YouTube censorship...

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Vauxhall

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YouTube censorship...
« on: December 04, 2008, 02:42:09 PM »
So, it seems some people on YouTube are upset with YouTube's new censorship policy of algorithmically demoting videos that use profanity.

Quote from:  "YouTube Blog"
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 with:

    * 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 Favorited,' 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.

I'm not sure if this is as bad as it seems, but some of the more famous/infamous YouTube users are a bit pissed off. Of course, I'm completely against censorship of most things... I can understand deleting pornography and snuff videos from YouTube... but cracking down on profanity seems a little much.

Thoughts?
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Perfect Circle

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Re: YouTube censorship...
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 03:13:28 PM »
I could see about the thumbnail thing, but I don't know about the rest.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 03:18:55 PM »
I could see about the thumbnail thing, but I don't know about the rest.

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Perfect Circle

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 03:26:28 PM »
I could see about the thumbnail thing, but I don't know about the rest.

Reported.
Thanks, I was just about to.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008, 03:30:01 PM »
this looks like an end to rickrolling as well, wich is sad.
i think that this is all a result of old prudish noobs that flag videosafter they are done teaching their kids about the terrors or homosexuality.

absolutely ridiculous.
if i banded together enough atheists to flag every video with religion, would they be demoted too?

i can understand the pr0ns, but youtube is suposed to be about free and easy video community sharing.
not videos are deemed correct and acceptable by the majority.

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Re: YouTube censorship...
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2008, 03:32:27 PM »
this looks like an end to rickrolling as well, wich is sad.
i think that this is all a result of old prudish noobs that flag videosafter they are done teaching their kids about the terrors or homosexuality.

absolutely ridiculous.
if i banded together enough atheists to flag every video with religion, would they be demoted too?

i can understand the pr0ns, but youtube is suposed to be about free and easy video community sharing.
not videos are deemed correct and acceptable by the majority.

Google's cracking down on the moneys.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2008, 05:39:05 PM by Vauxhall »
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Sexual Harassment Panda

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Re: YouTube censorship...
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2008, 05:04:22 PM »
I'm tired of all these people trying to censor everything. I think that even porn should be allowed and viewable by children.
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Re: YouTube censorship...
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2008, 12:59:50 AM »
First they came for the pornographic video clips.

But I was not a pornographic video clip.

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General Douchebag

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Re: YouTube censorship...
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2008, 01:08:03 AM »
Old.
No but I'm guess your what? 90? Cause you just so darn mature </sarcasm>

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Re: YouTube censorship...
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2008, 03:05:23 AM »

Re: YouTube censorship...
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2008, 08:39:56 AM »
true, i've looked, until i found xtube.
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The One True Rat

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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2008, 09:41:00 AM »

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Vauxhall

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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2008, 01:51:29 PM »
Old.

Yeah, new youtube policies from December 02, 2008 are really old.  ::)
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2008, 01:55:41 PM »
Old.

Yeah, new youtube policies from December 02, 2008 are really old.  ::)

Way to get trolled.

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Vauxhall

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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2008, 01:57:34 PM »
Old.

Yeah, new youtube policies from December 02, 2008 are really old.  ::)

Way to get trolled.

By General Douchebag? Ha!  :P
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General Douchebag

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Re: YouTube censorship...
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2008, 02:00:09 PM »
I was talking about Althalus. He quoted a German priest from world war two.

I can't believe nobody mentioned it.
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No but I'm guess your what? 90? Cause you just so darn mature </sarcasm>

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cmdshft

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Re: YouTube censorship...
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2008, 02:20:11 PM »
It was open to interpretation until you revealed that.