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Is Jody at risk?

Postby Farmwelding » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:51 am

So a couple of the other channels I follow have talked about YouTube and advertising and how they might be screwed. Wranglerstar and Chucke2009 both have talked about having to go to private contributions to fund their channels because Google and YouTube are playin a game of bs. I guess "right-wing" channels are getting the short end of the stick especially. Now Jody never gets political but you know them millennial californians at Google-welding videos-must have an ulterior motive. Does anyone know if Jody is at risk as well? Now... He could thrive on private donations because so many watch and appreciate his videos, but I don't want to see a valuable channel go down because of this.
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Re: Is Jody at risk?

Postby exnailpounder » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:23 am

Farmwelding wrote:So a couple of the other channels I follow have talked about YouTube and advertising and how they might be screwed. Wranglerstar and Chucke2009 both have talked about having to go to private contributions to fund their channels because Google and YouTube are playin a game of bs. I guess "right-wing" channels are getting the short end of the stick especially. Now Jody never gets political but you know them millennial californians at Google-welding videos-must have an ulterior motive. Does anyone know if Jody is at risk as well? Now... He could thrive on private donations because so many watch and appreciate his videos, but I don't want to see a valuable channel go down because of this.

I would hazard a guess that Jody is going to get lumped in with the rest of them. The difference is that Jody probably will be ok because he will get plenty of private donations. The fly-by-nights like ChuckE and others hopefully go by the wayside. Jody is a true educator, the others are opportunists, so hopefully the up and coming welders will realize that and only patronize the real deal. Poor Chucke...crying about how much time and money it takes to make his boring, lengthy videos. If it is eating up too much time and money, then don't do it...or would he miss those advertising bucks and free equipment? I believe in capitalism and people's desire to get ahead in the world, but people like Chucke and others also need to realize that if you stick it out, don't cry when it gets chopped off so don't come whining when your cash cow makes policy changes and the milk dries up. YouTube used to be fun until Google got it's hooks in it. Now it's just another pathetic revenue generator for white dogs who think they know better than us, what we should be allowed to see. Very few educators with a passion for what they do like Jody. Plenty of carpetbaggers trying to re-invent the wheel and crawl over everyones back to make a buck. The universe will re-align when YT goes bust and a void appears.
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Re: Is Jody at risk?

Postby LtBadd » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:34 am

Really not sure what you guys are talking about other then something to do with advertising, maybe I don't watch enough YT to have a clue??
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Re: Is Jody at risk?

Postby Just Nick » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:21 am

Jody ultimately does not need YouTube he has all the videos on his web site and on the phone app. so in the end it would only hurt YouTube. There are a lot of people like me that only and I mean only watch YouTube to see Jody's Welding tips and tricks videos and if he leaves YouTube so will a lot of people like me. His Videos are the only thing on YT worth a crap IMHO.
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Re: Is Jody at risk?

Postby PeteM » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:50 am

That was just Chuckies way of awkwardly introducing his patreon.

The dude is just awkward. He thinks he has to talk it up and pour on a bunch of stuff while threatening to take away his content. FWIW- I warn people irl that if they want to learn anything about welding to avoid his channel specifically and go directly to Jodys and the other very good one. I haven't seen that dude do one single weld that would set him apart from from anybody with a PRC welder, and quite a few that shouldn't have even been demonstrated.

I wouldn't even have watched this most recent one except that it comes up due to the "If you watched this..." algorithm.
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Re: Is Jody at risk?

Postby MinnesotaDave » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:28 pm

It came up in my list too.
I did watch it though, interesting like watching a train wreck.
My brother overheard it and said "who is that pitiful whiner..."

Like usual he should have talked much, much less.
The introduction of a pay area is all that needed saying - the rest just made him look bad.

I agree with PeteM, I steer my students away from him and Mr.Tig.

My students have asked me to make videos.
I tell them there is no need, plenty of videos by Jody and others who are better than me anyway.
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Re: Is Jody at risk?

Postby exnailpounder » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:59 pm

MinnesotaDave wrote:It came up in my list too.
I did watch it though, interesting like watching a train wreck.
My brother overheard it and said "who is that pitiful whiner..."

Like usual he should have talked much, much less.
The introduction of a pay area is all that needed saying - the rest just made him look bad.

I agree with PeteM, I steer my students away from him and Mr.Tig.

My students have asked me to make videos.
I tell them there is no need, plenty of videos by Jody and others who are better than me anyway.

As someone mentioned above..I have never seen Chucke do an awesome weld or even a really good weld and Mr.Tig should be ashamed of himself for the goose turds he puts out..."world reknowned tig expert"...my ass. Jody was was acknowledged and awarded something by I think the AWS a year or two ago...none of clowns were. There are a few other guys putting out some good stuff but plenty of wannabe's trying to convince the unsuspecting that they have superior insight into welding above and beyond the 75+ years it took the rest of us dipshits to learn how to weld. Don't let the door hit you in the ass there Chucke!
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Re: Is Jody at risk?

Postby jroark » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:10 pm

Yeah I quit watching ol Chucke 2009 a while ha I just because of the length of the videos that could been done in a third of the time if you took out all the talking and advertising. I like Jodys videos and a new one I've been watching is the 6061 guy. He does some nice work. I agree that supply and demand should be able to correct all the stuff happening with YT. They won't lose money but for so long.
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Re: Is Jody at risk?

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:36 pm

Here's the citation Jody got from AWS, reprinted with permission from the AWS Journal.
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Re: Is Jody at risk?

Postby Farmwelding » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:17 pm

Yeah Mr. Tig is a fun guy. Glad that he and the other guy got replaced by Bob. He's not ashamed to make a mistake and is fun to listen to.

Also... I would have never guessed Jodys first name was William.

And as for other videos... I feel like any other videos by someone with experience could be valuable. Certain people may not like the way Jody talks or teaches(I don't know why they would but you never know). Some people may learn better from someone like Dave or anybody really with experience. Different experiences may provide different perspective. Jody-pipe background and airplane. Maybe a structural welder or something like that and then you have a greater background of knowledge and perspective. As long as there is experience and they aren't cocky like Mr. Tig. Other than that it could help others and add to the arsenal.
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