JCC [idea mill] YouTube should institute a "Ten Cent" policy.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Aytee-Aytee, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2008
    star 5
    Here's what I'm thinking....If a person uploads a video, for every "Like" they receive, YouTube will pay them ten cents every year while the video is online.
    Example: FreddieW's [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eFDra1XimA]Milk Man: World's Worst Superhero[/link]
    63,649 Likes - 2,621 Dislikes = 61,028
    61,028 x $0.10 = FreddieW collects a $6,120.80 check from YouTube each year as long as the video is online.

    Conversely, for every "Dislike" a video receives, they must pay YouTube ten cents every year to keep that crap on.
    Example: [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0]Rebecca Black's "Friday"[/link]
    130,369 Likes - 541,842 Dislikes = -411,473
    -411,473 x $0.10 = Rebecca Black must pay $41,147.30 per year to keep her video on YouTube.

    Naturally, these payment rates will fluctuate with the number of Likes and Dislikes a video receives. [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh0RCGE8TSA&feature=fvst]"Meh" videos[/link] that even out will naturally be free.
  2. Chancellor_Ewok Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2004
    star 7
    [link=http://www.youtube.com/partners]Youtube Partners[/link]
  3. Ramza Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2008
    star 7
    I was hoping this would be a proposal to fine people $.10 per comment they post on YouTube.

    You know, as discouragement.
  4. Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Mar 14, 2004
    star 6
    Now THAT's a good idea.

  5. JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager

    Member Since:
    Nov 21, 2002
    star 8
    That was my first thought too. :p
  6. EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2004
    star 8
    Why would they do this? Traffic is traffic, and all of those dislikes are views. Why would they charge someone for bringing in views?
  7. Ostrich_Stapler Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 9, 2004
    star 5
    Exactly. YouTube could make a fortune off advertisements that play before much-viewed and much-hated videos.

    Personally I like having crappy videos on there because oftentimes they're a laugh. The comment rule makes much more sense to me, although admittedly I enjoy reading those too. :p It's amazing to watch a video about a dance step devolve into a discussion of Hitler.
  8. Darth Guy Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 16, 2002
    star 10
    Well, I think the OP's proposal is stupid but I think the terms for "Partners" should be a little stricter because the whole "reply girl" thing is really annoying. I click on them BECAUSE CLEAVAGE.
  9. SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 8
    Do "Reply Girl" and other youtubers like her really get paid for the stupidly pointless videos people only look at because they're wearing revealing clothes?
  10. R2-DK Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2011
    star 2
    Don't punish Rebecca Black. It's not like she made and uploaded the video herself. It was some company.