We made the decision today to disable YouTube comments. For a long time now they just haven’t offered us anything of value. Tbh, they seem to bother us more than help us. As you’ve seen in the past we’ve made multiple videos venting about the comments. They are the number one contributor to our lack of content.
This doesn’t just apply to the negative comments. From your perspective telling us what you’d like to see in our videos, that should seem harmless and constructive, and it can be. When we were a smaller channel that feedback was critical to our future. But now that it’s literally hundreds of thousands of people telling you what they want to see, it gets overwhelming. When you’re given hundreds of paths to take, its hard to pick one and feel confident in it.
We take feedback into consideration so much that we’ve ended up censoring videos, and doing videos that we thought might please the subscribers. Sometimes not even considering writing videos the way we intended because of the feedback. This could be seen as selling out, or whatever. But the reason we made this channel was to please ourselves, and make other people happy. I think we’ve forgotten that we need to please ourselves in order to make others happy. Its a circle.
Lets face it, at the end of the day people can tell the difference between the videos we made to please the people who gave us input, and the videos we made to please ourselves. The numbers show, our most viewed videos (by millions) were written solely to please ourselves, and had no outside influence. We still plan to ask for feedback in the future by doing polls and surveys. In the past that kind of feedback was extremely useful, and very easy to analyze. Now, criticism is still welcome, and your opinions still do matter. We have read plenty of great emails and messages over the years. We still want to interact with you guys, you’re still free to contact us on our various social media sites, and emails. Not to mention we are doing podcasts to give you guys a more personal answer to your questions.
Links below to means to contact us and interact with us:
http://www.twitch.tv/jaltoidmedia -watch podcast
Thank you all so much for the support over the years. We will be better soon and give you all the content you deserve, with the passion we all should expect! uvu