I Can't Believe How Friggin Nasty People Are At YouTube

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
April 14, 2009 8:11pm CST
I know many of my friends here love to watch videos at YouTube and I have an "account" there. Every once in awhile I'll chime in with a comment or two about a video, and hells bells talk about getting attacked and flamed with a nasty, obnoxious and rude comment back to me. One such video I made a comment to was about how cats are spayed/neutered in an Asian country...NOT very humanely...so my friends here, who know me to be a real animal rights activist, will know I made a real honest comment there. Well, this one yo-ho, starts bashing me. Another time I made a comment about an Eckhardt Tolle video as religious fanatics were saying he was the Devil incarnate (rolls eyes and sighs)---so again made a comment...WAS diplomatic about it...again I was bashed, this time by self-righteous bible thumpers. Yet another time, I was making a nice comment about a performance for the Special Olympics and had a Riverdance piece. People there were rude and saying things to the effect that they were disappointed as they wanted to see the twitching, drooling retards (their words NOT mine)---so I attacked back at that, in a NICE rather diplomatic way, but then was attacked back by insulting comments to me. And over at YouTube there is NO censorship as far as words used, one can get away and say anything. But has anyone else experienced this downright scathing, rude, obnoxious behavior from YouTube members? Have YOU ever been attacked by members with flaming remarks? Does anyone know if there is a way to report these A-Holes??? Bottom line if one thinks people can be rude here on occasion, it NOTHING compared to the shyt that goes on at YouTube. Think for now on I'll just refrain and not do any comments on any video as it gets me too aggravated with the friggin rude replies back to me.
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27 responses
• Philippines
15 Apr 09
If Greeneagle was still active here, he would have said something harsh about your comment on animal treatment in Asia. most specially in youtube, you could have been specific you know, which country in asia. It's hard to be frank when others are emotionally offended about a comment that they felt affected or upsetting. that behavior in youtube has been around ever since it was launched.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Ironically the person I lashed out at over at YouTube about treatment of animals in Asian countries wasn't even Asian but Australian...LOL. So go figure that one out. But I AM aware of the policies of many Asian countries towards animals...China has NO humane rights policies for animals and I've seen horrific videos of the dog/cat fur trade where these animals are skinned alive..many Chinese are actively trying to abolish this trade Seeing that you're from the Philippines, hate to say it but dogs are eaten in your country and there is a big market where people of the dog meat trade steal dogs that were pets for the meat market (yes seen videos of this too and a subject revealed by the Humane Society and these same dogs still had the collars on indicating they were pets)--don't mean to offend you but you must be aware of this as well.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I seen some pretty nasty comments and replies there as well. For that reason, I don't spend a lot of time there anymore. Sometimes I will go look up performances by various artists, but that's about it. There are some pretty prominent discussion board sites where people are rountinely nasty to each other as well. Sometimes it almost appears to be a contest to see who can 'out-nasty' who. Perhaps they should be called aggression boards instead of discussion boards.
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@BarBaraPrz (21015)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Apr 09
"Aggression boards"... Good one!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
16 Apr 09
LOL--I agree with BarbaraPrz...aggression boards. seen some pretty heated arguments and comments here at mylot as well, maybe there should be that here too? LOL--at least here though one can report someone as flaming or abusive, you can't do that over at YouTube
@4mymak (1796)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 09
i have an account with Youtube, but i use it only to watch music videos or whatever that some of my freinds would send me sometimes.. i've never left any comments or whatever.. and i've never tried reading any of the comments either, so i dont really know if the 'people there' are rude or nasty... but since reading this.. i am quite relieved i never bothered to leave any comments there.. and i think i will never comment on anything there..
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
16 Apr 09
I know I think for now on I'll refrain from posting any comments so I won't be attacked by the weirdos that just seem to like making trouble for people
• United States
15 Apr 09
OMG Pye, I exactly know what you mean! A few months back this crazy woman didn't like something I said on some video ( and what I said was innocent, she just took me the wrong way)and she went out of her way and PM me at my youtube inbox and she threaten me. People take things so personal on youtube. I made some videos for fun on one of my youtube channels and one person hated my video so much they thought it was their duty to insult me and call me names and tell me how pathetic I was for making such video. Well good thing I monitor my comments because I immediately deleted the pending comment then sent this crass person a PM on youtube and gave he/she a piece of my mind for being so rude to me for a fun video I made on my channel. I think some channel owners need to monitor their channel more to keep the user flames under control ( like cussing and insults).
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
15 Apr 09
YouTube definitely seems to bring out the crazies...LOL. I'm glad that in some cases YouTube DOES step in. Did you hear about the video some jerk made where he filmed himself abusing a cat? Outrage poured in from YouTubers, and somehow thanks to a fellow Youtube member was able to track the offending person and the person was arrested for animal abuse--lot of sickos over there
• United States
15 Apr 09
I heard about the cat abuse video but never did see it. I've seen some pretty gross stuff on youtube that made me want to puke, like autopsy/post-mortem examination clips that look like they were taken' with a cell phone and uploaded to youtube .. I reported these types of videos to youtube but I'm not sure if they did anything about it, this stuff could give children nightmares if they accidentally ran across these types of videos.And a lot of these videos are not marked with the flag" must be over 18 to view this video" confirmation.They claim these type of video's are for educational use only which I don't think makes it ok to post such shocking videos on a public site that kids often visit..
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
15 Apr 09
No I never saw that particular video, it was taken off real quick due to the outrage of people Well some of the gross animal videos are documentary types to show just what kind of abuse goes on with animals...something I would never have known about otherwise as these type of videos sure don't show up on the evening news. Like the cat/dog fur trade in China where videos show animals being skinned alive. Shame these types of videos AREN'T shown on regular news if more people knew what was going on I bet the cat/dog fur trade would be stopped. I flag like crazy though any animal video where quite obviously people think it's "cute" to abuse an animal for fun though
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Thats why I dont belong to you tube, I only see something from there when it is in a post here or someone sends me a email about something they wan t me to see
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Apr 09
oh my well at least you have fun watching it . I love the river dance even have the tape or cd not sure which. been awhile since I watched it.
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• United States
15 Apr 09
Pye- I've experienced it here, and yet not too many were willing to stand up and say "Hmm, that's not very nice". I don't comment too much on youtube but I do have an account for putting up our home videos and those that feature my husband as Darth Vader (his side hobby). I'm not sure why people are nasty and say nasty things. Not too long ago I started a thread on here about bullying and the consensus was that bullies/meanies or whatever you wish to call them have nothing better to do then make others feel bad, because the bully themselves feel bad about themselves. It's sad really when you think about it. I find it funny though because we all seem very willing to complain about things when they occur to us, but we're not often willing to stand up when they occur to another. And some are guilty of the behavior they are condemning. For example, there are many willing to cry out persecution when something is said about their religion, but are willing to go out and do the very same behavior to another's religion. This occurs across the board, it doesn't seem limited to just one area. The best way to handle mean people is with kindness. And I know first hand that can be very difficult to do. It's hard to put out of your mind the hurtful things people say. I wish people would consider some of the things they say online before typing them or even saying them in person because once those words are written or said you can never take them back, and no amount of apologizing can make up for it. I hope things are better for you tonight. Namaste-Anora
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Actually, I've often defended friends of mine here who are being attacked and might even email my other friends and will tell them about it. And of course if the person is really being obnoxious and flaming will report them. Ah, yes, the religion issue, that is where feathers are ruffled the most...LOL. As far as treating mean people with kindness...yikes is that ever hard to do. I do that initially, but if I'm still being attacked then my claws come out..heehee
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• United States
15 Apr 09
Pye- It's in times like this that you find out who your real friends are, and those who are blowing smoke to be honest. That's at least how I feel about it. In terms of the nasties, leave them. Don't respond, don't think about them, and don't give them the time of day. It's what they want. They want attention, and the more you give to them, the more they thrive. I know that can be very difficult to do, and sometimes they rear their ugly head from time to time, but eventually they simply fade away back to the nothing. Keep your chin up. Namaste-Anora
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• United States
15 Apr 09
I don't think I've gotten any huge negative comments on YouTube, but I have gotten a few that were definitely at least immature. Don't let them stop you from commenting if you have something to say. Some people don't know how to respond to opposing views or whatever nicely or diplomatically.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I just wondering why they don't censor or monitor comments over there
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
15 Apr 09
When it comes to Youtube's censorship, it bothers me a lot, too. coz my kids especially my son, loves to go to youtube to watch his favorite anime's. And there was one time when I checked on the history of the pages he checked, i've seen that there are mature scenes that children are not supposed to see yet. So I think, there are really a lot of nasty people in the net, not only at youtube but with a lot of sites.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Don't they have like a parental control or mature content option so kids can't access such videos???
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• United States
15 Apr 09
Well, welcome to the world of the internet where lots of idiots and morons infest the many forums, discussions, boards, websites, etc. Sometimes they can be amusing in their own crazy way or plain out rude and annoying.
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@sid556 (31003)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I've only been on youtube a handful of times. It sounds like not a very nice place to be. I probably wouldn't open myself up to the abuse by stating my opinion if they are allowed to be that abusive. I agree with you that you should refrain from replying to these videos. It seems they only want those that hold their own views to reply....they are collecting confirmations.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
15 Apr 09
I don't use YouTube but I have noticed the extreme nastiness in certain comments some of it is quite horrible. There are a lot of psychos on YouTube! Perhaps it's no worse than other sites; it's probably the lack of censorship that makes it look so bad. Unfortunately these poor demented individuals lurk everywhere. It's all very well to hide behind an avatar or a user name, I wonder how rude they would be if you had to deal with them face to face?
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Yes, at Youtube they should have some kind of censorship...like not being allowed to use certain words, like they do here...uh, have to confess, in one of my more heated moments said some rather blunt words myself over there...LOL
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Hey Pye, I usually don't visit YouTube unless someone like my Son sends me a link to a video he thinks is funny. I guess I try to avoid negative people and therefore ignore people who make such ignorant comments about people like you have mentioned. These kind of lowlifes want people to react and I refuse to play their game. They are pitiful, pathetic idiots. I go online to relax and enjoy the friends I've met especially here. So Sweetie, don't let those idiots disturb another moment of your day. Life is way too short.xoxoxo leenie
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Yes, unfortunately a lot of people in general I think like to post nasty comments to bait people into heated arguments. Must give them a "thrill" of some kind
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I love looking at videos on Youtube, but I never leave a comment. But gee I didn't know people could be rude like that. Well to heak with them anyway. I don't know if there is a way to report stuff or not. Sorry...
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Yeah, I'll have to see if there is a way to report these nerds over at youtube.
15 Apr 09
Hi pye, i don't have a Youtube account and I'm thankful for that as I can't stand any of that nonsence, I don't like rude people as I get hurt very easily, those people are just ignorant and I have no time for them. You are a good person and if they don't want to listen to you, well that just confirm what so of people they are. Bright Blessings. Tamara
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I happened to lurk at the one offensive person's profile over at YouTube...he seems to take some sick delight in having as favorite videos in his profile ones that show animals being harmed. A real sicko. A lot of those type of videos should be removed period
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I don't use youtube so I haven't run into this. I hope you find a way to report them, they have to be bad for the site.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Actually there are a lot of videos that should be reported in general....ones with real bad taste
@GardenGerty (104004)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I do not go there. It does not seem worth the aggravation. Rude people seem to always be searching for a venue in which to express their nastiness. I do not always agree with everything you say, but you know, you and I have never had to resort to rudeness and unkindness, regardless of what we believe and feel. I do not know if there is a way to censor those people.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I really wish there was a way to censor these people--aren't there any moderators over at YouTube?
• United States
16 Apr 09
I'm quite an opinionated person, and my opinions have started a few flame wars at times. I have the right to speak how I wish, and they have the right to disagree with what I say. I'll respect the fact that their opinions are different from mine, but I wont respect their insults and abuse. The best thing to say to them is "You just wasted five minutes of your life arguing with someone over the internet.", and then "You just wasted 2 minutes that would've been better spent fixing your CAPS LOCK key."
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@dante_off (607)
• India
15 Apr 09
just give deaf ears to those things... I myself have been through that.It is really very frustrating...but i gave no ear to that..Its all about traffic, the more traffic they get the more they earn. Thats why there is no monitoring of these language issues....
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
15 Apr 09
I do not really bother commenting on Youtube videos at all because you will always get the know it alls and the trolls hanging out there. You can usually tell by the previous comments how your comment will go down, in most cases like a lead balloon. Most of those comments are from immature teens that have nothing better to do with their lives. I have seen many comments from the rude, the obscene and the downright inane. I know you can mark comments as spam but I don't know what action is taken, the best thing you can do is ignore them.
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
23 Apr 09
I have noticed the nasty comments on YouTube - and I don't ever bother commenting on there. Some of the comments are even in different languages! I think a lot of the comments are caused by jealousy. People seem to enjoy being unkind to others who are having a go, playing instruments, singing, etc. Surely it's easier to say nothing if they don't like it? Why ruin someone's day by being unkind? It's sad there are such nasty people lurking around on the net!