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Dear YouTube Commenters - Stop Being Stupid

Posted Oct 12, '12 at 10:58am

NoNameC68

NoNameC68

5,071 posts

Knight

It's not hard to find YouTube videos where over half the comments are focused on a single hater, one sole troll.

"Dear Roosterteeth

My daughter, recently has been acting bad, cussing and behaving horribly. Saying '*****k' and 's**t'

I found out my daughter has learned these actions from your Channel. And I would like you remove all your videos from your channel containing cussing words. You have? 5 hours to remove these videos off your channel. Or else i'll contact Youtube to tell them to remove your videos themselves. You have no right to cuss on your channel."

The above quote is a popular copypaste comment used to troll RoosterTeeth videos. If you see this comment, chances are, you're going to see about 50 - 200 responses. I've pointed out the stupidity in responding to such trolls, in which case many people have replied, "It's called counter trolling you moron." Counter-trolling?

Counter-trolling is an art in which you turn the tides around and you troll a troll. You can NOT counter-troll a troll that doesn't give a ****. That said, it's counter-productive to try and counter troll when all you're doing is giving the troll more attention.

People on the internet need to learn what trolls are, because they fail to understand that negative responses only fuel such trollish behavior. To point out, "fail troll is fail" is laughably ironic. When so many people do such a thing, all they do is prove the troll to be successful.

There are many great YouTube videos out there, and good feedback is always something I love to see. But when most of the comments are focused on trolling a troll, they do nothing more than SPAM the comments. They try to fix the problem, but only make it worse.

There's nothing wrong with responding to trolls when nobody else has done so, but when a large number of people already responded to a troll, don't join in.

When it comes to trolls, don't act out impulsively.

/end rant

 

Posted Oct 12, '12 at 1:57pm

daleks

daleks

3,226 posts

Seeing how I don't have an account I don't really care. But yes, people should just ignore the trolls. Maybe they should just not respond to people at all. I mean, what is the point in responding to comments on Youtube. You will not change their opinion. You are just a random person. Honestly, I just don't see the point of responding to most comments on Youtube.

 

Posted Oct 12, '12 at 2:33pm

jeol

jeol

3,565 posts

Once, I went to a video that showcased a Trance song. One person was cussing out another guy because he said he didn't like Trance. One person's response kinda surprised me.

"Real members of the Trance Family, as alot like to call themselves, won't slam you.

This kind of flaming is usually only found elsewhere. Most people who love Trance realize that it's fruitless. Trance is all about pure joy. Slamming someone for a differing music taste doesn't typically promote happiness :)"

Hrm. Too bad there aren't more people like that.

Honestly, I just don't see the point of responding to most comments on Youtube.

Attention, both from the trolls and counter-trolls. The amount of people wanting to be the top comment is rather staggering.

 

Posted Oct 12, '12 at 3:56pm

knight_34

knight_34

11,455 posts

When you use YouTube a lot, it's bound to become irritating..especially if this happens on your own bloody videos.

Now, if only we could squeeze Nemo's rant into a paragraph short enough to post on YouTroll.

 

Posted Oct 12, '12 at 4:04pm

Masterforger

Masterforger

1,633 posts

Why the hell the image of a troll deteriorated from a hairy, powerful beast found in remote locations to some super skinny/super fat kid on the backend of a computer typing random stuff is beyond me.

 

Posted Oct 13, '12 at 1:17pm

Panthera_Leo

Panthera_Leo

24 posts

I agree with what you're saying.

I hate how trolls look up videos about topics they know they don't like and probably won't ever change their minds about just to spam and hate. They're just wasting their lives.

 

Posted Oct 13, '12 at 8:32pm

Santi_

Santi_

444 posts

I've seen this all over Youtube.

From RT and Achievement Hunter, to Yogscast.
Ryan Higa even made a video about it.

Though, I doubt the users who flame the trollers will stop themselves. One person gets pissed, starts the flaming, gets the top comment, and everyone else follows.

 

Posted Oct 14, '12 at 10:02am

soccerdude2

soccerdude2

1,587 posts

I've been on YouTube a little and seen this from time to time, but yes obviously the troll's goal is to put himself more in the spotlight by having everyone responding (negatively) to him.

I hate how trolls look up videos about topics they know they don't like and probably won't ever change their minds about just to spam and hate. They're just wasting their lives.

I went on YouTube just now for kicks and the first random video I looked at had a comment that said "i just open this video to dislike it"

But as I don't have a YouTube account I can't really comment/counter-troll anyway.

 

Posted Oct 15, '12 at 8:26pm

pickpocket

pickpocket

3,386 posts

I only give constructive criticism and positive feedback. People who go out of their way because they think that trolling makes them cool are stupid. You cannot be remotely cool when your conversation goes like,
-L0l, this guy so stupid make me wanaa kil u
-What?
-lol, u got trulled, u mad?
No. Thats just stupid. I dont seem the motives of this. At all. Or the stupid mindless hate i find. like,
Dear ____, u suck major ****, go die somewhere. I hate u. Because i hate u, you should never make vidos again. u stoopid ****.
....Why? Would you do that in real life? Then shut up.
Grrr, you got my blood pumping over this too.

 

Posted Oct 15, '12 at 10:19pm

Minotaur55

Minotaur55

1,254 posts

Knight

Most of the comments I see are not that bad actually, but most video's do make bad influences. I see comments containing language that can be rather... disturbing, yes that is the word. I don't understand why people would want to post such content, it has always behooved me. And it always will I guess. If they can be less stupid then that would be great, but there isn't much we can do to effect a person with that mentality...

 
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