Can we clean these comments out somehow? (Wtf Talk)

So apparently a long term account was hacked or something and has been posting huge lorem ipsum comments on many videos. The account appears to be banned now, but how can we clear out the posts? They are lagging out the comments section from loading.

*Ban and *Spammer Guidelines

Like everyone who's been a Sifter for a while (or even 11 years, like some of us!), one of the things we appreciate most is that the community takes care of the community, including welcoming new members and more often telling likely spammers and abusers to take a hike.

The two most frequent practices used in dealing with potential baddies is the *ban invocation and the *spammer invocation. These are very powerful invocations and must be used with great responsibility. Until now, their use has gone mostly unchecked, taking every invocation in good faith.

... more inside ...

Have I been Trumped by Google?

Posting a video to the SIFT has been impossible for me over the past 22 hours or so. First weird thing was I was logged off when I clicked on the site [I'm NEVER logged out]. Then, after attempting to submit a YT video as I usually do, I got the following error message:

This page isn’t working

Chrome detected unusual code on this page and blocked it to protect your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, and credit cards).
Try visiting the site's homepage.


I deleted my cookies and browsing history after logging out of the site. I restarted my computer and logged in again ... Now it appears that I can't post anything at all. I've tried to put up 2 other YT vids and, after verifying the embed code and filling in the form, I get the same error message when I hit submit. It doesn't appear that I'm restricted in any other way here. I haven't had any recent google updates and the site was working fine for me several hours before all of this started happening.

WTF is happening? Anyone else having issues? ... Bueller? @dag @lucky760

Chrome Error preventing submissions

This page isn’t working

Chrome detected unusual code on this page and blocked it to protect your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, and credit cards).
Try visiting the site's homepage.

Anyone else getting this?


That's the song your ISP will be singing once Trump signs off on a bill to end privacy in the United States where much of the world's internet infrastructure already lives.

Last week, a thread posting this image of a NYT full page ad warning of the dangers of the loss of internet privacy became one of the most upvoted reddit posts of all time.

Since then, the bill has passed from Senate onto Congress, where it was again passed.

This move seems to be in line with AT&T wanting to charge almost $400/y to customers who did not want their browser history sold to anyone willing to buy it.

Either way, you should know that your privacy is being sold out. So either make some noise to convince the American President to veto the law, or start shopping for a VPN, for as long as that remains helpful.

Also see:

this reddit comment with a list of resources, and...

This video regarding the news by youtube channel h3h3:

And this article about the Cards Against Humanity creators intentions:


Hope this info is helpful.

Safe internetting!

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.


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 will now be redirected to

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.


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?

Send this Article to a Friend

Separate multiple emails with a comma (,); limit 5 recipients

Your email has been sent successfully!

Manage this Video in Your Playlists

New Blog Posts from All Members