I remember when the thing everyone hated the most about Youtube was its bullshit copyright policies. Ah, what sweet naivety that was... I mean, we all know Youtube's copyright system was (and still is) bad, but at least you can sort of understand why they'd want to remove copyrighted content from the website in the first place -- even if the way they went about it was awful and backwards and all that. But now the cool new thing to hate about Youtube is that they're taking monetization away from channels whose content isn't "advertiser-friendly". And the requirements for being "advertiser friendly" are that you apparently have to be as perfectly squeaky-clean and family-friendly as possible. Meaning: nothing sexual or suggestive, nothing alluding to drugs or violence, no foul language, and nothing controversial. ...I shouldn't have to explain how ludicrous it is that anyone would try to enforce standards like that on Youtube of all places. Here's a fun little video talking more about the subject, although there are definitely more serious videos out there that I'm sure people will link to in this thread once I get it posted: Anyway, I was just sort of surprised that there wasn't already a thread about this. ...Unless I missed it. >.> Also, tagging @Gwazi Magnum since he seems to take a lot of interest in Youtube's terrible policies. Thoughts?