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Living Room / Youtube will hide dislike counts under all videos
« on: November 13, 2021, 07:31 AM »
A couple days ago, Youtube announced it will remove the dislike counts under videos, citing few reasons (or excuses). You can listen to the announcement video here: https://www.youtube..../watch?v=kxOuG8jMIgI [3:02]
In December they'll also restrict API access to dislike counts, with special treatment of select applicants (source: email).

Today, co-founder of Youtube, Jawed Karim commented under that video criticising the change:
Matt doesn't look excited because he knows it's the wrong decision.
-jawed 3 hours ago
Moreover, after 16 years of inactivity he changed the description of the famous first ever public video on Youtube "Me at the zoo" now featuring these lines (if memory serves me right, it never had a description):
When every YouTuber agrees that removing dislikes is a stupid idea, it probably is. Try again, YouTube 🤦‍♂️

Youtube dislike count founder jawed comment proof video-2021.11.13_13-09-30__firefox.png
Note: The commenter "A K" is not entirely wrong. Jawed's comment was near the very top shortly after posting. Now 3 hours in, it's hidden quite deep under "more comments". Had I not known of its existance, I'd not have found it again.

I totally disagree with the removal of dislike counts. Now whether you like it or not, but the trend started with Justin Bieber's "Baby" in 2010 and it was hilarious for those participating in the culture at the time. Though soon this entire list will be historical: https://en.wikipedia...liked_YouTube_videos Last but not least the curious case of sympathy with the official White House channel.
No, the actual reasons for me as a viewer are practical. Once you step outside of your subscription list (something YT too tries to abolish), like searching for a video to resolve a problem - the like/dislike ratio becomes a very helpful tool to not waste your time on absolute dumpster fire of poor/spam videos. Many desktop users have been using browser extensions to display that ratio under thumbnails.
Google's sole motive is probably their 'engagement' or viewing duration metric. To me its wasted time spent on an unhelpful/misleading video, to them it's monetizable time when they can insert more adverts. If it is about nicer human interaction for them... well comments are still there by default. People are people and hiding the dislike button will not remove negative commentary per se.

The channel owners always have had these options:
  • Disable likes & dislikes
  • Disable comments
Instead of adding another option to that list (only disable dislikes), Youtube made it mandatory for all. They must've really wanted it not to be optional.
What do you think?

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Site/Forum Features / Forum Digests are sent even when empty
« on: March 15, 2021, 07:00 PM »
Hi, it's been a while.
I enabled "For topics and boards I've requested notification on, notify me: [Daily]" in my profile and noticed that this also sends a totally empty e-mail when nothing has happened. This seems like an oddity of this forum software? On other boards I've visited, this usually means "send me notification updates at most once per day when something happened"  :huh:

Now I've set it to just "instantly", that's gotta do it then  ;D

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The title says it all. The bug is not persistent, but occured ~80% of the time to me.

Steps:
1) Take a screenshot
2) Select an area
3) Try to pixelate inside the area
4) Look for text "shining" through the pixelated area

1st attachment: Original screenshot
[ Invalid Attachment ]  // I don't know,  [ attach ] doesn't seem to work?

2nd attachment: Pixelated screenshot
[ Invalid Attachment ]

3rd: How it looks like in Screenshot Captor
[ Invalid Attachment ]


PS: Another small bug: Using screenshot name template "%customdate%__%filename%" works on other programs (%filename% on Explorer.exe = "explorer") but doesn't work for me on Screenshot Captor itself (equals nothing, like the 3rd attachment)

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Screenshot Captor / [Outdated] SSC + Dropbox + AutoIT = awesomeness
« on: August 25, 2013, 04:21 PM »
UPD 2018: Dropbox has permanently and indefinitely disabled Public folders for all users. This has no use anymore.

I didn't know exactly where to post this; move the thread if I was wrong.

The first time I saw ScreenshotCaptor, I wondered how powerful this tool is and why almost nobody uses it. While the second question remains unanswered, we will make use of SC's customization.
This is not a real tutorial (How-to), but rather a way how I did that and some help for you to get more or less the same result.


Note: As of 4th October 2012 registered Dropbox users no longer receive a 'public' folder automatically (read https://www.dropbox.com/help/16/ and https://www.dropbox....enable_public_folder)


As you know SC has 3 ways to upload your screenshot:
  • built-in uploader (imageshack / imm.io)
  • ShareX
  • Custom Uploader Tool

But I didn't like any of these:
1) I don't want to have my screens to be spread over the Internet by uploading them to all kinds of sites
2) I didn't want to install any additional software
3) Same as 2

...but I had Dropbox. One of many (nowadays) cloud services. Simple and fast. Since I mainly make screenshots to share them (with friends or whoever) I decided to save all screenshots into the dropbox folder.
It was pretty good although not really "user-friendly", because:
1) I had to right-click on SC (which is permanently hidden on my toolbar)
2) then "Explore at screenshot directory",
3) scroll down to the latest screenshot
4) right-click to copy Public link (see note)
5) paste it.

A long, annoying way just to get a link, isn't it? I did that work for every screenshot I wanted to share since February this year until I found out that SC lets you to run a program after capturing.

So I thought why not automatically put a ready link to the clipboard?
It was really simple to do in AutoItw (11 lines, including customization | Source code avaible in the attachment).

How it works:
  • You make a screenshot that will be saved in your dropbox folder
  • SC runs your script (.exe)
  • The script puts a ready-to-paste URL into your clipboard
  • ???
  • PROFIT!

How to make it work with Dropbox:
  • Make sure you have a Public folder
  • Set the screenshot folder to be inside your public folder
  • Go to Basic Capturing/Post-capture Options
  • Enable "Commandlines to run" and
  • Put path to the .exe [space] %file% [space] [your URL / prefix]   (see screenshot in the attachments for an example)
D:\GameZone2\Au3\ScreenshotCaptor\ScreenCaptor_1.2_x64.exe %file% https://dl.dropbox.com/u/99999999/screenshots/
Note: You need to replace the '999999' with YOUR ID and everything afterwards is the path to your screenshot folder.

Enjoy your instant screenshots!

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