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15 of the Worst YouTube Comments That Really Need to Die

Ben Stegner 24-10-2018

Since YouTube has been around for over a decade, it’s no surprise that some people have come up with witty YouTube comments over the years. It’s fun to take the ideas in a video further and engage in discussion with others, find related content, or just make jokes.

However, as anyone who frequents YouTube will know, there are tons of worn-out YouTube comments that are no longer funny or witty. They’re old, dated, and not worth writing.

The next time you want to leave a comment on YouTube, please avoid the ones on this list.

1. First!

For some unknown reason, many people feel like it’s an accomplishment to leave the first comment on a video. Thus, you’ll find a “First!” comment on nearly every video, especially if you’re among the first viewers.

Nowadays, YouTube only lets you sort comments by the best first or newest first. So even if anyone cared (which they don’t), there’s really no way to see who was first.

If you somehow stumble upon a video with zero comments, resist the temptation to leave this comment. Add something of value instead.

2. Was This Filmed on a Potato?

You’re always sure to find a comment like this on videos of extremely poor quality. Whether it’s old and recorded on primitive hardware, or is instead shaky or out of focus, someone always points it out.

If you’re actually able to record a video with a potato, please let us know.

3. Is Anyone Else Watching This in 2018?

Still Listening 2018 YouTube

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We hate to break it to you, but the chances are that many others have watched the video this year and will continue to do so for years to come. It’s almost as if great entertainment is enjoyable years after it’s introduced.

4. Darude – Sandstorm

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It’s a common sight to see someone answer “Darude – Sandstorm” anytime someone asks about music. Sandstorm is an instrumental electronic track that many streamers and YouTubers once used as background music, resulting in the joke. For April Fool’s 2015, YouTube even suggested the song under all music-related searches.

Please do everyone a favor by only responding to music questions if you actually know the song.

5. Check Out My Channel!

In an attempt to build some interest, you’ll often see people leave comments on videos asking others to check out their channel.

A lot of the time the linked channels aren’t anything special. Sometimes these commenters are young kids who say they “don’t have a chance” in an attempt to get sympathy.

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6. My Favorite Part Was the Whole Thing

Many times, you’ll see a comment like this on music videos, where 3:32 is the length of the video:

My favorite part was 0:00 to 3:32.

YouTube allows you to link to specific timestamps by typing them out, so you can comment something like “Is that guy picking his nose at 1:12?”. But these comments simply say that their “favorite” part was… all of it.

Yep, that’s really interesting. Please, tell us more.

7. Witty Dislike Comments

YouTube Dislike Comments

Unless the owner disables the function, YouTube lets everyone see how many likes/dislikes a video has. On videos with mostly likes, people will often leave a comment “explaining” why the small number of people disliked the video.

For instance, on a trailer for a new Mario Kart game with 592 dislikes, someone might comment “592 people came in 12th place”. These comments are at least different from each other, but it’s still a worn-out formula.

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8. Quoting the Video

Don’t have anything witty to say? Why not just take a quote from the video and paste it as your comment?

This is a common sight. Whether it’s because people are just lazy or because they want to garner as many pointless thumbs-up ratings as possible, we’re not sure.

9. Anyone Else Here Because of…?

YouTube Song From Game

Here’s another one you’ll see on all sorts of videos. A music track featured in a video game, an original video referenced by a remixer, and similar always have comments like this:

John McYouTuber sent me here.

Anyone else here because of NHL 06?

It’s great that you’re expanding your horizons like this, but you really don’t need to let everyone know how you found the video. Simply put, we don’t care.

10. I’m in the Weird Part of YouTube Again

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11. I Liked the Part Where…

If a YouTube video (or a clip from one) becomes popular, you can bet someone will make a 10-hour loop of it. It’s hard to imagine who has the patience to sit through these, but you’ll always see a comment on them like this one for the above video:

I liked the part where he played the saxophone.

Oh, did you? I missed that part—could you please point it out? That would be so funny.

12. Now This Is Good Music!

YouTube Modern Music Comment

Look up some music that came out around 2000 or earlier, and you’ll see tons of comments exclaiming that it’s “real” music compared to the nonsense of today. Plenty of variations of this comment exist, such as

Forget Justin Bieber and Katy Perry, give me [this band].

Kids today will never know music like this.

Still good in [year]. Not like the crap music of today.

Even if this is true, what does music that came out in the 2010s have to do with music that came out in the 90s? Can’t you just enjoy it for what it is?

13. Thumbs Up if You Agree!

The point of the thumbs up/down system is to show which comments are actually good and hide the spam/junk. Thus, including “thumbs up if” phrases in your comment is essentially cheating.

You’ll see comments like these that somehow have hundreds of upvotes:

Thumbs up if you think this is [band]’s best song.

Thumbs up if you remember watching this in 2009.

Thumbs up if you played this on a loop.

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14. What Did I Just Watch?

Similar to the “weird part of YouTube” comment, this one is another stale response. If the video really was weird, why not talk about what makes it so strange instead of leaving this bland remark?

15. Your Final Moments

YouTube Comment Doctor Live

To express how much they love a video, you’ll often see people leave a comment like this (4:52 being the length of the video):

Doctor: You have four minutes and 52 seconds to live.


I don’t know if watching a YouTube video would be in my short list of what to do in my final hours, but I think I’ll need a doctor if I see another one of these comments.

YouTube Deserves Better

After years of making these same tired old YouTube comments, it’s time for us to do better. Try to avoid leaving these comments yourself, and instead come up with more original content. Comments like these are so far from being unique that they’re not even interesting anymore.

Comments are just one of YouTube’s ongoing problems though, so please check out our list of ways you can save YouTube from itself 7 Ways You Can Help Save YouTube From Itself YouTube had a lot of problems in 2017, but we ordinary users can make it better. Here are simple, common sense ways you can help save YouTube from itself. Read More .

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  1. Seria
    July 6, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Anyone reading in 2033?

  2. Dave
    March 21, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    I agree with the first five ones and then #7, #13 and #15.

  3. mark moss
    December 19, 2019 at 8:24 am

    That's a Youtube glitch and I find it annoying but I hate it when people are like ''oH tHeRe's 267 vIeWs BuT tHeRe's aLsO 445 lIkEs, YoUtUbE iS dRuNk AgAiN! 1! 1111! '' Being drunk is something to be taken seriously and not to be used as a joke - Itzsolar

  4. Greg
    November 3, 2019 at 1:09 am

    The ones where people quote the video are actually the best. It's not like YouTube includes a text transcriber for search results. Then, when you are trying to find a video of a scene with a particular quote, that person's comment is what brings you to the video in the search results. Why the hell would you knock that?

    Also, regarding the Darude Sandstorm, most of the time I see people asking, "What music?", it is during a movie or TV show where the background music is original music written for the show -- a pointless comment. They deserve the response. In fact, I believe that some people are asking "What is the music" as a form of trolling. "What music?" should be the actual worst comment.

    • Dave
      March 21, 2020 at 9:58 pm

      I agree with that.

  5. sparklet714
    September 17, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Another comment to add on the list is when people say, "YouTube is drunk again." As soon as they notice there are more likes than views on a video that's what they decide to put instead of a comment that actually matters (or at least matters more than that annoying, over used comment)

  6. Mike
    September 17, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    How about these?
    Person A: How many years did it take to make this?
    Person B: Yes!
    What does that even mean?
    Person A: ....
    also Person A: ...
    And? The point is?

    • Bill
      December 15, 2019 at 12:18 am

      Nothing stops me in my tracks from further perusing a Youtube video comment section like a prevalence of comments of the following format:

      Person 1: (Whatever/joke setup)

      Person 2: (In response to Person 1/joke payoff)

      Why did so many comments become THIS?

  7. Anon
    September 1, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    I also forgot to mention; I hate those comments that are unnecessarily long. They'll say something along the lines of "Don't click read more" and then out of pure curiosity you click on it and open up to 100 blank lines so you have to scroll all the way to the bottom to close it back up and then scroll all the way to the top to get back to where you were.

  8. Anon
    September 1, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    I hate the "Agree: Like Disagree: Comment" comments. Of course more people are going to like your comment than reply to your comment. Likes always heavily outweigh replies on all comments. A lot of people are too lazy to comment or don't want to. Liking is so much easier. And they may not even like your comment because they agree. It's just a cheap way of convincing yourself and others that your opinion is more widely shared. If you wanted to make it fair, you'd comment something like "Comment Yes or No".

  9. r
    July 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Not mentioned was the recent comment trend of typing just one line, then blank lines, making the reader click "Read More" for the oh so intelligent punch line. Did it only once.

  10. john
    March 5, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Yeah the ones I hate are the ones where people comment the month and the year they are watching the video in. You see these alot in music videos. Especially older music videos from years ago that were at the top of the charts years ago. It's like we get it but why do you need to remind us what year or month you watch this in and why does it matter? Often times these comments show up with like 4 or 5 of them in a row one under the other as top comments to a video. They usually have boatloads of likes and responses from people saying they are also here in that month or year watching.

    The other one I hate are the ones where people tell others to check out their channels and subscribe. Like I will check out your channel and videos if I want to not because you go on youtube fishing for likes and subscribers for your videos and channel. But those "check out my channel" type comments are not as bad as they were many years ago. The ones where people comment the month and year they are watching are a lot worse.

  11. Sam C
    February 14, 2019 at 11:54 am


  12. Exotic Bronze
    January 29, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    It's ridiculous how people think it's necessary to say 'first!'. Who cares?! Your just a fan among others, no one cares who's first or last. The rest? relatable. I think I wanna add one more thing to the list...

    People saying 'I'm your biggest fan.' It's annoying.

  13. Zippy
    January 19, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Is anyone else reading this in 2019?

  14. TMD
    January 6, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    This was pretty satisfying to read. It isn't just the banal comments that are annoying. It's the surprising amount of likes they get, so these types of comments aren't going away anytime soon if the formula still works. That being said, I'm not expecting video commentary made by the general public to be more interesting than Beavis and Butthead. But it does get depressing when you see how boring and dumb so many people can be.

  15. tim watson
    January 2, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    i thought i was the only one annoyed with these copy cat commenters.

    the only one i like is the first one. The rest are annoying.

  16. WizTheWitch
    November 29, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    #5,6,13 : Reasonable
    All the other ones are just ppl having fun

  17. KT
    October 27, 2018 at 1:28 am

    For me it's always been a 3 way toss up of worst comments sections. I never get offended or outraged, I am just really good at spotting garbage:

    1. Youtube: for all the things you mentioned and the really harsh stuff as well. A lot of name calling and threats over trivial topics.

    2. Yayoo: So predictable, an article about a cat = Liberal this, conservative that. Article about a comet = Trump this Hilary that. There is no intelligent life in that comment section any more.

    3. Zerohedge: This one probably bugs me the most. There are good economic articles as well as political click bait. The commenters used to stay on topic, if it was about interest rates, I could read excellent comments from informed people and learn. Now it's a lot of insanity. So much garbage that I skip the comments completely.