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    thegreathah reacted to Giordano in Richland County Pack   
    What is this topic supposed to be?  I'm a bit confused.
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    thegreathah reacted to Giordano in Sigh... I'm leaving   
    Bring me a sammich when you come back.
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    thegreathah reacted to Sam in Our Community - What we stand for & How to get involved   
    With all the talk about LSPDFR 0.4, it's been a little while since we've provided a general update on our community.  Of course, LSPDFR 0.4 is our main priority at the moment and we'll have more to say about it shortly, but we thought it important to also address and announce a couple of things regarding our community.
     
    What our Community stands for
     
    Before anything else, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on who we are, as people that run this website, and as a community.
     
    LCPDFR was founded, back in 2009, simply because I thought it'd be a fun thing to do.  To play as the police in GTA IV.  It was an idea, ambitious for its time, and nothing more.  I worked on LCPDFR because it was fun, I published it because I thought others might also enjoy it.  LCPDFR has come a long way since then, it has evolved from one person's topic on a forum, to its own website, to its own forum, to its own community.  We've spanned two games, our reach has grown massively, our community is approaching 300,000 registered members.  The amount of work that goes into developing LSPDFR alone is staggering - the time that we've spent on it is measured not in days, weeks or months, but years.  Likewise, the effort required to keep our website online is vastly underestimated - in the past month we've served around 30 terabytes of download traffic alone, and have done all of this despite persistent, targeted denial of service and hacking attacks against us.  To put this in context, if you were to serve 30 terabytes of data through Amazon Web Services, it'd cost you $3,000 a month - and that's just one month of download traffic. 
     
    Why do we do this?  Because it's fun.  We love developing our community, we love developing our mod, and we love that other people - complete strangers, from all over the world, from countries you've probably never heard of, from all walks of life... we love that they love LSPDFR.  Our community has achieved incredible things: we've created an entire gaming phenomenon and we've developed things that nobody ever thought would be possible.  Our members have done more than simply play games or make mods: we've fought hand-in-hand against corporate giants (and won), we've transformed peoples' entire lives by sparking new careers and we've been covered everywhere from massive YouTube channels to mainstream media publications.  Heck, we've even triggered out of touch government ministers in Australia.
     
    That's not the whole story, though.  Sometimes we are the story.  Sometimes we make mistakes.  We've had catastrophes, like the time where we had a hyped countdown on the website only to reveal a private testing version of LCPDFR that nobody could access.   Our first ever livestream had to be rescued by Steve and Jeff after it started with Prophet driving a train around Los Santos and infamously stating "this is not the preview for LSPDFR 0.3" while our community manager could do nothing but watch helplessly after being accidentally disconnected.  We've messed up releases, we've announced things too quickly, and sometimes we've not announced things at all.   
     
    Yet, despite all of this.  Nine years later, we're still here.  We're still making mods, we're still developing this community, and we've stuck true to our principles the entire time:
    Our community is open to all. We treat members equally regardless of their status. Everything is completely free of charge, with no catches.  
    Why?  It's not about fame, it's not about money, it's not about status.  It's about love.  We love LCPDFR, we love LSPDFR, and we love our community.  We don't think that modding should be hidden in private Discord servers.  We don't think that modding should be something people pay for.  We don't think that modding should be an ego boost.
     
    We just think that modding should be fun.  It should be open, and it should be free.  That's what we stand for, and that's what we do.
     
    How you can get involved
     
    Last year, we opened up applications to join our Community Team for the first time.  This resulted in a couple of new faces joining our moderation team and upon reflection, we think it's a good change in approach from previously handpicking staff members ourselves.  We've decided to open these applications again, and would invite anyone who is interested in volunteering some of their free time to moderating our community to apply by following the link below.  Our volunteer Community Moderators are a vital part of everything that we do, and it wouldn't be possible to maintain the community without them.
     
    To find out more and to submit an application, please visit: http://lcpd.fr/staffapp
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    thegreathah reacted to Giordano in Texture problem on my Sheriff car...   
    Are you using NVR?  If so, go into the NVR dlc named "emissives", delete "firetruk", "riot", "pranger" and "sheriff".  It'll work now.
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    thegreathah reacted to Cyan in A few site updates   
    Hi all,
     
    We have a few updates that I thought would be a good time to share.
     
    Trending System
    The eagle eyed among you may have noticed we've added a new 'Trending' section to the download portal, at the bottom right.
    We're still in the middle of finalising and designing the system, but we're so excited about it we've made a rudimentary version live.
    The system will eventually be expanded to be available to every category, but right now operates from the main GTA5 Mods feed. 
     
    The system considers a few important factors to decide whether to make a file trend or not. The process is automatic and operates without intervention from staff.
     
    Deactivation
    We've added self-service account deactivation. This is available from the User Control Panel. This will allow you to close your account, as well as remove any files you've uploaded. Your profile will also be removed from public view.
     
    Please note, there is no self-service reactivation as of yet. To reactivate your account, you'll have to contact us externally from the site. We will only consider reactivation requests after a two-week cooling down period.
     
    Clarifying our File Reporting policies
    @willpv23 has published a new guideline on reporting files. Before you report a file, make sure to read it. We'll be updating our reporting form shortly to make this clear.
    As a reminder, you can view the status of your reports from our Support Dashboard.
     
     
    Cyan.
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    thegreathah reacted to Jules Winnfield in New York vs Nevada v2   
    jesus christ no
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    thegreathah got a reaction from Hystery in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    Yes, and this is further evidenced by a spike in purchase of guns every time a mass shooting hits the news. 
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    thegreathah got a reaction from GravelRoadCop in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    I am so glad you brought up Chicago because it's a talking point I'm well versed in refuting:
    Chicago does have an extraordinary amount of shootings and they have, as you so eloquently put it, "the most strictest gun laws in the nations." The Chicago Police reported that at least 60% of guns confiscated from criminals in Chicago were from out of state. Many from Indiana. A state with far less restrictive gun laws right next to Chicago, which means criminals simply cross the border, buy the gun, go back across the border, and commit crimes. 
    Sources: https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-gun-trace-report-2017-454016983.html
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140528/chicago/majority-of-illegally-owned-guns-first-bought-out-of-state-cops-mayor
     
     
    There is an eerily similar situation in Boston, again 60% of guns confiscated come from outside the state.
    Source: http://www.fox25boston.com/news/60-percent-of-guns-used-in-mass-crimes-come-from-out-of-state-1/66605904
     
    Government goes rogue? Seriously. Ok. First of all, the chances of a government going rogue is so low it's laughable. Second of all, I wish you luck with your pistol against a Tank or an attack helicopter. That's ridiculous.
     
    I addressed your gun free zone idea in my last argument and you introduced no new evidence or analysis so I won't even bother responding to that point. 
     
     
    "just remember the government is about control not safety"
     
    Just remember, parents lost kids, kids lost friends, etc. etc. etc. There are not "300 million gun owners" This is just further evidence that you have no idea what you're talking about. According to the guardian, "Only 22 to 31% of Americans adults say they personally own a gun." and "Just 3% of American adults own a collective 133m firearms – half of America’s total gun stock." This is not an armed populace, it is an overarmed few. 
    Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/15/the-gun-numbers-just-3-of-american-adults-own-a-collective-133m-firearms
     
     
    I'd also like to point out that I use sources for my arguments, and you are just rambling, so there is not much for me to reply to, but I'd like to at least share the info with anyone who cares to see a different side of the argument.
     
     
     
    I've become so numb to them
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    thegreathah got a reaction from GravelRoadCop in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    1) Totally incorrect. There were two ARMED officers there. Would you like students to carry guns as well? Teachers? What happens when a teacher gets disgruntled? What happens if a student obtains the teacher's gun? That is the worst solution floated whatsoever.
     
    2) We are the most armed country per capita among first world countries. We also have the most gun homicides in the first world. It's not a coincidence. 
    Here are some graphs:
    It is almost directly proportional the gun ownership rate of a country versus the gun deaths. (One key exception is Switzerland which has conscription and trains its citizens gun safety by law) You'll also notice that the states that do not fall directly on the line of best fit are also some of the least densely populated states in the country. 
     
    3) Also, you do not understand the very reasoning behind "gun free zones". 
    Lawmakers are not stupid, both sides know that a sign will not stop criminals, but that's not what the gun free zones are for. Gun free zones are almost universally for preventing accidental shootings. For example when someone is cleaning a gun and it goes off, you don't want that person (even if they are law abiding gun owners) near other people in public.
     
    4) I'm really not sure what you mean by "theres almost always a drill before a shooting but no one mentions that". Whether you mean that there are fake shootings happening, or if the drills aren't working. If you are talking about the second one, then I agree, the drills do nothing but calm the nerves of students until either the resource officers (again this school, and many schools in Florida, had firearms) or the SWAT teams arrive. But there is really no drill to prepare children for being gunned down in school.
     
    Finally, I understand, guns should be allowed for all law abiding citizens that want them and can safely train with them, but the amount of guns in this country is so ordinarily high that it makes it difficult for legislation that would protect those law abiding citizens.  
     
    "Only"
    Yeah, and to clarify, based on one of the many definitions of mass shootings, this is 18. Based on others as many as 30, some others far less.  But Divine is correct, this is the fourth school shooting.
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    thegreathah got a reaction from Hystery in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    Yes, and this is further evidenced by a spike in purchase of guns every time a mass shooting hits the news. 
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    thegreathah got a reaction from GravelRoadCop in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    I am so glad you brought up Chicago because it's a talking point I'm well versed in refuting:
    Chicago does have an extraordinary amount of shootings and they have, as you so eloquently put it, "the most strictest gun laws in the nations." The Chicago Police reported that at least 60% of guns confiscated from criminals in Chicago were from out of state. Many from Indiana. A state with far less restrictive gun laws right next to Chicago, which means criminals simply cross the border, buy the gun, go back across the border, and commit crimes. 
    Sources: https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-gun-trace-report-2017-454016983.html
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140528/chicago/majority-of-illegally-owned-guns-first-bought-out-of-state-cops-mayor
     
     
    There is an eerily similar situation in Boston, again 60% of guns confiscated come from outside the state.
    Source: http://www.fox25boston.com/news/60-percent-of-guns-used-in-mass-crimes-come-from-out-of-state-1/66605904
     
    Government goes rogue? Seriously. Ok. First of all, the chances of a government going rogue is so low it's laughable. Second of all, I wish you luck with your pistol against a Tank or an attack helicopter. That's ridiculous.
     
    I addressed your gun free zone idea in my last argument and you introduced no new evidence or analysis so I won't even bother responding to that point. 
     
     
    "just remember the government is about control not safety"
     
    Just remember, parents lost kids, kids lost friends, etc. etc. etc. There are not "300 million gun owners" This is just further evidence that you have no idea what you're talking about. According to the guardian, "Only 22 to 31% of Americans adults say they personally own a gun." and "Just 3% of American adults own a collective 133m firearms – half of America’s total gun stock." This is not an armed populace, it is an overarmed few. 
    Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/15/the-gun-numbers-just-3-of-american-adults-own-a-collective-133m-firearms
     
     
    I'd also like to point out that I use sources for my arguments, and you are just rambling, so there is not much for me to reply to, but I'd like to at least share the info with anyone who cares to see a different side of the argument.
     
     
     
    I've become so numb to them
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    thegreathah got a reaction from GravelRoadCop in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    1) Totally incorrect. There were two ARMED officers there. Would you like students to carry guns as well? Teachers? What happens when a teacher gets disgruntled? What happens if a student obtains the teacher's gun? That is the worst solution floated whatsoever.
     
    2) We are the most armed country per capita among first world countries. We also have the most gun homicides in the first world. It's not a coincidence. 
    Here are some graphs:
    It is almost directly proportional the gun ownership rate of a country versus the gun deaths. (One key exception is Switzerland which has conscription and trains its citizens gun safety by law) You'll also notice that the states that do not fall directly on the line of best fit are also some of the least densely populated states in the country. 
     
    3) Also, you do not understand the very reasoning behind "gun free zones". 
    Lawmakers are not stupid, both sides know that a sign will not stop criminals, but that's not what the gun free zones are for. Gun free zones are almost universally for preventing accidental shootings. For example when someone is cleaning a gun and it goes off, you don't want that person (even if they are law abiding gun owners) near other people in public.
     
    4) I'm really not sure what you mean by "theres almost always a drill before a shooting but no one mentions that". Whether you mean that there are fake shootings happening, or if the drills aren't working. If you are talking about the second one, then I agree, the drills do nothing but calm the nerves of students until either the resource officers (again this school, and many schools in Florida, had firearms) or the SWAT teams arrive. But there is really no drill to prepare children for being gunned down in school.
     
    Finally, I understand, guns should be allowed for all law abiding citizens that want them and can safely train with them, but the amount of guns in this country is so ordinarily high that it makes it difficult for legislation that would protect those law abiding citizens.  
     
    "Only"
    Yeah, and to clarify, based on one of the many definitions of mass shootings, this is 18. Based on others as many as 30, some others far less.  But Divine is correct, this is the fourth school shooting.
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    thegreathah got a reaction from Giordano in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    Nothings going to change. We'll move on just like the last 18 times since the year started.
     
     
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    thegreathah got a reaction from GravelRoadCop in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    1) Totally incorrect. There were two ARMED officers there. Would you like students to carry guns as well? Teachers? What happens when a teacher gets disgruntled? What happens if a student obtains the teacher's gun? That is the worst solution floated whatsoever.
     
    2) We are the most armed country per capita among first world countries. We also have the most gun homicides in the first world. It's not a coincidence. 
    Here are some graphs:
    It is almost directly proportional the gun ownership rate of a country versus the gun deaths. (One key exception is Switzerland which has conscription and trains its citizens gun safety by law) You'll also notice that the states that do not fall directly on the line of best fit are also some of the least densely populated states in the country. 
     
    3) Also, you do not understand the very reasoning behind "gun free zones". 
    Lawmakers are not stupid, both sides know that a sign will not stop criminals, but that's not what the gun free zones are for. Gun free zones are almost universally for preventing accidental shootings. For example when someone is cleaning a gun and it goes off, you don't want that person (even if they are law abiding gun owners) near other people in public.
     
    4) I'm really not sure what you mean by "theres almost always a drill before a shooting but no one mentions that". Whether you mean that there are fake shootings happening, or if the drills aren't working. If you are talking about the second one, then I agree, the drills do nothing but calm the nerves of students until either the resource officers (again this school, and many schools in Florida, had firearms) or the SWAT teams arrive. But there is really no drill to prepare children for being gunned down in school.
     
    Finally, I understand, guns should be allowed for all law abiding citizens that want them and can safely train with them, but the amount of guns in this country is so ordinarily high that it makes it difficult for legislation that would protect those law abiding citizens.  
     
    "Only"
    Yeah, and to clarify, based on one of the many definitions of mass shootings, this is 18. Based on others as many as 30, some others far less.  But Divine is correct, this is the fourth school shooting.
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    thegreathah got a reaction from GravelRoadCop in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    I am so glad you brought up Chicago because it's a talking point I'm well versed in refuting:
    Chicago does have an extraordinary amount of shootings and they have, as you so eloquently put it, "the most strictest gun laws in the nations." The Chicago Police reported that at least 60% of guns confiscated from criminals in Chicago were from out of state. Many from Indiana. A state with far less restrictive gun laws right next to Chicago, which means criminals simply cross the border, buy the gun, go back across the border, and commit crimes. 
    Sources: https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-gun-trace-report-2017-454016983.html
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140528/chicago/majority-of-illegally-owned-guns-first-bought-out-of-state-cops-mayor
     
     
    There is an eerily similar situation in Boston, again 60% of guns confiscated come from outside the state.
    Source: http://www.fox25boston.com/news/60-percent-of-guns-used-in-mass-crimes-come-from-out-of-state-1/66605904
     
    Government goes rogue? Seriously. Ok. First of all, the chances of a government going rogue is so low it's laughable. Second of all, I wish you luck with your pistol against a Tank or an attack helicopter. That's ridiculous.
     
    I addressed your gun free zone idea in my last argument and you introduced no new evidence or analysis so I won't even bother responding to that point. 
     
     
    "just remember the government is about control not safety"
     
    Just remember, parents lost kids, kids lost friends, etc. etc. etc. There are not "300 million gun owners" This is just further evidence that you have no idea what you're talking about. According to the guardian, "Only 22 to 31% of Americans adults say they personally own a gun." and "Just 3% of American adults own a collective 133m firearms – half of America’s total gun stock." This is not an armed populace, it is an overarmed few. 
    Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/15/the-gun-numbers-just-3-of-american-adults-own-a-collective-133m-firearms
     
     
    I'd also like to point out that I use sources for my arguments, and you are just rambling, so there is not much for me to reply to, but I'd like to at least share the info with anyone who cares to see a different side of the argument.
     
     
     
    I've become so numb to them
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    thegreathah got a reaction from GravelRoadCop in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    1) Totally incorrect. There were two ARMED officers there. Would you like students to carry guns as well? Teachers? What happens when a teacher gets disgruntled? What happens if a student obtains the teacher's gun? That is the worst solution floated whatsoever.
     
    2) We are the most armed country per capita among first world countries. We also have the most gun homicides in the first world. It's not a coincidence. 
    Here are some graphs:
    It is almost directly proportional the gun ownership rate of a country versus the gun deaths. (One key exception is Switzerland which has conscription and trains its citizens gun safety by law) You'll also notice that the states that do not fall directly on the line of best fit are also some of the least densely populated states in the country. 
     
    3) Also, you do not understand the very reasoning behind "gun free zones". 
    Lawmakers are not stupid, both sides know that a sign will not stop criminals, but that's not what the gun free zones are for. Gun free zones are almost universally for preventing accidental shootings. For example when someone is cleaning a gun and it goes off, you don't want that person (even if they are law abiding gun owners) near other people in public.
     
    4) I'm really not sure what you mean by "theres almost always a drill before a shooting but no one mentions that". Whether you mean that there are fake shootings happening, or if the drills aren't working. If you are talking about the second one, then I agree, the drills do nothing but calm the nerves of students until either the resource officers (again this school, and many schools in Florida, had firearms) or the SWAT teams arrive. But there is really no drill to prepare children for being gunned down in school.
     
    Finally, I understand, guns should be allowed for all law abiding citizens that want them and can safely train with them, but the amount of guns in this country is so ordinarily high that it makes it difficult for legislation that would protect those law abiding citizens.  
     
    "Only"
    Yeah, and to clarify, based on one of the many definitions of mass shootings, this is 18. Based on others as many as 30, some others far less.  But Divine is correct, this is the fourth school shooting.
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    thegreathah reacted to GravelRoadCop in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    Your comments are more sillier than my dogs. Piss off with the whole " Do your research" rhetoric. Loosen your tinfoil straps please. 
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    thegreathah reacted to GravelRoadCop in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    As a Canadian, it is a sad thing to admit that I've gotten used to these sort of headlines emerge from the states, and I was not surprised at all. Just disappointed in the broken system of gun regulation. If this was to happen in Canada, then I'd feel really shocked and upset, but its just such a common occurrence for this to happen in the U.S, and not just limited to school schooting, but mass shootings in general.  I hope the families of these victims will grieve in peace and find closure in their own time. 
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    thegreathah got a reaction from GravelRoadCop in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    1) Totally incorrect. There were two ARMED officers there. Would you like students to carry guns as well? Teachers? What happens when a teacher gets disgruntled? What happens if a student obtains the teacher's gun? That is the worst solution floated whatsoever.
     
    2) We are the most armed country per capita among first world countries. We also have the most gun homicides in the first world. It's not a coincidence. 
    Here are some graphs:
    It is almost directly proportional the gun ownership rate of a country versus the gun deaths. (One key exception is Switzerland which has conscription and trains its citizens gun safety by law) You'll also notice that the states that do not fall directly on the line of best fit are also some of the least densely populated states in the country. 
     
    3) Also, you do not understand the very reasoning behind "gun free zones". 
    Lawmakers are not stupid, both sides know that a sign will not stop criminals, but that's not what the gun free zones are for. Gun free zones are almost universally for preventing accidental shootings. For example when someone is cleaning a gun and it goes off, you don't want that person (even if they are law abiding gun owners) near other people in public.
     
    4) I'm really not sure what you mean by "theres almost always a drill before a shooting but no one mentions that". Whether you mean that there are fake shootings happening, or if the drills aren't working. If you are talking about the second one, then I agree, the drills do nothing but calm the nerves of students until either the resource officers (again this school, and many schools in Florida, had firearms) or the SWAT teams arrive. But there is really no drill to prepare children for being gunned down in school.
     
    Finally, I understand, guns should be allowed for all law abiding citizens that want them and can safely train with them, but the amount of guns in this country is so ordinarily high that it makes it difficult for legislation that would protect those law abiding citizens.  
     
    "Only"
    Yeah, and to clarify, based on one of the many definitions of mass shootings, this is 18. Based on others as many as 30, some others far less.  But Divine is correct, this is the fourth school shooting.
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    thegreathah reacted to Hullian111 in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    I saw that video on a Discord server. It was just horrible to hear.
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    thegreathah got a reaction from Giordano in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    Nothings going to change. We'll move on just like the last 18 times since the year started.
     
     
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    thegreathah reacted to Giordano in Parkland, Florida High School Shooting, 16 dead, many injured   
    I'm not going to share it, but there was cell phone recording from inside a classroom, and the shots sounded like they were right outside.  Towards the end of the video it almost sounded like the screams were from those that had been shot.
     
    School shootings in the US are only going to keep increasing unless something is actually done.  It's so easy for the lawmakers and what not to say "This is horrible and needs to be stopped", but when it comes time to act, no one wants to do a damn thing.
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    thegreathah got a reaction from kevin liu in Five 0 Badge   
    This topic has been moved to the appropriate forum. Please post in the correct location in the future.
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    thegreathah reacted to willpv23 in Youtube will no longer allow monetization if you have less than 1k subs   
    I just want to point to this argument specifically: YouTube is not a job. Google did not hire YouTube partners, they have no obligation to keep their channel partnered aside from whatever was agreed to when it was partnered (which I doubt most people read, I know I didn't).
     
    I think this is a good change, to be honest. It means they have less channels to worry about when it comes to (de)monetization. As it stands, they have to make global "not advertiser friendly" takedowns simply because they can't enforce or control the advertisements on every single partnered channel individually. Maybe this will end the "adpocolypse" (probably not but wishful thinking).
     
    I was partnered because I had a single video get over 1,000 views. If every single person with over 1,000 views is partnered, it is literally impossible to please everyone. Now they might be able to focus a bit more on making things better for partners.
     
    Also, if you don't already meet these guidelines, there is no way you are making a living off of YouTube. If anything it's a side gig or hobby that just won't be paying anymore.
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    thegreathah got a reaction from Black Jesus in WFT files in Zmodeler 3   
    You need to have zmodeler 2 and save them as z3d files to get them into zmodeler 3
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