Why doesn't Youtube have moderators

by GGurls
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If you ever read the comments from a video on Youtube you'll notice a bunch of racism, sexism and negative stuff. Why doesn't Youtube have moderators? They don't care?
  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    They are mostly self moderated just like this place is. It requires people to file reports. It would require a work force the size of China to moderate every video that comes in to youtube.
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by garyv View Post

      They are mostly self moderated just like this place is. It requires people to file reports. It would require a work force the size of China to moderate every video that comes in to youtube.
      And a workforce 100 times the size of China to moderate every comment.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        One Big reason....Google

        Google has never made anything easy in terms of Customer Support or modorators...hence there motto do no evil'
        Yep, can relate to that, they canned my Youtube account because of some advertising stuff, and after waiting for over a month to fix it, l find out now l have to contact Youtube support directly!!!

        Trying to contact support is like trying to raise the Titanic with tweezers! Or more to the point they all direct you to the support page, and you waster tons of time going around in circles trying to find a link, that goes to YT support. Arrrrrggggg

        And it isn't "youtubesupport@youtube.com", Yahoo help had that one, and it doesn't work!

        I tried to use their media link, (since it is the only one available) and they threw it back at me, so l asked nicely, that their support pages don't have any contact details, and hopefully they will offer a real link, instead of the crap one!


        Anyone here been successful with contacting YT support?


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  • Profile picture of the author l23bc
    One Big reason....Google

    Google has never made anything easy in terms of Customer Support or modorators...hence there motto do no evil'
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      Originally Posted by l23bc View Post

      One Big reason....Google

      Google has never made anything easy in terms of Customer Support or modorators...hence there motto do no evil'
      lol I agree with this
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by l23bc View Post

      Google has never made anything easy in terms of Customer Support or modorators...hence there motto do no evil'
      I've heard that Google doesn't have a Customer Service department in any of their divisions.

      One/some of their programmers are rostered to take their turn doing customer service, and you can imagine how much they care :rolleyes:.
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      • Profile picture of the author l23bc
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        I've heard that Google doesn't have a Customer Service department in any of their divisions.

        One/some of their programmers are rostered to take their turn doing customer service, and you can imagine how much they care :rolleyes:.

        As a programmer myself in many languages from Java to C++ In the words of Mr T i pity the fools haha


        But must have perks for programmers to releive tension from writing lots of code in a event driven & debugging language to seeing people claiming mass innocents of misjustice as some do over there accounts, would love to be a fly on the wall at google to see it all happen
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Well, if the moderators here thought they had it hard, they could go to youtube. People CLAIM technology is at a certain level, but you simply CAN'T automate youtube moderation, and the structure and size is such that moderation would be complicated.

    So WHO moderates youtube? "SOCIETY"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Since SOCIETY is so crude, adversarial, permissive to a degree, etc.... youtube fits it!

    You see, if "SOCIETY" were moral and honest and reasonable, FEWER people would post the garbage that is on youtube. FEWER would allow it. MORE would report such a thing. Account owners would moderate it. Frankly, moderators wouldn't have much to do.

    some things in youtube are SO bad that laws exist on the books that would get them THROWN IN JAIL, and DISGRACED! But those laws are now considered outdated and aren't enforced and, if they were publicly disgraced, there would be no way you could fit it all on TV.

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  • Profile picture of the author Young Financier
    People can moderate their own videos. If they see comments they don't like on their videos, they can remove them.

    Besides, racism, sexism, etc., are all subjective. Ironically, most comments I see that could be labeled as such usually make very valid points.
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    • Profile picture of the author cpoalmighty
      Originally Posted by l23bc View Post

      One Big reason....Google

      Google has never made anything easy in terms of Customer Support or modorators...hence there motto do no evil'
      So very true. Google is all about empowering the user so they become so self reliant they do not contact google period. It sometimes works but at other times its a real drag. You literally jump through hoops just to speak to someone there.

      Originally Posted by Sean Tudor Carter View Post

      People can moderate their own videos. If they see comments they don't like on their videos, they can remove them.

      Besides, racism, sexism, etc., are all subjective. Ironically, most comments I see that could be labeled as such usually make very valid points.
      This relates to the point I made above about being self reliant. They give you the power to do it yourself. Even when you report something they mention it could take a while to have action taken. In a case such as that I would recommend contacting the video owner first so they can moderate the comment themselves. But I am guessing if they did not remove it then they either want it there or made the comment themselves
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    • Profile picture of the author GGurls
      Originally Posted by Sean Tudor Carter View Post

      People can moderate their own videos. If they see comments they don't like on their videos, they can remove them.

      Besides, racism, sexism, etc., are all subjective. Ironically, most comments I see that could be labeled as such usually make very valid points.
      really? so seeing people blatantly calling other people the "N" word or putting down women seems valid to you? I'm talking about obvious racism and sexism.
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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by GGurls View Post

        really? so seeing people blatantly calling other people the "N" word or putting down women seems valid to you? I'm talking about obvious racism and sexism.
        What about the guys asking for peoples or countries to be EXTERMINATED? racism and sexism is really MINOR compared to some of it.

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      • Profile picture of the author Young Financier
        Originally Posted by GGurls View Post

        really? so seeing people blatantly calling other people the "N" word or putting down women seems valid to you? I'm talking about obvious racism and sexism.
        Referring to people as the N-word isn't racist when those people refer to themselves using that same word on a daily basis. As for putting down women, I don't see anyone doing that. I do, however, see people making factual statements about women and women not wanting to hear the truth about themselves.
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    They could at least screen out some of the 4 letter and other swear words automatically.

    The present situation is absolutely disgusting. It makes you think whether there is a psychopath in every person. I really feel that Youtube is promoting hatred all round.
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    • Profile picture of the author l23bc
      Originally Posted by derekwong28 View Post

      The present situation is absolutely disgusting. It makes you think whether there is a psychopath in every person. I really feel that Youtube is promoting hatred all round.

      Kinda like us internet marketing savvy types ?how many people online have said the same thing about us online internet marketers when we directed them to a sign up pages or blog offering a free one page report on how Google Makes us all jump ships in the night for the top spot ,

      Excuse my humour but my whole point is without freedom of speech online the internet would be just like a typical catalouge and storage facilty/largest library for businesses like one big asda walmart product book...

      i condone most bad language myself but i realise you cant stop everyone speaking there own mind and approch very weary on conversation on youtube or any site like that, Suppose youtube attuide is if you do not like a comment ignore it or go for a walk & turn your machine off.

      be far too impossible to cover as many said (And annoying when you do meet a troll online who's like all the time "LLL picking fights by the site and reactions prvoking" thats why google runs it self realiant to users,

      But most youtube users are between 12-19+ in age demographics so can inderstand the restfulness of the user and site comments. very young angasted hormones of growing up and justin beiber fans! not a good combination as my daughter shows it everyday.

      Youtube is king of keyboard warriors online,Period never used to be but since there the 1st video site search engine running & have the backing by google algoritham. with sucess comes very bad users everywere
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    • Profile picture of the author LarryC
      Originally Posted by derekwong28 View Post

      They could at least screen out some of the 4 letter and other swear words automatically.

      The present situation is absolutely disgusting. It makes you think whether there is a psychopath in every person. I really feel that Youtube is promoting hatred all round.
      The same is true for Yahoo. Look at the comments under any news story. You will see jokes about tragic accidents, insults against every possible race and religion and so on. You also have lots of people voting down the most innocuous and positive comments.

      Lots of trolls out there with nothing better to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
    Originally Posted by GGurls View Post

    If you ever read the comments from a video on Youtube you'll notice a bunch of racism, sexism and negative stuff. Why doesn't Youtube have moderators? They don't care?
    YouTube is a very open minded community, along with most tech start ups. Creating rules limits creativity. YouTube is all about creativity.

    Stop being so closed-minded. Be creative!

    Moderators just piss people off. YouTube doesn't want that either.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Monroe
    This is the internet, it shouldn't be moderated..
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