YouTubes ”play back” tool keeps a check on inane commenters

October 11th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 11 (ANI): In a move to improve the quality of discussion on its pages, YouTube has launched a new feature, called audio preview, to humiliate commenters by making them listen to their posts before they submit them.

The ”play back” feature is mainly aimed at embarrassing inane commenters into rethinking their posts.

The feature first appeared as a joke in a popular web comic some time back, but what looks like, the video-sharing site has taken the suggestion rather seriously, reports the Telegraph.

Whoever posts a comment on a YouTube video will now be able to hear what they have written read back at them, all they need to so is press a button beneath their words.

There has been no official explanation of the tool on the official YouTube blog, where most new features are trailed.

However, YouTubes comment section has long been known for its notoriety and for hosting some of the most mindless discussions on the Internet.

The websites comments section is laden with excessive punctuation, poor spelling and swearing.

In fact, the website is home to debates about even the most inconsequential videos, which may result into over the top slanging matches, many with a xenophobic undercurrent.

The comment blocker, which is only available for people using the Firefox browser, has already earned rave reviews from YouTube regulars. (ANI)

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