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BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

Discussion in 'Youtube and Vimeo Problems' started by Relyt, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Relyt Member

    BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21



    YouTube's new decision to "algorithmically demote videos" which contain profanity or may be offensive to someone has sparked a movement among many YouTube users to Boycott YouTube as a message to Google that this censorship will not be tolerated.

    YouTube only cares about how much money they can make off of vloggers/partners, and wants to shove everything else under the rug.

    This is especially important to those of us who prefer to use YouTube to expose Scientology: It means that if a Scientologist finds a video offensive (you know how those massive flagging campaigns work), then Google will make it so that video is harder to find on a search. For example: If the video receives honors, they will be censored from the honors page.
  2. Anonynamefag Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

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  3. Da Sandmastah Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    inb4 Start using vimeo accounts
  4. xBLiTZxKRiEGx Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    Way to host a "Boycott Youtube" video on Youtube.

    It's probably already being "algorithmically buried."
  5. Relyt Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    Vimeo has a lower free amount of video uploadage, and it's a per-week thing, unless you pay for more space + HD video uploading. While YouTube is greedy, Vimeo is just poor.
  6. Relyt Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    That's what for threads like these are for. And people like NufffRespect who have like eight billion subscribers.
  7. Anonynamefag Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    What pisses me off the most about this is that the Scilons will abuse it to bury the videos that they find 'offensive'.

    I bet you anything OSA was a strong supporter of this bill.
  8. anongurl7 Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    I find Scientology videos highly offensive, massive flagging campaign begin!

    See, it works both ways dicktwerps.
  9. sue Administrator

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    Except that now its the dollar instead of the user that decides what goes up or down. Big difference.
  10. Erra Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    FREEDOM OF THE TUBE WARS

    You have my axe


    /r/ing this be in GD for further discussion.
  11. DarthXenu Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    If these boycott does manage to get some support, it would be a good thing for the balance thing between corporate greed (google) and user's man power. I say we support this and see where it leads to.

    If nothings happens, well youtube is a system. Liek wood hackers on steroids, we got to twist the system for our advantage. Just as the $cilons do.

    Win or win on this one, me zays
  12. Skeptic1337 Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    I fully support this, more because I hate to see a good product become shitty. Not that youtube is perfect but this shift on their part deserves a warning shot.

    Yahoo should be looking at this more closely any one offering similar or better service without juicing numbers could make jewtube cry. I say yahoo because they have the capacity.

    I shall be joining this boycott.
  13. Ann O'Nymous Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    I am quite sure Google will be impressed....
  14. DarthXenu Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    Interesting, the guy in the video asks for anonymous help. Guess we're pretty know on the geek crowd.

    He asks for viral. I guess I will upload a copy of his video on my account, if I get the time I mean. I suggest people that support this thing do the same.

    Skeptic is banned again?
  15. Relyt Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    The video I linked is a compilation of videos made by various users.

    And no, Skeptic is not banned.
  16. xenuwasframed Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    I don't doubt that sponsored videos will be able to get away with much more than videos put up by us unimportant penniless peasants. Money is everything. That's how it goes with the MPAA.

    Plus, a lot of the guidelines are really vague. Look at what can be deemed sexually suggestive:

    Dancing and beds = porn. Don't forget to put little skirts around the bottom of your sofas and chairs so no one can see their filthy sinful wooden legs.
  17. Masanon Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    CHANGING HOME PAGE TO YAHOO AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT
  18. FraggedMind Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWAH!
  19. Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    pretty much about 7 of my vlogger subscriptions have left youtube and went to blip.tv. im pissed off about that.

    i watch alot of youtube and 80% seriously has to be offensive to a conservative christian.

    what makes these guys think that youtube and the "nwo" is gonna shut down thier nintendo rant?

    its not gonna happen.

    i dont think enough people will know about the boycott. the boycot will not work automatically. something could happen when this demotion actually DOES remove angry nintendo nerds and anti-scilons.

    people are acting like theyve never been censored in america before... maybe they havent.
  20. MrNiceNice Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    xx
  21. Masanon Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    In other words, we need a new Little Kuriboh.
  22. Relyt Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    There's a lot of people going around spreading the message. Just do a search on YouTube for "Youtube boycott" or "Youtube blackout", and there's quite a few people vlogging about it. Then, their subscribers hear about it and THEY vlog about it. Especially the one I linked, which is from a guy who has thousands of subscribers.

    Don't underestimate the power of voices on YouTube ;)
  23. ravenanon Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    I'll sit it out
  24. blank Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    This. The only thing that can help in the long run is more serious competition. The product won't get any better without competition and YT has a quasi monopoly in the video sharing market.
  25. Da Sandmastah Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21


    YouTube: SCREW THE RULES! I'VE GOT MONEY!!1
  26. sue Administrator

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    the best way to regain internets is to have a massive firefox + addblock campaign.
    install it everywhere you go.

    edit the hostfile so it blocks google's ads for bonus points.

    hit them where it hurts, in they're pockets.
  27. Anonynamefag Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

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  28. Masanon Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    More like change the rules.

    And I quoted Little Kuriboh not to invoke any memes, but because the Little Kuriboh banning was one of the biggest uproars in all of Youtube's history. Get another guy like that kicked down and we'd likely have the means to make a boycott.
  29. Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    ugh, yeah whatever the fuck that means.
  30. Skeptic1337 Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    yeah, I'll be doing some host editing :)

    More fun if you run your own DNS server.
  31. Masanon Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    It hath begun.
  32. Relyt Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    I think there was a time when they banned Gimmeabreakman because he posted a video about his trip to the Japanese penis festival (artistic sculptures of the phallus). He pointed out YouTube's double standard of having promoted videos that included half naked women with near nip-slips, then a guy who put a microphone in his pants as a joke gets banned. I guess YouTube is also homophobic.

    Also, they're much quicker to banning someone due to a DMCA claim (whether true or not) than they are of someone uploading porn or making a broadcast death threat to another user.
  33. mrfyde Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    I was just reading that terrorists have been using You Tube and are now planning on facebook. But Ala forbid somebody shows some skin or drops an F'bomb (real terrorists not us)
  34. auchraw Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    Boycott in place!
  35. DarthXenu Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    I'm on this one! Already changed my home page and my search engine on firefox! Using Yahoo for this three days.

    Now yahoo is evil too. Any other search engine suggestions?
  36. Da Sandmastah Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    Since the policy is in effect, my pick will be the Angry Video Game Nerd. His swearing and rage will count as inappropriate content. No doubt about it. But then again, he now upload videos on GameTrailers instead of the former.
  37. Joda Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    I'm in.. it's tough, but I'll get through it.
  38. Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    dammit! i accidentally hit a link to a youtube video this morning. fuck!
  39. Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

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  40. anon_6969 Member

    Re: BOYCOTT YOUTUBE December 19 - 21

    I'm in on this shit, logged out just a few hours ago and as bonus effect I switched my FF search bar to yahoo *shudder*

    *edit* not related to chanology but we (all anon) should raid youtube by uploading hundreds of videos of black screen with misleading labels and upvoteing them all.

    in b4 NYPA

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