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Markiplier slams YouTube over “huge problem” affecting his fans

Published: 9/Nov/2019 17:09 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 17:27

by Connor Bennett

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YouTube star Mark ‘Markiplier’ Fischbach has hit out at the video platform after claiming that a number of fans were banned for participating in his stream’s chat.

One of the biggest parts, for a lot of viewers of livestreams, is participating and interacting in one way or another. Be it helpful tips about completing a level in a game or joining in with some chat ‘spam’, the majority of viewers will play their part.

However, the latter seems to have become a problem on YouTube, with Markiplier claiming that after a recent livestream, a number of his long-time supporters have completely lost their Google account by trying to participate in the chat.

Markipiler fans have been banned for trying to talk in his chat.

The popular content creator, who has over 25.5 million subscribers on the platform, revealed the problem in his ‘YouTube has a huge problem…’ upload from November 8.

During the video, Markiplier explained that during a stream on November 6, he was asking his viewers to spam either a red emote or green emote to help him on his way in a game when, a few moments later, a select number of viewers were struck down for doing so. 

The YouTuber noted that neither he or his moderators didn’t realize that it was becoming an issue until around an hour and a half later, which he claimed was “way too long” to be a problem and that he didn’t know how many people had been affected.

Obviously, fans didn’t stand idly by and appealed their suspensions, which have to go through YouTube’s review process – however, not many revealed an unban. 

When some took to Twitter to quiz the support account there, they were informed that nothing could be done. ”I tell you, nothing pisses me off more than that – not a thing,” said Markipiler on the tweets. “If they are lying saying that appeals are very carefully reviewed then they are just absolutely out of their mind lying.”

The YouTuber even stated that he had only recently sung the platform’s praises and that making a video criticizing them may land him in hot water, but he also couldn’t stand by any further.

As Markiplier noted himself, a lot of YouTube’s processes are automated because they don’t have the manpower to deal with everything, so it very much remains to be seen if they are able to, and do, make a change.

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xQc unamused as hilarious Google search trolls him with Ninja’s picture

Published: 6/Dec/2020 0:52 Updated: 6/Dec/2020 0:57

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel got an unpleasant surprise when he decided to do some research on who the most-subscribed streamer on Twitch is, only to be trolled by Google with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ photo.

xQc is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers on Twitch and, by our measure, he’s easily one of the most successful on the platform this year, raking in close to $2 million overall.

Subscribers obviously make up a big part of that total amount, so you’re bound to find Felix on top of any ‘most-subscribed’ list for Twitch. Because it’s the end of the year and lists for the top streamers of 2020 are coming out, his chat urged him to search for exactly that.

“Most subbed streamer? Who cares, subs are temporary, sub count can go up and down, it can go away,” xQc said in response. “It doesn’t define what you do or who you are. People who attach their personality, and their ego, and their confidence to some random digit number that goes up and down — because they need some random pixels to feel better.”

 

Success doesn’t come without its struggles as they say, and the former Overwatch League pro found that out first hand when he finally gave in and did the search for his chat.

Sure enough, his name popped right up at the top of the Google search results, but instead of a picture of himself, it was accompanied by a photo of Ninja, which is very ironic since that’s who Felix has been compared to over the years by his merciless audience.

After initially looking proud when his name popped up, he quickly was at a loss for words for how badly he had been trolled by the search engine.

With his chat predictably cracking up, xQc simply closed the window and went back to his Minecraft run, continuing his original train of thought after a bit of awkward silence.

“In my opinion, if most of the basis of your self-confidence is from things that are outer, not from within, then you have no medium, you’ll never know what’s happening,” he reflected, trying to forget about the unfortunate search results. “You’ll always be guided by what others think, and then what?”

Not surprisingly, Ninja didn’t crack our list of the top-earning Twitch streamers for 2020, considering he only recently returned to the platform after Microsoft shut Mixer down in June.

Blevins still made out just fine though, reportedly making between $30-50 million from his streaming deal with the site, and the newfound freedom to broadcast wherever he pleases, which led him to re-sign with Twitch.

Despite the hilarious comparisons that many have made of the two, xQc still has a ways to go if he plans on making the kind of money Ninja rakes in from streaming. Still, he is undoubtedly one of the most subbed-to streamers on Twitch, so you’d think Google would at least get his picture right.

Maybe next year Felix!