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YouTube Embedding to be disabled

Discussion in 'Site News and Announcements' started by Shaun, 19 Mar 2008.

  1. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    I recently added a custom tag to allow YouTube videos to be directly embedded into a post (as opposed to linking to them).

    The feature has worked well for a lot of forum members, but unfortunately it has had the effect of locking-out entire threads for quite a few people.

    To keep the forums inclusive I'm removing the custom code and returning to old fashioned links, just like before.

    Cheers,
    Shaun
     
  2. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Thanks very much Shaun. Sorry if I came across as the 'killjoy' who started all this with my gripe :angry:! I didn't want to spoil anyone's enjoyment, I think the old system works just as well.
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    What was wrong with it?
     
  4. A good idea, I think. It wasn't an issue either way for me, but it seems a shame to lock some people out of certain theeads just because of a YouTube clip. It's easy enough to click on a link anyway.
     
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Ah, that'll explain why my latest didn't link didn't work.

    Dom, I think some peoples firewalls won't let links through that have anything related to youtube in them. Can't think why?!? :sad:
     
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Ah yes, a lot of offices wont allow heavy breathing videos these days! :biggrin:
     
  7. Pete

    Pete Guest

    At my workplace, they're actually mostly worried about bandwidth, i.e. cost. There are strict rules stated about non-work-related stuff, but in reality - obviously - they turn a blind eye to most access - as long as it's not porn, games, gambling, those sort of 'naughty' things. But any sort of streaming, music, etc., gets blocked.
     
  8. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Your obsessed with my heavy breathing!:biggrin:
     
  9. Tony

    Tony New Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    My work computer will simply not recognise an embedded video. It doesn't show the link, an icon, or anything at all.
     
  10. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Nice admin - try it, if it doesn't work for all, withdraw it.

    I appreciate the consideration.
     
  11. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    That's a bit harsh, Dave5N.
    Shaun's explained why he did it, and it doesn't stop us posting the links. It's a difficult one, but I think Admin made the right call. I'm with RT on this one - it keeps the threads open for everyone, and it's not so tricky to click on a link.
     
  12. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Maybe Dave browses in boxing gloves and can't hit a target smaller than a youtube embedding panel...
     
  13. Canrider

    Canrider Guru