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You can now post YouTube videos in the forums

Post by Scott » October 4th, 2009, 11:44 am

I have added a new custom BBCode tag to the forums that will enable you to embed YouTube videos in your post.

To add a YouTube video to your post, first you must copy and paste the video's URL, which is shown in the gray box on the upper-left side of the YouTube page where the video is shown. Make sure to copy the "URL" field, not the "Embed" field. Second, paste just that URL in between YouTube tags: [yid=PUT VIDEO ID HERE[/tid] Finally, make sure to use the preview feature to check that your post will display correctly before posting it.

Let me show you an example. To post the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQBWGo7pef8

Use the following code:

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[yid=UQBWGo7pef8][/yid]
Which displays like this:
Please note, 90% of the time if you want to post a video, it belongs in the off-topic section. In the rare cases that a video could be part of a philosophical thread, it is against the forum rules to just post the video and ask for responses (see #10). You must post some of your own thoughts about the video, and every topic (in the on-topic parts for the forum) must contain some sort of philosophical argument or question in your own words, not just quoted or linked to. (For an example, check out this thread I made based on the video above. Namely, you can see how it contains more than just a video, how it is philosophical, and how a reader could still participate in the thread without watching the video.)

Also, posting a video or a link to a video as a reply in one of the on-topic philosophical sections of the forum is often not acceptable. People usually start threads to have discussions, not to be given a list of videos to watch.

Finally, please try to avoid posting more than one video or more than one link to videos in the same post. Users generally don't want to sift through lists of videos to be able to participate fully in a thread.

Thanks! Scott
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Post by NameRemoved » February 3rd, 2010, 9:22 am

Followed those instructions Scott but didn`t work for me?

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Post by Scott » February 3rd, 2010, 2:15 pm

Please copy and paste what you wrote here or PM it to me and I can tell you what you need to change.
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Post by Craniumonempty » September 7th, 2011, 11:18 pm

Scott wrote:Please copy and paste what you wrote here or PM it to me and I can tell you what you need to change.
I think all of the code you did might have been overwritten with the update (well, the youtube vid isn't showing on my screen and img size from another thread wasn't working). Hopefully, it was all just the BBCode stuff and not much of it.

Oh, if I can request a piece of bbcode

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[sub][/sub] for <sub></sub> in html
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[sup][/sup] for <sup></sup> in html
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Re: You can now post YouTube videos in the forums

Post by BruceD » September 27th, 2013, 10:29 am

Hi Scott, I looked at the post you refer to as an example of imbedding a video. But I found this line which does NOT use "yid" and is not resolved. Did you mean to do that?

...okay, it's not letting me type this url as written since I'm a new member. Here's a hint... (youtube)...youtube.../watch?v=UQBWGo7pef8(/youtube)

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Re: You can now post YouTube videos in the forums

Post by jerlands » February 10th, 2018, 4:55 pm

Scott wrote:
October 4th, 2009, 11:44 am
I have added a new custom BBCode tag to the forums that will enable you to embed YouTube videos in your post.

Thanks! Scott
This thread exists without an update but it appears the youtube function no longer is supported?
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Re: You can now post YouTube videos in the forums

Post by Scott » December 4th, 2018, 10:44 am

Embedded YouTube videos were recently not displaying in some internet browsers due to security protections on the browsers related to SSL. I have set the videos to be accessed via https, so the embedded YouTube videos should now be correctly showing again for those members using those browsers.
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