• cevn@lemmy.world
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    This is awful, I had a lot of laughs reading crunchy comments. In a way it was one of the biggest anime communities. Maybe we can start a lemmy for them.

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      I mean, if bigots took over all the comments to fill them with hate speech on a Lemmy instance, it might makes sense to shut that down, too.

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        That would make sense, but I never saw hate speech in crunchy comments, but I only read the first page so I am sure the more controversial posts were further down. Oh well, can’t afford mods…

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          I hadn’t seen any significant hate speech until this June, when a handful of dumbasses decided to start spewing homophobia in multiple comment sections because they’re mad rainbows exist. It wouldn’t surprise me if there were a lot more on shows I wasn’t watching.

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          I didn’t spend any time at all in the comments, but the news articles I’ve read link the sudden uptick in bigotry to a show called Twilight Out Of Focus which features a gay couple in the lead roles. Homophobes were so mad that a show with gay characters exists that they were overwhelming every comment section on every show with slurs and ignorance.

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    13 天前

    It was inevitable when they shut down the forums. They can’t be bothered with moderating user interactions.

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        Youtube just allows the bots to flow freely. I will get anti Biden/west spam even on funny cat videos.

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        Recently they’ve made them a tremendous pain in the ass to find and to see, thanks to an absolute dogshit redesign.

        And honestly the quality of Youtube comments has been above-average in the last couple years. At least for whatever nerd shit I’ve been watching.

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          Yeah but there’s always the first reply to a comment that’s a blatant bot with a comment line “here’s that video you were looking for” or whatever.

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            Ah. You’d figure Google of all companies would be better at catching that. When the second episode of The Amazing Digital Circus premiered, every single comment had an identical reply full of generic trolling.

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    This is a shame… Reading the comments after I watched an episode was part of the experience for me.

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      12 天前

      Holy shit. I knew CR were bad in terms of how they treated translators (source: I applied there), but holy fucking hell.

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      12 天前

      There was also something of a flame war going on in one of the new sexy gay boy animes, twilight out of focus I think

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    Instead of employing moderators, they just nuke everything from orbit. Smooth move, ex-lax.

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    And they wonder why anime is pirated so much. Even the shittiest pirate site is a better experience to use than anything paid.

    • Jomn@jlai.lu
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      Indeed. Because of this change, I already cancelled the auto renew of my subscription and I started looking back at the high seas.

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        Are the comments really that important? The only time I ever went in them was recently to report the trolls wishing people HIV in the twilight out of focus comments

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          Comments were more of a bonus that I enjoyed looking at after I watched an episode. You could sometimes find some very interesting comments.

          However, what they also removed is reviews. And I used that to choose what animes I was going to add to my watchlist. Without that, the website is pretty much useless, I rather watch them elsewhere if I have to use another website anyway to get the reviews.

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    A reminder that the high seas are always there

    • BarbecueCowboy@lemmy.world
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      So weird, I’m old, but I still remember when Crunchyroll was part of the High Seas. It still throws me for a loop every once in awhile that it’s become a legitimate streaming service.

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        It becoming legit was a fucking mistake. It only became a legal option in what…2012 or something?

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          Looks like 2008, man, been awhile. I don’t know, I kinda think it’s a good story, a company saw a pirate site doing what it could be doing only better and instead of shutting it down, reached out and worked with them. Our alternative if crunchyroll wasn’t around would probably have been funimation being the streaming anime top dog too which feels like a darker timeline.

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            I mean, the other alternative would be to have no official releases, which opens up its own can of worms.

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      And are better than Crunchyroll has ever been, if we’re being real.

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    I’m sure they did this to avoid criticism and to also stop users from telling others about “unofficial” watching sites in the comments (“harmful” content)

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    If you don’t want to moderate shit, why implement it in the first place? Like anime fans are known for being universally civil on the internet. What were they thinking?

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      They probably did moderate… But Sony doesn’t want to have to expense (remember they own Crunchyroll now) of this so they’re cutting it off

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      Most of the comments I saw on the site edit: … whoops grazed the button to submit the comment.

      Anyway, they were typically civil. The most uncivil things I saw were in the reviews where people would be complaining about people giving a show 1 star in other reviews.

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    Its the same thing with “journalism” sites that also removed the comment function on articles. Its a two fold problem-solver for a business:

    1. You get to delete all the criticism off your site

    2. You don’t have to pay anyone to moderate the comments

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    Honestly, I think this is fine. In my experience the episode comments on Crunchyroll were 50% simple reactions, 25% irrelevant memes, and 25% spoilers of future events. Other platforms like Lemmy and MAL are better suited for discussion.

    The presence comments did add a sense of community though, and now the episode pages feel a bit lonely.