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A little about me...
I joined VideoSift as IT Director / Software Architect / Systems Administrator in mid-2006. It has been my online home away from home ever since.

In 2006 I coined the acronym LMFAHS. You should tag all your funny videos with it. LMFAHS in meatspace.

In 2008 I coined the term Escalopter to describe a person rotating like a helicopter blade on escalator handrails. |

Member Since: May 2, 2006
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chicchorea says...

It's worth a lot to me...both your work and your apprising me.

Thank you.

lucky760 said:

FWIW, I dug into them and the video a bit and feel this is not a self-link.

Actually... that's only kind of...


blackfox42 says...

Ah, okay, cheers

I shall have to berate my colleague and declare cube warfare on him until he submits and signs up

lucky760 said:

Anonymous voting is just an enticement for non-members to feel like they're participating and to get them to convert their non-real votes into real votes.

In the old VS, a message would pop up like "Great, you've started voting! Now sign up to make your votes count!" but I believe that doesn't happen anymore.

The votes don't affect anything. They're only in the user's browser who cast the vote, but if they sign up or sign in, those fake votes will be converted into actual votes.

blackfox42 says...

Hi Lucky

Are unregistered people still allowed to vote? Are they a 1:1 ratio if they are?

I had a colleague at work vote for some but it didn't seem to count. Looking also at a few that have recently been linked on Blues News, the number of votes exactly matches the number of names in the "who voted for this" box. I would have thought some of them might have had non-members voting as well. Unless it's changed and/or they're not a 1:1 ratio.

Just curious.


oritteropo says...

OK, well thanks anyway. I thought that having done start= it might be easier to add end.

My theory about how it worked, very briefly, when you first added iframe support is: By mistake

Having checked for embeds that contain end=, whichever one it was won't work any more (the toaster is saving the end=, but then stripping it out on display).

Tubechop doesn't work for me, so I'll just update the description to warn people about the 100s of black.

lucky760 said:

There's no support for the end value, I'm afraid. Not sure how it would have worked before. Not an easy thing to add because supporting the start time value in YT embeds required many different changes to many different parts of the system.

Try tubechop?

BoneRemake says...

"Either you don't know the song and thought I was dissing the video. "

YUP, because you had not upvoted it either and gave it a dismissive comment. I liked the video greatly, and disagreed with your comment.

And figured you would give some speil about how the kid is listening to adult music or watching a bad video or something of the sort.

lucky760 said:

Nah, I don't think so.

oritteropo says...

Hi @lucky760, I have a yt video that has 48 seconds of content followed by 100 seconds of black... so I went to put in an &end=48 tag into the iframe embed (which I'm sure I've seen work before).

siftbot didn't remove it on validate embed, but did remove it when I submitted the post... any chance of a fix?

Vid in question is Engine-Inspired Watch tells time with a Piston.

newtboy says...

But I recall one post going to negative 75 or something a while back. Did you rig that one too?

lucky760 said:

Actually, that's old and the way it's always been.

But I've now hacked siftbot to allow my "fun" posts to keep on going.

newtboy says...

Hey Lucky,
What happened on your IE sucks video?

"siftbot says...

This video has been discarded due to negative votes by members."

That happens at negative 3 votes now? That's new! I guess the old record for worst video will stand forever then? ;-)

siftbot says...

Congratulations! Your dedication to finding diamonds in the rough and pushing videos of other members to success has earned you your "Assister" Level 26 Badge!

Barseps says...

Hey hey hey...............HUGE thank you sir!!!!!

lucky760 said:

Me like.


This reminds me: Being a huge fan of I Love Lucy, I've wished for years I could patronize an old-fashioned night club like Ricky's Club Tropicana with a big band and dancers. Do those still exist? Methinks not.

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