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[*] posted on 25-1-2018 at 14:22


I think he just got bored and moved on. He was only interested in tough challenges.



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[*] posted on 26-1-2018 at 20:15


Quote: Originally posted by Magpie  
Quote: Originally posted by NEMO-Chemistry  

Means he's having problems with the rohypnol synth :D


Whispering "sweet nothings" in her ear will work better.


But the other is faster and works on deaf people as well :P
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[*] posted on 26-1-2018 at 21:00


You are certaintly fighting for the deaf:D



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[*] posted on 27-2-2018 at 01:35


ROTFL !!!

Funniest thread I’ve read in awhile.
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[*] posted on 27-2-2018 at 01:44


Quote: Originally posted by aga  
The lack of polish does make Doug's videos come across more like a chemist doing chemistry, rather than a utoober making another video.

That makes his vids stand out to me more than nerdy & nile.
[Edited on 18-1-2018 by aga]


Agreed. I feel more like I’m hanging out with a buddy who’s showing me the cool chem he’s doing rather than attending a lecture. Doug’s love for chemistry shines through and I feel comforted knowing I’m not alone geeking out over the same stuff. ;)

(And now I’m worried... I do hope he’s OK....
3 weeks without a new video. Just a tweet back on the 12th saying the video from the 11th had a rendering issue and should be up that night)
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[*] posted on 4-4-2018 at 06:41


Does anyone have any updates or information on why Doug stopped posting videos?
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[*] posted on 4-4-2018 at 14:28


I was wondering the same thing. It is very easy to get caught up in other things in the middle of an experiment, and sometimes things don't go as planned, but I was expecting more videos... does anyone know?



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[*] posted on 4-4-2018 at 15:24


He was confident of putting out regular videos this year -- at a rate that I thought was a bit ambitious.
Quality before quantity. But I am looking forward to the next installment.




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[*] posted on 4-4-2018 at 18:36


Very weird though. On 2/12 he posted on Twitter that a video was coming out that night. That was the last I heard of him. Not active on SM in over two months either. I messaged him but got no reply :(



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[*] posted on 12-4-2018 at 12:54


I am truly worried about Praxichys. I know he disappeared for awhile before but when he returned he seemed so determined and was sticking to his weekly schedule even throwing in a few mid-week videos on top of that.

Doug had put so much emphasis on getting a video out every Sunday. His last video that he posted on a Sunday over 10 weeks ago he mentioned that even though he didn’t have dry product & final weight that he wanted to keep that commitment to put a video out each Sunday. He made mention of plans for several projects for the month of February etc. He had also just added more ways to stay in touch with subscribers through social media. Then just ...... poof!
No activity on his YT account, SM account, Google+, Twitter, Patreon.

His complete disappearance just doesn’t fit the narrative at all. Truthfully, negative events seem the most plausible explanation at this point. I do hope someone has the ability to reach out to him and verify that he’s ok.

[Edited on 4/12/2018 by ampHoteric]
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[*] posted on 12-4-2018 at 13:17


If you've ever tried making a video, it becomes apparent how much Work that is.

Doug's Lab is very well edited.

The 'edited' part consumes a Lot of time.

Personally i occasionally like editing and messing with video, using Kdenlive (on Ubuntu).

In any case, producing videos takes time, i.e Work.




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[*] posted on 14-4-2018 at 09:47


What worries me the most is that he said in his final video that he is going to make trichlorophenol. As NurdRage mentioned in the comments, that reaction can create one of the most toxic polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, which is so carcinogenic that he didn't do the reaction. I sincerely hope that he's ok.
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[*] posted on 14-4-2018 at 22:20


Another theory:
Doug had the bad luck of starting to make videos when many people were having problems with Google's new monetization robot marking many videos unfit for payment. Maybe Doug's wife put her foot down becuase she was not getting enough Doug time? Spending a lot of time making videos and getting nothing in return would certainly annoy most partners. Doug is probably just decided to appease his wife. I don't blame him, most of us would do the same. I certainly hope he is healthy and well.


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[*] posted on 8-5-2018 at 10:47


I do wonder...



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[*] posted on 12-5-2018 at 18:57


I’ll send a U2U. Hopefully he’ll respond. The timing worries the hell out of me to be honest as that next reaction had several points it could go wrong with. Also, the wife bit seems to not make sense as you’d at least expect him to comment and stuff.



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[*] posted on 12-5-2018 at 20:55


Chances are if he's not on YouTube, he isn't going to be on ScienceMadness either.



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[*] posted on 13-5-2018 at 06:07


You’re suspicions are correct as he hasn’t been active since the dimethyl oxalate video. Just checked his page.



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[*] posted on 28-5-2018 at 07:25


Honestly, I am rather worried about Doug. The unfortunate aspect of this whole case is that a welfare check may very well be in order. There are fewer and fewer positive reasons remaining for this disappearance. I recently sustained a spinal injury and was only off the forum for a month or two, 4 months with no activity whatsoever is a worryingly long time, especially considering his commitment to publishing every Sunday.



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[*] posted on 28-5-2018 at 12:37


Likewise. Does anyone have any contact with him?



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[*] posted on 28-5-2018 at 12:40


Unfortunately i do not.

The jersey rebel's assessment makes worrying sense.

I hope Prax is OK.




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