Seriously, the youtube comments are some of the most horrible, insensitive, brainless words I've ever had the misfortune of reading.
I agree, Lori. There seems to be a portion of the population driven by the desire to spread malcontent...some are so vicious in a way that seems unconnected to the posting they're commenting on, you have to wonder what's eating them...
Some of the newspaper comments sections are as bad.Have you had problems at t'blog?x
Thing is, I'm a hypocrit because I like to read the comments in the Guardian for the amusement value - it's the tabloids that really go for the jugular, isn't it? Re t'blog: no comment!)
For a number of years I worked on a Harry Potter website as a manager and moderator. NEVER understood what drove some morons to troll.
Managing a HP website must have been very cool, Donna - aside fromt the "troll[s/ers?]" - love that term - no idea how to use it...I think some commenters try to be humoerous, with varying degrees of success. Humour's always a risk. But others are just so mean it's beyond me.
Anonymity makes all kinds of predjudices come out.
Oh yes, I've seen kids ripped to pieces by YouTube commenters. Nasty.
You're right, Helen. It's cowardly.
I was scrummaging around youtube for a couple of music clips t'other day and the vitriol just floored me.
Thanks, Nu, Helen, Donna, Rachel, Lori - for all your positive and supportive comments!
Too hilarious, because it's too true!
It's a cool comic strip, Mike :)
I'm too scared to leave a comment now.
:) Hi Joseph - welcome.
I've never looked at You Tube comments, no time for these things! But sometimes the Guardian ones are pretty freaky..
Freaky and a half, Cat - people are too keen to get to sparring, me thinks...oh no they're not.....oh yes they are...
I was blogging about something like this only the other week. Setting stuff down invites one to reflect on it. It can be humbling/humiliating.
I think I've blogged and commented my heart out, variously, Dominic, and yes, it can be humbling but I have become aware that not everyone shares the same openess.But this was aimed more at those commenters who knowingly and deliberately spread malice.
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