Posting of Video Clips - clarification - Dynamic Dave

This has previously cropped up in discussions where the moderators have insisted that posting of video clips should be non clickable (ie, by leaving off the http:// part of the link). Where a clickable link had been posted, it was subsequently edited and the http part was removed and a comment added by a moderator.

All this came about following a post edited by HJ a couple of years ago because a clickable video clip hampered the site server by being very popular and thus slowing the site down to a crawl whilst the redirecting took place from this site to the video clip location. There was also a *misunderstanding* that it added to HJ's bandwidth costs.

I have now had confirmation that this is not the case, so we will be relaxing the regulations on clickable video clips.

However, please note:- If the clip redirects to a site where the content also contains adult related, or other material that could be deemed offensive, then PLEASE use your discretion and make the clip non clickable and include a disclaimer in your post informing so.

Please be also aware that I understand that many employers are now implementing systems that restrict the viewing of videos, online radio listening, and the like. So bear the following in mind when posting a clickable video clip. If someone who browses the BackRoom at work were to unintentionally click on that link, a report could get logged to their IT department. I'm sure you wouldn't want your clickable video clip to cause someone to be disiplined, or worse given the sack - so as I have previously said, PLEASE use your discretion.


Finally, clips will as always be scrutinised by the moderators, and if anything inappropriate is posted (whether clickable or not), it will more than likely be removed without notice.

DD.

ps, I will leave this thread open for discussion (for now), but I *can't* imagine that there is that much to discuss, other than the few pedantic comments of "see, I told you so"

pps, no doubt the occasional inept or ignorant backroomer will carry on just as before - leaving a moderator to have to tidy up behind them ;o)
Posting of Video Clips - clarification - Adam {P}
Well.....I did tell you.
Posting of Video Clips - clarification - psi
thanks for the clarification
Posting of Video Clips - clarification - bell boy
i just hope this site doesnt become a clickable mess thats all with every tom saying look at this utube link
Posting of Video Clips - clarification - Dynamic Dave
i just hope this site doesnt become a clickable mess thats all with every tom saying look at this utube link


If that does happen on too frequent a basis and appears to become problematic, then that and other popular video sites *may* well be added to the swear filter and thus blocking them from being posted at all.

I am relying on people using their common sense. Difficult I know, but one can hope ;o)

DD.
Posting of Video Clips - clarification - Hamsafar
.... and now can we have the smilies and emoticons back?
Posting of Video Clips - clarification - bell boy
ononononononononononnono please.........................
Posting of Video Clips - clarification - bell boy
another thing that gets used to excess like xmas decorations
KISS as we say in the trade
Posting of Video Clips - clarification - Bill Payer
How about an edit button :whistlesnonchalantly:
Posting of Video Clips - clarification - Lounge Lizard
I've seen a lot of video-clips on youTube that would be of interest to this site, in the same way that e-bay is often of interest.

I could imagine some highly entertaining (and often deeply tragic) 'Another youTube find' threads developing.

My experience of youTube is that it is very effective at banning 'sexual pornography' but quite extreme violence seems to be allowed. Certainly, there is a lot of stuff there that is 'post-watershed' and would not be screened on mainstream news, certainly not without a 'some viewers may find this offensive' warning.

An example of this would be a video-clip that I have seen on youTube which showed an actual car crash in which the car disintegrated and the driver was thrown out into the carriageway and then run over (literally) by another car.

Would that be acceptable in the BackRoom?

My suggestion to the Mods is to rigidly enforce the motoring theme. Fair enuff, that's what were here for. However, where extreme violence is depicted that is motoring-related and not 'gratuitous' then the video should be allowed. Examples of this are Road Traffic Accident videos which are sometimes quite disturbing but highly likely to be relevant to BackRoom discussions.
Posting of Video Clips - clarification - bell boy
Lounge Lizard i saw this clip only this week i had a bad day at work and put my feet up and had a utube afternoon ive got to say the clip you mentioned was appaling terrible and eyeopening i certainly didnt find it entertaining in any way or form and think it should be kept to the utube place only.....sorry

and im not a prude in anyway
Posting of Video Clips - clarification - Hamsafar
Was this the American clip where he was being chased by the Police? From what I have read elsewhere he actually survived!
Posting of Video Clips - clarification - Lounge Lizard
This is the video refered to in the last few posts.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm_iYtMumcY {LL, that one definately needs making non clickable. Backroomers, view at your own discretion - DD}


 

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