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[–] althea_vestrid 6 points 1 year ago (4 children)

Personally I'd prefer to see politics videos allowed. Back in the early days of reddit, r/videos was full of politics videos with lots of engagement. Finally they sent all that to the r/politicalvideo ghetto to die. I always thought that was too bad.

[–] danc4498 3 points 1 year ago (1 children)

What was the reason given for removing politics? I think it's worth a try, but I bet the engagement quickly becomes too toxic to be worth it.

[–] althea_vestrid 1 points 1 year ago (1 children)

This thread explains the rationale: https://old.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/3sure8/introducing_rpoliticalvideo/

The end result of this was that all videos that had even a slight connection to politics were removed, and the politicalvideo subreddit never took off.

[–] danc4498 2 points 1 year ago

This makes sense... Allowing political videos invites people with agendas to abuse the ranking system to push that agenda. It could overshadow the promise of a community for cool videos on the internet.

[–] Molecular0079 3 points 11 months ago

Videos is such a broad category so I definitely understand the sentiment that political videos should be allowed as long as they're not peddling blatantly false agendas. Personally however, I find politics to be increasingly draining on the psyche and sometimes I just want a community where I can turn my brain off and enjoy some silly and quick laughs or some interesting factoids or mini docs, etc.

I guess it all depends on whether the community here wants c/videos to be lighthearted or a broader category.

[–] drmoose 1 points 1 year ago

I personally don't engage with politics online but I agree with you. More freedom is good for an a new community of such broad subject.

[–] AdamsGuitar 0 points 11 months ago

I’d prefer we didn’t allow political videos. I would like a place to be able to just enjoy a funny or interesting video without having to sit through some far-right or far-left propaganda piece. That doesn’t mean there’s no place for those but can we keep some areas free of the persistent alternating echo chambers?

[–] orientalsniper 5 points 11 months ago (1 children)

Can we force videos to be embedded? Sometimes I click on a video and it forces the page to go to the site.

[–] AdamsGuitar 2 points 11 months ago

This for sure!

[–] [email protected] 3 points 11 months ago

So far so good.

[–] danc4498 3 points 1 year ago

Just want to say that r/videos was my favorite sub. I went there daily to find things to watch.

I hope this community can replace that.

[–] Dazza 2 points 11 months ago (1 children)

This maybe a wefwef thing but most posts atm are just hyperlinks. Some have thumbnails but most don’t. It would be helpful if thumbnails always came up but again not sure if that’s related to wefwef

[–] YoBuckStopsHere 2 points 1 year ago (1 children)

I'd suggest a no political videos rule. Also you can expect specialized communities like IdiotsInCars to appear and linking to those communities would be helpful.

[–] mesamunefire 4 points 1 year ago (1 children)

I personally dont care about the no political rule as I think that politics might be ok here. But I love the idea of related communities in the community description. That used to be a fun rabbit hole when joining a new community on other sites.

[–] YoBuckStopsHere 1 points 1 year ago

Politics can be a bear to manage and takes moderators who resist the urge to side on a particular philosophy. Usually it is keeping comments from becoming insult matches. You can call a politician names, but not users in the community. Everyone is allowed their opinion unless it borders on violence, hate, or something illegal (because that gets the authorities involved).

[–] Dazza 1 points 11 months ago (1 children)

This maybe a wefwef thing but most posts atm are just hyperlinks. Some have thumbnails but most don’t. It would be helpful if thumbnails always came up but again not sure if that’s related to wefwef

[–] jimmydoreisalefty 1 points 6 months ago

FYI Duplicate post.