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Pop-Up Submissions, Sunday 3rd October

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On today's Pop-Ups Submissions…
  • Farfetched: travels with 10 poems in 9 languages - Nonfiction by Daphne Loads;
  • The Art of Dying - Science Fiction by Kyle McKeon;
  • Peaceful Violence - Crime fiction thriller and a coming-of-age story by Richard Pucci;
  • The Erkeley Shadows - Psychological (with elements of supernatural) by Michael W. Thomas;
  • Fell - Dark Fantasy by Galadriel Mitchelmore.

Featuring Special Guests Jamie Mollart and Robert M Derry!

As a Litopian, you're invited to join everyone in the Genius Room (formerly known as the Chat Room!) every Sunday at 4:45pm UK / 11:45am EST for a great time!

PLEASE USE THE LIVE VOTE DURING THE SHOW!​

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Yes, many congrats on winning the show, @Galadriel! Well deserved!

So, as predicted during the show, this one has indeed been instantly demonitized, see pic, i.e. the YouTube algo has judged us and found us wanting. Probably an F-bomb or two in submissions did the trick.

YouTube/Google are unbelievably sensitive at the moment, I feel certain they’ve lowered the algo’s detection threshold.

No matter. We can’t ask authors to modify their submissions just because a few lines of code trigger a flag.

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Yes, many congrats on winning the show, @Galadriel! Well deserved!

So, as predicted during the show, this one has indeed been instantly demonitized, see pic, i.e. the YouTube algo has judged us and found us wanting. Probably an F-bomb or two in submissions did the trick.

YouTube/Google are unbelievably sensitive at the moment, I feel certain they’ve lowered the algo’s detection threshold.

No matter. We can’t ask authors to modify their submissions just because a few lines of code trigger a flag.

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Thank you Pete, more nerve-wracking than the Huddles! Yes, not surprised about being demonitized as it’s happened before. Apart from asking writers to desist (I used ‘pissed’), I’m not sure what can be done.
BTW high praise indeed from Jamie Mollart with the Alan Garner ref!
Have a good week :)
 

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Would the algol detect an f or other bomb if it was visible on the screen, writing itself not censored, but not audio-delivered, that word visible but read aloud by the narrator? Sunday tea time. We could explain in advance on air, the times we needed to do that. All that time and work you put into the show, Peter, it does seem a pity it should be demonetized if it could be worked round.
 

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I bet they do some form of OCR on the screen, too, @Katie-Ellen. It would be too easy to get round it otherwise.

It’s a highly political issue at the moment… Google (owner of YouTube) really wants to avoid regulatory controversy. It’s not really about our odd little F-bomb at Sunday tea time, it’s more about not crossing swords with those in power. They are trying to be whiter than white.

It impacts us in terms of revenue and discoverability. But I’ve thought for awhile now that we can’t depend on YouTube for either, as many YT creators have found to their cost.

It would be a deal more serious / pernicious if we passed this down the line, i.e. told our writers not to use F-bombs etc etc. It then becomes a freedom of speech issue, with so many more ramifications… but we’re not going to do that.
 
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