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randomness4 S.M. from The Land of Inconvenience
S.M.
Sep 19th 2019 at 11:09:51 PM

Youtube isn't an example of that?

It has downvotes, they just don't do anything.

They never did.

(ART) Rules of the Internet 28: There will always be more fucked up shit than you have seen.
DrunkenNordmann from Exile
Sep 19th 2019 at 11:46:43 PM

They used to be visible on comments - now you can only see the upvotes.

"Satire is meant to ridicule power. If you are laughing at people who are hurting, it's not satire, it's bullying."
Wispy Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Sep 19th 2019 at 11:56:48 PM

Downvotes used to be visible and downvoted comments would get sent to the bottom of comment sections.

Ever since the google+ integration downvotes are pretty much nonexistant functionally. Every asshole, troll, and crazy can easily get seen these days.

I always see people complain about how bad systems that had downvotes were but I would take them over the all upvotes shit that emboldens the assholes.

I used to go by the troper handles/names Ecrivan and Bleddyn.
Sep 20th 2019 at 12:05:34 AM

I know on Reddit they try to clarify that the upvote/downvote system is to assess the quality and value of the post, NOT if the information contained in the post makes you happy or angry (the facebook method of various emojis is almost comically overcomplicated itself). I can't help but think that may be part of the reason any given video on youtube will have a 10% downvote.

Regarding verified checkmarks, a couple of journalists have said that they got their checkmark simply from their company giving Twitter a call, which calls into question all sorts of accountability issues when corporations hold that much power. A lot of verified "journalists" are the ones leading harassment campaigns or otherwise spreading misinformation. As applied to youtube, the same problems will arise. There will be a reliance on celebrity or corporate channels over the independent people whose lives really hinge on the platform.

randomness4 S.M. from The Land of Inconvenience
S.M.
Sep 20th 2019 at 12:11:36 AM

The number used to be visible, but...it still never did anything.

It's not like those comments got deleted or anything.

If they get buried, it just happens.

(ART) Rules of the Internet 28: There will always be more fucked up shit than you have seen.
Ultimatum ◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator from England Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator
Sep 20th 2019 at 4:24:05 AM

> One of the reasons I participate in this forum is that there is no system of upvotes or downvotes for posts. I hate that shit because I know what it's doing to me on a lizard brain level.

Once upon a time I recall Eddie tried out a post upvote/downvote thing,his test comment was massively downvoted..

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PhysicalStamina i can't be bothered to make any new avatars from why are the roads so damn wide Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
i can't be bothered to make any new avatars
Sep 20th 2019 at 5:45:04 AM

[up][up]Not necessarily true: comments with 6 thumbs down would be "hidden" in a sense; you had to open them to find out what the comment was.

Wispy Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Sep 20th 2019 at 6:05:40 AM

Of course their is the bad side to that. Some good comments would get downvoted out of existence because assholes banding together.

It's not a perfect system but I'd take it over the shit show we have now because atleast you have a chance to shut up the assholes or at very least show that not everyone approves of their opinions.

I used to go by the troper handles/names Ecrivan and Bleddyn.
Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Sep 20th 2019 at 7:12:35 AM

Quality control by weight of public opinion has never been a good system.

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Lyendith I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane! from Bègles, France Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane!
Sep 20th 2019 at 11:00:48 AM

As a Frenchman, this made me die. What if English vowels were consistently pronounced one way?

Edited by Lyendith on Sep 20th 2019 at 8:00:58 PM

Flippé de participer à ce grand souper, je veux juste m'occuper de taper mon propre tempo.
randomness4 S.M. from The Land of Inconvenience
S.M.
Sep 20th 2019 at 11:21:53 AM

Strangely enough, the one most difficult to keep consistently different was "to"...fascinating.

That must've taken a while..

(ART) Rules of the Internet 28: There will always be more fucked up shit than you have seen.
GoldenKaos Free as the flame from Ynys y Cedyrn - Europa Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Free as the flame
Sep 20th 2019 at 11:32:23 AM

I did this as a joke with children's books when I was little. Read an English sentence by pronouncing them using Welsh phonetics.

Probably should be working.
Sep 20th 2019 at 12:51:53 PM

This video of The Wicker Man (2006) as a comedy had me rolling XD

The Protomen enhanced my life.
Sep 20th 2019 at 1:42:21 PM

On the subject of The Wicker Man, I have to thank the original film for introducing me to the song "Sumer is Icumen in." Damn is it a catchy tune, especially when you have Christopher freaking Lee singing it.

Lyendith I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane! from Bègles, France Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane!
Sep 20th 2019 at 2:53:46 PM

[up][up][up] …Well that must have confused your parents. evil grin

[up][up] I mean, the music is the only thing you need to change in the film to make it a bona fide comedy, so this totally works. tongue

Flippé de participer à ce grand souper, je veux juste m'occuper de taper mon propre tempo.
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Sep 20th 2019 at 2:54:52 PM

https://twitter.com/SusanWojcicki/status/1175117650759839744

To our creators & users–I’m sorry for the frustration & hurt that we caused with our new approach to verification. While trying to make improvements, we missed the mark. As I write this, we're working to address your concerns & we’ll have more updates soon.

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
Adannor from effin' belarus Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Sep 20th 2019 at 3:25:31 PM

Ahh, the boilerplate reply, my favourite.

avvie source
Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Fight It Out!
Sep 20th 2019 at 3:29:44 PM

Wonder if she has this on a macro now. Crtl+Alt+C and it posts the standard reply.

Sep 20th 2019 at 4:16:00 PM

It sounds like they need a mid tier but fat chance of that, they only wanna support the .01% of users.

alnair20aug93 The Taste of Inktober from Furrypines Relationship Status: Chocolate!
The Taste of Inktober
Sep 21st 2019 at 7:45:44 AM

I find it hilarious that the official Youtube channel had its verification unchecked.

It reminded me of Tumblr's porn ban announcement getting flagged. And that's was just barely a year ago!

That's all there is. There isn't anymore. YOWZA!!!
Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Sep 23rd 2019 at 8:27:36 AM

Has anyone seen Hood Cowboy Bebop? It's... kinda amazing?

Like, the acting, plot, and special effects are completely nonsensical and objectively bad (mind you, at least partially, if not entirely on purpose). But I enjoy these so much. It's like if The Last Dragon and Cowboy Bebop had a baby and that hits the sweet spot for me. Seriously, just thinking about this scene never fails to make me grin.

Though the Bebop crew's costuming it actually pretty great and, silly dialogue aside, I wouldn't mind the Spike actor playing Spike in a live-action Bebop adaptation. Kiiiiiiiiiiiinda emphasizes to me how ridiculous the "HOW DARE THEY MAKE SPIKE ASIAN" argument is.

GoldenKaos Free as the flame from Ynys y Cedyrn - Europa Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Free as the flame
Sep 30th 2019 at 4:14:04 AM

[up]x8

Well, it was a game I played with my (10 years older) bro and my little bro.

My parents probably worked out what we were doing at a glance, since we were all first language Welsh.

Probably should be working.
GAP Formerly G.G. from Who Knows? Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Formerly G.G.
Sep 30th 2019 at 4:30:15 AM

I commented on how surreal it is to see how some of your favorite Youtubers are younger than you are and how it makes you feel a little old. I am not that young myself (I am in my thirties) and I am not saying that every Youtuber is young teen or adult, it just seems surreal to me to see how some Youtubers are much younger than me.

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SpookyMask Insert title from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
Sep 30th 2019 at 4:34:04 AM

Yeah and it definitely makes you feel weird when you just graduated from whatever at age of 25 and there are 21 year old youtubers who quit studying to start youtube career tongue

Ye youtubers dare to mock me ye monsters! [lol]

But yeah, seriously weird to see semi successful youtubers who are younger than you and especially if they went through similar career paths except just quit it to do youtube instead

Time to change the style, for now

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