Why is #VerifyAvalanche trending? 100 Thieves creator fails simple task - Dexerto
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Why is #VerifyAvalanche trending? 100 Thieves creator fails simple task

Published: 4/Dec/2019 19:55 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 18:55

by Albert Petrosyan

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All four members of the 100 Thieves content team The Mob were given a chance to earn verification on Twitter, and only Avalanche was unable to after failing to complete the required simple task.

While they’re usually the ones cracking jokes and playfully humiliating others on Twitter and Twitch, The Mob sometimes find themselves on the receiving end of roasts.

One of the lasting memes surrounding Avalanche, Classify, Froste, and Mako was that all four weren’t verified on Twitter, despite having massive presences on the platform and being members of 100 Thieves.

That all changed on December 3 when 100T CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag offered them all a chance at verification, and all they had to do to earn it was not tweet at all for 24 hours.

With the verified checkmark on the line, the four embarked on a day-long spell of the social media blackout, and they all made it out successfully except for one – Avalanche.

Why The Mob’s Avalanche didn’t get verified on Twitter

Just hours before the required time was to elapse, a tweet went out from Avalanche’s page, one of his usual “I’ll find her… she’s gotta be out there… somewhere” posts that he puts out daily.

As it turns out, he schedules those to come out at a specific time every night, and he had forgotten to delete this one before it posted.

As a result, Avalanche had to watch the other three members of his content team celebrate their newly-achieved verification status on Twitter while he remained unverified.

An Avalanche of inevitable roasts

It only took a brief moment before everyone realized that Ava had failed to complete the simple task, and even a shorter time until the avalanche of roasts began.

The roasts came from the usual crowd of people who never miss an opportunity to take shots at any of the members of The Mob, especially now that there was only one left unverified.

Even he couldn’t resist taking a shot at himself, probably accepting the fact that he had no one to blame for this but himself.

Update – December 4 (7:45 PM ET)

After failing to take advantage of the opportunity, Avalanche was given a second chance by Nadeshot, who promised to get him verified if the hashtag if he could get #VerifyAvalanche trending on Twitter.

Sure enough, with seemingly the entire gaming community in support, the hashtag started spreading throughout the platform like wildfire, and got tweeted enough to be ranked on the trending lists.

Twitter#VerifyAvalanche climbed all the way up to the number one trending hashtag worldwide for some users.

Exactly what position it got up to depends on the user. Those who follow a lot of gaming-related pages and personalities will have seen it all the way up at the top spot worldwide, while neutral third-party trackers show it topping off at third in the US list.

Either way, the hashtag certainly popped off, so now the only question that remains is when will Avalanche see that light blue checkmark on his Twitter profile.

Update – December 4 (9:00 PM ET)

As promised, Avalanche did end up getting his verification status on Twitter after all, joining his Mob-mates Mako, Froste, and Classify.

It may have taken a #1 worldwide trending hashtag and over 30,000 total tweets, but mission accomplished!

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Dream responds to #dreamwaswrong trending on Twitter

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:53

by Theo Salaun

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YouTuber and Minecraft content creator Dream has finally responded to the #dreamwaswrong trend on Twitter, using his DreamWasTaken account to assert he disavows the behavior displayed by some of his fans.

Dream and his cohorts, including known creators like Tommyinnit and GeorgeNotFound, are incredibly popular on YouTube and beyond thanks to an infinitum of Dream Team videos and the Dream SMP server.

While that level of fame means possibility for mainstream collaboration with the likes of superstar TikTok influencer Addison Rae, it also comes with downsides. Notably, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter as fans blamed Dream for encouraging his stans, some of whom are prone to producing inappropriate fan art involving minors.

As critics explain, Dream’s love for his fans supposedly equates to egging on the ways they express their fandom — thereby supporting the production of “CP.” In response, he explained: “I’ve said this before but don’t ship creators that are uncomfortable with it, and especially not minors. It’s disgusting to draw NSFW stuff about minors or anyone that hasn’t explicitly said it’s fine.”

After addressing the drama directly, by reaffirming that “NSFW stuff about minors” is distasteful, Dream continued on to explain why it’s unfair to misgeneralize his role in the production of such content.

In a follow-up tweet aimed at defending his support for his fans, the Minecraft YouTuber said, “With 16 million subscribers that’s 1 out of every 480 people IN THE WORLD that are subscribed. There’s bound to be thousands of terrible people, but there’s also bound to be millions of great ones. If you’re looking for hate or disgusting stuff, you’ll find it. Stop looking.”

As he shows, boasting 16 million subscribers on YouTube means that “out of every 480 people in the world,” at least one is a fan of Dream’s content. That is an enormous quantity of supporters, and it should not be surprising that there are “thousands of terrible people” within the millions of fans.

This sentiment appears to be echoed by his fans — as many have resurfaced earlier videos showing that the content creator has never specifically encouraged the creation of relationship fanfiction or “CP.”

It remains unclear how satisfied people are with Dream’s response, but the overall sentiment appears to be positive. While it feels unreasonable to expect a creator to be wholly responsible for the actions of their audience, this incident does provide a cautionary tale.

Considering this “disgusting” group of Dream’s stans, the prevailing community critique remains: If you are an influencer, you have some obligation to directly and quickly curtail negative behavior by those you influence.