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    No Trivia Tonight - 1/17/2019

    Been too busy to get a game together for this week, sorry. Next game will be 1/24/2019. If you have suggestions for a game topic, or questions & answers feel free to submit them to me.
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    2018 Donation Drive

    Can you believe it is March already? WOW time sure does fly! I have been asked to get a 2018 donation drive thread up so that is what this is. As you all know EyesOnEars relies on donations to meet operating cost. We do not profit from the streaming ads and we run no advertisements on our site anywhere. As we have historically proclaimed, this site does not exist to profit and never will seek to profit. EyesOnEars is about SHARING magic and thanks to your support that directive is made easier. Last year the community covered 100% of those cost including the cost of our forum upgrade – we are extremely grateful to all that donated! Without your support this site simply would not exist. With that in mind if you are able to do so please consider making a donation to our 2018 operational cost and review our listing of previous proud supporters. Thanks! Support Eyes On Ears Proud Supporters
  3. We've finally got our first Youtube resort stream - THANKS BrotherDave - great Wilderness Lodge view!!! Current feed is going strong 20 hours in I think; that's great for watching the live streams, but were thinking it likely wont make for the best saved video content. With that in mind we have few ideas to share with the community and would like to get your feedback and hear any objections prior to deploying our game plan; or at least give you a heads of of those plans. We're thinking that we may want to keep the best "resort" streams from a particular angle and time of day. So with BrotherDave's streams from this particular angle we would select the best day time stream and the best night time stream and remove the others which are very similar in nature. We might also edit the content down to a viewable time frame - doubt anyone will watch a non-live video for longer than 10-15 minutes. Ustream automatically deleted videos after a time frame, with Youtube we will need to do the management manually. What do you think?
  4. This past week we were hit with 3 community strikes on 3 different channels. That is bad and good ... Good that it was 3 different channels because if an account receives 3 Community Guidelines strikes within a three-month period, the account will be terminated. Bad because we can only guess as to why we received them as they do not give any info on why. Here is what we received ... I submitted an appeal for each of the 3 videos on Channel 1, Channel 5, and Channel 6 and each appeal was won. My best guess to why we got the strikes is that their bot algorithm has changed and its picking up on our less than stellar video naming strategy.... It is quick and easy to start a stream using "1" and go live ... or use "epcot" and go live using the same title for 5 videos in a row, but my guess is that the bot is going to see these as spam and nail us with strikes. I love that we have a community willing to share the magic with others and I hate coming across as if I am slapping the back of those generous members hands, but I want to ensure that this platform remains a viable solution for all of us. With that said; it only takes a few more seconds to put in a suitable title... Examples: Disney's Animal Kingdom, walking tour around Asia. Magic Kingdom Wishes fireworks from Caseys Epcot world showcase walking the promenade Error on the side of caution here, the more descriptive and unique you can be the better off it will be. If you are planning on streaming and have any questions let us know - thanks!
  5. Topic: Epcot Rules available here Key Items form rules Entries will only accepted through electronic mail (e-mail). Unless otherwise noted, only the following e-mail address should be used: potm@eyesonears.com You must include, "EOE POTM + Member Name", in the e-mail subject or it will be deleted as spam/junk e-mail.
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    Youtube Streaming - Stream Titles

    The video is back up, they simply cut the audio of that song out of the video and made it silent. Thanks for the awesome streams - have fun!
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    Youtube Streaming - Stream Titles

    Youtube blocked this video due to the Calvin Harris - Feels (Official Video) ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean being broadcasted loud and clear.... this is not a title issue. Best not to broadcast long stretches of copyrighted music like the song above. If you hear music in the background and it is low volume you can narrate over the top of that and Youtube will most often see it as incidental background music and see the narration as the primary audio intent. However if there is radio type music playing loud and clear, youtube will almost always hit it with a copyright. YT gives the option to erase that song, I am going to see what that does.
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    2018 Donation Drive

    WOW - that was one heck of a finish! THANKS to those who really pulled the weight the last week; without your generosity EOE would not be possible. Those last few donations helped EOE pay software expenses for the next 6 months! THANKS! May 2019 be a year filled with magical streams!
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    2018 Donation Drive

    Thanks to everyone who has donated and especially to those who have donated multiple times this year and in past years. I received a message asking how EOE did budgets and why they weren't for 2019 instead of 2018 so thought I would give a quick run down of how they have worked to date. Firstly donations help pay web hosting, software, website prizes for Trivia and POTM contest (which we started back up late this year so were not in the 2018 budget) ; and in the past when we have had excess I have sent gifts to the annual meet and greet better known as EOESSS. EOE does not seek to make any profit all we need is enough to keep those essential expenses paid. So the budgets have always been for the current year, with bills paid as we go. If/when the donation pot has no money in it the expenses come out of my pocket. If I buy Ts for prizes in bulk I anticipate the 2019 goal will be 1500. Again - thanks to everyone who helps support EOE through financial donations, live streaming, posting on the website, facebook, twitter, youtube, etc it really takes a community to keep something like this going and we sure have a GR8 one!
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    Merry Christmas

    You too!
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    Waternoose - Happy Birthday!!!

    Thanks!
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    2018 Donation Drive

    Just a couple weeks to go in 2018 and we are sitting at just 58% of the yearly budget. Lets have a strong finish - hate to see 2018 be our last year.
  13. Glad I held off for a few days - we got a bunch of later minute entries .... Here are the entries for this months Photo of the Month Contest ... Voting will be open for 14 days - take your time and make sure you select the photo which you intend to vote for. Additionally, please remember this is an anonymous contest and you should not discuss photos in a manner which would indicate who the owner is until after the winner has been selected. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
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    Happy Birthday pittsburg_jim

    Always late, celebrate another day for me. Hope it was great!
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    Happy birthday, wihumphrey!

    Hope it was a GR8 one!
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    Happy Birthday TiggerPiglet

    Have a magical bday TP!
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    2018 EOE POTM Winners

    This thread will feature monthly winners of the EOE Photo of the Month contest. After each contest the winning photo will be posted along with the winning photographers EOE nickname. Prize alert - winners should send me a PM with their desired shirt size along with shipping information.
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    2018 EOE POTM Winners

    November 2018 Winner Ryknow Subject: Sorcerer Mickey Taken From: Disney's Hollywood Studios Taken: August 20, 2016 Equipment Used: Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!
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    Youtube Streaming - Stream Titles

    Neither are we. They provide canned emails and responses with no constructive criticism or reason why an action was taken. That leaves us guessing what we had done and what we need to do to correct it. I see nothing wrong with the titles you used, they were perfect in my opinion so possibly their bot watches for time between uploads / videos / live streams and compares titles and content - I have no idea. At this point we are just trying to be proactive and improve our processes and continue to learn as we go - we are still infants in this YT game.
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    Happy Birthday ZWarrior

    Hope it was a GR8 one; missed seeing you around; must be super busy!
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    2018 Donation Drive

    Less than 2 months to go we are at 50%; some great streams out there and a great new platform, let all your pals know to support the EOE community.
  22. We finally received a 5th entry today so lets go ahead and vote .... Here are the entries for this months Photo of the Month Contest ... Voting will be open for 14 days - take your time and make sure you select the photo which you intend to vote for. Additionally, please remember this is an anonymous contest and you should not discuss photos in a manner which would indicate who the owner is until after the winner has been selected. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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    2018 EOE POTM Winners

    October 2018 Winner Kywildwolf76 This is to the right of the entrance of Polynesian resort. it is a beautiful water feature and one of the most gorgeous pics I've ever taken there. It was taken with a Cannon I think model is shs-100 camera. was set for 4k resolution picture. CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!
  24. We finally received a 5th entry today so lets go ahead and vote .... (actually had 6) Here are the entries for this months Photo of the Month Contest ... Voting will be open for 14 days - take your time and make sure you select the photo which you intend to vote for. Additionally, please remember this is an anonymous contest and you should not discuss photos in a manner which would indicate who the owner is until after the winner has been selected. 1. - Tiggerpiglet 2. - kywildwolf76 3. - Ryknow 4.- kbmum 5.- Fizbain 6. - NewHarmony
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