YouTube comments have a big spam problem
Its good; ThioJoe (a great YouTuber who focuses on technology) has a script and program for that.
77, 29 minutes agoIn other tech sites, reviews and editorials join the discussion. 1 thread has over 30 replies… moreThe Apple part is totally wrong, clearly you haven’t been around long. 70% of the time it’s the Android article and the Apple articles are the most popular here because of the haters. Again, it’s up to them to answer or not. Every site is different, stop expecting the same from everyone and have some respect.
Nobody, 1 hour agoThey are not obligated to respond to comments. These are reviews and we, the fans, choose by our… moreIn other tech sites, reviews and editorials join the discussion. 1 thread has more than 30 replies, you don’t get it here. Look at Engadget, the majority of editors join and agree and disagree and argue and debate, here you don’t get that. They give Apple more credit than Android, which is still unbiased. And you too, giving credit to these people is beyond joking
90% of them are scammers from NIGERIA.
Check out Pleasant Green’s YouTube channel guys!!
Anonymous, 2 hours agoYou may be able to use the program created by YouTube user “ThioJoe”. It may not be the… moreI second this one. It’s not an easy or accurate fix, but at least it will help reduce real spam comments and you can also report them as spam. LTT posted a video about this a few months ago I think.
SamsungRules, 3 hours agothere is nothing they can do about it, just like every other facebook platform is riddled with… moreIn fact, there are things that can be done.
For example, stopping typing URLs/hyperlinks, preventing identical usernames from replying to comments, and only giving users higher privileges when their accounts have been verified, etc. On top of that, they could use big data and train algorithms to fish out spam, and have a human on the other end look at it and click yes, which will mass-delete all that spam.
However, comments/spam aren’t really a problem with YouTube.
… the real problem is copyright infringement.
Many individuals and small channels have their content censored by Google that is politically motivated or violates individual rights to protect big business. To make matters worse, they have their channels deleted, their content stolen, and their videos monetized by scammers and companies. While the European Union is more organized and fair, the YouTube platform is based in the United States and suffers from their gross mismanagement with US, Fair Use and DMCA laws.
There’s a reason why people say “Peak YouTube” was back in 2012, before they had issues with copyrights, monetization, spam, and ads.
Anonymous, 3 hours agoThe big deal is you, what kind of editor and reviewers are you, that you never participate… moreReviewing comments would be a full-time job for many people in a busy channel. Think… if you can.
Anonymous, 3 hours agoThe big deal is you, what kind of editor and reviewers are you, that you never participate… moreThey are not obligated to respond to comments. These are reviews and we the fans choose by our choice to follow and support them. They deserve the support they get, simply the best tech website/app.
Anonymous, 3 hours agoThe big deal is you, what kind of editor and reviewers are you, that you never participate… moreThere are thousands of comments coming in every second and they can’t answer all your questions. If you need help with something, search your question online to see if there’s an answer, or post it to a subreddit
Amirul Syafiq, 2 hours agoAgree with you 100%. GSMArena responds very lazy to comments on YouTube Being lazy to respond to comments doesn’t make it the reason spam exists. And respond to comments for what? Everything they have to explain is in the videos/reviews. What good answer?
Spam comes in many different genres, sadly enough. This can range from illicit financial gain (i.e. defrauding others according to the article), to politics, and even playing on people’s fear. The unrest in Eastern Europe and COVID respectively are the biggest these days, and only 16 months ago it was the US election that went down a bit. The aspect of freedom of speech is a crucial and critical right for everyone, but people must free that freedom of speech does not mean freedom from repercussions. Everything has consequences, and people don’t seem to realize that (and just selfishly opt for me-me-me).
Panino Manino, 2 hours agoI noticed it’s everywhere.even other technology channels.
Anonymous, 3 hours agoThe big deal is you, what kind of editor and reviewers are you, that you never participate… moreYou want them!! Lol! I think you are doing this because they haven’t responded to your comments😂
I noticed it’s everywhere.
Mettrich, 2 hours agoExcuse me, wtf did you just say? That they respond to comments has nothing to do with thi… moreThis guy must be the one GSMArena featured in the article
Anonymous, 3 hours agoThe big deal is you, what kind of editor and reviewers are you, that you never participate… moreAgree with you 100%. GSMArena responds very lazy to comments on YouTube
Youtube (and others like Facebook) will NEVER do anything concrete to fight spam. Why? Because spam helps their own numbers show advertisers how “engaged” their platform is.
Google/Youtube acted so quickly on everything copyright, even if it’s false positives. Yet they do nothing about spam. This should be a clear sign of their priorities.
Why can’t they just add something like recaptcha or something so that every time a user comments something they have to verify that they are humans rather than bots
You may be able to use the program created by YouTube user “ThioJoe”. It may not be the easiest solution, but it could help reduce comment spam.