Happy 12th Siftiversary

Well, @dag... @siftbot... We've made it to a dozen years. Congratulations to us!

Internet culture has changed in the past dozen years, but it's nice to see that no matter how much things around us may change, the people of the Sift are as awesome as they ever were.

You. Complete. We.

Hi guys! What'd I miss? (Scifi Talk)

Hello one and all. Firefly here, I used to (still do?) run the Sci-Fi channel when I was a regular, Just want to pop in and say hi....man it's been a while. I see dag and lucky still have things running smoothly. Site's really looking spiffy! I see ant still posting like crazy, Any other regulars still around? eric, eklek, kronos, zifnab, arvana, dotdude...those are the few I remember off the top of my head, and I see some new faces as well.

Gonna look around a bit, see if I still remember how to post.

Can't see channels

I can't see the channel descriptions a video is part of in the regular video listings anymore. I remember them being to the left of the video under the vote counter. Not sure if I'm the only one. Not a big deal or anything just was kind of handy.

Wrong video in "promoted" slot?

I'm getting a bug where the promoted video title/description don't match the video. Often it's still the last promoted video I watched, but with a newer promoted video's title and description. Am I the only one? I started noticing it a week or two ago. Refresh always fixes it.

Fonts changed?

Is it me or did the font and/or sizes changed today? Everything seems bigger and different?

Thank you in advance.

Unable to change the size percentages in my submitted video. (Wtf Talk)

http://videosift.com/video/The-Orvilles-Intro-duction-After-Its-Pilot-Episode has:

<iframe src="https://streamable.com/s/8iun2/fgjgxx" frameborder="0" width="485%" height="485%" allowfullscreen="true" style="width: 485%; height: 485%; position: absolute;"></iframe>

485% for the video's height and width that are too big. When I change ther numbers, they keep going back to 485. VS is annoying. How can I have it not change my values?


Thank you in advance.

Social media videos with captions (Geek Talk)

Since a lot of people watch videos on their mobile via social media networks they see them without sound. So they started making "videos with big texts/captions/subtitles on the screen" (e.g. Tech Insider). How to call them: "Mobile videos"? "Social videos"? "Social media videos"? "Text videos"? Is there an agreed upon term?

Does anyone know since when exactly this trend started and which big media producers were early adopters?

There are basic rules to get the most optimal results.
But I often still find these texts blocking the visual experience, resulting in an inferior video, wishing the texts were just annotations you can remove.
What do you think?

V6 Beta (Geek Talk)

Finally, a new version for VS! So, what are new and fixed in this? The only change I noticed is resizing my wider SeaMonkey v2.48's web browser window narrower messes up with video screen getting covered up by the right side.

Thank you in advance.


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