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My last video for a month or two while I move, but I've been meaning to address some of these prominent videos for a while that concern the Vidme community:
All forms of abuse and gaming the system aside, it's kind of hard to have things "community curated" and then shame people when they start curating things you may not like. Consider that any open (inclusive) community will likely trend towards the lowest common denominator unless that community is made exclusive in some manner. The LCD here would be clickbait, and while I don't personally condone clickbait, it continues to be used because it continues to work. Keep that in mind when thinking about allowing the "community curated" content.
Without going deep on some kind of existential philosophy, I'd argue that no creative work has intrinsic merit unless it is useful in an immediately practical manner (ie: training videos). No video "deserves" your time, or your upvote, or your money, or anything. It is not "wrong" for a video you feel is "worthy" to go unnoticed. In a time and place in human history where the availability of content is greater than it has ever been (by many orders of magnitude) more content is made in a week (in web videos alone) than any one person could watch in a lifetime. It's not a tragedy, it's reality.
Lastly, woe to the day when real money comes to Vidme, because it will change things - one way or another. Just like an all-inclusive community will trend to the lowest common denominator, the presence of money will always draw in parties who operate for-profit. Combine that open community with money, and it's all bets off, everyone scrapping for the same dollars.
Vidme is a company unto itself, and Vidme will have the final say on how (or if) any community gets regulated. Consider that using shaming tactics in the meantime to try and steer people around by their guilt is a poor substitute for persuasion.