YouTube has always been infamous for the amount of useless comments that videos hosted on the site tend to generate (which is not unusual when it comes to user-generated services that appeal to a massive audience). But those with comment remorse now at least have the option of deleting their dumb and irrelevant responses in just a heartbeat.
YouTube users can now go back and delete any comment they have published in the past by clicking a new button that appears in the “Text Comments” section below the video. Unfortunately, you can only delete your own comments.
To all YouTube users who are reading: please schedule a couple of hours to do this. It will make the world a better place, just a little.
On a related note: Mahalo engineer Christopher Finke has created a Firefox extension called YouTube Comment Snob that filters out undesirable comments from YouTube comment threads.
Here’s to hoping the extension will soon prove obsolete.
(Cartoon from the awesome xkcd)