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** Creator/AllisonPregler was let go from the site on January 12, 2015 for a very petty reason - leaving someone on hold for 15 minutes. She maintains that she was away from her computer and had no idea there was anyone there. This led to Andrew Dickman and WebVideo/{{Phelous}} quitting the site in protest (though they had already had been planning to leave prior).\\\
Pregler would eventually get vindicated, however. On March 2018, an offhand question on Twitter led to a lengthy discussion with various former contributors over numerous acts of mismanagement, corrupt behaviour and other dirty laundry that Pregler would soon compile into a Google Document titled "Not So Awesome". This led to a ''tremendous'' backlash against both the Walkers and Mike Michaud with the [=#ChangeTheChannel=] hashtag, with many leaving in quick succession. Things only escalated when the site attempted to deliver a response, which not only failed to address many points, but outright accused many contributors of lying and ended up revealing some ''very'' disturbing and upsetting information that had been kept hidden for years. As of April 17, 2018, the only known contributors who remain are Doug and Rob Walker (both under contract), Creator/BradJones (who stayed out of personal loyalty toward the Walkers) and [[WebVideo/GuruLarryAndWez Larry Bundy Jr.]] (who stayed just to spite the website, who didn't do anything to promote him in the decade he was on there).

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** Creator/AllisonPregler was let go from the site on January 12, 2015 for a very petty reason - leaving someone on hold for 15 minutes. She maintains that she was away from her computer and had no idea there was anyone there. This led to Andrew Dickman and WebVideo/{{Phelous}} quitting the site in protest (though they had already had been planning to leave prior).\\\
Pregler would eventually get vindicated, however. On March 2018, an offhand question on Twitter led to a lengthy discussion with various former contributors over numerous acts of mismanagement, corrupt behaviour and other dirty laundry that Pregler would soon compile into a Google Document titled "Not So Awesome". This led to a ''tremendous'' backlash against both the Walkers and Mike Michaud with the [=#ChangeTheChannel=] hashtag, with many leaving in quick succession. Things only escalated when the site attempted to deliver a response, which not only failed to address many points, but outright accused many contributors of lying and ended up revealing some ''very'' disturbing and upsetting information that had been kept hidden for years. As of April 17, 2018, the only known contributors who remain are Doug and Rob Walker (both under contract), Creator/BradJones (who stayed out of personal loyalty toward the Walkers) and [[WebVideo/GuruLarryAndWez Larry Bundy Jr.]] (who stayed just to spite the website, who didn't do anything to promote him in the decade he was on there).


Pregler would eventually get vindicated, however. On March 2018, an offhand question on Twitter led to a lengthy discussion with various former contributors over numerous acts of mismanagement, corrupt behaviour and other dirty laundry that Pregler would soon compile into a Google Document titled "Not So Awesome". This led to a ''tremendous'' Internet Backdraft against both the Walkers and Mike Michaud with the [=#ChangeTheChannel=] hashtag, with many leaving in quick succession. Things only escalated when the site attempted to deliver a response, which not only failed to address many points, but [[NeverMyFault outright accused many contributors of lying]] and ended up revealing some ''very'' disturbing and upsetting information that had been kept hidden for years. As of April 17, 2018, the only known contributors who remain are Doug and Rob Walker (both under contract), Creator/BradJones (who stayed out of personal loyalty toward the Walkers) and [[WebVideo/GuruLarryAndWez Larry Bundy Jr.]] (who stayed just to spite the website, who didn't do anything to promote him in the decade he was on there).

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Pregler would eventually get vindicated, however. On March 2018, an offhand question on Twitter led to a lengthy discussion with various former contributors over numerous acts of mismanagement, corrupt behaviour and other dirty laundry that Pregler would soon compile into a Google Document titled "Not So Awesome". This led to a ''tremendous'' Internet Backdraft backlash against both the Walkers and Mike Michaud with the [=#ChangeTheChannel=] hashtag, with many leaving in quick succession. Things only escalated when the site attempted to deliver a response, which not only failed to address many points, but [[NeverMyFault outright accused many contributors of lying]] lying and ended up revealing some ''very'' disturbing and upsetting information that had been kept hidden for years. As of April 17, 2018, the only known contributors who remain are Doug and Rob Walker (both under contract), Creator/BradJones (who stayed out of personal loyalty toward the Walkers) and [[WebVideo/GuruLarryAndWez Larry Bundy Jr.]] (who stayed just to spite the website, who didn't do anything to promote him in the decade he was on there).


Pregler would eventually get vindicated, however. On March 2018, an offhand question on Twitter led to a lengthy discussion with various former contributors over numerous acts of mismanagement, corrupt behaviour and other dirty laundry that Pregler would soon compile into a Google Document titled "Not So Awesome". This led to a ''tremendous'' Internet Backdraft against both the Walkers and Mike Michaud with the [=#ChangeTheChannel=] hashtag, with many leaving in quick succession. Things only escalated when the site attempted to deliver a response, which not only failed to address many points, but [[NeverMyFault outright accused many contributors of lying]] and ended up revealing some ''very'' disturbing and upsetting information that had been kept hidden for years. As of April 17, 2018, the only known contributors who remain are Doug and Rob Walker (both under contract), Creator/BradJones (who stayed out of personal loyalty toward the Walkers) and [[WebVideo/GuruLarryAndWez Larry Bundy Jr.]] (who stayed [[{{Troll}} just to spite the website]], who didn't do anything to promote him in the decade he was on there).

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Pregler would eventually get vindicated, however. On March 2018, an offhand question on Twitter led to a lengthy discussion with various former contributors over numerous acts of mismanagement, corrupt behaviour and other dirty laundry that Pregler would soon compile into a Google Document titled "Not So Awesome". This led to a ''tremendous'' Internet Backdraft against both the Walkers and Mike Michaud with the [=#ChangeTheChannel=] hashtag, with many leaving in quick succession. Things only escalated when the site attempted to deliver a response, which not only failed to address many points, but [[NeverMyFault outright accused many contributors of lying]] and ended up revealing some ''very'' disturbing and upsetting information that had been kept hidden for years. As of April 17, 2018, the only known contributors who remain are Doug and Rob Walker (both under contract), Creator/BradJones (who stayed out of personal loyalty toward the Walkers) and [[WebVideo/GuruLarryAndWez Larry Bundy Jr.]] (who stayed [[{{Troll}} just to spite the website]], website, who didn't do anything to promote him in the decade he was on there).


** The Google Doc revealed that another producer was fired by Michaud for an unfair reason less than two weeks before Pregler was. In late 2014, [[Webvideo/FoldingIdeas Dan Olson]] wrote a piece of investigative journalism on ''Medium'' about a controversial web forum. The trolls that inhabited the forum started a smear campaign against Olson that reached Michaud, [[{{Jerkass}} who then effectively fired Olson on the spot instead of hearing him out]], and he then called Creator/LindsayEllis ''while she was driving to her parents' house for Christmas'' to yell at her about it because Olson is her friend. According to the Google Doc, this wound up being Ellis' last straw with Channel Awesome, and she, Olson and [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]] all quit at the start of 2015, departures that were not made public until just around the time Pregler was let go.

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** The Google Doc revealed that another producer was fired by Michaud for an unfair reason less than two weeks before Pregler was. In late 2014, [[Webvideo/FoldingIdeas Dan Olson]] wrote a piece of investigative journalism on ''Medium'' about a controversial web forum. The trolls that inhabited the forum started a smear campaign against Olson that reached Michaud, [[{{Jerkass}} Michaud, who then effectively fired Olson on the spot instead of hearing him out]], out, and he then called Creator/LindsayEllis ''while she was driving to her parents' house for Christmas'' to yell at her about it because Olson is her friend. According to the Google Doc, this wound up being Ellis' last straw with Channel Awesome, and she, Olson and [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]] all quit at the start of 2015, departures that were not made public until just around the time Pregler was let go.


* RomanceOnTheSet: Several contributors have gotten together over the past few years. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay]] and WebVideo/{{Todd|InTheShadows}} (although they later broke up, they remain very good friends), and Creator/{{Allison|Pregler}} and [[WebVideo/{{Phelous}} Phelan]], are the most prominent examples. [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] and [[WebVideo/JesuOtaku Jacob]] (then known as Hope) also dated but have since broken up. [[WebVideo/PawDugan Paul]] and [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Elisa]] got married on October 2013, and now have two children. [[WebVideo/TheDomReviews Dominic Smith]] and Heather "Calluna" [=McDonald=] also met and fell in love through their association with the site, though they broke up in early 2020.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Several contributors have gotten together over the past few years. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay]] and WebVideo/{{Todd|InTheShadows}} (although they later broke up, they remain very good friends), and Creator/{{Allison|Pregler}} and [[WebVideo/{{Phelous}} Phelan]], are the most prominent examples. [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] and [[WebVideo/JesuOtaku Jacob]] (then known as Hope) also dated but have since broken up. [[WebVideo/PawDugan Paul]] and [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Elisa]] got married on October 2013, and now have two children. [[WebVideo/TheDomReviews Dominic Smith]] and Heather "Calluna" [=McDonald=] also met and fell in love through their association with the site, though they broke up in early 2020.


** Creator/AllisonPregler was let go from the site on January 12, 2015 for a very petty reason - leaving someone on hold for 15 minutes. She maintains that she was away from her computer and had no idea there was anyone there. This led to Andrew Dickman and WebVideo/{{Phelous}} quitting the site in protest (though they had already had been planning to leave prior).\\
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Pregler would eventually get vindicated, however. On March 2018, an offhand question on Twitter led to a lengthy discussion with various former contributors over numerous acts of mismanagement, corrupt behaviour and other dirty laundry that Pregler would soon compile into a Google Document. This led to a ''tremendous'' Internet Backdraft against both the Walkers and Mike Michaud with the [=#ChangeTheChannel=] hashtag, with many leaving in quick succession. Things only escalated when the site attempted to deliver a response, which not only failed to address many points, but [[NeverMyFault outright accused many contributors of lying]] and ended up revealing some ''very'' disturbing and upsetting information that had been kept hidden for years. As of April 17, 2018, the only known contributors who remain are Doug and Rob Walker (both under contract), Creator/BradJones (who stayed out of personal loyalty toward the Walkers) and [[WebVideo/GuruLarryAndWez Larry Bundy Jr.]] (who stayed [[{{Troll}} just to spite the website]], who didn't do anything to promote him in the decade he was on).

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** Creator/AllisonPregler was let go from the site on January 12, 2015 for a very petty reason - leaving someone on hold for 15 minutes. She maintains that she was away from her computer and had no idea there was anyone there. This led to Andrew Dickman and WebVideo/{{Phelous}} quitting the site in protest (though they had already had been planning to leave prior).\\
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Pregler would eventually get vindicated, however. On March 2018, an offhand question on Twitter led to a lengthy discussion with various former contributors over numerous acts of mismanagement, corrupt behaviour and other dirty laundry that Pregler would soon compile into a Google Document.Document titled "Not So Awesome". This led to a ''tremendous'' Internet Backdraft against both the Walkers and Mike Michaud with the [=#ChangeTheChannel=] hashtag, with many leaving in quick succession. Things only escalated when the site attempted to deliver a response, which not only failed to address many points, but [[NeverMyFault outright accused many contributors of lying]] and ended up revealing some ''very'' disturbing and upsetting information that had been kept hidden for years. As of April 17, 2018, the only known contributors who remain are Doug and Rob Walker (both under contract), Creator/BradJones (who stayed out of personal loyalty toward the Walkers) and [[WebVideo/GuruLarryAndWez Larry Bundy Jr.]] (who stayed [[{{Troll}} just to spite the website]], who didn't do anything to promote him in the decade he was on).on there).



** It would be because of this controversy that a Role Ending ''Felony'' was uncovered. For years, it was unknown why Justin Carmical, aka [[WebVideo/YouCanPlayThis JewWario]], had left Channel Awesome, in part because he committed suicide so soon afterwards. As such, he was remembered with fondness by his fans and most of the site's contributors. This was, however, until evidence ended up surfacing that he had sexually assaulted a minor and raped an unconscious woman, and that he was fired by Channel Awesome following the latter incident. (The concealment of the rape was apparently done at the request of the victim.) This was later confirmed by multiple sources, and if anything made CA's rebuttal to [=#ChangeTheChannel=] even worse, particularly since the shoddy editing in CA's second response left enough info uncensored that people quickly figured out that Justin was the predator alluded to in the "Not So Awesome" Google Doc. This revelation damaged the reputation of CA and the Walkers even more than the Google Doc did, because they knew what had happened but did not tell anyone else on the site or community, and had allowed tributes to Justin to be posted on the site after he died.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Several contributors have gotten together over the past few years. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay]] and WebVideo/{{Todd|InTheShadows}} (although they late broke up, they remain very good friends), and Creator/{{Allison|Pregler}} and [[WebVideo/{{Phelous}} Phelan]], are the most prominent examples. [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] and [[WebVideo/JesuOtaku Jacob]] (then known as Hope) also dated but have since broken up. [[WebVideo/PawDugan Paul]] and [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Elisa]] got married on October 2013, and now have two children. [[WebVideo/TheDomReviews Dominic Smith]] and Heather "Calluna" [=McDonald=] also met and fell in love through their association with the site, though they broke up in early 2020.

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** It would be because of this controversy that a Role Ending Role-Ending ''Felony'' was uncovered. For years, it was unknown why Justin Carmical, aka [[WebVideo/YouCanPlayThis JewWario]], had left Channel Awesome, in part because he committed suicide so soon afterwards. As such, he was remembered with fondness by his fans and most of the site's contributors. This was, however, until evidence ended up surfacing that he had sexually assaulted a minor and raped an unconscious woman, and that he was fired by Channel Awesome following the latter incident. (The concealment of the rape was apparently done at the request of the victim.) This was later confirmed by multiple sources, and if anything made CA's rebuttal to [=#ChangeTheChannel=] even worse, particularly since the shoddy editing in CA's second response left enough info uncensored that people quickly figured out that Justin was the predator alluded to in the "Not So Awesome" Google Doc. This revelation damaged the reputation of CA and the Walkers even more than the Google Doc did, because they knew what had happened but did not tell anyone else on the site or community, and had allowed tributes to Justin to be posted on the site after he died.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Several contributors have gotten together over the past few years. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay]] and WebVideo/{{Todd|InTheShadows}} (although they late later broke up, they remain very good friends), and Creator/{{Allison|Pregler}} and [[WebVideo/{{Phelous}} Phelan]], are the most prominent examples. [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] and [[WebVideo/JesuOtaku Jacob]] (then known as Hope) also dated but have since broken up. [[WebVideo/PawDugan Paul]] and [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Elisa]] got married on October 2013, and now have two children. [[WebVideo/TheDomReviews Dominic Smith]] and Heather "Calluna" [=McDonald=] also met and fell in love through their association with the site, though they broke up in early 2020.


* RomanceOnTheSet: Several contributors have gotten together over the past few years. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay]] and WebVideo/{{Todd|InTheShadows}} (although they late broke up, they remain very good friends), and Creator/{{Allison|Pregler}} and [[WebVideo/{{Phelous}} Phelan]], are the most prominent examples. [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] and [[WebVideo/JesuOtaku Jacob]] (then known as Hope) have also dated but have since broken up. [[WebVideo/PawDugan Paul]] and [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Elisa]] got married on October 2013, and now have two children. [[WebVideo/TheDomReviews Dominic Smith]] and Heather "Calluna" [=McDonald=] also met and fell in love through their association with the site, though they broke up in early 2020.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Several contributors have gotten together over the past few years. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay]] and WebVideo/{{Todd|InTheShadows}} (although they late broke up, they remain very good friends), and Creator/{{Allison|Pregler}} and [[WebVideo/{{Phelous}} Phelan]], are the most prominent examples. [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] and [[WebVideo/JesuOtaku Jacob]] (then known as Hope) have also dated but have since broken up. [[WebVideo/PawDugan Paul]] and [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Elisa]] got married on October 2013, and now have two children. [[WebVideo/TheDomReviews Dominic Smith]] and Heather "Calluna" [=McDonald=] also met and fell in love through their association with the site, though they broke up in early 2020.


* RomanceOnTheSet: Several contributors have gotten together over the past few years. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay]] and WebVideo/{{Todd|InTheShadows}} (although they late broke up, they remain very good friends), and Creator/{{Allison|Pregler}} and [[WebVideo/{{Phelous}} Phelan]], are the most prominent examples. [[WebVideo/PawDugan Paul]] and [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Elisa]] got married on October 2013, and are now parents of a child. [[WebVideo/TheDomReviews Dominic Smith]] and Heather "Calluna" [=McDonald=] also met and fell in love through their association with the site, though they broke up in early 2020.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Several contributors have gotten together over the past few years. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay]] and WebVideo/{{Todd|InTheShadows}} (although they late broke up, they remain very good friends), and Creator/{{Allison|Pregler}} and [[WebVideo/{{Phelous}} Phelan]], are the most prominent examples. [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] and [[WebVideo/JesuOtaku Jacob]] (then known as Hope) have also dated but have since broken up. [[WebVideo/PawDugan Paul]] and [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Elisa]] got married on October 2013, and are now parents of a child.have two children. [[WebVideo/TheDomReviews Dominic Smith]] and Heather "Calluna" [=McDonald=] also met and fell in love through their association with the site, though they broke up in early 2020.


** The Google Doc revealed that another producer was fired by Michaud for an unfair reason less than two weeks before Pregler was. In late 2014, [[Webvideo/FoldingIdeas Dan Olson]] wrote a piece of investigative journalism on ''Medium'' about a controversial web forum. The trolls that inhabited the forum started a smear campaign against Olson that reached Michaud, [[Jerkass who then effectively fired Olson on the spot instead of hearing him out]], and he then called Creator/LindsayEllis ''while she was driving to her parents' house for Christmas'' to yell at her about it because Olson is her friend. According to the Google Doc, this wound up being Ellis' last straw with Channel Awesome, and she, Olson and [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]] all quit at the start of 2015, departures that were not made public until just around the time Pregler was let go.

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** The Google Doc revealed that another producer was fired by Michaud for an unfair reason less than two weeks before Pregler was. In late 2014, [[Webvideo/FoldingIdeas Dan Olson]] wrote a piece of investigative journalism on ''Medium'' about a controversial web forum. The trolls that inhabited the forum started a smear campaign against Olson that reached Michaud, [[Jerkass [[{{Jerkass}} who then effectively fired Olson on the spot instead of hearing him out]], and he then called Creator/LindsayEllis ''while she was driving to her parents' house for Christmas'' to yell at her about it because Olson is her friend. According to the Google Doc, this wound up being Ellis' last straw with Channel Awesome, and she, Olson and [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]] all quit at the start of 2015, departures that were not made public until just around the time Pregler was let go.


** T.J. Kincaid (The Distressed Watcher) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rQFaSCc8uQ claims that]] he started to get this treatment after Mike Ellis left the company. According to him, all of his new videos were pushed to the bottom of the upload feed, despite him being one of the more popular producers on the site, which led him to start to lose interest in making content. It came to a head when his "Gayest Music Videos of the 1980s" video was rejected - he initially thought that the channel heads had mistaken it for being homophobic, which would be ironic, given T.J.s [[NWordPrivileges bisexual]], but was later told that it wasn't uploaded because Channel Awesome thought their audience would be ''too'' homophobic to accept it, which became hypocritical given Rob and Mikes alleged treatment of one of their gay producers. Shortly after, he was called into a meeting with the company heads who told him that they'd be letting him go because they were afraid that his Website/YouTube alter-ego (WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist) would scare off potential advertisers to their site.

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** T.J. Kincaid (The Distressed Watcher) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rQFaSCc8uQ claims that]] he started to get this treatment after Mike Ellis left the company. According to him, all of his new videos were pushed to the bottom of the upload feed, despite him being one of the more popular producers on the site, which led him to start to lose interest in making content. It came to a head when his "Gayest Music Videos of the 1980s" video was rejected - he initially thought that the channel heads had mistaken it for being homophobic, which would be ironic, given T.J.s [[NWordPrivileges bisexual]], but was later told that it wasn't uploaded because Channel Awesome thought their audience would be ''too'' homophobic to accept it, which became hypocritical given Rob and Mikes alleged treatment of one of their gay producers.producers, and T.J. got offended by them thinking that their audience would be homophobic. Shortly after, he was called into a meeting with the company heads who told him that they'd be letting him go because they were afraid that his Website/YouTube alter-ego (WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist) would scare off potential advertisers to their site.


** T.J. Kincaid (The Distressed Watcher) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rQFaSCc8uQ claims that]] he started to get this treatment after Mike Ellis left the company. According to him, all of his new videos were pushed to the bottom of the upload feed, despite him being one of the more popular producers on the site, which led him to start to lose interest in making content. It came to a head when his "Gayest Music Videos of the 1980s" video was rejected - he initially thought that the channel heads had mistaken it for being homophobic, which would be ironic, given T.J.s [[NWordPriviliges bisexual]], but was later told that it wasn't uploaded because Channel Awesome thought their audience would be ''too'' homophobic to accept it, which became hypocritical given Rob and Mikes alleged treatment of one of their gay producers. Shortly after, he was called into a meeting with the company heads who told him that they'd be letting him go because they were afraid that his Website/YouTube alter-ego (WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist) would scare off potential advertisers to their site.

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** T.J. Kincaid (The Distressed Watcher) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rQFaSCc8uQ claims that]] he started to get this treatment after Mike Ellis left the company. According to him, all of his new videos were pushed to the bottom of the upload feed, despite him being one of the more popular producers on the site, which led him to start to lose interest in making content. It came to a head when his "Gayest Music Videos of the 1980s" video was rejected - he initially thought that the channel heads had mistaken it for being homophobic, which would be ironic, given T.J.s [[NWordPriviliges [[NWordPrivileges bisexual]], but was later told that it wasn't uploaded because Channel Awesome thought their audience would be ''too'' homophobic to accept it, which became hypocritical given Rob and Mikes alleged treatment of one of their gay producers. Shortly after, he was called into a meeting with the company heads who told him that they'd be letting him go because they were afraid that his Website/YouTube alter-ego (WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist) would scare off potential advertisers to their site.


** The Google Doc revealed that another producer was fired by Michaud for an unfair reason less than two weeks before Pregler was. In late 2014, [[Webvideo/FoldingIdeas Dan Olson]] wrote a piece of investigative journalism on ''Medium'' about [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment a controversial web forum]]. The trolls that inhabited the forum started a smear campaign against Olson that reached Michaud, who then effectively fired Olson on the spot instead of hearing him out, and he then called Creator/LindsayEllis ''while she was driving to her parents' house for Christmas'' to yell at her about it because Olson is her friend. According to the Google Doc, this wound up being Ellis' last straw with Channel Awesome, and she, Olson and [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]] all quit at the start of 2015, departures that were not made public until just around the time Pregler was let go.

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** The Google Doc revealed that another producer was fired by Michaud for an unfair reason less than two weeks before Pregler was. In late 2014, [[Webvideo/FoldingIdeas Dan Olson]] wrote a piece of investigative journalism on ''Medium'' about [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment a controversial web forum]]. forum. The trolls that inhabited the forum started a smear campaign against Olson that reached Michaud, [[Jerkass who then effectively fired Olson on the spot instead of hearing him out, out]], and he then called Creator/LindsayEllis ''while she was driving to her parents' house for Christmas'' to yell at her about it because Olson is her friend. According to the Google Doc, this wound up being Ellis' last straw with Channel Awesome, and she, Olson and [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]] all quit at the start of 2015, departures that were not made public until just around the time Pregler was let go.



** T.J. Kincaid (The Distressed Watcher) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rQFaSCc8uQ claims that]] he started to get this treatment after Mike Ellis left the company. According to him, all of his new videos were pushed to the bottom of the upload feed, despite him being one of the more popular producers on the site, which led him to start to lose interest in making content. It came to a head when his "Gayest Music Videos of the 1980s" video was rejected - he initially thought that the channel heads had mistaken it for being homophobic, but was later told that it wasn't uploaded because Channel Awesome thought their audience would be ''too'' homophobic to accept it. Shortly after, he was called into a meeting with the company heads who told him that they'd be letting him go because they were afraid that his Website/YouTube alter-ego (WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist) would scare off potential advertisers to their site.

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** T.J. Kincaid (The Distressed Watcher) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rQFaSCc8uQ claims that]] he started to get this treatment after Mike Ellis left the company. According to him, all of his new videos were pushed to the bottom of the upload feed, despite him being one of the more popular producers on the site, which led him to start to lose interest in making content. It came to a head when his "Gayest Music Videos of the 1980s" video was rejected - he initially thought that the channel heads had mistaken it for being homophobic, which would be ironic, given T.J.s [[NWordPriviliges bisexual]], but was later told that it wasn't uploaded because Channel Awesome thought their audience would be ''too'' homophobic to accept it.it, which became hypocritical given Rob and Mikes alleged treatment of one of their gay producers. Shortly after, he was called into a meeting with the company heads who told him that they'd be letting him go because they were afraid that his Website/YouTube alter-ego (WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist) would scare off potential advertisers to their site.


* TroubledProduction: [[TroubledProduction/ChannelAwesome Many cases]], specially the anniversary videos, which had serious issues according to the cast members, mainly stemming from nonexistent budgets and poor management. Some of the issues that plagued filming were multiple injuries, no filming permits, no liability insurance, and cast members were forced to pay for their own props and costumes. Doug and Rob also talked about even more issues on their commentaries, like Doug intentionally not eating during WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee and having to be dragged to the WebVideo/SuburbanKnights meeting because he was scared hed be faced with mutiny instead of support.

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* TroubledProduction: [[TroubledProduction/ChannelAwesome Many cases]], specially especially the anniversary videos, which had serious issues according to the cast members, mainly stemming from nonexistent budgets and poor management. Some of the issues that plagued filming were multiple injuries, no filming permits, no liability insurance, and cast members were forced to pay for their own props and costumes. Doug and Rob also talked about even more issues on their commentaries, like Doug intentionally not eating during WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee and having to be dragged to the WebVideo/SuburbanKnights meeting because he was scared hed be faced with mutiny instead of support.


** Creator/AllisonPregler was let go from the site on January 12, 2015 for a very petty reason - leaving someone on hold for 15 minutes. She maintains that she was away from her computer and had no idea there was anyone there. This led to Andrew Dickman and WebVideo/{{Phelous}} quitting the site in protest (though they had already had been planning to leave prior).
** Pregler would eventually get vindicated, however. On March 2018, an offhand question on Twitter led to a lengthy discussion with various former contributors over numerous acts of mismanagement, corrupt behaviour and other dirty laundry that Pregler would soon compile into a Google Document. This led to a ''tremendous'' Internet Backdraft against both the Walkers and Mike Michaud with the [=#ChangeTheChannel=] hashtag, with many leaving in quick succession. Things only escalated when the site attempted to deliver a response, which not only failed to address many points, but [[NeverMyFault outright accused many contributors of lying]] and ended up revealing some ''very'' disturbing and upsetting information that had been kept hidden for years. As of April 17, 2018, the only known contributors who remain are Doug and Rob Walker (both under contract), Creator/BradJones (who stayed out of personal loyalty toward the Walkers) and [[WebVideo/GuruLarryAndWez Larry Bundy Jr.]] (who stayed [[{{Troll}} just to spite the website]], who didn't do anything to promote him in the decade he was on).//
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The Google Doc revealed that another producer was fired by Michaud for an unfair reason less than two weeks before Pregler was. In late 2014, [[Webvideo/FoldingIdeas Dan Olson]] wrote a piece of investigative journalism on ''Medium'' about [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment a controversial web forum]]. The trolls that inhabited the forum started a smear campaign against Olson that reached Michaud, who then effectively fired Olson on the spot instead of hearing him out, and he then called Creator/LindsayEllis ''while she was driving to her parents' house for Christmas'' to yell at her about it because Olson is her friend. According to the Google Doc, this wound up being Ellis' last straw with Channel Awesome, and she, Olson and [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]] all quit at the start of 2015, departures that were not made public until just around the time Pregler was let go.

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** Creator/AllisonPregler was let go from the site on January 12, 2015 for a very petty reason - leaving someone on hold for 15 minutes. She maintains that she was away from her computer and had no idea there was anyone there. This led to Andrew Dickman and WebVideo/{{Phelous}} quitting the site in protest (though they had already had been planning to leave prior).
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Pregler would eventually get vindicated, however. On March 2018, an offhand question on Twitter led to a lengthy discussion with various former contributors over numerous acts of mismanagement, corrupt behaviour and other dirty laundry that Pregler would soon compile into a Google Document. This led to a ''tremendous'' Internet Backdraft against both the Walkers and Mike Michaud with the [=#ChangeTheChannel=] hashtag, with many leaving in quick succession. Things only escalated when the site attempted to deliver a response, which not only failed to address many points, but [[NeverMyFault outright accused many contributors of lying]] and ended up revealing some ''very'' disturbing and upsetting information that had been kept hidden for years. As of April 17, 2018, the only known contributors who remain are Doug and Rob Walker (both under contract), Creator/BradJones (who stayed out of personal loyalty toward the Walkers) and [[WebVideo/GuruLarryAndWez Larry Bundy Jr.]] (who stayed [[{{Troll}} just to spite the website]], who didn't do anything to promote him in the decade he was on).//
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The Google Doc revealed that another producer was fired by Michaud for an unfair reason less than two weeks before Pregler was. In late 2014, [[Webvideo/FoldingIdeas Dan Olson]] wrote a piece of investigative journalism on ''Medium'' about [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment a controversial web forum]]. The trolls that inhabited the forum started a smear campaign against Olson that reached Michaud, who then effectively fired Olson on the spot instead of hearing him out, and he then called Creator/LindsayEllis ''while she was driving to her parents' house for Christmas'' to yell at her about it because Olson is her friend. According to the Google Doc, this wound up being Ellis' last straw with Channel Awesome, and she, Olson and [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]] all quit at the start of 2015, departures that were not made public until just around the time Pregler was let go.


** Pregler would eventually get vindicated, however. On March 2018, an offhand question on Twitter led to a lengthy discussion with various former contributors over numerous acts of mismanagement, corrupt behaviour and other dirty laundry that Pregler would soon compile into a Google Document. This led to a ''tremendous'' Internet Backdraft against both the Walkers and Mike Michaud with the [=#ChangeTheChannel=] hashtag, with many leaving in quick succession. Things only escalated when the site attempted to deliver a response, which not only failed to address many points, but [[NeverMyFault outright accused many contributors of lying]] and ended up revealing some ''very'' disturbing and upsetting information that had been kept hidden for years. As of April 17, 2018, the only known contributors who remain are Doug and Rob Walker (both under contract), Creator/BradJones (who stayed out of personal loyalty toward the Walkers) and [[WebVideo/GuruLarryAndWez Larry Bundy Jr.]] (who stayed [[{{Troll}} just to spite the website]], who didn't do anything to promote him in the decade he was on).
** The Google Doc revealed that another producer was fired by Michaud for an unfair reason less than two weeks before Pregler was. In late 2014, [[Webvideo/FoldingIdeas Dan Olson]] wrote a piece of investigative journalism on ''Medium'' about [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment a controversial web forum]]. The trolls that inhabited the forum started a smear campaign against Olson that reached Michaud, who then effectively fired Olson on the spot instead of hearing him out, and he then called Creator/LindsayEllis ''while she was driving to her parents' house for Christmas'' to yell at her about it because Olson is her friend. According to the Google Doc, this wound up being Ellis' last straw with Channel Awesome, and she, Olson and [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]] all quit at the start of 2015, departures that were not made public until just around the time Pregler was let go.

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** Pregler would eventually get vindicated, however. On March 2018, an offhand question on Twitter led to a lengthy discussion with various former contributors over numerous acts of mismanagement, corrupt behaviour and other dirty laundry that Pregler would soon compile into a Google Document. This led to a ''tremendous'' Internet Backdraft against both the Walkers and Mike Michaud with the [=#ChangeTheChannel=] hashtag, with many leaving in quick succession. Things only escalated when the site attempted to deliver a response, which not only failed to address many points, but [[NeverMyFault outright accused many contributors of lying]] and ended up revealing some ''very'' disturbing and upsetting information that had been kept hidden for years. As of April 17, 2018, the only known contributors who remain are Doug and Rob Walker (both under contract), Creator/BradJones (who stayed out of personal loyalty toward the Walkers) and [[WebVideo/GuruLarryAndWez Larry Bundy Jr.]] (who stayed [[{{Troll}} just to spite the website]], who didn't do anything to promote him in the decade he was on).
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The Google Doc revealed that another producer was fired by Michaud for an unfair reason less than two weeks before Pregler was. In late 2014, [[Webvideo/FoldingIdeas Dan Olson]] wrote a piece of investigative journalism on ''Medium'' about [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment a controversial web forum]]. The trolls that inhabited the forum started a smear campaign against Olson that reached Michaud, who then effectively fired Olson on the spot instead of hearing him out, and he then called Creator/LindsayEllis ''while she was driving to her parents' house for Christmas'' to yell at her about it because Olson is her friend. According to the Google Doc, this wound up being Ellis' last straw with Channel Awesome, and she, Olson and [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]] all quit at the start of 2015, departures that were not made public until just around the time Pregler was let go.

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