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Date: 10/20/21 21:55
Fairport Railcam
Author: MacBeau

Does anyone know why the Fairport, NY railcam was taken down by YouTube. Was it not socially woke enough?
—Mac



Date: 10/20/21 22:01
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: Bondibluey

It appears You Tube took down all Virtual Railfan's cams around 10:20 pm Eastern.

I got a You Tube message on my YT app while watching their Skykomish cam that it was for "violations of terms of service." 



Date: 10/20/21 22:07
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: dbo2

Explanation via Virtual Railfan's Facebook page in quotations below:

"Apparently, we violated the YouTube Terms of Service by posting an unlisted video of the tragic Parkville incident for local, state, federal and railroad law enforcement to review, and to enable us to takedown any stolen footage quickly. As an unlisted video, it is not discoverable by the public. But as we now know, it's discoverable by YouTube algorithms, thus the penalty of 7 days of not being able to deliver our live streams and Grab Bags. We have submitted an appeal to Youtube, but we wanted our community to know that we tried to do the right thing".



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/20/21 22:20 by dbo2.



Date: 10/20/21 22:07
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: MacBeau

Wow, this ought to be interesting.

Bondibluey Wrote:
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> It appears You Tube took down all Virtual
> Railfan's cams around 10:20 pm Eastern.



Date: 10/20/21 22:11
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: callum_out

Supposedly VRF explained all this on their Facebook page, I dunno, my VRF interest and my Facebook interest are about
the same.

Out 



Date: 10/20/21 22:21
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: MacBeau

My Lady has one of those, I'll prevail on her. And thank you for the quick info.
—Mac

callum_out Wrote:
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> Supposedly VRF explained all this on their
> Facebook page, I dunno, my VRF interest and my
> Facebook interest are about
> the same.
>
> Out 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/20/21 22:23 by MacBeau.



Date: 10/21/21 05:07
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: czephyr17

They are back up on YT this morning.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 10/21/21 06:52
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: boejoe

czephyr17 Wrote:
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> They are back up on YT this morning.
>
> Posted from iPhone
I checked six YT camera locations five minutes ago before logging on here.  Still down at that time.
jb



Date: 10/21/21 08:28
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: boejoe

Search on T.O. for Parkville incident does not reveal anything.  Where is Parkville?  I see one in Maryland and one in Missouri when I Google the name.
jb



Date: 10/21/21 08:41
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: Lackawanna484

This Parkville is in Missouri.  I've seen a few folks running the gates in the past few months, so a vehicle strike isn't completely unexpected.

Virtual Railfan excerpted a clip last week which had a guy in a white pickup running the gates while pulling an ATV on a small trailer. Train went into emergency, guy vanished.



Date: 10/21/21 09:56
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: howeld

boejoe Wrote:
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> Search on T.O. for Parkville incident does not
> reveal anything.  Where is Parkville?  I see one
> in Maryland and one in Missouri when I Google the
> name.
> jb

Guy committed suicide by train in front of the camera. Clearly intentional.

I won’t say it’s become a “thing” but it isn’t the first time this has occurred in front of VR cameras.



Date: 10/21/21 10:10
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: wabash2800

Sad. I've heard of railfans purposely getting on the video but not individuals committing suicide.

Victor


howeld Wrote:
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> boejoe Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Search on T.O. for Parkville incident does not
> > reveal anything.  Where is Parkville?  I see
> one
> > in Maryland and one in Missouri when I Google
> the
> > name.
> > jb
>
> Guy committed suicide by train in front of the
> camera. Clearly intentional.
>
> I won’t say it’s become a “thing” but it
> isn’t the first time this has occurred in front
> of VR cameras.



Date: 10/21/21 11:29
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: bath_wildcat

I looked at VRF posting the video as a good thing assisting law enforcement but youtube in their infinite wisdom thought otherwise.

I will add on their Facebook page I was bullied by a someone who is a member here as well (mods if you want his screen name PM me. I WILL GLADLY give it up and his real name if necessary) He claimed I was wrong when in reality from an Operation Lifesaver standpoint that incident could be used for the greater good and possibly save a life.

We will see who is wrong and who is right.

Michael Fair
Port Clinton, OH



Date: 10/21/21 11:55
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: Spoony81

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> Sad. I've heard of railfans purposely getting on
> the video but not individuals committing suicide.
>
> Victor
>
>
> howeld Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > boejoe Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Search on T.O. for Parkville incident does
> not
> > > reveal anything.  Where is Parkville?  I
> see
> > one
> > > in Maryland and one in Missouri when I Google
> > the
> > > name.
> > > jb
> >
> > Guy committed suicide by train in front of the
> > camera. Clearly intentional.
> >
> > I won’t say it’s become a “thing” but
> it
> > isn’t the first time this has occurred in
> front
> > of VR cameras.

Who knows if the individual knew he was on camera



Date: 10/21/21 13:14
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: TCnR

Very surprised to see the Dunsmuir Cam is back to Live on YT in the past hour.

I'm the Admin for it and have been having all sorts of drop outs with no explanation. Camera and it's set up works fine, either the ISP or their provider keeps dropping out, of course the local power company and YT throws a few curves in there as well.

The webpage downdetector dot com often catches the larger network outages, it's become a regular go-to webpage for me lately.



Date: 10/21/21 16:01
Re: Fairport Railcam
Author: justalurker66

bath_wildcat Wrote:
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> I looked at VRF posting the video as a good thing assisting law enforcement but youtube in their infinite wisdom thought otherwise.

Caught by YouTube's algorithm. Being a hidden private post doesn't change the rules of the site. (If it did people would post rule breaking videos as "private" more often and just link them from elsewhere.)



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