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Why We Turned Off the Live Chat on Saturday - People are Insane!!!!

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  • Published on Jan 24, 2022
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  • Cleetus McFarland
    Cleetus McFarland 3 months ago +838

    Just so everyone is clear we are still workin with our boys at Project Priime the company I was referring to that we are no longer partnered with is a whole other PPV service company. Project Priime will still be a big part of our movement!

    • Jonny Harvey
      Jonny Harvey Month ago

      New channel name should be 'Type 2 DiaCleetus'

    • Dave
      Dave 3 months ago

      Name it: POV WITH CLEETUS - TROLL HUNTERS ANONYMOUS
      EDIT: I live in Delaware...I Drag race all over ,but never circle track racing..They host Firefly Music festival at Dover Downs..Anyway last year I set up the VIP tents for Firefly and had to drive on the track to get to the infield...There was no security at all for the days leading up to the event so I decided to do some laps in my 17 Mustang GT with a supercharged 5.2 Aluminator...Yea, I have the donut on the finish line and burnouts and all on my phone.....I LITERALLY DID IT FOR DALE!...Thought you might find that funny bc they were all yelling " Do it for Dale " on camera while I was driving lol. ..I mean who would think that you could get onto a Nascar track with no security and do that shit with no consequences whatsoever...Blew my mind.

    • Dick kallerhan
      Dick kallerhan 3 months ago

      CleetusMcRippin

    • WhatTheFox302
      WhatTheFox302 3 months ago

      The CleeDuece Channel lol its the second channel hence the "DUECE"

    • Jonathan Wegener
      Jonathan Wegener 3 months ago

      Idea for a FF race: you start with a stock crown Vic and give all the racers two weeks + a $5000 budget to modify their car in any way they choose. They must provide a parts list and be willing to sell the modified car for $5000 + the cost of the crown Vic.

  • Not a Druglord
    Not a Druglord 3 months ago +31

    I've always thought of "Cleetus McFartcan" for this channel. Many toobers do funny things with the second channel and I think that fits well with the car stuff

  • electrospank
    electrospank 3 months ago +21

    Always handling situations professionally, that's why everyone loves the Cleeter. Everyone that matters is behind you.

    • bilishu aliss
      bilishu aliss 3 months ago

      Under the hood with Cleetus Cuz you can share your thought, opinions, hard talks but also be able to continue to show live streams.

  • Kyle Coonrod
    Kyle Coonrod 3 months ago +21

    Like many, I don’t read the chat bc of issues like this on other life streams. Sucks that these trolls are out there! Great job Cleetus.

  • James Esposito
    James Esposito 3 months ago +12

    I've learned many years ago working with the public sucks everybody finds something to complain about. If you gave everybody at your event a hamburger for free you'd have 70% of the people bitching that you didn't give them cheese. Keep up the good work and I wish you the best.

    • Cyn Hicks
      Cyn Hicks 3 months ago +1

      @John Doe I see. I wouldn't have assumed logic and rational argument would work much at all these days to be honest. Lol
      You would know better than me though, for sure. The "now now now" attitude is definitely something I'm aware of. Considering that you have said that that's the biggest issue it leads me to think that may have something to do with the entire automotive industry heading toward a disposable product model. It's what people expect and want. Not me! I like owning what I buy, being able to repair it and maintaining every feasible part. Like greasing ball joints for example as opposed to just replacing them type thing. Maintenance takes time.
      Thanks for the response.

    • John Doe
      John Doe 3 months ago +1

      @Cyn Hicks I do my best to actually show them on their car and explain in a simple way how things work and why were are at where we are.
      I understand what you’re saying but I always say we’re in the “fast food age” everyone wants what they want and they want it NOW
      Much more obnoxious to deal with than a customer who thinks somethings fishy with my diagnosis or quote. I can at least compare and show hard facts and evidence on that lol

    • Cyn Hicks
      Cyn Hicks 3 months ago

      @John Doe Some of what you go through is due to ignorance and bad mechanics though. So many people could easily be upsold on blinker fluid and some will do it. Lol
      Basically you get someone that is expecting some amount of shadyness that also has no way of really knowing. Then you get the ones who's dad or brother or uncle told them they were scammed ect...
      One bad apple really does spoil the basket and that works both ways. That's why for me if I'm paying someone to do something I can't do myself I go in trusting. I will verify but I also won't assume the worst.

    • John Doe
      John Doe 3 months ago +1

      Learned this as a mechanic
      Unforeseen issues rise while preforming repairs, you could eat the cost of additional parts and labor in good faith and then they’ll go leave a review online complaining about how long it took, with no context

  • SirWilliam
    SirWilliam 4 months ago +1571

    I don't even use the live chat when I watch streams on RU-clip.. Cause it's crazy no matter who's channel I'm on. You do you guys. That's what I'm here for.

    • The Scout
      The Scout 2 months ago

      Ok LB

    • Jonathon Ross
      Jonathon Ross 3 months ago

      IMO the idea of being able to comment your 2 cents on a live streaming video is pretty pointless. It seems to just cause problems lol, and the mfkers using it are the ones that dont even pay attention to the actual videos. Hence why its almost always a snowball of negativity and misinformation.

    • Brian King
      Brian King 3 months ago

      Agree

    • Corey Jacobs
      Corey Jacobs 3 months ago +1

      I’m the same way. I find it really annoying when I’m trying to watch something and most of the screen is taken up by a bunch of idiots talking shit about stuff totally unrelated to waist I’m watching. So I usually click that part off anyway.

  • TheGreeNinja13
    TheGreeNinja13 3 months ago +6

    Cleetus McGiraffe
    Also keep up the good work, love that you guys started having some fun with the slow cars a bit and doing science stuff. Don't feed the trolls. Hell yeah brother

  • Robert Durfee
    Robert Durfee 3 months ago +4

    I’m completely with you on your decision with the live chat Cleet. People saying stupid stuff and being idiots is one thing but when it gets to the point that they are being extremely toxic and creating false narratives about your family and/or the people you work with, that is way out of line. Thank you for continuing to do the life streams and can’t wait to see the future content.

    • bilishu aliss
      bilishu aliss 3 months ago

      of the people bitching that you didn't give them cheese. Keep up the good work and I wish you the best.

  • Travis Renaker
    Travis Renaker 3 months ago

    I really enjoy watching everything you guys post. Keep that awesome content coming. An thank you for making them better everytime. Pimp tight stinky fo sho.

  • Handscrews
    Handscrews 3 months ago +2

    Your experience when you hopped in to the live chat is literally every live chat on the internet. It's ridiculous.

  • chadillacshere
    chadillacshere 4 months ago +692

    We don't need the live chat for the live streams! Just keep the quality content coming!

    • Ron Smith
      Ron Smith 2 months ago

      @Ezra Lee Roberts Jr Where's your race track? Where's your live stream? Yeah, that's what I thought...

    • Ezra Lee Roberts Jr
      Ezra Lee Roberts Jr 3 months ago +1

      Quality 😂

    • TodTALK
      TodTALK 3 months ago +2

      I agree.
      Fuck the haters, ur fans are here brother!!

  • Otis
    Otis 3 months ago +2

    hi man. i'm an 15 year old and loves watching your stuff, really appreciate your livestreams, considering im over here in Sweden not really being able to visit yet haha! the fact people do those things is crazy. you have such good patience and are so calm when talking about it too, which impresses me. i would have gone mad lol.
    thanks alot and greetings from sweden

  • YetiThaGr8
    YetiThaGr8 3 months ago +14

    The internet is a breeding grounds for trolly assholes. Glad to hear James is actually okay. And looking forward to the future PPVs! Here are some channel names I came up with:
    Cleetus HQ
    Cleetus: Behind the RIpped Tater Chip
    Cleetus BTS
    The Cleetus McFarland Project
    Behind the Cleetus

    • TheBoatHAAA
      TheBoatHAAA 3 months ago

      Behind the Cleetus lmao.
      That inspired me:
      Cleetus from the back
      Throwin' it back with Cleetus
      The Cleetus and the hare

    • Neviils
      Neviils 3 months ago

      The Cleetus McFarland Project is fire

  • Travis Bridges
    Travis Bridges 3 months ago +69

    "Members Only Chat" simple.
    Even just a couple of dollars is enough barrier to entry to reduce the shenanigans.
    Turn it into a tie in for merch discount codes for members, members only ppv package incentives, members only contests, members only live event pre-sales.
    It's an untapped brand identity and monetization market for you with perks for your fans.
    That also solves your chat problem.

    • MaD707MaN
      MaD707MaN 3 months ago +1

      Just turn them off.

    • Q
      Q 3 months ago +5

      Why do you need a live chat at all. Just enjoy the show. Man people are so hungry for drama

    • Clay Old
      Clay Old 3 months ago

      If it's free.
      Otherwise it becomes a "if you have enough money" thing.

    • Darius Boykin
      Darius Boykin 3 months ago

      💯

    • Garrett Chapman
      Garrett Chapman 3 months ago

      I said the same thing.

  • Twray
    Twray 3 months ago +24

    “Cleetus Freedom two” a lot of respect in the way you are upfront and dealing with the live stream trolls.

  • SaltyChip
    SaltyChip 4 months ago +425

    I love when Cleetus gets into principle mode and gives us the “im not mad, just disappointed” talk.

    • Chris Canterbury
      Chris Canterbury 3 months ago

      Haha yes it's hilarious and agree he'll be a good dad with that attitude 🤣

    • Something Funny
      Something Funny 3 months ago

      @SaltyChip Mo

    • Something Funny
      Something Funny 4 months ago +1

      He was about to bust out laughing the whole time

    • A Proper Patriot
      A Proper Patriot 4 months ago +10

      @TDA DIY garbage comes in all different shapes and sizes, and ages. Its truly unfortunate.

    • TDA DIY
      TDA DIY 4 months ago +13

      Yea its sad and pathetic that "grown" people behave like spoiled teenagers.

  • Dan Stennis
    Dan Stennis 3 months ago +1

    Your channels are amazing and have provided a great escape during some really hard times. Thank you for what you do!

  • Wayne Hintz
    Wayne Hintz 3 months ago

    Great job in removing the drama. Really appreciate your dedication to family and friends. Being in the spot light as much as you and they are is hard enough, let alone dealing with a bunch of dramatic people. Fine job!!

  • Chris Barnhart
    Chris Barnhart 3 months ago

    much love cleetus and the FF Fam. i really hope we can give the Live Chat another chance. you are right and thats unacceptable, but maybe make it so only subscription/members who paid for the event can talk. or charge extra to have the chat feature

  • charles mason
    charles mason 3 months ago

    Good to crack down we need direction and order. Thanks for all you do and giving as much as you and your team do. We In Michigan enjoy seeing and talking about what we watch. Gives us something to look forward to, making to a even somewhere is the us. Keep up the hard work. We need laughter and smiles. No drama😀

  • Katsunaka
    Katsunaka 4 months ago +610

    Under the hood with Cleetus
    Cuz you can share your thought, opinions, hard talks but also be able to continue to show live streams.

    • Camden
      Camden 3 months ago

      i like that name

    • ChrisBee1
      ChrisBee1 3 months ago

      @Gage meyer was a joke

    • Gage meyer
      Gage meyer 4 months ago

      @Peppermint Nightmare “how about no!” As doctor evil would say🤣 just kidding everyone’s entitled to whatever name they like!

    • CORN DOG
      CORN DOG 4 months ago

      @ChrisBee1 How about a spin on this. "Cleetus hoods off"

    • Peppermint Nightmare
      Peppermint Nightmare 4 months ago

      What about "Cleetus McFastMan"

  • ChaosEnsues
    ChaosEnsues 3 months ago

    I’ve been watching since day one, including the OG 1320 video, and thinking “this is hilarious. Too bad it’s just another viral video.” Boy was I freaking wrong. Lol. Bro you have been absolutely consistent and transparent with your fans. To say I’m extremely proud of someone I don’t even know is a huge understatement. Keep up the hard work man!
    GD I love America!

  • C. TUBS
    C. TUBS 3 months ago

    Cleetus is the coolest dude! Wish I could meet you in person. Literally the only videos I actually watch all the way through and interested the whole time!

  • Andrew Larimore
    Andrew Larimore 3 months ago

    Love your approach to all this! I can definitely see your frustration but your handling it with such class freedom factor is here to kick ass

  • Dillon Yeager
    Dillon Yeager 3 months ago +2

    Y'all are already stressed enough running the events and trying to keep everyone safe, you don't need that BS. Like I don't know why people want to be that way when given a public platform, but that's why there are so many paid services now and no one wants to do anything for free just to go through all that crap. Y'all keep doing your thing!

  • WhoBeDankeyKang
    WhoBeDankeyKang 4 months ago +302

    Put this on the main channel. Needs to be said louder for the people in the back. Also member only is a thing for chat. Definitely look into that! That way only big fans who support can say stuff and the mod can manage it better

    • Derek Gardin
      Derek Gardin 3 months ago +1

      @DGAF_AK87 who cares. He's right anyways electric cars suck. Boring.

    • DGAF_AK87
      DGAF_AK87 3 months ago

      @Derek Gardin Scotty Kilmer does it because he's a fucking meme and someone who isn't going to adapt to today's times with vehicles

    • FireFly
      FireFly 3 months ago

      Hell yeah brother.

    • Derek Gardin
      Derek Gardin 3 months ago +1

      Yep makes sense. I've been on a few that were channel members only. Scotty Kilmer does that for his live streams probably also because he has 5 million subs. It definitely helps keep things manageable

    • T Monster
      T Monster 3 months ago

      Agreed

  • Mike Arnhem
    Mike Arnhem 3 months ago

    respect for you your family and friends and thx for all the livestreams and content you all make for us
    and i have dyslexia so dont read the chat :) sadly there will be always some sad keyboard warriors

  • Timothy Atnip
    Timothy Atnip 3 months ago

    Hey brother 👋
    I'd like to see more drone footage, it's pretty awesome that the drones can keep up with the cars and that aspect of being with them really puts the viewer there with you guys .
    Thank you so much for all you and your team does ..
    Keep it classy 😜

  • Craig Pennington
    Craig Pennington 3 months ago

    I’m sorry for the jerks. I love you and your whole team. Thank you for keeping it going 👊🏼

  • Chris Dowland
    Chris Dowland 3 months ago +1

    Makes perfect sense people can be mean sometimes I wish you and your family well and thanks for sharing your videos and good luck on your new venture!!!

  • Cameron Hubbz
    Cameron Hubbz 4 months ago +251

    Honestly, the first thing I do when watching any live stream on RU-clip is hide the chat. 1. It's ALWAYS a bunch of idiots shit posting, not the OG's and 2. Who honestly has time to watch both the stream and keep up with the chat? Those who are seriously interested and here for the top tier content aren't in the chat anyway. If it needs to be disabled then it is what it is, and truly isn't that big of a deal. Stay positive, and keep it up! We appreciate the incredible FREE content.

    • Damien
      Damien 4 months ago +2

      Some livestreams have had good chat, Jimmy Broadbents gets a bit crazy but usually good natured. The whole James is dead thing was fucking disgusting though and pissed me off, I closed the chat. Sucks because sometimes I like seeing what people are saying about the event.

    • Jason Bourne
      Jason Bourne 4 months ago

      There's bad apples in every audience. RU-clip chat filter sucks. Although Cleet could get more mods for free as well.

    • Farmer Fpv
      Farmer Fpv 4 months ago +1

      exactly I hide the chat because trolls are everywhere.

    • Tim Chatham
      Tim Chatham 4 months ago

      Exactly my thoughts aswell.

    • Lorenzo Cabason
      Lorenzo Cabason 4 months ago

      1,000%

  • Bill Keith
    Bill Keith 3 months ago +6

    Well that is a bummer, people never cease to amaze me in how disrespectful they can be especially over social media.
    So I am going to apologize now if this is a dumb idea or doesn't even work this way but can you limit the live chat to your subscribers? Or maybe patreon subscribers. I don't do RU-clip so no idea what control you have. Just sucks to ruin it for those who really enjoy it.

    • Isaac Norton
      Isaac Norton 3 months ago

      yeah there is a mode called "member only" but it is only for channel members aka people who pay

  • Daniel Hawkins
    Daniel Hawkins 3 months ago

    Keep doing what your doing, and hold to the integrity you have, and thank you for addressing stuff with good ole Florida man common sense.

  • aksfalcon
    aksfalcon 3 months ago

    That's too bad man, especially because in most livestream situations in my experience (all on Twitch basically), the chat is what makes watching the most fun. Although most livestreams I view have less than 1000 viewers, they always have some sort of chat filter and moderators. I would imagine moderating 20k viewers being tough too.

  • Dylan Casebolt
    Dylan Casebolt 3 months ago

    Cleetus I appreciate everything you do you really push me to be a better mechanic but honestly I'd just get rid of the comments when you stream

  • Joseph Brewer
    Joseph Brewer 4 months ago +707

    That does suck about the idiots on live chat, but they're literally everywhere and definitely 20K is too much for 1 mod to handle.
    I can't wait to see you guys' first live stream!

    • DGAF_AK87
      DGAF_AK87 3 months ago

      @Cullen & Dad yeah you weren't watching then

    • The Power Creep
      The Power Creep 3 months ago

      Our family, our friends, …………James……
      (James not family or friend confirmed)

    • Kountry Gunz
      Kountry Gunz 3 months ago

      @PaceWorks Do you not watch the channel? They have races like that all the time. people will just have to cry about it. I am excited for our boy cleet. Imagine your favorite show you watched as a kid coming to you and asking to feature 1 part of an event you run. Thats a bucket list dream come true. People are so fucking selfish. They act like there will never be another race.

    • Guy Wood
      Guy Wood 4 months ago

      @Craig Man Nah people should just pull their heads in.

  • Rod B
    Rod B 3 months ago

    Totally agree with you. The content is where it’s at. Enjoy the show.
    Live chat is for people who want to share their opinion. And for people who want to read other peoples opinion.
    Don’t give a platform. Keep making great shows, we love them.

  • EdZ3rD
    EdZ3rD 3 months ago

    With how awesome the visitors/viewers are live at the track, that almost no trash is being left around at the track and stuff, it's sad to hear that the online visitors/viewers are being so frigging toxic.
    I'm so sorry you guys have had to deal with these things that were being said in the chat, i wasn't personally there but hearing you mention these things is pretty shocking to hear.

  • Dannyvirk
    Dannyvirk 3 months ago

    I can't imagen how tough it is paying for all the stuff you do, please don't let the d_ckheads shut you down. Your content helps alot of people that are struggling now.

  • TroyAtUC
    TroyAtUC 3 months ago

    Every time I've watched one of the Freedom Factory's live stream I end up turning the chat off. Between politics, racists and trolls, it's just not worth it. I must have blocked 60 people the first stream I watched. They do have a weird fascination with people being hurt or dying. Great news cutting out the cancer.

  • J. Matt Clinch
    J. Matt Clinch 4 months ago +279

    Thanks for hosting awsome shows and keeping us entertained! "Cleetus & Co." Is my vote for the second channel.

    • lainus
      lainus 3 months ago

      How about "Cleetus Overtime"?

    • Ronnie P
      Ronnie P 3 months ago

      Cleetus N Cars or Cleetus & Cars to go with the shows. The branding is already started for Cleetus and Cars

    • menacebcs
      menacebcs 3 months ago +1

      Clee"dos" Mcfarland

    • InsideOfMyOwnMind
      InsideOfMyOwnMind 3 months ago

      I like it.

    • Jeremy Peters
      Jeremy Peters 4 months ago +2

      Cleet & Co

  • John Reis
    John Reis 3 months ago

    Cudos to Cleetus and the entire family! I for one support your move to kill the live chat and thank you all for the great continued content!

  • Terry Miller
    Terry Miller 3 months ago

    Man me and my kid wait for the streams to start. We can't enjoy the action in person so we love that tou guys stream it for us all to watch at home. Appreciate the effort!

  • Gregory Kitchens
    Gregory Kitchens 3 months ago +5

    I just watched the compact race and so my feedback is the camera man is staying zoomed in on the lead car a lot leaving soooo much action out. Like barely saw any of the accidents or the battles for 3rd place, etc. A lot was missed

  • TheRealShinzo
    TheRealShinzo 3 months ago

    Hey cleet, you are such a wonderful guy. Even though people were doing some bad crap, you still are a strong enough man to not only be above it but also address it in such a straightforward yet caring way. I already had worlds of respect you brother, but this shows a good portion of just how great a man you are. Proud to be a sub and a supporter of the channel.

  • Fogel McLovin
    Fogel McLovin 4 months ago +341

    Stay positive Cleet, idiots will be idiots.. We still appreciate all the amazing content you keep on bringing us!

    • Displeased Squatch
      Displeased Squatch 4 months ago +4

      @Something Funny I don't think you know what "woke" means.

    • Alex Robinson
      Alex Robinson 4 months ago +5

      @Something Funny Wanna know how i can tell your a child, without you telling anyone your a child?

    • Something Funny
      Something Funny 4 months ago +1

      The live chat was hilarious. Cleet is getting too woke.

  • dylan c
    dylan c 3 months ago

    Hey, leave chat open for members of the channel.
    Will help improve joining rates
    People there will obviously respect you
    Easier to have someone moderate a few hundred peeps

  • Riya ✨ Bond T[A]P ON [M][Y] PlcTuRE

    “Cleetus Freedom two” a lot of respect in the way you are upfront and dealing with the live stream trolls.

  • Big_Sky_Crypto
    Big_Sky_Crypto 3 months ago +1

    Whenever something great comes along, some people will find a way to ruin it. I guess some people are just naturally toxic.....the past couple of years has made that very evident.

  • iFPV
    iFPV 3 months ago

    Insight on the subscription, I don't want to pay monthly or PER event. I would consider yearly pass.
    "Cleeter vision" for channel name
    Thank you for the stream, honestly chats kill the bandwidth as well on RU-clip side. I genuinely appreciate what you and everyone does.

  • Scott Rooper
    Scott Rooper 4 months ago +267

    I have maybe commented on 2-3 videos ever but watch them all. All I can say is your patience and diplomatic approach is second to none. I can see the frustration but you keep your words calm. Kudos to you sir. By far my favorite channel on RU-clip. 🦅 🇺🇸

    • troy b
      troy b 3 months ago

      Couldn’t agree more.

    • TexRobNC
      TexRobNC 3 months ago +2

      He's definitely wise beyond his years

    • Steve Nagel
      Steve Nagel 3 months ago +3

      I think the only single brief moment of visible anger was when Toast failed him.

    • Dan Cornwell
      Dan Cornwell 3 months ago +2

      Ditto

  • Shane Clore
    Shane Clore 3 months ago

    Love the transparency you share with behind the scene stuff that those who aren't content creators know.. How about this name: Camelopard Cleetus

  • mistacrakk
    mistacrakk 3 months ago

    For the new PPV’s I’d suggest having the commentators watching and commentating on the actual video that the viewers are watching. In the past I noticed that the commentators were saying stuff about parts of the race that weren’t in view of the PPV stream making it less enjoyable to watch. Keep up the great work!

  • Terrance Mclaughlin
    Terrance Mclaughlin 3 months ago

    Huge respect to cleet for trying to make sure it’s fun and positive. Cant wait to come down from Wyoming and go to the ff

  • C J
    C J 3 months ago +1

    Can we put it to a vote on keeping Spence around or having George do the announcing? George is way better and WAY funnier!

  • RJB1017
    RJB1017 4 months ago +176

    Can we just take a moment to appreciate how much Cleeter is doing for the people!!!! I mean seriously people, this dude is putting it all out there to entertain us! Yeah he might be benefiting from it as well, but we all love it!! so let’s respect his hard work! HELL YA BROTHER 🇺🇸

    • GezzyJ
      GezzyJ 4 months ago +2

      @Cullen & Dad I mean I have no idea. It would make sense who ever is filming it to be broadcasting it. But I just think project prime record the stuff with quality cameras.

    • Cullen & Dad
      Cullen & Dad 4 months ago

      @GezzyJ you maybe right. Not sure, since Garrett didn't mention who the company even was, have to assume

    • GezzyJ
      GezzyJ 4 months ago +1

      @Cullen & Dad i thought they done the live stream and that. I thought the ppv service was different

    • rhadiem
      rhadiem 4 months ago

      @Cullen & Dad No idea, but if they wanted a big % of the take, that could definitely spur on doing it yourself so you have more control over everything and how money is spent.

    • rhadiem
      rhadiem 4 months ago +1

      Agreed 1000%

  • Bryan Marsh
    Bryan Marsh 3 months ago

    I love the pay per view shows I guess the only thing I would like to see different is when the announcers see something live and talk about it we don't see it at home happening. I don't if you could do instant replays of crazy things happening live that we could see at home but that would be cool.

  • mitchrd2004
    mitchrd2004 3 months ago

    Family and friends come first. I say good call! To many people these days have zero respect for others and take no responsibility because to them, they are just hiding behind a screen and their actions have no consequences to them. Keep up the good work keeping us entertained and we will do what we can to support you guys.

  • GT_Stangs
    GT_Stangs 3 months ago

    Good for you for speaking up. I shut it off every time I watch. Some people are idiots and have nothing better to do but troll people. Keep up the great work you guys do I appreciate all your content.

  • Slowvo
    Slowvo 3 months ago

    I remember watching and being soooo confused about the "accident" James had. Same thing happened abut Adam LZ during something I was watching.

  • The Kash Connoisseur
    The Kash Connoisseur 4 months ago +228

    You are the most reasonable public personality on RU-clip. It's a darn shame that there's a minority of viewers who make the rest of us look like dunces. But you and your team always do things right, even when it comes to how you handle it when some people get out of line.

    • marsh mice Miller
      marsh mice Miller 3 months ago +2

      @Pete Mitchell you clearly are a viewer seeing you commented lol. Move along

    • Aaron Hingley
      Aaron Hingley 3 months ago +2

      @Pete Mitchell your sonthin else

    • Aaron Hingley
      Aaron Hingley 3 months ago +6

      If only the whole world had a little more cleetus in them .. my favorite RU-clip channel forsure

  • Alexandre Dagenais
    Alexandre Dagenais 3 months ago

    Hey! You've asked few times about perks that channel members can have.. What about long time members exemple over 12months can have the paidperview free to watch. I think this should grow the channel and have us the opportunity to get what we were advertised for when the main channel intruced the members options.
    Love the contain from a fellow Canadian car guy!
    As always do it for Dale

  • Gavin Phillips
    Gavin Phillips 3 months ago

    Anytime there’s a live stream or live event you’ll get trolls and weirdos man. Good job turning that off man!

  • Pete Poling
    Pete Poling 3 months ago

    Screw the live chat! Thanks for what you do for us!!!!! Love the team

  • eioshen boboi
    eioshen boboi 3 months ago

    though, love seeing what you and the crew get up to!

  • Not A Cat
    Not A Cat 3 months ago +102

    Live chat is full of really toxic people, children trying to be "edgy" and weirdos.
    Anyone trying to speak is lost within the spam and insanity. You made the right call.

    • Cyn Hicks
      Cyn Hicks 3 months ago

      @Mr S So, if YT did introduce sub-chats to the channels in order to combat high volume and spam you would be on the "edgy kid" sub-chat? Got it. Lol

    • Mr S
      Mr S 3 months ago

      Ok Karen 🤣🤣

    • Stefan
      Stefan 3 months ago +1

      “The World” not “Live Chat”….

    • Cyn Hicks
      Cyn Hicks 3 months ago +2

      The issue with chat is simplest ; volume. Chat on small channels can be great for the user and for the creator to grow. Channels this size really don't need it nor do the users. Even without the enormous amount of spam communication is impossible. The spammers essentially run everyone else off.
      That I said, I do sometimes put feedback into the chat because I know some creators use it for that purpose. Of course they need a team sifting through so not all will think it's worth it.

    • jordan eimer
      jordan eimer 3 months ago +2

      ignorant environments attract ignorant people. coupled with keyboard immunity. you get this.

  • Green Bay Classics, LLC

    Love the live feeds! Sorry about the immature people that created hysteria for their own amusement!
    Regarding the live streams, I would love to see more information on the screen regarding driver and car. Even knowing the years and models would be cool for a lot of the stuff.

  • R Daltoft
    R Daltoft 3 months ago

    Thank you for shutting up the idiots! Regarding the PPV, you should look into a user selected view, like stationary cams around the track and leader following cams, where the user can choose which cam to follow, via a HUD or something. Keep up the hard work !

  • Brett Matthews
    Brett Matthews 3 months ago

    You have my support, not much, but you have it! love you channel, been around from the start!

  • ChildofYHVH
    ChildofYHVH 3 months ago

    ITS SICKENING FOR SOMEONE TO DO SUCH A THING!!!! TRUST ME WHEN I SAY IT WILL COME BACK ON THEM!!!!

  • Burnt Rubber
    Burnt Rubber 4 months ago +23

    How about leaving the chat on for members only? If people are going to pay for a membership they are less likely to talk smack. As for the channel name change.. 2Fast2Cleetus

  • Wayne VanGundy
    Wayne VanGundy 3 months ago

    Thank you for taking an appropriate position and action. There is far too much irresponsible chatter and maliciousness on chat and social media.

  • wingerfan1
    wingerfan1 3 months ago +1

    I loved your streams having true professional announcers. Whomever you had at the FF was yelling too much.

  • Sam Axelrod
    Sam Axelrod 3 months ago

    Maybe in the future you'll be able to figure out chat on the site with enough dedicated mods. For now this decision makes sense, I'm just here to watch the show and enjoy.
    That being said I'm not sure if I missed it or wasn't clear, but will the big event recordings eventually be free to watch a month after, like it is now? Sometimes I can't justify paying for all the events in the year for ppv. But I've always been happy to wait that extra month and watch them here (I guess now on the site) for free. Which is really awesome that you even do that at all. So I'm not sure if that's still a thing, just moved to the site? Because I'd hate to miss like half the events on ppv. I'd understand obviously, but it would be helpful to get some clarity on how this will work now.

  • Tyler Carey
    Tyler Carey 3 months ago

    i love it straight up agree 100% people need more respect in there lives! :D

  • DDXS
    DDXS 4 months ago +157

    The chat has been like that for every event so you're making the right call. Between the toxicity and the complaints about a badass show THAT IS FREE has me completely embarrassed for some of these people. It's not just for this channel either, I was watching the last Race Week live feed and the first comments in that chat were talking about how Cleetus hit a deer in Leroy. So dumb.

    • Justin Kase
      Justin Kase 4 months ago +1

      @Peter Hineinlegen Was slow mode on and limited to one comment every 5 minutes? If not, that was a mistake. Was chat on "subscribers only" mode? Anyway, it seems that the real thing that set this off was the trolling about james being in an accident. This really kills the fun of watching a live event, tbh. I would rather watch the highlights only, if there is going to be zero interaction allowed. Chat makes the slow times more tolerable. Oh well.

    • Peter Hineinlegen
      Peter Hineinlegen 4 months ago +2

      You're right, it's been like that. I wish it wasn't. There are people who want to talk cars, but they're drowned out by the ones just stirring the pot. Not even original, just the same lame jokes over and over. I'm glad the youngsters enjoy racing, but we don't need 20,000 little brothers trying to be edgy.

    • Justin Kase
      Justin Kase 4 months ago +1

      I don't think it's the right call, but it's his call to make.

  • Nick Evans
    Nick Evans 3 months ago

    You handled this in the best possible way good job 👍🏻

  • chad scott
    chad scott 3 months ago

    Dude your so laid-back I can only imagine how bad it was too even address this

  • James B
    James B 3 months ago +1

    I love the channels. But I really want to see the fun that made the channel fun to watch.

  • Garett Otis
    Garett Otis 2 months ago

    very thankful for the livestreams. i live in oregon and a trip to florida isnt exactly a morning drive

  • Lethal Nate
    Lethal Nate 4 months ago +55

    "Keeping up with Cleetus " because this channel is all the fluff to the real channel. You keep us up to date on all the behind the scenes.

    • Brendon Snover
      Brendon Snover 4 months ago

      X2 on this name for the channel. Best one I've seen yet 👍🏻

  • Henke MX
    Henke MX 3 months ago

    Good decisions, especially cutting out livechat👍, will be fun to follow the journey onwards 🙂

  • Sean Stover
    Sean Stover 3 months ago +1

    I don't blame you for that there is no need to have to deal with all of that when you are doing so much for us as fans totally behind it Cleetus I don't even use the chats when I watch

  • Mick Johansson
    Mick Johansson 3 months ago

    Sheep will always be sheep and leaders will always strive to be leaders grow up people !
    Cleetus your an inspiration hel yeah brother !!!!

  • osulxa
    osulxa 3 months ago

    So glad you turned off the chat. I joined the live stream late and I was trying to find out what I missed and I couldn't read anything. People starting bad rumors and panic is so wrong. It was out of control. My advice: don't provide a live chat anymore. Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see your own ppv.

  • Evil Black Cat
    Evil Black Cat 4 months ago +169

    Not gonna lie, I freaked out a little when I made the mistake of reading that stupid live chat. It was a good call to shut it down, and we really don't need a live chat anyhow. I for one won't miss it at all. Thanks for the free shows!

    • Evil Black Cat
      Evil Black Cat 4 months ago

      @Sausage Wallet Yes, thanks for reminding me that, even in the brightest spots of the internet, there exist twisted and broken people who would make light of a man's life and those that care about him. And then there are those that think it's normal so those that don't like it should just accept it instead of rejecting it.

    • Sausage Wallet
      Sausage Wallet 4 months ago

      Surely u know how the internet works. Ppl are soft these days

    • High Flyin
      High Flyin 4 months ago

      @Cullen & Dad The live chat was spamming that "James died in a tragic car accident". Various people who were there were saying that he wasn't even in an accident.

    • Cullen & Dad
      Cullen & Dad 4 months ago

      They weren't saying James died or was in an accident...i was there. Ppl were joking about him being gone (vacation) and didn't understand.

  • Lasse Bredahl
    Lasse Bredahl 3 months ago

    Sucks about internet trolls ruining the livechat! i love you guys content and especially your down to earth, true and great way of showing us your awesome life! i suggest "Cleetus yeet McSkeetus" for the 2nd channel.

  • robin williams
    robin williams 3 months ago

    I think it would be cool to host an Outlaw Figure 8 race at the Freedom Factory. I believe it will not only allow followers of you to get their toes wet in that kind of racing, but it will also get more fans of figure 8 racing! Just an idea and I think it would be awesome to see!

  • TeamVS_99
    TeamVS_99 3 months ago

    Live chats are incredibly important, Great news is they are incredibly simple to run and host yourself. Then you can employ moderators, small fee per month just to chat and be apart of the community will solve 99% of trolling. no one pays to troll (typically) Give some of the door charge to the admin/moderators, you'll create an amazing online community spirit during these events.
    Self hosted chats can have a myriad of cool features, pols, personalisations, hard links dropped. $2 bucks a month to enjoy live chat, it's a no brainer.. not much to setup, admins / moderators run it. too easy :)

  • sokin jon
    sokin jon 3 months ago

    exponential rate, great things to come! I agree with the Cletus and co. Name and think you ought to put some of the more technical stuff on here for those that are interested.

  • armedinbama
    armedinbama 4 months ago +137

    Welcome to the brave new world, Cleeter. This is 100% why I'm not on FB, IG, etc.
    Thank you for staying classy! Still loving what you do and wishing you all success!

    • Just A Broke Redneck
      Just A Broke Redneck 3 months ago +5

      @Conner Dargi who asked?

    • Conner Dargi
      Conner Dargi 3 months ago +2

      I’m only on IG because a few of my friends use it almost exclusively

  • 1fsttoy
    1fsttoy 3 months ago

    I hope some day you will have a Jumbotron at the track so the folks at the track can also enjoy the same experience as the folks on the live stream like instant replays, etc.

  • mikale van beek
    mikale van beek Month ago

    dude i love you and your entire team !! they are awesome and i bet your families are too ! id say just dont have the live chats man they seem to be bringing you guys down my man .. anyways just got your boost mods and dad bods shirt and i love it!! altho i should have got a size smaller haha its still mean as tho .. much love from newzealand cleetus and crew keep up the good work boys and gals :P

  • Jose Abascal
    Jose Abascal 3 months ago +1

    I'm 100% with you on this matter cleet, making fun about you driving an electric car is one thing. It started funny with "Cleetus in the Telsa? our cleeter is a cheater". Although even this "funny comments" started to get out of hand quickly in my opinion. When some people started with James and what had happend (or thank god didn't happend) to him, i was really shocked. I know, that i don't know you guys personally (which sucks btw. 🙂) but you don't tell that someone had an accident in which that person got hurt or even killed just to get some attention. If someone really needs to do things like that, than this someone is a cold blooded idiot.
    To finish this up: I'm sitting here in germany and the streams are my only chance to enjoy this awsome events and to be honest, i don't need the live chat to have a great time watching your streams.
    Keep it up and my best wishes to you and your family.

  • Devin Dees
    Devin Dees 3 months ago

    livestream chats have been pretty horrendous for events across the board, music, cars, etc.. it's honestly a bit concerning

  • JoshD95
    JoshD95 4 months ago +38

    “Cleetus after hours” for the channel name

    • EpIcNaChO
      EpIcNaChO 4 months ago

      Yesss bro that's the one

  • bilishu aliss
    bilishu aliss 3 months ago

    anything. All the best to you and the gang at FF. OH, almost forgot, those monster truck pulls were amazing to watch too!!!

  • Jeroen de Ruiter
    Jeroen de Ruiter 3 months ago

    i was watching that stream for a while, but the chat absolutely annoyed me pretty quickly and im not surprised you had to turn it off... apparently ppl just cant behave like decent human beings

  • Matthew Sumrall
    Matthew Sumrall 3 months ago

    I turn the live chat off anyway. So first time I’m even hearing about it. Sorry to hear that people are doing dumb stuff like that. But thank you for still doing the free live streams. And I’m happy about you takin on the pay per view your selfs

  • Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens 3 months ago

    I saw the thing about him getting in an accident. But I actually heard him talking just a few minutes before at the event so I figured it was a non issue. Ignored it and very much enjoyed the show. Hell yeah brother!!!