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    Scia got a reaction from WikiForce in What happened to LTT?   
    Hi,
     
    I have been following LTT for the past 3-4 years. I was very amused as well as informed by the kinda 'crappy' videos in the back room of NCIX of this odd looking guy taking a look at stuff I was interested in buying / wanted more information about.
     
    But I feel since LTT became a company, rather than a simple YouTube channel, things have changed for the worse.
     
    Let's start with the videos.
    While production quality has certainly increased, ~1/3 of the videos is advertisment, videos are split into parts, most likely in order to get that ad money (the sponsor messages) times n(parts). Not only is it rather annoying to watch a video in parts coming out weekly, it's also breaking the flow of the experience.
    Next, the content of the video seems to be targeting an increasingly younger population. There's a lack of actual information and for that matter technical know-how.
    Compared to channels such as TS for example, Wendell alone probably knows more than all of LTT combined.
    One example would be the VM build for 2 gamers on one machine. Using commerical software, instead of something such as KVM or w/e. Followed by the server running Windows. really... this can easily be done on Linux, and through setting up Linux on your server to do your external rendering, you could have made tutorial videos along with it. But ya. Audience getting younger and so on.
     
    Which brings me to the WAN show.
    As it started in the garage, it was a nice show to watch. You had a nice catch up on the weeks information. Now it's basically 90mins of fooling around and ad banners / product placement / sponsor spots.
    I know companies see you as influencers, and considering your rather young audience, you probably are, yet you kinda lost the path you were on when you started.
     
    As you can see, I once really liked LTT and the direction it was heading. I even contributed to the first funding campaign for the forums, eventhough as a student I barely got any cash.
    But after the success of the 'First Blood' initiative, basically you went looney, asking for 50k and god knows what.
     
    The last thing to address would be the forums.
    Appart from being obviously insecure, and thank god I use some rng pw here, the community has really gone down hill. It used to be a friendly place, people trying to help eachother and so on. As for what you can read now on a lot of other forum from the same sector is 'Don't go to LTT if you want decent answers.' And from my experience, I gotta say, it kinda became exactly this place. Someone posting a build, and 15 people flaming the OP as well as eachother.
     
    I gotta say I am sad to see what happened to LTT and I will no longer be active on these forums after this post.
    As well as unsubbing from the videos, as I really do not enjoy any of them anymore. Perhaps I am too old for this kind of content? I do on the other hand closely follow TS as well as participate in their Patreon, so my guess is I kinda grew out of LTT, maybe because I'm double the average age?
     
    Be it as it may.
     
    Sad to see this community / LTT go where it is heading.
     
    Regards,
     
    Scia
  2. Agree
    Scia got a reaction from bdvenom in Windows 10 vs 8.1 vs 7 Gaming Performance   
    You kind of forgot the most important aspects, namely privacy / data collection. Of course games are going to run about the same.
     
    And the faq is wrong with the colors in this vid?
  3. Like
    Scia got a reaction from DavidLorenz in Ask a gay guy anything!   
    U like George Michael? :D
  4. Like
    Scia got a reaction from TechMan2175 in Experiences with non-techies   
    There's two sorts of non-techies.
    The ones that are aware of their lack of knowledge and gladly take advise
    and the ones that have no clue what so ever, but think they do, and will yell at you if something doesn't work, because you were watching youtube or something ^^
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    Scia got a reaction from Redstonik in Experiences with non-techies   
    There's two sorts of non-techies.
    The ones that are aware of their lack of knowledge and gladly take advise
    and the ones that have no clue what so ever, but think they do, and will yell at you if something doesn't work, because you were watching youtube or something ^^
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    Scia got a reaction from LadyZaziki in Experiences with non-techies   
    There's two sorts of non-techies.
    The ones that are aware of their lack of knowledge and gladly take advise
    and the ones that have no clue what so ever, but think they do, and will yell at you if something doesn't work, because you were watching youtube or something ^^
  7. Agree
    Scia got a reaction from BiscuitMassacre in Experiences with non-techies   
    There's two sorts of non-techies.
    The ones that are aware of their lack of knowledge and gladly take advise
    and the ones that have no clue what so ever, but think they do, and will yell at you if something doesn't work, because you were watching youtube or something ^^
  8. Like
    Scia got a reaction from atrash in What happened to LTT?   
    Hi,
     
    I have been following LTT for the past 3-4 years. I was very amused as well as informed by the kinda 'crappy' videos in the back room of NCIX of this odd looking guy taking a look at stuff I was interested in buying / wanted more information about.
     
    But I feel since LTT became a company, rather than a simple YouTube channel, things have changed for the worse.
     
    Let's start with the videos.
    While production quality has certainly increased, ~1/3 of the videos is advertisment, videos are split into parts, most likely in order to get that ad money (the sponsor messages) times n(parts). Not only is it rather annoying to watch a video in parts coming out weekly, it's also breaking the flow of the experience.
    Next, the content of the video seems to be targeting an increasingly younger population. There's a lack of actual information and for that matter technical know-how.
    Compared to channels such as TS for example, Wendell alone probably knows more than all of LTT combined.
    One example would be the VM build for 2 gamers on one machine. Using commerical software, instead of something such as KVM or w/e. Followed by the server running Windows. really... this can easily be done on Linux, and through setting up Linux on your server to do your external rendering, you could have made tutorial videos along with it. But ya. Audience getting younger and so on.
     
    Which brings me to the WAN show.
    As it started in the garage, it was a nice show to watch. You had a nice catch up on the weeks information. Now it's basically 90mins of fooling around and ad banners / product placement / sponsor spots.
    I know companies see you as influencers, and considering your rather young audience, you probably are, yet you kinda lost the path you were on when you started.
     
    As you can see, I once really liked LTT and the direction it was heading. I even contributed to the first funding campaign for the forums, eventhough as a student I barely got any cash.
    But after the success of the 'First Blood' initiative, basically you went looney, asking for 50k and god knows what.
     
    The last thing to address would be the forums.
    Appart from being obviously insecure, and thank god I use some rng pw here, the community has really gone down hill. It used to be a friendly place, people trying to help eachother and so on. As for what you can read now on a lot of other forum from the same sector is 'Don't go to LTT if you want decent answers.' And from my experience, I gotta say, it kinda became exactly this place. Someone posting a build, and 15 people flaming the OP as well as eachother.
     
    I gotta say I am sad to see what happened to LTT and I will no longer be active on these forums after this post.
    As well as unsubbing from the videos, as I really do not enjoy any of them anymore. Perhaps I am too old for this kind of content? I do on the other hand closely follow TS as well as participate in their Patreon, so my guess is I kinda grew out of LTT, maybe because I'm double the average age?
     
    Be it as it may.
     
    Sad to see this community / LTT go where it is heading.
     
    Regards,
     
    Scia
  9. Like
    Scia got a reaction from DKL in What happened to LTT?   
    Somewhat off topic, but I have not watched TV in approximately 5 years. I have computers for that, with 0 ads
  10. Like
    Scia got a reaction from DKL in What happened to LTT?   
    @TheProfosist
    Surely I have changed. If I hadn't in the past 4 years, that would not be very great.
    Yet, the content has significantly changed as well. If you compare old and new videos of LTT, you will surely get my point. Random 'funny' stuff has increased at the cost of actual information. The earlier WAN shows (even before it was called 'WAN') actually had a somewhat comparable information content to the Tek. Now, I can basically gain the same amount of information reading 10mins of Flipboard Technology while being on the throne.
    And, I am fully aware of Linus having to get some money form somewhere. Yet, he's going overkill. Every possible penny has to be harvested, and being a psychologist, if you knew what constant exposure to ads does to your decisions, you'd have another view on this matter entirely.
    Moreover, by the looks of it, the majority of the posts in this thread seems to share my opinion at least somewhat.
    As you can see, you're one of the only ones having somewhat reasonable contra-posts. Most (read: not all) of the rest is white knighting, and or puny attempts in insulting.
    Contrary to what some people may believe, I am not trying to change LTT / the forums. I just meant to share my thoughts and seemingly I am not the only one.
  11. Like
    Scia got a reaction from Madfang in What happened to LTT?   
    Hi,
     
    I have been following LTT for the past 3-4 years. I was very amused as well as informed by the kinda 'crappy' videos in the back room of NCIX of this odd looking guy taking a look at stuff I was interested in buying / wanted more information about.
     
    But I feel since LTT became a company, rather than a simple YouTube channel, things have changed for the worse.
     
    Let's start with the videos.
    While production quality has certainly increased, ~1/3 of the videos is advertisment, videos are split into parts, most likely in order to get that ad money (the sponsor messages) times n(parts). Not only is it rather annoying to watch a video in parts coming out weekly, it's also breaking the flow of the experience.
    Next, the content of the video seems to be targeting an increasingly younger population. There's a lack of actual information and for that matter technical know-how.
    Compared to channels such as TS for example, Wendell alone probably knows more than all of LTT combined.
    One example would be the VM build for 2 gamers on one machine. Using commerical software, instead of something such as KVM or w/e. Followed by the server running Windows. really... this can easily be done on Linux, and through setting up Linux on your server to do your external rendering, you could have made tutorial videos along with it. But ya. Audience getting younger and so on.
     
    Which brings me to the WAN show.
    As it started in the garage, it was a nice show to watch. You had a nice catch up on the weeks information. Now it's basically 90mins of fooling around and ad banners / product placement / sponsor spots.
    I know companies see you as influencers, and considering your rather young audience, you probably are, yet you kinda lost the path you were on when you started.
     
    As you can see, I once really liked LTT and the direction it was heading. I even contributed to the first funding campaign for the forums, eventhough as a student I barely got any cash.
    But after the success of the 'First Blood' initiative, basically you went looney, asking for 50k and god knows what.
     
    The last thing to address would be the forums.
    Appart from being obviously insecure, and thank god I use some rng pw here, the community has really gone down hill. It used to be a friendly place, people trying to help eachother and so on. As for what you can read now on a lot of other forum from the same sector is 'Don't go to LTT if you want decent answers.' And from my experience, I gotta say, it kinda became exactly this place. Someone posting a build, and 15 people flaming the OP as well as eachother.
     
    I gotta say I am sad to see what happened to LTT and I will no longer be active on these forums after this post.
    As well as unsubbing from the videos, as I really do not enjoy any of them anymore. Perhaps I am too old for this kind of content? I do on the other hand closely follow TS as well as participate in their Patreon, so my guess is I kinda grew out of LTT, maybe because I'm double the average age?
     
    Be it as it may.
     
    Sad to see this community / LTT go where it is heading.
     
    Regards,
     
    Scia
  12. Like
    Scia got a reaction from mikat in What happened to LTT?   
    Somewhat off topic, but I have not watched TV in approximately 5 years. I have computers for that, with 0 ads
  13. Like
    Scia got a reaction from Gas_Mask_ in What happened to LTT?   
    Hi,
     
    I have been following LTT for the past 3-4 years. I was very amused as well as informed by the kinda 'crappy' videos in the back room of NCIX of this odd looking guy taking a look at stuff I was interested in buying / wanted more information about.
     
    But I feel since LTT became a company, rather than a simple YouTube channel, things have changed for the worse.
     
    Let's start with the videos.
    While production quality has certainly increased, ~1/3 of the videos is advertisment, videos are split into parts, most likely in order to get that ad money (the sponsor messages) times n(parts). Not only is it rather annoying to watch a video in parts coming out weekly, it's also breaking the flow of the experience.
    Next, the content of the video seems to be targeting an increasingly younger population. There's a lack of actual information and for that matter technical know-how.
    Compared to channels such as TS for example, Wendell alone probably knows more than all of LTT combined.
    One example would be the VM build for 2 gamers on one machine. Using commerical software, instead of something such as KVM or w/e. Followed by the server running Windows. really... this can easily be done on Linux, and through setting up Linux on your server to do your external rendering, you could have made tutorial videos along with it. But ya. Audience getting younger and so on.
     
    Which brings me to the WAN show.
    As it started in the garage, it was a nice show to watch. You had a nice catch up on the weeks information. Now it's basically 90mins of fooling around and ad banners / product placement / sponsor spots.
    I know companies see you as influencers, and considering your rather young audience, you probably are, yet you kinda lost the path you were on when you started.
     
    As you can see, I once really liked LTT and the direction it was heading. I even contributed to the first funding campaign for the forums, eventhough as a student I barely got any cash.
    But after the success of the 'First Blood' initiative, basically you went looney, asking for 50k and god knows what.
     
    The last thing to address would be the forums.
    Appart from being obviously insecure, and thank god I use some rng pw here, the community has really gone down hill. It used to be a friendly place, people trying to help eachother and so on. As for what you can read now on a lot of other forum from the same sector is 'Don't go to LTT if you want decent answers.' And from my experience, I gotta say, it kinda became exactly this place. Someone posting a build, and 15 people flaming the OP as well as eachother.
     
    I gotta say I am sad to see what happened to LTT and I will no longer be active on these forums after this post.
    As well as unsubbing from the videos, as I really do not enjoy any of them anymore. Perhaps I am too old for this kind of content? I do on the other hand closely follow TS as well as participate in their Patreon, so my guess is I kinda grew out of LTT, maybe because I'm double the average age?
     
    Be it as it may.
     
    Sad to see this community / LTT go where it is heading.
     
    Regards,
     
    Scia
  14. Like
    Scia reacted to ttam in What happened to LTT?   
    Same here. So much easier, I have much more time for my day because I'm not waiting until 10PM to watch something thats online at 7.
  15. Like
    Scia reacted to ttam in What happened to LTT?   
    LTT videos target kids from 10-16 and this in return, floods the forums with kids who spam and annoy the older members. The ads/sponsor spots target adults, which annoys the kids and ads annoy everyone. Weekly episodes are a drag, they have the crew to stagger them every 2-3 days.. I know other Youtube groups with 1/4 the amount of editors that put out 2-5 videos EVERY DAY with better content and video quality and they aren't even a tech channel.
     
    I honestly prefer Pauls Hardware now. He hits the adult demographic, doesn't act annoying and has good beer recommendations.
  16. Like
    Scia got a reaction from Bajantechnician in What happened to LTT?   
    Hi,
     
    I have been following LTT for the past 3-4 years. I was very amused as well as informed by the kinda 'crappy' videos in the back room of NCIX of this odd looking guy taking a look at stuff I was interested in buying / wanted more information about.
     
    But I feel since LTT became a company, rather than a simple YouTube channel, things have changed for the worse.
     
    Let's start with the videos.
    While production quality has certainly increased, ~1/3 of the videos is advertisment, videos are split into parts, most likely in order to get that ad money (the sponsor messages) times n(parts). Not only is it rather annoying to watch a video in parts coming out weekly, it's also breaking the flow of the experience.
    Next, the content of the video seems to be targeting an increasingly younger population. There's a lack of actual information and for that matter technical know-how.
    Compared to channels such as TS for example, Wendell alone probably knows more than all of LTT combined.
    One example would be the VM build for 2 gamers on one machine. Using commerical software, instead of something such as KVM or w/e. Followed by the server running Windows. really... this can easily be done on Linux, and through setting up Linux on your server to do your external rendering, you could have made tutorial videos along with it. But ya. Audience getting younger and so on.
     
    Which brings me to the WAN show.
    As it started in the garage, it was a nice show to watch. You had a nice catch up on the weeks information. Now it's basically 90mins of fooling around and ad banners / product placement / sponsor spots.
    I know companies see you as influencers, and considering your rather young audience, you probably are, yet you kinda lost the path you were on when you started.
     
    As you can see, I once really liked LTT and the direction it was heading. I even contributed to the first funding campaign for the forums, eventhough as a student I barely got any cash.
    But after the success of the 'First Blood' initiative, basically you went looney, asking for 50k and god knows what.
     
    The last thing to address would be the forums.
    Appart from being obviously insecure, and thank god I use some rng pw here, the community has really gone down hill. It used to be a friendly place, people trying to help eachother and so on. As for what you can read now on a lot of other forum from the same sector is 'Don't go to LTT if you want decent answers.' And from my experience, I gotta say, it kinda became exactly this place. Someone posting a build, and 15 people flaming the OP as well as eachother.
     
    I gotta say I am sad to see what happened to LTT and I will no longer be active on these forums after this post.
    As well as unsubbing from the videos, as I really do not enjoy any of them anymore. Perhaps I am too old for this kind of content? I do on the other hand closely follow TS as well as participate in their Patreon, so my guess is I kinda grew out of LTT, maybe because I'm double the average age?
     
    Be it as it may.
     
    Sad to see this community / LTT go where it is heading.
     
    Regards,
     
    Scia
  17. Like
    Scia got a reaction from Bouzoo in What happened to LTT?   
    Hi,
     
    I have been following LTT for the past 3-4 years. I was very amused as well as informed by the kinda 'crappy' videos in the back room of NCIX of this odd looking guy taking a look at stuff I was interested in buying / wanted more information about.
     
    But I feel since LTT became a company, rather than a simple YouTube channel, things have changed for the worse.
     
    Let's start with the videos.
    While production quality has certainly increased, ~1/3 of the videos is advertisment, videos are split into parts, most likely in order to get that ad money (the sponsor messages) times n(parts). Not only is it rather annoying to watch a video in parts coming out weekly, it's also breaking the flow of the experience.
    Next, the content of the video seems to be targeting an increasingly younger population. There's a lack of actual information and for that matter technical know-how.
    Compared to channels such as TS for example, Wendell alone probably knows more than all of LTT combined.
    One example would be the VM build for 2 gamers on one machine. Using commerical software, instead of something such as KVM or w/e. Followed by the server running Windows. really... this can easily be done on Linux, and through setting up Linux on your server to do your external rendering, you could have made tutorial videos along with it. But ya. Audience getting younger and so on.
     
    Which brings me to the WAN show.
    As it started in the garage, it was a nice show to watch. You had a nice catch up on the weeks information. Now it's basically 90mins of fooling around and ad banners / product placement / sponsor spots.
    I know companies see you as influencers, and considering your rather young audience, you probably are, yet you kinda lost the path you were on when you started.
     
    As you can see, I once really liked LTT and the direction it was heading. I even contributed to the first funding campaign for the forums, eventhough as a student I barely got any cash.
    But after the success of the 'First Blood' initiative, basically you went looney, asking for 50k and god knows what.
     
    The last thing to address would be the forums.
    Appart from being obviously insecure, and thank god I use some rng pw here, the community has really gone down hill. It used to be a friendly place, people trying to help eachother and so on. As for what you can read now on a lot of other forum from the same sector is 'Don't go to LTT if you want decent answers.' And from my experience, I gotta say, it kinda became exactly this place. Someone posting a build, and 15 people flaming the OP as well as eachother.
     
    I gotta say I am sad to see what happened to LTT and I will no longer be active on these forums after this post.
    As well as unsubbing from the videos, as I really do not enjoy any of them anymore. Perhaps I am too old for this kind of content? I do on the other hand closely follow TS as well as participate in their Patreon, so my guess is I kinda grew out of LTT, maybe because I'm double the average age?
     
    Be it as it may.
     
    Sad to see this community / LTT go where it is heading.
     
    Regards,
     
    Scia
  18. Like
    Scia got a reaction from middleclasspoor in What happened to LTT?   
    Hi,
     
    I have been following LTT for the past 3-4 years. I was very amused as well as informed by the kinda 'crappy' videos in the back room of NCIX of this odd looking guy taking a look at stuff I was interested in buying / wanted more information about.
     
    But I feel since LTT became a company, rather than a simple YouTube channel, things have changed for the worse.
     
    Let's start with the videos.
    While production quality has certainly increased, ~1/3 of the videos is advertisment, videos are split into parts, most likely in order to get that ad money (the sponsor messages) times n(parts). Not only is it rather annoying to watch a video in parts coming out weekly, it's also breaking the flow of the experience.
    Next, the content of the video seems to be targeting an increasingly younger population. There's a lack of actual information and for that matter technical know-how.
    Compared to channels such as TS for example, Wendell alone probably knows more than all of LTT combined.
    One example would be the VM build for 2 gamers on one machine. Using commerical software, instead of something such as KVM or w/e. Followed by the server running Windows. really... this can easily be done on Linux, and through setting up Linux on your server to do your external rendering, you could have made tutorial videos along with it. But ya. Audience getting younger and so on.
     
    Which brings me to the WAN show.
    As it started in the garage, it was a nice show to watch. You had a nice catch up on the weeks information. Now it's basically 90mins of fooling around and ad banners / product placement / sponsor spots.
    I know companies see you as influencers, and considering your rather young audience, you probably are, yet you kinda lost the path you were on when you started.
     
    As you can see, I once really liked LTT and the direction it was heading. I even contributed to the first funding campaign for the forums, eventhough as a student I barely got any cash.
    But after the success of the 'First Blood' initiative, basically you went looney, asking for 50k and god knows what.
     
    The last thing to address would be the forums.
    Appart from being obviously insecure, and thank god I use some rng pw here, the community has really gone down hill. It used to be a friendly place, people trying to help eachother and so on. As for what you can read now on a lot of other forum from the same sector is 'Don't go to LTT if you want decent answers.' And from my experience, I gotta say, it kinda became exactly this place. Someone posting a build, and 15 people flaming the OP as well as eachother.
     
    I gotta say I am sad to see what happened to LTT and I will no longer be active on these forums after this post.
    As well as unsubbing from the videos, as I really do not enjoy any of them anymore. Perhaps I am too old for this kind of content? I do on the other hand closely follow TS as well as participate in their Patreon, so my guess is I kinda grew out of LTT, maybe because I'm double the average age?
     
    Be it as it may.
     
    Sad to see this community / LTT go where it is heading.
     
    Regards,
     
    Scia
  19. Like
    Scia got a reaction from TheCaptain53 in What happened to LTT?   
    Hi,
     
    I have been following LTT for the past 3-4 years. I was very amused as well as informed by the kinda 'crappy' videos in the back room of NCIX of this odd looking guy taking a look at stuff I was interested in buying / wanted more information about.
     
    But I feel since LTT became a company, rather than a simple YouTube channel, things have changed for the worse.
     
    Let's start with the videos.
    While production quality has certainly increased, ~1/3 of the videos is advertisment, videos are split into parts, most likely in order to get that ad money (the sponsor messages) times n(parts). Not only is it rather annoying to watch a video in parts coming out weekly, it's also breaking the flow of the experience.
    Next, the content of the video seems to be targeting an increasingly younger population. There's a lack of actual information and for that matter technical know-how.
    Compared to channels such as TS for example, Wendell alone probably knows more than all of LTT combined.
    One example would be the VM build for 2 gamers on one machine. Using commerical software, instead of something such as KVM or w/e. Followed by the server running Windows. really... this can easily be done on Linux, and through setting up Linux on your server to do your external rendering, you could have made tutorial videos along with it. But ya. Audience getting younger and so on.
     
    Which brings me to the WAN show.
    As it started in the garage, it was a nice show to watch. You had a nice catch up on the weeks information. Now it's basically 90mins of fooling around and ad banners / product placement / sponsor spots.
    I know companies see you as influencers, and considering your rather young audience, you probably are, yet you kinda lost the path you were on when you started.
     
    As you can see, I once really liked LTT and the direction it was heading. I even contributed to the first funding campaign for the forums, eventhough as a student I barely got any cash.
    But after the success of the 'First Blood' initiative, basically you went looney, asking for 50k and god knows what.
     
    The last thing to address would be the forums.
    Appart from being obviously insecure, and thank god I use some rng pw here, the community has really gone down hill. It used to be a friendly place, people trying to help eachother and so on. As for what you can read now on a lot of other forum from the same sector is 'Don't go to LTT if you want decent answers.' And from my experience, I gotta say, it kinda became exactly this place. Someone posting a build, and 15 people flaming the OP as well as eachother.
     
    I gotta say I am sad to see what happened to LTT and I will no longer be active on these forums after this post.
    As well as unsubbing from the videos, as I really do not enjoy any of them anymore. Perhaps I am too old for this kind of content? I do on the other hand closely follow TS as well as participate in their Patreon, so my guess is I kinda grew out of LTT, maybe because I'm double the average age?
     
    Be it as it may.
     
    Sad to see this community / LTT go where it is heading.
     
    Regards,
     
    Scia
  20. Like
    Scia got a reaction from -CLASSIFIED- in What happened to LTT?   
    Hi,
     
    I have been following LTT for the past 3-4 years. I was very amused as well as informed by the kinda 'crappy' videos in the back room of NCIX of this odd looking guy taking a look at stuff I was interested in buying / wanted more information about.
     
    But I feel since LTT became a company, rather than a simple YouTube channel, things have changed for the worse.
     
    Let's start with the videos.
    While production quality has certainly increased, ~1/3 of the videos is advertisment, videos are split into parts, most likely in order to get that ad money (the sponsor messages) times n(parts). Not only is it rather annoying to watch a video in parts coming out weekly, it's also breaking the flow of the experience.
    Next, the content of the video seems to be targeting an increasingly younger population. There's a lack of actual information and for that matter technical know-how.
    Compared to channels such as TS for example, Wendell alone probably knows more than all of LTT combined.
    One example would be the VM build for 2 gamers on one machine. Using commerical software, instead of something such as KVM or w/e. Followed by the server running Windows. really... this can easily be done on Linux, and through setting up Linux on your server to do your external rendering, you could have made tutorial videos along with it. But ya. Audience getting younger and so on.
     
    Which brings me to the WAN show.
    As it started in the garage, it was a nice show to watch. You had a nice catch up on the weeks information. Now it's basically 90mins of fooling around and ad banners / product placement / sponsor spots.
    I know companies see you as influencers, and considering your rather young audience, you probably are, yet you kinda lost the path you were on when you started.
     
    As you can see, I once really liked LTT and the direction it was heading. I even contributed to the first funding campaign for the forums, eventhough as a student I barely got any cash.
    But after the success of the 'First Blood' initiative, basically you went looney, asking for 50k and god knows what.
     
    The last thing to address would be the forums.
    Appart from being obviously insecure, and thank god I use some rng pw here, the community has really gone down hill. It used to be a friendly place, people trying to help eachother and so on. As for what you can read now on a lot of other forum from the same sector is 'Don't go to LTT if you want decent answers.' And from my experience, I gotta say, it kinda became exactly this place. Someone posting a build, and 15 people flaming the OP as well as eachother.
     
    I gotta say I am sad to see what happened to LTT and I will no longer be active on these forums after this post.
    As well as unsubbing from the videos, as I really do not enjoy any of them anymore. Perhaps I am too old for this kind of content? I do on the other hand closely follow TS as well as participate in their Patreon, so my guess is I kinda grew out of LTT, maybe because I'm double the average age?
     
    Be it as it may.
     
    Sad to see this community / LTT go where it is heading.
     
    Regards,
     
    Scia
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    Scia got a reaction from babadoctor in What happened to LTT?   
    Hi,
     
    I have been following LTT for the past 3-4 years. I was very amused as well as informed by the kinda 'crappy' videos in the back room of NCIX of this odd looking guy taking a look at stuff I was interested in buying / wanted more information about.
     
    But I feel since LTT became a company, rather than a simple YouTube channel, things have changed for the worse.
     
    Let's start with the videos.
    While production quality has certainly increased, ~1/3 of the videos is advertisment, videos are split into parts, most likely in order to get that ad money (the sponsor messages) times n(parts). Not only is it rather annoying to watch a video in parts coming out weekly, it's also breaking the flow of the experience.
    Next, the content of the video seems to be targeting an increasingly younger population. There's a lack of actual information and for that matter technical know-how.
    Compared to channels such as TS for example, Wendell alone probably knows more than all of LTT combined.
    One example would be the VM build for 2 gamers on one machine. Using commerical software, instead of something such as KVM or w/e. Followed by the server running Windows. really... this can easily be done on Linux, and through setting up Linux on your server to do your external rendering, you could have made tutorial videos along with it. But ya. Audience getting younger and so on.
     
    Which brings me to the WAN show.
    As it started in the garage, it was a nice show to watch. You had a nice catch up on the weeks information. Now it's basically 90mins of fooling around and ad banners / product placement / sponsor spots.
    I know companies see you as influencers, and considering your rather young audience, you probably are, yet you kinda lost the path you were on when you started.
     
    As you can see, I once really liked LTT and the direction it was heading. I even contributed to the first funding campaign for the forums, eventhough as a student I barely got any cash.
    But after the success of the 'First Blood' initiative, basically you went looney, asking for 50k and god knows what.
     
    The last thing to address would be the forums.
    Appart from being obviously insecure, and thank god I use some rng pw here, the community has really gone down hill. It used to be a friendly place, people trying to help eachother and so on. As for what you can read now on a lot of other forum from the same sector is 'Don't go to LTT if you want decent answers.' And from my experience, I gotta say, it kinda became exactly this place. Someone posting a build, and 15 people flaming the OP as well as eachother.
     
    I gotta say I am sad to see what happened to LTT and I will no longer be active on these forums after this post.
    As well as unsubbing from the videos, as I really do not enjoy any of them anymore. Perhaps I am too old for this kind of content? I do on the other hand closely follow TS as well as participate in their Patreon, so my guess is I kinda grew out of LTT, maybe because I'm double the average age?
     
    Be it as it may.
     
    Sad to see this community / LTT go where it is heading.
     
    Regards,
     
    Scia
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    Scia reacted to stconquest in What happened to LTT?   
    When I am eating M&M's while browsing the forums seem great.  When I finish eating them all, the forums don't seem as great.  See my meaning?
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    Scia reacted to thekeemo in What happened to LTT?   
    The undisclosed product placement in guides is the worst.
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    Scia got a reaction from Flight1sim in What happened to LTT?   
    Hi,
     
    I have been following LTT for the past 3-4 years. I was very amused as well as informed by the kinda 'crappy' videos in the back room of NCIX of this odd looking guy taking a look at stuff I was interested in buying / wanted more information about.
     
    But I feel since LTT became a company, rather than a simple YouTube channel, things have changed for the worse.
     
    Let's start with the videos.
    While production quality has certainly increased, ~1/3 of the videos is advertisment, videos are split into parts, most likely in order to get that ad money (the sponsor messages) times n(parts). Not only is it rather annoying to watch a video in parts coming out weekly, it's also breaking the flow of the experience.
    Next, the content of the video seems to be targeting an increasingly younger population. There's a lack of actual information and for that matter technical know-how.
    Compared to channels such as TS for example, Wendell alone probably knows more than all of LTT combined.
    One example would be the VM build for 2 gamers on one machine. Using commerical software, instead of something such as KVM or w/e. Followed by the server running Windows. really... this can easily be done on Linux, and through setting up Linux on your server to do your external rendering, you could have made tutorial videos along with it. But ya. Audience getting younger and so on.
     
    Which brings me to the WAN show.
    As it started in the garage, it was a nice show to watch. You had a nice catch up on the weeks information. Now it's basically 90mins of fooling around and ad banners / product placement / sponsor spots.
    I know companies see you as influencers, and considering your rather young audience, you probably are, yet you kinda lost the path you were on when you started.
     
    As you can see, I once really liked LTT and the direction it was heading. I even contributed to the first funding campaign for the forums, eventhough as a student I barely got any cash.
    But after the success of the 'First Blood' initiative, basically you went looney, asking for 50k and god knows what.
     
    The last thing to address would be the forums.
    Appart from being obviously insecure, and thank god I use some rng pw here, the community has really gone down hill. It used to be a friendly place, people trying to help eachother and so on. As for what you can read now on a lot of other forum from the same sector is 'Don't go to LTT if you want decent answers.' And from my experience, I gotta say, it kinda became exactly this place. Someone posting a build, and 15 people flaming the OP as well as eachother.
     
    I gotta say I am sad to see what happened to LTT and I will no longer be active on these forums after this post.
    As well as unsubbing from the videos, as I really do not enjoy any of them anymore. Perhaps I am too old for this kind of content? I do on the other hand closely follow TS as well as participate in their Patreon, so my guess is I kinda grew out of LTT, maybe because I'm double the average age?
     
    Be it as it may.
     
    Sad to see this community / LTT go where it is heading.
     
    Regards,
     
    Scia
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    Scia reacted to Luxpin_ in What happened to LTT?   
    The ads made me stop watching his videos , couldnt do it . The dragged out episodes , oh and by the way ... When you have a TEAM of editors it doesnt take one full week to edit an episode thats a load of bullshit that they use to shovel ad revenue down our throats , then on top of the ad from youtube you get product placement , ads before or after and sometimes in the middle , yea nope . Its pretty sad what they have become , they have industrialized and made there youtube channel feel so like a business its not even funny.
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