time for a GAF upgrade?

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#1
In Gaf we have the ability to link, embed images but not embed flash video?

The rest of the interwebs picked up in flash vid in a big way.

Time for an upgrade guys?
 

catfish

I have a foreskin yet I do not have AIDS
#4
I eagerly await the days when I can quote a post and then only ad a witty YOUTUBE video as my reply.

/sarcasmsatmaximums
 

Ghost

Chili Con Carnage!
#5
Cranehand2ndComing said:
Do you really want everyone on this board to have this option at their fingertips?

Think about it.

Dont see how its any worse than pictures, at least youtube & google video are fixed resolution and you can choose whether or not to play them.
 
#8
I'd like the ability to preview the thread on mouseover. A lot of forums have that now, and it would save a lot of time for me, not having to click stupid threads to see what they are about, and probably a lot of bandwidth for the server because of less threads having to load.
 
#10
embed flash? **** no

preview threads? that's why the mods ban people who make misleading thread titles. there are thread titles. read them.

you know what...we should get signatures without restrictions, with embedded flash in them...we should also alow people to have FLV vids as avatars with no size restriction, hosted on GAF's server
 
#12
Gattsu25 said:
preview threads? that's why the mods ban people who make misleading thread titles. there are thread titles. read them.
Just because a thread title isn't misleading doesn't mean it tells me all I need to know. Take this one, for example. Had I known it was about embedding Flash videos I'd have said "that's stupid" and never clicked.

Or what about the "This is why I stick with a PC" thread. I'm kinda curious what his reasoning is, but I have no interest in the discussion that will follow, or the Mac/Window arguments. If we had previews I could get what I need from the thread without ever having to click -- saving valuable server time.
 

Mama Smurf

My penis is still intact.
#17
I don't know if this feature exists anywhere, but I've always wanted to see a spoiler option for topics.

Basically in your user options you'd be able to enter keywords which, if they crop up in a topic title, that topic appears blacked out on the forum and you have to highlight it if you want to see it, just like the way we handle spoilers now.

So, for example, if you don't want to know anything about Spider-Man 3, you could enter "spiderman", "spider-man", "spidey", "maguire" etc. into your options and nothing with those things in the title would show up.

I mean, I know it wouldn't save people from all spoilers as you never know what people are going to title a topic (or misspell), but it would help.
 

Ghost

Chili Con Carnage!
#19
btrboyev said:
yeah cause all we need is a shit ton of shitty videos populating this board..this is why we have youtube.com

How is that different to what we have now besides the extra click? 1/2 the threads in this forum especially end up as nothing but (repeated) images and animated gifs, at least if the gifs were flash videos we could choose not to play the pointless ones.
 
#27
For the love of god, no flash. gif's and jpegs are plenty (and this is coming from someone who loves seeing occasional pictures in threads).

Edit: AND NO MOUSEOVER PREVIEWS!! AAARRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!
 

tedtropy

$50/hour, but no kissing on the lips and colors must be pre-separated
#30
Just post 20MB gif-animated versions of whatever flash movie you'd otherwise show. It's the GAF way!
 
#33
catfish said:
I eagerly await the days when I can quote a post and then only ad a witty YOUTUBE video as my reply.

/sarcasmsatmaximums
catfish, I always make sure to read your posts in relation to your avatar, and the result is that your posts are always adorable.
 

Wario64

works for Gamestop (lol)
#34
Embedded flash would be pretty stupid. At least you didn't suggest sigs along with this thread. Sigs + embedded flash = **** no


And misleading thread title. Should be renamed "time for a GAF downgrade?"
 

Vic

Please help me with my bad english
#42
White Man said:
Hell no. We want you to be clicking as much as possible.
To make more greens with the ads right? tsk tsk, you guys like money too much (please update.the.servorsss or whatever makes the forum crashing all the time)
 
#46
haha this thread has now giving me a tag, ****!

Ok Ok guys I get it, with great power comes great responsibility & that & GAF just dont mix :)
 
#47
I don't care either way, but I also don't see what everybody's so god damn terrified of. Like someone already posted, you need to activate most (if not all) embedded videos manually. What's the problem?

We link to YouTube constantly around here anyway, I don't see anything wrong with making it easier. You guys are the same ones who go "NO! No embedded pictures! No avatars! Think of the children!" whenever a really old forum is about to be upgraded, only to post nice pictures and use avatars once it's up, right? And you were probably also scared into the fetal position by the thought of people on your friendslist having the Live Vision camera too? Come on!
 

Hitokage

Setec Astronomer
#48
aku:jiki said:
I don't care either way, but I also don't see what everybody's so god damn terrified of. Like someone already posted, you need to activate most (if not all) embedded videos manually. What's the problem?

We link to YouTube constantly around here anyway, I don't see anything wrong with making it easier. You guys are the same ones who go "NO! No embedded pictures! No avatars! Think of the children!" whenever a really old forum is about to be upgraded, only to post nice pictures and use avatars once it's up, right? And you were probably also scared into the fetal position by the thought of people on your friendslist having the Live Vision camera too? Come on!
Eh, I'm just happy that the deliberate minimalism and streamlined design on this forum isn't without support. ;)
 
#49
Hitokage said:
Eh, I'm just happy that the deliberate minimalism and streamlined design on this forum isn't without support. ;)
Hey, I get that. But I don't see how YouTube-links are worse than the screenshot threads in the gaming forum (with the one million by a zillion-sized screens, times 50) or any thread with GIF animations or random pics in the OT (which is pretty much every thread). It'd just be more of the same and wouldn't really affect the minimalistic streamlining much.
 
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