Nobody likes seeing dislikes on their videos, especially for smaller YouTubers just starting out. It can be very disheartening and put you off creating any more content at all. Some videos, naturally, deserve all the dislikes they receive, but many are simply the victim of trolls and haters.
Well, YouTube’s been experimenting recently and they’ve decided that they’re going to start hiding the dislike count. Their theory is that more trolls will be less likely to click the dislike button if they can’t see how many have come before them, thus reducing the harassment many YouTubers receive.