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  1. Lately, we've gotten a lot of questions asking us what happened to us. Are we missing!? Did we die!? Did we sell the channel!? Did someone get sick!? Most people are simply genuinely concerned about us and want to make sure we're okay. A huge thank you to you guys for caring. Others, however, think something horrible has happened to us and decided the perfect thing to do is start harassing us as they believe we're dealing with something horrible. Some of them have even taken it upon themselves to start doing "research", including on the children of the family. Sounds totally normal. Luckily, the majority of people aren't ANYTHING like THIS... Because if one of us died or got terribly sick, internet harassment would be SO nice to deal with. Luckily, we are okay, but I can only imagine how horrible it would be to deal with this type of harassment if we were dealing with a personal tragedy as some actually think. The simple answer is we are perfectly fine and the channel is just changing its content. Not everyone will like the content and that's fine, it's your personal preference. If you don't enjoy it, we completely understand, but that's the direction we are heading in and won't be going back to the old content ... sorry! We LOVE creating this content and the answer is no, the channel will never be back to old-style exploring. We changed our content because we LOVE making this type of content, MUCH MORE than the old content. The good news is there are plenty of awesome exploring channels for you to enjoy around YouTube. But who are the new narrators!? The new narrators will not be disclosed as we believe in respecting people's privacy. We did not enjoy narrating, so we have others doing it now and they do a fantastic job. Did you sell the channel!? No, why would we sell our channel? We spent many years building up our channel and have no plans on selling it. Why was my comment insulting the new narrators/asking who they are/asking why the change removed!? We don't want our narrators to see insults aimed towards them, that isn't very nice. Again, we also respect their privacy. We have been also removing comments asking about the change because we will never be going back to the old content and we don't have time to answer every single comment about this. We are also not going to be arguing with people about it, it's a decision we have made after much consideration and discussion and it's final. The comments also aren't pertinent to the video. But your Instagram/Twitter is gone! Our Instagram account was closed up months ago before the content change. Anyone who followed me on Twitter knows we hated Twitter and that's why we closed our Twitter accounts. We simply don't like social media and find it to be a boring time sink. We want to focus on making videos. We open our Twitter accounts up every once in a while, don't post much, and close them again because we find it boring. Believe it or not, we didn't start a YouTube channel to blow up our egos, but instead out of a love of making videos. The first two years and 300,000 + subscribers of the channel, we never showed ourselves, only my Dad's voice could ever be heard. We make videos because it's fun, we DO NOT WANT TO BE STARS, nor are we stars as some seem to think. We are just a normal family who enjoys spending time together and making content for YouTube. We want to make the best content we possibly can, and that means having top notch voice acting. Like I said above, we didn't enjoy recording voiceovers and weren't happy with how they sounded. We want to make the best videos we possibly can, so instead, we changed narrators. We are constantly striving to improve our videos. Like I said, we didn't do this for ego, so if improving the content means cutting ourselves out of the equation, then so be it. Wow, the editing is SO trash now! That's funny, we are still editing our own videos as we always have in the same exact style. We hired someone to edit one video and weren't happy with it, so we're back to editing our own. But you still have a Patreon! Aren't you scamming people, because you sold the channel and you still have a Patreon!? No, we didn't sell the channel. Yes, we still have a Patreon. Our Patrons are up-to-date. Anyone who is a Patron is aware of the content change. Did you guys "disappear" because of a lawsuit or legal troubles? No, we just like making this content more and we didn't disappear. We are here on the forums, on Facebook, on Instagram, and you'll see us pop up every now and then on other social media. We just don't have time for social media. Did you get kidnapped? Is Rooney holding you hostage and uploading to your channel? Believe it or not, people are spreading this rumor. Obviously, no. Are you ever coming back!? I'm unsubscribing! No, we will never be "coming back". Not everyone will enjoy the new content, and as said earlier, that's fine. There's plenty of exploring channels for you to enjoy. Please feel free to unsubscribe if you don't enjoy the new content, we would do the same, so no hate intended! Shouldn't you change your name since you're no longer exploring? Yes, some people are actually suggesting that we now should change our name. No, we are not going to change our name. Actually, the name Explore With Us still fits as the definition of explore : inquire into or discuss (a subject or issue) in detail. We are now exploring mysteries and stories - therefore, the name fits. But, there is no rule that states a company's name must "fit"; for example, Amazon the store is not the same thing as the Amazon river. I am sure you can find many different instances of business names that either don't make sense or are just made up. It doesn't really matter. When will Bob, Emma, and the family be back? We will never be back in front of the camera exploring as we enjoy making this content much more. We totally understand if you no longer like the content and unsubscribe as we would as well. No hard feelings as we would unsubscribe as well if we did not enjoy the content any longer. But why, I enjoyed the old exploring content more and hate this new content? The answer is really quite mundane, but the reason is that we enjoy making the new content much more. That's really all there is to it, and we have bigger aspirations. We have been to so many locations that they all start to feel the same after a while and it gets rather boring. Plus, we never wanted to be in front of the camera, which is why it took 2 years and 300,000 subs before we ever showed ourselves. As an introvert, I much enjoy being behind rather than in front of the camera. There are other reasons as well, but the most important reason is that we enjoy making the new content much more. Will you be getting rid of your Patreon now that your content has changed? Umm, no, and I am not really sure why anyone would even ask this question lol. Our new content is very popular and we get far more views and positive feedback than we ever have in the past. There are a lot of people who want to support our new content on Patreon. Our Patron's are kept in the loop as to what is going on and are very happy with the current direction of the channel. Why are you guys in fights with so many other YouTubers? Currently we are not in any fights with any other YouTubers. As a matter of fact, things are very chill on all of our social media platforms, and we intend to keep it that way. Did a corporation buy EWU and now they are producing content like ID? This one I take as more of a compliment. Being compared to TV shows like ID is honestly a compliment and we aimed for quality, which means we must have hit the mark! No, a corporation did not take over the channel, it's still being run by the same people! What happened to the forum, why did you shut it down? We decided to close down the forum in order to focus on our other social media platforms. We are also no longer going to engage in needless drama. We wasted a lot of time and energy on needless drama on all of our social media platforms and do not wish to continue down that path. The forums were also a source of endless and needless drama that wasted time and energy and we would rather focus on positive things. We would rather spread positive vibes rather than negativity. We also made a lot of mistakes on our other social media platforms such a Twitter and Facebook in terms of using it for drama and negativity, which we are not proud of, but we do acknowledge it and are no longer going to make those mistakes. Lastly, the forum started on the wrong foot as it was about us, but our brand is no longer about us. Why did you reopen the forum? The reason is because we received a lot of messages via email asking us the questions above that we have answered. Instead of just answering every single one, we can now direct everyone here for all the answers in one place. In addition, we have plans to re-purpose the forums in a way that will be more positive and beneficial to our brand. Whatever we decide to do with the website will reflect our brand which is no longer about us. Is it because you guys have to deal with a lot of creeps and pedos? I didn't want to have to address this one as we wanted to keep it positive, but many of our loyal viewers have asked this question, and I only feel it's right to be honest with you. Yes, one of the major negative reasons we changed our content is due to all the creeps leaving very sick and disturbing comments about my family, including children who are underage. In addition, once we started adding the family, including underage children into the videos, the number of pedos who suddenly started to focus on us was staggering. Some even went so far as to make videos about us in a perverted sexual manner. In short, it was not in the best interests of our family and their safety to continue down that path. Family has to come first. I wish I had known how many sick people there were out there before I ever introduced them into the videos. It made what was a fun family production into something that was very dark and disturbing.
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