Ÿütüb Ïnlïnë February 20, 2009 6:08 AM   Subscribe

Why doesn't the "display Youtube videos inline" setting affect MeTa?

I don't see the little inline viewing icons for Youtube links in MeTa threads.

Were they ever implemented for MeTa? I thought I saw them pre- ServerDämmerüng but I may have been hallucinating.

Will they ever make it (back) to MeTa?

Alternately, make fun of my misused Heavy Metal Ümłäütß.
posted by subbes to Feature Requests at 6:08 AM (52 comments total)

My question: How do you pronounce the letter Ÿ? Or N̈?
posted by dunkadunc at 6:14 AM on February 20, 2009


Nope, we've never had the inline youtube player icons anywhere but the blue. So nothing's changed. But we can talk about changing it.
posted by pb (staff) at 6:48 AM on February 20, 2009


I think we just only ever implemented it for the blue, where youtube-links-as-content is more of an expected thing by far than in the grey or the green.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:54 AM on February 20, 2009


Who here likes umlauts? I love umlauts.
posted by grouse at 7:09 AM on February 20, 2009


I like Free Pancakes (next Tuesday)

tip of the pen to mr_crash_davis_the_younger for reminding me of this wonderful occasion
posted by yhbc at 7:16 AM on February 20, 2009


Implementing inline YouTube embedding in the green is just pandering to the What's My New Favorite Band? lazy question-askers. And it could only result in more hair metal for MetaTalk.

LET'S DO IT.
posted by carsonb at 7:17 AM on February 20, 2009


I much prefer SLYT descriptions next to text links. this isn't b3ta.

make fun of my misused Heavy Metal Ümłäütß.
okay: Dämmerüung and m,ł, t and ß aren't Umlaute.

but you were close.
posted by krautland at 7:25 AM on February 20, 2009


Mmmm, pancakes.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 7:26 AM on February 20, 2009


I came for the umlauts but stayed for the pancakes.
posted by Spatch at 7:48 AM on February 20, 2009


People post Youtube videos to MetaTalk?
posted by smackfu at 8:04 AM on February 20, 2009


Not so much.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:07 AM on February 20, 2009


can you imagine what kind of videos people might put in the middle of a flame out?
posted by pyramid termite at 8:12 AM on February 20, 2009


You just have to use the poor man's youtube:

THIS IS A BORING MOVIE.
posted by inigo2 at 8:22 AM on February 20, 2009


I just scroll down really fast and pretend im watching a flip book.


mm a do-nut!
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/-\ .............(o)
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:42 AM on February 20, 2009


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/-\ ......(o)
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:42 AM on February 20, 2009


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/-\ ...(o)
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:42 AM on February 20, 2009


You say approaching do-nut, I say de-tumescence.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:43 AM on February 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


but wait this is a black hole
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_0_(o)
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/-\
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:44 AM on February 20, 2009


(o)
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:44 AM on February 20, 2009 [3 favorites]


God I hate movies that rely on twist endings to wrench at the heart strings.



...fuckin' black hole. Donut man deserved better.
posted by voltairemodern at 8:47 AM on February 20, 2009 [3 favorites]


donut man for best actor, amirite?
posted by mullacc at 8:50 AM on February 20, 2009


THIS IS A BORING MOVIE.
posted by Skot at 8:51 AM on February 20, 2009


I ruined your movie, sorry. Here's another black hole.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:53 AM on February 20, 2009


I like how all the umlauted letters drop off of the URL/title so the web address for this question is just a license place cryptic TB NLN
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:56 AM on February 20, 2009


Don't worry, guys. All you have to do is scroll back up and Donut Man comes out all right. Just without his donut.
posted by Spatch at 8:56 AM on February 20, 2009


I'll bet you didn't know that the Hoff knew his way around a lightsaber duel.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:59 AM on February 20, 2009


grouse : Who here likes umlauts? I love umlauts.

I prefer to call them Röck Döts; sung in a rising falsetto with a long sustain on the last syllable, not unlike something you would hear Bruce Dickinson deploy just prior to an Iron Maiden guitar solo.

All while throwing metal horns with both hands, naturally.
posted by quin at 9:08 AM on February 20, 2009


Wow, Burhanistan. That's just...I mean...just that...


I'm totally speechless.
posted by slogger at 9:12 AM on February 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


And it could only result in more hair metal for MetaTalk.

Maybe we could rename it MetalTalk?
posted by owtytrof at 10:36 AM on February 20, 2009


"Maybe we could rename it MetalTalk?"

Taken.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 10:56 AM on February 20, 2009


If you saw the vanity license plate TB NLN, what would you guess it means?
posted by box at 10:59 AM on February 20, 2009


Nope, we've never had the inline youtube player icons anywhere but the blue. So nothing's changed. But we can talk about changing it.

Just be sure to write separate, different code for each subsite though. Tradition must be honored.
posted by Hovercraft Eel at 11:01 AM on February 20, 2009


But we can talk about changing it.

Are you sure you want to open that can of worms? Because if there's one thing on MeTa that devolves into the area of "motives for homocide" it's talk.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:07 AM on February 20, 2009


'If you saw the vanity license plate TB NLN, what would you guess it means?'

TuBerculosis aNtimicrobiaLacquisitioN, of course.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 11:22 AM on February 20, 2009


Tradition must be honored.

Hey now. I don't go to where you work and knock the Eels out of your Hovercraft.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:24 AM on February 20, 2009 [5 favorites]


Mmm, yum. I like my umlauts baveuse.
posted by desuetude at 11:47 AM on February 20, 2009


Okay, official Pony.

Personally, I'd like them for two main reasons:

- continuity with the green (I can turn off the part of the Youtube Title Adder Greasemonkey script that adds inlining options and stop seeing two inline buttons, one MeFi and one Greasemonkey)
- mobile browsers can use it as a warning (in my case, using the iPhone - seeing the icon means I don't click and get whisked off to the hideous YouTube "app"). Sure, mobile browsers could check before clicking, but we're type-a blackberry/iphone/cell users, no time for checking!

Plus: it's my first pony.
posted by subbes at 12:12 PM on February 20, 2009


P.S. So, here's a small E with an umlaut on its head:

ë
posted by subbes at 12:18 PM on February 20, 2009


The frame rate on YouTube is too crappy to have subliminal messages. Thankfully, the blink tag does not have these problems. To wit:

Whenever you happen to have a chance, make sure to visit Amazon for deals.

Constructive or not, feedback is a vital part of Metatalk. Your help is appreciated to the end.
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:30 PM on February 20, 2009


The trick to doing that well is to write the cover text coherently enough so that it doesn't read like one of those fold-in jokes from the back cover of Mad Magazine.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:38 PM on February 20, 2009


P.S. So, here's a small E with an umlaut on its head:

ë


I'm pretty sure that's a mudskipper. Or maybe a slug.
posted by quin at 12:46 PM on February 20, 2009


The trick to doing that well is to write the cover text coherently enough so that it doesn't read like one of those fold-in jokes from the back cover of Mad Magazine.

"The Al-ighty -ollar?" Oh, I get it.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:20 PM on February 20, 2009


This is only tangibly related, but this fucking youtube title adder script randomly starts and stops working for no reason I can come up with. Pisses me off.
posted by dead cousin ted at 1:44 PM on February 20, 2009


Hey now. I don't go to where you work and knock the Eels out of your Hovercraft.

I don't know what this means, but it's funny.
posted by philomathoholic at 1:54 PM on February 20, 2009


The trick to doing that well is to write the cover text coherently enough so that it doesn't read like one of those fold-in jokes from the back cover of Mad Magazine.

i see what you did there
posted by pyramid termite at 2:05 PM on February 20, 2009


jessamyn: "I like how all the umlauted letters drop off of the URL/title so the web address for this question is just a license place cryptic TB NLN"

The URL seems to have fixed itself (meaning, contains umlauted characters) now I'm back at home. Or is that browser-related?
posted by subbes at 5:58 PM on February 20, 2009


Weird, yeah it's different now. pb did you mess with something?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:00 PM on February 20, 2009


Could you do that again in a Ricky Ricardo voice? Thanks.

pee be-ee-e, djoo got some 'splainin' to do!
posted by gleuschk at 6:53 PM on February 20, 2009


I didn't mess with anything, but I was seeing the unicode URL stub too. I just reset it to ascii. weird.
posted by pb (staff) at 7:07 PM on February 20, 2009


oh, it was a little bug in Recent Activity. Fixed now.
posted by pb (staff) at 7:19 PM on February 20, 2009


It's like I'm front row at a magic show and I get to see the assistant in the box whisper about how the fake legs are the wrong color!

(Cortex is the legs.)
posted by subbes at 7:31 PM on February 20, 2009


(not racist)

(but dude, he's hella pale)
posted by subbes at 7:57 PM on February 21, 2009


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