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I appreciate Mike's vigilance against promoting vendors, and think this raises the quality of the forum. I also find it informative if the title 'vendor' is added to the title of posters, because that can help to understand in which capacity they post.

But I was recently wondering when someone is given the title of vendor. Are there any explicit rules for that? I'm asking because I see people who offer services on their website not marked as vendor, while others with similar services are marked as vendor.

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I appreciate Mike's vigilance against promoting vendors, and think this raises the quality of the forum. I also find it informative if the title 'vendor' is added to the title of posters, because that can help to understand in which capacity they post.

But I was recently wondering when someone is given the title of vendor. Are there any explicit rules for that? I'm asking because I see people who offer services on their website not marked as vendor, while others with similar services are marked as vendor.

Most likely what you see as vendors who aren't labeled as vendors is the Market Wizard bug, discussed multiple times on the forum. A market wizard has their vendor label removed, due to a bug, and one that won't be fixed until futures.io (formerly BMT) 5.0. Otherwise, post a username.

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Not a great place to put this, but here it is.

I showed someone the futures.io (formerly BMT) YouTube channel today:
http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BigMikeTrading

And to my surprise, the last few webinars now have hundreds of 'dislike' downvotes. I know for a fact it is from a recently banned user (only yet again reinforcing the decision to ban him). There doesn't seem to be any recourse from blocking someone with the technical know-how from doing this.

The problem is, even though most of our YouTube videos have thousands of views, they generally have very few 'likes' (people can't be bothered). But now that this asshole is downvoting all our videos, it will significantly hurt our YouTube reputation. It's just like the other asshole who created the 'rip off report', which is full of lies, but still shows up as one of the first search results on Google.

It isn't a simple "ignore the trouble maker", this is an example of causing real damage.

The bottom line, I am now significantly discouraged from the effort of placing more videos on YouTube. All of the forum responsibilities start to weigh on you after a while, and when one asshole can get away with doing this much damage, I admit to questioning why I fight so hard to try and help others when they can't even be bothered to press the 'like' button.

The only way I know of to counteract the damage he has done is to have hundreds more 'likes' to offset his 'dislikes'. It's up to you now.

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Hi bigmike,

I think you have to see it in a different way. Every time some one is talking good or bad about you, you have free publicity! If no one talks about you, you end up closing your business.

Just keep up with the good work,
Saber

That's not how it works. I am talking about YouTube "likes". YouTube ranks videos based on metrics, including likes/dislikes.

Another example would be that one of the best futures.io (formerly BMT) webinars of all time was the recent one with Adam Grimes. If you were randomly browsing YouTube and didn't know of futures.io (formerly BMT), you would likely not watch the video because it has more dislikes than likes now.

I have spent around 1,000 hours or more on webinars, and post most of them to YouTube to make it easy for people to view. If you guys can't press the 'like' button then it's not worth my time to continue doing it, since this one lunatic can wipe out all the 'likes' from these videos in one sitting.

Yes, the real problem is YouTube allowing his multiple fake accounts. But that is not something I can change. What I can change is whether or not I continue posting videos to YouTube.

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Another example would be that one of the best futures.io (formerly BMT) webinars of all time was the recent one with Adam Grimes. If you were randomly browsing YouTube and didn't know of futures.io (formerly BMT), you would likely not watch the video because it has more dislikes than likes now.

To further clarify, that video had about 60-to-1 likes vs dislikes ratio yesterday, and now today that is destroyed. Almost all futures.io (formerly BMT) videos have very high like-to-dislike ratio.

The issue is that when one person (through multiple fake accounts and abuse of YouTube terms) downvotes hundreds of times, we would need thousands of upvotes to counteract that. And that isn't happening, because you guys aren't pressing the like button.

Anyway, I think the answer is to just pull the videos off YouTube or at the very least stop posting new videos to YouTube. You guys can still attend the live webinars.

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I will set some time aside this weekend and run through with my few gmails and like all the videos I can.

futures.io (formerly BMT) videos on Youtube is how I discovered futures.io (formerly BMT).

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Just went through and liked about 30 videos. I'll try to do more when I can

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just liked a bunch of videos as well.

why not use another platform like vimeo? A previous forum I was part of used vimeo exclusively for their webinars.

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Just went through and liked about 30 videos. I'll try to do more when I can

I am not asking anyone to blindly like videos. I am simply asking people to like videos they actually watch, and like, being mindful of what happens when they don't. If everyone had been doing this, there would be no issue.

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4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
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I don't go by likes and dislikes at all. I like to form my own opinion by reading comments. I will watch the video if comments are interesting enough. The same way I shop for any thing online I guess.
ps. I do look at number of views, have never looked at the gray out likes/dislikes.


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