Due to the anonymity (or at least the illusion thereof) that the www
affords users, the slinging of obscenities and insults in the comments section of the site can reach outrageous levels. I personally like to use the site not only because of the many videos that I get to watch for free but also because of the wit, wisdom, and vitriol
that I can gather just by reading the comments section.
It appears that a favorite pastime for many youtube include searching for videos that offend their sensibilities and then clicking a downvote on all comments that show approval and then leaving an often misspelled and idiotic response either to said person who left comment or to the poster.
Also it can be observed that certain sentiments can become approved by many or just as likely disapproved by just as many or more in quick succession regardless of any apparent prevailing sentiment. This can most likely be attributed to the whims of those who happen to see the comments.
Because of the problem of spamming there is a set limit of 16 comments per day per user. If one wishes to comment beyond that limit, one will be required to enter a captcha, thus assuring the server that it is indeed a human who is writing and not a script selling penis enlargement pills which totally do not work by the way.