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View Poll Results: Should Posts With Youtube Videos And No Other Content Be Treated As Spam?
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Should People Posting Nothing But Youtube Videos Be Treated As Spammers ?

It's your forum, you decide what goes down here.
This poll is for mod feedback purposes only.

If people feel strongly about it one way or another we may act on it.

We're talking about people who continually post youtube videos with no explanation or any other content to the post.

Should we allow it or not?

Should it be treated as spam?

Tell us.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If there's no explanation or any other content to the post, and that's all they ever do when they post here, Then it seems like a form of spam to me.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think there should be at least be a daily limit on how many youtube videos should be allowed by any one member.

Say a limit of three ?

To be honest, most people never even play/watch the videos posted anyway. Especially if they are mainstream and popular songs that everybody has already heard before that they are already familiar with. I understand adding a video to help reinforce an ongoing debate and so on.

After all, this is a music discussion forum. And if you don't want to discuss music, then go to the Lounge forums or shout box.

That's my (brief) opinion on the subject anyway.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Posting youtube videos with no explanation or any other content to the post should be allowed.

Some people aren't talkers or can't easily express their feelings about music in words, and so they share with others in the community by sharing the music itself.

I rarely find myself without something to say ... but I don't want moderators to fault those members whose gab gift is less gifty or who choose, for whatever reason, to post just the music without commentary.
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What is with this democratic horseshit?

Everything should use moderator's discretion, there's just simply no way you could enforce it black and white.
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Why the hell should it be treated as spam? Youtube threads and What Are You Currently Listening To threads are just spam threads anyway. I don't get why anyone would care, they're not selling anything or posting random Youtube videos in inappropriate threads. **** it!
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What is with this democratic horseshit?

Everything should use moderator's discretion, there's just simply no way you could enforce it black and white.
There isn't a rule on this so how can we enforce a rule that doesn't exist?
The point of this thread is to see if members think it's a big enough problem to make a ruling on.

And most of the rules here are there because members wanted them so this democratic horseshit isn't really anything new.

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Why the hell should it be treated as spam? Youtube threads and What Are You Currently Listening To threads are just spam threads anyway. I don't get why anyone would care, they're not selling anything or posting random Youtube videos in inappropriate threads. **** it!
We're not talking about those threads, that's why they're in the games, list, polls & jokes forum & not any of the music forums.
This is about people who continually do it in the music forums.
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'd say: It depends.

In one hand, I don't see a problem with people posting youtube music vids only in threads that lend itself to that sort of thing, or if the person is a contributing member. But in the other, if there's a user that does nothing but post youtube vids (I.E. Lovesong) in every thread they post in, adding no meaningful content, then yea... that's spam.
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I'd say: It depends.

In one hand, I don't see a problem with people posting youtube music vids only in threads that lend itself to that sort of thing, or if the person is a contributing member. But in the other, if there's a user that does nothing but post youtube vids (I.E. Lovesong) in every thread they post in, adding no meaningful content, then yea... that's spam.
Agree. If you are posting a single vid and not posting even a sentence about why you are posting it then that just makes me skip that post even if I might miss out on something really good.
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Agree. If you are posting a single vid and not posting even a sentence about why you are posting it then that just makes me skip that post even if I might miss out on something really good.
That's the same mentality I have, I'll put the same amount of effort into viewing your post as you put into making it, fuck all.

this is MusicBanter, and while I do think the good outweighs the band on this forum, there's nowhere near as much banter going on as there was when I joined two years ago.

So yeah... if all you do is post Youtube videos with nothing to say about them, go swallow the cleaning products under your sink.
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