At last week’s podcaster meetup Matt brought up the fact that the quality of comments goes way down when you look at online video. Go ahead and open something up on YouTube and the first say, 50 comments will be about how the person sucks, the band sucks, or how whatever was posted is the worst thing someone’s ever seen.
First off, isn’t the golden rule usually, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it?”. I personally dislike mean and rude comments (who wouldn’t) so it’s my right as a blog owner to deny the publishing of said comments. Whenever I disagree with something on someone else’s blog I either write my own opinion in a constructive manner, as they are free to do in my comments. But if something stirs up any negative emotions, I just remember for a minute how it feels to receive a not-nice comment, and I hold my tongue (or fingers as it were). However, at but at no point do I ever feel the need to tell someone they flat out suck.
I propose we apply the Blogger’s Code of Conduct to the video blogging world as well.
With that said, here’s a mini link fest – a Miss604 link love special since 2006.