Bad Comments

@skysnap (17583)
August 31, 2016 4:12am CST
I have noticed this a lot on mylot, youtube, 9gag and many other places. I have noticed that people put on negative comments. Most of the time they are just showing the superiority complex of how much they know more than the other. Also the way they make comments is meant to hurt people. What they achieve out of this is puzzling. I wonder do they get paid for being negative towards other people on the internet. Is their full time job of hurting people and putting them down? It's been a while since people have made constructive criticism mostly on internet all you find is negative ranting. Have you came across such people who create only bad commenting on others post?
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@owlwings (38090)
• Cambridge, England
31 Aug 16
I see many comments in many places - YouTube and media sites, especially - which are racist, discriminatory, trolling or clearly intended to shock or hurt Thankfully, such comments are rare here and the Community Guidelines clearly state that they are specifically not tolerated and will be dealt with severely when they are found. It is up to individual members to report anything like this that they find so that Admin may deal with them appropriately. I don't think that anyone is paid (as a job) to post this kind of thing. There are negative people and trolls everywhere, even in the 'real world', but they seem to thrive on the anonymity the Internet tends to offer.
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@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
I agree. And glad that there are rules that keep such behavior in check.
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@EddieHands (32325)
• United States
10 Sep 16
Yes people get more brave to say harmful things online. I think they would not say.those things in person.
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• Calgary, Alberta
31 Aug 16
Mylot at least punish cyber bullies and delete their post. On Youtube and Twitter, Racist comments are immortalized. Also we now have a rule where if you made a discussion that attacks a member even if its done anonymously, their post will be deleted and if they dont change they will get banned.
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@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
yes and those people think that under freedom of speech one should say whatever they want to say.
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• Calgary, Alberta
31 Aug 16
@skysnap People can even say they were not being rude but they were blindly being rude. I also avoid people who beats around the bushes. talking to them is a waste of time. I don't read Youtube comments because the people there are savages with keyboard.
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@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker yes very rude and savage indeed.
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@cacay1 (32078)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
31 Aug 16
There are so many of them abusing the freedom of speech. That kind is so rude
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@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
yeah and not much can be done for that.
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@cacay1 (32078)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
31 Aug 16
@skysnap , exactly, closed mouth
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@EddieHands (32325)
• United States
10 Sep 16
Yes people are rude online. But I bet they wouldn't say those things in person.
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@Mike197602 (13500)
• Worcester, England
31 Aug 16
On other sites then yes. On mylot no. This is a discussion site so if someone puts up an opinion there is a chance it may get responses/comments that disagree with them. People on here seem to me too quick to take offence at something...you're on a discussion site ffs I'd actually like a section of mylot for controversial topics where those of us that want to debate, or even argue within reason, can go so as not to offend the thin skinned among us As you may have gathered I'm getting a bit miffed with being blocked all over the place just for stating an opinion in a polite way...people just don't seem to like being disagreed with so spit the dummy and block me
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@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
that's odd. polite opinion getting blocked means people are too sensitive. however comments on youtube and 9gag which are purely negative in nature should be blocked instead. because on youtube and 9gag, you don't find constructive criticism, it's either personal attack or "thank you"
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@Mike197602 (13500)
• Worcester, England
31 Aug 16
@skysnap yes, I've seen a lot of abusive stuff on youtube. PS...I think I've asked before but were you the person that suggested a couple of VPN sites I could use? If so could you tell me them again please? If it wasn't you...sorry for my stupid
@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
@Mike197602 yes i was the person :P Check out betternet VPN it runs from your desktop. Also "hidemya$$" replace $ with s word. and hola VPN. Apart from that for browser you can use the zenmate.
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@nomus24g (16094)
• India
31 Aug 16
I see negativity is very subjective...how would u gauge the tonality of what I write? and what u read about my writing is also a function of your mental state...if u r in a good mood, u may let go a harsh comment(actually meant to b harsh)...while if ur mood is off, u might get offended with a neutral comment too... So, since its hard to judge, I dont think its right to label any comment as rude or negative, unless they are abusive...
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@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
I think the negativity is not subjective when the comment made on the topic doesn't address it constructively. For example let's say you have written tutorial and you get comment such as "F*** it didn't worked for me". How would you say it is subjective and not negative? How is that comment in any way constructive? Constructive criticism has direction not negative rant and abuse.
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@nomus24g (16094)
• India
31 Aug 16
@skysnap that's what I have written...I mentioned, unless somebody is abusing it u cant gauge the tonality of the message posted
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• Philippines
1 Sep 16
@nomus24g how do you differentiate rude or negative from abusive comments?
@NJChicaa (28536)
• United States
31 Aug 16
I don't really see that here at myLot. But some people on the internet feel big and bad hiding behind a computer screen.
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@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
Yes that is indeed what I have noticed.
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• Angeles City, Philippines
31 Aug 16
Thankfully, most mylot users aren't like what you've described but yes, I also have seen sooo many negative, abusive comments made online. :)
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@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
yes facebook and youtube being home of such people online.
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• Angeles City, Philippines
31 Aug 16
@skysnap True. So, to not feel bad or get annoyed I try (hard) not to scroll down. do you also do such kind of avoidance? ehehe
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@jaboUK (50134)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 16
I haven't seen much of it on this site - mostly we are all friendly.
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@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
yes also for the fact that mylot rules don't allow such behavior.
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@thelme55 (11550)
• Germany
31 Aug 16
Gladfully, I have not meet this kind of person online.
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@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
youtube and 9gag is common place for such people.
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@CinnamonGrl (5637)
• Paradise, California
31 Aug 16
I have often thought if I posted on YouTube, I would disable comments. There is so much rudeness there, so much arrogance just because one person has different taste than another. Ugh. Yeh I see it all the time.
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@Shiva49 (9223)
• Singapore
31 Aug 16
Some people are just negative and internet gives them an outlet to let go anonymously even - siva
@Bluedoll (17131)
• Canada
31 Aug 16
Sometimes I wonder what is bad? I'm sure there are bad and good comments but perspective and writing style have a lot to do with it. We all are not good writers. For example if I share my knowledge is that bragging and telling others how much better I am? Like that. What do you think @Shiva49
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@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
Anonymity amplifies their negativity.
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@Bluedoll (17131)
• Canada
31 Aug 16
@skysnap I've seen so many terrible comments on youtube that I attempt to prevent myself from reading them though who knows there maybe some good channels. Just how negative are we talking about?
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@egdcltd (5839)
31 Aug 16
The anonymity of the internet, and the distance separating people, often makes them willing to make comments that they wouldn't face to face. In a novel and a recent film, hackers link these anonymous comments and usernames to the actual people, which has an effect on them.
@Bluedoll (17131)
• Canada
31 Aug 16
Yeah face to face might get you a slap but online ruins someones life. If I remember that novel depicts people that deserve it? I might be a critique of the book not sure. Haven't read it yet? Is it good?
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@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
yes a lot has to do with their views towards life as well.
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@egdcltd (5839)
31 Aug 16
@Bluedoll Possibly. The novel I'm actually referring to is one I just started, The Girl in the Spider's Web. I'm pretty sure the concept has appeared in other novels too.
@lealuvy2j (1998)
• Philippines
31 Aug 16
I seldom experience it here in Mylot but in other sites especially facebook, a lot of people post there just for the sake of being mean. Just look at different celebrities' facebook pages, almost everyone has a mean comment written there. I know we have this right to freedom of expression but still if you can't say it face to face to someone then don't also say it via the internet. I do not know why people would choose to be mean. Maybe they are insecure or are just plain stupid.
@Bluedoll (17131)
• Canada
31 Aug 16
People are mean because they are mean meanies?
@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
The thing is that celebrity can get rid of that part by hiring PR and proxy people online. But we can't do that. we have to face that.
@lealuvy2j (1998)
• Philippines
31 Aug 16
@Bluedoll Yes, that's it!
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• Dhaka, Bangladesh
31 Aug 16
its happened
@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
yes on some site.
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• Dhaka, Bangladesh
1 Sep 16
• Mumbai, India
31 Aug 16
I hope that's not true on MyLot, I'm new around here. I have a lot of questions and hope people discuss them with me rationally.
@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
yes there is not much such stuff in mylot. mild but not much serious like youtube and 9gag.
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• Mumbai, India
31 Aug 16
@skysnap Oh good, that's a relief to hear.
@Pass12 (1002)
31 Aug 16
I've not seen any on mylot yet but I've seen a lot of hate comments on YouTube. That's seriously so bad, you're basically demoralizing that person
@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
yes me too have seen on youtube. on mylot there are some stingy people but in their limit.
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@Pass12 (1002)
31 Aug 16
@skysnap yeah!
@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
31 Aug 16
I haven't seen any comments on myLot but I have read where other people have. I think it is uncalled for and the person should be reported.
@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
yes mylot rules prevent succh users from staying for long.
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@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Sep 16
@skysnap Yes they do and that is great that they are on top of it.
@zaguguina (144)
• Rehovot, Israel
31 Aug 16
some people just very mean
@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
true about that.
@meganval (268)
• Philippines
31 Aug 16
I think they say negative things because of their insecurities.
@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
yes that seems to be the case.
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@Archie0 (4672)
31 Aug 16
Ahh! I find such people everywhere around me. Not just online but even offline. People just want to talk bad and comment and gossip about others. I really hate gossiping and talking foul about others.
@skysnap (17583)
31 Aug 16
True that and handling them is something hard task.