Must changes the rating system and switching user accounts
Apr 20, 2012 7:29 AM
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Dear YouTube, I know giving you suggestions here is pointless and total futile, but everything has its own limits, so PLEASE read this, I'm sure I'm not the only one who desire this as well. First, a recent survey shows that 80% of "trolls in YouTube which use their accounts to dislike someone else's videos for harassing purpose" -which now I'll call them short as dislikers", having at least two accounts to do it. More likely, with the recent update on YouTube's features, which allows people to switch their account easily than ever, the amount of dislikes has been increased a lot, which affects pretty much to the video itself and other viewers.I'm pretty sure that you guys have heard a lot about "dislikers on my videos", so I won't explain much further, hope you understand. I understand that rating is anonymous, and everyone has their free choices of rating, which basically enable dislikers to harass everyone else in darkness, so I won't ask for things such as "disable rating system / the dislike" button. But followings are my suggestions which I think may be acceptable: - If an user disliked a video, a cookie must be created on the video states that it has been disliked once from that session. When the user logs in to another account using the new feature, of course there must be another cookie created. If the person manage to use the second account to dislike, if the two cookie match, the second dislike should be created, but NOT displayed. That's fair to both sides. Tl;dr: One session can't dislike a video more than once. - An IP address can't dislike a video more than once. Both should be applied so that those dislikers will get tired as they will need to clear their YT cookies as well as change IP address just to dislike someone else's videos. They are still allowed to dislike, but as long as it's not from the same session or IP (which proves true that they're harassing the other user). I believe it's totally reasonable and acceptable rule. Thanks for reading and considering about this.