Return of Mobile VideoSift

After recently hearing a few reports that our latest [responsive] mobile layout has been failing miserably for so many users, we've been putting a bit of elbow grease into refurbishing our original Mobile VideoSift.

It's much simpler, but it's much more functional and we think you'll agree it's a big improvement (despite that it's a big step backward design-wise).

We appreciate your patience while we continually try to improve things.


Let's talk about Syria

Who thinks it's a great idea? Who doesn't? Someone needs to talk about it. Thoughts on Obama saying, "I have the authority to carry out this military action without specific congressional authorization." And thoughts one him at the very least deferring to Congress for a declaration of war? And Secretary of State Kerry's comments on military intervention?

Here's a picture of Kerry and his wife having dinner with Assad, taken 2009. I voted for him 2004. Shudder:


Obama's thoughts on it today:

VideoSift isn't iPhone friendly

Mainly the pagination breaks on my iPhone 5. Lucky, I know you're awesome, you work very hard, and also a droid guy. So, you know, like whatever and shit. You are awesome and stuff and have a big penis. But whatever happened to the mobile site at least?

Or who cares? Or fuck Apple? Etc.

Banner Ads

Wow. Right now in the VS homepage, I am barraged with three animated banner ads for the Nokia Lumia. One at top, one at middle right, one stretched across the bottom.

It looks like shit. It looks like one of those trashy sites you avoid because the ads overpower the content. If i was a new user coming to VS, I would be immediately scared away.

Play icon in submitted videos' titles on VS. (Geek Talk)

I am starting to see a pattern recently. For examples: http://videosift.com/video/ndash-amanda-boyle-skirt and http://videosift.com/video/ndash-Epic-Chick-Fight-Live-Action-Family-Guy-Chicken-Fight ...

I know it is for YouTube to show what is currently playing (see http://news.slashdot.org/story/13/08/04/1944221/youtube-adds-play-icon-to-page-titles-to-show-which-tabs-are-making-noise ), but VS should not include them. How are they coming up anyways? I never see those in my YouTube submissions.

Thank you in advance.

To Canadian sifters - Easily bypass US only region blocking

Not used the Sift Talk before, but as @eric3579 advised me, this would be a good place to share something I discovered a while back.

It's a simple Chrome and Firefox extension that will allow you to view any US only, region blocked content like Comedy Central, Netflix, Hulu, etc in your browser. Just go here, install and bam, no more region blocking bollocks:

www.mediahint.com

I've been using it for months and never had any problem with it.
It is completely FREE, but if you feel so inclined, why not give them a small donation for this extremely useful addon?

BTW. it's not just for use in Canada, but anywhere.

Can't stack VS command in a single comment? (Geek Talk)

For an example when I find a dead video, but I found a replacement for it Why can't I say this in a single comment?

backup=[a valid embed code]
dead

So, Siftbot adds the backup and then replaces it since the original video is dead.

First command worked, but not the second one. I had to say dead command to make Siftbot do it.

Thank you in advance.

Blankfist Reaches Galaxy

Blankfist has been a member for over six years and has a rich and interesting past on this community. Some of you may not know that he created the VideoSift digital crossword puzzle which was a really cool program that he coded all on his own. Many would say Blankfist is a polarising figure on the Sift - I'd agree, but his contributions are undeniable and I would like to sincerely thank him for all of his work and enrichment of the Sift over the years.

Here's to you Blankfist - congratulations on reaching Galaxy!

With apologies to Neil Diamond:


Blankfist Has Returned!!! (Happy Talk)

I am pleased to announce that our infamous cat fart man is back where he belongs!! As a member of the Trilateral Cat Commission, I could not be happier.

I guess we'll be hearing a new song from @dag sooner than we expected, as blankfist is less than 50 sifts away from achieving Galaxy status. Please show him some love and check out some of the awesome videos in his pq!!

http://videosift.com/member/blankfist/pqueued


Welcome back bf!!!

Delayed Newest Channel Talk Posts? (Wtf Talk)

For a while, I noticed posting new SiftTalk threads/posts seem not to show up right away in the channels list on the right side. It is annoying since I can't find my own posts/threads! Is there a reason for this? However, I do see them show up right away in primary site Sift Talk though if selected/checked!

Thank you in advance.

Falskaar, a new Skyrim mod (Videogames Talk)

Whoa there, horsie...

I don't play video games, but I know a lot of people who do. I also know one person who makes video games, including this one that took him over a year and a half to complete.

I'm not trying to sell anything to you, so don't ban me, bro. Or tase me. Bro.

If you enjoy Skyrim and wish you could play it for at least 30 more hours and finish 26 new quests on a brand-new island, play this freaking game!

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/37994//?

Congratulations to Pumkinandstorm on reaching Galaxy!

An incredible ascension - so quick that we don't quite have her new badge ready yet - but I want to take this opportunity to say thanks for all your contributions and tell you how amazed I am that you've reached this level so quickly.

We may not have your badge ready, but, as is our custom with galaxy level Sifters, I have written and performed a song in your honor. With great apologies to the Fab 4:




(and we really need to sort out that whole which one of you is a cat thing)


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