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YouTube Changes to Community Guidelines Strikes (Politics Talk)

YouTube is enforcing a new "Strike System" for "Community Guidelines." It begins February 25, 2019.

Changes to Community Guidelines Strikes - Burning Questions
https://youtu.be/ZTRwOQFfaNo

Community Guidelines have been around a while, but more violations have been identified.
https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/policies/#community-guidelines

I realize YouTube is not our only source for videos, but I figured folks need a heads up. Deleted videos or channels on YouTube will affect the content here.

mas8705 Quietly Made Diamond

While of most of us weren't paying attention, mas8705 attained diamond a couple of months ago. Although he's not in our hair daily, he deserves recognition for his efforts on the Sift.

He's been on the Sift for over 4 years. Many of his sifts have to do with animation and videogames. On several occasions he's posted in SiftTalk. He's even served as MC for the Zifnab Roast.

So, let's help him purge his personal queue of 389 videos.

http://videosift.com/member/mas8705/pqueued

Thank you mas8705!

Are You IN or Are You OUT? (for the Next Roast!)

Below are the roll call names from the last Roast. If you want your name added say IN. If want your name removed say OUT.

berticus
blankfist
burdturgler
choggie
dotdude
Don_Juan
dystopianfuturetoday
EDD
Fusionaut
Haldaug
inflatablevagina
kulpims
Lann
laura
MrFisk
MycroftHomlz
NeuralNoise
Ornthoron
peggedbea
rasch187
rottenseed
rougy
Ryjky
Sheppard
therealblankman
thinker247
Tymbrwulf 12/26/10
xxovercastxx 12/26/10

I’ll update the list as folks comment.

The CUT-OFF will be Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 for the next round of selections.

UPDATED LAST 1/3/11 12:05:44 AM CST

THE JESTER

Googlism: How well does Google know YOU?

Last night while browsing some articles I came across a search page called Googlism. I first did a search of my name and then my screen name. I didn't get much in the way of results. On a whim I typed in blankfist. With that I tried siftbot.

If you've ever done a search of your screen name (that you use here), you'll see your VideoSift posts in the results. So, sifters, how well does Google know YOU?

Googlism

Share your results below.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

The Times-Picayune has dedicated a section of its site set aside for this oil spill story and all related news stories. I've included a link to an animated loop that is updated daily as the story unfolds. Also, I've included a chart that explains what's going on - in general. There are more charts on the site.

The Times-Picayune Latest News: 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Animation: Gulf of Mexico oil spill growth and movement

Diagram from 4/30/10: Beneath the Oil Slick

Horrorfest 4 on DVD

On March 23rd the 8 films selected for Horrorfest 4 came out on DVD. I’ve watched all EIGHT of them. I’ll comment briefly on each one. The official site has trailers.


Dread: It’s based on a Clive Barker short story. A man, who watched his parents murdered as a child, becomes involved in a student film project. He sets up a “dread study” to interview college kids about the things they fear most. You might not want to watch this just after eating.

The Final: Tormented high school outsiders arrange a party for their classmates. After drugging them “The Final” begins.

The Graves: Two sisters visit a tourist trap and have to use their wits to stay alive. There’s a mystery about missing tourists. CHEESY!

Hidden: Man returns to his childhood home following the death of his mother. There is a mystery surrounding the drowning of his brother at the waterfall. The photography is pretty.

Kill Theory: A man who cut the rope connected to two friends, in a mountain climbing incident, sets out to test his “kill theory.” He challenges a group of college students, vacationing in the country, to kill off one another leaving just one person alive at 6 a.m. And he warns them not to attempt an escape.

Lake Mungo: This is a ghost story told in documentary style. Parents try to understand what happened to their daughter who drowned. I was getting bored half way through this, but then a mystery about the deceased came to light. The film’s pacing is slow.

The Reeds: A group of teens haunt the reeds. The film has a nightmarish circular story – kind of annoying.

Zombies of Mass Destruction: Terrorists release a zombie virus on the US. This satire picks at homophobia, racism and fundies. CHEESY!

Roast Crew List Regenerated

It’s been five months since I last updated our Roast Roast Crew list. This time I begin the list with the names of those sifters who showed up for this last roast. If you want to be added, just post “I’m in.”

blankfist
choggie
dotdude
Don_Juan
dystopianfuturetoday
EDD
Fusionaut
gwiz665
Haldaug
inflatablevagina
Kulpims
Lann
laura
MrFisk
MycroftHomlz
NeuralNoise
Ornthoron
peggedbea
rasch187
rottenseed
rougy
therealblankman
thinker247

I’ll update the list as folks commit.

The CUT-OFF will be New Year's Eve for the next round of selection.

Requests for names to be included, after that point, also will be added to the participant list – the more the merrier.

THE JESTER


UPDATED: Thu 12-17-09 1:14:00 AM CST

demon_ix Posseses Ruby!



Our own sifter from Israel has grabbed a ruby. Let's flame him properly for his achievement!

Please be sure to visit his PQ or he'll come looking for you. Muhahahahahahahaha!

We await your thoughts on a new channel demon_ix.

Roast Crew List Revised

Here is an updated version of the Roast Crew list, including additional sifters who jumped in during the just concluded roast:

xxovercastxx
vairetube
Throbbin
thinker247
therealblankman
Shepppard
schmawy
Sagemind
Ryjkyj
rougy
rottenseed
ReverendTed
rasch187
randomize
ponceleon
peggedbea
Ornthoron
NeuralNoise
MrFisk
MarineGunrock
laura
kulpims
JiggaJonson
Haldaug
gwiz665
gorgonheap
EndAll
EDD
dotdude
deputydog
deadgoon
Crosswords
burdturgler
BreaksTheEarth
blankfist
berticus
alien_concept

If I OMITTED YOUR NAME let me know.
If you WANT OUT let me know.

How soon do you want to go again?

THE JESTER

Sift Roast Call for Sifters!

A couple of sifters recently asked me about having another roast. Given the turnover in active sifters, in the last eight months, I'm starting the list from scratch. So, if you are interested in participating, please add your name to this thread and say "I'm IN."

All willing sifters are welcome!

DEADLINE: midnight CST, Sunday, June 28th, 2009.

I will update the list as additions are made.

THE JESTER


Roasting Crew:

alien_concept
berticus
blankfist
burdturgler
Crosswords
deputydog
dotdude
EDD
gorgonheap
gwiz665
Haldaug
JiggaJonson
kulpims
laura
MarineGunrock
MrFisk
NeuralNoise
Ornthoron
peggedbea
rasch187
rottenseed
rougy
Sagemind
schmawy
Shepppard
therealblankman
Throbbin
vairetube

UPDATED: Fri 6-26-09 6:00:08 PM CST

Channel Assignment Limit Increase?

With the boom in new channel creation, it might be time discuss upping the limit from “7” to a higher number. The question is how much higher to go? Usually I don’t need to go over “7,” but there have been some instances that I wish I could have. From your recent experiences, what NEW number limit would you suggest? Or, are you happy with it as is?


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