r/dankmemes Jan 15 '22 Helpful 61 Wholesome 71 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Evil Cackle 1 Mod's Choice 1 Silver 65

Now touch both exposed proms with a pair of scissors it's pronounced gif

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u/Lauren5Minutes Jan 15 '22

Legitimately, this is why the removal of that feature was harmful.

Not in some 'public safety' way, but it allows channels that spread false information a chance to thrive on the platform - and they shouldnt. Not even for a second. Showering a lazy uploader with dislikes is how they learn not to take shortcuts. As far as the tutorial side of YT goes, that was a badge to say "this person doesnt know what theyre talking about".

Practicing that fake-authority cadence and production quality but still being too lazy to learn what the hell you're teaching absolutely SHOULD ruin your reputation. That's what dislikes are for.

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u/prestigious_delay_7 Jan 15 '22

This is also why YouTube used to be superior to googling random instructional articles. If something was giving bad advice, you could tell by the number of downvotes and then find the reason in the comments (e.g. electricians saying that's a stupid ass way to do that and going to get you killed). Websites have no such mechanism and google's search rank AI certainly isn't smart enough to identify bullshit. In fact, it's argue it's worse because the people writing bullshit have studied what makes the rank AI work and game the ranking system.

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u/renasissanceman6 Jan 15 '22

Lol “harmful”

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u/Lauren5Minutes Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

Great addition to the conversation.

Hopefully you grow up soon, start looking outside yourself, stop being a petty pedant and look past a single choice of words.

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u/renasissanceman6 Jan 15 '22

We will be fine without the dislike button. Save your paragraphs for things that actually matter.

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u/Beta-7 Jan 15 '22

Maybe this way people will finally research whatever they are doing rather than believe some youtuber.

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u/Beta-7 Jan 15 '22

Nah, i am not defending youtube/google's choice, i am just noticing a trend where people use the internet to find the first thing that pops up when they search for something and accept it as truth.

I am sure there's a better way to explain it, but i am not eloquent enough for that.

EDIT: looking at your comment i am pretty sure my first reply was not meant for it, but some other comment.

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u/lIIIIllIIIIl Jan 15 '22

We're talking like tutorials for fixing stuff around your house or with your car or computer or something. There are so many where someone is just giving you bad information on what to do but now it's harder to tell because the dislikes are gone. What would you prefer people to have to pay for a pdf download of every manual for everything they want to try to fix? Or a book on home improvement instead of just a quick simple video on what to do. Pish posh 😤

Edit: ope sorry I read yer edit now :( ily n hope u have good day 🤘😎👍

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u/renasissanceman6 Jan 15 '22

Random people knocking them down is different? You’re a hero and the other guy is a shill? Okay, thanks for saving everybody from google.

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u/ChintanP04 Jan 15 '22

Dude, video tutorials are research.