Why does YouTube have comment ratings? 19 replies

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Aeroflot

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#1 9 years ago

That is stupid. If someone says something you disagree with in a comment you can give them a bad rating. If the ratings get bad enough the person's comment goes away from view. Now, I don't know about you, but I think there's something morally/ethically/I-don't-know-what wrong about suppressing someone's view. Also I think some people probably feel good when their comment is rated well, teaching the person, probably a young person, that he needs peer approval. That's really unneeded.

Even if you don't agree with that, what is the purpose behind having comment ratings?




NiRv4n4

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#2 9 years ago

There is no purpose. You may as well be asking the purpose of living. There is none. You do whatever the hell you want until you die. Capital punishment, or old age, we all get our asses kicked by Death eventually. However, I think it is mainly to deter those from spamming. But if a bunch of tools decide to take your post down, leave. They aren't worthy of your presence, those little nutters.




Aeroflot

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#3 9 years ago

It isn't that simple, though. I've been trolling YouTube and there are kids (I presume they're kids) who won't give up. They defend themselves on YouTube like it was real life. It probably really affects them, then.




Ipse

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#4 9 years ago

There are lots of retarded 9 year olds on Youtube, and I is not one of them

Either they are really stupid, or you are doing something right.




NiRv4n4

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#5 9 years ago

I hate imbeciles who swear on the internet but don't have the balls to do it in real life. Or people who pretend they do drugs because it is "cool". Bastards. That is two reasons why I don't like YouTube, among many others.




Ipse

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#6 9 years ago

What? Drugs are cool :p




Flodgy

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#7 9 years ago

I don't know how you can expect any logic from the large majority of the YouTube comment base. Most of them lack common English ability and have even less mental ability.

The slightest thing flairs them up as if you've boinked their mothers.




jjz-

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#8 9 years ago
It isn't that simple, though. I've been trolling YouTube and there are kids (I presume they're kids) who won't give up.

You bother to troll people....? How old are you? Trolling is automatically putting you on the same level as an immature child.

The point of the comment ratings is spam control, I assume. Maybe they can make you able to sort comments by their rating so that a positive rating has a purpose.




crisissuit3

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#9 9 years ago

please dont get me going on a rant about youtube...




Badha1rday

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#10 9 years ago

They want to be like Digg.




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