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Author Topic: Whats the point of subcribing to a youtube playlist/show?  (Read 1988 times)

nite_monkey

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Whats the point of subcribing to a youtube playlist/show?
« on: March 13, 2012, 08:26:29 PM »
I've noticed that there is a subscribe button on youtube playlist pages, and on show pages. I don't see what the point is. It doesn't do anything. Back when youtube had the subscription box, the subscribed shows/playlists wouldn't show up in the sub box, and with the new (terrible) homepage, they don't show up either.

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Re: Whats the point of subcribing to a youtube playlist/show?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 11:17:01 PM »
I think playlists can act like channels now, i.e. the subscription lets you know when the playlist is updated- either changed or added to.

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Re: Whats the point of subcribing to a youtube playlist/show?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 05:14:38 PM »
Thats what I assumed it was for but:
It doesn't do anything. Back when youtube had the subscription box, the subscribed shows/playlists wouldn't show up in the sub box, and with the new (terrible) homepage, they don't show up either.
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Re: Whats the point of subcribing to a youtube playlist/show?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 05:30:33 PM »
I get an e-mail digest every week from YouTube that shows me new videos uploaded to my subscriptions.


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Re: Whats the point of subcribing to a youtube playlist/show?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 05:58:32 PM »
but does it show playlists and shows you are subscribed to? I used to get those emails (not sure why I don't anymore) and I don't really remember ever seeing the playlists I subscribed to showing up in those emails either.
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Re: Whats the point of subcribing to a youtube playlist/show?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 08:22:22 PM »
but does it show playlists and shows you are subscribed to? I used to get those emails (not sure why I don't anymore) and I don't really remember ever seeing the playlists I subscribed to showing up in those emails either.

Yes... and that's what I was referring to.  I don't even use the homepage, so I hadn't ever seen it affect that.

From my digest:

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Note the name of the channel I'm subscribed to, followed by the playlist that I'm subscribed to.

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Re: Whats the point of subcribing to a youtube playlist/show?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 01:22:11 AM »
well thats weird. my email digests never did that. I always thought youtube was broken. I guess it's just my account thats messed up.
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