YouTube is about to fix the one, simple thing I’ve always wished for as a YouTube moderator – the ability to block inappropriate words. I’m so happy, I’m jumping in the air. . . which is making it very hard to type. Now all I need is a list of filthy words to block and it’s all palm trees and breezes after that.
Blocking is just one of several changes YouTube is making to the comment system in an attempt to make the conversations there more relevant. They have a big job ahead of them but they’re giving it a go and it could be good news or bad news for video producers depending on how it all shakes out.
First, they’re addressing the issue of timing. Says YouTube: