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Devoidless
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So how does everyone like the new system for commenting on YouTube videos? Well, that is assuming you have a Google+ account. Otherwise you might as well not comment.
But hey, they did it for a reason! To cut down on trolls by making people use the G+ account tied to their real name! Providing that they don't make a G+ account with a false name. Yet who would do that?
Now, you can see comments that are from people in your circles and celebrities! I know, I know. Right now the top comments are just spambots, links to screamers, porn, ASCII spam and viruses. Who doesn't love that?

Who thought this system was ever going to be a good idea? The comments on YouTube weren't perfect, yet they were nowhere near this bad. In the old system, the character limit on comments kept people from posting stupid long and pointless spam messages. In the old system, you couldn't post links because of spambots, links to screamers, porn, ASCII spam and viruses. In the old system, you weren't notified of someone else responding to a comment to replied to.
As it is, my eardrums have almost been shattered by links to screamers. I've also seen more than my fair share as ASCII genitalia and mega-scroll spam. My inbox is being flooded with messages about someone not even replying to me. I wish I could just turn comments off all together and save myself the pain.

What do you all think?

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Devoidless
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What kind of comments are compelling you to click on links?


The ones where the links are disguised as the "Expand this comment" link. Those kind.
xXxDAPRO89xXx
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I hate how when you click on something like 1:10 it opens up a new tab...

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I hate how when you click on something like 1:10 it opens up a new tab...


I noticed that as well, although I wasn't sure if it was an issue with my computer. It's extremely annoying and inconvenient.
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Youtube Comments Petition

Just thought I'd share that with you guys. Let's get it changed back!

Ernie15
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Is it just me or has the "likes" bar turned from green to blue?

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@Ernie
Yes it has. Why they would do that who knows lol...

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I noticed it as well..my guess would be to match the G+ favicon, as some random user in some random forum puts it.

Charlie506
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bob has decided that nuclear
â»/ / \\ weapons are the only way to fix youtube.
/â- |â¢| Copy and Paste this all over youtube
/ \\ //||\\\\ to completely obliterate Google+

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Not that again....BAD CHAZ.

My opinion on this whole thing is that it's really, really stupid. I've managed to keep my G+ account away from my YouTube account, but now I have five or six G+ accounts for it somehow that are all giving me notifications whenever someone replies to me. Plus, I honestly don't care what my friends watch on YouTube, or what people I don't know that are in my circles for some reason watch on YouTube, or what celebrities watch on YouTube and what they say and G+ was a stupid idea anyway. And now they've made it worse by taking a perfectly good thing and stabbing it with a horrendously stupid thing.
I enjoy being anonymous on the internet, but if things want me to splash my name over everything I do then I'll have to change my Gmail name to something stupid again, like 'Turtle Square' (which used to be my name until I changed it to my actual one before G+ came into being.). And now G+ doesn't even let you have stupid fake names because they want everyone to be stalked by the NSA. Thanks, Google.

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â-â-â-... /â- /â- /â- /â- â-â-â-...â-â- World War lll has begun! Help Bob in the war
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YouTube is not lost, together we can change it!
JOIN THE REVOLUTION NOW

Its the only way.

~~~Darth Caedus

Jacen96
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Whatever, that was supposed to be a bmp.

~~~Darth Caedus

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So now you need a Google+ account to sign up for YouTube, eh? A sneaky move on Google's part... =/

In my case, I don't see myself ever having a YouTube account, since I don't have any reason to post videos of anything online... and commenting on YouTube videos has always seemed useless to me anyway--I don't even read them!--so to me personally, this whole matter is pretty unimportant. However, with Google taking over everything these days, I'm almost afraid to see what our everyday lives will be like in 5 years!

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I don't like it. But I still watch videos on youtube.

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So now you need a Google+ account to sign up for YouTube, eh? A sneaky move on Google's part... =/

I'm pretty sure their plan is to make video access pay-for if you don't have a free account. That would make the most sense if their goal is to get people to join.

I'm almost afraid to see what our everyday lives will be like in 5 years!

I'm pretty sure every generation has said that about the future. The future is an unknown, thus often feared, leading to distrust/dislike of new things. Sometimes it's irrational (ex: jazz being considered lewd, then people from the jazz age considering rock and roll as the new bad) and sometimes it's justified (ex: weapons of war). Technology will always be a tool with positive and negative consequences (ex: the cell phone: great for contacting support in emergencies, or just for chatting; chatting at the wrong time, like while operating heavy machinery, can lead to emergencies). Usually whatever shines the brightest tends to take off. But the good thing about the free market is that if the people dislike what Google is doing, they can take their business elsewhere and use/make something better, forcing Google to perhaps take a step back.
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don't even start man. the new comment system sucks and it is just stupid. btw I reported some body

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