Gone are the days when YouTube viewers could be as nasty as they wanna be—anonymously, that is. The video-sharing site now requires commenters to sign in with a Google+ account, meaning that whatever they say will be attached to their real names. And people are not happy about it.
YouTube comments are infamous for being just about the worst on the entire Internet. In the eight years since its creation, the comments sections on the video site have seemingly become a global platform for the lowest common denominator. (If you were ever interested in completely losing your faith in humanity, try reading the comments below a video of a little boy performing a routine to a Christina Aguilera song.) The quality of conversations leave something to be desired, and things typically devolve into insults regarding sexual orientation or physical appearance.