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YouTube video promotion

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by jaguar36, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. jaguar36

    jaguar36 Active Member

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    It seems to becoming quite popular that folks are creating new threads with little or no text, just to promote their most recent YouTube video. I find these threads quite irritating as I come to TMC to read threads and have good discussions, not to be redirected to YouTube. It doesn't help that alot of these videos seem to be click-baity type videos as well.

    Since they are presumably making money off their videos, how is this different than any other sponsor who has to signup as a sponsor to be able to advertise on TMC?

    Even if its not, could you put some restrictions to this sort of behavior?
     
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  2. MasterT

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    I'd second that.

    I think that if the main reason of the post on TMC is discussion with a YouTube link to illustrate the point - that should be allowed. But if your main goal is YouTube videos and post on TMC is merely a pointer to that video - that should be treated as Vendor activity.
     
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  3. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Could you guys link to some examples?

    Also, btw, referral links are not allowed in signatures. Forum Rules
     
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  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    #4 bonnie, Jun 10, 2017
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    I'll remove mine, but would respectfully say that having a code in your signature allows people to choose codes from posters they consistently find helpful (rather than a thread with all the codes dumped in). I think in the signature is more with the spirit of codes -- and not allow anyone to post their code in any other way (especially the 'USE MINE AND I'LL GIVE YOU THIS' kind of post). When quietly in the signature, nothing else, it's easy for someone to pick a code from a poster who seems to be helping people.

    Hopefully the admin team is open to this change.
     
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  5. MasterT

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    Duly noted on the signatures.

    Here is a recent one and if you check this particular user, you'll notice that's a norm for him:

    How to afford a Tesla on a budget - personal finance life hacks

    There is also another user that only posts here when he has a new video, but I cant find it ...
     
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  6. mblakele

    mblakele radial cross member

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  7. jaguar36

    jaguar36 Active Member

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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    GoTslaGo Learning Member

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    There is a video section of this Forum. Shouldn't these be moved to the video section?
     
  10. danny

    danny Administrator

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    Video section is an archived forum.

    To clarify, going forward we will treat video posts by non-Vendors that are clearly made simply to push or advertise a YouTube channel or brand as spam.
     
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