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YouTube announces the YouTube Heroes program

YouTube announces their YouTube Heroes program

YouTube announces their YouTube Heroes program

YouTube announces the YouTube Heroes program

 

Today YouTube has announced their new YouTube Heroes program, allowing the YouTube community to flag and moderate abusive content and add captions and subtitles to videos. This new program is designed to help moderate YouTube's almost infinite amount of content and allows active/beneficial members of the YouTube community to help improve YouTube as a whole. 

This new program will work on a point based system, giving "Heroes" more power after contributing to YouTube with accurate reports on violations to community guidelines, contributing to subtitles for videos and helping other YouTube Forum members. Basically the more you use your powers for good, the more power you gain within YouTube.  

 

  YouTube Heroes is a global community of volunteer contributors who help create the best possible YouTube experience for everyone

Heroes flag inappropriate contentadd captions and subtitles to videos, and share their knowledge with other users on the YouTube Help forum, unlocking exclusive rewards along the way. The YouTube Heroes program is offered everywhere YouTube is available.

 

 

Long story short, this new "Heroes" program is YouTube's way of handing moderation over to the community, which opens up the ability for some community members to abuse this power to flag videos inappropriately and potentially hit the income of their least favourite YouTubers by hitting their newest videos. 

In theory, YouTube can take away powers from those who misuse it, though the YouTube Heroes community may turn out to be harder to moderate than YouTube itself. 

Below are the powers that will be available to YouTube Heroes, with more powers coming to users who use their existing powers correctly. 

 

 

  YouTube announces their YouTube Heroes program

 

Right now it remains to be seen if this new program will result in positive or negative changes in YouTube, though like every recent change to the platform several high profile YouTubers have already declared this as the "end of YouTube", as usual. 

 

You can join the discussion on the new YouTube Heroes program on the OC3D Forums

 

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22-09-2016, 07:25:30

SeekaX
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This is going to crash in flames, without a doubt.Quote

22-09-2016, 07:29:51

WYP
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This is going to crash in flames, without a doubt.
Yeah, I don't see this working.

While it will take considerable work to get to the flagging stage, it is still prone to abuse.Quote

22-09-2016, 07:56:47

BigDaddyKong
Another Boogie video in 3.2.1..........Quote

22-09-2016, 08:11:37

King of Old Old School
Hmmm is Youtube catering for the SJW's, I'm sorry but screw the SJW's this is getting out of hand, Were doomed as a world. Having these idiots in charge of things.Quote

22-09-2016, 08:31:06

Fetchez La Vache
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Hmmm is Youtube catering for the SJW's, I'm sorry but screw the SJW's this is getting out of hand, Were doomed as a world. Having these idiots in charge of things.
Did you really just use "SJW" in a non-ironic way? Good lord.....
Gotta love how everything is some sort of "SWJ" conspiracy nowadays and not in fact a corporation absolving themselves of moderation. Grow up.Quote
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