Monday, 3 October 2022

The Worst of the Worst: Just How Bad Does Youtube Censorship Get?

 This is an old example from my channel, but I think it's important enough for me to "immortalize" it on this (public) blog:

"Why was this video deleted from youtube?  Why did I not receive an email advising me?  Why did I not get the opportunity to appeal a strike?  I do not think procedure was followed here: there was no notification, no review… and no violation." 

This was originally posted (to my now-defunct Twitter account) here: https://twitter.com/EiselMazard/status/1122202176770588672

The video that was —thus— censored is one of the least offensive I have ever made, not even reflecting on why I quit Buddhism, but, instead, reflecting on the ways in which I still regard Buddhism positively, after quitting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvgjZS-lGZY



Monday, 26 September 2022

Youtube censorship: further absurdities.

Chat transcript for case: 9-5458000032609

Sep 26, 10:10 PM (Pacific Time)


10:11:10 PM Angela: Hi, thank you for reaching out. My name is Angela. 


10:11:22 PM Eisel Mazard: This video has been "under review" since 2018:

https://youtu.be/skNJnMSOwCY

So…

three and a half years?


10:12:08 PM Angela: I'm sorry to hear that your video has been under review since 2018. 


10:12:08 PM Eisel Mazard: This one has been since 2016:

https://youtu.be/d157m8S3Xv8

Do you need some more time for that decision?

This one has 4,800 views"

https://youtu.be/yvRJkZlIFnI

Under review since 2016.


10:13:16 PM Angela: Thank you for sharing more details about your concern.


10:13:21 PM Eisel Mazard: With 4,800 views: a few more years?  A few more months?  A few more weeks?

No, not a concern:

(1) I want action.

(2) I want an apology.

This video has 25,000 views:

https://youtu.be/d157m8S3Xv8

STILL UNDER REVIEW.

FOR HOW MANY YEARS?


10:14:27 PM Angela: Let me check this for you


10:14:43 PM Eisel Mazard: Report it to management.

I will hear back from you by email.

These are not the only examples on my channel.


10:14:44 PM Angela: I understand how important it is for you to have your videos reviewed. 


10:14:50 PM Eisel Mazard: I am a partner with over six million views total.

I matter.

Youtube has a contractual and moral obligation to me.

Youtube is my full time job.

How can you expect someone to wait FOR YEARS for decisions on demonetization and censorship?


10:15:38 PM Eisel Mazard: Eisel Mazard left the conversation

10:15:38 PM Eisel Mazard: Eisel Mazard ended the conversation

 

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

New camera, new you, but it's still season two.



Creativity and Consequences: Comedy and My Changing Subscriber Count.

I'm not complaining.  But if any of you thought that I would immediately reach a larger audience through this change of format (that could, indeed, potentially appeal to a larger audience than my three hour livestreams about history, philosophy and politics)… well, no, not immediately.  ;-)

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

On the meaning of the word "impossible".



"If!  Don't you come around here using that word 'if'!"

ONLY TWO MINUTES LONG.

Sunday, 18 September 2022

Comedy, the art of using stupidity, productively



Apparently I'm the first person to have said this, too.  Or, at least, the first person google is aware of.

Comedy: the art of using stupidity, productively.

Monday, 12 September 2022

Inmon: abbreviating "involuntary monogamy", parallel to "involuntary celibacy".

Involuntary Monogamy: perhaps there has never before been a term for it… but now there is!  The first appearance of #INMON in the history of the internet, and the first use of the word inmon in the history of the world occurred on my youtube channel… TODAY.  ;-)

No, BTW, I didn't create this blog to be a running tally of minor witticisms that happened to coin new terms… but…

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Democracy is not enough… BUT… even so…



Re: "…I am a subject to someone who was never elected…" —the problem is even worse than that.  You may accept the authority of a surgeon who is not elected, but his authority may be based on something that you intellectually respect.  If not, of course, you can try to replace him (i.e., find a better surgeon).  The royal family fails even these (less-than-democratic) criteria for legitimacy: they don't study for and write exams that would establish their authority —and they can't be obviated if they fail to live up to our standards.

Link 1:

I Killed Queen Elizabeth II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu0r43FjxUw

Link 2:

Political Revolution in the 21st Century: How Not Why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdB0vKy5uLQ

Thursday, 1 September 2022

Apparently, I'm the first person to say "Tradcon Icon", too.

It's such an obvious witticism…

you would think someone, somewhere had said it before…

but according to google, no, yet again…

https://youtu.be/F0pac_Y9ItE