posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 08:10 AM
A YouTube for All of Us
As a community, we have come to count on each other to be entertained, challenged, and moved by what we watch and share on YouTube. We've been
thinking a lot lately about how to make the collective YouTube experience even better, particularly on our most visited pages. Our goal is to help
ensure that you're viewing content that's relevant to you, and not inadvertently coming across content that isn't. Here are a few things we came up
Stricter standard for mature content - While videos featuring pornographic images or sex acts are always removed from the site when they're flagged,
we're tightening the standard for what is considered "sexually suggestive." Videos with sexually suggestive (but not prohibited) content will be
age-restricted, which means they'll be available only to viewers who are 18 or older. To learn more about what constitutes "sexually suggestive"
content, click here.
Demotion of sexually suggestive content and profanity - Videos that are considered sexually suggestive, or that contain profanity, will be
algorithmically demoted on our 'Most Viewed,' 'Top Favourited,' and other browse pages. The classification of these types of videos is based on a
number of factors, including video content and descriptions. In testing, we've found that out of the thousands of videos on these pages, only several
each day are automatically demoted for being too graphic or explicit. However, those videos are often the ones which end up being repeatedly flagged
by the community as being inappropriate.
Improved thumbnails - To make sure your thumbnail represents your video, your choices will now be selected algorithmically. You'll still have three
thumbnails to choose from, but they will no longer be auto-generated from the 25/50/75 points in the video index.
More accurate video information - Our Community Guidelines have always prohibited folks from attempting to game view counts by entering misleading
information in video descriptions, tags, titles, and other metadata. We remain serious about enforcing these rules. Remember, violations of these
guidelines could result in removal of your video and repeated violations will lead to termination of your account.
The preservation and improvement of the YouTube experience is a responsibility we share. Let's work together to ensure that the YouTube community
continues to thrive as a positive place for all of us.
Watch these two videos:
Nufffrespect's video about police brutality was flagged and it lost all it's honours. It was a newsworthy story, yet Youtube treated it as porn and
got rid of all it's honours. This will happen to many other videos in the future under this new policy.
If you have videos about 911, Ufos or the New World Order etc, start uploading them on other video sharing sites such as LiveLeak.com,
DailyMotion.com, MetaCafe.com, Revver.com, Disclose.TV.
Youtube suspended many Ufo and New Age accounts, such as AceBryan7ox, Nightfallproject, Rodneykingman, in one day.
Don't boycott Youtube, but start using other video sharing websites. Youtube is drunk with power right now. They are openly announcing that they will
remove honours and remove videos from the search results. This isn't just about porn, Youtube would lose too much money, if they cracked down on the
porn. This is about videos which critise the government.
[edit on 6-12-2008 by MayorOfCydonia]