EVERYTHING is Faster, Yes?

  (13 votes)
  (2 votes)

A total of 15 votes have been cast on this poll.

Since we moved servers it's been apparent that things have felt slow sometimes (or most times), such as voting on a video, posting a comment, or saving a video to a playlist.

After a bit of research and debugging I finally found what I am almost certain was the source of the problem and fixed it. Since then everything is extremely snappy for me like it's really never been before.

Do you concur? Don't just vote no because you like pointing out how slow VideoSift has always been. Really give everything the old once over objectively.

What say you?

Advertising sucks.

Yes, I am aware that I have a path to not having advertising. I'm sorry but I can't afford too many nice things right now however.

There are two ads that are really choking my chicken.

1) OB Tampons - Opens to large size immediately, blocking half the screen, reduces to normal size only when closed. Mouseover pops it up again. Getting tired of the woman asking "It's so small, won't it fall out?" Flappy-twatted idiot.

2) Target - right width, but overlaps entire Top 15 list. No way to get around it. No close X.

I know you gotta pay for the Awesomest Site Ever, but I needed to vent.

Thank you.

Scotland's independence -- yea or nay?

  (9 votes)
  (1 vote)
  (2 votes)

A total of 12 votes have been cast on this poll.

personally, I think a yes vote is a no brainer for the Scots. what say you?

if you need a reason to love the Scots ...

Can we get a Watch on Mute channel? :D

I say yes please. If the music in the video is unnecessary in the sense that it contributes nothing to the understanding or the purpose of the video....not sure how to word that easier. I'm just tired of either pumping up music, droning piano apology music, or 'hey let me show off my tastes by force' music. When the video would probably be boring on it's own merit. I've noticed a trend in compilations not using music, and I say we need to encourage that in all videos, any way we can, until background music is a thing of the past. WHO'S WITH ME ??!? Or am i nuts.

Default background as Black / Night...? (Dark Talk)

When I see the Sift in white now, it looks like a bad 80's word processor...

The videos are the focus...
Nobody needs to burn electrons on a bright backdrop.
...and the black theme is just so bad ass.

Default background should be black...?
Thoughts ?

Auto expand featured video

I noticed that some members featured videos are auto expanded when they appear on the front page...
How is this possible ?
My videos appear only as thumbnails....
Thank you !

Scheduled Down Time Tonight

We will be packing up and moving siftbot and everything else off of our three dedicated servers into a new cloud hosting environment.

This is obviously going to require that site to go offline for the transition, so you can expect us to be unavailable for at least an hour or two tonight, Pacific daylight time.

This will start as late as possible to affect as few people as possible.

We'll see you on the other side!


Annnnnd... we're back.

It seems like everything's okay so far, but please let us know if some things seem borked.

[edit 2]

All queued and Top 15 posts have had an extra 3 hours added to them to make up for the time they lost while the site was down.

Long-forgotten post (Cinema Talk)

I used to visit this site around 2006-2008. Someone submitted a short film whose details I can barely recall. There were some (maybe 3) kids/teenagers on a bridge. Europeans--German or Russian? One was withholding a kiss from another or a gift of some kind. I think it took place in winter. I think it was an adaptation of a story by some famous 19th-c. writer like Kleist or Goethe or something. If anyone remembers it please please let me know, it's driving me nuts not being able to see it.

Where is my video ?

My video got to the Top3 yesterday, but now it's completely disappeared from the top 15, even though it has more votes than most of the others...

Sorry if this is a newbie question, but I couldn't find any reason why...

Thank you...

No Thumbnails....

No Thumbnails....

I'm not getting any thumbnails loading at all on the Sift.
I haven't had any since they stopped loading Thursday, July 10th.
I am not getting the thumbnails at work or at home, two completely different systems. (both Macs)
I'm on a Mac running Firefox 30.0.
I'm in BC, Canada.

I tried to run Chrome just to check, and about 3/4 of the thumbnails load in Chrome - still not all of them.


Slow page load times

For the past 2 weeks to maybe a month ive been getting crazy slow load times for VideoSift pages(although it does seem to vary maybe with time of day). I'm wondering if this is an issue for everyone and if something has changed to have made this an issue. Maybe @dag or @lucky760 can shed some light on this. Thanks

Can we get a Windows 8.1 live tile? (Internet Talk)


The code insertion seems simple enough. Microsoft seems to have done most of the work already. The only thing left to do would be to decide what to display.

If this is a possibility, may I suggest displaying the top 10 videos or the #1 video and currently promoted videos?

Sorry for the server troubles

We've been battling gremlins our DB server over the past few weeks - and we still haven't got them licked. Tonight we were doing hardware diagnostics to see if something was up there - but to no avail.

The thing with a database is that it's subject to bit rot - the bigger and longer lived a site is, the more data there is to potentially go bad. The DB is like the ultimate hoarder. It remembers every damn thing that has ever been written, voted on or submitted to VideoSift. In the abstract it's pretty amazing - and unfortunately a bit brittle.

(unless they we can find them and smoke them out of their little gremlin caves - we'll keep you posted)

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