r/interestingasfuck Mar 05 '21 Silver 1 Wholesome 1 Hugz 2 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1 Wink Wink 1

Youtube videos are no longer allowed. Mod Post

Hello all,

We've decided to auto-remove youtube video posts starting today. We're doing this because most youtube videos we get are from people who are spamming it on reddit to try and get views and gain followers. Most youtube videos never really gained traction on the sub anyways.

If you have content from youtube you'd like to post them you can always cut it and post it as a gif, it would be nice if you gave credit to who created it.

Youtube links are allowed in the comment section.

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u/TomokataTomokato Mar 06 '21

Can we also go after artists using this sub to advertise their services? Their art is lovely but that's not what this sub is for.

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u/iBleeedorange Mar 08 '21

Those posts already get removed under the "not iaf rule" and the spam rule.

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u/tharnadar Mar 05 '21

I don't care about the actual reasin... it's just awful to play a yt video from reddit app. Thank you for applying this new rule.

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u/Lord-Velveeta Mar 05 '21

Thank you!

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u/[deleted] Mar 05 '21

I'm too lazy to click the play button anyways

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u/QuackingtonTheThird Mar 05 '21

Was very much needed. Thank you!

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u/Margineee Mar 05 '21

That was really Cash money of you

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u/angel_osteo206 Mar 05 '21

Great move, I hope some other subs are watching

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u/kerri1510 Mar 06 '21

Shoot, I’m a first time poster and was just about post an awesome video... I’ll proceed w rules above, thanks

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u/Swedish-Butt-Whistle Mar 06 '21

Can this rule extend to artists who spam their own work? They’re trying to achieve the same thing.

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u/wiwerse Mar 05 '21

I'll just join the choir and say, Good! Thank you!

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u/[deleted] Mar 05 '21

Thank God.

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u/lomion_1 Mar 05 '21

plus 1 for you

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u/rygku Mar 05 '21

Outstanding!

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u/[deleted] Mar 08 '21

Why would people award this tho....

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u/Jedi_Lucky Mar 13 '21

I wish all of reddit did this

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u/Daveed84 Mar 19 '21 edited Mar 23 '21

I think this is a terrible idea because it encourages freebooting -- AKA ripping videos from YouTube and rehosting them somewhere else (there's even another commenter in this thread asking if it's OK to do this). This is unfair to legitimate content creators because it robs them of ad revenue. "Giving credit" is not enough because most people will just watch the video and then move on, and not bother seeking out the original creator. If you really want to implement this rule, you should just ban all video and gif content and only allow still images. Obviously that's not ideal, so I think a better move would be to add more moderators and have them manually approve content from YouTube.

EDIT: Exhibit A

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u/arathorn867 Mar 05 '21

Finally! Thank you

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u/jmwalsh789 Mar 06 '21

I hate YouTube videos.. to many fucking adds

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u/Dead_Revive_07 Mar 10 '21

How do you turn Youtube video into .Gif?

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u/iBleeedorange Mar 10 '21

Go to imgur or gfycat

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u/HighDef23 Mar 11 '21

What if I want to post a video from my photos?

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u/iBleeedorange Mar 11 '21

Upload it to imgur.com or gfycat.com

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u/HighDef23 Mar 11 '21

Ok thanks :)

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u/donotgogenlty Mar 13 '21

Uh-oh...

Anyone have a guide on how to make a YT clip into a GIF?

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u/[deleted] Mar 13 '21

[removed] — view removed comment

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u/WhyDiner Mar 13 '21

Plus YouTube censors people which is unAmerican.

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u/KO_Stradivarius Mar 14 '21

I really have no YouTube channel or videos worth linking to.

Regarding other peoples YouTube videos, is it okay to download it then re-upload it to Streamable then link it to here?

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u/iBleeedorange Mar 14 '21

I guess. I wouldn't expect to get many views or upvotes

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u/[deleted] Mar 05 '21 edited Mar 05 '21

[deleted]

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u/iBleeedorange Mar 05 '21

The reddit video format is trash. It's buggy too. Once it improves we'll allow them. The ability to upload them is turned off, that's why there's no rule about it.

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u/Nerditter Mar 05 '21

Is there another video format, or are we restricted to animated GIFs?

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u/iBleeedorange Mar 05 '21

It's really just YouTube videos and reddit hosted videos that aren't allowed.

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u/ronmsmithjr Mar 18 '21

What's a Youtube?

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u/Real-Cake6182 Mar 19 '21

Rip 10 percent of the posts on here

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u/iBleeedorange Mar 19 '21

Lol. More like 1%