Is This the End of Our Family YouTube Channel?

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  • Published: 28 November 2019
  • Federal and YouTube Rules have, and will continue to affect our family-friendly YouTube Channel. Here’s what’s happening to us, Here’s what we’ve done about it, and what we’re doing about it in the future. Sign up to stay updated no matter what happens: bit.ly/joinapfamily

    Most recent video explaining How the FTC isn’t after mixed audience Creators: net-spacy.info/user/watch?v=pwnvjuCTb54

    Sign a Petition to prevent the FTC’s interference with parental decisions (I signed this, and donated to get more promotion for it): change.org/p/youtubers-and-viewers-unite-against-ftc-regulation

Comments • 155

  • Amanda Foreman
    Amanda Foreman  2 weeks back

    You guys do a great job! ❤️ I’m sorry you tube is being so strict ! I’ve seen videos on other channels that claim to be “ kid friendly “ and are far from it! :(

    • Angelea Y
      Angelea Y  2 weeks back

      If you do leave youtube do patreon i know i would pay a few bucks to watch you. I never get tired of watching you and yours. Your channel brings so much happiness even to non homesteaders like myself. The only thing i can keep alive is a philadendrion and a small rescue long haired Dodson. But it's my dream to own a homestead.

      • Gracie Golden
        Gracie Golden  2 weeks back

        Have so enjoyed your informative, family friendly, and just beautiful videos. I guess the curtain is coming down in December on the tube. God bless you dear family. Hope to continue to follow wherever.

        • Te Ly Thurston
          Te Ly Thurston  2 weeks back

          So where is your private platform? Tyvm
          Happy Turkey 🦃 Day!

          • Cesar plays
            Cesar plays  2 weeks back

            Hi

            • Jacoboutdoor 420
              Jacoboutdoor 420  2 weeks back

              1st to comet

              • Samantha McNeil
                Samantha McNeil  2 weeks back

                I receive emails from you on occasion, does that mean I am on your list? To my knowledge, I have not signed up or anything, but I definitely want to me on and receive any notifications as to what your family is going to do with the changes on YouTube.
                You are one of my absolute favorite channels!😄 I look forward to every vlog. My goal is to have my own, self sufficient, regenerative homestead and you have given me so much teaching and inspiration!! Thank you so much!

                • Neil Munro
                  Neil Munro  2 weeks back

                  This is necessary, I can see why you would have to book an appointment with a lawyer... This is a great disappointment and time consuming for yourselves. It seems a bit of an overstretch from a creator's point of view. Very limiting for you... BitChute is another platform that creators are using to put up video content.. Have a look.!! Less of an overstretch is preferred by some... It seems to have fewer restrictions and a reward system in place. Not everything is family viewing...

                  • Codey Ford
                    Codey Ford  2 weeks back

                    Storyfire

                    • Codey Ford
                      Codey Ford  2 weeks back

                      Man i would hate to never watch another video from your family

                      • LD Henderson
                        LD Henderson  2 weeks back

                        Your videos touch my cold black heart. I hope to keep watching your content for years to come.

                        • Alpaca Made
                          Alpaca Made  2 weeks back

                          We just made the same decision for our other channel and because we want to retain the family friendly audience, we added a disclaimer. On a brighter note; the young master builder leaps forward to his own shop! Well done. Isn't that the way growth is, one day you seem to be standing still and then whoosh you've jumped forward ;)

                          • Marie Harrelson
                            Marie Harrelson  2 weeks back

                            Why have you tuber vlogs not contacted your senators asking them to contact federal agencyfor a ruling coop. Ask for a written answer. It is a big waste of time for every channel with kids telling us as we can't help. I would have made contact with my senators long before now.

                            • The Bowser Journal
                              The Bowser Journal  2 weeks back

                              its vague rules will affect a lot of channels.

                              • Verna Helvik
                                Verna Helvik  2 weeks back

                                Patron?

                                • Calvary music 7
                                  Calvary music 7  2 weeks back

                                  I signed the petition, but so far the confirmation hasn't come to the email.
                                  *I'm on your email list.*
                                  Will there still be access to your videos if the whole thing just goes to straight email only?

                                  • bud smith
                                    bud smith  2 weeks back

                                    You Tube censors...you show such a wonderful intelligence.

                                    • The Kamakura Gardener
                                      The Kamakura Gardener  2 weeks back

                                      It’s so sad to see the depravity that has taken over American media! 😡😤 It’s why I don’t watch American TV or movies anymore. And it’s why I prefer to watch YouTube channels such as this. I live in Japan and although it’s not perfect it’s far more civil than most top tier countries. Thank you, Rhodes Family!

                                      • Ginger Kirby
                                        Ginger Kirby  2 weeks back

                                        I hate that criminals are making things so much harder on the amazing content creators. I hope you don't have to continue approving every comment. I know they help your channel and want to do everything possible to continue seeing your videos!

                                        • Christine Zaragoza
                                          Christine Zaragoza  2 weeks back

                                          You guys have been such an inspiration ... I’m in the Philippines and I’m glad that you are showing the how-tos on humanely raising animals... i wish you all the best and wherever platform you guys are going to move to, im gonna still follow ... love love love from the Philippines 😺

                                          • red green
                                            red green  2 weeks back

                                            I would hate to not see you on YouTube.
                                            Love from st louis Missouri

                                            • Jennifer Christiansen
                                              Jennifer Christiansen  2 weeks back

                                              Thank you for the warning. I now will get on your email.

                                              • LeeAnn Maul
                                                LeeAnn Maul  2 weeks back

                                                Would be such a shame to lose such an amazing channel. Do what u feel is best. We, the public, cannot demand from u. We can only apprec what u do do. Would love to see u guys continue <3 Much love and respect from Mr MacGregors Homestead <3 U guys are amazing!

                                                • judith marshall
                                                  judith marshall  2 weeks back

                                                  I now I don't what and your family to go of YouTube I love watch yous

                                                  • Pamela DeCicco
                                                    Pamela DeCicco  2 weeks back

                                                    This is tricky. A fellow youtuber with five kids, an American attorney, Jeremy Johnson has been doing all he can, flying to Washington etc, to try and fight this. This is crazy. Your animals on vid could get you fined, or the wrong thumbnail, even if you choose adult only. Be careful, Justin. Noone needs an inadvertant 42k fine. Another theft of our money, using the children to boot. Ugh! The old club at the FTC needs to come into the 21st century, and Youtube should be held accountable, not us. This is like saying a man cannot have a steak, because a baby can't chew it. I am concerned for this wonderful channel and all the great folks in this community. God bless y'all, good luck with COPPA, and have a great Thanksgiving. Thinking of Boots.❤🇮🇪🇺🇸p.s. not all Parents are like you, and they do not monitor their young'uns. Sad to say, but true. Go to J House Law on youtube, Jeremy knows what is really up.

                                                    • patricia hartis
                                                      patricia hartis  2 weeks back

                                                      Some are using bit chute and tube. That is their security of saving their content.

                                                      • Purple Globe Acres Inc
                                                        Purple Globe Acres Inc  2 weeks back

                                                        I REally hope and pray that your channel doesn't ever have to leave YouTube because I will really be very upset with YouTube! Love you guys!!!!!

                                                        • Scott Regan
                                                          Scott Regan  2 weeks back

                                                          Love the fact that you are teaching your children the value of hard work and what it takes. Keep up the great work. Loved spending the time with my dad on the dairy farm

                                                          • Rebecca Haughn
                                                            Rebecca Haughn  2 weeks back

                                                            There are other video platforms that are not naughty like utube is becoming, they are rdding conservative views is all it is. Be well always. ps. where is your link for joining your email list? Could not duck duck go it.

                                                            • Jane Rusher
                                                              Jane Rusher  2 weeks back

                                                              I hope your channel stays on YouTube.💖💥 I like watching you guys. 💛🐞

                                                              • Kris Perez
                                                                Kris Perez  2 weeks back

                                                                What a shame that the bad apples ruin things for us all.

                                                                • Zeke 1982
                                                                  Zeke 1982  2 weeks back

                                                                  Thanks for checking on this. We love seeing the kids too!

                                                                  • Caren Burmeister
                                                                    Caren Burmeister  2 weeks back

                                                                    You guys are smart to diversify and have a Plan B to cope with the YT changes. I think YT needs some serious competition.

                                                                    • Jim Pokorny
                                                                      Jim Pokorny  2 weeks back

                                                                      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Remember those who are not with you this year. I'm sure you will find a solution and not have to use plan B. The sound quality is better today, good job.

                                                                      • Christine Wharton
                                                                        Christine Wharton  2 weeks back

                                                                        I dont want it to end i will miss you all so much

                                                                        • Emily Rose
                                                                          Emily Rose  2 weeks back

                                                                          You and your family have really impacted me and I would like to thank you all.

                                                                          • Ori Friskett
                                                                            Ori Friskett  2 weeks back

                                                                            I wonder how the law and YouTube changes will effect YouTube as a whole. I was in H.S when YouTube first became a thing, and it was the wild west of the internet here. I wonder what it will look like a year from now.

                                                                            • Vickie Lynn
                                                                              Vickie Lynn  2 weeks back

                                                                              I also watch live streaming/videos on Twitch.com. May want to check it out.

                                                                              • Jennifer Nichols
                                                                                Jennifer Nichols  2 weeks back

                                                                                Add me to the email list. [email protected]

                                                                                • Silent Killers
                                                                                  Silent Killers  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I will watch no matter what platform you guys go to I'm a faithful fan you guys don't understand how much you guys have improved the way I look at life since I started watching your movies....

                                                                                  • Laura Wilkinson
                                                                                    Laura Wilkinson  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Wherever you lead, we will follow!! We're all hooked!

                                                                                    • Caroline West
                                                                                      Caroline West  2 weeks back

                                                                                      There are so many sick people I can understand some of the changes. Your family is awesome. Happy Thanksgiving

                                                                                      • Carl Lloyd
                                                                                        Carl Lloyd  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Why are your eggs in the fridge

                                                                                        • Little Cassidy Homestead

                                                                                          Very glad you can stay on YouTube for now 😁

                                                                                          • Gratitude Ranch
                                                                                            Gratitude Ranch  2 weeks back

                                                                                            We love watching your videos with our kids, as your kids are good examples of hard work, respect, respecting and caring for animals, and helped us show our kids what we were thinking of doing. We just got a poultry netting and want to get chickens and pigs and helped us talk to our kids about our plans to clear our brushy pasture.

                                                                                            You guys are such a great family to watch.
                                                                                            Sure thankful for you all.

                                                                                            We’ve bought several of your learning videos. You need more easily accessible info about your membership. Like a link in every videos. With a main page with info on it.

                                                                                            I found you from you tube suggestion from Art and Bri. From looking up info on chickens. I had NEVER considered pigs in a MILLION years! Hahahaha and now I’m looking to do crazy things! Our kids were swarmed by wasps this summer (my 4 year old was stung so many times, I stopped counting after 70). So we HAVE to take charge of this property.

                                                                                            • Danielle Dovahsdottir
                                                                                              Danielle Dovahsdottir  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Censorship will usually come wrapped in the mantle of, "Won't someone think of the children?" As for terms of service. Yes, one must abide by them. However, what happens when the ToS are so vague that what **you** think follows them is not what YT thinks? YT at anytime can say, "Our interpretation of the ToS says you're in violation." Even though a week ago you were in good standing. Shifting the goal posts constantly of what the ToS are is how YT and other groups are moving to censor people. This has been happening for years to various content creators, all in the name of, "We have to stop (insert newly minted problem du jour)." and stated good intentions. So rather than letting parents and care givers decide what their children or household may watch, now Uncle Sam and YT are pressing their thumb down. It's not good. I wish you the very best and hope things work out. Because I know how important this channel is for you and your family. Much love from MN. <3

                                                                                              • elizabeth_mlpfim
                                                                                                elizabeth_mlpfim  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Noooooooooo! I just saw the title and im a new subscriber!

                                                                                                • Friendly Food Forest
                                                                                                  Friendly Food Forest  2 weeks back

                                                                                                  I thought child actors, which they may consider your children makes it kid content. Just how I interpreted what it said, but I am not for sure?