Franchesca, I love you, I love decoded, but I literally cannot watch it on youtube anymore- I have to watch it straight from mtv(.)com (a website I don't even use in the first place) because the comments are so triggering. PLEASE, why can't mtv disable comments and start blocking trolls? Any joy I get from decoded and similar series is almost instantly dissipated when I see that like/dislike bar and thousands of anonymous people debating my humanity
Hey! Thanks for watching and supporting the show, it means a lot. The comments on YouTube are notoriously bad, so I’m glad you’re taking the steps to avoid them by watching on MTV’s dedicated Decoded page. Just as a heads up, the show is also shared on Facebook, so you can always watch it on my page. As for the current state of the YouTube comments, that’s not something I can do anything about. I don’t manage the channel or have a say in how it’s managed.
I can say though, disabling comments negatively impacts search results and moderating comments takes a lot of additional time beyond managing uploads. I wish I had a more concrete answer or that hateful comments weren’t part of the YouTube viewing experience, but sadly it seems to come with the territory when talking about social justice online. Thanks again for continuing to support Decoded despite it all.