First, the post was for people with YT channels to check if their content was being stolen/used by others to make money off of.
I have a bunch of thoughts on the topics you bring up, let me try to get them all out here.
Why YouTube? I mean why did we all at some point join YouTube? Who do many of us still use YouTube?
To me the answer is pretty simple - content variety. I can watch Shapiro, Dice, Stix, Tucker, Crowder, college reform, etc for political discussion, to watch snowflakes get owned, get their take on what is going on…
Then i can watch dashcam videos, police body cam videos, news, diy channels, wood carving, product reviews, etc.
My wife watches cooking in addition to news, and political discussion videos.
We all have a multitude of interests, so do all people. A platform like YouTube still offers a “one stop shop” solution for lets say 99% of interests/entertainment. They obviously started squeezing out conservatives and firearms specifically, and i have responded with that feedback to their leadership a number of times. Basically, every chance i get to submit feedback i tell them how they are making a mistake by punishing their own community.
Gun specific platforms are by default a niche market for content. It is awesome that we have them and Full30 in particular. The platform allows a safe place for the firearms related content and if/when YouTube does a sweep and close down every single firearms channel people looking for that specific content will go to Full30, UGETube, GunStreamer, etc.
But… they will steer right back to YouTube for everything else. The only way people will truly abandon a platform like YouTube is when it becomes a niche cotent platform and when other platforms become a Variety of Content platforms.
Just my $0.02