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funny comment by popular science. they have 0 hard science in their magazine
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While comments can be a good thing, inspiring people, showing praise (more than an upvote button), they are generally used by trolls and downright ugly people. With the amount of suicides from "cyber bullying", something needs to be done. There is no feasible way to prevent these kids from posting their rants, venting, looking for emotional help, or even having fun, nor is there a feasible way to stop the trolls from suggesting things such as "you should kill yourself". They already have an age requirement to post, we all know how well that works. They could add a "give us your credit card to prove your age", but there are risks in that plus ANY kid can get a debit card if they have a checking account, I had one at 14. They could want a driver's license, but that can be faked and also leads to more security issues.

I am all for censoring some comments or even shutting them off entirely. Sure it gets abused, not allowing people to post their own counter-arguments. When it all boils down to it, we don't own YouTube. It is their site to post our videos, not our site to post our videos.
 
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post #13 of 71
can they center the website first?
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I would rather see them invest this effort toward resolving their massive content delivery problems.

Youtube? Invest more towards what?
Our ISPs are limiting Youtube screwing up "delivery"...not the site's servers. Plus, Youtube is already deep in the hole as far as "investing" goes...it is rude to ask for "more" from a services that has given so much for so little (like asking you silly questions or giving you 5 second skippable ads...).
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post #15 of 71
i wish these nannies would leave the internet alone

the internet was a great place till these guys jumped in
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The video uploaders should just look after the comment sections on their own videos, problem solved. Comments not relevant? Just plain dumb or derogatory? Delete them, and block that user from further comments on your channel. No changes are necessary, IMO.
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Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson View Post

The video uploaders should just look after the comment sections on their own videos, problem solved. Comments not relevant? Just plain dumb or derogatory? Delete them, and block that user from further comments on your channel. No changes are necessary, IMO.
Think about this for a minute. How many sites let you moderate on your own? Very few. Hell, even OCN doesn't let you moderate your own threads and does it for you. OCN will delete a troll's comments in a heartbeat, what's the difference if Youtube does it? Again, we aren't paying for Youtube's services. We don't own their servers or services. They do and can moderate as the wish.
 
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I agree that something should be done about YouTube comments, although my solution is to not read them. Ever.

Every time I do a little part of me dies inside.

XKCD already proposed a solution though: XKCD (Click to show)
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Think about this for a minute. How many sites let you moderate on your own? Very few. Hell, even OCN doesn't let you moderate your own threads and does it for you. OCN will delete a troll's comments in a heartbeat, what's the difference if Youtube does it? Again, we aren't paying for Youtube's services. We don't own their servers or services. They do and can moderate as the wish.

Youtube already let you moderate the comments on your own videos, and as such, I am able to delete any comments that don't contribute anything to the topic at hand, and then also block the user who left the comment from commenting further on my channel. Works for me, why can't it work for anyone else? It's only the uploader's video that will suffer it there are stupid comments all over the place. Want a quality channel? Moderate it yourself. Don't care and enjoy the comments? Leave them, whatever suits your channel. Think about, and into, that for a minute...
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No, youtube, for the 500th time, I don't want to use my real name.

Another this.

Because of them constantly asking and me typing into the search box with spaces, and this useless notification popup and I inevitably have made 2 separate accounts to which that were not easy to delete.
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