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Youtube Demonetizes The Act Man's Entire Channel Over Petty Reasons

strange headache

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The Act Man is a very popular gaming youtuber. Youtube decided to demonetize his entire channel after he complained about getting an unfair strike for one of his videos.


Charlie explains the whole situation pretty well in his video:


Essentially:
  1. Act Man gets a strike for "nudity and sexual content" for photoshopping a cucumber into somebody's mouth
  2. He never gets a chance to edit the video
  3. He then complains on Twitter about the whole situation because he has nobody to talk to at Youtube
  4. Youtube then decides to basically nuke his entire channel out of spite
The Act Man has recently produced some critical videos about Blizzard, Halo and various other companies. Dude is legit funny, produces some well thought-out content and we need independent content creators like him.
Once again Youtube shows how little it cares about its content creators. Your entire existence can be snuffed out in the blink of an eye.

Prelude:

I mean, the QTV stuff is what this is all about and it’s why the Act Man has been de-monitized.


Basically Quantum TV is a small time TV calibrator. He has a history or attacking other TV calibrators for the ‘drama’.

He made a bad review on Elden Ring which a small YouTuber called Mischief picked up on and mocked in a video.

Quantum TV then issued a false Copyright Strike to remove Mishief’s video (a big no no on YouTube).

This drew much attention and criticism from YouTube commentators like Griffin Gaming, ReviewTechUSA and ActMan (Keemstar also made a drama alert on it).

Turns out that Quantum has a history of threatening many YouTuber’s with false Copyright Strikes whenever he’s criticised. He’s also ban evading as his previous YouTube account was banned.

Quantum, not liking the negative feedback, dox’s the Act Man’s mother and rings her. He says many strange things like ‘I don’t want anyone to get hurt’ to her. He’s also repeatedly said stuff on video like ‘someone is going to end up getting killed’.

Lots of tweets from 2018 or so come out where Quantum is a massive homophobic piece of shit under the guise of Christianity. If you like The Last of Us and Ellie don’t look up his tweets :messenger_tears_of_joy:

The Act Man reports all of this in a video but YouTube don’t do anything with his evidence and say Quantum TV is all good.

The Act Man made a video yesterday called The Dark Age of YouTube where he systematically goes through all of YouTube’s TOS that they’re refusing to uphold. YouTube don’t like this one bit, presumably because the Act Man hasn’t bent over and accepted their verdict on Quantum TV. YouTube take action on Act Man.

I’ve tried to summarise briefly but this has been hours and hours of content with lots of lad juicy shit happening.
 
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GymWolf

Gold Member
Youtube must be the trashest site in the entire web, every time i watch a video about something the guy\girl is always in fear to lose their money for the stupidest fucking reasons.

Fucking monkeys would do a better job running this thing...

P.s. i don't give a fuck aboit the guy in the OP.
 
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Banjo64

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This Quantum TV drama has been amazing for the last month.

Pretty amazing that QTV could call the Act Man’s mother as a mafia style threat, post that he wishes more people had died in the Pulse Nightclub massacre and tell everyone how easy it is to dox the Act Man and YouTube had no issue with any of it.

They’ve banned him in revenge because he didn’t accept their verdict and his last video dissected their TOS.
 
LOL Act Man played himself when keeping it real goes wrong

 

Banjo64

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And it all started because a tiny channel called Mischief ripped the fuck out of QTV because QTV reviewed Elden Ring and basically said it’s shit, From fans are cunts and all video games should be made for players of any age :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 

STARSBarry

Gold Member
I think this just highlights again that YouTube has zero support systems in place through there own website.

Then as soon as someone with any clout shows up on twitter, lo and behold they backtrack, showing that the original decision was never reasonable.

They need to get there house in order.
 

anthony2690

Gold Member
Honestly who cares?

Checked his Patreon and he still makes £1300+ from that alone.

He can easily just move over and live stream or whatever on twitch I can imagine.

& I'm sure he can milk this for plenty of £ of his impressionable followers.

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From looking at act man's twitter he seems insufferable, and literally beat a dead horse till he got de-monetised, should've just left it and moved on like a normal person.

Dude even says, he is taking a break from twitter and still continues to bang on. 🤷‍♂️
 
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strange headache

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Honestly who cares?

That seems to be the standard answer to anything these days... so frikkin' tired of hearing it.

I've been following this story, absolutely insane that YouTube is protecting a homophobic piece of shit bigot like QT and lashing out and punishing those that are pointing this out.

This Quantum TV drama has been amazing for the last month.

Care to elaborate?
I like Act Man's videos but never followed the Quantum TV drama.
 
Once again Youtube shows how little it cares about its content creators. Your entire existence can be snuffed out in the blink of an eye.
I think it in their terms of use that you agree to when you sign up that they can remove you for any reason
Act Man give them that reason there is nothing Act Man can do he agree to the TOS when he made his account

Act Man should have never bother with Quantum TV to begin with
Imagine wasting time over Quantum just to get yourself nuke lol
 

kether

Neo Member
Yesterday I was reading people complaining about content creators having Patreon. If you have an audience this story seems like a great sellint point for having a Patreon.
 

Methos#1975

Member
What's funny is that this might actually backfire. This recent course of action has actually made this whole situation even more visible now and brought more commentators into the issue. So YouTube might have jumped the shark here and screwed themselves into a corner where they have to take action against QTV
 
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Kev Kev

Gold Member
Sounds like he was toeing the line with the TOS and got nailed. I’d like to see a list of all his warnings and violations before taking sides with him.
 

anthony2690

Gold Member
You would care if it happened to you.
Great empathy you got there.
I wouldn't beat a dead horse to the point it backfires.
I would move on and not milk it for attention.
If I don't like someone or something, I tend to just remove it/them out my life and not bother with them/it.
It's honestly not that difficult, you'll be a lot happier that way, than to focus on things that upset/bother you.

:)
 
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Methos#1975

Member
I wouldn't beat a dead horse to the point it backfires.
I would move on and not milk it for attention.
If I don't like someone or something, I tend to just remove it/them out my life and not bother with them/it.
It's honestly not that difficult, you'll be a lot happier that way, than to focus on things that upset/bother you.

:)
You obviously haven't been keeping up with the drama. It's easy to say to move on, but the reality is that this drama was stirring up viewership numbers and it was good for many creators, it has literally helped some of these creators build up their base.
 

Mister Wolf

Member
I wouldn't beat a dead horse to the point it backfires.
I would move on and not milk it for attention.
If I don't like someone or something, I tend to just remove it/them out my life and not bother with them/it.
It's honestly not that difficult, you'll be a lot happier that way, than to focus on things that upset/bother you.

:)

One of the greatest strengths a man needs to cultivate is the ability to walk away from a negative situation.
 
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Banjo64

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That seems to be the standard answer to anything these days... so frikkin' tired of hearing it.





Care to elaborate?
I like Act Man's videos but never followed the Quantum TV drama.
I mean, the QTV stuff is what this is all about and it’s why the Act Man has been de-monitized.


Basically Quantum TV is a small time TV calibrator. He has a history or attacking other TV calibrators for the ‘drama’.

He made a bad review on Elden Ring which a small YouTuber called Mischief picked up on and mocked in a video.

Quantum TV then issued a false Copyright Strike to remove Mishief’s video (a big no no on YouTube).

This drew much attention and criticism from YouTube commentators like Griffin Gaming, ReviewTechUSA and ActMan (Keemstar also made a drama alert on it).

Turns out that Quantum has a history of threatening many YouTuber’s with false Copyright Strikes whenever he’s criticised. He’s also ban evading as his previous YouTube account was banned.

Quantum, not liking the negative feedback, dox’s the Act Man’s mother and rings her. He says many strange things like ‘I don’t want anyone to get hurt’ to her. He’s also repeatedly said stuff on video like ‘someone is going to end up getting killed’.

Lots of tweets from 2018 or so come out where Quantum is a massive homophobic piece of shit under the guise of Christianity. If you like The Last of Us and Ellie don’t look up his tweets :messenger_tears_of_joy:

The Act Man reports all of this in a video but YouTube don’t do anything with his evidence and say Quantum TV is all good.

The Act Man made a video yesterday called The Dark Age of YouTube where he systematically goes through all of YouTube’s TOS that they’re refusing to uphold. YouTube don’t like this one bit, presumably because the Act Man hasn’t bent over and accepted their verdict on Quantum TV. YouTube take action on Act Man.

I’ve tried to summarise briefly but this has been hours and hours of content with lots of lad juicy shit happening.
 

Skifi28

Member
By "partnering" with youtube you already know you have no control over your income or your channel. They basically can do whatever they like and pay you if they feel like it, they're not your employer and you already know it.

Is it shitty? Sure, but youtube exists for Google to make money, not you. Get what you can out of it and have a secondary source of income ready. Don't bet your entire future on the whims of a few algorithms and certainly don't cry about it, you won't find much sympathy. Especially after you've already earned tons of money off it.
 

strange headache

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Turns out that Quantum has a history of threatening many YouTuber’s with false Copyright Strikes whenever he’s criticised. He’s also ban evading as his previous YouTube account was banned.

Quantum, not liking the negative feedback, dox’s the Act Man’s mother and rings her. He says many strange things like ‘I don’t want anyone to get hurt’ to her. He’s also repeatedly said stuff on video like ‘someone is going to end up getting killed’.

Holy moly, why is Youtube protecting that malicious idiot?
 

Mister Wolf

Member
By "partnering" with youtube you already know you have no control over your income or your channel. They basically can do whatever they like and pay you if they feel like it, they're not your employer and you already know it.

Is it shitty? Sure, but youtube exists for Google to make money, not you. Get what you can out of it and have a secondary source of income ready. Don't bet your entire future on the whims of a few algorithms and certainly don't cry about it, you won't find much sympathy. Especially after you've already earned tons of money off it.

I would say Youtube is your employer/contractor. People can use the word "partnership", but the power dynamic is skewed way in Google's favor. They are your boss.
 
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Seems pretty soft to get punished for breaking rules, then running to your binky to get affirmation, then get mad because someone didn't like you running your mouth to MFers that ain't got shit to do with it. Butch up and do the work to get it right.
 

Bragr

Member
I would say Youtube is your employer/contractor. People can use the word partnership, but the power dynamic is skewed way in Google's favor. They are your boss.
YouTube is a hobby where you can make money, not a job where you are employed. Sure, Youtube has all the power and you have to bend to them, but generally, you aren't contracted to do much and can do what you want.

This guy thought he was above Youtube, he talked shit and acted immaturely and Youtube didn't want to deal with it. There are a billion content creators, they are expendible. This guy is nothing for YouTube and he should have known that and kept quiet.
 

ParaSeoul

Member
I appreciate someone finally addressing that psycho Quantum TV but Act Man is still a man child who did not know how to deal with someone who took advantage of YouTubes failures. Guy filled his video with so many dumb jokes just giving QTV the opportunity to do damage.
 

FunkMiller

Gold Member
All of this speaks to the folly of building a career around something on such shaky ground. YouTube is clearly the fucking pits when it comes to its content creators, but how long do people have to see others getting burned, before they realise that they really shouldn't be hanging a career and their livelihoods on it? See also Twitch.

Nobody should be sacrificing an actual living for this insubstantial bullshit. I absolutely get the strategy of supplementing income with a gaming stream, but to do that exclusively? Insanity.

And until more people start realising that, this shit will continue on and on, with YouTube not giving two fucks, because there's always another rube waiting in line to replace whoever's just been deleted by their petty bullshit.
 

rofif

Member
I really will never understand why advertisers act like they care if their ads are shown in front of videos with cursing, porno or whatever.
Why does it matter?!
Just because someone is cussing in the video, it means it's viewers are bad people who will not but snickers ?!
Just because I watch pornography, means I am not a customer for anything else?

wtf is this stupid, idiotic white knight backwards ass thinking about the world.
If it was my company, I would want my ads in front of EVERYTHING !!!! The more, the better.

And the other topic is - what about freedom of expression? Cucumber is too much, You can say fuck but not more than 3 times and stupid stuff like that
 
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