I admire your optimism, Bulk, and I also agree that there is nothing as powerful as the whole NSV system that is out there right now.
I think what you are saying is true for the vast majority of the TV streams. You have a community of people out there who religiously watch the NSV streams, and those people will do anything to get a YP so they can do their thing. Alot of these are savy porn watchers who have figured out that it is far better to watch a 15 second opening ad than it is to wait for clip downloads on some file-sharing network. The porn streams and pirated cartoons, by and large, are what has been driving Shoutcast video's popularity (that's why the biggest streams are mainly porn and sitcom episodes).
I don't want to seem like we got something that is different, but most of the days this month, when the YP was up, it was only our stream and Giga ETV that were non-porn in the top 10 streams. The real power of the Shoutcast YP is that there is content there that you can't get anywhere else.
Here's the key thing though... people like myself have a choice. Right now, our site is basically the only one in the world where you can watch Reggaeton videos. You can't even see these videos on TV in most of the world (which is ludacrous, go google "reggaeton" to see just how popular it is worldwide). Unfortunately, there are lots of choices out there in terms of formats to use. I actually like shoutcast, but if the YP stays down, I'd definitely move to another platform just to get a listing even on a minor YP associated with another program.
For someone like me who is actually able to use this technology in a non-porn commercial way, the YP was and is essentially the only reason that I use Shoutcast to serve the video (as opposed to, say, Steamcast). If the Shoutcast community is going to stay vibrant, then there has to be a look toward those of us who REALLY believe in Shoutcast and are out here putting our money where our mouth is. This is not a hobby for me.
So, I'm down for an alternative YP, just explain to me how the average, everyday, non-hardcore streamie is going to be turned on to my channel by the aternative YP (that isn't in the Media Library). It doesn't make sense that someone has to be looking at my channel to know that I am listed in a YP somewhere else (why would I want to direct him to another channel by putting him up on another YP?)
I am glad that the Media Library YP will go back up, and am not trying to sh*t on people's efforts, I'm just trying to inject a point of view, that, up until this time, wasn't a really big part of the conversation regarding NSV.
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