Saturday, February 21, 2009

Youtube Ignores User Related Problems

This video was deleted and thunderf00t was given a two week ban on posting videos. Thunderf00t posted another video through someone else's channel. Here it is below.

My letter to youtube. Write your own.

There is an issue that has been floating around youtube that has garnered my concern. It seems that someone has figured out how to get votebots to spam votes/flags and spam marks on people's videos and comments.

This buries small channels and even hurts the big ones. You should let the users decide how videos get rated, not just people who have votebots.

The main thing is unjustified flagging. A number of videos have been marked unsuitable for minors but simply aren't. There needs to me a rational thinking human in the mix to review these flagged videos if a way to defeat the bots isn't found.

Tracking bots isn't impossible. Blizzard and other gaming companies have been doing it for years. If they can do it, why can't you?


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