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I know it's been a while since it has happened but... why are the comments disabled on the videos? If they announced the reason then oh well I guess I didn't notice it but anyways, why?
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I don't think they ever came out and said why but I could be mistaken. I believe it is to reduce the lag people experience when watching it, it opens more bandwidth for streaming. I noticed it usually happens on popular shows right after they launch. So I think when they expect the comments section to get too much use they block it temporarily to avoid issues. Like the sony article about playstation now had comments blocked when I viewed it minutes after it was published (time stamp), I suspect they figured it would become a flame war and a complaint section.
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Posted 1/5/15

carbonhelix wrote:

I know it's been a while since it has happened but... why are the comments disabled on the videos? If they announced the reason then oh well I guess I didn't notice it but anyways, why?


This really belongs in the Site Support forum not General Discussion. However, since there are already several threads about it there, I'm closing this one.

I don't believe a staff person has announced the reason but I believe it was done to reduce load in the aftermath of the DDoS situation.

You might want to keep an eye on the Site Support forum in case a staff person does go in to offer more info (but right now they are pretty swamped with direct customer support messages, and they usually prioritize those over the forum inquiries).
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