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Thread: Frank Rothwell's YouTube channel purged

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    Frank Rothwell's YouTube channel purged

    Was looking for some old videos today and noticed that my go to source was gone. I'm guessing copyright strikes. Seems like some of the videos have made it to dailymotion, but it is a shame to seem a project that has been going on for many years just disappear. He definitely had the most comprehensive collection of videos from earlier era in the sport.

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    lame

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    That absolutely sucks. I feel like I owe that man about 500 rounds of drinks.

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    What a travesty. Frank is a great guy and does a huge service to the lifting community, and has done since YouTube started in 2006 and he was the first person to upload WL sessions (more or less).

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    I assume he has them all backed up though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFF View Post
    I assume he has them all backed up though.
    He mostly has them on VHS or DVD, sometimes a recording on a sateillite receiver hard drive. He will just be sad for the fans.

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    Not as legendary, but I can't seem to find erpel's channel anymore ... wlift84?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbasic View Post
    Not as legendary, but I can't seem to find erpel's channel anymore ... wlift84?
    Erpel has purged his accounts from a number of platforms.

    Which I regard as a great loss. I had a lot of appreciation for his (Germanic?) precision and directness.

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    YouTube became just frustrating due to the rights issues (I never monetized anything).
    For example I was the first to upload long videos from the 2010 Asian Games, with some of them being "popular" for this niche... and then some years later a random corporation blocks them worldwide. Or I could've posted most of the 2018 AG, but every single video became restricted immediately.

    Eurosport started with the YT claims as well in the last year or so, I guess this is what got FR banned.
    Last edited by erpel; 09-18-2019 at 04:15 PM.

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    I just noticed I received a mail from Frank Rothwell a few weeks ago.

    His channel was hacked by someone from Vietnam who deliberately broke YT rules so it was removed. FR contacted them to get this cleared up but was denied, he then appealed but evidently the old address is still down.

    Edit: he confirmed it's gone.
    Last edited by erpel; 10-08-2019 at 04:44 PM.

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