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Pokemon YouTubers angry after odd glitch flags videos as “made for kids”

Published: 21/May/2020 21:26 Updated: 22/May/2020 0:10

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon content creator Lee ‘Leonhart’ Steinfeld revealed a glitch on YouTube that is apparently impacting channels who make uploads based on the Nintendo RPG. The bug is flagging videos as “made for kids” when they’re not.

Leonhart is one of the top Pokemon YouTubers on the platform. The personality attracts viewers by hunting down the rarest items in the Trading Card Game -–such as when he pulled a 1st Edition Charizard worth up to $55k on May 16.

However during his May 20 upload, the Nintendo fan opened up to his audience about a potential glitch that is impacting videos based on the RPG. Addressing his subscribers, he explains how it’s affecting many channels.

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The popular YouTuber opens up the rarest Pokemon card packs for his viewers.

Pokemon YouTube channelss being flagged

In his latest upload, the popular YouTuber revealed he began to notice a drastic decline in views starting around April. He also explained that viewers were not able to hit the “bell notification” on his channel as the feature was grayed out.

“They weren’t even able to ring it. And when they tried to a little thing popped up that said “This content is disabled on videos that are made for kids,” he said, and followed up by saying that after other Pokemon channels began to be impacted, he contacted YouTube support – who confirmed the glitch.

“They said ‘The engineers are aware of this issue, and are currently working on it'” That is what the engineers are confirming is an issue, and this has been the problem since April. So, there you have it guys, the big problem that has been causing the downward trend of thousands of channels,” he said.

(Topic starts at 06:34.)

The Pokemon fan summed up the issue, and exclaimed, “The big bug that YouTube did confirm, is an issue where your videos, even though it looks good on analytics, are not getting promoted, are getting marked for kids. It’s literally stopped suggesting your old videos and not promoting your new videos.”

He then stated that he continued to blame himself for months, and would “one-up” his prior videos by opening the rarest packs in his collection. “The [bug] is ruining channels. It really made me depressed. What am I doing wrong?  You blame yourself.”

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The Pokemon collector pulled one of the rarest cards during a video in May.

According to the YouTuber, the bug is hitting channels even outside of Pokemon – although it seems to be related to content that the platform’s algorithm perceives is content for children.

While no doubt the series was initially aimed at kids, the Nintendo RPG continues to be one of the best selling properties among adults. The TCG in particular has become a hardcore hobby for enthusiasts.


AriaSaki explains how Disguised Toast helped her out of a “dark place”

Published: 26/Nov/2020 16:12

by Alice Hearing


Twitch streamer AriaSaki has revealed DisguisedToast helped her when she was “In a very dark place,” in a heartbreaking tweet on his birthday.

Aria is a Twitch streamer and cosplayer known for playing League of Legends. Aria is close friends with Jeremy “DisguisedToast” Wang, a hugely popular Canadian streamer, YouTuber, and Internet personality of OfflineTV.

Aria shocked fans on November 25, tweeting: “A month ago I was in a very dark place and planned to end it all. Toast reached out to me, talked to me till 6 AM to make sure I was ok.

“[Toast] invited me to OTV for healing and ultimately saved ‘AriaSaki’. You have him to thank for me being here today. HBD Toast.”

Fans left an outpouring of support in response to Aria’s tweet. One person said they were astounded by DisguisedToast’s kindness, writing “stop I’m gonna cry this is so cute toast is such a good guy & I’m glad you’re okay aria!”

The tweet itself has gone viral, amassing more than 170,000 likes and attracting the attention of several other influencers all expressing their concern and expressing their thanks to DisguisedToast.

Fellow streamer Renniesaurus responded, writing “Aria, I’m so glad that Toast was able to help you… I’m happy to have been able to meet you and call me your friend.”

Thankfully, it seems that Aria is now happier, and Disguised Toast has a new level of respect from his fans.