Tip: After editing your overworld, make sure to use an EMPTY save file, as save files with progress may load Mario's position based on previous versions of the overworld. Note that altered level flags will also only take effect on new save files.
A link to an experimental forum site (from Zeldara109): http://w11.zetaboards.com/generic/
In this forum, you can find virtualboy2558's daily questions, view some Touhou high scores, rant about stupid things YouTube's doing, and talk about some other random stuff.
Link to a YouTube poll that apparently the YT staff doesn't care about: http://tinyurl.com/youtubepoll
UPDATE (March 9, 2012): Well, forget that. They managed to break their own help forum! It keeps trying to redirect me to some "Google Groups" thing that ends up lagging even worse than ZippCast! (At least for me.)
I started watching YouTube videos regularly in January 2009, but it wasn't until July that I decided to try creating a YouTube account (so I could comment on other videos). I had also been wanting to upload a video of my first automatic SMW level, but I had no idea where to start. However, thanks to a helpful YouTube video by ArrotinoCalogero, I was able to do it!
(UPDATE: I've learned that ArrotinoCalogero's account's been terminated, so I can no longer point out that particular video.)
I've since decided to create and upload more automatic levels, along with lots of other mostly SMW-related stuff. Be sure to check them out!
On Sep. 17, 2010, I decided to create my SMW Central account! This was mainly just so I can participate in the SMW Central video challenges, but I've also helped out a bit in the "What is that?" thread, and participated in a couple vanilla level contests. I might do some other things on SMW Central later, but I'm not sure what yet...
Dec. 1, 2011:
Let me go on record as saying I don't want the new channel design you're offering, YouTube. Please don't force it on me!
Also, I hate the new home page, and as of Dec. 5, I can't even go back to the previous one by adding "home" to the end of the address anymore. The "index_ajax" trick also disappeared on Dec. 8, and as of Jan. 11, 2012, GlitchMr's trick stopped working too! You suck, YouTube!
Mar. 8, 2012:
Well, YouTube's screwed over my channel now, so I'm probably not going to be uploading much there anymore, except for the rest of Super SIG World 21.
Apr. 13, 2012:
Eh, I decided I'm not quite ready to quit YouTube yet, so I'm going to play through one of my favorite hacks, Chaos CompleXX.
July 16, 2012:
Started Touhou flash game, Project Nize Festival.
(NOTE: Actually, "Nize" should be "Nite", so it's "Project Nite Festival".)
July 18, 2012:
Started DODODO's "Mini Levels", which was suggested to me by helpful123456789 long ago.
Currently playing through:
-Alyssa's Unlikely Trap
-Same Sprites, Different Levels
-TMNT4: Turtles in Time
-MagiCat (on break for now)
-Miracle Fly (on break for now)
-Tobari and the Night of the Curious Moon (on break for now)
-VVVVVV (player levels) (on break for now)
(Last updated: August 3, 2020)
-Anything funny (as long as it's tasteful)
-Proper spelling and grammar
-Fast YouTube upload speeds
-YouTube's previous channel design (before March 7th, 2012)
-Smokers (especially when I have to deal with poisonous smoke right next to the entrance of a store or something that I must go through!)
-Profanity (F-bombs and S-bombs in particular)
-wen peepol yous spelin n gramma tahts r soo horibul itz 2 tuff too reed (When people use spelling and grammar that's so horrible it's too tough to read)
-People who don't drive safely (tailgating, not using turn signals, speeding, etc.)
-Bad luck (Who doesn't hate that?)
-Lagging and crashing computers
-Pop up ads (especially forced ones!)
-Inaccurate TV listings that cause me to miss a show because it actually aired earlier than I was expecting!
-October snowstorms (especially when one results in our home being without electricity for 195 HOURS!!!)
-YouTube's current annotation editor (Okay, they added size 11 to the choices, which looks just like 12, but there are still other issues...)
-"SOPA", "PIPA", and "ACTA".
-YouTube's new design as of Dec. 1, 2011. Oh my god, it's ugly! (And possibly lag-inducing for me!)
-YouTube's current channel design. It's way too unwieldy for me and looks like crap!
-When YouTube forces a change that not everyone likes! C'mon, YouTube! At least let the users decide which layout they want!
-YouTube (I used to like it...)
Favorite LP-ers: (Sorted alphabetically)
Other LP-ers that I consider cool:
Other YouTube videos I enjoy:
-Automatic Super Mario World levels
-garudoh's The Music of Video Games
-Stupid Game Show Answers
-TAS-es of video games
-zebezd's Mega Man X challenges
Other sites I like to visit:
-TV Tropes (Thanks to zebezd for informing me about this one!)
-Google (But only to use as a search engine.)
(Any of the above lists may be subject to change in the future.)