godix wrote:Try watching the first 30 seconds of Attack of the Otaku, Euphoria, or Naruto's Technique Beat and you'll notice it's pretty representative of the video as a whole. 30 seconds is 15% to 20% of most videos. If you've seen nothing to grab your attention in that significant of a percentage what are the odds you're going to like it if you finish it?
That may be true for the videos you mentioned, but there are a wider array of videos that require buildup. More specifically it's the ones that tell a story which require the viewer to really sit down and watch the video in its entirety before passing a judgment.
Such videos could include tayo's "Part of You, Shadow of Me", Nessephanie's "Sunrise" and kiarrens's "Ouran Day", all of which really need to be seen from beginning to end to fully appreciate the effort put into them. Just watching the first 30 seconds of each isn't exactly a sufficient time frame to really understand what's going on in the videos, at least not for all of them.
Once again I have to emphasis that I'm not trying to be ungrateful towards the admins for setting up this feature, but I don't want to see people simply judging a video after only watching the first 30 seconds of it. Of course, not everyone will be doing that (even when given the opportunity) but it seems to encourage people to pass a quick judgment on videos when otherwise would require some thought and consideration.