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Since Susan Take control of youtube in 2014, being a content creator became more and more hard, with the copyright, the censor, and now the new guidelines, so, this girl on internet search for a better place, and the place is Vlare.

so, why am i saying this?, well, i start with the features of the site, i mean, things like the groups or the newest videos make me feel like part of the comunity, see the "videos being watched" category and...what a surprise, MY VIDEOS are there. Honestly, i can say without a doubt that Vlare is not another youtube, is even better.

i will upload more videos, but for now, i want to say thank you to the staff and the community.


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Hi, this is my first time writing a Blog post and it has come to my attention that no update or word about Coppa to YouTube has been talked with with the community since we entered 2020. So I wonder to the people who still use YouTube if the new rule has truly passed and how you find YouTube now. Also I noticed something about Vlare Premium, last day's when i logged in it was at 50% and now logging in i find it lower than it previously was. At 7%, i have to wonder what is happening, also some channels have been suspended or something, well i don't know, trying to enter to some channels i have discovered they have been removed or something, i am still new to vlare even though i made this channel possibly on November. I wonder how some people are doing with Vlare.TV. I would certainly want to somewhat help with this site if possible.... Anyway have a nice day, whoever reads this.

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WhyVxnom
WhyVxnom
Nov 23, 2019

Hey guys, 

this is just a little message that I wanna spread to all of you who are already following me here and maybe to the ones who will still follow me here.
I have been years on youtube already, and there were always changes that I was really not happy about. Don't get me wrong there were also some good ones,
but Youtube is just not the same anymore. I'm on vlare.tv for one day now and I really have to say I really, really like how the site is built... The possibilites, the design...
The really user friendly channel editing and all other things which are awesome. I also love the searching function and the categories and all that stuff.
I just love this site already!

I maybe will upload a video on my main youtube channel today, who has (for those who don't know) currently 748 subscribers.
In that video I will tell the audience, that I have made a vlare.tv channel and some reasons why I personally think vlare.tv is better then youtube.
For those of you who saw that video (at the time I'm writing this text I didn't make it yet) and came to this site I really welcome you and hope we will
have a great time here.

Let's enjoy this hopefully not short journey together and have fun guys!
Love you all to pieces! <3

~WhyVxnom

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FrancisOfTheFilth
FrancisOfTheFilth
Jul 03, 2019

I have only been on Vlare for a small part of one day, but I feel as if I'm being welcomed into a family. I feel like the Staff will accept and nurture me, and whatever content I make. I feel as though I have complete control over my work, as the site says that you are the owner of everything you produce. Importantly, I feel like I joined the site at the right time to be able to make a name for myself. I feel like this is a place that I, as an aspiring director and writer, can learn the ropes. Unlike You tube, I can see myself at the top in a few years, as everybody is on or around the same level. I feel as though the community is nice and willing to help. You can make friends here and have a good time. I think that I won't be looked down upon for wanting to make obscure comedy videos. On You tube, I constantly felt like I was in danger of being banned because of what I want to do, but here I don't feel like that. I can upload with peace of mind. This feeling is actually helping me to get out of the rough patch I've been in, and I'm feeling very eager to record.


I'm also happy that, if I become a Partner, the site will let me keep every penny I earn. It makes me feel like the site is run by people who, like me, were sick of YT and wanted to have an alternative site. A site where video sharing and community is brought back to its roots. Thank you, Vlare. I look forward to seeing where we can go.

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Mayro
Mayro
Nov 24, 2019

So guys, we did it, we reached a quarter of a thousand followers, 250 followers and still growing the fact that we've reached this number in such a short amount of time is just phenomenal, I'm-I'm just amazed. Thank you all so much for supporting this channel and helping it grow. I-I love you guys... You guys are just awesome.

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Pénguin
Pénguin
Feb 15, 2020

Before I get into the main part of this blog, i'm not saying that "VlE'eR iZ dOoMeD!11!!!!!!111!!" or "tHiZ iZ tHeE eNd Uf VlE'eR!!!111!!!" I'm just going to be simply debunk some of things that people are saying.

Do I like the restriction? No, not at all, it's annoying that you have to be partnered, be a premium user, or be an "OG" just to go the server, but I understand why, the server was becoming more & more toxic; so the had to do something about it, I also think this was done to make Vlare look better, because if a website has a toxic community, people would most likely stay away from it, it happened to Vidlii, and I don't want it to happen to Vlare too.

But I guess people think that the worst will always happen and they have video's saying that this is the end of Vlare, & that this was done for the money, etc. It's annoying to see a whole bunch of videos fear-mongering "The End of Vlare". And to all the people who keep spreading this myth; here's what I have to say:

STOP! A simple restriction on a Discord server will not lead to the end of Vlare, please stop saying that. I have also seen some people saying that this was done for money. It's simply not that, if Vlare was about the money, they would have forced you to pay for premium once you would've made an account.

People saying that Vlare will end because of the Discord restriction, are the same type of people who said that, we'll all get 42k fines because of C.O.P.P.A or when people said that we'll have to pay to access certain parts of the internet because the F.T.C voted to eliminated Net Neutrality. Fear-mongering is not good for anything, and if you're only helping the false rumor spread by agreeing & watching it.

There was a video by slack wired (now Nil) that was about how it was so easy to be fear-mongered, the video is now deleted, but; I think when you see someone saying Vlare will end because of a restriction on the Discord server, maybe you should look into why they have done it, and you should also try to form your own opinion. Thank you reading.

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sks2002
sks2002
Apr 12, 2020

Hello again. Yes instead of making a video like the trending people, I think it’s better to write it in a blog instead of making a video which it is just the amen break stuck at 138 bpm, looped with text on the screen which will just be more filler on the vlare server. So instead of having a video on there which would take up 26mb or so, I rather use this.

Why will Vlare succeed, even if it becomes a wasteland of memes and tat?

Well, there is a lot of reasons why Vlare will succeed. For starters, Jan, the owner of Vlare also owns VidLii which still gets money from Google’s Adsense. When Vlare was in its coding phase most of the money from VidLii plus most of the money from Jans pockets went into coding the site which ended up becoming what we use today. Think about it like this, if everyone in the VidLii server at the time didn’t said to Jän to make “modern VidLii” into its own separate entity, it would become a theme on VidLii which honestly, that kinda sounds bad.
also, another reason why Vlare will succeed is because of the community. Yes we do have the trolls and the toxic side but that isn’t what Vlare is aswell. Vlare has a lot of different videos other then the drama video of someone saying that Tuuni ate their tuna or some stupid meme which someone made using Kinemaster which makes a 2010 meme more funnier then the finished result. There is a large Array of gaming, music and entertainment on the site other then the stupid stuff that is on the trending page. Also, to all of the people who say that there is not a lot of good content on Vlare, try to promote the site heavily so the users you want might join the site. You don’t know, if a big youtuber gets terminated because they told someone on YouTube that one of the YouTuber’s got a massive forehead and their boyfriend is a simp, just tell them about the site. The more we tell people about the site, the more people will join. That is how YouTube started and before Google had their hands on YouTube, they actually made their own video sharing site called Google Videos which now it’s just a portal to any video linked to they keyword.
the final reason why Vlare will succeed is because Jän owns it. Jan is known in the alt video community for years, From VidBit to VidLii to BitView to Vlare, Jan also said that he will keep his sites open just to annoy the people who kept on saying that one of his sites will close down which is what i support Jan on. Not only Jan codes on VidLii, BitView and Vlare he also has a job and runs a Minecraft channel. So the more your saying that “Vlare will not succeed” the more jan will keep up the sites.
thank you for reading this blog.
love and respect
sks2002.


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SomethingReMarkAble
SomethingReMarkAble
Dec 04, 2019

Disclaimer: I'm writing this with the intention of sharing Ideas and looking to improve the site, and this is in no way intended to be used negatively against the staff or users of this site. This is intended to be constructive criticism, but it is still my SUBJECTIVE (personal) opinion. I do my best to be objective, but keep in mind personal preference may play a role in my comments. 

With that out of the way, let's start. 

So I've been on here for only a little while, I'd still consider myself relatively new. I'm going to break down a few different categories I'm basing this review on, as well as a further explanation of why I give it the score that I do. I will be giving each category a score out of ten.

Categories include: user interface specifically speaking uploading, blogs, comments, analytics, Community, Groups, Staff, and wrapping it up with my subjective user experience.


Uploading Videos: 8 / 10

The uploading page has a simple and easy to use interface. It's honestly really impressive regarding the size of the site. 
The only major issues I've had are glitches where it won't save or convert, however with the hard work of the staff (Primarily Mel) Most issues have been minimized or solves, and I assume it will continue to do so.


Blogging: 6.5 / 10

While writing a blog is simple and easy, the interface of the blog section overall has a bit to be desired. 
I personally would like to be able to like and reply to comments left beneath my blog posts, and possibly have an easier time pasting photos into the blog section. Also, I'd like to see more categories, for example: Art, collabs, introductions, updates, self-promo (mostly to give spammers a place to post)


Commenting: Videos - 9 / 10, Blogs - 5 / 10

The ability to pin, like, and reply to comments on videos is great. Personally, I really enjoy it, a feature I'd like to see is to organize it by most popular or by most recent. The blog comment score is explained in the review above under blogs. 


Analytics: 6.5 / 10

While the analytics do serve their basic purpose well, I wish there was an easier way to compare month to month, video to video, and be able to scroll through the analytics timeline. The analytics is a great and impressive start and can be improved. 


Community: 7.5 / 10

I'd like to clarify I'm relating specifically to the experience and ease to communicate with other creators, followers, etc. I'd like to see more functional chat rooms, possibly on the user's page itself so a creator can chat with their fans. The discord is nice, but for me, I'd prefer to use the site primarily for communicating. Commenting and messaging is fine how it is, but a more community-based chat room is personally desired.


Groups: 5 / 10

I've tried to use the group's tab, but have found the UI to be a bit tedious and confusing to use. When clicking on the groups, I'd like to see it open to a page showing the groups I'm apart of with perhaps icons indicating new posts, chats, videos, etc. Then having the exploration pages be selectable as is. Basically creating a more structured home page.


Staff: 8.5 / 10

I have had a great experience speaking with the different staff and developers of this site. The mods are generally reliable, but as far as the Devs, I've only spoken to Mel, who is amazing btw. I'd like to see perhaps an update home page from the developers keeping us up to date on things they're working on, what we may see going forward, perhaps some milestones the site has passed, and to have an opportunity to better understand the main staff's responsibilities.

Personal User Experience: 9 / 10

I've had a great time here on Vlare. Between the staff, the other creators, the interaction and experience has been great and I look forward to seeing the site develop and grow, I have high hopes for this place.


This concludes my review of Vlare


I hope this post is helpful and constructive. I'd like to know what you guys think and what your experience has been like. Thanks for reading, see you guys soon ~

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sks2002
sks2002
May 07, 2020

Happy Birthday Vlare.

https://youtu.be/YMKIxxRA270 <—Listen or watch the music video of this classic birthday track here.

Today is a day where we celebrate a year on Vlare. It somewhat feel like that Vlare was launched a few months ago but my god it’s already been a year. I’m actually surprised that it even lasted a year (even though the cloudfare side isn’t helping the site but they are fixing it.) so what is better to talk about the year of Vlare by reflecting over it? Good idea? Ok...

👏Year 👏Review

May 2019 (“this is the beginning”)

We start of on the 6th of May 2019. We were all prepared for Vlare and everyone is hyped on the Vlare and VidLii discord. People were more hyped when Melony quit Vanillo to help Vlare. From the code which was completed by both Jan and Mel to the logo created by Allanbuzzy, the whole site in the front end was completed. And then the 7th of May came and mostly everyone from VidLii and Vanillo joined. Mel even uploaded a video Where it depicted that Vanillo passed away which unsurprisingly it did a few hours when Vlare arrived. We all uploaded our back catalogues onto Vlare even with its 10 videos a day block which I think is lifted since late May 2019. I remember that month being fun. I was on the top 3rd most viewed of all time for a few weeks until more users started to join which is good.

June, 2019 (DannyFinest and the head of Vanillo joining Vlare)

We OG’s remember the DannyFinest drama? That idiot who botted his views and follow count? Yeah, he joined in late May of 2019 but he wasn’t known until Late May/ Early June when MRZ made a video on him. This made the community angry against Danny. Blake who was the head of Vanillo applied to be on the Vlare team and was accepted he does join and left since the but he is now back to Vlare since Melony leaving. Other then that, the month was average at best.

July, 2019 (The Ban of DannyYeTescoFinest and a potato being thrown in the microwave by Melony)

July was a good month regarding me, I hit 50 followers on Vlare where I would spend the next 6 months applying for partner and learn to make my content somewhat better but on the community side, Danny was banned, there was drama between Melony and Warmpotato and MRZ left Vlare temporary (he’s back now so that’s cool.)

August, 2019 (Vlare Minecraft)

August was average at best, the only thing I could remember happening was the Vlare Minecraft server. Other then that I can’t really remember much on this month

September, 2019 (Vlare 2.0 and app?)

September was when the idea of Vlare 2.0 started. It was going to be released in early 2020 plus there was an app for Vlare in development. Other then that, that is the only thing I can remember from the month.

October, 2019 (Merge after merge)

October was a surprising month for all for all pre-wave and OG users. Vlare merged with Slivr and Vanillo in a span of 2 weeks which made Vlare a bigger project. Slivr became the code for Vlare 2.0 while the Vanillo side was for the video compression.

November, 2019 (COPPA and influx of users)

November was the most biggest month for Vlare. It bring a lot of people to join Vlare after YouTube was sued by the FCC for not applying with the coppa laws. A lot of members joined Vlare which is mainly animators and 10 year olds (although the 10 year olds were banned so that’s good). Vlare also hit 10,000 members which is a massive number which probably 10% of them are still using the site to this day. Vlare also changed it’s logo to the one we all know which was created by Blake. It was originally all coloured blue but the community gave feedback to change the Vlare font to black like the old logo. I remember when I hit 100 followers on Vlare on this month so that’s cool. Although this was a good thing, there was drama in the community after members were not happy with some of the members who joined the site. The term Content Dumping was thrown around and yes I still stand by my opinions about what i said then. So other then that that month was a blast.

December, 2019 (More growth)

In December, Vlare hit 20,000 members and Mel left the first time but came back at the end of the month.

January, 2020 (the disastrous but fun live-stream)

January became a month of teasing Vlare 2.0, Mel done a steam playing Minecraft, Man Standing (a game I donated to Mel) and a survival game which I can’t remember the name of. He also created the meme game of 5 Nights at Jans and started a meme where you have to click on the advertisements on VidLii. They also introduced a Vlare Patreon which I have been a member since day one. I also became a partner on Vlare on this month so that’s good.

February, 2020 (nothing really happened)

February didn’t really had anything happening other then the odd maintenance.

March, 2020 (Tunna, Frost Drama, Discord privated and Mel leaving the alt video community)

March was a really bad month for Vlare. There was drama left, right and centre. It started off when Mel said something which was his opinion on frost which ended up making a massive war on the Vlare discord which ended up with Mel leaving the alternative video scene altogether. People also found out that Vlare 2.0 was cancelled which stirred up the drama more and Tuuni came along. Tuuni is a social media site which was founded out that they brought a html script and pretty much lied about every feature of Tuuni. Other then that, Vlare wasn’t in a good state.

April, 2020 (cloud flare shooting its foot)

April became an average month on Vlare. There was a few new members joining plus you can now get verified on Vlare which is only exclusive to popular creators or moderators.

May, 2020 (The future is with the community)
I can’t wait for what’s coming this month. I know there will be more content good or bad but there might me new stuff added to the site this month. Time will tell.

I rate this year a 8/10, there was a few highs and a few lows. I loved every single moment though.

Thank you for reading this blog. I was about to make a video on it but I am busy finishing my album and building a PC. Love and respect, sks✊
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Iox
Iox
May 25, 2019

Hey Creators and Viewers,

As we've been working hard on making Iox better for the viewer and creators, we believe that we should disclose some of the issues we never properly covered, and the ways we'll try to patch them up and fix them. We've received a lot of good reception towards the project and we thank you for supporting us. But for the people who don't understand what Iox is, this post is (sort of) for you.

What is Iox?

Iox is a channel which lets creators build their audience up from new viewers who follow and watch the Iox channel for new content and creators to discover. We're also a group of people committed to getting the word out about your content and giving you advice on how you could improve on your content. Think of it more so like Machinima, but instead of us trying to screw you over, we're trying to support you and listen to feedback on how we could improve on our network. Comparing ourselves to them may seem bad, but you get the idea.

Is there any incentive to join the network?

There are multiple. For one, you get your content featured on our channel and links to your content will be in the description. Two, if you are a small creator and you need help trying to grow, Iox is perfect for your needs since you can showcase your work to new people who'd be interested in your type of content and what you do. And thirdly, if you are in the Iox Discord, you're able to talk to us at any time regarding your content and what you could do to improve. It also makes it easier for us to DM you and decide on deadlines for your content.

Do you guys have any targets or any demographics?

Currently, we want to try and put out as much content as well as contact different creators about their contributions to the network and what we could do in the long run. By the time we've gotten original series and new content, we'll fully decide on who we should be targeting, as well as our niche, based on both the audience feedback and the content that we put out. We want to try and do diverse things, be a lot more experimental and see what sticks out from our channel alone. We hope you understand this and hopefully follow us wherever we go.

Do you have any content creators currently apart of the project and what would I need to do to join?

As a matter of fact, yes. We've been contacting creators about their ideas for Iox content, and we've been discussing how long it may be for them to produce the content. We don't want to have this "lax" attitude where nothing gets fully done with content and we'd rather have it so content is released whenever it's fully complete. So basically, we'll try to make our deadlines to fit our patience and your patience. Simply DM us with your idea, and then we'll discuss ideas on when you'll be able to produce, edit and upload the content for the channel.

How do I submit my content?

You can tell us beforehand what you want your content to be before you produce it via our DMs or on chat in the Iox Discord. You'll also need to send us the file that contains your video, and you may have to contain the details regarding your content. (descriptions, tags, etc.) We usually only use Discord to send the content, but if you would want to share it via our DMs here, you're free to do so, just know that it may take us more time to see your message. 

We recommend you upload it using a file sharing site, as uploading it here will make it impossible for us to upload your content.

What will happen to Iox, if say, Vlare was shut down?

We would try to move ourselves to a new platform which'll be able to sustain ourselves for the coming months before a newer alternative comes out. And to be fair, Vlare is probably not going to shut down any time soon since there is money going into this and management has been keeping up with demands.

Is there other management, besides Allan running the project?

There is a team who are working alongside myself, or my "second hand" team who make sure to find other content creators who are easily contactable and are willing to join the network. We do want to try and create our own content, but before we can do that we need to make sure that the channel has enough viewers to really demand our own content, so we'll see in the future if it's possible.

Thanks for reading this lengthy blog post that I wanted to write to disclose the certain questions you may have surrounding the project itself. I hope that you understand more properly what we want our network to be and to hopefully see you join us in the foreseeable future.

Allanbuzzy

Founder, Iox

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