Video posts and the December competition December 4, 2006 2:23 PM   Subscribe

Matt, Jess, could we have a formal announcement that posts consisting entirely of Youtube and Google Video links are automatically disqualified from consideration for December's grand prize? Please, please, please? They're beginning to spring up like crabgrass.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste to MetaFilter-Related at 2:23 PM (9 comments total)

Wouldn't it much easier for people to simply post the page which contains the search results for their search term?

Because that is all that is going on here. Searching for a particular genre and then dumping the results.

I'll go ahead and plan the next one...

/me searches youtube for "celtic folk music"
/me dumps the results in a list of links
posted by dios at 2:29 PM on December 4, 2006

Steven, remember a while ago, when you took a couple of years off from metafilter, and when you came back, you couldn't even remember which login to use?

I wish you'd do that again.
posted by interrobang at 2:31 PM on December 4, 2006 [7 favorites]

Can we also get a ban on posts that consist of nothing but links to web pages? Because, christ, people, that's what search engines are for.


I think this is a silly request, basically.
posted by cortex at 2:32 PM on December 4, 2006

Why is this a MeTa thread and not an email?

What is it about people that makes them seem to think their personal preferences are so... normative
posted by delmoi at 2:33 PM on December 4, 2006

462 + 17809 = 116 + 4903 - 17256
posted by Armitage Shanks at 2:43 PM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


Well, I consider myself the pinnacle of normalcy.

Now if you'll excuse me, it's time for me to strip to my boxers and rehearse Arthur's Theme...
posted by The Confessor at 2:47 PM on December 4, 2006

Can we also get a ban on posts that consist of nothing but links to web pages?
posted by cortex at 4:32 PM CST on December 4

I don't think he was asking for a ban. If he was, then I wouldn't agree with him.

My recommendation was for efficiency's sake. Not that they shouldn't be here. But it seems like it would be more efficient to show the youtube search result page instead of linking each one.
posted by dios at 2:52 PM on December 4, 2006

Armitage, nice comment. Who else do you not like? You should let us know instead of discussing the subject.
posted by dios at 2:53 PM on December 4, 2006

Steven, I answered your question the first time you asked it, in the contest thread.
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