YouTube made the change to its UI last week, saying it removed
public dislikes in order to counter harassment and promote
“respectful interactions between viewers and creators.” But many
YouTuber users and creators have criticized the decision, arguing
that dislike counts give the community a way to express its
preferences as well as quickly identify misleading and spam videos
promoted by YouTube’s own algorithm.
That's why I decided to make an extension that will temporarily solve this major issue by displaying the dislike count from YouTube's API on the frontend. After 13th of December, YouTube's API will stop providing this data through their API, but don't worry because we have another plan.
We are currently archiving the meta-data of every video a user watched (we don't track any user, we just save the "video id" and "dislike count" of a video and we have archived over 10,000 videos so far). This number of quite small, but along with this we are also extracting meta-tags from Jopik's recent data-dump which contains data for over 1,000,000,000 videos, which is still not enough.
That is why along with all this, we are working on integrating with Sponsorblock to use their API to introduce a new rating system for YouTube, a much better system in-fact. You can check Github for more information.
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