dokidoki wrote:godix wrote:Kill the log in requirement for previews.
Then everyone will just watch videos logged out so they don't have to give them a star rating.
(For the moment I'm not saying whether mandatory stars are good or bad, just trying to illustrate a consequence of the decision)
Pwolf wrote:The problem stems from everything we've been saying in the State of the Org thread. The org isn't a place to watch videos, it's a catalog and the design of the website is focused on that aspect more then anything else. amvnews is a distribution site for amvs, so you're most likely going to get more views.
JaddziaDax wrote:I would like to keep star ratings but i think it would be cool if they weren't mandatory.
The complaints I usually hear about the org are these:
1. elitism, bashing, and general reputation stuff.
2. "people will steal my video and upload it to youtube!" in other words streaming only = better
3. uploading is haaaaaaaaaaaaaard
godix wrote:However, despite these suggestions, I think a large part is simply the community.
Mastamind wrote:I don't care for youtube, I hardly ever visit it anymore, but if someone wants a link to one of my videos I will give them the one on youtube. Nobody's going to create an account just to watch a video, and that's a shame because being able to download a video as a guest would only attract more members. Not that I think this system will actually be changed.
Mastamind wrote:I also uploaded my last video to amvnews, where it had a couple of pages of comments by the first day; I announced it here and I've gotten five replies after several days (no ops, no qcs).
Ikore wrote:<a class="linkification-ext" href="http://amvnews.ru/index.php?go=Files&in=view&id=1681&page=75" title="Linkification: http://amvnews.ru/index.php?go=Files&in ... 81&page=75">http://amvnews.ru/index.php?go=Files&in=view&id=1681&page=75</a>
now with a recent one, 453 org, 203 amv news
<a class="linkification-ext" href="http://amvnews.ru/index.php?go=Files&in=view&id=2496" title="Linkification: http://amvnews.ru/index.php?go=Files&in=view&id=2496">http://amvnews.ru/index.php?go=Files&in=view&id=2496</a>
godix wrote:...how to bring more focus on their videos.
Pwolf wrote:I gave up on trying to bring more focus to my videos a long time ago. I'm not Koopiskeva or Ileia or Nostromo, or Vlad or Tim or <insert name of really good editors>. I'm not going to generate a 7 page thread just because I put my name on it. and i'm not going to get a ton of hits in one day.
As i've mentioned before, this website focuses on/is designed around the data, not the content. While the content is there, it's hidden under layers of data.
. . .
So why does it seem like videos on AMVNews are getting more hits? Because its the way the website was designed to operate. It's designed to get people to watch videos. The org is designed to get people to click through several pages and read stuff before they click through more pages before they can watch videos.
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