James said...

i swear the count was up to 22 Chipotle Burritos the other day... i must be losing it... you should really check out the HP Musical it will give you lolz.... Quirrel and Voldy get my vote for cutest couple '09
I am sure you will make the Beta page work... you have a way with making even the most dour of situations more pleasant...

Jordiekins said...

The only real problem I have with the Beta page is that you can't go to a separate page with all of the channel's videos being the only thing on it. It takes waaaaaaaay too long to load.

89ravenclaw said...

At least you still can't be creative with banners. Non-partners have nothing but a color-scheme choice.

Melody said...

Your Chipotle burrito count went down since yesterday! Can you please teach my this trick of undoing what you ate? I would like to lose weight.
Oh, crap. I made you sound bulimic! Sorry, that's not what I mean.

Shannancy said...

I agree, I tried a beta page, tried to tweak it to get it looking somewhat nice and it was still awful.



But I couldn't help but notice that your burrito count went down. I'm either to assume you ate negative one burritos or threw up the equivalent. I'd like to think it was the former.

Elizabeth... said...

The beta pages are terrible... I was going to re watch B2.0 but their new style channel means I can't see those pages with all the videos, therefore I can't load up 5 at once then watch them through.

GAH!

Scott said...

Oh, Beta pages... Almost as irritating as the new Facebook.

Here's an addicting fun bluesy pop song to make it better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz7vGW2_5c0

ivebeentheatrefied said...

It's so annoying how you can't add a background of your choice!! It looks so bad... but I guess eventually we'll get used to it, just like facebook... right?

Janelle said...

I like the old Youtube layouts much better too - not only for looks, but just general convenience. Youtube constantly tries to make the site better with it's "improvements" but they just keep making it worse. If it's not broken - don't fix it.

Ryan Leys said...

Hey Hay, thanks for the shout out.
Just letting you know I'm domesticfuit on blogTV but AutisticLemon everywhere else.

Also, you need to stop un-eating your Chipotle Burritos. You went from 22 to 21 in one day? Uh-oh.

Becka said...

I hate it when I don't get on the internet for a few days, and miss a few blog posts- I live in fear of missing shoutouts.

As much as I like the new Youtube pages thing, (it does work for te VlogBrothers) I still think that some pages-- yours, for instance, looks better in the oldschool style :3

On the other hand, we'll learn to live with it. Its not like the actual content changes, so we can get used to navigating a new layout.

lindsey said...

I had a dream you legally changed your first name to Sanchez. A) It is weird that I had a dream about you because I don't even know you, but I read this blog before I went to bed last night. and B) Sanchez G Hoover just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Anywho, the Beta pages suck. But your face is still on it, so it's still beeeeautiful.

Ravenclaw2313 said...

The beta pages seriously get to me. Sometimes I like the convience of being able to scroll through the vids and pic the one I need, but it plays them in the wrong order. I have to constantly click to keep stop it from going backwards.

Youtube why don't we sit down and have a little chat? When it's over I'll clean up the blood and you go fix the damn channels!

Anonymous said...

http://www.invisiblechildren.com/media/videos/detail.php?id=1003662082

Sara said...

I love Youtube, but sometimes I wish it would die. The Vlogbrother's channel looks fantastic! Not that it helps you,....ha? I was watching your 5AG video earlier and I started laughing because I realized why you gals use a 5 instead of an F. Ahh, I'm immature. :)

notaclareintheworld said...

Did you know you get ads for Justin Timberlake albums on here?

marmaladefires said...

There is also an ad that claims it's site will help you get over an ex within 7 days, umm wow.

I really want a snickers cookie!

kaitlin said...

Ya the beta pages are weird.
You make a good point about Youtube not being able to take away the awesomeness of its users. It almost gets confusing when people say "I hate/love Youtube", becuase it could refer to different things. It could be the google side, which people normally complain about, everyone who uses the site, not neccesarily to post videos but more to just flame on other people's videos, and the actual community of general awesome( (obviously, where the "I love YT" comes from).
There should be a prefix for each youtube.

Anonymous said...

I think the vlogbrothers' channel looks pretty sexy, for one.