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Happy 8th Siftiversary

This is the second version of this post I've written. The first one was titled "You Won't Believe the One Crazy Thing That Happened on VideoSift's 8th Siftiversary". It was complete shit. The title was an allusion to click-bait sites and "viral" titles. The post had lots of clever digs at sites like Upworthy and Viral Nova. But what's the point.

The truth is that I'm very proud of VideoSift. It's the thing that I talk about if people ask "what do you do?" at a barbeque. Outside of my family - it's the best thing that I've ever started. It's this big deal that, even though I have little to do with on a daily basis - I get to point at and say "I started that". Me. me. me. It's fucking great. I put a damn VideoSift sticker on the back of my car and I drink from a VideoSift mug.

So I'd like to thank everyone who has made VideoSift possible -and in turn made me feel like a proud SOB. I hope that I've been at least a benevolent founder - and to many of you, a friend.

Thank you to everyone who makes this place a real community. The posters, the *promoters, the *banners and crazy commenters. I know there are other sites you spend time at - me too. But I'm really happy that we have a core group of dedicated Sifters who make this place great.

I like that people sometimes don't "get" VideoSift for a while. The crazy badges, in-jokes, history, regulars and problems. I like the rich complexity that we've built together - and I've come to realise it's not a common commodity on the Internet. So instead of snarking at other newer sites that have sprung up during our 8 years of existence- right now I choose to revel in the amazing thing that we've all built together- a unique entity that cannot be replaced or duplicated. VideoSift is VideoSift. We're a tautology baby.

What does the future hold for VideoSift in its 9th, 10th and 11th years? You tell me. One nice thing about VideoSift is that we're not beholden to a board, investors or any other outside parties. It's just me, @lucky760 and you guys. The people who run VideoSift are the people who know VideoSift. Most of the changes have come from the community. We can do anything. Turn VideoSift into a porn site? Sure we can do that. (though I'll be sleeping in the back of a van in a park). Only cat posts allowed? - sure and maybe we should - it works for Reddit. (zing! OK allow me one dig) I'd like to yield the floor to you all - but I may chime in with some ideas too. (when I wake up - midnight here)

Thanks again to everyone who does all the great work on VideoSift to make it a unique institution -and thanks as always to my partner in Sift @lucky760. Long live VideoSift!

Would Like Some Help (Vintage Talk)

I posted this video the other day: http://videosift.com/video/1906-Movie-of-San-Francisco-4-Days-Before-the-Earthquake?noredirect

and came back to find that it had been determined to be a dupe. I realize there is another video on the sift which is exactly the same footage, however, the video I posted had been tracked with authentic sounds of the period rather than some filler background music.

Can this be revisited, please? Here is the attending information as to the authenticity of the sounds employed in this version:

Post Effects:
This version of the film has been digitally stabilized to remove jitter.

Sounddogs, Youtube, Horseless.com, Wikipedia, Archive.org, Streetcar.org, earlyamericalautomobiles.com, Prelinger Archives.

Automobile sounds are all either Ford Model T, or Model A, which came out later, but which have similarly designed engines, and sound quite close to the various cars show in the film. The horns are slightly inaccurate as mostly bulb horns were used at the time, but were substituted by the far more recognizable electric "oogaa" horns, which came out a couple years later. The streetcar sounds are actual San Francisco streetcars. Doppler effect was used to align the sounds.

Thank you.

So... What is Video Sift?

I'm serious. I've been lurking around for YEARS, and I didn't really even know submitting videos was a thing you could/should do. I clicked everywhere, and I can't find anything descrbing what Video Sift actually IS or DOES. The closest I found was under the 'My Videosift' tab, where it says 'Support Videosift!" Even there, it doesn't really explain the details.

Also, I've got a P by my name. No idea what that means.

I'm going through the wiki now of VideoSift to learn more. But shouldn't this information be found someowhere ON the VideoSift?

2013 is dead, long live 2014!

Let me be the first to say: Happy new year!
to each end every sifter, to all whom I consider almost friends and to those I like to argue with (which is akin to friendship, really).

Now, I dislike walls of text so in the words of "Abraham Lincoln":
Be excellent to each other. And... PARTY ON, DUDES!

All the thumbnails are squashed arrrgh

Okay maybe "arrrgh" is too strong, but all the thumbnails here are perfect squares, and on Youtube (and other places I imagine) they're 4:3 or something slightly wider. So they all wind up squashed in the thumbnails on videosift. It's very subtle, but I still notice it and die a little bit inside every single time I see it. Keep in mind I'm the guy who adjusts the settings on random people's TVs so that they have black bars on the side rather than stretching out old 4:3 images, so I'm a bit of a nut when it comes to keeping things unstretched/unsquashed.

Submitting YouTube video with its redirectors don't dupe? (Geek Talk)


http://youtu.be/wZkMdi3XBhw goes to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZkMdi3XBhw

VS doesn't think http://youtu.be/wZkMdi3XBhw doesn't think it is a dupe when decoded. It does think http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZkMdi3XBhw is a dupe for http://videosift.com/video/PlayStation-For-The-Players-Since-1995 which is correct.

Does VS' submission checker not handle redirectors?

Thank you in advance.

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Heya peeps,

Came back to the land of the Sift after a break from the online world, good to see things are still going well here! The new site design has remained, and I see a few other changes have been introduced.

One thing bugging me is that comments don't show up in IE10 on Windows 7 (no add-ons enabled) until I hit the refresh button then they'll show up fine. If I enable compatibility mode in the browser the site is a jumbled mess, so compatibility mode is turned off.

Easy fix would be to install another browser I guess, though generally I just avoid sites that don't work properly in my choice of browser.

Is a fix in the pipeline?

Would you like to be able to embed jpeg images into comment threads?

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A total of 18 votes have been cast on this poll.

Embedded videos within comment threads is already an option here and if your browsing habits are anything like mine you spend at least 30 minutes a week dinking with, and appreciating jpeg images and Photoshopped art. I'd like to be able to stick an image in a thread without having to click a link.

Ditching the poll if it's too problematic a tweak *edit-has the prop already been addressed?

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