As some of you may know, I have had a Dailymotion channel for about seven or eight years now. I would upload my outtakes videos or small promotion clips on that channel. I had over 50 videos added to my account and over 6 million views during this time.
So there I was, minding my own business this week, not bothering anyone. And then I find out that Dailymotion has decided to reverse their policy about allowing nudity on the site. All my videos were removed, and my account has been disabled.
Seven years, 50 videos, 6 million views. Deleted by a push of a button. I should add, without warning or any prior notification once they had been approved.
Now this is not a surprise, as I have had ongoing arguments with Dailymotion moderators in the past. More recently, I have had my content rejected only to be allowed to re-upload after making some adjustments. My last clip of Jackie naked in my house, I needed to pixelate a few seconds where she turns around, and gives a full frontal view. Bear in mind, this is in the context of Dailymotion always permitting nudity. However, some moderators have been given reign to arbitrarily select content they find objection to, and block it. (I can share e-mail correspondences I’ve had, lest anyone get the wrong impression. These moderators are all female, foreigners, some with Islamic sounding names.) Now they are engaged in a full purge.
Make no mistake, this is harmful to Narrow-minded Productions. I watch tracking statistics closely, both on this blog and my clips4sale store. A large number of traffic has always been driven to the store through the videos I posted on Dailymotion. They in turn are able to tack on advertising to the content we producers provide. But that is no more.
I’ll soldier on of course, and find other venues to promote my work. As a concluding response to Dailymotion, I’m reminded of that great quote from the film 300, about facing free men here, not slaves.
In the meantime, there is this to share about the blog in January.
We achieved another new milestone with 21,519 views. I think that accounts for the announcement of the Video of the Year at the beginning of the month, and finishing with the video shoot featuring Danielle.
I have been in contact with Sandra and reached out to Jackie as well. For my next video, I would like to team them up. We will have to see for now, depending on a variety of factors.
Thanks again, to everyone who has shown an interest in and enjoyed these productions.