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[–]Bigs 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (4 children)

We need to create a drive to get existing Youtubers to copy over their vids to others such as bitchute or Odysee

[–]Vulptex[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)


[–]Bigs 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

OK, we agree on the plan!


First steps... Check if any of the main Youtube competitors offers an easy migration service... also need to check Youtube's terms. Do they restrict you posting elsewhere? Don't think so, am sure I've seen some people post on there and explicitly link to other sites too.

OK I'm on it!

Right, Youtube terms:

"You retain ownership rights in your Content. However, we do require you to grant certain rights to YouTube and other users of the Service, as described below.

License to YouTube

By providing Content to the Service, you grant to YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use that Content (including to reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works, display and perform it) in connection with the Service and YouTube’s (and its successors’ and Affiliates’) business, including for the purpose of promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service."

Non-exclusive. So we're good.

What are the best alternatives?

*Odysee - they are too into their own coins, which requires Know Your Customer (KYC) stuff, but otherwise a good site *Bitchute *Vimeo - they seem a bit stuffy and PC *Itemfix - replaces Liveleak. Seems a bit clunky *Vidmax seem pretty good but loads slow and the registration seems broken

Where else?

This site totally mangled my formatting. Nice.

[–]Vulptex[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

We can try that but these movements are unlikely to work. The only time that ever happened was Digg>Reddit, but that was started by AddictedReddit who is one of those super special people who is literally perfect and can do absolutely anything just by trying it so that's an exception. We'll have to wait and see where the trend takes us in the next couple of years.

[–]Bigs 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Dude! Stop being part of the problem!

We can do this! *bicep emoji

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

If he got a C&D: it was from Nintendo. If it was a copyright strike (or multiple): it could have been a copyright troll. I don't think it's some conspiracy on YouTube's part, but Nintendo could be up to no good, being Nintendo.

By the way, Dream wasn't a "plant"; he gained "massive visibility" by trend-jacking — which is when you make videos about, you guessed it: trends, to capitalize on people searching for them a lot. He also knew how to game the system, by only making family friendly videos and never cussing or talking about politics. You can call him fake — which he is — but he wasn't a "plant."

[–]Vulptex[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

No, Dream had to have been a plant because other channels that do the exact same thing as him are still buried in the hundreds of views. The few that do get Dream's instant success later turn out to have been linked to Dream in some way all along, even when this isn't apparent at first. But I'm sure it's all just a big coincidence!

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

The few that do get Dream's instant success later turn out to have been linked to Dream in some way all along

Which proves my point: he knows how the system works.

[–]Vulptex[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No, it shows that they're connected to YouTube somehow and their channels are flagged by the algorithm so they instantly get placed at the top of everything. If he merely "knows how it works" then why does his method only work for himself and people somehow connected to him? Legit channels of that size took years and years of steady growth, and even that's impossible now with how crowded and restricted the site has become. And why do the same videos and comments from these channels automatically rise to the very top and other ones don't? Why do they never have one single failure of a video? If it was legit, it's still a gamble no matter how well you play the game; no one can get success 100% of the time like that. It's far simpler to think that YouTube saw the old channels dying and that there's no way for new ones to come along organically this late in the game, so they went the artificial route and hired a team to put out videos and made them soar in popularity for money. It's not rocket science.

[–]cqtz 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

That's sad.

I heard from their new channel that they'll be remaking their old videos (that's a lot of videos), but I found some archives on SuperMarioLogan, SuperLuigiLogan, and SuperBowserLogan.

[–]Vulptex[S] 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

This is actually starting to freak me out. How do you follow all the exact same things I do? And you're far from the only one. There are a shit ton of users now that are literally just better me's and there's more of them by the day. There's some other weird stuff going on too, like SMG4 and some others seemingly reading my mind to the point where I sometimes start thinking I made the episode instead of them. I sound like I belong in an asylum right now but this is getting ridiculous so I don't care. Seriously, what kind of reality bending and universe shifting is this? Ever since I saw the fan theory about Homer Simpson being in a coma I've joked that that could be happening to any of us, but now I'm seriously starting to think it's true of me because everything that happens is that weird, "you can't control it but it comes from your mind" like dreams are.

Note: You didn't do anything wrong, I'm just going crazy 😨

Anyway, there's a YT channel reuploading everything. At least for now, I wouldn't count on it sticking around for much longer.

[–]cqtz 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

This is actually starting to freak me out. How do you follow all the exact same things I do?

I don't actually watch SML and didn't even know about it until I saw your post. I decided to comment because I became somewhat interested in this "data hoarding" thing (even though I don't do it myself) a while ago due to everything disappearing. (Can't seem to have anything nowadays without all these unexpected shutdowns and deletions.)

Anyway, there's a YT channel reuploading everything. At least for now, I wouldn't count on it sticking around for much longer.

Yeah, if it becomes well-known enough, I expect it to be targeted too.

[–]Vulptex[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The vibe of your comment sounded like you knew about it. Not that you couldn't have learned what you said from one quick look at the channel, the wording just gives off that impression.