The Q faithful have started showing up in the comments, and this one long heartbreaking post is, I think, a good example of synthesis and integration (in addition to many, many, many other things) very long conspiratorial YouTube comment
The thing I want to call attention to is the "only 9% of child abductions are reported."

At some point a Q pundit made some ludicrous claim about how many kids are abducted from white, middle class, American neighbourhoods every year. It get repeated credulously.
Someone, at some point, pushed back and said "wait, that's a lot, way more than are actually reported." They tried to debunk with facts (reporting numbers) and logic (parents would be looking for their kids). Instead that debunking gets folded into the mythology.
"This would mean that 91% of abductions are unreported."
"91% of abductions are unreported!!!!"
"And... no one is looking for these kids?"
"No one is looking for these kids!!!"
"Not even their parents?"
"Their parents are in on it!!!"

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As I've been talking a lot about the hangups in captioning on YouTube lately, it's deeply unfortunate that they've decided to drop this (flawed) feature rather than improving it.
The main reason they're discontinuing is "low use". The issues with the community captions system which contribute to that low use are that it's vulnerable to abuse and it's largely invisible to channel owners.
The alerts system has been broken for ages, now. Either you get a notification with every single subscription (i.e. potentially hundreds of thousands or even millions) or you get none.
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But there's a very good reason for that: they're well aware the odds aren't in their favour.
If you're a megafauna carnivore (i.e. eat things like deer or elk and that don't just pick on things 1/20th your size) your ability to eat is directly tied to your ability to win fights, and injuries of any kind have an outsized impact on your ability to win fights.
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I'm becoming mildly obsessed with trying to describe exactly what's going on with The Witcher 2's interface, the sheer number of different compartments for commands, and then things are just put randomly 2-3 layers deeper in any given compartment.
So you want to drink a potion?

Open the Quick Action Wheel and select meditate.

Now select "Alchemy and Potions"

Now select "Drink Potions"

Drink any potions, being mindful of your maximum Toxicity rating.

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At that YouTube workshop I went to a month back, we actually spent a lot of time talking about subscriber purges, and the room was really split on the subject.
The older channels were concerned about the optics of having 2-3m subs but only getting 50-60k views per video, while the newer channels were more concerned about the optics of slipping below a milestone.
It was actually really informative in that the YouTube folks got into some detail about which dashboard metrics influence discovery and which are purely informational.
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Okay, so, Peloton is an Internet Of Things, Subscription Service Exercise Bike?

Meaning it's both of the money traps of a home gym AND a gym membership rolled into one?
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