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What contributor video frequency would you like to see when I'm away?

A video every day
49 (40.5%)
Every two days
20 (16.5%)
Every three days
27 (22.3%)
Only a couple in total
16 (13.2%)
I don't want any contributed video, I don't like the idea.
9 (7.4%)

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Offline Macbeth

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2017, 09:30:19 am »
The vote was wrong, it should have been 1 vid per day as worst case scenario, and an order of magnitude better, 10 vids per day while Dave is away  :-DD
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2017, 09:31:37 am »
Dave is going walkabout for a lot of January.
If you are a small electronics channel and you'd like to have a guest video on the EEVblog in order to promote your channel then please submit you video (private Youtube link or similar) to
eevblog+guest@gmail.com with the Subject "Guest Video"
Let's call the deadline as the end of December.

Forum List of electronics channels: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/other-blog-specific/a/


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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2017, 09:47:47 am »
Don't overlook that with all polls on the forum the results reflect the views of a relatively small and self selected group. If there was an choice "Go walkabout for a month and put feet up." I'd have picked that. In the absence of content prepared earlier that's the second best option in my view.

There IS an option for that, the last option. If you don't like the idea, say so.

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Small youtubers can be given a leg up at anytime just by tweeting, blabbing or posting a forum comment. Let them leave the video on their own channel.

Not nearly the same reach.
 
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2017, 01:47:29 pm »
Hi all! I am just guessing, but my two cents are those guest videos could be categorized.
Something like a very short uppercase description or a hashtag {tutorial, lecture, tear-down, troubleshooting, prototyping, factory, programming, retro, future, review, top, extreme-test, digital, analog, rf, audio, video, general, ...} in every title.
It would be just easier for all to watch one's favorite categories at first when looking at the list of your videos (especially when it looks like people want a truckload of guest videos).
I hope every video will show something more than "Hi! I am a YouTuber and my channel is there. Sub&Like me. [EOV]". Seeing a best-of-whole-channel mashup or a flagship video for every channel would be cool.
Adding categories would also help to keep the rule "don't hate, just select your favorite genre" alive.

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It's not like this is a going to a collaborative video, so what value is there on seeing a big Youtubers video on my channel that you already follow anyway?
Collabs (even virtual ones) are cool too.
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2017, 02:02:47 pm »
As much as Dave may deserve a break, he is obviously still mindful of his following.  People don't like getting "abandoned" (a strong word, I know, but it encapsulates the concern) - even if the reason is valid.

This solution is brilliant.

For starters, Dave will be vetting the contributions offered, so if you like what Dave does (even if not for every video) then what gets presented will likely be of a similar interest.

Next ... Dave can do this with minimal time outlay - so he can still get his break, especially if a lot of the organisation is done beforehand.

Third, smaller channels will get a healthy boost - from not only the exposure from appearing on the EEVblog channel, but also a tick of approval from Dave.  No tweet is going to be that beneficial.

Lastly, we still get to have our "fix" on subjects that have caught Dave's eye ... even if he is not presenting them.  No long drought until he gets back on deck.

It also won't hurt Dave's reputation either - but I doubt that would have figured in his thinking.  I've only met him the once, but he seems to be a stand-up Aussie guy who hates bullshit, appreciates genuine effort and will help where he can.


This idea is good on so many fronts, that I can see it having possibilities of becoming a regular annual event, especially if the effort is worth it for Dave and the content is well received.
 
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2017, 04:45:58 pm »
We each will have our own preferences and circumstances over the holiday period can affect what we eventually end up doing.

Personally, I would be curious to see what Dave puts up.  I don't have much time to wade through Youtube channels, so this exercise promises to be potentially useful in finding interesting content.
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2017, 05:11:20 pm »
While I would like to see something special out of a few channels I already follow for the sake of greater exposure, I would very much like to be surprised by someone making great electronics videos that I'm not already subscribed to.
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2017, 09:03:47 pm »
Dave is going walkabout for a lot of January.

Where are you going Dave? Coming to the UK per chance?
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2017, 10:28:20 pm »
Dave is going walkabout for a lot of January.

Where are you going Dave? Coming to the UK per chance?

Australia is a bloody big country, I think Dave is still not quite finished seeing all of it. There are a lot of places there to see, all of them unique in their own rights, and well worth the visit.

Same for me, I live in a country where the UK would fit in the one province and still leave room over. You could place the whole of Belgium or the Netherlands in the one city as well.
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2017, 10:35:16 pm »
I’m all for it, with the kind of frequency the videos usually are.

I do Youtube, but the only way it’s happening here is if I get sent a huge pile of shit to open with a knife :D
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2017, 04:58:40 am »
I'd like already known Youtubers to make EEVBlog inspired videos. Maybe do an Australian accent, do it all upside down or tweak the content so that it's more in the style of the regular EEVBlog. You could have a lot of fun with that and it prevents the videos from being just another video from that content maker.
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2017, 07:01:24 am »
The way I imagined it was that other youtubers would be doing a "Dave" impersonation. Doing an EEVBlog style video such as a "Don't turn it on, take it apart" or a shootout, or a rant or something.

I didn't picture it being just someone else publishing a video from their own channel on Dave's instead.
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2017, 07:12:01 am »
He'll review anything he posts, so when someone quotes "she'll be alright" etc.. too many times, do you think it'll get posted?
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2017, 10:08:43 am »
I totally forgot about that!


 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2017, 10:23:11 am »
You might want to make a post about this on YouTube to ask your audience more directly. Not sure if the post feature directly supports polls, but you could list some options as comments and ask for upvotes.
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2017, 10:29:09 am »
I totally forgot about that!


Only 393 views since Apr. 1st? That thing should of gone viral! (unless Dave had his YT agent choke search results on that one..)  :scared:
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2017, 10:43:46 am »
I posted in in the other blog section at the time,
and was always adamant this is about 60% effort
in every regard, and could do better, but I don’t exactly
have ppl sending stuff from over the world.
Even the Speak & Math really was borrowed for this.
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2017, 04:08:49 pm »
I'd like already known Youtubers to make EEVBlog inspired videos. Maybe do an Australian accent, do it all upside down or tweak the content so that it's more in the style of the regular EEVBlog. You could have a lot of fun with that and it prevents the videos from being just another video from that content maker.

The way I imagined it was that other youtubers would be doing a "Dave" impersonation. Doing an EEVBlog style video such as a "Don't turn it on, take it apart" or a shootout, or a rant or something.

Please, no.

It might be fun and comical to do this on the odd occasion, but as a fill-in for a period of (I'm guessing) a number of weeks, it would be just too grating on the nerves.

It's also absolutely contrary to the objective that Dave has stated - giving other, smaller content creators a boost in visibility.  I certainly don't want to see other creators trying to emulate or 'send up' Dave and his style - I want them to show me what they are like in presentation.

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I didn't picture it being just someone else publishing a video from their own channel on Dave's instead.

I did.  Perhaps with an intro by Dave - but not necessarily.  We all know what Dave is like - but this exercise is one where I believe the only influence exerted by Dave on what is presented and how - is his judgement on what he believes is worthwhile.


If, however, there is a send up or some other hommage inspired by Dave's style, then it better be a cracking good one.

JMHO
 
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2017, 07:20:23 pm »
You might be right Brumby. In reconsideration, it would likely be a cringefest!
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2017, 07:28:06 pm »
That would be my fear - but I can't imagine Dave going there.
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2017, 07:36:43 pm »
spin the beer bottle. after removing no no's from your list.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2017, 10:19:54 pm »
I totally forgot about that!


Pure gold :-DD :-DD
But you are not using a machete to open it and damaging the letter... :o

Don't turn it on, take it apart.
So lets turn it on..
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #47 on: December 19, 2017, 02:20:36 am »
Please, no.

It might be fun and comical to do this on the odd occasion, but as a fill-in for a period of (I'm guessing) a number of weeks, it would be just too grating on the nerves.

It's also absolutely contrary to the objective that Dave has stated - giving other, smaller content creators a boost in visibility.  I certainly don't want to see other creators trying to emulate or 'send up' Dave and his style - I want them to show me what they are like in presentation.

I don't think you're quite getting the picture. It can, and will most likely, be just content inspired on the regular EEVBlog episodes. There's plenty of things makers can do that combine their regular content with that of the EEVBlog. Remember that these are creative people and they could come up with some amazing things.

Just plunking a bunch of random people on the EEVBlog sounds like a bad idea. If I want to see those, I'll go to their channels. By making it EEVBlog inspired you get videos that otherwise wouldn't have happened and you better cater to the EEVBlog audience.
 

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2017, 04:43:20 am »
I like this idea and I will drag out a idea from the scratch book and start filming today, if I am to meet the deadline while also being a father/lover/worker on the side ;)

Had I known about this just some hours earlier, then I might have submitted this video, but nonetheless; thanks to Cliff Matthews for commenting on my video today and telling me about this opportunity.



edit: Isn't it possible to just link a video instead of it getting embedded?
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guest Videos Request
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2017, 09:30:47 am »
edit: Isn't it possible to just link a video instead of it getting embedded?

That is certainly possible - but it won't produce the same result.  By having your content actually appear on Dave's channel, you will get interest and views - and street cred - that will exceed simple link sharing.
 


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