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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

E-beggers



I follow a lot of Youtube channels. One disturbing trend I've noticed is the number of them that have devolved to nothing but e-begger sites. All they do is cry for donations. They could be plugging a Patreon account, Go Fund Me, Kickstarter, or any number of other donation schemes.

I'm not against sites asking for money. What bothers me is the number of channels on which all they do is ask for money. They provide little, if any, actual content. Some channels started out providing information or entertainment, but now do nothing but beg. Often they have some amazing plan for the future -a future that is always in the future.

Some people really earn their on-line income. High production values take time and money. It's not uncommon for Youtube channels to invest thousands of dollars on computer and video equipment. They do a lot of work for the income they receive.

There are channels out there that have the same background and a talking head. Week after week, it's some person doing nothing but begging. I suppose it takes a certain amount of skill to fleece people day in day out, but I'm not going to support it.

-Sixbears

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  1. Um, you're going to support it?

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  2. Well, at least they have your support??? I am guessing you forgot to put the word "not" in that last sentence.

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  3. I have noticed the same thing but fortunately most of what I watch on YT is machining and antique tool videos and those guys do it out of love for the subject.

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    1. That's a plus. Come to think of it, people who really love what they do don't worry so much about every penny and nickle.

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    1. I have followed many YouTube Channels over the years looking for actual Prepping or how-to knowledge. Too many of them today are in it for the YouTube money and not helping anyone. I have been deleting some of them from my side-bar because of the annoying ad’s and e-begging that has become most of their content and no longer is it helpful to anyone especially we Preppers or Homesteaders who don’t make $150,000 a year and camp in a $60,000 van claiming to be a van-dweller while playing on a computer.

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  5. My rule of thumb as far as van dwelling goes at Youtube is if the preview features a brand new van or a scantily clad young or older person, bikini wearing out in the woods etc, most likely they are ebegging.

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