Posted 9:12pm on Sun 16 December 2012
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We get a lot of YouTubers visiting this community promoting their videos and channels, asking for subscribers and so on. They post once or twice, then go, having done their advertising for free. The Videogamer.com forums are not an advertising channel, so Moderators delete these types of posts/threads.
Rather than us losing traffic to YouTube, and YouTubers not getting the attention they sometimes deserve, you may post your videos and YouTube channel details here in this thread and get feedback/comments that way.
To post a YouTube video:
If the Youtube URL is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2O-0-fQOOs
Take the part after the '=' sign (Y2O-0-fQOOs)
Stick it between [youtube ] tags (remove the spaces)
to get this: [youtube ]Y2O-0-fQOOs[/youtube ]
Which results in this:
If there is a relevant existing thread on our forums, you may use that, e.g. we have a discussion on shotguns in BLOPs 2 on PS3, if your YouTube is about using shotguns in BLOPs 2 then you may happily post it in that thread.
Any questions? This is the correct thread to ask them in as well!
Posted 9:32pm on Sun 16 December 2012
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I have a question, why does this thread exist? Anyone here just to promote their YouTube channel can f*ck off in my opinion. The forums are for talking about games not for promoting your sh*tty little videos that nobody cares about.
Posted 9:40pm on Sun 16 December 2012
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a) Save the moderators about 100 deletions a week
b) Save the moderators answering the same questions 30 times a week
c) Some YouTubes are... awesome! If I made a good one I'd want to share it and not care at all about my channel, currently I can't, but in this thread I can!
d) It'll hopefully all be in this thread from now on, rather than lots of individual 'Look what I made! (Subscribe while you're at it!)' threads 100 times a week.
Posted 9:44pm on Sun 16 December 2012
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If you made a channel I would be fine with you posting it anywhere on the forums, your a well known, well liked forum member. My argument is about people who only sign up to the forum to post their cr*ppy channel and then never speak again, those are the only people that will use this forum as well. Indeed some YouTubers deserve more credit and views than they get, and if those YouTubers were a part of this community I would be happy for them to post their videos anywhere necessary even if they created a separate thread or something like that. I know the mods have a lot of work to do, but this will only do one thing, if anything at all, and that will be have all the spam in one place...
Posted 4:09pm on Mon 17 December 2012
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Thanks Fantasy, I will use this thread from now on , @Minty, I agree with you completely, if people only come onto the forums to post a couple of their videos then just leave then I completely agree that something needs to be done.
But take for example, me, I want to post my Youtube videos here and use some of the questions on gaming asked in the forums to create topical videos and reply with the [ youtube] tags, but I also want to become a regular community member, as I enjoy working with other people from around the world and talking to people who 10,15 years ago I couldn't of even dreamed of with this amount of ease. Surely my kind of case should be allowed?
And I believe this thread was created with the intention of reminding users what this forum is about, and what it can't be used for, e.g advertisement and self-promotion.
Posted 10:58am on Sat 5 January 2013
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This is Ep.1 of my FTL Let's Play
I also have an XCOM Enemy Unknown Let's Play and a Tekkit Let's Play..Tekkit ep.5 will be up later today..
I need positive and negative feedback also..if u like my channel subscribe, or if you like a specific video, give a thumbs up, if you don't then give it a thumbs down and tell me why and how i can improve..I am open to suggestions..a balance between good and bad points about my channel and my video's, and if you have any ideas of what i should do, then please tell me on youtube by sending me a message or reply back to this post in this thread..
Youtube Name - MrXtremeHDGaming
(YouTube Links edited, spaces removed from the [ ] tags)
Posted 8:20pm on Sat 5 January 2013
- Posts: 3,055
FM saved me the trouble of explaining. Saves us a lot of time and work.
I'm for this thread 100%.
Posted 11:15pm on Tue 8 January 2013
- Posts: 1
I did join this forum to originally try and get my videos seen, I then looked around a bit and have decided to stay for more than that, but here is a look at one of my videos.
Kerbal space program!
Posted 8:59pm on Fri 11 January 2013
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Me and a couple of friends got together and decided to play Mari0, a cross between Super Mario Bros and Portal, and made a Let's Play video!
Hope you guys like it!
Posted 11:48pm on Fri 11 January 2013
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Have merged the above 2 posts with this thread, but accidentally got rid of the title at the same time and couldn't remember the proper one. @FM - change it back if this title doesn't suit.