Fei_Hu Show full post »
PhilDou
I believe that every person deserves the degree of respect that their words and actions afford to them.

I've seen some stuff on YouTube that was obviously uploaded to inspire hatred, and that I've found to be personally repulsive, and even infuriating. That being said, the last thing I would ever want would be for those videos or comments to be removed. It's only those videos and comments that show what a person's viewpoint is, and how they react to differences of opinion.

Based on that everyone gets a larger picture of that group or individuals beliefs and values.

For my part, I find the desire to censor based on not entertaining the idea of a rational debate troubling.

Oh, and Luke, I was hoping you could explain how comments could take away from a video. I don't see how they could.
Quote 0 0
PhilDou
Quote:
I'd probably yank any vulgar comments on my videos too. There will always be trolls as long as there's an internet. The disagreeing ones? I didn't get to see them, so I can't comment.



I think this illustrates my point of view pretty well. The fact that you won't find a comment that disagrees with the poster's beliefs is what i was first referring to.
Quote 0 0
dtribby
Just looked at the video again. PLENTY of [new] vitriolic posts on there about the pilot and the family. I'd probably have disabled comments some time ago...
Yes, I've known that I'm "different" for some time now...
Quote 0 0
LukeWarm
Quote:
Oh, and Luke, I was hoping you could explain how comments could take away from a video. I don't see how they could.
Good question.
Dave made a bunch of videos to help beginners. Viewers made many very cruel comments because they wanted to see Dave and Keith videos. These type of comments took creditability away from a very creditable video. This confused beginners. These comments had nothing to do with the usefulness of the video. Turning the comments off was a wise move; it pulls the soapbox from under the jerks.

A man posted videos of his 8 year old daughter explaining how their RC planes were set up. She was very well spoken but not 100% right. Comments were turned off; smart move. Someone would have made a cruel comment just because there is no neck the father or I could get a hold of, Cruelty for the sake of cruelty. About my kids, I have thin skin. The fight that happens after such a comment always takes from the video. A TV network made a program called GOOD NEWS and no one watched it. You have a help video from Dave or a cute little girl, people will spend the most time reading the trashy cruel juicy comments, then click over to another window. After seeing the nice video, the ugliness in the comments will leave a bad taste in your mouth. With the comments disabled, you would leave the window in a better mood.

It’s not true 100% of the time, but disabling the comments under your video, is an easy way to take out the trash. I leave the comments under my videos enabled; If you want to be cruel to me, I look forward to making an example of you. This type of conversation does not belong under most videos.
Quote 1 0
PhilDou
Those situations seem to fit the bill very well, and could take away from the video.

I suppose the content of the video should be taken into consideration. I little girl getting some nasty comments obviously seems to cross the bounds of decency.


I still feel in the specific situation of an adult, threatening censorship, based on disagreement about their personal beliefs, is troubling. Esp. after posting their video, along with a detailed description of what they believe.
Quote 0 0
LukeWarm
Quote:
I still feel in the specific situation of an adult, threatening censorship, based on disagreement about their personal beliefs, is troubling. Esp. after posting their video, along with a detailed description of what they believe.

Welcome to Earth.
Someone walks into a room full of people and makes an outrageus statement.
Then tells the room that he does not want to talk about it.
Then you stand up and say, "I dont want to talk about it ether, you cant fix stupid".
NOW, he wants to talk about that.
Stick to your guns and tell him "I'm not going to be sucked into your idiocies".
At this point, this guy’s mad,
remind him that he said he did not want to talk about it.
This is a game; it is easy to win at this game if you have a good sense of reality.


Any well thought out statements are easy to stand behind.
To comment on the rantings of a fool puts you in his ballpark.
Quote 1 0