Is it okay to ask for donations through YouTube?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by MarcusRaven, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. MarcusRaven

    MarcusRaven HBC Theme Maker

    Feb 5, 2010
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    Okay, so I'm looking for opinions on this, because I don't want to do something wrong from the get-go.

    I'm looking to start an OUYA-based review series, as the games on OUYA get very little attention. Since OUYA is a try-before-you-buy platform, and I have a family of 5 at home with other monetary priorities, my reviews will pretty much be limited to the trail versions of games.

    Would it be a bad thing to have the following in my videos, as long as it is just a small disclaimer and not something I actually focus on?

    Beginning of Episode:
    "OUYA game reviews are of the trial versions unless otherwise specified. If interested in helping us review full versions of games, information will be available at the end of the video. Enjoy the show!"

    End of Episode:
    "If interested in helping us review full versions of games, you can click the following to donate. If you'd like your donation attributed to a specific title, please mention so in the comments of your donation."

    That's honest all the more it would be, and me buying OUYA games really isn't the focus at all. Is this okay, or would there be a better way to do this on my limited budget just starting out?
  2. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    I don't see a problem with that disclaimer. However

    1: If you're reviewing the trial version, what's the point? Anyone with an ouya interested in the game will just try the trial version. Your opinion on the trial is pointless compared to their own.
    2: There's a billion reviews and LPs of games on youtube, from a quick glance over at youtube I already see a bunch of reviews for games on ouya, and I assume if anyone is looking for a review of a game, they want to see the full version.
    3: Likely no one would donate since they could more easily just buy the game themselves to try.
  3. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

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    You'll look like a beggar.
    That and what Malice said.
    Likely no one will donate anyway.
    You'd be glad with a generous fella that sends a quid but other then that, it's pointless.
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