Glenn: I only use YouTube as a place to upload my videos such that I can then get an imbed code to then put them in my website(s). It’s a “social channel” that I’m not really using in any other capacity. And I’ve seen other YouTube’s with a bunch of out of hand stupid user comments so I just figured that it’s a channel best to leave alone.
Cody: Easy fix: we can turn comments off. Youtube, and video as a whole, are incredibly important for SEO. Not only does Google rank web pages with videos higher, but Youtube is owned by Google so linking between the website and youtube gives us credibility. I’ll come back at you with this: Youtube is a channel best utilized to the max! Besides being a good channel, it’s essentially a free video hosting tool for us (which is basically the way you are using it now).