Youtube inline!
June 26, 2010 9:03 AM   Subscribe

Pony request: Can we add the inline Youtube feature to all subsites?

Thanks, cookies, and salt-and-pepper pistachios for sustenance during discussion are provided.
posted by subbes to Feature Requests at 9:03 AM (32 comments total)

pleasegodno, pleasegodno, pleasegodno ...
posted by msconduct at 9:41 AM on June 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yes, and also 'recent activity'
posted by empath at 9:42 AM on June 26, 2010


Please do! There are plenty of times I've been reading an AskMe question asking for, say, music suggestions, and it would have been great if all the answers pointing to tracks or music videos on YouTube were identified and viewable in the page.

msconduct: "pleasegodno, pleasegodno, pleasegodno .."

You know she's just talking about the little "play" icon that brings up a YouTube overlay, right? Not an actual embedded player. And if you don't like the icon, you can disable it in your preferences.
posted by Rhaomi at 9:51 AM on June 26, 2010


As far as I know we still don't have any plans to, no. I know this has come up a couple times, this may or may not be the most recent.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:52 AM on June 26, 2010


ok, i take it back. if youtube won't die, at least it can be relegated to a little icon.
posted by msconduct at 10:03 AM on June 26, 2010


Aside from the blue, which other subsite would need to link to youtube?
posted by crunchland at 10:28 AM on June 26, 2010


AskMe, Projects, Music, and maybe MeTa.
posted by carsonb at 10:29 AM on June 26, 2010


(You know, for video recipes.)
posted by carsonb at 10:30 AM on June 26, 2010


How frequently do people currently post links to youtube from askme, projects, music, and meta? I'm probably wrong, but it seems like a rarity in all cases except the blue, where it's rampant.
posted by crunchland at 10:34 AM on June 26, 2010


Frequently enough for it to have come up in MetaTalk a number of times. Anyway, it's apparently not gonna happen, why are you playing dumb like this? Lose your imagination somewhere along the way?
posted by carsonb at 10:38 AM on June 26, 2010


There's no need to be snotty about it. I was just asking a question.
posted by crunchland at 10:41 AM on June 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


carsonb, go have a cup of tea and sit on the patio or something. Chill. It's not a big deal, really.
posted by desjardins at 10:44 AM on June 26, 2010


I'm sorry for being snotty about it. You're right, that was wrong. My snottiness circuit just gets shorted by questions asked without any forethought whatsoever.
posted by carsonb at 10:45 AM on June 26, 2010


Results for "youtube.com" in the various subsites (the vast majority of which are HTML links to the site):

Metafilter: 7,748 posts, 43,394 comments
AskMefi: 964 questions, 19,057 answers
MetaTalk: 57 posts, 4,282 comments
Projects: 86 posts, 17 comments
Music: 164 posts, 408 comments
Jobs: 2 posts, ??? comments (looks like there's a glitch here -- it says 43,394, same as Mefi)

I'd say there's a strong argument for adding the player to AskMe, as it links to YouTube in the comments almost half as much as Mefi does.
posted by Rhaomi at 10:50 AM on June 26, 2010


Probably 95% of the AskMe ones are "can you identify this song?"
posted by desjardins at 10:55 AM on June 26, 2010


I don't understand the argument for not doing it in the slightest.
posted by empath at 11:09 AM on June 26, 2010 [6 favorites]


Bring back images! We need more threads with pictures of chicken fucking.
posted by Justinian at 11:11 AM on June 26, 2010


My snottiness circuit just gets shorted by questions asked without any forethought whatsoever.

carsonb, you are a delight to me most of the time, but if you're apologizing for being snotty this is a weird way to do it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:33 AM on June 26, 2010


Let me try again.

crunchland, I'm sorry without qualification that I responded to your honest questions snottily—my response contained an inappropriate and unnecessary addendum. I'm also sorry for apologizing weirdly. I hope in the future I can express the respect I have for you as a MeFite even in disagreement.
posted by carsonb at 11:45 AM on June 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Many to most of the askme ones are where people are looking for music and playlist suggestions, and I for one would find it pretty damned handy there.
posted by Iteki at 11:54 AM on June 26, 2010


Does YouTube link to MetaFilter? Well then...
posted by Cranberry at 12:00 PM on June 26, 2010


I was going to write:

I do not oppose this pony, but I don't understand the need for it either, so will abstain, but figured I'd figured I'd allow real discussion to form. Now that it has, I don't get it.

Since it's a preference you can toggle on and off, I can't see a reason to be opposed to it. If there a coding issues or some other drawback I am missing, that's cool. It's probably linked in cortex's link. Off to read that now.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:37 PM on June 26, 2010


From a user perspective : why would you argue against it? Its not like you are obligated to watch any of said youtube videos, nor is there likely to be a small army of people who have been holding back their music-recommendation-questions/requests until the feature comes in.

I don't know anything about it from a site-design/mod perspective; is it a big job incorporating it?
posted by mannequito at 12:47 PM on June 26, 2010


also, I don't spend much time on the Music section of Metafilter, and am surprised to learn that there is no inline youtube feature there. Don't people make videos to go with their music from time to time?
posted by mannequito at 12:48 PM on June 26, 2010


Matt had intended to make it site wide when he rolled it out in 2007.
posted by crunchland at 1:01 PM on June 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's already a user preference -- "Display YouTube Video inline?" -- that preference does not specify on MetaFilter only, so it a new user would not have any reason to think it would not be inline on all the MeFi sites.

So maybe that preference should read "Display YouTube Video inline on The Blue only."
posted by artlung at 1:42 PM on June 26, 2010


Rhaomi's comment makes it pretty clear that this'd be a good thing to add to AskMe, at the very least.

We demand change! We are also likely to resent it!
posted by killdevil at 9:12 PM on June 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


I think this is something we are going to do.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:18 PM on June 26, 2010


:D
posted by subbes at 7:44 AM on June 27, 2010


I always click out of inline YouTubes so that I can read the comments. Before this was simply a bad habit, but now that the comment voting has been fixed there's sometimes useful context there.
posted by shii at 9:17 AM on June 27, 2010


we should now have the inline youtube player everywhere, let me know if it's not working somewhere.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:33 PM on June 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


Thanks pb.
posted by crunchland at 2:38 PM on June 28, 2010


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