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Brand New Vlare Drama! Doomsday Speculation! All Over a Discord Server?
Kugee
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So, yesterday, something happened to Vlare, I don't know what the cause was. Their Discord server basically has a paywall now, and their reason for this is that the server has made a bad influence on the community. As a result, people are flipping out, and some have even decided to leave Vlare as a result.


Now, why are so many people hinging on a Discord server, which is technically outside of the website, to be involved in Vlare's community? Discord is literally synonymous with drama, why else would it be called that? Whatever happened over there which I didn't pay attention to, it's a given that running a public Discord server will ruin everything. It happened with me, it happened with Druaga1, and it's going to happen with many more communities. Incentivizing memes and having tirades over things people on the outside don't even understand are just begging for trouble, and I'm glad Vlare's server is paywalled now. In theory, it should allow more resources to be devoted to growing the site itself.

The collective outrage over said paywall and the bailouts following it have me worried about the future of the website. It could either turn into another VidLii zombie or shut down completely, and if that happens... well, let's just say that there will be no videos coming from me AT ALL. I will not return to posting on YouTube, as that site has already hurt me enough. In the meantime, I will try to make whatever I can come up with for Vlare, and grapple onto the hope that this site will survive the debacle with all I've got. The future of content creation depends on it. Do you want a future where creators are actually treated with dignity, or do you want to fall back down to the hell that is YouTube, where you will continue to be betrayed in so many new ways beyond anything you could imagine?

Please don't blow this chance, for there might not be another if Vlare collapses.

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PajamaFrix
PajamaFrix·
"It could either turn into another VidLii zombie or shut down completely, and if that happens... well, let's just say that there will be no videos coming from me AT ALL. I will not return to posting on YouTube, as that site has already hurt me enough."

Why not just upload them elsewhere?
Tonko301
Tonko301·
@Kugee that was a joke. Vlare won't die even if most of the community would left just like on Vidlii. You won't believe that Vidlii still exists.
Kugee
Kugee ·
@Tonko301 Honestly, I doubt it'll fall apart that easily. As you said, they're all overreacting over a Discord paywall. The staff (however much there is of it right now) seems to be doing a good job with cracking down on a faction I refuse to publicly name, and the only people who really seem so upset about the Discord paywall are those who were closely involved in the "central" Vlare community.

Much like what YouTube always had, Vlare may very well develop more communities on the same site for other subjects as it did for animators. Trying to establish a strong tech community over here is tough, but with persistence, it could help Vlare grow faster in the following months.
Tonko301
Tonko301·
if vlare dies i will just go back to mojevideo.sk
chaoticcheetah
chaoticcheetah·
in response to roxas im pretty sure that melony left the team??? that's the last vid i remember from them. unless im mixin up names and stuff my memory aint very good
RoxasXIIIkeys
RoxasXIIIkeys·
I mean, from what I've seen before the paywall that had blocked me out, Melony was legit being an absolute ass towards a content creator named EclipseGlitch, mocking him for making No Commentary Gameplay videos, even going as far as to screenshot his comment section and post it in the Discord server for everyone to see while EclipseGlitch was there in the server too, and from the messages Melony was leaving were very immature and uncalled for and shouldn't be anyway a platform dev should treat a content creator. After a lot of backlash, Mel had deleted their Vlare account, so I think Mel is also to blame for why things are starting to go horribly on Vlare.