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Author Topic: Luke Gygax Turned Off Comments to His Video (wonder why)  (Read 2252 times)

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Luke Gygax Turned Off Comments to His Video (wonder why)
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2020, 01:08:26 PM »
>comments
>best part

lmao

They're usually full of illiterate spam. Every now and then you get the rare community where the YTer has cultivated a sensible comment section, but almost all the time it's just white noise instead. I'm there for the video, not for the commenters.
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2020, 02:29:58 PM »
Quote from: Bren;1147088
Someone turning off comments isn't unusual and should hardly be controversial.
It's not uncommon when talking about corporate YouTube channels. Not sure what Luke Gygax is trying to sell though (or is he doing this for WotC).

But turning comments off isn't controversial as much as it's a bitch move. Only done when you know that your content is going to get you roasted. It's like pre-admitting defeat and, as such, deserves to be mocked.

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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2020, 02:47:35 PM »
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It's not uncommon when talking about corporate YouTube channels. Not sure what Luke Gygax is trying to sell though (or is he doing this for WotC).

But turning comments off isn't controversial as much as it's a bitch move. Only done when you know that your content is going to get you roasted. It's like pre-admitting defeat and, as such, deserves to be mocked.

Or if you don't want to give a platform to the idiots that inevitably infest such comments.

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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2020, 05:11:49 PM »
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Or if you don't want to give a platform to the idiots that inevitably infest such comments.

Is Twitter broken or something?
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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2020, 05:20:10 PM »
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Is Twitter broken or something?

Of course not.

However, the comments on videos in particular are notorious for being cesspools of humanity. Why enable them? Let them vent their filth elsewhere.

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« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2020, 05:31:21 PM »
Some channels have comments up, some don't. I think some are better suited to ongoing discussions than others. Shows like this do tend to invite more of the negative drive by variety. I can understand not wanting to have to even think about comment. I will say though, youtube comments are easier to ignore than blog, facebook or twitter comments. My podcast goes up automatically on youtube, and I used to do youtube videos. I still occasionally get comments. But I am not even aware of them till months or years later. They can be strange sometimes for sure (to this day my most hostile and angry comments were for a video I did on DVD region codes----which still kind of makes me laugh).

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« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2020, 12:11:17 AM »
Comments are often the best part of a video. If the video suxxors, then the much deserved smackdown comments might provide some LOLZ. If its a good video, its fun to see people bounce off their thoughts and appreciation for the good work.


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But turning comments off isn't controversial as much as it's a bitch move. Only done when you know that your content is going to get you roasted. It's like pre-admitting defeat and, as such, deserves to be mocked.


Agreed.

Whenever I see comments off, I suspect its out of fear and inflated egos who can't handle even the thought of anything but worship so I drop an auto-thumbs down.

Which confuses me here. Don't these "D&D luminaries" have huge followings of sychophants? Allegedly these clowns have a gazillion fans so I'm confused why they wouldn't shower the video with fee-fees and hugs.

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« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2020, 05:16:32 AM »
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Of course not.

However, the comments on videos in particular are notorious for being cesspools of humanity. Why enable them? Let them vent their filth elsewhere.


I agree. YT comments have become a playground for every sociopath out there.

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« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2020, 05:18:42 AM »
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YT comments have become a playground for every sociopath out there.

YT comments are the queen's court compared to Twatter.

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Re: Luke Gygax Turned Off Comments to His Video (wonder why)
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2020, 11:10:57 PM »
YT comments are the queen's court compared to Twatter.


QFT.  Give me Youtube comments over Twits Twittering or Reddit.
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Re: Luke Gygax Turned Off Comments to His Video (wonder why)
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2020, 11:13:12 AM »
However, the comments on videos in particular are notorious for being cesspools of humanity. Why enable them?
Why? Because of engagement. Not only will comments trigger YouTube's algorithms and cause it to recommend your video more but it's also a way to create a community by interacting with your subs.


This video has been up for a few days already and, even with names like Gygax, Mercer and Coleville, only has 75 views. At that point there's really nothing to lose since you can just delete any nasty comments easily enough.

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Re: Luke Gygax Turned Off Comments to His Video (wonder why)
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2020, 05:29:57 PM »
The real question is... "Is it diverse enough!?!"

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Re: Luke Gygax Turned Off Comments to His Video (wonder why)
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2020, 05:55:54 PM »
However, the comments on videos in particular are notorious for being cesspools of humanity. Why enable them?
Why? Because of engagement. Not only will comments trigger YouTube's algorithms and cause it to recommend your video more but it's also a way to create a community by interacting with your subs.


This video has been up for a few days already and, even with names like Gygax, Mercer and Coleville, only has 75 views. At that point there's really nothing to lose since you can just delete any nasty comments easily enough.


I believe they turned that part of the algorithm off last year.

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Re: Luke Gygax Turned Off Comments to His Video (wonder why)
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2020, 08:13:26 PM »
But turning comments off isn't controversial as much as it's a bitch move.
And whining about it is more macho.  ::)
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Re: Luke Gygax Turned Off Comments to His Video (wonder why)
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2020, 07:12:07 PM »
The only reason to do a show like this with people who hate your father, your family, and the game he created is to try to convince some of their fans that what old-school D&D has to offer is better than what they know so far.  If he did it for any other reason, like to try to placate these cunts who all but declared his father a Nazi, then he's lost his way.
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