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Old 12-31-2008, 08:07 AM   #1
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My son and I were watching sort of hynosis videos on youtube yesterday and one of them turned into a screamer! I had never encountered one of those before and then we found another one soon after. What is with these people, putting content like that on youtube? What is the point?
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:13 AM   #2
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There is no "point" to Screamers, people are just being stupid and apparently enjoy the idea of scaring others to death. Screamers have existed for years, and they always will.
Tip: Don't watch:
- "Hypnosis" videos
- Videos claiming to be "hidden footage" on some DVD or whatever
- Videos that claim to just be a single still picture but are still a video of at least about 20 seconds length
- Videos claiming to be ghost sightings
- Any video that tells you to turn up your volume
- "Where's Waldo" videos
Hope this will help you avoid screamers in the future :P Also, don't click links that claim to be linking to a picture but actually link to a Flash file or Youtube video.

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Old 12-31-2008, 08:18 AM   #3
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And don't watch videos that have "Video Game Glitch!" or something like that in them.
Oh, and elevator music videos.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:22 AM   #4
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They try to scare the living daylights out of you. I've stumbled across one a year ago. Some Youtube people try to also post other inappropriate and vulgar things. Those Youtubites...
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:43 AM   #5
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Usually it helps to keep the volume down or pause right at the start and scan through videos that might be screamers...
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:30 PM   #6
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Usually it helps to keep the volume down or pause right at the start or scan through videos that might be screamers...

That's what I do before I watch ANY video!
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:56 PM   #7
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Wow, thanks for the tips! I didn't realize they were such a problem. I guess I've just been incredibly lucky up until yesterday.
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It really depends on what you're about to watch, and who is posting it. If you're unsure, look at their channel first. If they have a history of odd videos, or they sound like an immature person, likely you're at risk.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:10 PM   #9
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If they have a history of [linking to] odd videos ... likely you're at risk.
Redbone fits that.

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Old 01-02-2009, 02:49 PM   #10
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My brother normally checks the comments after getting scared half to death by one. (The video name is "Weird Sign on High Ground"). If the author is being insulted heavily, normally it's either a bad political jab or a screamer.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:25 PM   #11
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My brother normally checks the comments after getting scared half to death by one.
Yeah, that really helps, although it almost always involves profanity, so if your son is young...well, yeah...
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That's what I do before I watch ANY video!
even Rayman 3 music?
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:47 PM   #13
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There is a lot of nasty stuff on Youtube. You have to be careful. I find usually in fact that if you just follow the suggested videos on related subjects there is a definite downward slide. For example, let's say you want to watch silly vids of people slipping and falling in the pool etc. It will bring up other vids that are supposed to be about accidents but they are now about motorcycle wipeouts. Next thing you know it's people being gored by animals. And filth seems to be everywhere, linked to every topic.
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Yeah, youtubers are getting worse and worse. I just don't watch anymore.
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I saw some funny stuff today, Matt Rob and Chad. They pull a prank involving aliens that goes horribly wrong.
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There are also videos claiming to be something (ex: Super Secret Character in Brawl), but is actually a random TV clip with crazy colors and super loud volume.
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There are also videos claiming to be something (ex: Super Secret Character in Brawl), but is actually a random TV clip with crazy colors and super loud volume.
Those, chainposts, and screamers aren't even funny; they're just stupid.
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Imagine if people started doing screamers in real life. You could be in a crowd of people, strangers, and just randomly turn around and scream at someone for no good reason.

Actually I was talking to my son in a bookstore a couple of weeks ago about some scary movies and how they use cheap effects to startle you. To illustrate my point I did a sort of scream and suddenly grabbed him. A lady who was just walking up to beside where we were standing got really scared for a sec and did a little scream! Then we all had a laugh as she realized that I was just joking around with my son. Then she went and told a man she was with what happened and we had another laugh.
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You could be in a crowd of people, strangers, and just randomly turn around and scream at someone for no good reason.
Sounds like something my brother would do for amusement.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:32 AM   #20
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When I was still a kid my brothers and I would play an amusing game where we would be standing up high somewhere, like near the edge of a cliff or on a balcony, and one would grab the other and do that startle sound. It was really mature. If we tried it now it might induce a heart attack.
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