New YouTube Comments: Part Deux



  • In Episode One YouTube made Google+ part of the comment system. Now we bring you Episode Two: Revenge of the Jedi.

    YouTube started to require that its users log in to Google+, allegedly to help fix the cesspool that was the YouTube comments section.

    But along with those changes, Google also thought it would be safe to
    turn off certain comment restrictions. Previously, YouTube comments had
    a character limit and couldn’t contain hyperlinks in order to prevent
    some of the worst spam. Now those restrictions are off, leading to
    people posting links to porn or screamer videos, or just dropping ASCII porn art below videos.


    To compound the problem (just as we predicted at the time of the
    change rollout), Google greatly underestimated the ability of YouTube
    commenters to produce what qualifies as “engaged conversation” while
    managing to be also disgusting, offensive, NSFW, irrelevant, or all of
    the above.

    YouTube commenters are exceedingly good at either bickering or piling on
    to each other to produce a long comment thread. Because of the lack of
    content moderation, the relaxed restrictions, and the fact that there
    are enough people who do not care if their offensive comment is attached
    to their real name, not only are those long and terrible comment
    threads still there, but they are now often featured prominently as the
    video’s meatiest discussion. For certain values of “meatiest,” that is
    not entirely inaccurate.

     



  •  They should just disable comments and be done with it. Seriously, nothing good in the entire history of the Internet has come from content generated by a website's users.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

     They should just disable comments user interaction on all websites and be done with it. Seriously, nothing good in the entire history of the Internet has come from content generated by a website's users.



  • This includes, of course, this very website.



  • @Zecc said:

    This includes, of course, this very website.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    Seriously, nothing good in the entire history of the Internet has come from content generated by a website's users.
    Which would include the text of your comment? 😉

     



  • @spezialpfusch said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    Seriously, nothing good in the entire history of the Internet has come from content generated by a website's users.
    Which would include the text of your comment? 😉
     

    OMG I DID NOT EVEN REALIZE THAT WAS THE JOKE WHEN I POSTED THAT JOKE!

     



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @spezialpfusch said:
    @Lorne Kates said:
    Seriously, nothing good in the entire history of the Internet has come from content generated by a website's users.
    Which would include the text of your comment? 😉
     

    OMG I DID NOT EVEN REALIZE THAT WAS THE JOKE WHEN I POSTED THAT JOKE! 

     



  • Here, use this:

    I was actually looking for the Zoidberg going, "THAT was the joke!" but I found this one instead and it's funnier.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Here, use this:

    I was actually looking for the Zoidberg going, "THAT was the joke!" but I found this one instead and it's funnier.

     



  • I find that youtube comments are best when narrated by elderly actors.



  • @boomzilla said:

    I find that youtube comments are best when narrated by elderly actors.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    The worst part is that the G+ integration killed the Herp Derp plugin. 

     http://www.tannr.com/herp-derp-youtube-comments/

     This was supposed to be a reply to Lorne Kates' comment about disabling comments but Community Disserver was just refreshing the page when I hit the quote button.



  • @FrostCat said:

    The worst part is that the G+ integration killed the Herp Derp plugin. 

     http://www.tannr.com/herp-derp-youtube-comments/

     This was supposed to be a reply to Lorne Kates' comment about disabling comments but Community Disserver was just refreshing the page when I hit the quote button.

     

    RIP Herp Derp. The good news is that the new YouTube comments layout is so godawfully fucked and so massively dependent on a shittonne of javascript, most of which is server and reserved from plus.google.com-- that it just straight up doesn't work.  It may be some forgotten AdBlock rule that is stripping them out. It may be that their javascript is SO fragile, that a single missing script prevents the entire thing from rendering in the first place.  (Sidenote: THAT is why rendering 100% with Javascript is stupid. One of the reasons one. One of the may reasons).

    The end result is the same. I don't get assaulted with YouTube comments, so hurray for Google incompetence?


     


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Lorne Kates said:

    @FrostCat said:

    The worst part is that the G+ integration killed the Herp Derp plugin. 

     http://www.tannr.com/herp-derp-youtube-comments/

     This was supposed to be a reply to Lorne Kates' comment about disabling comments but Community Disserver was just refreshing the page when I hit the quote button.

     

    RIP Herp Derp. The good news is that the new YouTube comments layout is so godawfully fucked and so massively dependent on a shittonne of javascript, most of which is server and reserved from plus.google.com-- that it just straight up doesn't work.  It may be some forgotten AdBlock rule that is stripping them out. It may be that their javascript is SO fragile, that a single missing script prevents the entire thing from rendering in the first place.  (Sidenote: THAT is why rendering 100% with Javascript is stupid. One of the reasons one. One of the may reasons).

    The end result is the same. I don't get assaulted with YouTube comments, so hurray for Google incompetence?

    I can't post comments now that you have to sign in, anyway.

    Oddly, the forum can't handle the Quote button when you're using IE11:  I had to use the Developer Tools and change the document mode from Edge to 10 to get it to work.



  • @FrostCat said:

    Oddly, the forum can't handle the Quote button when you're using IE11:
     

    Pretty simple function.

    What's in the console? I can only presume is's a security problem or some method got deprecated in  11.


  • :belt_onion:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    I don't get assaulted with YouTube comments, so hurray for Google incompetence?
     

    I have found that if you activate the Feather beta at http://www.youtube.com/testtube, you not only get improved page loading times but you also get no YouTube comments, by design! 😃



  • @heterodox said:

    I have found that if you activate the Feather beta
     

    Seems alright.

    I don't get why they had to make it uglier than the regular  pages. It's not like the regular style is very graphics- and css-heavy.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @dhromed said:

    @FrostCat said:

    Oddly, the forum can't handle the Quote button when you're using IE11:
     

    Pretty simple function.

    What's in the console? I can only presume is's a security problem or some method got deprecated in  11.

     

    Looks like some variable named rng loses the object, becoming null, and then scripting calls a method named deleteContents() on it.

     



  • @FrostCat said:

    @dhromed said:

    @FrostCat said:

    Oddly, the forum can't handle the Quote button when you're using IE11:
     

    Pretty simple function.

    What's in the console? I can only presume is's a security problem or some method got deprecated in  11.

     

    Looks like some variable named rng loses the object, becoming null, and then scripting calls a method named deleteContents() on it.

     

    null is null or not an object.


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