Why hello Charlie. We have not met. I am Jessie.
"Yes, but adding hoops to jump through will result in fewer people participating in it, sure you'll get your core people who will participate regardless and people who don't mind the hoop, but it comes across as unnecessary and not exactly a friendly practice that welcomes/encourages first timers."
Robby taking the time to make tutorial videos just for the members of Whip Basics is only a day old. The 10/10 challenge is only for the members anyway. I am sure you noticed the number of members in the WB community? Robby is not out to gain popularity, become some kind of cooperation or make millions off of the idea behind Whip Basics. He teaches those who want to learn. Those who want to learn, but are willing to work for the knowledge. This is why you start as a new member and work your way up. There is a plethora of information here from very successful and knowledgeable whipmakers and whip handlers. First timers have youtube, and facebook to gain interest. When they are ready to learn, they come here. This is not about friendly. This is about real knowledge for serious seekers. Anyone can observe, this is where you come when you are ready to become an apprentice. This is where the family is. This is where encouragement, support, and genuine concern is. Like Bobbi Holyoak says, the door is half open, You will get help and support, but have to research and learn on your own. We will all hold your hand while you work, but YOU have to work. Period. This is not a cooperation. No one cares about popularity or collecting souls here. Do you walk into a university expecting to leave on your first day with a degree? Nope. Welcome to University. If you want willy nilly information, popularity contests, and cooperate bullshit,. I can direct you to some epic Facebook sources and some great Youtube videos. If you want personal, hands on teaching, support and a family atmosphere, welcome to Whip Basics.
"I understand that the videos cost time to make, but I was under the impression that Robby already owned the Whips, Camera and Garden/Space he is cracking in, is there is any costs that I have overlooked."
No. It's not free. Robby gives up a lot of time and effort to record, edit, sync, these videos, using several cameras that he rents, in a garden that he rents, and they are just for us. The WB family. Like I said before, this is not a cooperation or a popularity contest. This is WB. It's different. You are coming from the direction of those people who want to get views, subscribers, and an audience. This is Whip Basics. It's different. You were allowed in, one out of many. You are apparently polite, friendly, and had an interest to put in the effort. Now you are here. The issue is not getting members. That's not how WB works.
I can comment more when I am clear. It's been a long day. Just take some time to get to know the forum as it is, Charlie. We are here to help you with whatever you might need. I'm sure Robby will have more to say tomorrow.
If you fall, I'll be there.