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Offline mmarlin

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Search before posting--Preventing Duplicate posts
« on: April 26, 2008, 05:50:07 PM »
6 pages and growing...gonna be tough to wade through when we get to 50, 100, etc.

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Re: How can we prevent duplicates?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2008, 06:16:34 PM »
Well, a good start would be to know that if it's posted by me on YouTube, it's already in the Video Vault. Otherwise, just do a quick search here--maybe look for a key word in the thread's title. I know some duplicates will occur; we're all human and we make mistakes. But please, if anyone feels a video is important enough to post in this section, then it's important enough for you to take the time to try to avoid duplicate posts. That's just a request for everyone in general, because I'd much rather spend my 'internet time' uploading new clips than going back through, locking, and eventually deleting duplicate posts. All that being said, duplicate posts aren't really a big deal to me unless someone just starts blindly going through adding new clips without making any effort to check. 

Everyone has done such a good job posting videos here so far.  We have an awesome collection here.  Keep it up!  :-)

By the way, if anyone has any other suggestions on preventing some of the duplicate posts, please feel free to make them here!
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Offline tpirfan28

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Re: How can we prevent duplicates?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2008, 06:40:28 PM »
The absolutely easiest way to prevent a duplicate is to do a very easy search...let's take the "Burton in a Showcase" clip, which is located at:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2tT4J6DoHzA

If you use this site's search function with the string of characters after "watch?v=", it will either yield a post or nothing.  If nothing, then it's 99% okay.  That other 1% is if there's multiple copies of the same clip on YouTube..they'll have different video strings.
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Re: How can we prevent duplicates?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2008, 07:08:08 PM »
Awesome! That was just the kind of 'technical response' I was hoping for. Thanks so much.

Offline spunker88

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Re: How can we prevent duplicates?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 05:10:43 PM »
Another thing i noticed that youtube does now that can prevent duplicates:

They list all the sites linking to a particular video.
Just go to Statistics and Data below the video.

So if you see a golden-road.net address under the sites linking to it, then you know its already here.
Of course, just like the above method, this wont work with duplicate videos on youtube.

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