Please excuse the behaviour of ELoTRiX's community
I’ve noticed that there is a lot of shit going on lately in the forum and I’ve stumbled upon a lot of stuff that has to be addressed.
At first, I’d like to point out that ELoTRiX’s community is by no means a representation of every German with a YouTube account. A lot of Germans avoid German channels at all and I could totally understand that some people could generalise by accident if they read translations of the comments (I’ve read some really mean stuff against Rosanna).
I’ve also read a bunch of questions about “black humour” because somebody has explained ELoTRiX’s behaviour with that. I know that this term exists in English as well but “black” is not a term we use for “black people”. That’s probably the least “political correct” way. Not everybody will get ofended by that but it’s not the word you should choose for talking about people with dark skin in Germany. Black humour is probably better translated with “dark humour” since “black” could indicate something unintentionally and “dark humour” can be stuff like satire or Schadenfreude. If somebody tried to justify ELoTRiX’s behaviour with “black humour”, he’s most likely talking out of his arse. It’s just plain racism.
Most Germans think it’s rude and disrespectful to speak a language not everybody who is around can understand. The rest is pissing around here and is refusing to write in English. Also, German high quality content doesn’t exist on YouTube. The big guys have their own websites. The rest is just the scum we don’t want to have around us either.
Edit: Please KotW ban content provider who don’t provide English content. The internet is an international place and this is an international competition so we should use a language that is well known on an international level.
Everyone here knows that and some of us are even german and call them out on their racism.
They just think everyone who doesn’t agree with them is an american.
Also “black” isn’t a derogatory therm in german.
We use it exactly as americans.
In America/England they have things like “Black Friday” or “black sheep”.
Its the same in Germany.
The problem is the way Elotrix uses the word “black”. He uses it as insults or in his racist jokes.
Very good points. Just one problem:
The “Speak English Only” rule got thrown out when a wave of Latin Americans came through only speaking Spanish when WDF ran, who was also the first one to campaign in a different language entirely.
There is no need to bow down so deep that your head will end up in your own bum. :D
Everything about Elotrix and his little friends is now told and i hope we will have a nice 4chan thread tonite as we had it yesterday or a meme evening together.
I think most of the guys who Post in this Forum shit are 1 or 2 percent of Idiots. This guys are fanboys and i think nobody likes them…
I think ELoTRiX is a Nazi or something like this only because he have some bad jokes.
But asyx you cant ban German or Italian or French guys who go for King of the Web. If you ban them its in my Opinion not fair and more or less recism. Also i dont find any rule in the rulez of KotW.
Ban the Spammer and People who write German only from Forum and it will be a cool competition.
Turtok, DON’T MAKE A 4Chan thread. IF he attacks 4chan, Photocopy it and show them. Shoenice goofed and attacked them when he ran.
@Ghost: ah that was not clear. We only talked shop about 4chan yesterday. Shared our experiences ^^. No one will attack 4chan :D
I’m not talking about banning not being Americans/Brits/whatever. I’m talking about banning them for not making English content. The problem is that I can’t justify my votes anymore if I don’t understand the people. If WDF would have said he will double the money and donate everything and fight African warlords with his bare hand, I’d vote for him. If he would have said “Let’s win the BR to make ourselves a $50k taco for the lulz” (that’s dark humour), I’d know that my votes are in best hands somewhere else.
I think it would just be better for the general voters because it’s pretty clear who you vote against or for. It wouldn’t be that nice for people that do content in a different language, but I’d say the advantages for everybody are just huge. I think it would be a huge advantage if everybody would have to make a introduction video in English so people know what’s going on.
I could agree with you if it is the entry video, where the campaigners introduce themselves but to bann people for making vids in their own language? Seriously that’s ridiculous.
Why would it be? Let’s not discuss again the importance of the international language,please.
Nah, it’s like region specific contests.
Makes sense since kotw is located in USA and, to my knowledge, only speaks english.
These “racist jokes”, are no Problem for the Germans who watch it, because everyone knows it’s just irony, you know, sarcasm.
We use it a lot here…
even the most black people laugh about this, because they know it’s not seriously.
And for the guys who don’t know this:
We are now nazis and racists, this time is 80 years ago, and noone here (exept of maybe 2000 out of 82.000.000 people, wich is not much, and we all hate them) is a nazi or such a racist anymore.
We don’t hate any other country’s and the people who live in there!
Greets from Germany!
Who cares, it’s not like i visit KotW and watch all the introduction videos of all participants and decide who will get my votes. I vote only for the youtuber who has said that i should vote for him. So this “everybody needs an english introduction video or you cant participate in the competion” is crap.
No need to change anything!! If i dont know what the fuck you are saying, then I prolly wont vote for you, simple as that. If you dont speak english and win, congrats to you, you’ve probably beaten the odds. Do i need to start spam-posting the definition of DEMOCRACY?
Now i was logged in again with the wrong account @Maxim >.<
Maxim, the kiddies playing content police / politicians want to see and understand everything. They stalk and troll other candidates the same way US lobbiest and politicians do real candidates. This way they find or manufacture negative things about other candidates and bash them publicly. It’s the US of A way!!! It doesnt matter to me, but I imagine this is their main objective to having english only candidates.
You’re right, but I don’t want a racist winning pretty much any contest.
@Uber True but luckily the admin of this page has the last word and he already did show that on the last thread :
" We can only moderate material that is posted to our site and will not ban a user based on events that happened before a competitor even entered King of the Web. If you guys are not a fan of a particular competitor’s content, use the vote button to show your disapproval.
Posting messages that are in themselves racially motivated, even if done in jest, does not help anyone and will not be tolerated on the site."
Funny how that didn’t stop them from banning Shoenice then. Changing the rules again to suit their next big cashcow. That is the KOTW way