Tuesday, January 1, 2019

My YouTube viewer comment moderation policy

It has always been my goal to maintain a safe, positive environment in the comments sections of my videos for kids & adults alike.  In this interest, all viewer comments on all videos of all of my channels are first reviewed by moderators (including, but not limited to myself) before ever becoming visible to the public.  Bad behavior is rejected, abusive users are reported & blocked/shadow-banned.  The rule of thumb is, be a basically decent, civil human being, or be elsewhere.

  • Civil disagreement & dissenting opinions
  • Constructive criticism that is actually constructive
  • General silliness
  • Liking something many people don't
  • Disliking something many people like
  • Criticizing a manufacturer or vendor
  • Defending a (legal, legitimate) manufacturer or vendor
  • References to family-friendly memes
  • Video-relevant farcical debate, e.g. "realism" of fantasy objects, canonical appropriateness of character depictions, etc.
Not allowed:
  • Foul language, even if obfuscated or abbreviated
  • Insults, disrespect, personal attacks
  • Hate based on race, age, gender/identity, eye color, etc.
  • Harassment, threats, cyber-bullying
  • Making fun of the suffering of others
  • Creepy, obsessive, or stalker-like behavior
  • Spam, "first" & numbered comment chaff, likebait
  • Promoting Lepin or other outright intellectual property thieves
  • Leaks of confidential information
  • Promoting "YouTube(r) drama"
  • Spoilers for current/recent movies
(The above lists are representative and not exhaustive.)


  1. Because I know when I disagree with someone over something so important and so vital to everyone on the planet as toys meant for children I must do everything in my power to destroy them by any means. Those BLANKity Blank pieces of blank..... sigh our parents and grandparents survived world wars, droughts, perhaps leaving everything they new and came to North America and we have insulting people we don't know anonymously over the interweb.........

  2. What do you use for your lighting