• KrummsHairyBalls
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    8 months ago

    Not really going to get into it with you, because you clearly have your mind made up, but you pretty much nailed why at the end.

    I have a vivid memory of YouTube being a platform where normal people could share videos of their kids and pets or other fun random low quality but entertaining things

    People spend a lot of time and money making videos these days. They aren’t just random low quality things. They have teams of sometimes hundreds, use cameras worth half a million dollars, and may take a week or month to record said video while paying those hundreds of employees.

    Again, not going to change your mind, Lemmy is very open about not giving a shit about others when it comes to money, but it’s not 2006 anymore, and people need to make their money back AND pay their employees.

    Personally I’m fine watching a few ads to support the content I clearly want to watch. Seems weird you’d be interested enough in what someone has to show you, but refuse to help them in any way, but whatever.

    Remember guys, don’t forget to hit the downvote button if you haven’t already. How dare I say anything positive that isn’t just “fuck ads, fuck YouTube, fuck everyone!”

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        8 months ago

        Don’t worry, you didn’t need it.

        Lemmy losers click downvote the millisecond anyone says something positive about anything non-FOSS, or a bigger corporation. You already clicked that button, just like you’ve already downvoted this one.

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          8 months ago

          Not me though. Lemmy.one disables downvotes, so your comments look upvoted to me.

          But yeah, fuck corporations, I’m onboard with that.

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      8 months ago

      people need to make their money back AND pay their employees.

      that’s very much a “them” problem. if i don’t want to watch ads, you won’t guilt me into it.

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              8 months ago

              I wonder how many hours of your life you’ve freely given to the corpos making billions in profit, just freely throwing it at them like it’s not your most important personal resource.

              Keep licking that boot.

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      8 months ago

      Tell me how to filter all that highly polished crap from my feed and searches, because I don’t want it. I hate all that shit being shoved at me. If I wanted to watch someone spouting bad takes with a highly polished commercial-friendly veneer, I’d watch cable. I hate all those monetized channels, and they can all go under for all I care, along with that entire hellsite. Then more people would support actually good non-monetized projects like peertube.

      Even if what I’m doing is stealing, it’s a good thing. Can’t wait for YouTube’s demise. It’s not a fun site to use anymore because all the good non-monetized content gets buried in favor of these soul-sucking assholes.

      I don’t even click people’s links anymore, because it’s always some rich bearded white male with the most painful content.

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      8 months ago

      If they use all that stuff to shoot the video, it means they already made it or they spent money they shouldn’t have.

      I didn’t mind getting a handful of ads an hour, i do mind that i now get like 20 minutes to watch some youtube because adulting sucks and Youtube is like: swallow these 7 ads bitch, guess what bitch we forgot we showed you 7 have some more cunt and now my 20 minutes is fucked, so i say: time for Youtube to get bent.

      If what i hear is right, they are and have been operating in the red for a long time. Half of their creators are better business people than they are.

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        8 months ago

        If they use all that stuff to shoot the video, it means they already made it or they spent money they shouldn’t have.

        Pretty clear you’ve never owned a business. You have to invest money to start it.

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      8 months ago

      If you feel that way, you should really be paying for YouTube premium, since that actually gives more money to the creators you watch than ads would. That’s the one thing that sold me on it.

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        I agree with your thought process but supporting YouTube by paying for it after they intentionally enshitified it to the point where you want to is the entire problem.

        Use an adblocker and donate directly to creators. If someone needs to steal my time to afford to run their business, then they can’t afford to run their business.

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          8 months ago

          Again, it’s about supporting the creators without the absurdly high cost of several dozen Patreon subs, not about avoiding the ads. If I could pay $15/mo to Patreon and have it distribute a portion of that to 60 different people based upon how much of their content I viewed that month, that’d certainly be the way to go.

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            You don’t have to support every creator. If they’re making money they’re fine, if their financial position is greater than yours, they don’t need your financial support.