Archive for January, 2010

PROSTABLOGNZ: I guess this confirms it – You Tube is a machine.

There has been no response to my plea to restore my pee video, despite what is undeniably a strong case.

Proof, surely, that the popular video site is run by a computer.

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PROSTABLOG NZ:  Well, here’s something good for a chuckle – my short video (right) showing improved urine stream after prostate surgery has just been taken down by You Tube.

Here’s what they say:

The following video(s) from your account have been disabled for violating the YouTube Community Guidelines:

  • Stream – (Tuckr001)

Your account has received one Community Guidelines warning sanction, which will expire in six months. Additional violations may result in the temporary disabling of your ability to post content to YouTube and/or the termination of your account.


The YouTube Team

So, I’m on notice for offending good taste, I guess.

I’d love to know who complained.

Here’s my response to You Tube (be interesting to see what they say):

I have received your message with some alarm.
The video clip you refer to is a serious attempt to illustrate to men recovering from the effects of prostate cancer surgery the results such surgery have on improving urine flow.
I refer you to the blog on which this video appears. From that, hopefully, you will see the context.
To remove the video for reasons that can only be imagined shows that You Tube has little understanding of the purpose of such an item.
I request that you restore it as soon as possible.
I await your reply with interest, and will report it on the blog.
Here’s the link to my blog (which has so far received 52,000 page uploads and much favourable comment from prostate cancer sufferers and medical experts): https://prostablog.wordpress.com
Thank you

Having read the community guidelines, I’m at a loss to know where the video trangresses. Take a read (see the link above) and let me know what you think.

Here’s where the original video appeared in my series, My PC Adventure: CLICK HERE

I have to say that the video has already been through the scrutiny of the toughest censor of all, my wife Lin, who cut the length (of the video) to a short few seconds. Since she apporoved it, who could possibly take offence?

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PROSTABLOG NZ: The NZ Listener magazine has commissioned an article on cancer and the theme will be screening.

I was interviewed for it today and I think the writer has a good grasp of the issues.

Look forward to seeing what she comes up with.

Does anyone know what happened to the NZ Parliamentary inquiry into prostate cancer?

It was supposed to get more evidence from the Ministry of Health in November, when the ministry expected to have completed its analysis of the two big randomised studies into PSA screening.

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The "prostabus" and Queenstown's Remarkables on one of our rare fine days.

PROSTABLOG NZ:  This a brief bulletin from our campervan deep in the South Island of NZ, which seems to have been by-passed by summer.

The temperature as we sat outside in Dunedin having dinner last night was 8 degrees!

So far we’ve covered about 2000 kilometres around the bottom half of the island and now live a gypsy life, surrounded by rental campervans driven by holidaying couples and families from every part of the world.

Over the next few weeks I’ll post some of the photos I’ve been taking.

This blog, incidentally, continues to get about 300 hits a day and has drawn some nice feedback. Thank you to those who have contributed.

My health is good and any problems are related only to too many hours wrestling the wheel of the van in high winds (sore arms) or feeling a bit seedy in the mornings from too much fine Central Otago pinot noir the night before.

Oh, and one other piece of excellent news – we became grandparents for the first time on December 30 with the safe arrival of “Sparky” Tucker to Megan and our son Kirk.

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