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The ACE Family reveal why they’re finished having kids

Published: 12/Aug/2020 20:26

by Virginia Glaze

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The ACE Family has finally decided to stop growing their ranks after the birth of their son, Steel McBroom, in late June — but some fans aren’t too sure how to feel about this sudden decision.

The ACE Family is one of YouTube’s most popular family channels, boasting over 19 million subscribers due to their humorous videos that follow their daily lives.

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The family is comprised of five members: Father Austin McBroom, mother Catherine Paiz, daughters Elle and Alaïa, and newborn son Steel McBroom.

After welcoming their newest member in June, the ACE Family has decided to put any further additions on indefinite hold, as told in a video uploaded on August 11 that has divided some viewers.

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In their video, Paiz revealed that she decided to receive an IUD, rather than McBroom undergoing a vasectomy, as Paiz’s healthcare physician claimed the ACE family patriarch was “too young” for the procedure.

Although Catherine claimed she “really doesn’t think” she’ll want to have any more children in the next five to ten years, she isn’t completely ruling out any future plans, stating that “life is full of mysteries” and “surprises.”

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“So, pretty much, ACE Family, this is the end of our having babies journey,” McBroom explained. “We have a full, big, complete family now, and we couldn’t be any happier.”

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However, some fans are divided as to the couple’s decision, with commenters expressing dismay over the toll having three children may have taken on Paiz’s body in four years – as well as her taking responsibility for the birth control.

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“I can’t even count how many times Catherine says SHE is done bearing and birthing children, yet everyone around her is throwing around the ‘what ifs,’” one user wrote. “Let this woman have say of her own body and mental health.”

“It’s not fair that Catherine had to take one for the team yet again,” another chimed in. “She just gave birth, and now this.”

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Commenters were largely divided as to the specifics of the ACE Family’s decision to stop having kids – most notably, who was in charge of the birth control.

“I feel like Austin loves his kids, it’s just he is always counting on Catherine for everything,” another viewer expressed. “I believe it going to take a horrible mental toll on her if he doesn’t step in.”

Despite fan concerns, the couple appears to be happy and welcoming of their big change as they focus on raising the three little ones they have already brought into the world.

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Twitch staff accused of tricking streamer into promoting brands

Published: 7/Oct/2020 21:28 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 21:34

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch streamers are speaking out against the broadcasting platform for attempting to promote brands within individual chats. Content creators are slamming the practice, especially since they have no control of removing the adverts from their channel.

One longtime YouTuber and Twitch streamer who goes by ‘The Black Hokage’ noticed a staffer had dropped a message in his Chat. The purpose of the text, sent by ‘newcryka,’ was to have the streamer acknowledge the listed brand with 400 Bits attached to the post.

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He immediately took issue with the move: “Yo, are you promoting something?… You got a Twitch staff symbol next to your name, are you promoting sh*t in my Chat?”

After posting the interaction on Twitter, more streamers slammed the apparent unsolicited advertisement from the streaming platform.

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“Creators beware! Twitch staff is now going around donating spare change in an attempt to trick you into shouting out brands without proper compensation. Don’t fall for it,” The Black Hokage said.

Twitch partner and viral streamer ‘negaoryx’ responded: “Which is great, because we can’t moderate anything said by Twitch staff in chat, so we can’t even purge it… great…”

There is a function that lets people ‘/Clear’ their channels messaging log, which lets “broadcasters and chat moderators to completely wipe the previous chat history.” This feature doesn’t apply to messages from Twitch staff accounts.

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However the means, content creators and the wider Twitch community got an indication that the streaming platform could experience more intrusive marketing campaigns.

Some believe that The Black Hokage’s clip could have been a Twitch advertisement staff member testing out a new form of social engagement tactics meant for branding – and the thought isn’t unfounded.

In early August, an outside company released how its latest marketing scheme made use of Twitch’s donation alerts to get a branded sound bite played on a streamer’s channel. Their video showed multiple instances of a Twitch account surprising streamers by donating $5 to get a brand’s name and current offerings played on their page.

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The idea was immediately chastised for its way of engaging in promotion and sponsorship for a company without consulting or locking a paid deal with the individual streamer. However, despite inevitable backlash, advertisers are still trying out new methods of outreach.

The Amazon-owned streaming site has been incorporating more ways to engage audiences with branding promotions and advertisements.

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Amazon solutions for ads have directly integrated Twitch channels and streamers in the past.

“Twitch video and display media, as well as new Twitch audiences, are now available for inclusion in Amazon Advertising campaigns, and Amazon audiences are available for inclusion in Twitch campaigns,” Amazon wrote. “We’re delighted to share that we are combining Twitch’s hard-to-reach and highly engaged audiences with Amazon Advertising’s integrated full-funnel advertising offering.

Days after Amazon announced it had added Twitch to its Amazon Advertising portfolio, the streaming site announced it was testing out mid-roll ads for channels. This too was vehemently criticized by everyone from Twitch streamers to viewers, and the idea was later abandoned.

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Twitch has been experimenting with new ad campaigns that have drawn ire from viewers and streamers.

A feature that hasn’t gone back to the drawing board has been the picture-in-picture mode for ads that minimizes and mutes the main stream while playing a fullscreened promotion. This too was received with angst from viewers.

Twitch’s latest attempt at finding a more engaging way to introduce ads to its reported 17.5 million daily users has, again, created ire from its partnered content creators.

As Amazon and Twitch continue to create advertising solutions for its highly-valuable and impressionable audiences, the platform’s streamers will be on the lookout for more marketing tactics that look to benefit off of their communities.