It is with some regret that I post this to inform anyone who may have been following the "let's post some videos" initiative that I am rescinding my offer of services in this matter. I went into this thing not expecting compensation or even any tangible support from the SE head quarters but the amount of out and out resistance I have encountered has so embittered my opinion of the DIY Stack Exchange that I am not only giving up on the whole YouTube video concept but I am actually deleting my profile and moving on with my life.
I'm sure the SE staff will be thinking "who cares?" (or more likely not thinking anything because they'll never see it because Robert Cortaino will delete it) but consider this: I so believed in the viability of this idea and the promise of the Woodworking community that I was willing to write, film, and produce videos out of my own pocket, in my spare time just to try and help,,, and my interactions with the SE staff was so off putting that I am now washing my hands of the SE entirely.
I know you, the moderators, will want to dismiss this as just some lunatic having an unusually strong reaction to disappointment, but don't. Take a serious look at what happened here, ask yourself how you would react if you were me, or any of the thousands of people that selflessly contribute content to your site day in and day out. Ask yourself why anyone willing to contribute anything on a volunteer basis should put up with the way you treat the users here.
Sorry drs, I really wanted this to work, but I. am. out. Proposal: Woodworking