- Oct 25, 2017
What Channel Awesome is for those uninitiated:Addressing the latest development, Holly Christine, former HR manager of CA, has confirmed the incident on Twitter:
Because this appears to be a reliable source it is fair game for discussion. HOWEVER this is not a license to play internet detective; the previous rules still apply. Please make sure any additional information you post is verified or comes from verified sources. Considering the scope of the scandal, there is bound to be a lot of misinformation going around on social media. It’s understandable that emotions are running high, but please respect the victims and also keep the family of the accused out of this.
This is a highly charged situation but we hope that the discussion can continue calmly within these guidelines.
---Channel Awesome is a web video aggregator website that was originally launched as That Guy With the Glasses, built around its headline producer, Doug Walker, AKA the Nostalgia Critic. Over the past ten or so years, it's hosted videos from content creators like Angry Joe, Lindsay Ellis, Noah "Spoony" Antwiler and many, many others.
Basically, during the early years of Youtube, it was one of the central locations to find nerd-focused video content alongside sites like ScrewAttack. Its relevance has faded in recent years due to the rise of YouTube and the fact that most of its core contributors have split off, been fired, or left for reasons detailed in the above Google Doc.
A group of ex-contributors from the website 'Channel Awesome' (A site most famous for 'Nostalgia Critic') have posted a nearly 70 pages long text document detailing lot of abuse and misconduct the site's management had levered at them throughout the years.
The whole text document is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFkR__B3Mk9EYQglvislMUx9HWvWhOaBP820UBa4dA/preview#heading=h.smmxroimnosh
The Summarized version (6 pages long) is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d7UTXkL5HqywUqNMXwL5nVG4R84Hr1GX7Phagi15mUo/preview#
There is lot to unpack here, and lot of serious allegations about how the site was managed, and how some of the members in the site behaved, including bullying, harassment and grooming. The document deserves its own thread.
Warning: Channel Awesome Forums are currently compromised. It’s best to stay off of it for the time being. Info here
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