Friday, March 28, 2008

A Modest Request

An immature goob on youtube didn’t like a throwaway joke comment I made on a random video. So this person, along with their friends, went through all my uploaded videos and gave them poor ratings (1 star) out of spite. They didn’t rate my clips based on the merits of the videos themselves but rather on simply being petty. Since my vids don’t get a lot of traffic this is a major blow to possible future viewership. If someone generally doesn’t like something I’ve posted that’s fine but to go through, systematically, and rate everything I’ve posted poor is ridiculous. They even downgraded the positive comments for goodness sake! I would ask my fellow friendly bloggers, if you have a youtube account, to please rate my videos with five stars, check the thumbs up on previous posted comments, and leave comments yourself. It would be much appreciated. Of course, if you truly don’t enjoy what I have uploaded, I wouldn’t ask you to comprise your integrity but if you feel inclined, it would be very helpful. I’ve mitigated the damage somewhat but I’m sure this person and their friends will return under other accounts to further push down my ratings so your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Link to My Account Here

On another note, here’s an outtake from my one my favorite documentaries Comic Book Confidential. This vid starts out with William Gaines of EC comics but then goes into a propaganda film about why Comic Books are an evil abomination. This was part of the big push to ban comics in the 1950s that led directly to the creation of the Comics Code Authority. Don’t let anybody ever tell you that the government and “polite society” wasn’t out to get comics.



Dean Wormer said...

Done and done.

Arkonbey said...

I'll get on that tonight when I get home. I hate youtubegoobs. It's way full of them.

I made one mad when I gave a true art school critique of his video. He used two classic arguemtns; the 'we worked hard on this, so you have to say it's good' argument and and the 'you have no videos up so are unfit to judge my work' argument. All he wanted as a bunch of "kewl clip, dood"s.

Anyway. I babble.

Swinebread said...

Thanks guys!

What's really dumb is that the video I made the comment on is neither mine nor the goobs. Amazing

hey arkonbey, you've got some vids on there?

Arkonbey said...

I tried to put vids up, but they are very, very (1996) old QT and because, for all my internet savvy YouTube is a mystery, the vids never took (after all of the uploading time, it was just a single frame of colorful static).

So, if I can get over my idiocy, I could put up my student short films college.

Doctor Smoke said...

I shall comment and rate until my fingers are sore and bleeding!

and by the way, that anti-comic vid really cracked me up.
The corpse that came to dinner?

Dr. Zaius said...

OK, I have "Five Starred-Awesomed" all 22 videos. Now, can you find J. Jonah Jameson in this post? I thought of you when I put him there.

Swinebread said...

Arkonbey – I’d love to see ‘em when you get it figured out. I don’t car that they’re old QT

Doctor S – Thanks Doc, that’s the best medicine!

The anti-comic movement in the states was so crazy but it sure deserves to be laughed at now…

Dr. Zaius – Thank you so much, I can’t wait until the reign of Zaius!

Becca said...

Commentors on YouTube can be such dicks some times! You can count on my help! :)

Swinebread said...

Thank you becca! Make sure you leave a comment so I can rerturn the favor!

Don Snabulus said...

YouTube needs to be more commited to their community and develop the kind of self-policing techniques used by Craigslist and other sites to make sure things like ratings remain useful to users.

Swinebread said...

yes snab, they do. The ratings work fine if something is getting tons of views but on the lower end it can cause problems.

Pandabonium said...

Done. Awesome.

So comic books were bad for kids, but teaching them to hate "commies" or who ever and sending them off to war was A-OK?

As were "drop drills" at school where we'd hide under the desk with hands clasped over our heads - as if the desks would protect us from a nuclear explosion. Talk about terrorizing children! Holy sick country, Batman.