Just had a thought - should we get people to just post up the short links that don't auto-embed? Otherwise all the threads will be a massive pain to load. Or should we just figure that people will know those threads are youtube-heavy and 'enter at your own risk'?
― emil.y, Thursday, 9 February 2012 00:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
short links arent a bad idea but it being a music video poll i feel like we should go w/ embeds
pr0 tip: you can always turn images off in settings to avoid loading 700 youtubes
― ⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 9 February 2012 00:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
maybe short links in noms thread and embeds in results?
Oh yeah, I'd expect the results thread to have embeds! The noms threads will have way more videos posted, though.
― emil.y, Thursday, 9 February 2012 00:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
I agree with short links in noms...if there are multiple videos I want to watch in a thread I'll usually open them in new tabs anyway as otherwise I'll forget there's something playing and navigate away.
― two lights crew (seandalai), Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
embeds are gonna be a pain even in the results thread tbh - it's not that hard to click on a link surely?
I never got why people still made videos in the era after mtv was playing them but before youtube
how long was this era though? i remember seeing tons of music videos in the early 00s on mtv or its offshoots. can't remember when youtube really started but this must only have been a couple of years
― first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Thursday, 9 February 2012 10:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
There was that era around 2000-2005 when videos were tagged onto CD singles so people could watch them on their computer. I suppose as well it was still a necessary promotional tool for those acts who couldn't make it to Romania or wherever.
― fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Thursday, 9 February 2012 11:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
i know this only applies to the musical 1% but fwiw TRL was on the air till 2008
― ⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
haha i totally looked that up on wikipedia after i posted the other day cuz i felt like trl had continued post-carson but i wasnt really sure for how long. 2008 was... much later than i had expected.
― BJ O (Lamp), Thursday, 9 February 2012 21:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
lol i loved enhanced cd singles :)
― teledyldonix, Thursday, 9 February 2012 23:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
maybe now would be a good time to point out that youtube embedding sucks ass and it's not too late for the mods to overturn the dumbest decision they ever made
― Alshipleyan Goalpostmover (some dude), Friday, 10 February 2012 02:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
auto-embedding, i mean
― ⚓ (gr8080), Friday, 10 February 2012 02:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
why couldn't they make it so any image URL you post automatically becomes an image in the thread with no BBcode formatting required? that would actually be super useful all the time and wouldn't make loading threads a pain in the ass, unlike youtubes.
― Alshipleyan Goalpostmover (some dude), Friday, 10 February 2012 02:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
Any more thoughts on doing this, gr8080? If you're not up for it, I'm willing to take over... though it'd be my first poll-running experience, so you'd doubtless be the better candidate.
― emil.y, Monday, 7 May 2012 20:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
go 4 it
― ♆ (gr8080), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:20 (1 year ago) Permalink