15 Ways To Instantly Spot (And Skip) Horrible YouTube Videos

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There's a metric fuckton of content on YouTube, and with autoplay it's ridiculously easy to get sucked into a rabbit hole of terrible, terrible videos. What you really need is a convenient diagram that will let you know how to tell at a glance whether a video is going to be a waste of your time.

Fortunately our readers have your back, and have put together the following handy guides:

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Entry by Ka-ga-mi

You know you're in for a crappy video if... E1 55% 45% the YouTuber takes up more than half of the thumbnail.

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Entry by E. J. Diaz

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Skip any video that has: SJWS OWNED COMPILATION #4 SJWCentral AMviwE vear ago Faminist Social Justice Wlarriors and BlackLiveMattars getting OWNED Fal

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Overdramatic Apocalyptic thumbnail title WORLDWAR3 (CONFIRMED) WORLD WAR 3 IS STARTING! WILL THE WORLD APRIL 18TH 2018 END APRIL 18th CREEPY VOICEMAIL

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Entry by gimsa

YouTube If you see a video with the words, unexplained mysteries Its just hoaxes that already have simple and stupid explanations. Unexplained myste

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#1 MIX of lowercase and CAPS that makes your EYES BLEED??? REACTION to The Walking Dead (S8) Ep. 16 (SEASON FINALE) WRATHI (NEGAN & RICK Final Fight

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Entry by MrDrew

LIVE CONCERT RECORDED ON A PHONE? REC YouTube prepare yourself for... SHAKY FOOTAGE TERRIBLE SOUND QUALITY LOUD DRUNK CROWD CRACKED COM

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Entry by floppydisque

IF IT seems TOO GOOD TO Be TRUE... 5 People With Real Superpower... Our Mysteriou... 6:34 709K views: 8... Significantly photoshopped thumbnail Seemin

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Entry by aynat_sniper

GHOST IN MY HOUSE CAUGHT ON TAPE (NOT CLICKBAIT) LIVE Gabbie Hanna FOOTAGEL 6 months ago 3.3M views 8:04 ICAUGHT A I Caught A Ghost In My YouTube Vide

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Entry by Sonny Time

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HOW TO KNOW IF THE VIDEO IS TRASH BASED ON ITS THUMBNAIL Oversized caption The I-badly-need- (with exclamation your-views face point) SPOOKED! SORRY

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Entry by schmidthead

15 Ways To Instantly Spot (And Skip) Horrible YouTube Videos

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Entry by aynat_sniper

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Entry by fuzzydan

If the Youtube icons look like this: HO RYAN IS ALEX'S AJRKE DOES GETS JARE UTIMATE EGGED SOMETHING GAY? BETRAYAL INSANE EZTS PULLS KNIFE ON BIVAN CET