We being mods, that is.
Would any forums specifically benefit from this?
I have limited downloads, why should i have to load the rest of youtubes crap. the frame is still smaller on average for me.
I also find that when you have links to vids, you end up with heaps heaps of tabs in ur browser.
Also, mobile devices aren't that slow, I gte 8Mb/s wirelessly at home, and at uni/work, I get 10Gb/s wirelessly (technology won't be available to the public for a while though)
I'm neutral on this, because, like DCM said, it's not something we need, but it wouldn't really hurt unless it's being abused.
There'd be the matter of copyright infringements, but that can be averted with official YouTube channels, can't it?
EDIT: To further clarify, I mean that it wouldn't be bad if it was restricted to certain parts of the forum to avoid abuse.
I don't see normal users really benefiting from it and it would be abused. Plus it makes pages load SO slow. The lag is bad enough as it is.
Even though it might be handy, I can't see why linking isn't so hard...
You can just put a link to the video and it will lag the forums I think.
I vote DOWN for most of the reasons already stated, chief among them being the increased lag.
Originally Posted by Mijzelffan
I'm gonna have to say DOWN. Linking to videos should be good enough.
And its embedding youtube videos, how far do you think spambots are going to go posting their own advertisements on youtube just to embed it on a forum?
As for meme-videos, how is enforcing that any different from enforcing regular spam rules?
I can see a use for them in the blog section, which is what I am voting this for: UP (for blogs) There's been a few times I wanted to post a video in my blog.Seriously, what will these videos be used for?
At least for blogs, its not really going to slow down the majority of user's forum experience unless they are viewing that blog.
Last edited by The Outrage; 26th February 2011 at 09:09 PM.
You know, I am wondering why people think that enabling this would suddenly cause an upsurge of people using this feature everywhere. It's not as if people spam pictures in every post possible, and aside from a Youtube version of "Random Images" threads, I'd say a person randomly slowing down the forum would be isolated incidences.
I am sure that this feature will not be abused by most people.