Good points made!
I agree that having a connection between staff and creators will help a lot! Maybe their could even be a committee made up of staff members, influential creators and regular users. Maybe also include representatives for the advertisers as they are also an important party. Big changes and problems could be discussed within this committee allowing for many necessary perspectives.
Regular Users can be chosen via application with basic requirements such as 18+, knowledge of social media, etc. As far as creators, I would say they should be invited to apply if they meet a certain criteria and there should be a mix between “advertiser-friendly” creators & “not exactly advertiser-friendly” creators.
I think Youtube should open a dialogue between creators and advertisers as well. There is definitely a big disconnect there and that might help the two parties understand each other.
I also think maybe V2 should/could incorporate a way for creators to make money through their own supports vs advertisers such as tipping as many have suggested on here. I think there should be requirements to enable that feature however, not just available to anyone and everyone.
When it comes to youtube and monetization, I don’t think many creators realize that an actual entity is paying them. Whether it be Volvo or Mcdonald’s, there’s a brand paying for the advertisement and it’s understandable that they don’t want their ads playing on certain content yeah?
So having another format of monetization would be great for creators who aren’t “advertiser-friendly” and would probably prevent trouble due to advertisement changes