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  • RB211
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    Originally posted by wierdscience View Post
    Steven Cox did a video and pretty much lays out why so many got mad and unsubscribed-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66T-8a7KQNY
    His video turned into a sales pitch to subscribe and donate to his channel. He made some good points until it de-evolved into a sales pitch.

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  • wierdscience
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    Steven Cox did a video and pretty much lays out why so many got mad and unsubscribed-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66T-8a7KQNY

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  • Sparky_NY
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    Looked this morning and SV has now taken down ALL the hoax related videos, none left. It has hurt him a lot in subscribers and donations. His attitude towards it sure changed when the income drastically fell.

    Fortunately, MANY have reposted the various youtube videos on their own respective youtube channels, so although Doug attempted to erase the past, it lives on.

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  • wierdscience
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    Originally posted by true temper View Post
    Has anyone else from here been to see or help on the boat?
    I haven't been or helped in person, but did give him some help via-email. I don't chime in on stuff unless I see something I know to be destined to failure. One time he understood my concern and did take my advice fixing the issue (Rudder quadrant) another time he blew it off (welding malleable iron fittings into a steel tank header).

    Another piece of advice that myself and others have gave Doug over the years was to watch the weight. Seeker is heavy, too heavy, and he's still adding stuff.

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  • RB211
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    Originally posted by true temper View Post
    Has anyone else from here been to see or help on the boat?
    The way y'all describe him reminds me of a kid I went to school with, an insufferable emo troll with a god complex.
    I will not be watching his YouTube, unless it is a video of his boat sinking.

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  • true temper
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    Has anyone else from here been to see or help on the boat?

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  • Willy
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    Originally posted by true temper View Post
    My friend and wife and I were actually there in February last year to help on the boat. First thing before you get to see the boat is sign a liability form to protect him, which should be done anyway.
    our experience didn’t go well, he wanted help designing the hydraulics system, my friend and I have approx at least 75 years combined experience working on and repair of hydraulics systems. We kinda know what works and what wont. The way he has it designed if it works at all it will never be right.
    in the end he told us we dident know what we were talking about. All I can say at this point is we will see how it works out.
    in the end we had a good time, Doug took us to some nice places to eat and all ways pickup the tab. Wife and I stayed in his little apartment while there, very comfortable.

    in the end it was an okay trip, I really wanted to be a part fo it. But after being belittled on camera for trying to change his plan, I problally wont be going back.
    I remember seeing that segment of the series, I was kind of shocked too.
    Ironic how someone seeks outside help due to a lack of their own personal knowledge on the subject and then bawls like a stuck calf at a stabbing match because he doesn't like the answers and suggestions he's getting from those he brought down in hopes of gaining some knowledge and insight.
    I saw the same kind of response to some of his other outside talent.

    Actually that was the last episode I watched.

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  • Tim9lives
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    Just noticed the “what are you talking about” tim ?

    ok... the first one that comes to mind is when he spends 10 minutes on a video telling everyone that grinding wheels don’t ever explode. He’s telling the audience that all these warnings about standing to the side of a pedestal grinder are pure garbage. Since he’s never seen one explode and doesn’t know anyone who first hand experienced a grinding wheel explode.... that it’s all fake warnings.
    Second thing... he allowed his grandson who couldn’t have been 8 years old....play around 20’ up in the air on a steel deck of a boat without railings.
    Maybe I’m just cautious because I’ve met experienced roofers who fell off a roof and landed on their butt.... and they were now in a wheelchair for the rest of their lives.
    Doug also yacked about how angle grinders don’t need safety gaurds. Look....I have no problem with what anyone does in their shop. If they want to have a huge beard.... loose long sleeve shirts....and machine something on their lathe with their eyes closed....so be it.
    But DON’t make a video telling 15 y/o kids that lathes don’t hurt you so all those rules don’t matter. Don’t tell them leave the chuck key in the chuck...because even if you start the chuck....nothing happens anyway other than a key on the ground.

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  • true temper
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    My friend and wife and I were actually there in February last year to help on the boat. First thing before you get to see the boat is sign a liability form to protect him, which should be done anyway.
    our experience didn’t go well, he wanted help designing the hydraulics system, my friend and I have approx at least 75 years combined experience working on and repair of hydraulics systems. We kinda know what works and what wont. The way he has it designed if it works at all it will never be right.
    in the end he told us we dident know what we were talking about. All I can say at this point is we will see how it works out.
    in the end we had a good time, Doug took us to some nice places to eat and all ways pickup the tab. Wife and I stayed in his little apartment while there, very comfortable.

    in the end it was an okay trip, I really wanted to be a part fo it. But after being belittled on camera for trying to change his plan, I problally wont be going back.

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  • Doozer
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    Not the day they made the hoax video.
    Movies have explosions all the time.

    -D

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  • Mcgyver
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    Nobody was working. It was a movie set with prop explosions.

    -D
    How's that? I thought his video series was of himself and a bunch of people building something boat like

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  • BCRider
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    Nobody was working. It was a movie set with prop explosions.

    -D
    So you're saying that actors and film personnel are not actually working when filming shows?

    Humor is always going to be subjective. But SOME types of humor, such as the folks that walk down the street and randomly punch someone full in the face then run away or those that fake explosions and serious injury, cross a lot of social boundaries. These sort of pranks alienize far more than they draw in.

    They are obviously realizing that they crossed the line. And consider too for each that has withdrawn their Patreon support and that has unsubscribed I bet there's a few others that won't go to the extent of unsubscribing but will be put off enough to not watch the videos any longer.

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  • Doozer
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    Nobody was working. It was a movie set with prop explosions.

    -D

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  • Mcgyver
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post

    When it is your jobsite, you can do what you want.

    -D
    obviously, thats what he's doing. However being able to doesn't mean it will end well for him or is an intelligent approach. He's got other people working there, paid or volunteer, unclear whether that matters much if something goes wrong. I'm all for self responsibility and a lot of what we have today probably seems like trying to overcome stupidity, but the liability is real in today's world and and the only way to mitigate that is to show you did all things you could do make the site safe. Contrary to how we might with the world worked, you have to take responsibility for peoples safety on your job.

    The bit of of grey is employee/volunteer, but they are still doing work for him. Do you think "Its my property I can do what I want" is going go over well at the Coroners inquiry?
    Last edited by Mcgyver; 01-24-2020, 03:50 PM.

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  • Doozer
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    Originally posted by 754 View Post
    Horseplay has no place on a jobsite.. I don't put up with it, no need to get hurt at work..
    When it is your jobsite, you can do what you want.

    -D

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