I personally am a social person and like to tell how good a video is or what people think of it by reading the comments below. Its kind of like watching tv with a friend or talking to someone after watching a movie. I do know why people have chosen to disable it. Due to internet trolls using anonymity. *Honestly i think that its fine that you can be anonymous but too many bad posts should get people squelched by default.*
What do you all think? Do you like comments or do you care?
- Like CommentsVote A
- Don't CareVote B
- Think they are just there to be abused.Vote C
Most Helpful Girl
I have mixed opinions.
On one hand, I think that it's a good thing to be able to discuss content, and it sucks when discussion is prevented through disabling the comments (that said, it's not like a whole lot of meaningful, insightful discussion happens in youtube comments).
On the other hand, many youtube videos are directly linked to the creator's youtube account, which means abusive comments go directly to the creator.
It can put youtubers in a tough spot, where you may want people to discuss your content, but you don't want to be subject to harassment from people. How do you deal with that? I mean, you can delete individual comments, but that might take a lot of time/effort depending on how viral your video goes, and you'll still have to be subjected to all the abusive comments in order to deal with it.
In the end, I prefer that comments are left open, but I'm understanding when youtubers decide to close their comments. People are still free to discuss their videos on other mediums.0