There are gems to be found in the comment section (like the one above) which shows you why the comment section can be a great thing! Although I've already pointed out an instance of outspoken lunacy from one user, the vast majority are level headed people who will be able to ignore the "trolls" and enjoy their time on the site. However having said that, even the best of us can have a lapse in integrity. For that reason I have created three very simple "Golden Rules", which will exponentially enhance your Youtube experience.
The Golden Rules Of Youtube
1. If You Haven't Got Anything Nice To Say, Don't Say Anything At All.
A very easy rule to follow one might think. However when your identity is masked behind a username and there are already others hurling abuse at a poor users video attempt, you may be tempted to hop aboard the bandwagon and start throwing down expletives. BUT DON'T! A thumbs down will suffice, or some constructive criticism. But full blown abuse? Rise above!
|Click Away Your Frustration Instead!|
2. Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously.
This should just be a general rule when surfing the world wide web, but even more so when on a site with so many users as Youtube. Make jokes, laugh and make witty remarks in response to others! Safe in the knowledge that you are more secure in yourself than the hate-mongers are with themselves.
Life's too short to be trolling and complaining about videos you don't like, your much better off watching content you do like. It sounds simple but the amount of people who trawl that site watching and then commenting on things they know they'll not enjoy is staggering! Also if you think something funny needs to be said, you're probably right. So go out and write something funny. Like these guys..
So ladies and gentleman be on the look out for gems of brilliance the next time you're on the site. And if you can't find any, its your turn to be the contributor! Or if your not up to it, just relax and watch one of the sites many pointless, yet endlessly entertaining videos. Here's a personal favourite...which probably says a lot about my intellectuality and maturity. Enjoy!