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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:20 PM
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If I wanted to be at YouTube
I would be at YouTube. I've just clicked on the 8th thread today with nothing but a link to youtube and no explanation of what I'm to expect once clicking there. What's more annoying is that I'm using some crappy public wifi that blocks "inappropriate" sites, including Youtube for some reason. But basically, if I wanted to spend my day watching youtube, I would be at youtube, not DU. So cut it the fuck out or at least post your thoughts about the video to start a discussion. Something other than "hey look at this!"
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:24 PM
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1. I've hidden more threads this weekend than ever
and they were all youtube :(
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:25 PM
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2. lol
It is kind of a tease sometimes. Sometimes I go to the video if I'm in the mood or the OP is tantalizing enough, like the 'yes' one that Rabr... just posted. But I agree, if I post a video from wherever I post the name of the band and the song, just so not to waste people's time.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:27 PM
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3. .
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:33 PM
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5. f
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:36 PM
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7. That video sucked.
Mine was funny.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:40 PM
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11. huh
do you feel like you just wasted a bit of your life watching a pointless video because there was no explanation of what it was? Isn't that annoying? I didn't watch your video.
:evilgrin:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:43 PM
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12. Nah, I waste 17 seconds of my life doing more pointless things than
watching crappy videos all the time.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:45 PM
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22. pft...
:spray:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:30 PM
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4. Or at least post what the hell it is.
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 01:31 PM by WritingIsMyReligion
Random links don't help anyone. For example, post "Steely Dan--Kid Charlemagne" with a link to a video of that.

I always seem to click on YouTube links, and 90% of the time it is something I had no intention of seeing without the prompt to do so here on DU.

Please, folks, enough of this "surprise link" business. It's annoying.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:34 PM
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6. And here I thought I was just being
an a--hole but I guess some people agree with me.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:39 PM
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8. Oh, I definitely agree with you.
The thing is, it MIGHT be something I want to see, you know? So I click on the link. And, like I said, 90% of the time it isn't anything I want to see.

Be fair, please, people. Enough goddamned unnamed links.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:40 PM
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10. I totally agree.
Sometimes I won't click it just BECAUSE there is no info on it, whether I care or not. On my bitchier days I ingore all of them if there's no title. Because life is so short, you know...
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:39 PM
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9. sorry, it has gotten out of hand..
buncha youtube addicts hangin' out in da lounge :P
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:51 PM
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13. It pisses me off. I also hate song lyrics posted as legitimate threads.
This has been my bandwagon for years that if you are too uncreative to say something on your own and must resort to just posting the lyrics to a song I've never heard of nor ever heard, then you should put "song lyrics" in the thread title so I know not to click it.

That happens too many times.

And the same with the fuckin' youtube threads - fer fuck's sake, people, put a description of what it fucking is.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:00 PM
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16. Sure
If someone has a reason to post those song lyrics, then tell us why. It may be a great song but a post of lyrics with a bunch of people replying "hey great song!" is a pretty damn boring thread.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:03 PM
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17. It really is boring. And annoying.
At least offer some fucking commentary, people! LIke "This song (and actually give us the fucking title for once) by (and actually give us the artist for fucking once) really speaks to me bcause of (whatever), especially the line (whatever) and imagery of (whatever) and (insert personal story here)."

Fucking uncreative clueless fucks.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:42 PM
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21. perhaps we need lounge thread templates?
:shrug: It's worth a try....
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:50 PM
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23. yes, by all means, we need discipline...
:rofl:
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:34 PM
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19. don't go breaking my heart
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:54 PM
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14. Thank you.
They are as bad as the "Turn on CNN now!" threads without any explanation of what the hell is happening. Usually those occur when I am at work and have no access to television and the CNN website has not yet caught up with the news cycle.
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shawmut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:57 PM
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15. On another board I post at they had to
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 02:02 PM by wxmike
sticky a thread just for youtube videos. I like most of them, especially the music vidoes. A lot of songs I had forgotten about and vidoes I have never seen or not seen in years. I can see why some people would get annoyed by it, though.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:05 PM
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18. Yeah, yeah, if you wanted to be at YouTube, you'd be at YouTube.
We get it, okay? We get it.

Here, look at this instead, it's not as scary or annoying as them there mysterious talkin' movin' pictures:



:)
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:39 PM
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20. Dude. Language. Dude.
:hug:

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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:36 PM
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24. Thank you. Somebody had to say it.
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thefool_wa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:38 PM
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25. Here Here!
Are we sure the DU isn't getting kickbacks from YouTube?
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:13 PM
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26. A collection of AMVs, PMVs, and poltical ads in my sig
PMV = Picture Music Video
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