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Originally Posted by Casey Johnston 
Gawker developed its own system, Kinja, that recasts each commenter’s contributions in the form of a blog. Its comments are also integrated with a voting system. Popular Science recently announced that it was doing away with comments altogether, arguing that comments are “undermining bedrock scientific doctrine." Comments that may advance the discussion aren't worth the ones that derail it, PopSci says.

Comments as we used to know them—unprocessed, uncurated, largely unmoderated—certainly aren’t fit for what the Internet has grown up into. They were born into a world of small online communities that didn’t cross paths with each other for the most part. Now, we have big melting-pot websites, complete with all of the culture-clash (and maturity) of a typical high school, generally with none of the community-defined reputational stakes. Comments need less high school, more college.

YouTube tries to rescue its terrible commenters from themselves


Do you agree? Think we need that on this site. tongue.gif

Nah, whenever people talk about modernizing the internet, what they really mean is "lets see how much we can censor".
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Hey Youtube, why don't you focus on fixing subscription boxes than moderating the depths of Youtube known as the comment section.
Thank you. tongue.gif
Edit: In all seriousness, I agree with the OP. For the most part, it is all about control.
Edited by wstanci3 - 9/26/13 at 5:30am
    
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I would rather see them invest this effort toward resolving their massive content delivery problems.
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How about fixing ads first. I enjoyed getting wave after wave of cash, but now I suddenly receive nothing but a few cents a month.
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No, youtube, for the 500th time, I don't want to use my real name.
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A few things. The idea to categorize what turns up in the comments isn't a bad idea. That smart search engine Google has can be re-purposed for that. Also, sights oriented towards specific topics (such as Popular Science) should feel free to screen the participants in conversation in whatever way they see fit. Youtube can be blamed squarely for the irrelevance of what shows up because they have spent too much time and effort trying to get every soul in the world "subscribed."

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what the Internet has grown up into.

You mean the internet that we now let children barely old enough to have the dexterity to work a keyboard on? Where shareholders and advertisers are now trying to regulate the very customers which the companies they invest in serve? That doesn't sound like growing up to me.
Edited by un-midas touch - 9/26/13 at 6:33am
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Don't comment + Herp Derp extension for YouTube. Nuff said.

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post #8 of 71
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Originally Posted by wstanci3 View Post

Hey Youtube, why don't you focus on fixing subscription boxes than moderating the depths of Youtube known as the comment section.
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Originally Posted by Particle View Post

I would rather see them invest this effort toward resolving their massive content delivery problems.
I have heard people are having issues with subscription feed... I haven't had this problem yet... Is it because people use "youtube.com" and not "youtube.com/feed/subscriptions"?
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No, youtube, for the 500th time, I don't want to use my real name.
+1 Dear god...
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Don't comment + Herp Derp extension for YouTube. Nuff said.
Well put. I don't know how to classify YT commenters anymore... It's a special level of stupid.

Anyway - word filter maybe? When using specific words -
"this isn't" followed by "this is"
"my when heard you swear"
"remove all you videos" - "i will remove them for you"
(One of my favorites) "

I think we would see a nice drop. Also, let the "Report as spam" button do something. That button gets clicked too many times for you, you get hit.
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Don't comment + Herp Derp extension for YouTube. Nuff said.

Indeed. I had the FF Youtube comment blocker on a while back.
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I have heard people are having issues with subscription feed... I haven't had this problem yet... Is it because people use "youtube.com" and not "youtube.com/feed/subscriptions"?
No, I actually use the /feed/subscriptions and some videos that are uploaded aren't shown on the feed. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
    
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