With the release of The Gmod Idiot Box Episode 7, I've decided that I've had enough of the channel comments. I'd left it up for some time thinking it would be fun for the fans to kind of communicate a bit, get more involved in my channel than just watch videos and take off elsewhere afterward, maybe even give a little open constructive criticism, but the longer I'd left it up, the worse things got.
The channel comments became a horrible spam factory with no end in sight, and not the fun kind of spam where people crack jokes, fool around and have fun, no the frustrating kind where people threaten to un-subscribe because I haven't posted a video in less than two weeks or just plain holding down the number key of the next GIB episode and hitting the post button. Not only that, but there's been other crap too, like weird rumors being posted as well like, "WHY DID YOU STOP MAKING EPISODES?!" and people asking me questions even though there's a private message system for that. Some critique the front page video that I'm promoting as though I was the one that made it too and best of all, yes you guessed it, THEY ASK ABOUT THE FUCKING MUSIC which I've been pointing a link to a dozen times over in every single Gmod video I've ever made. Worse yet, people think I'm here to compete with other machinima makers like DJY1991 and Kitty0706. That's flat out ridiculous. I mean, can't we just enjoy them all and not try to figure out who's better? I CAN, I'm friends with both of them. DJY1991 and ICTON inspired me to even START making Gmod movies and Kitty0706 inspired me to take the effort to lip sync characters more often. In turn, I like to think they learned a couple things from me too.
Another reason for this is, I'm going to be taking a bit of a break from the videos for a while after I make the 50,000 subscriber milestone video. It won't be a SUPER LONG while, but maybe a month or two and I don't feel like enduring the inevitable spam of the number 8, threats of un-subscribing if I don't hurry up and make more videos or people being douchebags to me because they can't seem to pass the time on their own. I will be checking back every now and again to read and respond to the private messages, but other than that, a break's a break.