A video (see the mpeg4 file or the youtube video embedded) by Styxhexenhammer666 (aka Styx) reports that the video website known as VidMe is shutting down. He makes some good points about echo chambers. Here is my two cents: The eagerness for VidMe to succeed seemed to be the domain of its userbase. The VidMe website itself did not seem to value that strength. It's heavy handed "one strike" policy was over the top in comparison to youtube's "two week ban" approach. Letting a user know in advance so they get a chance to undo whatever it is that has offended the website creators is much more fair. Alas, perhaps for VidMe, the ego would rather destroy itself than turn to face its own shadows. In the youtube comments sections of Styx's videos, some people who used youtube and VidMe reported that people would get "instabanned" for posting a link. They spoke of #censorship too. It was as if automatically they were deemed a spammer and therefore instantly banned.
Not only is this not "fair" (in terms of giving a person a chance to hear them out) but also it seems absurd that hyperlinks on the internet (and sure, we are not talking adult boobs or anything) are what make content and are also citations. It seemed to be hypocritical seeing as the actual videos from VidMe where often hyperlinks for direct ripping from youtube. So far Movim seems to embrace the fact that a link can be embedded as the basis for a post made. Of course, even with the two week timeout banning by youtube, youtube would likely be seen as more fair if youtube were to actually tell an account owner if they have been shadowbanned in comments. Another poor thing VidMe did which came across as hypocritical was the way it would allow a person to rip youtube videos on its own website but then would not allow the ability to rip videos from its own website to another person's website. It gave off the impression of it being a one way street. It raised questions about the way that, in doing so, vidme did not seem to acknowledge youtube had made deals with the Performing Rights Society for copyright music uploaded. Sure there are sometimes nuances, however, you either respect the function of ripping, or you don't. That applies to those who feel copyright laws are working and to those who feel copyright laws are not working.
Not only this but VidMe had a habit of engineering fame for those who got the front page a lot. Some channels, displeased with what they felt was unfair treatment closed their channels, such as the GoMGTOW channel and that channel had helped give shoutouts to other VidMe channels. Even metacafe allowed their upload button again recently and metajolt is a website that allows direct mpeg4 file links. The vlogger StyxHexenHammer666 (or often aka "Styx" for short) reports that VidMe is shutting down its servers. Styx then shows another site is available, known as 'Pew.Tube' and it has been allowing direct mpeg4 links to the videos on its pages. So the source video webpage for Styx's video is here but, the actual mpeg4 file can also be linked. He does also have a BitChute webpage. The way VidMe allowed embedding of videos was limited for some other websites including the way in which Movim handles HTML. Do remember that Movim has some pretty good features for HTML albeit oldschool (a bit like HTML4) but in a good way. A Direct mpeg4 link can help. Those also work on that vidlii website. Mind you TopBuzz is a website that does not seem to have it.