Monday, March 28, 2011

YouTube Messages

I've stopped responding to the messages that people send me on Youtube, after several months where 90% of the messages were not worth reading. The messages tended to fall under these categories:

1. A message sent to 100 people at once.
2. A message from someone who has a question about a game, but is too lazy to actually check one of my guides.
3. A message that you can't really respond to.  (Sample message: "HIIIIIIiiiiii!!!!")

I used to read every comment and message. Then, I stopped reading comments.  Now, I'm not reading messages.  Is this a sign that I'm getting closer and closer to the day when I stop making video walkthroughs all together?

19 comments:

Flashman85 said...

Not necessarily. It could mean that you need a new audience, or that it's time to try videos of other games/genres, or a different style of video altogether.

dr.david-dan said...

Well if you are bothered/boring of this messages why don't you delete your account and make another one and don't tell anybody about your account. I don't know why I still type on your blog if you don't read them but I like to communicate with people!( The truth: I talk to much everyday and sometimes I just don't know what to say. After a minute I know what to say next.(Some times))

Monica said...

Maybe you've just seen these comments repeatedly and too many times. Perhaps you are just getting annoyed with these comments and questions, and you need to maybe delete the messaging box. I think there is a way to do that...

dr.david-dan said...

If you don't want do get bother every day with the same questions well.... delete your account or.... I know! Do your message box have a ''Block Messages from person....'' or something like that? I do this at hotmail because I get a lot of non-useful messages about clothing, movies, games........! So try this.

S and D Hobbit said...

:( All three of those are very annoying messages..I'm sorry people abuse the ability to try and talk to you.

All I hope is that someday when you become a great bishop/priest you'll still take time to do the ND walkthroughs. When I'm having a bad day, all I have to do is put on one of those and it almost immediately makes the day better.

I understand they take a lot of your time and in the grand scheme of things, mean absolutely nothing. However, that still doesn't change the fact that sometimes they can be such a blessing.

You have no idea how great it can be to listen to funny commentary by a nice person when stuff is messy in your family! :)

God Bless You Michael Gray!

3D###Boy said...

Hey You Watch It! I am not abusive with anyone! I just try to help Michael. By the sides I am just 12 years and I am still a kid. I think you abuse us because you threat us. I like to help not to bother. What you think everybody is so good at explications like you?? Please S and D Hobbit, think twice after say or type a word.

3D###Boy said...

Sorry if I shout out at you but I am a little sensible at things that refer to me.

3D###Boy said...

Look let's calm down and don't make from this blog a blog where everybody is shouting to somebody. Sorry. :(

kqs5041 said...

Michael, isn't there an option to disable comments or messages? I love your video walkthroughs I watch them all the time! Please don't stop it would make me so upset. They really help people, and you don't have to answer people!!

Miriam said...

Nah, you're just sick of the ditzy fan girls. I don't blame you.
That's the bad part about making Nancy Drew walkthroughs: most of your audience will be pre-teen girls, and I'm sorry, but girls are just plain idiotic sometimes, myself included.

Sofia said...

NONONONO. Because that will be the end of the world. Every Nancy Drew fan would just randomly explode. And the HerInteractive team will be eaten my zombies. DON'T DO IT, MAN. ;O

Maddie said...

PLEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAASSSSSSEEEEEE don't delete your account!!!!!!! I understand that there will come a day when you will stop making your videos, but don't delete your youtube account, because then all the videos will be gone forever!!!!!!!!! :( Plus you have over 1,000 vids! Don't delete all your hard work! Whenever I am sad, I just watch one of your videos and start laughing, and then I feel good again. PLEASE dont delete it! Evry1 would be so sad.

Airam said...

It is possible......

Anonymous said...

No way! Just because you don't want to look at all of your messages anymore doesn't mean that you should quit making videos!

Zlandael said...

I sometimes receive stupidity from messages, such as people wondering where the solution is on a part of a Nancy Drew walkthrough. I laugh, but then in my mind I'm like "You didn't watch the video, bro." Just like Miriam said, we have some pre-teen fan girls up in this internet!

Katia said...

Micheal, just because a few imbiciles watch your videos doesn't mean you have to stop them. I honestly love your videos and think that if you stopped, millions of people would be heartbroken (including myself). I think you would like the Doctor Who video games, they might be fun to play and do a walkthrough for.

Justin said...

lolz
almost all these messages are not worth reading
including this one...
sry for the extra comment

Mallory said...

Stopping by and saw this. I don't know too much about youtube accounts...because I don't have an account and I only stop by youtube to see if either you or this other guy has a new video up. But I would be sad if you did delete your account. :( I agree with everyone else, if I had a bad day...it makes it a better day. Plus your videos make me laugh. :) (And at times when I'm really stuck on Nancy Drew, very helpful.)

Maybe you can take a break away from youtube, work on your goals and other important jobs that needed to be done and come back fresh. :) Or try to ignore the "fangirling" and continue what you like to do. Or update your profile on youtube with a message on the "about me" saying something like: "I'm unable to answer your messages/comments, due to my busy schedule. And please if you have any question on any game please refer to my videos. If I did not answer your question, I am sorry." Maybe have a small faq on your "about me" or every so often a video answering certain nancy drew questions. lol

But we love your videos and we will miss it if it does have to sadly end.

But like sometimes good things might come to an end. (Hopefully not any time soon.) Michael can't do video walkthroughs forever, he probably has a lot to do.

Emily said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I WOULD DIE IF YOU STOPPED MAKING WALKTHROUGHS!!!! And those people who send you stupid messages like "HIIIIIIiiiiii!!!!" are annoying... just sayin'