NaNoPoblano 2022: Don’t Use Me!

#NaNoPoblano2022 Day 5

I was just about to create my new post when something made me panic. As always, I check new notifications and what do I see? THIS!!!

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What the effin’ H is THAT?!!! Why was Coin Market linking my YouTube video to my WordPress post…?!!! Granted that they are related. In fact, I just edited the descriptions of three videos last night to include the link to the feature ANDREA’S MULTIVERSE (PART 3): THEIR FATHERS’ DAUGHTERS. (The first two parts were already linked there.) Coin Market was, however, linking to Part 1, THE CREATOR’S POINTS OF VIEW.

Did I accidentally click on something on either platform? Was I unwittingly made to, though I couldn’t remember an instant of it happening?  Was I getting hacked? Was it a spam comment ’cause it appeared like a comment that I still had to approve? I checked the page, it’s not in the comment threads. So I went to the dashboard.

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Well, thank goodness to Akismet, it was held for approval. Of course, I sent it to the trash bin.

I also realized that it might have had something to do with the name of my channel, THE SANDBOX SHOW JGi. There is a cryptocurrency called The Sandbox. It’s the real reason I added the word “SHOW” and retained a name, to distinguish it from the digital coin. I even added a disclaimer on the homepage to say that I am not, in any way, connected to it. Unfortunately, it seems like none of those steps helped.

And it seems like I’m correct, judging from the site itself. On the left is my video with the description below it, just like it is on YouTube. On the right, that’s where the cryptos are listed down. I recognize most of them because I used to tweet news about them.

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I honestly could not say if it was spam since the website did seem legit. (I later happened to check my email and there was a notification asking for a pingback). If you click on the video, it plays. The channel name above it, though, does not redirect to my YouTube account. Just here:

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How is that supposed to promote my channel? It’s really promoting the crypto. This site finds blog accounts and video channels that just happen to mention words that are the same as the name of currencies. Then they do this. Nevermind that those do not have anything to do with crypto at all. I know. I saw the others. Talk about piggy-backing. I just happened to post various links in the description and they’re clickable, except for TikTok. Good thing, eh?

Well, sorry. It pretends that it’s a great deal, It’s not. They can delete it from their page, for all I care. I just don’t want to be used.

[UPDATE: I just happened to check on that page and scrolled down to the bottom. That’s where I saw a link that said “SOURCE”. I clicked on it and confirmed what I thought, that it led to my YouTube channel. Well, okay, my bad. HOWEVER, I still don’t agree to be used. It still doesn’t change the fact that the video, my channel, even my blog are NOT AFFILIATED with the crypto.]