Sharing on Social Media

Is it possible to share a post on Facebook without it randomly selecting an image from some other video on the Sift for the preview image?

Because that's exactly what happens to me, no matter how I go about trying to share from here to Facebook: random image, every time.

Example: https://www.screencast.com/t/dfJM7tH4i

It makes sharing any VideoSift content basically impossible.

YouTube Previewing Videos on Hover?

I just discovered by accident that when you hover your mouse over YouTube embeds they're apparently now stepping through thumbnails from the video so you can preview pieces of the thing before you ever actually click it!

That's a wonderful development. Has anyone else seen this or heard an announcement about this? Is this common knowledge?

SSL Now Enforced Site-Wide

We are now secure! Any page requests for http://VideoSift.com will now be redirected to https://VideoSift.com.

It took a lot of effort to go through as many of our templates as I could find where http:// was hard-coded into a URL and fix those, but there may still be some outstanding. If there is any such insecure content embedded on the page it will generate a "mixed-content" warning in your browser's console and the "Secure" padlock in your browser will look broken (or something). Also, you may also be able to identify non-secure images and embeds (like videos) because they will fail to load.



Thanks!

nothing working

I promoted a video and got nothing on the front page

tried to *talk it over here, and again nothing.

this place still alive?

Unable to embed streamable.com and nba.com's videos? (Geek Talk)

http://videosift.com/video/Cavs-80s-Hardwood-Classics-Intro-duction as an example. As you can see, the video is not showing up. How do I gets its embed code to show it?

<iframe src="https://streamable.com/e/s1ff?r=p" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen scrolling="no" style="width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute;"></iframe><script async defer src="https://v.embedcdn.com/embed.js"></script>

Thank you in advance.

Nordic Channel: Yay or Nay?

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A total of 13 votes have been cast on this poll.


Member @Zawash has proposed creation of a new *Nordic channel as described below. Vote whether you think it should or should not be allowed:

The Nordic countries - Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Finland and Iceland, as well as regions controlled by nordic countries (Greenland, the Faroe Islands).

This is for sifts related to *nordic people, culture, language, cuisine or otherwise. Bork, bork bork. Lutefisk.

Do you consider the film Die Hard a Christmas movie?

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A total of 31 votes have been cast on this poll.


So ive recently heard debates regarding Die Hard being a Christmas film, and was wondering what you all thought. Also curious if age has anything to do with it.

Dope Die Hard Christmas ornament (doesn't mean it's a Christmas movie)
http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/willis-mas-620x653.jpg

Also when you think Christmas film, what film comes to mind first? and maybe second and third (Not counting made for TV)

Who do you blame for the election results?

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A total of 17 votes have been cast on this poll.


The blame cannons are firing wildly. Where would you aim them....if anywhere?

Eric3579 Hits Galaxy!

@eric3579 is a community manager. Sure, he might say he’s not - and maybe he even decided not to be an “official” one here on VideoSift, but he is just the same.

He has all of the qualities of a good online community manager - he sees the humans behind the avatars, treats people with sensitivity and respect and most of all gives a damn about what happens in the community.

I’ve come to value what Eric has to say, as I know he’s got his ear to the ground of the community. In many ways I’d say he knows VideoSift better than I do.

Thanks Eric, for all of your contributions over the years, for being you and helping us make VideoSift what it is - happy to call you a friend and colleague-in-sift. Happy Galaxy!


What say you regarding a 'Murica channel?

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A total of 9 votes have been cast on this poll.


I've come up with a channel idea [finally] and want to run it past you Sifters ... it's Murica

The term "murica" is the way many people with thick American South accents pronounce "America". It is used to denote overtly extreme nationalism and patriotism. It's generally perceived as a derogatory yet humorous way to describe Americans as fat, lazy, gun wielding, war loving, horse riding, saloon fighting, beer drinking, sex wanting ... the possibilities are endless here [Trump voters anyone?]

There is mucho fodder these days on so many levels and this video in particular just now put me over the top [hahahaha] http://videosift.com/video/Man-plays-Mario-theme-with-Horn-and-Gun

So ... I'd appreciate any and all input. Please and Thank you.

Enough already, Eric3579 -- let us celebrate you! (Happy Talk)

Come one, come all, come coax Eric3579 into finally getting GALAXY!!!!

Mr Eric has the highest vote per video average than any large presence on the Sift. That happens in part because he keeps killing videos that don't perform well.

Friends of Mr Eric -- and I know you are legion -- please come coax him into the World of Galaxy.

I'm doing this sift talk for selfish reasons -- I want to hear Dag's song! I want to see his personal badge.

And I want to celebrate Mr Sift himself. He was the first person who talked to me on the sift 10 years ago, and he gave me so much support. I have watched him do the same for others.

Thanks for being my Sift Buddy all these years, Eric.


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