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YT redirect bug fix aborted

YT redirect bug fix aborted

For once I escalated a bug, and our contact got Engineering to start work on an immediate fix. Some people had reported an odd issue where clicking on a video thumbnail took them not, as expected, to that video, but to the YouTube homepage. A nasty enough bug for the engineers to want to fix right away.

And then the unthinkable happened: a huge gas explosion in San Bruno forced the evacuation of YouTube’s offices. It’s not a laughing matter: apparently, dozens of homes have been destroyed.

About four or five hours later, there is still at least a YouTube in existence. But that bugfix is likely to be slightly delayed, so if you’re affected, please be patient just a little longer.