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Offline German_EE

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I Give Up !!
« on: August 06, 2016, 07:41:49 pm »
For a long time, ever since I signed up for the EEVBlog, I've bookmarked the front page and this has been my first port of call. However, that link to solar roadways at the top of the page has been there for what seems like forever, in fact we've had the following videos since then:

903  HP85 Teardown
904  HP85 Review
905  HP85 Repair
906  Mailbag
EEVComments #1
Surgery Update
Multimeter Winner and Bio Teardown
907  Sony Video Walkman Teardown
908  Zener Diodes

So, as of now I have two links for the EEV Blog. The first one is to https://www.youtube.com/user/EEVblog/videos where I can see new videos as soon as they are posted rather than missing them because of the Solar Roadways banner. It means that Dave gets a few less page hits but now I don't miss stuff. The second link is direct to the forum, missing out the front page entirely, again I might miss out on some of the advertising but I get to the stuff I read most often.

Yes, I know that the solar roadways is a scam and that folk are going to lose money, but it's now an old story and it needs to vanish from the front page.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.

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Offline Dubbie

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Re: I Give Up !!
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2016, 08:04:31 pm »
Just subscribe to Daves YouTube channel.


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Offline Kilrah

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Re: I Give Up !!
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2016, 08:18:29 pm »
I've never really been on the website, does anyone still do? These kind of "portals" are mostly obsolete nowadays... Probably the reason for no/rare updates.
Since EEVBlog is mostly about videos and on Youtube I get the news through Youtube subscription, then Patreon when applicable, and last on the forum to see what's popular/discussed most.
 

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Re: I Give Up !!
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2016, 08:20:52 pm »
To add to that:

 - Follow Dave on twitter, all videos are announced there.
 - Check the eevblog specific section of the forum, all videos are announced there.
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Re: I Give Up !!
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2016, 10:51:00 pm »
I've never really been on the website, does anyone still do? These kind of "portals" are mostly obsolete nowadays...
The forum is there for people that want to ask for, or offer help to others.
The videos are for information/entertainment.
Simple differences.
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Offline Dubbie

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Re: I Give Up !!
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2016, 11:34:36 pm »
I've never really been on the website, does anyone still do? These kind of "portals" are mostly obsolete nowadays...
The forum is there for people that want to ask for, or offer help to others.
The videos are for information/entertainment.
Simple differences.

Not sure he is talking about the forum, more the website.


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Offline German_EE

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Re: I Give Up !!
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2016, 09:15:23 am »
Yes, I am talking about problems on the website front page. I'm a regular contributor to the forum and a regular viewer of the videos, both of these activities will continue..
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.

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Re: I Give Up !!
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2016, 09:20:37 am »
I follow his YouTube channel and the forum is viewed through Tapatalk. I hardly ever visit the eevblog homepage.
 

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Re: I Give Up !!
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2016, 09:32:48 am »
The website says 'featured video', not 'latest video'.

Maybe it is on purpose to have that one take top position on that page for a while, to highlight it.
 

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Re: I Give Up !!
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2016, 10:31:00 am »
The website says 'featured video', not 'latest video'.
Maybe it is on purpose to have that one take top position on that page for a while, to highlight it.

Yes.
I actually want this video to be a random one, so the content is different each someone visits, but I haven't figured out how to do this yet.
I have a random blog post on the side bar, but I really want a random embedded youtube video as the first post.
 

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Re: I Give Up !!
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2016, 11:12:36 am »
Are content producers able to identify from whence a video is viewed, ie: directly on Youtube, forum link, twitter page, etc, and does it matter in any way or change anything, is a view classed as a view regardless ?.

Also, some Youtube channels include other peoples content under their own umbrella or sneaky raincoat, who gets the view for these or it it split ?.

Last one, should I be concerned about giving a thumbs up on a deserving video ?, generally I dont bother as it requires signing in to Google but if it makes a difference then I could probably make a valid effort if required, a thumbs up Thursday perhaps.
 

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Re: I Give Up !!
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2016, 12:32:04 pm »
Are content producers able to identify from whence a video is viewed, ie: directly on Youtube, forum link, twitter page, etc,

Yes, all that data is available for each video.
For example, I know that 246 views on my Solar Roadways Are Bullshit video came from teslamotorsclub.com in the last month.

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and does it matter in any way or change anything, is a view classed as a view regardless ?.

A view is a view.

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Also, some Youtube channels include other peoples content under their own umbrella or sneaky raincoat, who gets the view for these or it it split ?.

Not sure what you mean here. If the video is on your channel then you get the view for it.

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Last one, should I be concerned about giving a thumbs up on a deserving video ?, generally I dont bother as it requires signing in to Google but if it makes a difference then I could probably make a valid effort if required, a thumbs up Thursday perhaps.

Thumbs up (and when they happen and at what rate) add to the engagement value for each video which ultimately adds to your channel ranking and how your videos are ranked and offered up as recommended videos etc. it's a snowball thing. It's why Youtubers keep telling you to rate and comment, it's all engagement and it's important for channel growth.
 

Offline Muttley Snickers

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Re: I Give Up !!
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2016, 12:01:31 am »
The umbrella question referred to channels that have other peoples content and nothing of their own, in the light of day it turns out they are just playlist channels so no real issue, do playlist channels get a kickback of some type ?.
 

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Re: I Give Up !!
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2016, 11:55:49 am »
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The bl**dy Solar Roadways video is still the 'Featured EEVblog Video' at the top of the page...
The 'DIY Tesla Generator' advert at the bottom is covering the 'Advertise Here' section...
What happened to the links to other blogs, there is not even a link to EEVBlog2...

 

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Re: I Give Up !!
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2016, 07:58:45 pm »
I recall Dave saying in a video that he is most likely to read comments on the blog pages, so that's a good reason to start there – in case you'd like to comment to Dave directly. But the recent video doesn't have a page yet. Phooey!

 :popcorn:

I actually want this video to be a random one, so the content is different each someone visits, but I haven't figured out how to do this yet.

Dave, there's a stack exchange question which might help:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12831210/embedding-youtube-playlist-but-starting-from-random-video
« Last Edit: August 10, 2016, 08:04:47 pm by marshaul »
 


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