Of all the things we yammer on about every day at 3pm EST on The Dean Blundell Show, who knew NyQuil Chicken would be the “Tilt” on the Pinball table? We would totally understand if it was because of Loc’s toes, but no. We’ve been throttled from broadcasting the live show for a week on our channel. Before we go on about that, please note the show will be moving this week to Ray Rauth’s “Dear Pats Nation” channel. You can subscribe to it HERE. Nothing changes. Same time. Same show. Just a different channel for now. Think of it as your adult kid having to come bail you out of jail. Thanks Ray!
Late last week, we talked about the idiotic trend sweeping the internet of cooking your chicken in NyQuil. The problem? YouTube thinks if you talk about idiotic trends, you must be endorsing them and encouraging others to indulge in it.
Algorithms GOnna Getcha
YouTube is a great place for content creators to share & monetize their craft. The problem with being the world’s most popular landing pad is managing, overseeing and filtering over 500 hours of content uploaded per minute. It’s humanly impossible to do, so these platforms employ automated systems to try and mitigate the billions of hours of content it houses. Problem? Robots don’t decipher sarcasm, humour or just general reporting on something that has already hit the mainstream. The robot is trying to protect your moron kid from boiling poultry in cough syrup for clicks. Heroic.
It happens a lot
We aren’t special here. This happens to a lot of content creators. A quick search of “Youtube Violation” on twitter curates an endless list of people complaining about it.
Dear @YouTube @YouTubeCreators is it now a VIOLATION to TEACH how to do things? This is the 2nd video I have that is said to be HARRASSMENT, etc. Who did i harrass? Bully?…again!?!? pic.twitter.com/fmVW27ceFx
— G Dumaguing (@agigil) September 23, 2022
Hi My youtube channel has been suspended yesterday for violation of community guidelines which I find no reason for my channel being taken down for I have been following the rules,it's really frustrating me as a content creator.
Kindly assist me!
— THE KINGPIN👑 (@WesleyF86) September 20, 2022
My Self Anil Sharma, My Favourite Cocking YouTube name 'laxmi kitchen'
my channel was suspended Due to violation of youtube community guidelines. I think this can be done by mistake. Please Get Back this.
— Anil Kumar Sharma (@the_anilsharma1) September 17, 2022
I've been trying all day, but looks like Seed won't be coming out tomorrow, or at least not in the morning. pic.twitter.com/FIfEMUc0fa
— Dead Meat (@deadmeatjames) September 18, 2022
Are we pissed? Yeah a little. Our channel is monetized. Things like this scale back our ability to make money to keep the lights on. Will we go bananas and dedicate our entire existence to becoming professional victims about it? Probably for a minute or two, but then laugh about the absurdity of why it happens and move along.
Why it’s silly and Hypocritical
Where did we watch most of an actual crime in progress happen? Where do we watch talking heads incite insurrections and plan seditious attempted coups in the US and Canada now? The algorithms must be too busy policing a few podcasters making fun of trailer park cough syrup cuisine rather than actually doing something of substance.