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Announcements and Feedback / Re: Changes at RVG on Self promotion.
« on: April 18, 2018, 05:40:51 AM »
That is exactly our feeling.  No one is going to be asked to leave for posting videos of anyone on YouTube or about a book or homebrew.  We post videos all the time that are pertinent to topics or that may generate discussion, so that is not an issue. 

You are, of course, welcome to stay and continue to post but what we are asking for is to contribute also in the forum in general.  I hope that clarifies your concerns.  If not, let us know either here or by PM.  Thanks.

Kinda, but I still need clarification.

Here's what I originally heard: YouTubers, do more posting elsewhere or we are kicking you out.
Me: So now what I've done that has brought thousands of views to the site is no longer enough?

I guess I'm feeling singled out since my specialty is video. Would I be singled out if instead of making videos, I turned my videos into separate text topics? Every single video I make is a chance to start a discussion, which I figured helped forum sites and might bring a new audience. And I don't share it with everyone, only the forum sites I like and want to help. And time is not easy to come by for me. Sometimes, I only have the time to share what I worked hard to make and sometimes I don't even have time for that.

Before this change was posted, I was already feeling like I have enough burdens to handle and trying to figure out how to do a better job at that. I don't want to feel stressed visiting a forum site, but now I feel like I'm asked to do more than what I'm doing if I want to share my work.

Here's my thought: It's a mistake to single out a group of people if you want to get them more involved. With YTers, I have found that those who are in it solely for themselves, don't last long on forums like this. And just like any group, there are bad YTers and good YTers. But when you single out the whole group, you risk losing them all, plus any new members they may have brought to the forums.

Do you want more action in the forums? Here are my suggestions:
1) Encourage the leadership to start more topics themselves (Maybe you have)
2) Share more threads on social media (Maybe you have)
3) Start contests or forum games (Maybe you have)
4) Ask content creators, such as YTers and Podcasters, to plug the forums more in their stuff, and in exchange, you'll plug their stuff more on your social media accounts and such (Maybe you have, and btw, I have plugged this site before without asking for anything in return)
5) Instead of trying to push certain people to do more and possibly pushing them away in the process, ask for suggestions on how to increase activity.

The hard truth is that forums everywhere have diminished, with sites like Facebook taking their place. Every forum site I know has seen decline, some more than others. I'm old school. I like forums. That's why I try to add content to the ones I like. That's why I take some time every week to do that. If I was in it just for me, I'd probably be better served focusing on doing more on Twitter and opening an Instagram account.

But now I feel like I'm being told my work is not good enough. Somehow it's a nuisance.
I'm a retro gamer who enjoys sharing my hobby, but I feel like because I do it in video form, it's not welcome here.

Here's what I need clarification on: Does the leadership here currently view me as a nuisance or as someone who brings something of value to the forums?

Announcements and Feedback / Re: Changes at RVG on Self promotion.
« on: April 18, 2018, 01:43:21 AM »
 I have enjoyed my time on RVG for years and have found it to be a very friendly site, which is one of the main reasons I have shared my work regularly here. Over the years, I have promoted the site and participated in the chat box and other threads. However, as a very busy YT creator, I do focus mostly on sharing my work in my main thread, and responding to any comments in that thread. Doing what I do is a TON of work, and usually what I mentioned is all I have time for.  But I do it not just for me, but for the site. It has always been my hope that my work would not only be enjoyed by fellow retro gamers, but it would also help bring attention to the forums I choose to share my work with. Based on the numbers, I have helped bring tens of thousands of views to the forums and hopefully, some of them were new visitors. I say this not to brag, that is not my personality, but to show my heart as a YT guy who would both like to grow his channel, but at the same time, help grow others as well, including the forums here.

With that being said, I do have some questions regarding this policy.

1) Assuming I keep doing what I have been doing since 2014, am I still welcome here, or should I leave?
2) Does this apply to all users, whether they are sharing work in the form as a podcast, book, magazine, homebrew game, etc., or is this just a YouTube thing? (As someone who has done both podcasting and YouTubing, from my experience it seems YouTubers are viewed far more negatively, which I find unjustified and unfair)
3) If someone like myself did leave, but a fan on the forums sometimes shared my videos, would they be asked to leave as well? (No, I am not planning anything of the sort and wouldn't stoop to such levels, but I would hate for one of my viewers to be treated that way and would want to at least be able to warn them if that were the case)

Personally, while I understand how someone who creates multiple threads simply to promote their work and never interact can be a nuisance, as mentioned earlier. I have no problem with a YouTuber, Podcaster, Author or Homebrewer sharing their work as long as they interact and aren't constantly making multiple, needless threads simply to self promote. Not only does it add content, but they may end up becoming a friend of the site, or they may end up leading someone else to the site. And beside, no one is forcing anyone to view anything. If I see a thread I'm not interested in, I simply don't read it.

But at the same time, I do respect those in charge of the site. If there was every a day when I felt it was time for me to leave, I would be sad, but would understand. I hope I've been a help to the site and hope to get some clarification for my questions.

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Never heard of M.A.D.  Looks interesting.

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Thank you everyone for helping me pass 4,000,000 total views on my channel!

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