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Old June 10, 2018, 07:20   #1
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Brownells booted from Youtube

I guess it was all those dangerous videos about how to clean your pistol or mount a scope that got them in trouble:

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...be-terminated/

In a move that is both shocking and unsurprising at the same time, the video hosting powerhouse YouTube has terminated Brownells’ channel citing violations of their “community guidelines”. In the professional business of gunsmithing, tools, parts supply, accessories and more recently firearms sales, Brownells has been a pillar of the shooting community for nearly 100 years. While countless old-fashion catalog sales companies died off with the ecommerce revolution, Brownells adapted, embracing online sales and customers with an easy to navigate website and strong social media presence.

It is unclear at this point what part of the community guidelines YouTube alleges that Brownells violated to get terminated or if there is a possibility of being reinstated. However, as channels with a heavy following continue to receive strikes, warnings and terminations, the fate of user and corporate generated firearms content on YouTube are becoming bleaker by the week.

If a YouTube creator’s on- and/or off-platform behavior harms our users, community or ecosystem, we may respond based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, the egregiousness of their actions and whether a pattern of harmful behavior exists. Our response will range from suspending a creator’s privileges to account termination. – YouTube Community Guidelines

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Old June 10, 2018, 08:06   #2
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That only leaves me with one option. Terminate utube. Stupid snow flake sobs.
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Old June 10, 2018, 08:09   #3
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Ive seen all sorts of stupid videos on utube, they just want to get rid of firearms channel. News flash utube- you just lost more viewers
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Old June 10, 2018, 08:09   #4
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I hope this did not actually come as a surprise to them.
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Old June 10, 2018, 10:36   #5
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I'm surprised they haven't taken down the videos of shooting my Sten. Prolly coming.
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Old June 10, 2018, 16:11   #6
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So..I checked the APEX Gun Parts YouTube channel::

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC91...cCpqoTp1F63knw

and its is still there...and then I checked Brownell's channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/brownellsinc

And it looks fine.
Perhaps Mr Brownell called up the attorneys he has on staff and put them to work on this?

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Old June 10, 2018, 16:16   #7
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came up for me?
https://www.youtube.com/user/brownellsinc
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Old June 10, 2018, 19:14   #8
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Their channel was restored today.
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Old June 11, 2018, 08:34   #9
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It is still a clear indication that "we" need an alternative. I've looked at a couple. Wasn't going to do pornhub. But don't want to invest too much time until market decides what is "best" alternative. And if everyone does as I do, then we'll never know the best alternative.

Market is funny that way.
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Old June 11, 2018, 10:27   #10
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It is still a clear indication that "we" need an alternative. I've looked at a couple. Wasn't going to do pornhub. But don't want to invest too much time until market decides what is "best" alternative. And if everyone does as I do, then we'll never know the best alternative.

Market is funny that way.
Ain't that the truth...

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Old June 11, 2018, 10:38   #11
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Vimeo seems like a good alternative.

Haven't logged onto my free account in a few years.

Still have a You(Boob)Tube account but have scrubbed all the videos and my favorites list etc.


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It is still a clear indication that "we" need an alternative. I've looked at a couple. Wasn't going to do pornhub. But don't want to invest too much time until market decides what is "best" alternative. And if everyone does as I do, then we'll never know the best alternative.

Market is funny that way.
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Old June 11, 2018, 10:45   #12
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I thought anybody who's anybody in the gun world was going with full30 for video hosting?

https://www.full30.com/
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That site is named after something to do with either credit payments or video games.
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Old June 12, 2018, 22:21   #14
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Brownells back on Youtube?

Brownells back on Youtube?
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Old June 12, 2018, 22:35   #15
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Back on .https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/06/...sorship-fails/
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I've been using Full30 for my viewing pleasures.

Even though it's a crappy name that sounds like a porn site for middle aged women.

(Is 30 middle aged now? Or has that moved on to 40-50?)
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Old June 13, 2018, 09:20   #17
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Well, there does seem to be more centenarians around these days.
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