YouTube – Round 2 – Censorship fight!

Oh man I can’t just leave YouTube alone!

I have already published an article a while back about how YouTube’s practices are terrible in terms of content creators with the classical slogan of “Where’s the fair use?” Now for those who care you can check out that article before this one. But normally a company that does something inherently flawed and against its content creator base would attempt to fix the problem they started. At least I thought that was happening due to the last copyright claim that we fought (and won) on YouTube. But YouTube has decided instead of cooling down the situation that instead they’re going to add some gasoline to the mix!

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Where’s the fair use Youtube?

Lets go into further Detail as to why we “walked away” from YouTube.

YouTube at the time of this posting is the number 1 video service that the entire internet goes to for all of it’s user created content media needs. There was a time where even I used it. I have now host almost all of my video blogs locally. This decision was mostly for a different problem dealing with links dying/moving around. But lately another problem has come up dealing with a tactic known as “Content Citation.” YouTube even hit me over a demonstration video we wanted to show to people who responded to this blog. That one of my hacks indeed does work.

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Website – Online year round.

Your website is important boys and girls.

It’s time to sit down and have a conversation about websites. Although hardly qualified to talk about such matters there seems to be a running problem that I have seen when surfing the net over and over again. Which simply put, no one really puts forth the time/effort into their website. We are guilty of this as well at s-config.com so to those who think I’m being hypocritical:

Yeah, you’re totally right.

-s

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Spam dissection – Episode 001

Welcome to Spam and SEO dissection episode 1!

Welcome one and all to the first episode of spam dissection where YOU yes the lucky reader get to read some of the every day crap that comes into both my contact forms box as well as the replies on some of my more popular threads . These spammers and “SEO Geniuses” are desperately trying to use my website as a means of pimping things like Russian brides, drugs, knock-off Chinese clothing and other things you normally find on the dark-net. Anyone who has ever had a mailto: link. Or on the receiving end of a contact form is more then familiar as to what is coming next. Now replies with just web-links will be discarded as there is nothing much to really say about it.

Disclaimer:

We just want to say that every real message we get on our contact forums and in no way would we openly mock messages in the public light. Many of the e-mails I will be presenting to you are blatant spam and chances are many other sites have received the same message. If you are a spammer which is somehow easily offended (does that even exist?) then you may want to stop reading right now. This article is a rant/vent article and should not be taken seriously. Public service announcement is now complete.

Enter when ready.

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Welcome to Hyper Aggression!

Aggression stream go!

Lately, I’ve been getting some e-mails and some comments that the best way to put it would be categorized as pure aggression.  That everything that you read/hear/think has to be placed into this blurry red haze of anger where you can no longer control your hands as they smash keyboards, LCD screens, your grandma, clones of your grandma until you are downing in a pool of your grandmas blood screaming your last breath for more. Blacking out into a coma only to wake from a cold sweat to repeat this vicious cycle once more!

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Ebay feedback system tipped towards buyers to screw sellers

Ebay feedback modeling itself after Wal-mart. Where the customer is always right even when they are wrong!

This rant about Ebay feedback should dovetail nicely with a previous article I have done since in the past I have mentioned how I do sales on Ebay, primarily in the electronics section of the site. I do a lot of both buying and selling of items and thus I have seen both sides of the fence in terms of how things are done. It used to be with Ebay that feedback measured what kind of person you are to do business with. That people both buyers and sellers can give you positive, neutral, or negative feedback, depending how nice you were or how much of a complete prick you are.

 

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