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[Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby zGreenMachine- on Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:37 am

Just wondering if anyone else has had videos by these channels just flooding their Recommended sections on YouTube like I have? It's been nonstop for many months and lately it's been getting worse. I've only seen one video on one of the channels just to see what content they make, and that was only after a few months had gone by. Considering the relatively clickbait titles and the fact that they are forming a team together makes me think their content is all very similar and they must be doing something to take full advantage of YouTube's algorithms.

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Is it just because of my search history and YT is finding videos with similar tags?

idk it's just annoying lol and I'm just looking to see if anyone else has had this issue. I don't mean for this to violate the witch hunt policy (as I don't intend for it to be one) but if it must be taken down then fine.

(and is there anyway for me to tell YT I don't want to watch those videos?)
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby Kovash on Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:48 am

Actually, these guys are very famous in the gaming community and have hundred thousands of subscribers. That's why they are recommended by Youtube.
I'm not a fan of the clickbait either, but I like to watch their content from time to time. And I'm really looking for their 3v1 against Kronovi (their F2 team is mean to be a joke, it started on twitter/reddit).

edit : source of this story -> https://clips.twitch.tv/kronovi/FragileDragonflyOSsloth
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby Damned on Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:43 am

Oh I love NeatMike. He's kind of a 'reluctant youtuber', who happened to get alot of followers and now he has no clue what to do :D

I don't care much for Sandman though. I agree, you can consider that spam
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby Voltio on Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:58 am

Yeah maybe it's your search history, i remember i searched "how to change my wifi password" i watched one video amd for the next moth i got suggestions of changing wi-fi settings....

You can erase those videos from your recomendations tho... :)
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby N7Mith on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:00 pm

It's Google, what did you expect?
All you have to do though, is watch enough non-related videos, so Big Brother can determine your interests have changed ;)
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby AlexCuse44 on Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:05 pm

Hey those neat mike vids aren't half bad so give them a try since they aren't going away.
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby zGreenMachine- on Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:39 pm

The one video I tried watching was a vid by Sandman and it just felt so incredibly forced, like he's just trying really hard to be a "YouTuber" and it doesn't feel genuine. But that's just me :P And unfortunately that's the reason why I won't watch videos by the others even though I'm sure there must be some good content out there.

The only RL-related channels I do watch are some of the pros and even then it's only every once in a while.

I guess it's just proof Big Brother isn't all knowing (yet).

Voltio wrote:You can erase those videos from your recomendations tho... :)


I can't find that option :(
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby Voltio on Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:54 pm

Oh sorry, when you see those videos on your recomended section just put your mouse over the video (don't click on it) and 3 little squares should appear next to the video name, just click those 3 little squares and it should say something like "remove" or "not interested"
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby Waterbottle on Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:07 pm

Moved it to the Off-Topic sub.
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby Katherine on Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:48 am

In fact, i do not know!
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby zGreenMachine- on Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:58 am

Katherine wrote:In fact, i do not know! So sorry, but if you want to [DONT CLICK THIS SHIT], there are some good ideas for you.


I like my PC to be virus-free, but thank you :)

Bot or not I would love to know why they chose this thread lmao.
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby Kovash on Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:57 am

Hey mods, this shit is a spam bot. Please ban this account...
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby JinkyS on Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:30 am

The only RL-related channels I do watch are some of the pros and even then it's only every once in a while.
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby basepaul on Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:18 am

zGreenMachine- wrote:Is it just because of my search history and YT is finding videos with similar tags?

idk it's just annoying lol and I'm just looking to see if anyone else has had this issue. I don't mean for this to violate the witch hunt policy (as I don't intend for it to be one) but if it must be taken down then fine.
(and is there anyway for me to tell YT I don't want to watch those videos?)


I think YT algorithms utilize machine learning methods. Which means they present video suggestions based on what you view the most and the channels that you have subscribed. I've always known this and that's why I sometimes bookmark my favorite channels and only login in when I need to comment. After logging in the recommendations are different than when I did not login in. I think there was a TED talk about this and they called it Filter bubble.
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby AlanBartlett on Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:20 am

these guys are very famous in the gaming community
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby zGreenMachine- on Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:45 pm

AlanBartlett wrote:these guys are very famous in the gaming community

yeah they are now as this thread is kinda old

At least I don't see their vids popping up anymore
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby Stlaymore on Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:29 pm

zGreenMachine- wrote:
AlanBartlett wrote:these guys are very famous in the gaming community

yeah they are now as this thread is kinda old

At least I don't see their vids popping up anymore

They're not popping up because they quit RL.
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby zGreenMachine- on Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:54 pm

Stlaymore wrote:They're not popping up because they quit RL.

Would you happen to know why? Slightly curious lol. seems like view-wise they were doing quite well (aka making bank)
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby JacobThePigeon on Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:04 am

zGreenMachine- wrote:
Stlaymore wrote:They're not popping up because they quit RL.

Would you happen to know why? Slightly curious lol. seems like view-wise they were doing quite well (aka making bank)

When you make content from the same game over and over again, it get's boring pretty fast.
At least that's how NeatMike explained his opinion.
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Re: [Off Topic] Anyone else getting this RL YouTube spam?

Postby zGreenMachine- on Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:15 am

I can understand that, and I've seen some other youtubers say similar things when they change their content up.

While it's unfortunate they felt the need to make such a drastic change to their channels I can't say I'm going to miss their videos flooding my recommendation box simply because I watch other RL-related content. I had more typed up but I don't think it would be productive to get into a rant about it here haha
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