Bob is Building an Army

If you have been on YouTube in the past week and have been paying attention to the comment section at all, I am sure you are quite annoyed. It used to be fun to skim some of the top comments on videos you watch, but now it is nothing more than a joke. All you will see now is marked with either spam comments or this:

░░░░░███████ ]▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄                   Bob is building an army.
▂▄▅█████████▅▄▃     ☻/︻╦╤─This tank & Bob are against Google+
Il███████████████].  /▌              Copy and Paste this all over
◥⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙. ⊙▲⊙.▲⊙  / \               YouTube if you are with us

Well, YouTube recently changed its comment section to incorporate Google+.  This forces individuals to connect their YouTube account to an actual name.  Being known for offensive comments, this surely changed up the usage of the comment area.  Individuals statuses on Google+ now show up on the comments and can often confuse individuals as to what they are talking about along with limiting the amount of people who effectively engage.

Aside from the Google+ connectivity, it seems their comment section algorithm has changed.  How top comments are ranked is definitely different, leaving the ability for spam much easier.  This allows those “You will get kissed by your favorite person if…” or “You will die if…” comments to rank high and show up everywhere.

Though the spam is overwhelming, it seems Bob’s army is taking over.  You cant go anywhere on YouTube without seeing dozens of soldiers everywhere.  I suspect Google will take the hint soon and wave the white flag to Bob and his massive army.

Update:

It seems Bob was common in YouTube’s past when spam was unable to be marked.  This update in the algorithm brought back his insurgency.  Just found this little video as well: 

Author: Sean Aranda

5 Comments

  1. November 15, 2013    

    ░░░░░███████ ]▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
    ▂▄▅█████████▅▄▃ ☻/︻╦╤─
    Il███████████████]. /▌
    ◥⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲ /
    Had to be done.

  2. November 18, 2013    

    Bob is Building an Army, submit your funny meme, ascii art to http://bobisbuildingaarmy.com

  3. Rasmus Thomsen's Gravatar Rasmus Thomsen
    November 24, 2013    

    ☻/ ︻气デ═一 ︻气デ═一 ︻气デ═一 Bob have build stronger weapons! Grab one
    /▌ ====== ====== ====== quickly and copy/paste this if you're with us!
    / III III III

  4. Alex Colvin's Gravatar Alex Colvin
    December 15, 2013    

    Two things: 1 its one of the most creative forms of spam -protests I've ever seen and 2. those annoyed with it tend to use some of the most foul language I've ever seen, which is sad because young kids get on here, too. So as protesters go, Bob and his army are the most well behaved — as annoying spammers go — , so they get my vote. (And yes, I'm aware of the ASCII private parts,) but they are not the majority. Viva the Revolution!

    ░███████ ]▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
    ▂▄▅█████████▅▄▃ ☻/︻╦╤─ Bob has an Army. A really BIG army.
    Il███████████████]. /▌
    ◥⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲ /

  5. Alex Colvin's Gravatar Alex Colvin
    December 15, 2013    

    Two things: 1 its one of the most creative forms of spam -protests I've ever seen and 2. those annoyed with it tend to use some of the most foul language I've ever seen, which is sad because young kids get on here, too. So as protesters go, Bob and his army are the most well behaved — as annoying spammers go — , so they get my vote. (And yes, I'm aware of the ASCII private parts,) but they are not the majority. Viva the Revolution!

    ░███████ ]▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
    ▂▄▅█████████▅▄▃ ☻/︻╦╤─ Bob has an Army. A really BIG army.
    Il███████████████]. /▌
    ◥⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲ /

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