DeafRead Youth Needs Help!!!

Please HELP by emailing Tayler Mayer at DeafRead.  CLICK HERE.  Thank you very much.

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  1. 1

    tayler said,

    See my video response regarding your concern.

  2. 2

    Jehanne said,

    King Road Believe it or Not by Justin Bergerson was in Extra AND Youth and many other vlogs, too. Please explain. Thank you.

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    Julie said,

    I do not understand DeafRead rules either. Your vlog should be in DeafRead Youth no matter what.
    They should not make you choose. Good luck. We need more youth like you fight for what is right. Bravo!

  4. 4

    tayler said,

    @Jehanne, Justin Bergerson’s “King Road Believe it or Not” is deaf-related.

    @Julie, check out the DeafRead Guidelines to see how DeafRead works.

  5. 5

    Julie said,

    It does not matter really if it is deaf related or not. I read guidelines you gave me and I do not see anything about Deaf Youth or anything about Extra and can not be on Youth, too. I am sorry for Jehanne. Adults like me can be confused, too. Wow, it is worse for kids. Kids should be able to see Jehanna’s vlog, too. It is not fair for adults to see it, not kids.

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    ALAN JEFFERS said,

    I UNDERSTAND ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID ON VEIDO AND I THOUGHT MY SUGGEST IS THERE ARE 2 DIFFERENT DEAF READ NUMBER ONE IS DEAF READ AND NUMBER TWO FOR DEAFREADYOUTH. SO WE CAN KNOWLEDGE DEAF UNDERAGE USE VLOG AND ADULT VLOG. WAIT AND SEE WHAT DEAFREAD WILL THINK BEST OF TWO OF DEAFREAD.COM AND DEAFYOUTHREAD.COM BUT THERE WILL MIGHT BE PUT AGE ON DEAFREAD SO WE CAN KNOW WHO YOU ARE USING VLOG. IT IS UP TO DEAFREAD HEADQUATER DEICDE WHAT WILL DO NEXT BETTER ONE OR SAME ONE ?

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    LaRonda said,

    tayler,

    Jehanna brings up a good point. We don’t want to discourage Deaf youth from vlogging or blogging. They are the future of DeafRead. Perhaps the DeafRead team can make an exception to the rules for DeafRead Youth only, allowing one space for all kinds of creativity… Possible???

    If this isn’t possible, then let’s encourage more readership from our adult Deaf community to go over and read and leave comments on DeafRead Youth and DeafRead Youth Extra so that these kids continue to feel encouraged and inspired to continue their creative work!

    Thanks Jehanna for sharing your opinion. Hope it works out.

    ~ LaRonda

  8. 8

    Thank you, Tayler, for taking time to respond to Jehanne’s concerns. She must have meant “Magnetic Hill – King Road”, which isn’t Deaf-related. In any case, there seems to be some confusion as far as why some Deaf youth posts can show up in DeafRead Youth and the front page of DeafRead (if they are Deaf-related), but Deaf youth posts that are not Deaf-related are not allowed to show up in DeafRead Youth and DeafRead Extra.

    It is great that the new system for DeafRead Youth will be unfiltered and allow all youth posts to show up. By your word “unfiltered”, I assume you mean that any youth post, whether it is Deaf-related or not, will be able to show up in the new system (I don’t think you mean unfiltered in the sense of unsupervised or R-rated posts).

    So, in the current system, do you mean there is capability to send Deaf-related youth posts to both the front page of DeafRead and to DeafRead Youth, but there is no capability to send non-Deaf-related youth posts to both DeafRead Extra and DeafRead Youth? I am a bit lost here. I don’t follow what you said about Deaf youth needing to quit the Adult DeafRead if they want their non-Deaf-related posts to show up in DeafRead Youth. They can’t show up in both? As Jehanne mentioned, there are so few Deaf youth posts right now, that it seems sad to keep some youth posts out. We need all the Deaf youth posts we can get!

    If you can clarify or explain some more about the rationale behind what I described above, it will be helpful for when Amy Cohen Efron, Candace McCullough and I (as part of the DeafRead Youth team) start working on the guidelines for the new youth system. In the meantime, do you think you could add a few temporary guidelines specifically for DeafRead Youth, until the new system is ready, to prevent any further confusion or misunderstandings? Thanks.

  9. 9

    hoeyhemp said,

    deafvideo(dot)tv do allow/accept any kinds of Vlogs when you upload anytime on your account youtube it automaticly goes to deafvideo(dot)tv where alot deaf viewers goes there also.

  10. 10

    tayler said,

    Sharon, each post is moderated once regardless of its status belonging to DeafRead, DeafRead Youth or both. Therefore, if it’s ineligible to appear on DeafRead, but otherwise would have been eligible on DeafRead Youth, it wouldn’t appear there.

    With the new system, it will be inversed. Instead of a public website, registration will be required. There, the vlogs wouldn’t need to be deaf-related.

    I believe vlogs is the future, and our younger deaf generation must not be denied of this, but generously given the opportunity.

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    Diane said,

    I agree with LaRonda that deaf kids are our future. Can’t Deafread make an exception and put all kids posts in Deafread Youth? Tayler said he moderates once, but said he can send posts to both if he wants. I checked Deafread Youth and did not see Jehanne’s deaf vlog there. It should.

    Sharon asked many good questions. Tayler still did not answer her questions. I noticed before in other posts. Tayler tend not to answer all questions. He is often very careless and not answer all questions.

    We better outline questions for Tayler. He won’t miss them. If he avoids answering in order with numbers, you will know why.

    1) WHY CAN’T DEAFREAD MAKE AN EXCEPTION AND PUT KIDS NONDEAF POSTS IN BOTH?
    ***If he can put deaf posts in both, he can put nondeaf in both.

    2) WHY CAN’T DEAFREAD WRITE TEMPORARY GUIDELINES FOR KIDS?
    ***Sharon suggested in her comment.

    3) WHY KIDS NEED TO QUIT ADULT DEAFREAD IF THEY WANT THEIR NONDEAF POSTS TO SHOW UP IN DEAFREAD YOUTH?
    ***I agree with Sharon it doesn’t make sense.

    Jehanne, you are our future activist! Keep up speaking your mind. Don’t let anyone shut you up. We support you.

  12. 12

    Kim said,

    *Shaking head* I am a teacher and am appalled to learn about this. I fail to understand why DeafRead can’t embrace our deaf children’s posts whether or not they are related to deaf issues. Tayler, please reconsider and post non-deaf-related vlogs in DeafRead Youth even if they show up in DeafRead Extra. Exclusive is the key word.

  13. 13

    tayler said,

    My time and resources are limited. If I had the capacity, I would hire another programmer. Instead of devoting any more time and resources, I am hurrying to finish my clients’ websites. The sooner I finish, the sooner I can focus on building the new system. This is the system that will widely open the doors for our younger generation.

  14. 14

    Jean Boutcher said,

    Tayler:

    In responce to Jehanne, we must commend her for having an independent mind of her own. I am in defence of people of any age, including children like Jehanne. It is wrong to deprive children of the
    opportunity to be heard or to be read by adults!

    Keeping deaf children’s v/blogs at bay, or away from the Adult DeafRead front for that matter, is like trivialising their opinions, thoughts, and ideas. That is unconstitutional.

    What inspired me to write when I was a kid was “Diary of Anne Franks” in the front section of the most popular bookstore in one of the largest cities. That book was epistlted by a kid my age. The bookstore did NOT put the book in the rear of the store.

    We, the people of ANY age, can learn a thing or two from children. Therefore, to put deaf children’s v/blogs in the front of DeafRead to show our respect for their opinions, thoughts, and ideas, the Human Editor would need to RE-write the guidelines.

    Knowing that you (Tayler) would readily agree with me that children can contribute any valuable idea to the society, I remain

    Yours sincerely.
    Jean Boutcher

  15. 15

    Jean Boutcher said,

    Post Scriptum:

    Be a blog abouut deaf-related issues or not.

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    Cheryl Shahan said,

    Wow, I was hoping by the time I read the last comment I would understand what’s going on, unfortunately I’m even more confused, sigh.

    It appears people agree we do need to have youths remain involved, we can see the limits of technology and Tayler’s time, we can see the guidelines needing to be clarified; so in the meantime, let’s post all youths’ vlogs/blogs in both DeafRead and DeafRead Youth where everyone can have access to all kinds of information by all ages of people. As to the topic, does it really matter since ASL (vlogging) is part of being Deaf?

    I understand the rationale of “keeping youths out of adults’ businesses” but unfortunately that means limiting Deaf youths from the vast arrays of information being transmitted everywhere that’s easily accessible by hearing youths. The rationale is keeping our Deaf children, once again, being behind the hearing youths and keeping them oppressed. We really need to find ways to keep our youths current and motivated like Jehanne. I thought DeafRead was the solution, unfortunately, it looks like I’m wrong. Let’s find a remedy soon for all our Deaf Youths, everyday and all topics, not once a month and limited topics.

  17. 17

    B.A.D. said,

    Jehanna – YOU GO GIRL!!

    Do NOT give-up! Just keep on Vlogging. I have seen a COUPLE young ones in here too. Also – We all have seen non-Deaf related issues being posted, and it is not fair for you/and other young volggers.

    Just don’t give up ! You are such a G-R-E-A-T person, and I really enjoy your Vlog(s).

    Keeeeeeeeeeeeep it up Girl! :-)

  18. 18

    [...] day. They lack the resources to properly manage their own web site – one discriminator has told a child that. So that’s the problem here: DeafRead is a poorly run and poorly-defined aggregrator of [...]

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    Perplexed Deaf Reader said,

    Wow…see this link. it is not even deaf-related. What is Tayler doing? He needs better guidelines. I agree with others that you rock and I hope you can get Tayler to be more consistent. Talk to him again! http://tberdy.wordpress.com/2008/01/16/gasoline-and-electric-car/

  20. 20

    What an all around amazingly written post

  21. 21

    I dont disagree with you…

  22. 22

    That’s some scholarly blog!!!


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