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ricasso
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Just wondered if anyone else finds the majority of detecting videos on Youtube somewhat hard to believe? judging by my own detecting history in the real world (which is probably similar to most) I'm sure these folk would need to be out 24/7 to find the stuff they show, maybe they are! I live in a certain part of Gloucestershire where its said you can't take a step without treading on something Roman (NOT true by the way ;) ) and I certainly do well enough to keep my enthusiasm high but nothing on the scale some of these videos would have you believe.

Having said that there are two I enjoy watching that I find totally believable, firstly our own Terra Englandia and Tom Wood of CMD, both down to earth (forgive pun) and relaxing to watch, no dramatics etc.
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I know what you mean... it can be a bit dispiriting!
Mine are very amateurish at the moment but you know what they say about practice and I have a new ( may be too cheap to be true) camera arriving today to solve my lighting problems...! Anyway I do at least keep it real so if you want to see a bit of rubbish coming up with the odd good bit please take a peep at these! And any advice/criticism very welcome!

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You can’t generate clicks and advertising money from posting up hours of walking around a field digging up chewed up beer cans, so most of what you see are fake.
There are some good ones out there, like Andy’s, but avoid the gobshite chavs that claim to find Saxon gold in every hole.
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I have to say some are real but the ones with the click bait titles I avoid like the plague :thumbsup:
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ricasso wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:13 am Just wondered if anyone else finds the majority of detecting videos on Youtube somewhat hard to believe? judging by my own detecting history in the real world (which is probably similar to most) I'm sure these folk would need to be out 24/7 to find the stuff they show, maybe they are! I live in a certain part of Gloucestershire where its said you can't take a step without treading on something Roman (NOT true by the way ;) ) and I certainly do well enough to keep my enthusiasm high but nothing on the scale some of these videos would have you believe.

Having said that there are two I enjoy watching that I find totally believable, firstly our own Terra Englandia and Tom Wood of CMD, both down to earth (forgive pun) and relaxing to watch, no dramatics etc.
I have only been detecting for 18months, and initially watched alot of videos, but soon got tired of them for various reasons.

From what I have heard, many of the sponsored channels are under quite a bit of pressure to generate hits and amass subscribers in return for the goodies they receive, and it would not surprise me one bit if their wasn't done shady business involved.

That said, I think "success" is very much down to the ground you detect over and to a lesser degree the hours you put in. You only have to see the number of good finds posted on here by a relatively smaller number of posters to see what I mean. They have good ground, the time to detect, and obviously know what there are doing, so not unsurprisingly they get a constant trickle of pre 1600's finds. The people I am thinking of have nothing to do with YouTube and are just passionate about the hobby.

Getting back to YouTube, I think I must be getting to be a miserable git as I get older, as I find many of the channel hosts just plain irritating to the extreme. I did contemplate starting a thread called "Desert Island Detectorists" listing all the irritating Detectorists on YouTube who I would like to be shipped off to a desert island never to be heard of again! :) :)

On the other side of the coin, there are a couple of channels I enjoy immensely and that is Andy A's who posts here, and the German chap, (Hans?) who hosts TerraGermania...

I will watch a handful of others depending on my mood and what the first minute or so of a particular video is like, but they tend to be only one bit of over acting, or a hammy dance away from being relegated to Desert Island Detectorists status! :)
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Pete E wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:06 am
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