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Rubbish "how to" videos on Youtube

This is a real bugbear of mine. If you go to the trouble of filming a "how to" video to share on the interweb, it has to encompass a few basic principles.

1) Explain what it is you're doing - properly. And why.
2) Explain the technique and tools you will be employing.
3) Consider angles, lighting and process as you prepare and undertake the filming.
4) Provide a helpful, informative, encouraging, honest and straightforward commentary.
5) Follow a helpful step by step approach.
6) Highlight potential pitfalls or handy things to know by the wayside.
7) Provide telling "before" and "after" shots if necessary or possible.
8) Provide any other helpful and ancilliary information along the way.

There's probably more, and some of the rules are more important than others, I expect.

I really hate it when people post up videos saying "I had this a knockin saand from my fron end......here's whit ah deed"

Then we get a long explanation of tools used.....
Then we get under the car/house/shed and...

A voice says "well, it took a bit longer than ah ixpictit - but she'd be ready to go now"

Actually, I am going to post some of the worst on here I think.
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This guy is a proper maroon. Usually wrong, always annoying.


He uses this one often as a preface to his car fix videos:

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WD40 into torn balljoint boot.


Got it!






(Righteous rantage.)
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Good rant Sir

You do have to wade through some rubbish to find what you want.
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Not only is that a bad idea combined with a video that's about 20 times longer than it needs to be, his "shady tree mechanic type guy" advice of taking a syringe and filling the joint with proper grease is actually better (if still pretty bad) advice.
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From the sound of his voice his balljoints were still leaking afterwards.
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STOP! STOP SAYING THOSE WORDS!!!
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25 seconds in and I'm keyboard butting.
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But this is the thing - to make her stop saying those words, I simply click on the button to stop the video. I am not forced to listen. She's free to upload videos that I consider utterly stupid and I am free not to watch them.
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But this is the thing - to make her stop saying those words, I simply click on the button to stop the video. I am not forced to listen. She's free to upload videos that I consider utterly stupid and I am free not to watch them.
We can (and I do) say the same about TV programmes, however we can still mock and call them stupid. These folk above are lunatics that for a short while are great to poke fun at and rant about how moronic they are
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We can (and I do) say the same about TV programmes, however we can still mock and call them stupid. These folk above are lunatics that for a short while are great to poke fun at and rant about how special they are
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Good rant.

I've lost count of the number of times I've wondered WTF I just wasted time searching for and watching when the clip has patently avoided giving any of the helpful hints I was looking for.

But there are some good ones.
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This one always makes me laugh.

1) the guys accent and delivery is priceless
2) he's crap as

watch from the start or jump to 1:55 - it's an almost perfect Howard Cosell impersonation.

4:35 onwards is a classic but leap to 5:53 for big laughs.


I have much love for this guy. I don't include him in the rant.

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I disagree with her.

After ranting I relax and thus feel much karma.
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I disagree with her.

After ranting I relax and thus feel much karma.
Yes, but are your chakras in alignment after such rantage, Paul?
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Somewhere there's one explaining in meticulous detail how to clean an Epson inkjet printer, at the end of which the guy admits it now won't switch on.
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Yes, but are your chakras in alignment after such rantage, Paul?
I like a good curry as much as anyone but, not being OCD, I don't line my food up before I start to eat.
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Somewhere there's one explaining in meticulous detail how to clean an Epson inkjet printer, at the end of which the guy admits it now won't switch on.


I watched one on how to replace a Nikon lens plastic bayonet. On the bayonet attachment there is a metal contact with a frail wire on the backside of it. Every time (from experience) you take a bayonet off the wire detaches. This particular video the 'presenter' suggests "You probably don't need it anyway" Nikon must add it for decoration
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Here's a good one that actually does what it says. I have a re-seated chair in the garage to prove it.
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ah, brilliant stuff!

"If it don't come off, kick it!". Wonder if that is a Honda-approved process?
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Thing is, if I'm bored or miserable....I might watch that video. It makes me smile.
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