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      I have no idea what I’ve missed… Till I go to someone’s house and watch raw YouTube and it’s unbearable.

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      TIL about SponsorBlock and DeArrow, just wow!

      This line from the website made my day: There are currently 452.934 users who have submitted 17.125.673 skip segments, which have saved a total of 4185 years and 4.84 days of people’s lives.

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        I forgot that periods are used in some places instead of commas for thousands and was wondering how you could get 0.934 of a person

        For some reason though its written as 4.84 instead which I thought should be written as 4,84?

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          DeArrow is an open source browser extension for crowdsourcing better titles and thumbnails on YouTube. The goal is to make titles accurate and reduce sensationalism. No more arrows, ridiculous faces, and no more clickbait.

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    I do appreciate when they put actual effot in but with Sponsorblock i rarely see them. This meme still applies for when they get passed sponsorblock though lol

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          We will dive into the history of this franchise, but fir—
          The franchise began in 1967, when…

          Me:

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        On that note… Also take a look at DeArrow

        https://dearrow.ajay.app/

        Same dev as SponsorBlock, same concept, just for YT Titles and thumbnails.

        Users can submit titles that better describe the contents and pick a neutral thumbnail.

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          i also have DeArrow and it’s such a subtle change that you don’t even realize until you’re browsing the Tube on another device. Hoooly shit. i could feel the pressure from all the clickbait.

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        Don’t forget to upvote good segments and downvote bad ones. Segments that are downvoted enough get hidden or removed. That’s a pretty big part of how they prevent malicious people (possibly with outside instances) from trying to sabotage the network

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    Personally, nope. I’m still annoyed. But yes, thanks for trying to make the ads amusing or whatever, YTers.

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    Did you guys know if you VPN through Albania, you don’t see YouTube adverts?

    I sure as hell didn’t until a few weeks ago.

    Anyway, do whatever you want to with this information :)

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      Insurance company : Oh you paid for insurance but we won’t cover your costs

      Finally claims insurance after months of waiting

      Hospital : You have an insurance so the bill is 8x higher but no you don’t need to pay all of them half is paid by insurance not you only have to pay 4x the money without insurance

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        but you have to pay the full amount anyway and go through insurance because you have a deductible that needs to be met because your annual physical isn’t supposed to happen until November when you get time off around Thanksgiving but you don’t want to have to pay the full non-insured price of this and not count it to your deductible when you KNOW that you’ll have to pay the full cost of that primary care visit and your 45-year-old colonoscopy coming up and everything is terrible.

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      They are so genuinely funny and I watch them both because of that and because I’m happy he’s able to make a living from his material!

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    The sponsor ads work when they’re neatly aligned aligned with the video’s concept. It wouldn’t budge me to see a manufacturer sponsor a PC build video where one of their products are being used. Or channels like GradeA where they advertise the sponsors in a similar way to their vids.

    What breaks it is when you can feel the ad clearly feels like a last minute insert (which it feels like almost all the time). Even the bigger creators out there do this.

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    Big Money Salvia on Internet Comment Etiquette makes full on short films for his ad reads. They are pretty great.

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    Ice Cream Sandwich, Martincitopants and NakeyJakey have me going back after sponsorblock skips it, it’s just so entertaining i’ll take the ad at this point

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      Danny Gonzalez definitely makes them pretty good too. But I feel like the original ones to make ads entertaining were MBMBAM in the early years. Griffin’s songs, their stupid ass bits? The money zone had me cracking the fuck up. That takes something special for me.

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        Seriously, I still think about the stack soap song.

        Modern money zone isn’t nearly as good, but I still don’t skip it.

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          I’ve been going back through early MBMBAM lately. Goddamn, it was pretty much peak podcasting. I stand by that. Early-mid harmontown, early-mid MBMBAM, maybe the first two seasons of My Dad Wrote a Porno, and maybe the first few seasons of Slow Burn. The best podcasts have to offer, I think.

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      I do this for tomatoanus skits as well, those are usually pretty off the wall. My man has an entire storyline saga going on in his ad read sections.

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      Yes. But at the same time I’m actually okay with ads for products that are legitimately good and are relevant to me, so long as I know they’re an advertisement.

      Products need marketing. It’s reality. I’d rather get my marketing in the form of a recommendation or review from a trusted source than a random video shoved down my throat.

      A easy example of a good source for me is MKBHD. He gets free stuff and sponsorships, but is selective regarding what he’ll accept sponsorships from, is very clear when a segment is sponsored, and will absolutely say a product is bad or overpriced even if he got it for free.

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          What is the problem they’re so pragmatically a part of? And how do you pin both the content creators needing to eat and the reasonable take of that commenter on the poor Marketing executives who care about neither but just want–actually what do they (end goal of marketing, literally, semantically) want, in your eyes while you’re at it? It is their (the marketing execs) side I take it you’re on, since the commenter you replied to is part of the problem and the creators do “an ad is an ad” things?

          Challenge; remember capitalism exists in the world as it must as the beginning of your answer (but if you can make it vanish and it all works out by the end of the answer, that’s cool too as lots of us are looking for that one).

          How is that other commenter part of the problem, actually part of the problem suspect?

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        Exploiting trust is worse. That parasocial z-list celebrity isn’t recommending something - they were paid to read corporate propaganda.

        The most painful version of this is Lindsey Ellis’s video on “Manufacturing Authenticity.” It ends with a deep sigh and an ad read. The brand knew she was doing a video about how brands pay the popular kids to shill their whatever, and they did not care, because all that matters is getting a known face to say the words.

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        Yeah I was really bummed to find this out along with all the nazi signposting that slipped past me because I couldn’t hear the dog whistle, he might be the only creator I’ve ever actually gone and unsubscribed to. Shame, too, because some of those videos were actually really good, credit where it’s due (even if that credit isn’t due to IH himself).

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    this is Drew Gooden and The Yard for me. i have whitelisted them on sponsorblock because their ad reads are so fucking funny. also obligatory shoutout to Internet Comment Etiquette