Is this a deliberate disregard of their viewers or have the happy pills ran out at the yogs towers? One thing’s for certain nothings has quite been the same after the “simion is dead troll”
Wait, what is going on?
Recently the Yogscast: Simon and Lewis have disabled comments on all their videos in a desperate plea to prevent another repeat of the simion is dead troll (find out more below) however the bitterness of this subject as been squeezed to the max after Rythian (a yogscast member) tweeted out:
Effective immediately, all comments on all my videos (and soon all Yogscast videos) will be disabled. With @YouTube‘s decision to combine ->
-> Google+ and YouTube’s accounts, it’s way too easy to impersonate people. (Hence the stupid Simon is Dead troll.) (He’s not.)
-> Honestly, we might miss out on maybe 5% nice and useful comments, but the vast majority of them were trash anyway. In the future, ->
-> You can talk to me here, or on tumblr, or on Facebook! Rythian out! (time for bed, at 7 AM.)
This describes the majority of their viewers as spammers and trash talkers – However it does not end there after simon tweeted out seemingly harmless tweets:
what on earth makes you think we care what people say?
because we hate freedom
So do they care about me, the viewer?
We’ve been riding along since the start, and it seems they differ in professionalism from video to video. Yet from time to time stuff like this happens and it’s amateur hour all over again. We are hopeful that this gets straightened out sooner rather than later because they really cant afford to mess around with their audience.
Simon is dead troll
After a recent comment from a user called “BlueXephos” commented on “BlueXephos’s” video (now renamed to Yogscast: Simon and Lewis) saying simon is died in a car crash – many users believed this and the impact of the comment hit hard on simon who was indeed alive. The whole Yogscast team was hugely upset by this and as Rythian mentioned it is way too easy to impersonate people with the new google plus features from google
Its not that bad after all…
Disabling the comments may filter out the trolls and get rid of the google plus flaws temporarily but in the long term it could have a detrimental effect on the channel its self as youtube using the amounts of comments along with the amount of likes on a video as a sort of ranking system for videos – the more comments , the more the video gets seen.