YouTube: New Comments System Stays But We’re Improving It

YouTube: New Comments System Stays But We’re Improving It

Share on

After a couple of weeks of radio silence, YouTube have at last issued some feedback regarding the super popular new comments system. Introduced to better control the torrent of abuse and trolling that plagued the site, it looks like Version 1.0 wasn’t a raging success. In fact it appears that there’s actually been an increase in comment spam since the change. Whoops. In a new blog post, the site admitted that the new feature had introduced extra opportunities for abuse but it was dealing with this by rolling out new updates to tackle shady links, impersonation attempts as well as improved ASCII art detection. The latter to crackdown on Bob and his ubiquitous tank, no doubt.

However, the post doesn’t reference the backlash which has been in full effect since November 6th. Neither does it acknowledge the demand to reverse the decision to force users into integrating their account with Google+.

youtube tank

In their first official communique regarding the new comments system, YouTube are keeping positive:

We know the spam issues made it hard to use the new system at first, and we’re excited to see more of you getting involved as we’ve fixed issues. New features like threaded conversations and formatted comments are coming to life, thanks to you and your fans.

The site uses the same blog post to confirm there are going to be further improvements for creators including a bulk moderation feature, and better content ranking.

Categories

Video Industry

Share on

Read More Insights

How a DIY YouTube Tutorial Video Saved Me $700

How a DIY YouTube Tutorial Video Saved Me $700

YouTube isn't just for watching cats, or Korean pop music. Hundreds of thousands of videos offer invaluable advice to consumers when it comes to DIY projects. We show you how a quick search on YouTube saved over $700 on the cost of a new washing machine.

Read More Arrow pointing right
Thank You, Highlights, and Happy Holidays from ReelSEO!

Thank You, Highlights, and Happy Holidays from ReelSEO!

It's been a very exciting year for online video, and we take a look back at some of the highlights of 2014. We'd also say a big thank you to all of our readers, contributors, sponsors, advertisers, and to the industry professionals who have made 2014 a great year for ReelSEO.

Read More Arrow pointing right
© Tubular Insights & Tubular Labs, Inc.