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Old 8th January 2018, 04:59 PM   #81
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I had never heard of this guy until this thread. Last night, I was browsing on the random video functions on my cable menu and there is a bunch of crap listed and he's in there. Right along side cat videos and "top 10 evidence for alien visitation" nonsense.
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Old 8th January 2018, 05:52 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by carlitos View Post
I had never heard of this guy until this thread. Last night, I was browsing on the random video functions on my cable menu and there is a bunch of crap listed and he's in there. Right along side cat videos and "top 10 evidence for alien visitation" nonsense.
There are still people uploading cat vids on Youtube?

Well it still is, and was, (since that was what you could find the most between 2006-2008; people making video about their pets and putting it on youtube.) more interresting and fun to watch (like the Piano Cat), than the junk people (and by people, I mean 10-16 year olds) upload to youtube nowadays...
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Old 9th January 2018, 08:29 PM   #83
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Logan has issued an apology to the family of the man who died in the forest. He has still not returned to blogging.

Now today YouTube has issued a further statement and mentions that there will be more consequences for Logan Paul. Maybe they will take away his money maker.

Originally Posted by YouTube
An open letter to our community: Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently.

You’re right to be. You deserve to know what’s going on.

Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week.

Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views. As Anna Akana put it perfectly: “That body was a person someone loved. You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness.”

We expect more of the creators who build their community on @YouTube, as we’re sure you do too. The channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences.

It’s taken us a long time to respond, but we’ve been listening to everything you’ve been saying. We know that the actions of one creator can affect the entire community, so we’ll have more to share soon on steps we’re taking to ensure a video like this is never circulated again.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...r-consequences
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Old 9th January 2018, 08:48 PM   #84
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Originally Posted by esspee View Post
One person i talked to says they have downloaded the original and compared different frames and the body does move.

However, they are unable to upload the evidence to youtube because of terms of services.


Now could the movement of the body be a result of wind? maybe. Or it could be that they touched the body? maybe,. or could be that it is just a dude pretending to be dead and the whole thing is a stunt? probably .
You left out the most important possibility. The person you "talked to" could be wrong about the video and the dead body doesn't move.
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Old 10th January 2018, 02:17 AM   #85
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Originally Posted by esspee View Post
If it is not busted by midnight on Tuesday i will take the L and vow not to return to this thread, even if new info comes to light, until such a time that it is revealed as and accepted by most of the world to have been a hoax.
Bye bye then.
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Well, the bank account at Schadenfreude Bank AG will soon be richer! The Tuesday deadline has long passed and there is zero evidence that this was a hoax.

Time to concede Esspee? Or are you going to do a Roy Moore?
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
Well, the bank account at Schadenfreude Bank AG will soon be richer! The Tuesday deadline has long passed and there is zero evidence that this was a hoax.

Time to concede Esspee? Or are you going to do a Roy Moore?
If he sticks to his vow then he can never answer you and consequently will have done a "Roy Moore". If he doesn't, then he has welched on a promise.

The poor guy was doomed from the start.
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YouTube cuts business ties with Logan:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...l-hold-1073814

I'm not seeing a hoax here.
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Old 10th January 2018, 05:38 PM   #89
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Originally Posted by bluesjnr View Post
If he sticks to his vow then he can never answer you and consequently will have done a "Roy Moore". If he doesn't, then he has welched on a promise.

The poor guy was doomed from the start.
Esspee has conceded in a PM, but you are quite correct that part of the commitment was to vacate the thread, which he say he has now done. (No word on our SkeptiPesos. I guess we put the party on hold.)

Question Answered. Thread Dead.
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Esspee scorecard:

Flyboard Air = Fail
Kangaroo Punch = Fail
Suicide Forest = Fail
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I hope we've learned from this, class. Next he'll be trying to tell us that this isn't real:

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Old 10th January 2018, 07:17 PM   #92
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
We have the truth. "Douchebag makes douchey video, starts getting flack for it, says he's sorry then goes incommunicado for a few days hoping it'll all blow over and he can go back to being a douchebag!"
Summed up nicely!!
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Originally Posted by smartcooky View Post
Summed up nicely!!
So what is the next thing our expert at detecting hoaxes will declare is faked?

I suggest he will go big. I think he'll declare WWI was all a big fraud.
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I'll reiterate that I haven't watched the video in question and have no intention of ever watching it or any of his other videos. He doesn't deserve the attention.

I live in Japan, btw, since 2001 and before that I was stationed here for a few years when I was in the Navy. Some people here probably know that already, but I'll state that for the record.

Rather than Logan Paul, instead I'd like to recommend this video by a Japanese YouTuber about Logan Paul and his other videos from Japan:

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Guys like this (Logan Paul) are particularly annoying to expatriates like me who try to be a good "unofficial ambassador" for our country. Please folks, when you go overseas, if you do go overseas, please try not to embarrass your country.

Also this:

https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/10/16...e-red-thinning

Hard to see this working out to his advantage.
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Old 11th January 2018, 04:44 AM   #95
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......redeem my kudos tokens here
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Old 11th January 2018, 02:15 PM   #96
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So what do people think his punishment should be?He's been very stupid,seems that is all he ever is,but should he be denied a living for ever?
Maybe Youtube should suspend his monetization for a year say? Obviously a lot of brands/all of them are going to desert him and maybe his career is over?
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Old 11th January 2018, 03:52 PM   #97
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So he can get a job. Maybe McDonalds is hiring.
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Old 11th January 2018, 04:23 PM   #98
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So what do people think his punishment should be?He's been very stupid,seems that is all he ever is,but should he be denied a living for ever?
If he has actual skills, then he should be able to find an off-camera job. If he's so popular that he's worth streaming, then maybe he can get paid by a competing video service (e.g., Vimeo). If his entertainment career is over, then it's time to do something else like anyone else not employed in the entertainment industry. I don't know why Google/YouTube should have any responsibility to enable him.

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So what do people think his punishment should be?He's been very stupid,seems that is all he ever is,but should he be denied a living for ever?
Maybe Youtube should suspend his monetization for a year say? Obviously a lot of brands/all of them are going to desert him and maybe his career is over?
Are you talking about esspee or Logan?
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Originally Posted by Azrael 5 View Post
So what do people think his punishment should be?He's been very stupid,seems that is all he ever is,but should he be denied a living for ever?
Maybe Youtube should suspend his monetization for a year say? Obviously a lot of brands/all of them are going to desert him and maybe his career is over?
Oh no poor him. He might actually have to do the same as anyone else who has lost their job and live off his savings until he gets a new one.
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Originally Posted by Azrael 5 View Post
So what do people think his punishment should be?He's been very stupid,seems that is all he ever is,but should he be denied a living for ever?
Maybe Youtube should suspend his monetization for a year say? Obviously a lot of brands/all of them are going to desert him and maybe his career is over?
That's a bit hyperbolic. If YouTube didn't exist in the first place, would he be unable to make a living at all?

If YouTube stops paying him then he'll be no more denied a living forever than someone being fired from a regular job is being denied a living for the rest of their life.
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Originally Posted by Azrael 5 View Post
So what do people think his punishment should be?He's been very stupid,seems that is all he ever is,but should he be denied a living for ever?
Maybe Youtube should suspend his monetization for a year say? Obviously a lot of brands/all of them are going to desert him and maybe his career is over?
Three things happened. YouTube Red cancelled an upcoming film project it had going with Logan. That film was to be a sequel to one already done with him called The Thinning.

Logan was removed from Google's top tier advertising platform.

His YouTube account received a strike. After three strikes the account is cancelled and he wouldn't be on YouTube at all.
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That's a bit hyperbolic. If YouTube didn't exist in the first place, would he be unable to make a living at all?

If YouTube stops paying him then he'll be no more denied a living forever than someone being fired from a regular job is being denied a living for the rest of their life.
Logan Paul is now toxic. He will have great difficulties working with promoters, producers and advertisers.

YouTube Red will no longer work with him so he lost millions in future income from those films. More millions are lost by not having Google top tier ad placement.

He can still earn money from his existing YouTube vblog channel which now has one strike against it. But he's not creating anything there anymore though he says this is temporary.

If he loses YouTube or decides to abandon it he would be forced to venture forth with some other web video platform because that is essentially what he is all about. It would be likely that he would face lots of rejection.

He showed the world that he is a stupid young man making stupid decisions.
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Oh no poor him. He might actually have to do the same as anyone else who has lost their job and live off his savings until he gets a new one.

According to Forbes the dolt made $12.5 million in 2017, a million more than his brother.
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Logan Paul is now toxic. He will have great difficulties working with promoters, producers and advertisers.

YouTube Red will no longer work with him so he lost millions in future income from those films. More millions are lost by not having Google top tier ad placement.

He can still earn money from his existing YouTube vblog channel which now has one strike against it. But he's not creating anything there anymore though he says this is temporary.

If he loses YouTube or decides to abandon it he would be forced to venture forth with some other web video platform because that is essentially what he is all about. It would be likely that he would face lots of rejection.

He showed the world that he is a stupid young man making stupid decisions.

In your dreams, Parcher. Logan will pull a Zoie Burgher* activate the Logang and continue on with Patreon or something else!




*another personality who came to my attention whilst trying to figure out who the **** Logan Paul is.
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According to Forbes the dolt made $12.5 million in 2017, a million more than his brother.
If he can get a 3% return on that he'll get annual interest/ income (from that capital) of $375,000. I wouldn't worry too much about his finances, even if I had any sympathy for him.
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According to Forbes the dolt made $12.5 million in 2017, a million more than his brother.
WOW! Oh well I dont suppose he need a job ever again really.
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Unless he blew it all on blow and hookers. Seems the type.
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His decision making prowess is likely to extend to financial matters.
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Ironic that the youtube community so outraged that they now make videos about Logan Paul outrage thus generating more publicity for him and revenue for themselves.

Ive seen the occasional comment on Facebook threads with people defending Logan Paul! "Suicide awareness" FFS he and his gang are laughing at a suicide victim an dhi syoung fans (well some of them maybe )still dont see it.
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I have no objection to a performer losing favor for exhibiting bad taste. Should happen more often.

But on the other hand, I'm not seeing how respect for the dignity or privacy of suicide victims produces any benefit toward suicide prevention. The reverse seems more likely to be true.
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I think that it is highly likely that LOGAN PAUL's 'Suicide forest' video is in fact a hoax.


I think it is a brilliant viral hoax, with the whole internet and mainstream media now giving him a lot of coverage over this.

If you do not know what i am talking about this is a good introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyihHuINXC4 (not my video) and if you watch one of the re-uploads of the original Logan Paul video you may agree with me that it seems incredibly prank like.

If you disagree with my opinion feel free to make your argument below.


(p.s. Here is his official apology video too, assuming i am right, he did well to keep a straight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwZT7T-TXT0 )


I vaguely recall you. You're that bloke who, whenever anything happens, you waste spend a good deal of time pretending it didn't happen. Go 'ed, mate. Keep reaching for that rainbow!
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The Logan Paul knock on effect?
https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/16/yo...ghtens-rukles/
YouTube cancelling monetization on small time Youtubers (below 1K subs)and tightening up rules.
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this has massively increased awareness of his brand and his subscriber count is doing very well as a result. As far as publicity stunts go, this one is unprecedented in its success.

This will likely not harm him in the pocket at all, it will only make him richer IMO
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To be fair to esspee, s/he did say that if proven wrong that s/he would abandon the thread. S/he has accepted privately that s/he is wrong. So, don't expect a response here.
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
According to Forbes the dolt made $12.5 million in 2017, a million more than his brother.
Jesus. Life's not fair.

Did you know that there's even YouTube channels (popular ones too) dedicated to unboxing merchandise. Apparently this is very popular with young children. They like to watch people opening up toys.

https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...ube-real-stars

How much money this translates into for the people who make these videos I'm not sure but I'm sure the top ones do very well.
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He's baAaack...

Originally Posted by esspee View Post
I'd ask to use full body armour. Like the lightweight downhill mountain bike stuff.

I have no idea why they don't wear it. Its insane. Gear like that weighs very little and in a crash can make the differnce.
What would have been cuts and bruises can be reduced to just being a little shook up.
What would have been broken bones can be reduced to bruises.
What would have been compound fractures and shattered bone can be reduced to clean breaks.

If/when i ever fly it i will try my best to wear an armour suit.

Because lthough you aare flying over water, you are not landing on it.
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I remember reading about this forest when Japan had a financial crash in the 90s. Executives who had to let workers go (something almost unheard of at that point) went there to kill themselves. There was a pretty good documentary about a forester who works for the Japanese government in the woods who finds the bodies and occasionally stops people from killing themselves. Point being, sadly, there's nothing odd or unexpected about finding a body in that forest. I gathered from watching the documentary, hangings were rather common.

To say the least, going camping there for a YouTube stunt is in very poor taste even if they hadn't seen the body.
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US YouTube star Logan Paul has returned to the [YouTube] platform with a video about suicide awareness

Effective emetic.........see HERE (BBC)

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Effective emetic.........see HERE (BBC)

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