Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thank you for subscribing.

I am always thrilled and thankful to see new subscribers to my channel. I feel like I owe them at least the customary "Thanks for the sub" message on their channels. Then if I happen to browse their channel's content and like what I see, I will in return subscribe to their channels. That's makes sense right?

Lately, I've been getting a lot of sub4sub tools that are just subscribing in order to get you to return the favor. You'll know these guys when you visit their channels and they have 0 videos and 5000+ subscribers and belong to Youtube groups such as "sub4sub asstards" and "heylookatme.org". So I get it, that's certain peoples' game: create a Youtube account and see who can get the most subscriptions without hosting any actual content. I'm sure it's a proud thing to claim you have an audience of thousands of like-minded time wasters. Cool, good for you.

Now the part that really chaps my hide. When a sub4sub person subscribes to your channel, then you visit their channel to post the standard good faith "Thanks for the sub" comment, then they in turn post a comment on your channel saying something like "hey, sub me back or i'll unsub you."

um, F U and the H you R in on!

That is all...

10 comments:

howlinhobbit said...

I'm feeling that one, bro.

Of course I want more subscribers. But if they want to unsub, for whatever reason... oh well. I'm certainly not going to open myself up to more "so-and-so has sent you another lame video" messages in my inbox just to keep a sub-slut happy.

DeG said...

What is worse, in my opinion, is the friend requests. I mean, if I "know" you that is one thing, if you subscribe and send me a friend request, that is cool,. But, it seems I get a lot of friend requests that are more like, "May I spam you with my videos requests" I accept it and then get a weekly, "check out my new video" messages. No thanks.
I noticed Dominator has a "Friend requests accepted with Subscription" message on his YT channel, that seems like a good idea. I might go that route.

UKISOCIETY said...

Unsub4unsub?

Yeah, the friends requests get on my nerves. 0 videos and 1445 friends? and your favorites include fart videos? No thanks!

RussBuss said...

oh yeah, i forgot to mention the random friend requests.....*sigh*

Adelle the Great said...

::quietly crying & deleting my page from heylookatme.org::

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Adelle the Great said...

Oh, I also forgot to mention I hate fucking spam on our blog.

DeG said...

Huh, I didn't know spam was Chinese..no wonder I'm hungry again 1/2 hour after I eat it. :-)

Danny Boy said...

I still haven't figured out why the guy who tried to give me a swirly in high school gym class now wants to be my friend... I noticed that there are a lot of my "friends" on FB that never post anything to a comment or note or picture of mine. Some friends...

~DB

DearOldNutjob said...

I hardly get any subscribers who have something in common with me anymore (you know, like music). I never knew there were so many things to make videos about! Only occasionally do I find someone new who is not trying to blow something up or spread a message of hate and/or prosperity. The upside of all this is, I don't really care how many subscribers I have. I do it because it's fun. I know my songs will get comments from the same group of 20 or 30 people who are always there, and someone will say something funny or someone will share something meaningful and then I'll be off to the next song. If I had 10,000 subscribers and no one made those comments, I'd probably quit. It's not the number of subscribers, it's the quality of subscribers that matters to me.

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