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(Tech Stew)   YouTube now pushes users to switch to real names, persuading you to not go by JohnDoe101 anymore   (tech-stew.com) divider line 90
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2012-07-23 03:32:06 PM

SultanofSchwing: Tsar_Bomba1: I don't mind using my real name...


Bulk VanderHuge

how interesting, my name is Crunch Buttsteak.


Thick McRunfast at your service
 
2012-07-23 03:36:48 PM
27 people don't like this new requirement.

//seriously, i really hate those comments that only say something about the number of people who thumb-down a video.
 
2012-07-23 03:42:11 PM
imgs.xkcd.com

obligatory
 
2012-07-23 03:45:18 PM
I was born with my brain outside my cranium. which is why I was christened meatybrain, a name given to me by the villagers as they chased me from the hospital with pitchforks and torches. I am forced to wear an embroidered "MB" on my chest at all times; any attempt at anonymity is met with an angry fusillade of French taunts and rotten foie gras on burnt toast with an amusing little Poilly-Fume and a few grapes maybe for after.

On-line anonymity is the only kind I have. When I heard about this, it felt like a dagger of hot ice piercing the kludged together mess of tubes and valves and concertinas that replaced my heart after that unfortunate incident as an "extra" in a backyard remake of that awful Indiana Jones movie.

Without my on-line suedoughNIMHs every post I make will be met with, "Well, who cares what HE thinks! He stinks of bad liver, he can't get more than fifty feet from that air compressor thing, and wherever he goes he is accompanied by the shriekings of a multitude of small furry creatures objecting the only way they can to what they know is an abomination in the eyes of all gods, real or otherwise. fark him and his opinions, and then burn your dick off, just to be sure."

But if I can post as "Anonymouse", or "John Q. Rapeandkillsmallchildren", or "ManWithBigCockWhoKnowsHowToUseIt", or "Yellowcakeforsalecheap!", then I can get the respect I deserve as a human being. Which is something Google, a soulless corporation, can never understand.
 
2012-07-23 04:00:46 PM

bhcompy: SultanofSchwing: Tsar_Bomba1: I don't mind using my real name...


Bulk VanderHuge

how interesting, my name is Crunch Buttsteak.

Thick McRunfast at your service


Big McLargehuge
 
2012-07-23 04:05:24 PM

TheManofPA: A friend of my father won a radio station's "Big Ass Ham" giveaway when I was younger. They almost hung up on him because his name is Harry Johnson and they couldn't get over that it wasn't a prank call. He was able to get it, but man they were questioning him for awhile.


xtupload.com
 
2012-07-23 04:48:19 PM
how do they know my real name isn't Igor?
 
2012-07-23 05:45:06 PM
It's about damn time this happened. and no, I don't care about your rights or your kid's rights, or any other kid's rights.

Go read some comments on any video on youtube with more than about 1000 hits. How do you feel about youtube commenters after reading that? Right.

So fark you and your kids for abusing your illusion of anonymity. This is what you get. I hope more sites start considering making real names mandatory.

Personally, I would much much prefer the internet if (hypothetically, since we're probably past the chance of it being possible), there were no anonymity online, and people pretty much had to sign their comments on all sites with their full name, photo, and email address. Anonymity is pointless, and even dangerous in the hands of the average internet farkwad. For reference, see all youtube comments, any video game related forum (including guild forums), any tech forum not limited to professionals only, 4chan and it's related sites, the contents of nearly any IRC channel that isn't monitored, the content of any of the thousands of obviously false facebook profiles, any myspace profile that still exists, the contents of (and number of) anonymous email accounts, the many ridiculous Amazon comments some products get (some of which end up on Fark), the comments of any controversial Fark thread, the contents of any trainwreck thread, the number of penises that appeared at various times on chatroulette and similar sites, the comments of anybody on Xbox Live or any similar services on competing platforms, the typed or spoken player names or statements of players of most online games on any platform, the number of creatures made in Spore that looked like penises, the number of photos of genitalia made in minecraft (by people who have never actually been near a woman's), the proliferation of certain incredibly stupid memes, the need (ever) for tinyURL by a normal person, the sheer volume of spam most email addresses receive, the number and proliferation of bit torrent files, how many of said files are those fake ones that send you to a spam site to try to retrieve a password, the number of copyrighted videos that exist online, even without Megavideo (though of course, Megavideo hosted many, many more), the fact that sites like funnyjunk or ebaumsworld are allowed to exist, and the owners being allowed to continue not being lit on fire by the people they're hemorrhaging money from.

The list could go on if I so choose. Anonymity is a farking disease spreading to all corners of the Earth, and has made the internet into a really terrifying place that I wouldn't frequent if it wasn't also where I make my money.

//and no, I won't be providing any identifying information with this comment.
 
2012-07-23 06:06:16 PM

IronJelly: //and no, I won't be providing any identifying information with this comment.


0/10. Not only is it a WALL OF TEXT, but you are a hypocrite and/or troll. Besides, who cares if people on Youtube are dickwads? That's why I disable comments on all my videos.
 
2012-07-23 06:16:25 PM

Gig103: IronJelly: //and no, I won't be providing any identifying information with this comment.

0/10. Not only is it a WALL OF TEXT, but you are a hypocrite and/or troll. Besides, who cares if people on Youtube are dickwads? That's why I disable comments on all my videos.


yes, but I'm one of the good trolls. my comment makes at least a little sense., and the wall of text is sort of the point, since it's a list of various places and ways in which users who think they're anonymous tend to prosper.

//also: i want to know what color you highlight me.
 
2012-07-23 06:38:44 PM
I have a problem with this.
- Andrew A. Gill

/Nah, seriously, I do have a problem with this. I *chose* to use my real name when I came to Fark. Admittedly it was because someone else had my preferred username, but still, it was my choice.
 
2012-07-23 06:46:48 PM
This reminds me of authors who use pseudonyms for their earlier, or less classy work.

It is exactly why I wouldn't want my real name on everything I've said on the internet. Nobody would. Everyone would lose credibility in one way or another.

Screw Youtube and Google.
 
2012-07-23 07:32:28 PM

KierzanDax: As a person who registered on Google+ using an alias, I don't give a fart.


This, I had 100 invites and used 15 for myself so I don't care, I will just post as BA Baracus on every you tube clip.
 
2012-07-23 07:39:12 PM

IronJelly:
Go read some comments on any video on youtube with more than about 1000 hits. How do you feel about youtube commenters after reading that? Right.

So fark you and your kids for abusing your illusion of anonymity. This is what you get. I hope more sites start considering making real names mandatory.


Why would this change anything for the better? Why would a kid or otherwise mentally-stunted person change their behavior? They consider themselves invincible and lack the wisdom to recognize possible repercussions from their actions.

It will change nothing, but it does reinforce my stance to not use google or youtube accounts.
 
2012-07-23 07:40:28 PM

steamingpile: KierzanDax: As a person who registered on Google+ using an alias, I don't give a fart.

This, I had 100 invites and used 15 for myself so I don't care, I will just post as BA Baracus on every you tube clip.


Don't you love it when a plan comes together? You sure does like that jazz.
 
2012-07-23 07:57:56 PM

Benjimin_Dover: steamingpile: KierzanDax: As a person who registered on Google+ using an alias, I don't give a fart.

This, I had 100 invites and used 15 for myself so I don't care, I will just post as BA Baracus on every you tube clip.

Don't you love it when a plan comes together? You sure does like that jazz.


Sometimes you a crazy fool.
 
2012-07-23 08:08:04 PM

brigid_fitch: bhcompy: SultanofSchwing: Tsar_Bomba1: I don't mind using my real name...


Bulk VanderHuge

how interesting, my name is Crunch Buttsteak.

Thick McRunfast at your service

Big McLargehuge


Nice to meetcha. I'm Needsmore Cowbell.
 
2012-07-23 08:22:11 PM
Where's the Go fark Yourself box?
 
2012-07-23 08:24:23 PM
Okay, I admit it. My real name is Dick Senormis.
 
2012-07-23 08:26:56 PM

brigid_fitch: bhcompy: SultanofSchwing: Tsar_Bomba1: I don't mind using my real name...


Bulk VanderHuge

how interesting, my name is Crunch Buttsteak.

Thick McRunfast at your service

Big McLargehuge


Jack Hoffman, pitcher for the Port Masterson Baiters.
 
2012-07-23 08:30:56 PM
Because this worked so well when Blizzard did it. . . .
 
2012-07-23 08:39:27 PM

Vash's Apprentice: And reveal that I'm really George Clooney? I think not!


So how does it feel being *yesterday's* Batman?
 
2012-07-23 08:41:23 PM
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me
 
2012-07-23 08:41:32 PM

Jake Havechek: Good job with YouTube, Google, you farking assholes.


Looks like they didn't learn their lesson with Google+. People like online anonymity. Even more people like to use their pseudonyms as alter-egos. If you want happy customers you'll be making anonymity easier and more complete, not asking them to abandon it.


/then there's spoofing, which has made google's push on this issue a joke.
 
2012-07-23 08:41:44 PM
I hope the parents of the teens posting booty-shaking videos

a) tell them to NOT use their real names
b) realize their kids are posting booty-shaking videos and do something about it
 
2012-07-23 08:43:19 PM

Tergiversada: brigid_fitch: bhcompy: SultanofSchwing: Tsar_Bomba1: I don't mind using my real name...


Bulk VanderHuge

how interesting, my name is Crunch Buttsteak.

Thick McRunfast at your service

Big McLargehuge

Nice to meetcha. I'm Needsmore Cowbell.


Of the East Shropeshire Cowbells?
 
2012-07-23 08:46:04 PM

StrangeQ: IrateShadow: I understand that you shouldn't have any expectations to privacy on the internet.

Here's what I don't understand... I grew up in the 90s when AIM and Yahoo messenger first became popular, and my friends and I just inherently KNEW never to use our real names or any actual personal information. When did this change?


When datamining became a big industry.
 
2012-07-23 09:52:54 PM
I must be the only one who likes to go to YouTube for the purposes of reading ignorant comments. Ignorant comments are funny to me. Albeit, I can only handle so many in one sitting, but the stupidity involved in some has had me rolling with laughter.
 
2012-07-23 10:54:42 PM
At this point I'm entirely certain that Google must have a team of people whose sole job is to come up with ways to make youtube even worse.

I wonder what they'll think of next?
 
2012-07-23 11:47:13 PM
This is why you don't name your kid Dja'Cest Antonio-Banderas Washington
 
2012-07-23 11:49:57 PM

Professor Horatio Hufnagel: At this point I'm entirely certain that Google must have a team of people whose sole job is to come up with ways to make youtube even worse.

I wonder what they'll think of next?


Advertisements that you can't skip, then captchas that contains the name of the product from the advertisement?

We need a robin hood of patent trolling, who patents shiat like that does nothing with the patent.
 
2012-07-24 01:25:36 AM

kukukupo: Because this worked so well when Blizzard did it. . . .


If i'm not mistaken, the backlash was so bad, they never actually implemented it.
 
2012-07-24 01:40:17 AM
Hmm....I already have a Goog+ account held in reserve and a nicely aged YT account.

Maybe I'll toss Wank Peencrust in and see what happens.
 
2012-07-24 01:42:05 AM
Does that mean I have to give up 'Assbucket' as my user name?
 
2012-07-24 05:12:07 AM
GRANIT BLACKHAWKtm
 
2012-07-24 05:54:23 AM

steamingpile: Benjimin_Dover: steamingpile: KierzanDax: As a person who registered on Google+ using an alias, I don't give a fart.

This, I had 100 invites and used 15 for myself so I don't care, I will just post as BA Baracus on every you tube clip.

Don't you love it when a plan comes together? You sure does like that jazz.

Sometimes you a crazy fool.


For the past few months, I have been going to sleep with that on my TV in the bedroom. It was on every night at 11PM on Centric. Put me right to sleep with some "comfort TV." Then they stopped playing it for some reason. A-holes.
 
2012-07-24 01:13:10 PM
Barry McCockiner checking in.
 
2012-07-24 01:32:37 PM

Christian Bale: Vash's Apprentice: And reveal that I'm really George Clooney? I think not!

So how does it feel being *yesterday's* Batman?


I'll tell you once I'm done baking cookies with the Keibler Elf, and by that I mean banging Stace again. How does it feel being a miserable cur nobody likes?
 
2012-07-25 05:19:47 AM
Seriously that will ruin me. I don't want everyone to know my name is Luvtoo Spuge
 
2012-07-25 08:02:10 PM
Gristle McThornbody
 
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