Creating moar shitty Ning vlogging sites
When legions of fragile vloggers first sought refuge in The Promised Land during The Great Exodus over a year and a half ago, the emotionally frail masses desired a sanctuary from haters, from trolls, from the daily reminders of how socially inept, unwanted, and un-photogenic most of them really are. A few people found it. Most did not. Since that day the silently desperate and perpetually disgruntled have pined for an utopic vlogger Shangri-La. Enter Vloggerheads.com.
After 2 years on the tubes, Renetto had become disillusioned with his YouTube experience; he'd fallen out of favor with the YouTube staff, most people had become tired of his consistent thumbnail cheating, his sensationalist tactics, and his penchant for controversial and shallow content. The YouTube "community" had become saavy to the fact taht renetto (aka Paul Robinett} would do nearly anything to get views. And after a brief attempt at creating drama once more by whining incessantly over being DMCA'd and engaging in a failed (and very anti-climactic) flame wars with Greg Solomon again, Paul made a statement (in true drama queen fashion) that he was going to leave YouTube forever - this despite being part of YouTube's partner program. Of course, he never actually did leave (and never will) but this lead him to steal a previously failed idea from other YouTube vloggers first initiated at the turn of 2006-7: an exclusive "vlogger" website (initially titled "RenettoTube"). The site was launched at the end of July, 2008.
The Site Itself
Vloggerheads.com is a website that offers solace to aspiring e-celebrities, the emotionally delicate, the naive, the lonely, and anyone else whom feels under-appreciated in their failed ventures into vlogdom. The site is essentially a shoddy mirror of an archaic version of YouTube (on the Ning platform) with the mission statement of offering a "hate-free" environment for vloggers which supposedly incorporates an active "anti-trolling" system to discourage
trolling any behavior not sanctioned by the powers that be. Vloggerheads is also the bi-polar opposite to another pathetic Ning site known as DramaTube.net. Both sites troll each other on a daily basis and their combined butt fuckery has managed to reach a new pinnacle in epic failure. The site originally operated on a virtual blocking system based on the honor system, ie. if you were asked by someone not to post comments on their videos/contact them, you would be banned if you continue to. This was all but abandoned shortly thereafter as well as the ambiguous nomination system originally in place where, if member invited is banned from the site (for whatever reason), the person who nominated them loses their ability to nominate/invite in the future. Renetto, who touted an "Identity Verification" program to validate memberships as a gimmick for the site to discourage trolling, abandoned this idea not long after as well. The Vloggerheads Gestapo ( , , , , , ) have essentially made compromise after compromise to the point that there is almost no moderation at all now, not that it matters since the site's activity has slowed to a crawl.
The term unwarranted self importance truly fails to adequately encompass the exact intentions and mindset of the creator(s), since, for all intents and purposes, the site is simply a failed attempt to create online oligarchy for the faint of heart. Proven abuse of power was shown to be shockingly common since the site's inception. Free speech is more a privilege there than a right and should you annoy the adminstrators, who've made surgical efforts to feign the notion they rule with a "fair" hand, you may find your ass curbside. The blatant irony of the existence of Vloggerheads is that the site itself, which is supposedly a drama-free zone, was the brainchild of the biggest drama whore in the history of YouTube itself. The stench of faggotry and pretentiousness resulting from the Vloggerheads drama polluted YouTube for a good portion of the summer of 2008.
The site was and is still home to many scorned vloggers and past YouTube and Live Video lolcows, individuals whom desperately desire a place to drone on about the boring aspects of their days without the risk of having their fragile egos levelled by meanies leaving a nasty text comment. The userbase largely consists of lamers, old men, and the garden variety online outcast (as well as real life pedophiles). The site is, in a lot of ways, just a more ill-conceived version of the kewl kids club of yesteryear. In October, 2008, renetto gave up on his plans to keep Vloggerheads a closed community and opened it's doors for public viewing, probably due to Paul's desperation to maintain site-traffic and his not-too-subtle marketing plans for the site.
The site is a symbol of the misplaced nostalgia the fragile have for the 'good ol' days' on YouTube; a hope that it would provide the solace they felt Live Video promised them. Many were anxious to join the site with the hopes that it would some how wind the clocks back to 2006 for them, releasing them from their ever-present fear of trolls, or somehow wipe away their embarrassing e-trails of self-ownage. The site is a manifestation of a deep desire the frail and easily vexed share for an exclusive online clubhouse or an idyllic vlogger paradise. One that never existed in the first place. Eventually the platform hopes include group think software and scented candles shaped in the form of dildos.
Vloggerheads is a both a confirmation and timely reminder that it is still serious business on the tubes.
- Thou shalt not talk about Vloggerheads.
- Thou SHALT NOT talk about Vloggerheads.
- Thou shalt not anger the king or thou will suffer the consequences.
- Thou shalt not troll.
Some of the Chosen People
- - Uh, yeah.
- - Talking about "identity verification" program that never happened.
- trolls in his happy kingdom. - Lamenting over
- lolsuits against Vloggerheads detractors. * - Renetto's victim complex kicks in. - Suggests possible
- we are the world" collab video by VH members. - A very lulzy "
- Victor privated yet another drama video. - Surprise, surprise
- - Trevor Rieger.
- mind games, lack of communication, and efforts of many members to silence dissent, as well as the inclination some members have for speaking for everyone. - Zenarcher addressing problems concerning the surreptitious
—ZenArcher, telling VH what everyone knows already.
- Renetto and Tom made Zenarcher a moderator in the hopes of shutting him up. It worked well for about a month until it completely blew up in their faces. Apparently some other VH user was "harassing" Zen, to the point where even a harassment report was filed with the other admins. When the alleged "harasser" failed to get banhammered by the staff, Zen resigned as a moderator and deleted all his videos. - In a "damage control" move,
Skuee gets booted for being underrage b&.- The DramaTube's take - Casey Nunez goes batshit after not being invited.Removed. renetto, the creator and the site.on (privated) He's a faggot anyways.
- Talks about Vloggerheads
- dox to the "Identity Verification" system that Vloggerheads will implement. He states that he is not willing to trust these 6 people with his info when there is no one "policing" those people themselves. In 4 May 2008 Mr. MBD went on a paranoid rant about Tyciol. - Says he is not willing to give up his
Privated. 's review of VH: Part 1, Part 2
After 2 years on the tubes, Argent009, a man who's had his problems with trolls, made a very astute commentary on Vloggerheads. Argent used to consider the internets very serious business, but seems to have drastically changed his philosophy on the internet and trolls over time. He warns Vloggerheads users that they are only inviting trollage with their faggotry.
—Argent009, shortly before Hell froze over
Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor...Your Registered Pedophiles...
The vlogging Mecca was rocked with scandal in October of 2008 when it was discovered that within these hallowed halls was none other than registered sex offender Joshua Adam Harrison. Apparently Joshua had made it through the Vheads ultra-intensive security measures without a hitch. When questioned about their judgement in this matter, one founding member responded:
When asked about the possible dangers to children, Tom also had this to say:
The Future of Vloggerheads
There isn't one.
Under every scenario the inevitable collapse of the website is an obvious denouement. More shoddy than Live Video and twice as restrictive, it was doomed from its conception. There are many reasons why the site isn't likely to last, but whether the site is able to weather those initial hurdles or not (it wasn't), it has received enough bad publicity to seriously affect it's growth and appeal - growth that was already stunted by the enormous obstacles the creator(s) faced simply getting the site off the ground. In October 2008, Vloggerheads opened it's doors for public viewing as a last-ditch effort to some how drive more traffic there, only no one gave a shit anymore.
Originally Renetto pimped Vloggerheads on the premise that members would have to provide their credit card number and/or a wealth of personal information to remain on the site. This faggotry was completely abandoned due to widespread opposition and the obvious impracticality of the idea in the first place. This was never more than gimmick that was promoted to get the butthurt to come to the site from YouTube. Of course, this wasn't before Renetto had actually gotten dox on several people who, for some reason, over-anxiously offered up their personal info to him before they were actually required to in accordance with any proposed site "policies". This was only the beginning of the fail.
—, former admin at Vloggerheads.
An unfortunate by-product of the Vloggerheads debacle was that every lazy and unoriginal moron eventually began creating their own shitty Ning vloggers sites (ie. Dramatube, Moarvideo, etc.), in-turn believing they would create the next vlogger hot-spot, each managing to be even more lame than Vlogggerheads itself, and each worse than the next. And now every asshole and their mother has some shitty Ning site to post their dogshit no one will ever see.
The thing was also that Vloggerhead's traffic had slowed to a crawl well before all this despite Renetto's best efforts to pimp the site on YouTube - which he did by actually stealing other users' videos and posting them on his channel without their permission (monetizing them in the process) - and taking every chance he could to spam his thinly veiled advertisements on YouTube or pretend VH was "under attack" by trolls. The truth is that the goals of the site and the founding members were far too utopian to begin with and it has become more and more apparent that Renetto's ultimate goal was to market the site for some manner of sell-off or profit sometime in the future.
The TLDR Version:
Renetto is one of YouTube's most notable trolls himself. His Vloggerheads venture basically equates to a mass manipulation of a bunch of thin-skinned low-lifes to jump on board his sinking ship while never giving a shit about them to begin with, all in a secret plan to turn a profit down the line. Now, those same retards are feigning false indignation and whining endlessly about being "used" and "lied to", and actually believed one of the most notorious and shameless megalomaniacs on YouTube cared about them in the first place. But chalk this one up as yet another failure on his part, and on every level, since the site is currently a fucking ghost town.
—From NewTeeVee a lame ass blog about "viral" video
—Themaskedanalyst, hitting the nail on the motherfucking head
—Every member of Vloggerheads, after being painted into a corner.
Psycho bitch Cheryl Shuman on VH
- Vloggerheads is registered on Ning.com. It is not so much its own site as a private group on an existing website, one that specializes in hosting private porn groups.
- The site has partially functioned as an exploit for Renetto to collect info on perceived E-enemies.
There's a profile on Dramatube labeled 'Renetto' people think it's an impersonator, but it is in fact Renetto himself.
- Vloggerheads.com - Pool's Fucking
Closed OPEN No one cares.
- Wired blog review of Vloggerheads
- Newteevee.com article on Vloggerheads
- The Three Rs ripping into Vloggerheads
- The Internet Is Serious Business
- Unrealistic Expectations
- Unwarranted Self Importance
- Victim Complex
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