Skip to comments.YouTube Smackdown Thread #10 - Please Help!! (Update at #298 & #299)
Posted on 12/31/2008 2:19:08 PM PST by StarCMC
December was actually a GREAT month for YouTube Smackdown! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the dancing babies as much as I enjoyed posting them! You'll REALLY enjoy seeing these numbers!!
AhDoodieClaire - 12 suspensions and downed videos totaling 491 videos removed!
LanAstaslem - 3 suspensions, 238 videos removed.
SIT – sniper videos – don’t have figures yet
JSDotd - 30 out of 31 down for Dec. total of 216 to date - 88.5% SMACKDOWN
It has taken over a year and a half to assemble the arms and legs of this project to make it the success it is today.
And, it demands constant vigilance to stay on top of the seemingly unending changes YT makes to their TOS, without officially notifying their users! Without testing what are basically gut feelings, we don't know which direction the river runs today.
To that end, GnatMasterson worked most of December (over and above his love for providing weekend gnat amusement) to test a growing suspicion he had that YT had rewritten software to allow much older videos to be taken down. He and his loyal minions pulled users from the archives and flagged videos until they were satisfied that the hypothesis was in fact, correct. The results -
238 individual videos downed and 12 users suspended totaling an additional 561 videos! That's 799 total videos from Gnat! YOU ROCK!!
Another avenue for cleaning up YT's dereliction of duty has been opened, you will be seeing much more of the older videos for flagging. Thank you GnatMasterson and crew for a job exceedingly well done!!!
And thank you Free Republic - the 101st Chairborne Division - for all your help in making 2008 a very successful year for Operation YouTube Smackdown!
2756 videos were removed from YouTube:
(large bombs represent 25 videos, small bombs represent 1)
Bomber Girl is very pleased with your efforts! w00t!
If you're new at this, we'd love to have you working with us. Here are the steps for flagging videos:
(H/T to rawcatslyentist):
#1) If you don’t have a YouTube account, go sign up for one. You don’t have to use it for anything but this.
#2) Click one of the links below, let the video start and then click the pause button on the player so you don’t have to actually watch the propaganda.
#3) Below the video, click “Flag as inappropriate.”
#4) Choose “promotes hatred or violence”
#5) Where it says “please indicate the group attacked” choose National Origin.
#6) Where it says “provide additional information.....” type or copy/paste in the below statement.
Providing services to terrorists violates executive orders 12947 and 13224.
So — you got game? If you do, freepmail StarCMC to get on the pinglist -
typically one ping per day - and start flagging! And THANK YOU!
Whoops!! Should say DECEMBER suspensions!!
Wait fill me in; what’s going on?
Let's end 2008 with some fireworks!!!
One project today! Taking out bomb making videos!
This guy has all kinds of bomb-making how-to videos --
it's a terrorist primer. Let's see if we can't
remove his ability to spread this dangerous
propaganda via US servers...
Just start at this link and smack as many vids as you have
time for. I would love to see him suspended completely!
Just checked and he's down to (162) videos!
ARGH!! Saw one more error!! The videos downed for SIT (Sniper videos) totalled 24 — they ARE added into the total, I just forgot to put it in the thread topper. Sheesh!! You should see me AFTER the champagne! LOL!!!
New YouTube Smackdown Ping
Freepmail me to be on or off the Smackdown Pinglist!
Thank you for helping!
Hey! We flag terrorist propaganda videos on YouTube — new flagging list each day — and work to get their access to US Servers denied. You are most welcome to join in — we’ve been having some pretty awesome successes — as you can see by the thread topper. I post a new thread for each month and ping those on the pinglist each day to a new list of videos to flag. :-)
You want a do-over? I can pull this thread if you wish.
So let me get this straight. You’re basically nettie nannies making UTube safe for ninnies? Sounds like censorship to me.
LOL!! Nah - it’s all good! :-) BUT THANK YOU!
As is your post.
It took me a while to understand, but I believe the effort is focused at shutting down anti-American videos.
A video must have 3 complaints against it and then it is automatically removed.
So, freepers are scanning You Tube for offensive videos and then “pinging” others to get that video shut down.
Since when to terrorists deserve to use US servers to send out their propaganda? I supposed you believe it was wrong of the US to go after Tokyo Rose? At least we know whose side you are on.
Our mission is to fight the spread of terrorist propaganda on YouTube. This is not an effort to stifle free speech. We value free speech as much as the next person. In fact, our efforts are to help protect that right to free speech we value so much. The terrorists use YouTube services for propaganda purposes and to recruit new members for the fight against the West. And make no mistake, those harabist, islamo-fascist terrorists who use our right to free speech, will take that right away if they win.
Some say, it is not worth the effort to fight the online cyber-jihad. YouTube is not responsive, they say. Besides, they add, the harabists will just keep uploading their terrorist videos. What good is it to remove a few videos if they just keep coming back? We beg to differ.
Soldiers are dying to protect our right to free speech on the battle fields of Iraq and Afghanistan. We need to help them by fighting on a battlefield we can impact. We need to help them by taking the terrorists recruiting tools away. We need to let the terrorists know the West is not going down without a fight. We need to let them know we are not going to sit here and allow them to use our services against us. The fight starts right here. Tell the terrorists we are coming. Tell them we will win!
(Written by a member of the Smackdown Crew)
I’m on the side that believes most folks can spot propaganda when they see it. Besides, I’ve got better things to do than trying to clean up that cesspool UTube. Like post at FR!
To each his own! :-)
Censorship is only a crime in a decent, Christian, moral nation.
Muslims have only one rule, which is “mob rules.”
These are videos that are used for recruitment and propganda purposes by terrorist and terrorist supporters.
They are ILLEGAL by Executive Orders 12947 and 13224.
All we are doing is helping YT to police itself.
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