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Fans confused as PewDiePie ‘loses’ YouTube verification on mobile

Published: 21/Sep/2019 11:00 Updated: 21/Sep/2019 11:12

by Calum Patterson


Fans of top YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg have been left confused after the 100 million+ subscribed channel has apparently been caught up in the verification debacle.

On September 19, YouTube rolled out a new verification system, which effectively removed the verified ‘tick’ badge from countless channels, in a move that left the community confused.

After significant backlash, CEO Susan Wojcicki said that they had “missed the mark” with the change, and the removal of verification badges was reverted on September 20.

PewDiePie’s channel did not lose verification, at least on desktop, but fans later noticed that on mobile he had no badge.

YouTube stated in a Tweet that “the checkmark has never appeared on mobile pages” and that it would be added soon, but it was pointed out that some YouTubers, including James Charles, did, in fact, have a verified tick on mobile, when they are searched for.

Another popular YouTuber, Shane Dawson, also has a verified badge when searched for on YouTube mobile.

YouTubeThe difference in search results for the two YouTubers on mobile has left fans confused.

The lack of a verified badge next to PewDiePie’s name on mobile immediately sparked backlash, as users were perhaps unaware that the verified tick is often not displayed on mobile anyway.

James Charles himself spoke out against YouTube’s new verification system (which has now been reverted), branding it “pointless”.

Jacksepticeye, a frequent collaborator of PewDiePie, is another who doesn’t have the verified box pop-up when his name is searched on mobile, despite having over 20 million subscribers.

He also spoke out on the topic, calling the move to unverify creators a “slap in the face.”

With YouTube now restoring verification to all those who lost it, and introducing a more robust system for granting verification, the main complaints about the change have been resolved.

The confusion was caused because of the inconsistency of some users having the verified badge on mobile, while PewDiePie – the most subscribed-to individual creator – and others, were left without.


TimTheTatman rage quits after finding three fishing rods in Fortnite

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:17

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite players know all too well what it’s like to land in a hot spot and struggle to find a weapon, including TimTheTatMan, who hilariously rage quit after he found nothing but fishing rods.

Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has jumped back on the Fortnite bandwagon in Season 5. The latest update has brought a lot of old stars back, and for the most part, the reception has been positive.

In Tim’s case though, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. He wanted to enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Instead, all he got was fishing rods and lots of them.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
TimTheTatman is a talented gamer in his own right, but he’s also hilarious to watch.

TimTheTatman descended onto Salty Towers with his squad, looking for an ideal place to land. Unfortunately, the two vacant rooftops he saw both had fishing rods. “Oh good, a fishing pole, oh good, another fishing pole, okay,”  he said.

He decided to land on a house instead. “If I come in here and there’s a fishing pole, I’m leaving,” he said while breaking into the attic with his pickaxe. “I’m literally not kidding. I’m backing out if there’s a fishing pole in here.”

Fortunately, there wasn’t one in the attic, but there was nothing else either, so he dove a little deeper. He dropped down the staircase, turned left it into the kitchen, and hilariously found another fishing rod staring into his soul.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
Epic Games
It’s not ideal to find a fishing rod as your first weapon in Fortnite.

Without saying a word, TimTheTatman opened up the menu, quit the game, and placed his hands on his head in disbelief. “I’m not doing it,” he said, as he struggled to find the words to sum up his rage.

“The two guns I was going to land on [were] fishing poles,” he added. “I open up a door and go left, fishing pole. I’ll try again. When you guys are done, I’ll be ready to go again. I’m not going to play that game. I’m not going to do it.”

There’s nothing worse than landing in a spot surrounded by enemies and finding nothing useful.

Still, TimTheTatman’s fans were rolling on the floor laughing after seeing him get so riled up about it. Plus, the fact it happened to be a fishing rod made it even funnier.