Comment Spam

Starfire

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I've noticed that for some recent videos I upload, almost immediately someone throws in a
comment about 'click here for free music' or other stuff.

1st Question - Is there some place or page people see new videos just uploaded? Or subscribed to me
to just throw spam? If so, can I kick them off?

2nd Question - These comments show up as spam in my community folder, but I can't
click "Report Spam" anymore - the button doesn't work. Has this been disabled or is it
just me? I can just delete the comments.

Any help? Thanks in advance.
 

daniel burgio

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I've been getting that too lately. It's annoying because I rarely get comments at all and I see that crap. It's either that or sub4sub requests... Maybe popular tags cause spam bots to hone in or something.
 

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For me also that is normal for every new video :).. I think you can go to their profile and block profile, then they will not be able anymore to post on your channel. I know there is a lot of these spammers, but from time to time I see some of them are repeating, so blocking one by one will reduce the number of spamming comments significantly.
 

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Ive had that recently on 1 video only. I approved it because I am a rebel.
 
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It seems there is a way these spammers can send comments to newly uploaded videos. I get them almost immediately after uploading and they hardly ever make sense so Im not sure what the plan is there. It ends up in spam filter anyway and I just delete them.

Its the more subtle spammers that you have to watch out for, they act nice at first then try to get you to sub them.
 

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Unfortunately, it's something we have to tolerate or at least expect on YouTube, since there's a weird abundance of people who like to spend their time posting ads for their own crap on other people's channels -- as though that's ever worked. As though anyone has ever been like, "You know what, I DO like free music. I will click on your random link, total stranger."
 

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I have gotten the typical "great video, keep it up, could you subscribe to this" Comment a lot, and recently I have gotten the "I love you, made video about you" comment a lot more lately, which is strange!
Then they typical multiple emoji comments which is obviously copy pasted!
 

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Spam happens in all areas of social media. I found more comments are total spam on my personal blog than on my YouTube videos, but they have been showing up more often. I get a sick bit of happiness whenever I delete them, I'll admit. :)
 

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Thanks for the relies....although my questions aren't being answered.
Does your "Report Spam" button work? Mine doesn't.