r/memes Jul 01 '22 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Helpful 2 Silver 4 Wholesome 3

No more money for reactors

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u/AdolfVonHuerde Jul 01 '22 Silver Wholesome

I think there is a fine line between lazy reaction and constructive commentary

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u/Venarge91 Jul 01 '22

100%.

Simply going the “ ah wow. How funny“ And actually putting editing work, and personal content into it shouldn’t be on the same level

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u/tozpeak Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

I have watched a channel which only theme was reviewing bad or dumb carpentery/locksmith "lifehacks", reproducing them and describing what is wrong, dangerous and how to solve the same problem better. And all this with good editing, humour and sound. There are obviously a lot of physical effort and waste materials to do this.

Edit: channel is Доктор Дью, it is russian (both location and language).

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u/Sam_Wylde Jul 01 '22

I'd say that's more on the line of being a review than a reaction. They are offering legitimate commentary and interaction rather than just sitting there watching it and making braindead comments like "Bruh" or "Haha so funny. Wait what did he say?"

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u/goose_boy_memes Jul 01 '22

Also there's this channel called the ink tank who watches Ben 10 episodes and reviews them and points out things like editing mistakes, animation errors, details, etc.

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u/bob_the_banannna I saw what the dog was doin Jul 01 '22

ink tank who watches Ben 10 episodes and reviews them

If he is reviewing the latest current ben 10 series then basically everything is bad about it

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u/ZeRagingCookie Jul 01 '22

hey bob

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u/bob_the_banannna I saw what the dog was doin Jul 01 '22

Hey cookie

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u/YuB-Notice-Me trolololoooo lololoo lolo loo Jul 01 '22

careful, he’s raging

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u/aaron_the_apple Jul 01 '22

Hey bob

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u/bob_the_banannna I saw what the dog was doin Jul 01 '22

Hey aaron

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u/blipblapshleem Big ol' bacon buttsack Jul 01 '22

Hey wassup man, how's your son doing?

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u/Docmcdonald Jul 01 '22

Recommend the channel "overanalysing avatar" if you are into that. It's brilliant, I basically rewatched the whole avatar original cartoon at this channel.

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u/InternalAcademic4629 Jul 01 '22

What's the name of the channel? I like to sub to channel that actually put in effort even if I don't watch em.

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u/tozpeak Jul 01 '22

Доктор Дью. It's russian.

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u/jaerie Jul 01 '22

Doctor diu, your don't have to search in Cyrillic

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u/dragon2360 Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

Agreed, that's worth keeping around. Perhaps if a channel or episode is creating around 40%+ new/fresh/original content, versus the quoted/referenced content*, it's a keeper.

*within standards and community guidelines

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u/DJRodrigin69 Jul 01 '22

true, as a reaction channel "fan"(i watch to see people's opnion) i hate when bro just stays there not doing shit

then when something comes up they force their face to make the most "Holy shit guys" thumbnail face

like come on, that shit is straight up piracy with extra tiny steps

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u/some-someone Professional Dumbass Jul 01 '22

The best reaction content is when the reaction video is twice as long as the original.

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u/GenSmit Jul 01 '22

Or if it's actually shorter than the original video because it shows they edited it to mostly just have their relevant takes on certain things.

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u/Atulin Jul 01 '22

That's a good rule, yeah, one I like to follow for my own content.

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u/wjodendor Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

The Semblance of Sanity brothers will have a 90 minute reaction of a 22 minute anime. It's fucking wild.

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u/hikarisama010 Jul 01 '22

They’re great, one of the only channels to finish watching the original Legend of the Galactic Heroes OVA series too.

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u/Psych_Lol_jk Me when the: Jul 01 '22

like Danny Gonzalez, and Drew Gooden

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u/bigtoebrah Jul 01 '22

They both seem like they're subtly moving away from react content too. Drew hasn't reacted to online content in 7 months.

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u/TheGildedTouch Jul 01 '22

Exactly mate

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u/bottleoftrash Jul 01 '22

Or better yet, when they do a “try not to laugh challenge” and stay absolutely silent throughout the video and take up 2/3rds of the screen for no reason.

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u/WynniWynnieWynnie Jul 01 '22

Or the classic "I'm too fucking lazy to watch a whole movie so let me react to individual scenes and try and wring 10 videos out of one movie"

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u/XDYassineDX Halal Mode Jul 01 '22

Also some reaction channels put tight clips of other videos

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u/Falloutboy2222 Jul 01 '22

Adjusts bucket hat will ill intent

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u/tiptoeandson Jul 01 '22

Hard agree. There needs to be a distinction but we’ve seen how bad YT has been with demonetising things on no real grounds. For this reason I am concerned for the creators who make actual content and add value through their reactions.

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u/thetrueblue44 Jul 01 '22

it could very well end up with the actually hardworking commentary channels getting demonetized while the lazy content stealers just bypass these changes

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u/tiptoeandson Jul 01 '22

Yeah this is my fear as well. I remember when the whole swearing ban came in, and certain creators were able to bypass but others weren’t for example. Needs to be an equal and clear rule for all and unless they have someone checking every bit of content manually this will likely not go well.

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u/b1ue_jellybean Jul 01 '22

I also wonder how far they’d go with the term reaction. Like gaming channels and reviewer channels could also be included in reaction content

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u/tiptoeandson Jul 01 '22

Exactly, let’s plays and even theorising channels could technically be at risk.

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u/thetrueblue44 Jul 01 '22

This is why we can’t have nice things

Assholes will always find a way to exploit the system

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u/Atulin Jul 01 '22

So, I make reaction-kind content (rather, reaction + analysis + discussion). There are channels that look up multiple people's reactions to a given video, then create a mashup of like 8-9 of them, and upload it as their own.

Foind my videos part of such mashups. With all the analysis and discussion cut out, of course. The video had about 12k views. Mine are getting 300 on a good day.

I can easily see channels like mine getting demonetized, while those mashup channels are thriving.

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u/Froggueth Jul 01 '22

Hope Ann Reardon isnt affected by this

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

Yeah, this just seems like a thinly veiled attempt at protecting their partners from valid criticism.

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

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u/Cot_Kev Jul 01 '22

yeah true, i don't know if charlie still does reaction videos but i absolutely fucking love his videos

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u/SIII-043 Jul 01 '22

I hear you on that I love listening to a guitar expert react to a guitar video or any other time a expert is laying out what’s happening in the video.

But those idiotic fucks it just sit there and go

“yeah”

“feels”

“for real man”

fuck those losers all I want is for them to shut the fuck up and let me watch in peace

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u/Mad-Lad-of-RVA Jul 01 '22

I watched Asmongold for the first time for the Heard / Depp trial, as his reactions during key moments could be funny, but he did so much of this lame "reacting" in the slow moments that it drove me nuts.

I can't imagine actually watching streamers like that regularly.

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u/Br1lliantJim Jul 01 '22

Parasocial relationships are weird. To many, its like having a buddy watch the video with them.

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u/KatsuDX Jul 01 '22

I watch clips for Hasan because I don't have the time to personally wade through his 40+ hours of streams every week to find the good political commentary versus him going on Twitter to ratio JP

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u/WynniWynnieWynnie Jul 01 '22

Who is that white guy with the beard reactor who always has the same stupid smile face and who's reactions are just "whoa that thing you all just saw happen sure did happen"

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u/Smeefperson Jul 01 '22

Do you have the slightest idea how little that narrows it down?

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u/miciy5 Jul 01 '22

Yeah. Seems like this is another example of causing more harm than good

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u/WynniWynnieWynnie Jul 01 '22

Eh, let's be honest though

We watch this shit because we can't get any of our friends to watch LOST with us

We should've been finding better friends

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u/Atulin Jul 01 '22

There's a big difference between someone who makes a 24-minute video out of a 22-minite video, and someone who makes an hour-long video out of it.

I can't stand the "'sup guys, we're gonna watch _ like comment subscribe Patreon! Heh, hah, oof, haha, huh, hmm, hehe. That's gonna be it, see you in the next video!" brand of reactions.

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u/WynniWynnieWynnie Jul 01 '22

On the flipside I can't stand all the fucking filler before the reaction. Just get to the fucking reaction already

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u/ThePhatNoodle Jul 01 '22

Yeah someone like cr1tikal is fine. Cracking jokes and making worry remarks. It's those idiots that slap their face at the bottom of a video and contribute nothing but "wow" or a "that's insane" and other inane repetitive comments that are the problem

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u/Dob_Rozner Jul 01 '22

What about the audience that keeps watching their videos?

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u/WynniWynnieWynnie Jul 01 '22

I think they and frankly all of us need to find real friends to watch shit with

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u/SommernachtsKraut Jul 01 '22

Cr1tikal is pretty much a target for this, his react videos offer really nothing of value but the same "really?" etc and low-value commentary that's pretty much on bar.

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u/Mariuxpunk007 Jul 01 '22

I like this channel “Blind Wave” where it’s about 60% reaction and 40% commentary, and they have a disclaimer at the beginning asking people to watch the original video before theirs.

Then you have the rest of the channels that play the entire content, only for them to say at the end of the video they are reacting “thank you for watching, don’t forget to like and subscribe”, without even giving an opinion of what they just watched.

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u/-Borgir Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

All good if it's for those lazy reaction channels that basically do "wow, that was funny" and the video ends. On the other hand, there are some which do a proper commentary and actually put work in videos. Latter should stay

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

It's gonna hit everyone and the actual good reaction channels gonna disappear with all the rest

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u/Cat_With_Human_Ears Jul 01 '22

The good reaction channels will disappear and the bad ones will stay like the cancerous tumor they are.

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u/KenBoCole Jul 01 '22

Bye Bye Blind Wave and the Normies : (

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u/Indoril_Nereguar Jul 01 '22

They make a lot through patreon so I wouldn't worry

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u/geniice Jul 01 '22

Varies. A lot of the better ones probably lean towards patron and merch for funding.

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u/shonen-trash Jul 01 '22

But it’ll stop any new good reaction channels from starting up.

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u/hypotheticalhalf Jul 01 '22

If this takes Blind Wave away, I’m rioting.

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u/OutsidePrior2020 Jul 01 '22

I know, they do spend a good deal of time discussing things, but if they demonetize them then I'm pretty sure that channel like a lot of others would go away.

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u/prabla Jul 01 '22

They have 16.5k patrons currently on patreon, I think they'll be alright.

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u/psibear Jul 01 '22

If this happened before they got those numbers they wouldn't be here now. I think the point is that no new good ones will come up and soon the old ones will die out leaving nothing in their place.

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u/NewHorizonsNow Jul 01 '22

Blind Wave is a perfect example of good reaction videos. Reactors should have a pen and paper and take notes on Blind Wave.

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u/SeaSuggestion9609 Jul 01 '22

Yes! Ive been watching blindwave and the normies for years :(

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u/Captain_Smartass_ Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

They get their money from Patreon.
I believe they are in the top 15 of most subs.

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u/dirtgrub28 Jul 01 '22

unfortunately susan's not gonna be able to make that distinction and you'll still end up throwing the baby out with the bathwater even if they tried to implement that.

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u/Yzard27 Professional Dumbass Jul 01 '22

Yeah I love watching those Doctor/Lawyer/Cop/Ex-con reacts videos where they discuss how accurate scenes from shows and movies are

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u/shadowX015 Jul 01 '22

Lately I've gotten really into musicians reacting. Alex Moukala is a great one.

They'll spend time dissecting the music; talking about the structure and arrangement of it, the composition techniques used and the effect they are supposed to elicit from their audience.

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u/ShoshinMizu Jul 01 '22

toutube is not known for its case by case judgement tho..

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u/sweetmozzarella Jul 01 '22

Yeah RIP Corridor Digital..

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u/fuckgoldsendbitcoin Jul 01 '22

Weird Al better figure out another revenue stream, then

https://youtu.be/fwz8xzvA1Bw

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u/Raida-777 Jul 01 '22

Many of them say nothing during the whole video and casually say that's their reaction, ask for my subscribe, lol.

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u/Soul699 Jul 01 '22

I mean, staying mostly silent is right, since if you keep talking you'd might miss what is happening or being said. The main difference between a lazy reaction and proper one is when the reactor share their opinion and analysis in depth or not.

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u/HiMyNameIsPip Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

As pointed out in other comments this is a double bladed sword. On one hand it it will put an end to the lazy screaming and yelling at trailers while providing no actual commentary or thoughts and opinions to the piece being reacted to but it could likely also end well thought out and well written constructive criticism to pieces being reacted to.

  • Edit *

Grammar.

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u/BlueCaracal Jul 01 '22

Double edged.

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u/call-your-mother-pls Jul 01 '22

This is like Darth Maul.

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

Double edged and double ended

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u/call-your-mother-pls Jul 01 '22

I think this will be a total monkeys paw.

The problem with reaction videos isn’t that they’re reaction videos, it’s that they’re lazy. There are other types of lazy video out there, the reaction video makers aren’t going to suddenly put their back into high quality OC.

There will just be a flood of some other low effort medium to replace this one; it’ll seem good and quiet at first but then the new meta will emerge.

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u/ViaPrime Jul 01 '22

for every good commentary video, there are hundreds of trash reaction vids. and i think it would be pretty easy for yt to see the difference between those, reactions show 100% of the original video and commentary videos only relevant clips

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u/HiMyNameIsPip Jul 01 '22

But will it be moderated by humans or bots who can't tell the difference, much like their content ID bots which cant distinguish between actual copyright breaches and fair use?

Don't get me wrong I'd love to see these types of videos go, before Spider-Man No Way Home came out every time something for it was released youd get a million reaction videos basically screaming "No Wai Hommmmmeee" and it was annoying as fuck.

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u/GingerSnappless Jul 01 '22

bots 150%.Way too many videos for humans to sort through

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u/RealLarwood Jul 01 '22

and i think it would be pretty easy for yt to see the difference between those

then you don't know yt very well

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u/art-vandelayy Jul 01 '22

no it won't be easy, "trash video" and "good commentary video" are very relative and open ended terms.

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u/AlexYTx Died of Ligma Jul 01 '22 Helpful

-Daveeey! How you doin'?
-As good as can be expected and the news is good
Good Ending - Matto may have had an impact on this

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u/Garr3ttGuy Jul 01 '22

My thoughts exactly, maybe his react video series reached the right people

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u/Kursan_78 Jul 01 '22

It really looks like it! it all was worth it after all. great job, Matto!

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u/DiscoBroccoli77 Breaking EU Laws Jul 01 '22 Silver

Next task: remove cougars from missions

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u/GreenMan1550 https://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ Jul 01 '22

THERE ISNT MONETIZATION IN THE REACT CONTENT!

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u/DaBoiYeet Identifies as a Cybertruck Jul 01 '22

Was looking for someone who would mention Matto.

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u/Hate_Crab Condescending Wonka Jul 01 '22

Something something untied shoes

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u/Sansnextdoor Jul 01 '22

My man matto despite all the hate he got, he now has a chance to make a difference:D

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u/macca41 Jul 01 '22

Yep can't see another reason it would have come up

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u/Roccmaster Jul 01 '22

No more money for reactors? Then how will France get their power?

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u/macrotaste Jul 01 '22

Tell them the Germans are invading and use the HUGE amounts of energy created by all the french running away.

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u/Roccmaster Jul 01 '22

Good idea

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u/StephenAliSingh Nokia user Jul 01 '22

Sniperwolf got her ass busted

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

The worst part of getting a new browser or clearing history is seeing her shitty videos in the recommended.

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u/ThisIsMyCouchAccount Jul 01 '22

I’ve never heard of the channel until this thread.

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u/StephenAliSingh Nokia user Jul 01 '22

True

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u/_Captain_Biscuit_ Nice meme you got there Jul 01 '22

So what’s gonna happen to let’s play channels?

Because if it’s left to the algorithm, then I don’t believe it won’t confuse the two.

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u/TaffySebastian Jul 01 '22

Letsplay channels will probably start livestreaming if they get hit, after all a superchat will leave then something rather than nothing.

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u/memeOverloadIII Jul 01 '22

sssniper who?

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u/bee-movie666 Jul 01 '22

Yea her channel will end faster than the Anglo Zanzibar war

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u/EternaTi777 My mom checks my phone Jul 01 '22

Yay no more sniperwolf

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u/Exit727 Jul 01 '22

This doesn't justify YT being an absolute piece of garbage recently. Forced double 20 sec ads (no adblocker in phone app), ads appear even on demonetized videos, algorythm buries good videos in favor of clickbait garbage, arbitrary rules for monetization, removed dislike counter, decent content creators struggle to stay afloat while hacked out shallow bloated shit rakes in views and ad money.

All this in the last, what, 2-3 years? What the fuck happened?

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u/NMade Jul 01 '22

And don't forget, that the app is full of bugs. Also they removed so much functionality. Like why is it so hard for me to choose a resolution now and why do I have to do it for every video all over again? And why are the comments hidden in a sub menu?

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u/Yuyan1211 Jul 01 '22

Also in the web version, they keep downgrading the video quality as you watch the video on auto, which is the default resolution setting and can’t be changed. If I don’t set the resolution manually for every video, it just drops one by one all the way down to 480P, which is a unwatchable mess on a 4K screen

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u/i_dont_care_1943 Jul 01 '22

Don't forget about the whole drama between QuantumTV and the Act Man where they let Quantum stay on the platform and even took his side despite the fact that he is a racist homophobic piece of shit who is ban evading and exploiting the copy right system.

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u/Hot_b0y Jul 01 '22

How did they even fumble that one so hard? It was just so easy, just ban Quantum TV and boom, nothing but praise. But no, they demonitized Act Man instead.

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u/i_dont_care_1943 Jul 01 '22

It's not even a moral thing where you have to think if it is justified to ban him or not. Quantum is literally breaking rules and it's quite clear that he is ban evading.

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u/Rhmb13 Jul 01 '22

Didn’t the act man also find significant evidence for him trying to cover it up as well

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u/nissen1502 Jul 01 '22

I hear so much shit about the algorithm, yet my yt recommended is awesome af. Good content that I like watching.

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u/Quirky-Student-1568 Jul 01 '22

90 percent of my recommendations here are already watched videos.

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u/JusHerForTheComments Jul 01 '22

A workaround for the app is closing the video and reopening as many times as you need till it stops giving you an ad at the start. Then you send the video a couple seconds before the end... let it finish and you replay it and it has 0 ads throughout the video. You don't just end the video yourself by sending the bar at the end. I remember doing that and it still showed ads when I replayed. It needs to end on its own... that's why you always leave it a couple seconds before it ends.

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u/Deon2137 Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

and one other thing, i know it was like 5 years ago but i still think the current site design sucks

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u/ashenhaired Big pp Jul 01 '22

On side of creators they force ads on your content regardless if you want them or not even if it doesn't meet their monetization requirements.

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u/geniice Jul 01 '22

All this in the last, what, 2-3 years? What the fuck happened?

They've basicaly absolutely captured free TV online. So time to actualy make money.

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u/Fruktkusen Jul 01 '22

For the ads i just switched to brave browser and used the website for mobile. It’s not so bad and quite usable especially with all the ads gone

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u/penny-wise Jul 01 '22

What the fuck happened?

Google

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u/sander-manen Jul 01 '22

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u/OftenShady Jul 01 '22

u/darkviperau

Im happy for even the remote possibility of this being true. Loved your work on it mate, cheers.

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u/jimmypower66 Jul 01 '22

What about channels like “How to Cook That” ? Technically that would be reactionary, and Ann does great work

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u/GayVegan Jul 01 '22

She'll also be affected. This change will affect many negatively that don't deserve it.

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u/last_gen_wunderwaffe Jul 01 '22

So glad pyrocinical stopped being a reaction channel and became every white man video essay game review

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u/bee-movie666 Jul 01 '22

He still technically does reaction videos. Mostly on pyro live.

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u/KatsuDX Jul 01 '22

Those are some of the "highest quality" react streamer videos I've seen, next to The Moistener

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u/GrahamCarey1 Jul 01 '22

They're gonna fuck over a lot of good commentary channels over this

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u/Plane_Turnip_9865 Jul 01 '22

There is a young woman who has a channel called Popcorn in Bed where she reacts to classic films she's never seen before. She's very sweet, and kinda wholesome, maybe a little naive and sheltered, and it's part of the charm. She's the kind of people you want to see do well, and I hope this somehow doesn't affect her.

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u/NMade Jul 01 '22

It should always be about the added value. If its just some guy doing nothing but saying oh yeah and laughing, then f em. But if its actually useful and insightful, then its kinda sad.

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u/Ayankananaman Jul 01 '22

I am a bit against this because there are some "Experts react to X" vids I watch and they offer insight about the stuff, like psychology, plot, legality, authenticity and so on .

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u/Taken_name1243 Big ol' bacon buttsack Jul 01 '22

Those arent just reacting, those imo should be considered okay because they actually have something to add unlike all the react streamers

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u/Ayankananaman Jul 01 '22

I guess I really haven't seen one where they just react without much of an opinion.

Unless some of Asmongold's streams count.

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u/Taken_name1243 Big ol' bacon buttsack Jul 01 '22

Yeah some of them count...ever watch xqc? Just eats his lunch and says stupid shit that makes no sense. In his arguement with darkviper about reaction...id recite it but i honestly didnt understand a thing, nether did his chat

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u/No_Creativity Jul 01 '22

If they take Jonathan Ferguson away it's time to riot

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u/Goatymcgoatface10 Jul 01 '22

See, this leaves me torn. On one hand I think reaction vids are usually horribly lazy, stupid, and don't deserve any money. On the other hand, is it really better that a corrupt, multi billion dollar corporation gets to keep all the money from there videos?

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u/dumahim Jul 01 '22

Isn't it really a self fixing problem. If the channel sucks, they're not going to get the views to make it worthwhile.

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u/Hellas2002 Jul 01 '22

Plus, who are we to say that there’s no value in the content. If people are watching it, then so be it. All the decision would do is be harmful to creators actually producing quality content

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u/Kinc4id Jul 01 '22

On one hand I think reaction vids are usually horribly lazy, stupid, and don’t deserve any money.

Exactly. YOU think they are lazy and stupid. Others enjoy it. Why should you ruin something others enjoy just because you don’t like it?

Thing is, these videos are watched, else they wouldn’t be made or there would be no point in demonetizing them because the original creator isn’t harmed. If they are watched they have a right to exist and if people find joy in them the one who made the video deserves to get paid for it.

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u/PhasmicPlays Jul 01 '22

There are a lot of bad reaction channels but there are some good ones

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u/leemetme Jul 01 '22

Source?

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u/macca41 Jul 01 '22

Yea probably trying to farm karma of people who have watched darkviperau's react videos because there is already a way to have all the money go to the original creator but no one uses it because of the massive backlash from the reactors audience the reacti would get

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u/StanleyOpar Jul 01 '22

OP: I made it the fuck up for karma.

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u/TheCrispyNinka Jul 01 '22

Yeah I googled the exact headline plus a bunch of variations and can’t find this ANYWHERE. Seems like bullshit.

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u/GXNext Sussy Baka Jul 01 '22

I like watching younger Millenials and Gen-Zers reacting to the music I grew up with, especially Rage Against the Machine, because I like to see and hear how it effects them. Hopefully content where the ratio of reaction is greater than the content they react to will be safe...

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u/balllzak Jul 01 '22

Doesn't playing copyrighted music already result in demonetization?

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u/GXNext Sussy Baka Jul 01 '22

It depends on the label and band but usually yes. Damn, I didn't think about that...

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u/prof-royale Jul 01 '22

a lot of them don’t play the full songs during their reactions. they cut just enough out of each song to get around the demonetization while still being able to showcase their reaction.

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u/Nagarider Fffffuuuuuuuuu Jul 01 '22

Honest question Why would they even consider demonetizing the probably largest content corner they have on their platform? I get that there's a difference between good and bad react content but to me it still doesn't make much sense to cut down on their own money. Also why the hell do they even care? They have much bigger problems than that.

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u/Svelok Jul 01 '22

Yeah, what's the business logic? How does this make money go up, and not down? I don't get the reasoning.

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u/Mr_Singam Scrolling on PC Jul 01 '22

waiting for darkviperau to see this

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u/-_-_-NOBODY-_-_-_- Jul 01 '22

I feel like a lot of good content creators are gonna get hurt over this. Most "React" channels are just downright lazy and not even trying to hide that. while some few are actually very good like Tyrone Magnus or Reel Rejects but we'll have to wait and see if YT is gonna mess up like the past or actually review each individual channel for their content but nonetheless some of the big names are still gonna get the undeserved money. Cough cough SSSniperwolf cough

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u/OutsidePrior2020 Jul 01 '22

Oh wow I didn't even think about tyrone magnus, I like his channel. This is gonna suck.

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u/Guybrush_Creepwood_ Jul 01 '22

Yep many of the lazier reaction channels have patreons anyway, so this does nothing but fuck over any genuinely interesting channels.

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u/Ultramanchan OC Meme Maker Jul 01 '22

Sssniperwolf is going to have to go back to playing metal gear

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u/bee-movie666 Jul 01 '22

Ok I understand both sides of this argument but this is just shooting a ton of their user base right in the head. Some reactors do a good job trying to add to things and a good example is pyrocynical and (possibly) moist cr1tikal they both try to at least add something instead of being like xQc and asmongold. xqc just stops the video sometimes and spouts something that Is just utter fucking gibberish and keeps watching. I think if this happens a lot of the userbase will resort to moving onto twitch. This will also spark another internet argument with people who think it's right and people who think it's wrong. I personally think they shouldn't but that's my opinion.

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

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u/garbage_flowers Jul 01 '22

be patient he's from quebec

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u/zainwhb Loves GameStonk Jul 01 '22

oh no....moistcr1tikal

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u/Y3ll0w_Fever Jul 01 '22

Idk how I feel about this, I watch a lot of reaction channels, whether that be trailers, anime, movies or shows. To me as long as their using “fair use” of the content I don’t mind it. But I do understand that some reactors are kind… dead in their reaction and some actually pause and talk about what they saw or they just wait till the end for the review.

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u/CakeWasCoded Jul 01 '22

Sniper wolf is gonna become pistol cat

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u/ahjteam Jul 01 '22

That the Fine Bros!

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u/Fearless_Waltz7618 Jul 01 '22

Critikal: not stonk

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u/VitaminCeaser Jul 01 '22

Fine bros and legaleagle are two separate categories

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u/Dalviin17 Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

Red flag for me, then reviews and anything using other content will be demonetized, we already see how they use their vague policies about sexual content to demonetize anyone. They are many other things to do for the health of the site, starting by having actual creator support, not just bots. Its to a point where companies like bungie had to literally everything in their power to combat a strike

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u/TherenousernameV2 Jul 01 '22

This is bad for fair use though: /

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u/Butterbuddha Jul 01 '22

Well, that monetizing IS based on views. So, like term limits, one might argue that this is what the people want. If they thought the content was trash, they wouldn’t watch it and they’d get no views.

I personally wouldn’t mind all of the reaction, swiped from Reddit, any video with Simon Whistler, and Mitch McConnell all went away forever. But enough people want that shit it’s still around. (Also, I don’t live in Kentucky so I don’t have any say on Mitch anyways lol)

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u/TheFifthattemptyetno Jul 01 '22

No corporation will ever do what's good for you, don't forget. They are trying to eliminate fair use or some shit. This is fucked up

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u/Bill_Nye-LV Jul 01 '22

There are react channels who only do small amounts of commentary or none and there are channels who do more commentary then the video they react to.

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u/zawarudoe Because That's What Fearows Do Jul 01 '22

Haiyaaa what about uncle Roger??!

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u/eltaco65 Jul 01 '22

The only thing more upsetting than this is Jamie Oliver haiyaaa

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u/DC_Disrspct_Popeyes Jul 01 '22

I'm sure he'll find another way to say the same joke over and over and over and over and over again.

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u/Pretty-Buy7692 Jul 01 '22

Finally, a good fucking decision

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u/Riptide1206 Jul 01 '22

This is not gonna end well. I personally think reaction channels are great, I have discovered so many bands through Nik Nocturnal that I would have never known of otherwise.

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u/MasterDni GigaChad Jul 01 '22

Morepatterrz (hopefully i pronounced it right) makes some good reactions

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u/last_kebab24 memer Jul 01 '22

the only good reaction channels are those that don't make stupid/overreacted faces, pause many times, or talk about their opinion, cons, and pros of the content they watch also sharing info or making references

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u/sid1805 Jul 01 '22

Damn, now I gotta learn Angular or Vue instead

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u/sirmanuxgg Jul 01 '22

Am I the only one that thought they were talking about the JavaScript framework? Being a dev destroyed my mind it seems.

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u/Doomenjoyer4862 Jul 01 '22

I can't believe you've done this

Joke

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u/Beleb2Bu Jul 01 '22

But there are good commentary channels tho.

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u/SLngShtOnMyChest Jul 01 '22

”yes”

“We are discussing it”

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u/1nstant_R4men Jul 01 '22

sssniper punching the air rn

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u/foreverclassichunter Forever alone Jul 01 '22

Lol sssniperwolf from a Quinn you became a peasant again lol

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u/Ok-Quantity6442 Jul 01 '22

Sssniperwolf

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u/Gilbo_Swaggins96 Jul 01 '22

Let's see the Fine bro's try and sue their way out of this

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u/DullGuarantee5680 Jul 01 '22

I don’t see a single flaw!