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  • SodaDog


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:27 PM

One day, I was going to watch a video based on Bully, then some video with "Recommended For You" that was completely unrelaed to Bully shows up. I tried to delete, search, and pause my History, but none of these seem to work. I tried that ten times.


First time that happened was a few years back, and then it disappeared, even when I couldn't find a solution. Secondly, it happened on Valentine's Day, now it's been going on for a few days. I tried looking up the problem, signing out of my account, clearing the cookies, didn't work. I use Adblock and Chrome. 


I don't want to get rid of the videos in the sidebar. They help me navigate to other videos related to what I'm watching and such.


What should I do? Should I delete my YouTube Account and start over, even though I have like, 28 subscribers and no videos?

  • The7thOne

    Let It Happen

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:41 PM

It's a history-based algorithm depending on what videos you've watched and what YouTube determines you'd want to watch (rather obviously, inaccurate most of the time.)


There's no way to disable it other than to be careful of what videos you click on, but that's never enough. There are videos completely unrelated to the topics I usually watch that appear regardless if I accidentally clicked on a related video or not.

Zombified Andy
  • Zombified Andy

    Think different. Question everything.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:41 PM

This reminds me when a few days ago a "how to steal on a shop" video kept showing as recommended for me. I watched it anyways.

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