Tired of all the garbage and the profanity in the comments at YouTube? Now you can clean things up with the YouTube Comment Snob extension for Firefox.

Before

Here is the example page we chose at YouTube. Obviously this one is not as bad as others that can be found there, but will prove sufficient for our extension test. You can see that there was some profanity (blacked out) and less than stellar writing (i.e. all lower case letters, etc.).

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A close-up of the comments section pre-extension…

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After

Here is the same YouTube page from before…look at how cleaned up the comments section is. Only one of the six comments made it past the extension.

Note: The results shown are based on the default settings shown in the “Options Window” below.

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Here is a close-up of the comments section. Notice that a specific reason was given for each hidden comment and that there is an option to display individual comments if desired.

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Options

Choose the specific type of contents that you would like to hide in the comments sections. Notice that you can even hide comments that exceed a personally specified number of spelling mistakes.

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Conclusion

If you are tired of nonstop garbage and profanity in the comments at YouTube, then this is the extension to help you clean those comments sections up.

Links

Download the YouTube Comment Snob extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

Download the YouTube Comment Snob extension (Extension Homepage)

Akemi Iwaya Akemi Iwaya
Akemi Iwaya has been part of the How-To Geek team since 2009. She has previously written under the pen name "Asian Angel" and was a Lifehacker intern before joining How-To Geek. She has been quoted as an authoritative source by ZDNet Worldwide.
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