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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:28:44 PM EDT
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In the face of the most intense criticism and tyrannical force in history to destroy our collective 2A rights, when perception and stereotypes can make or break a case or outcome, when history is being rewritten because we don't defend and eloquently present our side...

...this is the man we choose to represent the largest group of 2A enthusiasts in the world.


Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:32:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
https://media1.giphy.com/media/zrIbB9bniUReYkWrVe/giphy.gif?cid=5e2148861616cf969eaa1dcf0aaac0920b8d2055e8398­025&rid=giphy.gif&ct=gIt is as if there are 2 separate audiences and no attempt to make the yourube channel integrate with the forum


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What is your fascination with Willem Dafoe?
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:34:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GoatBoy:


Ok so I see a lot of "embarrassment" and hate towards the YouTube news videos. So what's the issue? Let's break it down to basics. What do you like and what do you not like? This isn't about anything other than the news videos you seem to hate. So let's chat!

The comment about the newsletter... it is literally a collection of threads from the site. So what's the issue there? What would you like to see or not see?

I think everyone is touchy about everything these days and you can't please folks. So what you may like, someone else may hate and vice versa. The key to what we do is sharing information. That is the basic core of what this site is. (With a focus on the 2A!) We will continue to center on that and allowing open discussions here.
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This is GD... gd tends to get the hate started and then it snowballs. I was following youtube long before arfcom so maybe that is why I am a subscriber. I must admit I don't watch the videos until a topic comes up I am unaware of or think will be entertaining. I am not so shallow that anyone's skin tone or beard or body type or even voice would deter me from listening to see what is said. It is a fine line getting a youtube video to go viral and becoming really stupid so I think whoever he is, he is doing an ok job. The newsletter is how I find many of the threads I follow so I have zero input there and would not change a thing.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:35:32 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:39:57 PM EDT
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What is your fascination with Willem Dafoe?
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Thats not Dafoe... Or did I miss something?
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:41:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By OG1:
I thought it was Stylez lol. I watch some of them and am subscribed. I wondered why the thread I made sharing one garnered some hate. Now I know.
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Just because folks are in a gun forum does not mean they love the 2A. Many, even with paid memberships, are here to drift and destroy both. Then you just have normal nitpicking types who like to edgelord for notariety.

The Arfcom video guy is low hanging fruit because of his humor style. Humor is subjective. You can automatically set a dividing line through that exploit.

I sub to the Arfcom Youtbube channel. Folks in this thread rip on his style, but those videos look like a cross sect of amalgamated GD threads with use of memes. buzzwords, etc. I mainly watch for 2A news and product updates.

As to if i think he is funny, well, sometimes. If the guy is creating all his own schtick, i cannot criticize...the fucker is funnier than i am.

As to criticizing him for being fat, everybody in this thread should post a pic of their rock hard sixpacks.  Only those should flat bellies should be allowed that valid critique.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:42:24 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:46:31 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:48:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GoatBoy:


Ok so I see a lot of "embarrassment" and hate towards the YouTube news videos. So what's the issue? Let's break it down to basics. What do you like and what do you not like? This isn't about anything other than the news videos you seem to hate. So let's chat!

The comment about the newsletter... it is literally a collection of threads from the site. So what's the issue there? What would you like to see or not see?

I think everyone is touchy about everything these days and you can't please folks. So what you may like, someone else may hate and vice versa. The key to what we do is sharing information. That is the basic core of what this site is. (With a focus on the 2A!) We will continue to center on that and allowing open discussions here.
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For the newsletter, credit where due, I think it averages about 60% links to high value threads and always a couple links to whatever GD thread is hot right now. But to use the most recent "Trump Confirmed Q Association" thread, I wouldn't make that thread a newsletter highlight. Someone disagrees, that's fine. If this thread get's Q-ish it'll get locked so I'll leave it at that.

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For the YouTube videos, I just hate YouTube face and internet clickbait in general. You'll note I was bitching about the thumbnails, not the content, and also accept that the thumbnails are as obnoxious as they are because that's what draws clicks. Don't hate the player, I get it. No comment on the video contents because I try to avoid clicking on youtube face videos. It's my minor rebellion against society. They could be quite valuable information.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:56:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Stylz:

Lol, it was just the most recent post  

As Goatboy mentioned, we're working on launching multiple new channels. They will have different approaches to the content and will appeal to different audiences. We recently launched the Bulletproof Workshop podcast, it has ZERO memes and Jeff looks moar proffesionaler. So I expect all of you will watch that one! We better have a million subs tomorrow!

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Originally Posted By Lug1:

Bro do you even sarcasm tongue and cheek?


And this was the one that drew you out?

Lol, it was just the most recent post  

Originally Posted By GoatBoy:
Andrew does a great job and we are thrilled to have him on board. Why? Because he handles the role above and beyond and works his tail off for the community. He's primarily our news guy and as such his role is to educate himself and others about what's going on in the 2A world. We also understand that the YouTube crowd is different than the web crowd and that differs from the FB/Twitter crowd, etc.

We have other personalities we work with for different content and you will see different channels opening up that are powered by ARFCOM. (Podcast for example!) So if you think you can do a great job on the content side, let us know! We are always looking for content creation that has value to the community.
As Goatboy mentioned, we're working on launching multiple new channels. They will have different approaches to the content and will appeal to different audiences. We recently launched the Bulletproof Workshop podcast, it has ZERO memes and Jeff looks moar proffesionaler. So I expect all of you will watch that one! We better have a million subs tomorrow!

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See you at KOW Sir Stylz
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 3:14:35 PM EDT
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I don't know the gentleman or his history, he calls himself "Andrew" in the videos, but I am just glad to see more people making firearm videos and providing news about the gun industry. While he does have some unnecessary fluff added to the videos he is usually on point and keeps his videos short which I enjoy. As a general rule I don't tend to trust anyone's product reviews on Youtube as most if not all are paid shills.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 3:19:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
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Felt that way about the Facebook group, back when I was on Fb.  Most of the people there were posting pretty stupid shit.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 3:30:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GoatBoy:


Ok so I see a lot of "embarrassment" and hate towards the YouTube news videos. So what's the issue? Let's break it down to basics. What do you like and what do you not like? This isn't about anything other than the news videos you seem to hate. So let's chat!

The comment about the newsletter... it is literally a collection of threads from the site. So what's the issue there? What would you like to see or not see?

I think everyone is touchy about everything these days and you can't please folks. So what you may like, someone else may hate and vice versa. The key to what we do is sharing information. That is the basic core of what this site is. (With a focus on the 2A!) We will continue to center on that and allowing open discussions here.
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The shot show series of videos is insanely embarrassing.  During interviews Andrew is talking over the reps, screwing with products they're not talking about, and making meme tier jokes that fall flat.  I've never seen a series of product interviews that made reps look so obviously uncomfortable than arfcom's shot show 22 vids.  Like others have said, it just reflects the overall cringy nature of the channel.

There are a ton of gun tuber channels that do news, product reviews, shooting, and everything else that we can learn from.  They're informative, sometimes self effacing, and they get a lot of views.  Arfcom could tap in to the legit SME's we have here in the industry, ex military, and media and blow those channels out of the water.  Instead, Arfcom's channel is the worst of GD visualized, and its reflected in its viewership.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 3:33:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GoatBoy:


Ok so I see a lot of "embarrassment" and hate towards the YouTube news videos. So what's the issue? Let's break it down to basics. What do you like and what do you not like? This isn't about anything other than the news videos you seem to hate. So let's chat!

The comment about the newsletter... it is literally a collection of threads from the site. So what's the issue there? What would you like to see or not see?

I think everyone is touchy about everything these days and you can't please folks. So what you may like, someone else may hate and vice versa. The key to what we do is sharing information. That is the basic core of what this site is. (With a focus on the 2A!) We will continue to center on that and allowing open discussions here.
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My two cents without being too much of an ass to the host.

For me, I don't watch the news channel due to how the host is presenting the news, not the content itself. The stupid faces, the cringe jokes, and I hate to say it the spokesman just looks like a slob (nothing to do with weight or Swarthiness).

Other gun news channels such as Mr. Guns and Gear, TFB TV, Colion Noir, etc. will lace their channels with jokes, but AR15.com News tries too hard and the jokes fall flat and repetitive (does it take Glock mags, or no GMO's are not a funny recurring jokes, its annoying). Sometimes certain people just aren't funny on screen doing presentations. They may be hilarious in a conversation or playing off someone, but in front of a camera it doesn't work.

I don't know it might be that the host does too much attempted comedy. The stupid faces, the cringy jokes, supposed to be ironic t-shirts or hats, etc. all rolled into one all at once becomes eye rolling. The Sept. 16th Video was ok right up to where he introduces the sponsor right near the end. That was horrible.

Maybe get him a co-host to play off each other? Maybe someone who is well known and liked on the forum (so no Cops, Lawyers, Car Salesmen, or known antagonizer's).

Everyone has that friend that will tell a stupid joke, and when no one laughs they tell it again and laugh really loud while elbowing you in the ribs. When you tell them that this isn't the place for that type of joke they double down with an even more inappropriate one. That loud annoying friend you are embarrassed of what might come out of their mouth and don't want them to ever meet your boss or girlfriend's parents. That is the AR15.com news channel.

Its great to have someone that works hard. I hired my nephew to cut my yard one summer. We love him to death and he worked his ass off without complaint and would help with anything else needing to be done. But, bless his heart, for being such a Hard Worker he sucked at yardwork.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 3:43:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Seatbelts:


Thats not Dafoe... Or did I miss something?
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Originally Posted By skink:



What is your fascination with Willem Dafoe?


Thats not Dafoe... Or did I miss something?



He superimposes Defoe's face on everything.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 3:46:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AXE0FWAR:


It really is. Not being an ass, but mention arfcom to anyone who knows about it and it’s almost always “that place is retarded”. In my experience anyway.
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Yep, it’s like fat girls and mopeds.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 3:48:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Flysc:

The reason you never see Pro 2A celebrites posting in a place like this. If they do, it is incognito.

Steven Crowder is a perfect example. He used to post here fairly regularly. I even recall seeing Arfcom  sponsorship/ads on his Youtube videos. Not sure what ended that tie, but i recall threads where he would pop in. They steered in a typical pattern of drowning in suckass and detractor comments. Whether you enjoy or hate his type of humor, the man is vehemently pro 2A. Pathetic folks like that cannot be comfortable in biggest pro 2A forum on the planet.
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Stephen Crowder is a Canadian communist hack comedian turned "conservative Youtube grifter".  During the 2016 election on Dana Loesch's radio show, he trash talked Trump and wished for Hillary Clinton to win.  He said the United States needed a crash and reset.  He couldn't even vote after all not being a citizen.  

Fast-forward a bit during his numerous video shill posts on here he was called out for those comments with the radio audio clip linked .  He doubled down anti-Trump in a few posts and apparently left.  




Link Posted: 9/22/2022 4:04:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By KnightStick:
We want the AR15.com Tech Forum equivalent on YouTube.

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Very good assessment.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 4:08:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JAD762:


The shot show series of videos is insanely embarrassing.  During interviews Andrew is talking over the reps, screwing with products they're not talking about, and making meme tier jokes that fall flat.  I've never seen a series of product interviews that made reps look so obviously uncomfortable than arfcom's shot show 22 vids.  Like others have said, it just reflects the overall cringy nature of the channel.

There are a ton of gun tuber channels that do news, product reviews, shooting, and everything else that we can learn from.  They're informative, sometimes self effacing, and they get a lot of views.  Arfcom could tap in to the legit SME's we have here in the industry, ex military, and media and blow those channels out of the water.  Instead, Arfcom's channel is the worst of GD visualized, and its reflected in its viewership.
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Originally Posted By JAD762:
Originally Posted By GoatBoy:


Ok so I see a lot of "embarrassment" and hate towards the YouTube news videos. So what's the issue? Let's break it down to basics. What do you like and what do you not like? This isn't about anything other than the news videos you seem to hate. So let's chat!

The comment about the newsletter... it is literally a collection of threads from the site. So what's the issue there? What would you like to see or not see?

I think everyone is touchy about everything these days and you can't please folks. So what you may like, someone else may hate and vice versa. The key to what we do is sharing information. That is the basic core of what this site is. (With a focus on the 2A!) We will continue to center on that and allowing open discussions here.


The shot show series of videos is insanely embarrassing.  During interviews Andrew is talking over the reps, screwing with products they're not talking about, and making meme tier jokes that fall flat.  I've never seen a series of product interviews that made reps look so obviously uncomfortable than arfcom's shot show 22 vids.  Like others have said, it just reflects the overall cringy nature of the channel.

There are a ton of gun tuber channels that do news, product reviews, shooting, and everything else that we can learn from.  They're informative, sometimes self effacing, and they get a lot of views.  Arfcom could tap in to the legit SME's we have here in the industry, ex military, and media and blow those channels out of the water.  Instead, Arfcom's channel is the worst of GD visualized, and its reflected in its viewership.

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Originally Posted By Shlouf:


Idk about involved, but I remember the last thread we had about this shitty content back during shot show.

Everyone was complaining that his SS videos were terrible and Subnet defended it with something about only a miniscule number of clicks on the videos came from arfcom
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Originally Posted By kentucky_smith:
Wasn't Subnet involved in this?

Is this the same person running the Arfcom IG page, cause it's nothing but old crappy memes?


Idk about involved, but I remember the last thread we had about this shitty content back during shot show.

Everyone was complaining that his SS videos were terrible and Subnet defended it with something about only a miniscule number of clicks on the videos came from arfcom


Don't remember Subs comments before but just wondering if anyone cared to ask why there is so little cross traffic. Many here on arf don't bother with the YT channel as evidenced by this thread and if I saw just the YT videos, I wouldn't bother coming here. Just not a great ambassador to draw people to the site, jmho.

Sorry, but the guy just has no charisma and his attempts at trying to be an internet celeb just come across as pathetic.
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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 4:34:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GoatBoy:


Something we will work on.



It's not always about who we have here, it's who can do the job and wants to do it. We have other folks involved in content including Jeff Gonzales (ex Navy Seal) who does our Podcast and some misc other stuff. Do you listen to, or watch, the podcast? You point out one thing, but what about the rest?

As I posted before. We are always looking for more folks for content. You provide the passion and face and we help build the rest around you. The issue we have is it's easy to say things and harder to do them. We can be the folks to help bring you to the market, but you have to offer something of value right?
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Honestly, I appreciate you hearing out the pushback.

I didn't know that we had a podcast.  My commute is like 3 minutes from my garage to my office so I've never really gotten into podcasts.

And as for content, during the covid era I kept my business afloat by pumping out daily content.  I learned more about it than I ever wanted to and the biggest lesson I learned from it was that I really don't like being a content creator.  I didn't even film my last run & gun and my personal youtube page has become a ghost town, though I still do a modest amount of online work professionally.

Link Posted: 9/22/2022 4:43:08 PM EDT
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dude has a radio face.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 4:45:36 PM EDT
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Im surprised Arfcom has not advertised on reddit; seems like that would be a good platform to reach pro 2A members.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 4:49:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Stylz:
Half of the comments in this thread are about YouTuber face... How much do you see in the last few months on the channel? One video, which was an old image of Andrew that our graphics guy threw in? Folks in here are acting like it's the only thing we do.

On that subject, I asked Andrew to try that to see if it would increase click-throughs on our impressions. While it did work, we don't use it often. It's part of the learning process that is the ever-evolving algorithm.


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My key takeaway here is that not even you watch every video.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 4:56:40 PM EDT
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Take this as constructive criticism because that's all it is: You need a defined POV. A real 3-set "show" - doesn't have to be elaborate or a true studio environment but a green screen with a defined visual style, a style for interviews (in person and remote), and a range style for those special moments when you can go loud.

And don't be afraid to put a few people together. They don't have to be beautiful Fox News-worthy people, just good and knowledgeable presenters.

I work in the creative community like some others here; happy to have ideas bounced off me if you'd like to brainstorm.

This is about making us the best we can be and putting our best foot forward.
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This is the one subject that has came up over the past few years that Arf is in almost in complete agreement about. Every time the channel is brought up in a thread here 99.8% of the comments absolutely hate it.

Arf never agrees about anything this unanimously.
Take that for what it's worth.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 5:33:28 PM EDT
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Agreed.

As a video director/producer, those were cringeworthy. Not good.
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Originally Posted By GoatBoy:


Ok so I see a lot of "embarrassment" and hate towards the YouTube news videos. So what's the issue? Let's break it down to basics. What do you like and what do you not like? This isn't about anything other than the news videos you seem to hate. So let's chat!

The comment about the newsletter... it is literally a collection of threads from the site. So what's the issue there? What would you like to see or not see?

I think everyone is touchy about everything these days and you can't please folks. So what you may like, someone else may hate and vice versa. The key to what we do is sharing information. That is the basic core of what this site is. (With a focus on the 2A!) We will continue to center on that and allowing open discussions here.


The shot show series of videos is insanely embarrassing.  During interviews Andrew is talking over the reps, screwing with products they're not talking about, and making meme tier jokes that fall flat.  I've never seen a series of product interviews that made reps look so obviously uncomfortable than arfcom's shot show 22 vids.  Like others have said, it just reflects the overall cringy nature of the channel.

There are a ton of gun tuber channels that do news, product reviews, shooting, and everything else that we can learn from.  They're informative, sometimes self effacing, and they get a lot of views.  Arfcom could tap in to the legit SME's we have here in the industry, ex military, and media and blow those channels out of the water.  Instead, Arfcom's channel is the worst of GD visualized, and its reflected in its viewership.


Agreed.

As a video director/producer, those were cringeworthy. Not good.

Professional opinions don't matter.  The personal/business decisions have been made and are not going to change.
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Originally Posted By GoatBoy:


Appreciate the comments and insights. The thing is, there is a segment who likes Andrew and how he presents things. He also works hard to organize the content and stay on top of things. So even as a service and presenter, he is a good mix for a lot of folks. I definitely understand connecting with the personality and some people just do not. I think the YouTube channel is an add-on to the site and the content here that folks already like to read. Creating another angle on firearm news and breaking stories will come via a live stream involving multiple folks. Maybe that might be more to many folk's liking. The key there is more engagement from the community in real time to discuss current events and even site chaos. I plan to be more involved in the community streams and be on the podcast as much as you all want to see me.

My point I am trying to make is that we are building a variety of content with different folks. Hopefully something will appeal to you from these efforts. You don't have to like everyone, but find the one(s) that are providing value and entertainment for you.
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My two cents without being too much of an ass to the host.

Its great to have someone that works hard. I hired my nephew to cut my yard one summer. We love him to death and he worked his ass off without complaint and would help with anything else needing to be done. But, bless his heart, for being such a Hard Worker he sucked at yardwork.


Appreciate the comments and insights. The thing is, there is a segment who likes Andrew and how he presents things. He also works hard to organize the content and stay on top of things. So even as a service and presenter, he is a good mix for a lot of folks. I definitely understand connecting with the personality and some people just do not. I think the YouTube channel is an add-on to the site and the content here that folks already like to read. Creating another angle on firearm news and breaking stories will come via a live stream involving multiple folks. Maybe that might be more to many folk's liking. The key there is more engagement from the community in real time to discuss current events and even site chaos. I plan to be more involved in the community streams and be on the podcast as much as you all want to see me.

My point I am trying to make is that we are building a variety of content with different folks. Hopefully something will appeal to you from these efforts. You don't have to like everyone, but find the one(s) that are providing value and entertainment for you.

Variety of content with a variety of different people is probably a good idea.  I have nothing against the guy but it just didn’t work and someone at ARF said, “this is our guy and we are sticking with him come hell or high-water.”  You can absolutely do that but you must realize that it has potential consequences. Jim Carrey playing Julius Caesar might not work but he doesn’t come back and say, “I’m going to portray Abraham Lincoln now because I’m a serious actor and you peasants just don’t recognize it.”

Lack of enthusiasm and/or indifference is a killer online. A manager can’t go to a meeting and say, “there haven’t been a lot of complaints so we believe this is working out quite well.“

We don’t need to strive to be the best, we just need to be out there and have a presence. The guy we picked is fine.  RIGHT, team?



Sometimes change is necessary and sometimes those closest to the issue have the hardest time seeing that an issue even exists.  

Good luck and we’re pulling for you!
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Originally Posted By JustDaniel:


This. I got the impression that GD likened itself to a bunch of smelly looking, overweight, neck beards but you’re mad because the “YouTube” face of arfcom is exactly that. I love this place, it cracks me up
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The face of the largest gun forum in the world should look respectable and be intelligent.

Originally Posted By SubSonic1836:
Yeah that guy is fat and gross and has an unkempt appearance.

Originally Posted By Redarts:
Those vids are 100% pure distilled essence of cringe


Those ARFcom videos are exactly like GD… and it’s glorious…



GD-cringelord >> Fudds


This. I got the impression that GD likened itself to a bunch of smelly looking, overweight, neck beards but you’re mad because the “YouTube” face of arfcom is exactly that. I love this place, it cracks me up


I always thought that was self effacing humor.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 5:48:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By burkeva:
He is an absolutely terrible choice to be "the face of this site".
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Concur.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 5:51:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Moon-Watcher:

Professional opinions don't matter.  The personal/business decisions have been made and are not going to change.
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Yeah that has been made obvious for some time now. (Some) people here aren't used to the language used to tell them this so they think their offered opinions are going to change things.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 5:54:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Stylz:
Half of the comments in this thread are about YouTuber face... How much do you see in the last few months on the channel? One video, which was an old image of Andrew that our graphics guy threw in? Folks in here are acting like it's the only thing we do.

On that subject, I asked Andrew to try that to see if it would increase click-throughs on our impressions. While it did work, we don't use it often. It's part of the learning process that is the ever-evolving algorithm.


https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/77030/Youtber_face-2535419.jpg

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IMO, the thumbnails are too busy. A lot of the viewers will see them from their phone, and the letters have to be fewer and larger to get noticed. It's easy to sit there on a huge screen and create the and not realize that most people are using phones, and most views are generated, by and large, through YT recommendations, which will show up pretty small, and even smaller on a phone.

Also, if they are not being monetized first, before publishing, they will almost assuredly not do well. Also the analytics should show when the channel audience is most active. Publishing outside those times can also result in lackluster virility.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 5:56:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ManiacRat461:
His videos are terrible. I have no idea how he was able to con his way into making videos for this site.
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The videos are funny and entertaining
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 5:58:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By lowcountry:
Vids suck ass. Whomever chose that fool as a face man was an idiot.
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Aimless?
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 5:58:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Tigger1952:
Agree.  Same here.  And he is obnoxious and fat.
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So is most of GD
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 6:02:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Quiganomics:
Show us on the doll where Norcal touched you.
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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 6:04:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Millennial:




Those ARFcom videos are exactly like GD… and it’s glorious…



GD-cringelord >> Fudds
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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 6:06:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By fighter443:
Can't believe this hasn't been locked yet.
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In before the lock
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 6:06:02 PM EDT
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Arfcom has a youtube channel?  Who knew?

I picked one that looked interesting and watched.  Was informative and well organized.  I will watch some more.  Certainly didn't seem reflective of the bitching and moaning in GD, but it's GD.  I trust the sentiments here about as much as one star Amazon reviews.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 6:08:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By burkeva:
He is an absolutely terrible choice to be “the face of this site”.
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Maybe.  Maybe not though.

He looks like he is probably diabetic.  There’s lots of diabetics on the site.

That could be Pete Brownell’s reasoning for keeping him on.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 6:09:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By QCMGR:



Tell me where I am wrong?  I never said fire him.  Just look more professional and give us better content.  I think everyone is in agreement.  No racist…he just looks dirty…unkempt.

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He looks like george zimmerman with a hipster beard
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 6:12:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GoatBoy:
Andrew does a great job and we are thrilled to have him on board. Why? Because he handles the role above and beyond and works his tail off for the community. He's primarily our news guy and as such his role is to educate himself and others about what's going on in the 2A world. We also understand that the YouTube crowd is different than the web crowd and that differs from the FB/Twitter crowd, etc.

We have other personalities we work with for different content and you will see different channels opening up that are powered by ARFCOM. (Podcast for example!) So if you think you can do a great job on the content side, let us know! We are always looking for content creation that has value to the community.
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I enjoy his videos as well as Garandthumb, and others. GD just hates everything 🤷🏻‍♂️
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