The need to make a video?

The need to make a video?

This is a discussion on The need to make a video? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I just finished watching a video posted to the forum and as I watched I felt sad. This guy had no business making instructional videos. ...

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    The need to make a video?

    I just finished watching a video posted to the forum and as I watched I felt sad. This guy had no business making instructional videos. Was the advice bad? No, not really, but the video quality and editing was a farce. IMO the video made a guy who is probably fairly competent look like a dope.

    Sadly, 90% of the videos I see are flat out garbage.

    There are some folks on YouTube that do great work (Military Arms and Hickock45 come to mind) but most of these people come away looking like fools.

    So can anyone tell my WHY do people feel the need to post their “expertise” on YouTube?
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.


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    15 minutes of fame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
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    Huh???
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    AgreeedTimmy,most are just "fluff".A video camera in your hands does not make you an expert.My gripe is with the people who post a semi related link,just to boost the post count,its seems lazy at best.If its worth mentioning,do it!
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    When the barriers to entry are so low, any idiot can pretty much put whatever they want on the internet for the world to see. The bad part is that these idiots honestly believe they know something about anything.

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    My thought on this, Timmy, would be ego.

    I deal with it on a daily basis, and it doesn't have to be firearm related.

    People puff themselves up for various reasons because they have a lack of self-esteem and in order to compensate, they do stupid stuff to draw attention to themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    Huh???
    Maybe he was saying the reason some instructional videos are sub-par is that they are filmed and edited by a dog.

    I do want to say that Paul Gomez's and ColionNoir's videos are great IMO.
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    A lot of the posts on here are garbage with bad grammar and are poorly written, just because someone isn't a professional writer shouldn't stop them from posting their thoughts.

    YouTube is merely a visual means to share your thought of the moment, like anything - some are better than others at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    A lot of the posts on here are garbage with bad grammar and are poorly written, just because someone isn't a professional writer shouldn't stop them from posting their thoughts.

    YouTube is merely a visual means to share your thought of the moment, like anything - some are better than others at it.
    That was a very polite way to say what I was going to, but not in such a nice way.
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    I have learned a lot from gun maintenance related videos.
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    thats what you-tube is all about... the "don't knows" teaching the rest if us. I wish I came up with it

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    "dog" is a way to say "because he can" without all the words.

    It goes like this. "Why does a dog lick himself? ". The answer is..."because he can".

    Rather than type it all out, one simply says "dog" and it is understood.
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