Well, I can't speak for anyone else, as I don't know if this occurs with other channel owners as well. But I've had these morons subscribing to me just to deliberately "vote down" my videos. As childish and pointless as that is, there ARE indeed idiots that like to do that sort of shit simply to be awkward. I'm aware that this happens, because every single time a new upload or live broadcast goes up on my channel, I seldom ever get anybody leaving worthwhile comments, so in a manner of speaking, having a YouTube profile feels pointless anyway. It feels like I'm just talking to myself, but I keep noticing that people vote down my content. If it wasn't for the fact you have to sign in because of the age-restricted videos, or that I follow certain people I'm a fan of, I would not bother with YouTube anymore. When I call Michael Does Life on Skype, I've seen trolls saying things in the chat like, "This is gonna be a long call". How is it? I'm not on Skype to him for more than 5 minutes, because he knows not to let the calls drag on, because there's a queue. At least I have called in. The only reason I don't do it very often now is because he's currently discussing the console wars or certain games I'm probably not going to play, so those sort of discussions are not particularly interesting to me. I've still donated to his channel during his live streams.
Nobody cares about my rants either, because they're not professionally made videos. Personally, I don't see how somebody talking on a webcam, giving opinions during a gaming broadcast or in a video call is really any different from contributing well put together content, that is time consuming and requires talent to prepare. Honestly, I don't know how to do any of that stuff. To me, it's like Double Dutch. The same with creating thumbnails. But surely, all that matters is your resulting viewpoints, right? Well, I do know how to do tags, but then if you can only do C, but not A and B, why would people care about pointer C? Right? Such is the mentality of people in our modern day, technologically advanced society.
I just receive more thumbs downs on every fucking video I add, which is nippy as hell. Unfortunately, people who choose to hide their subscriptions don't appear as subscribers to your channel at all. It seems YouTube does that to preserve the privacy of the users, but on the downside, all manner of sick people can follow you like the disturbed arseholes they clearly all are, and you don't know where their profiles are situated in that case. They could be child molesters, rapists, radge pots, serial killers. You name it. Blocking somebody just prevents them from posting remarks. They can still see when you're on the air, what your recent videos are, and vote them up or down, and so on and so forth. Plus, you'd be blocking these cunts forever more. They can never take a hint... and they'll keep coming back with multiple ID's anyhow.
I've been dealing with a creepy Australian nutter for going on 3 years, who has multiple pseudonyms on forums, YouTube, film databases, and acting related wikis. For example, he's on the Horror Film Wiki on Fandom right now, editing multiple pages, and changing his profession and location on a daily basis to things like Finland, Ireland, Thailand, and so on, plus saying he's a "submarine designer" to being a "Hollywood actress" to (insert fake job here
), all for attention. Fortunately, that's all he's doing. He knows he cannot really do anything else like committing vandalism, because there's administrators on there that can undo that in a flash. He also tries to change his user name when I catch him out, but when he does that, you can still see the changes he made in his editing history, so getting a new name with the SAME darn account = stupid, son. Like, why fucking bother?
Weirdos are gonna be weird. However, he knows I know who he is now in real life. I don't think he'll try anything severe, now that he's aware of that fact. In fact, he's the reason I had to STOP posting my film projects on IMDb, YouTube, etc, while they're in the pre-production stage. I'm concerned that he had potentially contacted people about me before, such as this pastor who made a Christian film I had a small part in. I've had quite a hard time as it is getting any acting gigs in movies in recent years, because of the court crap I've been dealing with, plus having anxiety issues, and being slandered behind the scenes by other so-called professionals. It has really hindered my options for finding work. And guess what? COVID-19 also happened. It seems there's just no point to looking for any further film work!
He's like a disease. A germ infested cockroach who just does this shit for amusement, just because he ran a crappy Capcom forum years ago, that he banned me on. The reason I know it's him, is because he posted a picture of himself and a dog on a forum 3 years ago, and I found a Twitter profile he uses that has a picture of a similar looking guy and dog, and I know that guy from the said Capcom site, which isn't a coincidence in my book. His greatest slip up was when he found out I was talking about Sylvester Stallone being an extra in some films. So due to that, he followed me to Wikipedia. Later on, I got an IP address from a New Zealand ISP called Spark (since he was caught being a menace on Wikipedia, and Wikipedia generally blocks just about every proxy there is, so he used a real IP address). Now, I'd say it took me all of 5 seconds to remember anybody I'd dealt with in prior years from either New Zealand or Australia previously, even though I don't think he'd communicated with me since 2006. My memory isn't that terrible, so he's pretty much the first Aussie that came to mind.
Had he been an American though, boy, that would have made my job more tough. But I guess Aussie and Kiwi stalkers are quite... niche. Is that the word? He hadn't spoken to me in years, but I've never really left the Resident Evil
community, even though I'm meant to have retired like 3719 times by now. So he found me on Biohaze in the summer of 2017 when he was impersonating an admin from Rely on Horror on their forums. He referred to me as Grace Saunders, which is a name I've used on countless forums, which means he clearly knows me. Then after he got banned, he signed up multiple accounts, using images of people I know in his avatars. You See? Trolls often think they're smart and that they can get away with abusing others, but I've got a thick skin and something called a brain, so I've gotten wise to people's low tricks.
Since that time, he's been on various other websites, particularly a dead relationship advice community that used to be known as loveforum.net, where he had been regularly spamming with dozens of aliases. And he got my friend's address too, and harassed him with takeaways and fake Gumtree ads. My mate doesn't even use message boards online, so I had to explain who it was and what his motivation is for being a nuisance. The police have been notified on a few occasions about this man's antics, so they know to contact the authorities in Australia if he does anything else.
YouTube in my opinion, was better when it was like 'the wild west' of the Internet. Now Google has all but ruined YouTube. You need 1000 subs to live stream on a mobile, so you're not going to make any money or really have much enjoyment from the site if you're a total beginner. What about people who have a small business, but not that big of a fan-base? Jesus Christ, you've really botched it up for them, Google. It's not YouTube anymore. It's basically YourTube, eh Google?